Axis Communications has announced plans to develop its own explosion-protected surveillance cameras and devices through a new subsidiary, Axis Ex AB.
With the new company’s quality management system in compliance with the appropriate international standards, Axis can manufacture and sell its own explosion-protected equipment certified according to ATEX, IECEx, METLabs and other global certifications. The first explosion-protected cameras models from Axis will be available in summer 2021. Working with manufacturing partners, Axis has provided a broad portfolio of explosion-protected network cameras since 2015. With market growth and the benefits of explosion-protected cameras being recognized in numerous industry sectors, the move represents a significant step to create explosion-protected devices across its product portfolio. Axis can now take full responsibility for the design and quality of the product, from drawing board to delivery, to service and support.