Axis Launches Z-Wave IP Camera

Author: 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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