Security Today recognised Axis Communications with Gold Govies Government Security Award for 2017

The AXIS Q8631-E PT Thermal Network Camera took home a gold win in the Video Surveillance Cameras IP category of the 2017 Security Today Govies Government Security Awards.

Chelmsford, Mass. U.S.A., 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Axis Communications, the global leader in network video, has been honored by Security Today magazine as a gold winner of The Govies Government Security Award for 2017 for its AXIS Q8631-E PT Thermal Network Camera in the Video Surveillance Cameras IP category. The awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories. Platinum and gold designations were announced during the ISC West Expo at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Designed specifically for the most challenging conditions, the AXIS Q8631-E PT Thermal Network Camera is equipped with pan/tilt mobility reducing the number of fixed thermal cameras needed to cover a single area. The AXIS Q8631-E also offers shock detection, which sends an alarm if it detects vandalism. The thermal imaging allows users to see people and objects more clearly in a variety of light conditions, from pitch dark areas to a sunlit parking lot making it perfect for outdoor installation. Additionally, its Arctic Temperature Control allows the camera to safely start up and operate in temperatures as low as -40°C/°F and up to 55°C/131°F.

“At Axis Communications we understand the unique needs and challenges associated with securing government facilities and strive to create products that adhere to those needs,” says Fredrik Nilsson, Vice President, Americas, Axis Communications, Inc. “Receiving a gold Govies award is wonderful recognition for the hard work we put into creating quality products and solutions for our many government customers.”

“The Govies is an amazing product recognition program whereby companies in the security industry can highlight their technology and solutions that work flawlessly within the government vertical,” said Ralph C. Jensen, editor in chief of Security Today magazine and “We received 28% more entries this year, which also corresponds with the need to provide better security options not only at the federal level but also at the state and municipal level of government. I believe these products and solutions only prove that the government relies heavily on the technology advances in the private sector.”

An independent panel of judges from the security industry selected the top entries in the 2017 categories and named them winners using criteria including Features, Innovation, User Friendliness, Interoperability, Quality, Design, Market Opportunity, Impact in the Security Industry, Technical Advances, and Scalability.

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About Axis Communications
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform – delivering high value to customers through a global partner network. Axis has long-term relationships with partners and provides them with knowledge and ground-breaking network products in existing and new markets.

Axis has more than 2,100 dedicated employees in more than 50 countries around the world, supported by a global network of over 80,000 partners. Founded in 1984, Axis is a Sweden-based company listed on NASDAQ Stockholm under the ticker AXIS. For more information about Axis, please visit our website

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