Axis network audio systems are complete high-quality audio systems you can use in various situations:

  1. To improve security on your premises with event-triggered announcements and direct callouts.
  2. To make live or scheduled announcements in different zones, at the right time and right place.
  3. To create ambiance with easy and flexible scheduling of great-sounding background music.
Sight and Sound

Audio is a natural companion to security surveillance cameras. By adding network audio to a video surveillance solution you can help to prevent criminal actions.  For example, a speaker connected to an alarm system can be automatically triggered to play an audio message or enable operators to remotely address a potential intruder. Once an alert has been triggered by the camera, an automatic, pre-recorded message can be immediately played, warning the intruder to leave the premises. Hearing a spoken message is much more effective at deterring criminals than just the sound of a traditional siren.

Adding network audio to a video surveillance solution can help to prevent criminal actions and the need to call security guards or even the police.

Public address & logical zone management

The latest developments in network audio means each speaker has its own IP address and can be individually addressed on the network. By using Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology , one standard network cable is all that is needed  to both connect and power each speaker to the existing standard network infrastructure. This means one speaker can be selected either in isolation or added to from multiple groups as needed.  This makes it possible to play and schedule audio content, such as live announcements or scheduled reminders like bells, to specific groups.  As well as helping to create more targeted broadcasts, the use of network audio streamlines the maintenance and management of the audio systems.


The latest developments in network audio means each speaker has its own IP address and can be individually addressed on the network.

Sound quality 

Another area of audio is the quality of the sound produced by network speakers, especially in the hospitality and retail sector where customer experience is a priority. A new way of delivering high quality audio – especially over long distance – is by sending the audio signal digitally all the way to the speaker via the network. Each speaker contains a digital signal processor, which tunes the signal using advanced equalization, filtering and compression. This clarifies voice and optimizes music to ensure the highest quality sound. By not relying on traditional cables, the audio data can be far away, yet not lose any quality through delivery to the speaker’s location. This is ideal in retail environments, for example where stores may be scattered all over the country – or multiple countries – yet should all be playing the same music. It means head office can centrally control all background music, safe in the knowledge they are not compromising on the quality of the audio – and therefore customer experience – across all their stores.

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With over 30 years of experience in the security industry, Compass has grown its offering to encompass a broad range of both commodity and high-end integrated solutions.