Axis Non-IP Camera / DVR Kit Is Here

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 17, 2015

Back to the future?

If you can't beat em, join em?

Axis has a new release, the F34 Surveillance System which is unlike any 'system' Axis has released.

In this note, we examine the main strengths and weaknesses of this offering for its intended market of 'small stores and offices'.

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