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AstraZeneca partners with Axis Communications

AstraZeneca partners with Axis Communications

AstraZeneca Partners With Axis Communications

CHELMSFORD, Mass. – AstraZeneca, a global biopharmaceutical company, and Axis Communications today announced new surveillance upgrades to AstraZeneca’s research and development (R&D) center in Gaithersburg, Md.

This partnership will improve campus security and lab safety, while also enhancing operational efficiency and augmenting sustainability efforts according to Axis. AstraZeneca’s Gaithersburg campus is one of four global R&D centers, is home to around 3,500 employees, and is responsible for groundbreaking developments in life-changing medicine for millions of patients around the world the company wrote in its release.

The campus is comprised of 10 buildings, spans 1.4 million square feet and includes offices, laboratories, manufacturing facilities and more. After deciding their security needed to be upgraded, AstraZeneca chose to partner with Axis Communications to meet the needs of their work environment. The upgrades will replace the video management system (VMS) with new features and capabilities that transform the way the security department supports the Gaithersburg campus.

“It was important for AstraZeneca to have a surveillance solution that can keep pace with our innovative work environment, ultimately elevating our operational processes and enabling smarter space planning,” said Brooks Cucuel, Director of Regional Security – Americas for AstraZeneca. “The deployment of Axis Communications’ technology has had a direct, positive impact on our operations – including improved office and lab space planning, manufacturing team training, emergency evacuation drills, and enhanced safety and security. We now have access to advanced functionality and analytical capabilities that did not exist with our previous system.”

Axis Communications said that the deployment of AXIS Camera Station in conjunction with Axis multisensor cameras and analytics has had a direct impact on how the Gaithersburg campus operates and helps to inform critical decisions daily. Features of its re-imagined video management system include the AXIS Camera Station, Axis high-speed pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras, motion detection triggers, analytics, AXIS 3D People Counters, and AXIS Object Analytics.

“We are immensely proud to partner with AstraZeneca to provide security and business intelligence solutions for their Gaithersburg campus,” said Paul Winsker, Mid-Atlantic Business Area Director at Axis Communications. “We know innovation is at the forefront for AstraZeneca, and its employees are dedicated to making strides for the biopharmaceutical industry. With an advanced R&D campus and thousands of employees, it was important for AstraZeneca to get more out of their security systems than just surveillance footage. We are proud to work with the AstraZeneca security team in providing them the tools they need to support the Gaithersburg campus in ways that enhance not just their safety and security, but their operational efficiency as well.”

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