AXIS Camera Companion

The easiest way to network video surveillance


Mobile devices

Apps for viewing cameras on the AXIS Camera Companion system from your mobile device:

iPhone/iPad Axis mobile viewing app for iPhone and iPad
Link to Google play Axis mobile viewing app for Android devices
iPhone/iPad BrightSentry iPhone/iPad viewer
iPhone/iPad EyeSpyFX iPhone/iPad viewer
EyeSpyFX Android viewer

App for streaming video from a camera on the AXIS Camera Companion system via your mobile device to a standard public view monitor (PVM):

iPhone/iPad EyeSpyFX PVM for iPad/iPhone

Supported Axis network video cameras

  AXIS F Series

AXIS M1004-W*

AXIS M1013

AXIS M1014

AXIS M1025

AXIS M1033-W*

AXIS M1034-W*

AXIS M1054*

AXIS M11 Series*

AXIS M2014-E

AXIS M30 Series
(AXIS M3014*)

AXIS M31-R Series*

AXIS M31-VE Series*

AXIS M32 Series*

AXIS M50 series

AXIS P12 Series

AXIS P13 Series

AXIS P14 Series

AXIS P32 Series
AXIS P33 Series
(AXIS P3301/04/-V *)

AXIS P39 Series

AXIS P54 Series

AXIS P55 Series

AXIS P56 Series

AXIS P85 Series*

AXIS Q16 Series

AXIS Q17 Series

AXIS Q19 Series

AXIS Q29 Series

AXIS Q35 Series

AXIS Q60 Series


Supported Axis network video encoders

  AXIS M7010

AXIS M7014

AXIS M7016

AXIS P7214

AXIS P7210

AXIS P7216

AXIS P7224*

AXIS Q7401

AXIS Q7404*

AXIS Q7406*

AXIS Q7411

AXIS Q7414 *

AXIS Q7424-R
Since these products do not support SD cards, a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device is required.
NOTE: AXIS Camera Companion is compatible with devices with firmware 5.40 or higher installed. Not sure about your firmware? Please visit firmware page for version.

SD cards

AXIS Camera Companion records video to SD/SDHC-cards in the network cameras. A 64 GB SD-card can typically store more than a month of video.

More details: Edge storage

Reference product Size Speed class
SanDisk Extreme SDHC-card 32 GB 10 or higher
 SanDisk Extreme SDXC-card 64 GB 10 or higher

NOTE: There are limits for how many times you can rewrite an SD-card. Enhanced memory cards like SanDisk Extreme are better suited for demanding applications, such as professional 24/7 surveillance applications. Lower graded consumer SD cards, mainly suitable for multimedia applications, will in many cases also work just as fine, but the bigger variation in quality and durability of these cards makes them less suitable. When using the AXIS Camera Companion default settings, the lifespan of a SanDisk Extreme SD-card is likely to be several years

See the network camera/video encoder specification for product specific details on supported SD cards.

Network-Attached Storage (NAS)

When longer retention time is needed and/or the system comprises of a large number of video channels, the AXIS Camera Companion supports Network-Attached Storage (NAS) recording. This also allows cameras without edge storage support to be part of an AXIS Camera Companion system, and record video to the NAS

Reference products System type
QNAP TS-x31 Series up to 8 cameras
QNAP TS-x51 Series   up to 16 cameras
Synology DS214   up to 16 cameras
Buffalo LS420DS (NVR)*   up to 8 cameras
Buffalo TS5200DS (NVR)*   up to 16 cameras

Uninterruptible Power Source (UPS)

In locations with unreliable power, a UPS can be a good investment to ensure maximum uptime. This is particularly beneficial for an AXIS Camera Companion system that uses Power over Ethernet to power its cameras over the network, since a single UPS can then be used to secure not only the network equipment but also all the cameras in the system – a clear advantage over analog DVR-based systems.


A Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch provides power to cameras over the network, removing the need for separate power cables.

Reference product PoE ports LAN ports
Netgear GS108PE 4 4
Netgear FS116P 8 8


A router is typically used whenever wireless cameras are used, wireless local access is required or when remote access is enabled. Routers with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) simplifies installation of Axis’ wireless cameras. Routers with UPnP simplify the setup of remote access to a system.

Reference product
Netgear N300 (WNR2000)
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