Axis Companion – Video Management Software

Video surveillance made simple

  • Easy and intuitive surveillance
  • Secure remote access to video
  • Mobile app for freedom of use
  • Quick, simplified system set-up
  • Scalable and future proof

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Axis Companion Line – Easy Installation


Video surveillance made simple

  • Easy and intuitive surveillance
  • Secure remote access to video
  • Mobile app for freedom of use
  • Quick, simplified system set-up
  • Scalable and future proof

Optimized for basic surveillance needs

AXIS Companion video management software is designed for small businesses needing to monitor their premises, people and assets. It offers quick and easy system setup and intuitive operation.

Available at any time, from anywhere

Axis Secure Remote Access technology allows users easy access to live or recorded video even from remote directly on a mobile device or PC with no need for network or router configuration.

Protects the customer’s investment

AXIS Companion is a future-proof solution that scales seamlessly up to 16 cameras per location. It offers tight integration with all products in the AXIS Companion Line at the same time as it offers the full flexibility of Axis’ complete product portfolio.

AXIS Companion video surveillance solution

  • Professional end-to-end solution leveraging Axis quality
  • Affordable cameras, recorders, software and accessories
  • Designed to meet the requirements of the small business segment
  • Video surveillance that scales to match changing business needs

View the video to discover the benefits of the AXIS Companion solution, and how AXIS Companion Line scales to match changing business needs.

A complete solution

The solution is built around the AXIS Companion video management software which allows users to view live or recorded video at their premises or even remotely from another location.

Video surveillance is set up using the dedicated AXIS Companion IP-cameras that connect to the AXIS Companion Recorder, an 8-channel network video recorder with built in PoE switch allowing 1-2 months of recording.

Axis Companion series of cameras contain all the superior image quality of an Axis camera without the requirement of expensive recording equipment.

Performance meets affordability.

 System recommendations

  • OS: Windows 8 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Graphics card: 256 MB onboard video memory
  • Note! Always use the latest graphics card driver
  • Network: 100 Mbps
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Supported Axis network cameras

AXIS Companion video management software supports all Axis network cameras, with firmware version 5.50 or newer.

Supported Axis network video encoders

AXIS Companion video management software supports all Axis video encoders, with firmware version 5.50 or newer.

SD cards

AXIS Companion records video to SD cards onboard the Axis IP-cameras. The recommended card is AXIS Surveillance microSDXC Card 64 GB which is a high performing Edge storage solution optimized for video surveillance applications.

Network video recorder

For longer retention time needed and when the system comprises of a larger number of video channels, the AXIS Companion Recorder is the recommended solution. It supports up to 8 Axis cameras and also provides PoE to the cameras.

Uninterruptible Power Source (UPS)

In locations with unreliable power, a UPS can be a good investment to ensure maximum uptime. This is particularly beneficial for an AXIS Companion system that uses Power over Ethernet to power its cameras over the network, since a single UPS can then be used to secure not only the network equipment but also all the cameras in the system – a clear advantage over analog DVR-based systems.


A Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch provides power to cameras over the network, removing the need for separate power cables. AXIS Companion Switch provides PoE for up to 4 Axis cameras.


A router is typically used whenever wireless cameras are used, wireless local access is required or when remote access is enabled. Routers with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) simplifies installation of Axis’ wireless cameras. Routers with UPnP simplify the setup of remote access to a system.

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Axis does not make any commitments or promises regarding quality, performance or other features with respect to the presented third party products. Axis cannot be held responsible for the correctness or completeness of the information included here. The information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.

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