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The network video product company Axis Communications has been awarded full membership of SbD (Secured by Design), part of the Police Crime Prevention Initiatives’ (PCPI) group of crime prevention bodies. Membership was awarded after 15 of Axis’ network video products were accredited for achieving SBD’s Police Preferred Specification (PPS) standards for security.
The PCPI SBD as set up in 1989 works with police forces and industry suppliers to create standards of crime prevention equipment, with the aim of reducing both the risk and fear of crime. SBD requires products to be tested or certified independently before it is prepared to consider them for its PPS accreditation.
Atul Rajput, Regional Director Northern Europe at Axis Communications says: “Axis is driven by a vision to constantly innovate for a smarter and safer world. Having SBD accreditation provides customers who are procuring security equipment and video surveillance technology with that extra level of knowledge that Axis products are proven and trusted. We have worked hard to ensure that all of our products deliver to the highest standards, for both enterprise and small business.
“Axis has worked hard to ensure it has a safe and secure platform for network video. Axis engineers pride themselves on designs that make device management and issuing firmware updates simple, but fully protected against malicious hackers and online criminals. Once IP video is securely installed on the network it can be combined with other data sources to deliver real insights for smarter living.”
And Guy Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, Secured by Design says: “We welcome Axis as a full member to what is a select group of companies that have demonstrated the necessary criteria to meet our strict standards for SBD accreditation. The role of network video surveillance is increasingly vital for communities across the UK and it is important that vendors such as Axis are proving that this technology can be built and deployed in a responsible and reliable way.”
Axis products that have achieved the PPS accreditation include devices from the AXIS Companion range of indoor and outdoor cameras, plus thermal and radar imaging equipment, and the Axis Network Horn Speaker, pictured.