OnSSI News

Cybersecurity: What is its role with video surveillance?

Lack of cybersecurity of video systems made headlines in 2016. The Mirai cyberattack that year impacted Internet service on the East Coast of the United States and kept several high-profile websites offline. Cybersecurity attacks later in the day were more global in nature. The cyberattacks were carried out by a botnet, a network of bots, which are software applications (in this case, computer viruses) that communicate with each other and run tasks automatically over the Internet. IP-enabled c...

7 steps to make VMS system design and installation easier

For those of you old enough to remember, video matrix switchers were once the heyday of surveillance camera control. These cumbersome antiques were at the heart of every major video surveillance system (CCTV at the time) in premier gaming properties, government installations and corporate industrial complexes. They required more physical labour to construct and configure than perhaps the pyramids – maybe not – but you get the picture. And then digital video made its way in to the ma...

Qognify completes acquisition of On-Net Surveillance Systems and SeeTec GmbH

Qognify - the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for physical security and enterprise incident management - announced that it has completed the acquisition of the IP video management software (VMS) company - On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI), including the pioneer of IP video technology - SeeTec GmbH. Backed by the global investment firm Battery Ventures, Qognify announced the agreement on December 22, 2018 and the deal closed on December 28, 2018. Expanding geographic reach Wi...

Qognify acquires On-net Surveillance Systems and SeeTec GmbH to expand global network

Qognify - the trusted advisor and technology solution provider for Physical Security and Enterprise Incident Management - announces that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc. (OnSSI) and the OnSSI company - SeeTec GmbH. In bringing these award-winning technology solution portfolios together under one roof - including Qognify VisionHub, OnSSI Ocularis and SeeTec Cayuga - Qognify becomes one of the largest VMS, Video Analytics, PSIM and critical inciden...

Advanced VMS security solutions take investigations to new heights

Video surveillance systems have proven to not only be a deterrent to crime, but are also now being used to collect data points to actually help detect abnormal behaviours which can alert authorities of potentially evolving situations. In either case, recorded video is critical for investigations to provide all but irrefutable evidence to prove or disprove that an incident took place and the identity of the individuals involved.  Sounds like a pragmatic approach that’s quite simple in...

OnSSI to showcase latest Ocularis VMS platform, RecOn5 NVR and servers at GSX 2018

OnSSI, provider of Video Management Software (VMS) solutions, is publicly debuting the latest enhancements to its powerful Ocularis 5.6 VMS platform and new RecOn5 Pre-loaded NVRs and Servers here at GSX 2018 (booth #2263). The latest release of Ocularis 5.6 enhances overall VMS performance and operator functionality, delivers heightened system security with fortified dual authentication measures and provides enhanced mobile and web access capabilities. The company’s RecOn5 Pre-loaded NVR...

OnSSI provides a hardening guide for network video surveillance to protect enterprises from cybersecurity threats

OnSSI, a provider of advanced Video Management System (VMS) open platform solutions – is offering a free highly-informative guidebook entitled, ‘Hardening Guide for Networked Video Surveillance Systems,’ to help enterprises protect their systems from potential cybersecurity threats. The free downloadable guide provides specific recommendations on hardening video surveillance systems by applying proven cybersecurity initiatives. “Hardening surveillance systems is a necess...

OnSSI to showcase RecOn5 Pre-loaded NVR and servers at GSX 2018

RecOn5 Pre-loaded NVRs and Servers from Video Management Software (VMS) provider OnSSI on display here at GSX 2018 (booth #2263) deliver unmatched performance, integration, ease of deployment and cost-efficiency for a myriad of applications. RecOn5 NVRs are pre-loaded with Ocularis NVR software for stand-alone operation, and RecOn5 Servers are designed for easy expansion of existing Ocularis VMS installations. “The demand for integrated VMS appliances continues to grow as users look for m...