Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E)

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Jul 19, 2017

Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations.

We bought and tested Axis' compact door station, the A8105-E, checking:

  • Audio quality
  • Echo cancellation
  • Noise reduction
  • VMS integration
  • WDR performance
  • Low light image quality

And more. See our full results inside.

Note: This is our first test of a video intercom. We plan to expand this coverage in the future. Comment with your suggestions/requests below.

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Comments (29)

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