AXIS Camera Station is a monitoring and recording system optimized to take full advantage of Axis network cameras and video encoders.
The installation file includes AXIS Cameras Station Client and AXIS Camera Station Server. AXIS Cameras Station Client provides access to recordings and live video. AXIS Camera Station Server handles all communication with cameras, video encoders, and auxiliary devices in the system.
AXIS Camera Station Client can be installed on the same computer as the server and it can also be separately installed on different computers. We recommend that you install AXIS Camera Station Server on a dedicated computer for best performance and stability.
Install AXIS Camera Station
When you download AXIS Camera Station you can choose between three different installers:
An exe file for a full server and client installation. The setup assistant lets you choose between server or client or both.
An msi file for a full server and client installation.
An msi file for a client installation only.
- Make sure you have full administrator rights on the computer you want to install AXIS Camera Station on.
- When you upgrade AXIS Camera Station to a newer version, the background service will stop and there will be no recordings during the upgrade. The background service will start automatically after the upgrade.
Go to https://www.axis.com/products/axis-camera-station/overview, sign in with your MyAxis account, and download your preferred installer for the latest version of AXIS Camera Station.
Double-click the downloaded file and click Yes to allow it to make changes to your device.
Follow the on-screen instructions in the setup assistant.
Upgrade AXIS Camera Station
- If your current version is earlier than 4.31.018, you must first upgrade to version 5.24 because the database is upgraded after version 5.24. Then you can upgrade to the latest version.
- If your current version is 4.31.018 or later, you can directly upgrade to the latest version.
- Old SDK support is completely removed since version 5.45. For integrations using the old SDK, contact your integration provider for an upgraded integration.
In AXIS Camera Station Service Control, click Stop to stop the service.
Go to https://www.axis.com/axis-camera-station/download/list and download the version you want to upgrade to.
Install AXIS Camera Station. Select Install current version if you are not installing the latest version.
For more information, see the following files:
Move AXIS Camera Station
After installation of AXIS Camera Station, you can move it to another server and upgrade to a later version at the same time.
When you move an AXIS Camera Station installation, make sure that you use the same Service Control settings on the new server including server name, proxy settings, database backup folder, and ports. If you need certificates, remember to enable them on the new server.
Install AXIS Camera Station on the new server. See Install AXIS Camera Station.
If the version on the old server is earlier than 4.31.018, you can only install the same version or a version no later than 5.24 on the new server. Because the database must be upgraded to version 5.24 first, then you can upgrade to the latest version.
If the version on the old server is 4.31.018 or later, you can install the same version or any later version on the new server.
On both servers, go to AXIS Camera Station Service Control and click Stop to stop the service.
Move the main database files under
C:\ProgramData\AXIS Communication\AXIS Camera Station Serverto the same location on the new server. See Database files.
If you use AXIS Camera Station Secure Entry, move SecureEntry.db under
C:\ProgramData\Axis Communications\AXIS Camera Station Secure Entry Serviceto the same location on the new server.
Move your recordings in the recording location specified under Configuration > Storage > Management to the same location on the new server.
On the new server:
Start AXIS Camera Station service.
Start AXIS Camera Station client.
Log on to the server using the current user or other Windows user.
Enter password for the devices under Configuration > Devices > Management.
Need more help?
Contact support at axis.com/support.