Axis Launches Z-Wave IP Camera

By: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 31, 2018

Z-Wave is big in home automation but not in video surveillance.

Now, Axis is announcing their first camera with Z-Wave built in, the M5065, a "palm-sized" PTZ which may be integrated with four wireless devices to trigger events and control connected devices.

But is Z-Wave a good idea for IP cameras? Is Axis early or just making a mistake?

In this note, we look at the features of this new model, its potential applications, competitive options, and future outlook.

[[Note: We have tested this camera and its Z-Wave accessories. See our full test report.]]

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********** * ***** *** dome, ~*" ** ********, 1080p **********, **** * 5x ******* **** **** (14° - **° ****). The ****** ** ***** for ****** *** **** (IP54) *** ** *** IK ****** *****.

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  • *****-** *-**** *****:**** *******, *** ***** includes ** **-***** *-**** radio ********** *-**** **** devices **** *** ** security ****. ** ** six ******* (****** *** outputs) *** ** *********/**********.
  • ********** *********:*** ****** ******** ****** detection *** ****** *******, the ***** **** ******* to **** ***** *** analytics, ** **** ** Axis *** *.

*** ****** *** ** MSRP ** $*** *** and ** ******** ** ship ** ** ****.

Z-Wave ***********

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**** **** *** ****** is ********** **** ***** sensors *** **/*** *******, not **** *** **** devices ****** ****, ** other *************' **** ** contacts *** ** ****, and **-**** ********/***** **** instead ** ****-** ******* if ******.

Atypical *-**** ***

****' ********* ** *-**** sensors ** ***** ****** events ** ********. *-**** is **** ***** **** in **** ********** *******, for ******** *** ******* control, ** **** ** basic ******** ********* **** as ****** *** ****/****** sensors.

*******, ********** ******** ******* typically *** *********** ********, not *-****, ** ******* Z-Wave ******** **** **** subject ** ******* *************** and ******* ***** ********* it **** *** ** critical ********.

Z-Wave **

*** ***** *** ****' wireless *********** *** ******* Z-Wave's ************** * (**) *********, ***** ******** ***-**-*** encryption, ****** *** *********, and ********** ******* ***** intended ** ********* *************** such ***** ** *** ****** attacks.

*-**** ** ** **** beginning ** *** **** use ** ******** ******* where *********** ******** **** often *** ****. *** example, **** *** ********* their ******** *********** ** **. ** expect ** *** **** S2-based ******** ******* **** time.

Potential ************

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***** *** ***** **** its ********** ******** ******* may ****** *** ****** of ******* ******** ** cover ******** ******. *******, users ****** ** ******* of *** *** ****** when ******* *** ****** and *******:

  • ***** ******** **********:** ******** ****** *** too **** *** ******* triggered **********, *** ***** may **** *** ******* from ***** ** ***** to ******* ****** ***** of *** *** ********.
  • ****** *** ** ****:******* * ****** ***** in *** ****** ** a **** *** ******* poor ******* ** ********, furniture, *******, ** ***** obstacles ********* ** ********** block ***** ** *** object/area ******* ** *** sensor.

Axis ******* ***** ***********

**** **** ******** ***** this *** * “******** alarm”, ****** "*** *** sense ** ******** *** send ** ***** ** the ******, *** ****** sends ** *** ***** plug “**** ** *** light” *** ****** *** PTZ ** ***** *** PIR *** ********* *** can **** ***** **** video ** *** ********."

Few *********** ****** *******

***** *** *** *********** options *** *-**** ******* cameras.

  • ********/***** ********* ******* ** ***° cameras **** *****-** *-**** hub. *******, ***** ******* are ***** ********* *******, not ***, *** ** not ********* **** ***** VMSes, ***** *****'* *** cloud *******.
  • *********'* ******** ***** ***** announced ******* ** ** *** 2016, ***** ******** * built-in *-**** *****, *** has ***** *** ******* this ***** ** ***** America. ************, ** **** Piper, ***** ******* *** generally *** ********** **** other *********.

Vs. *-**** ********** *******

***** *** ***** *** include **** ******** ** control/automation ******* **** *******************, *** *** ****** limit ******** ** **** controlling **** ***** ** facilities, ***** ********* ******* higher ****** ****** *** more ****** *******. ************, the ****** **** *** support *-**** *********** ** locks, *** ******** ******** on ******* ****.

Outlook/Future *********

**** ** ****** ** gain **** ******** ** the ***** *** ** its *-**** ************ *** low ***** (*** * PTZ), ********** **** **** tech-savvy *****, *** ** unlikely ** *** ********** use *** ** *** relatively *** **** ************ and **** ** ***** low *****/** ***** ***** in ***** **** ******.

****** ****** *** ** upcoming, **** *****, ********* on ******** ******** *** uptake ** *** *****.

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Comments (22)

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