Axis launches large scale network door controller


Organisations requiring large-scale multi-site access control installations can now meet their needs through the newly launched Axis A1601 Network Door Controller – it has the ability to manage a large number of doors, and quickly process up to 70,000 credentials.

Based on open standards, the door controller easily integrates with other hardware and software, and alongside the existing Axis A1001 Network Door Controller, completes a comprehensive access control solution for organisations of any scale. Every organisation has an individual access control requirement, and as the scale of a business grows, so does the complexity of its access control needs. Different levels of security within a building or site, hundreds if not thousands of credentials to manage and process, and integration of different hardware and software from multiple vendors all add to this complexity.

Axis A1601 Network Door Controller is a smart, independent device installed by each door which gives ultimate scalability in access control. Being based on open standards and compliant with ONVIF Profiles A and C, Axis A1601 allows users to mix and match best-of-breed hardware and software and integrate door control with other systems such as video surveillance, intrusion detection, network audio, and time and attendance systems.

Axis A1601 is built around a powerful processor, optimized for the processing of large databases of user credentials. It features high power output, more storage and memory than its sister product, Axis A1001, two relays and four supervised I/O ports. Based on the same platform as Axis network cameras – and therefore designed to be part of a secure network system – Axis A1601 is powered by PoE+, resulting in easy installation and less cabling to power up locks, card readers and other auxiliary devices. If the connection to the server is lost, Axis A1601 can still manage the credentials’ database in its offline mode.