ONVIF News

ONVIF celebrates 10th anniversary as a provider of interoperability standards to the physical security market

ONVIF, renowned global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is proud to celebrate its 10th anniversary, capping off a decade of growth and rising influence as a provider of interoperability standards to the physical security market. Beginning with a small group of competitive manufacturers who joined forces in 2008 and growing to 500 ONVIF member companies, ONVIF continues to refine and promote its specifications for interoperability between security technology dev...

How can you get the most out of ISC West?

A big trade show, such as the upcoming ISC West, has a lot to offer for attendees. If anything, a big show has “too much” to offer; there is certainly more to experience than any one person could get around to. How, then, can attendees maximise the value they get out of ISC West? For advice, we go to our Expert Panel Roundtable, all seasoned veterans of many big trade shows. Specifically, we asked this week’s panel: How can attendees get the most out of a big trade show like IS...

How does the residential/smart home market impact commercial security?

The residential/smart home market is undergoing revolutionary transformation, with a flood of new products and technologies helping to make our homes more connected, easier to manage and, yes, smarter. These massive steps forward provide challenges, and also opportunities, for the security industry, which has played a major role in protecting homes and residents for decades. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How are changes in the residential/smart home market impacting securit...

ONVIF’s Open Source Challenge for developers to create advanced video streaming applications

ONVIF®, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, is announcing the ONVIF Open Source Spotlight Challenge, a technology competition to develop open source applications for innovative IP video streaming applications to help resolve global security issues. The two-month online challenge, offered in conjunction with BeMyApp, offers lucrative cash prizes for developers who use the protocol provided by ONVIF to create open source mobile or desktop application...

ONVIF IP security standards and safe city deployments at ISC West 2018

ONVIF®, the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, announced that it will speak at ISC West 2018, April 10-13, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nev., as part of SIA Education@ISC, the Security Industry Association’s educational program held in conjunction with ISC West. ONVIF will also be hosting the ONVIF Lounge at Booth L0 within the Sands Expo, where attendees can relax and recharge their mobile devices. Interoperability vital for city surveillanc...

Milestone releases data pack for XProtect VMS with software updates supporting new hardware

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in networked video management software (VMS), has released Device Pack 9.6a for partners and customers using Milestone XProtect video solutions. The bi-monthly device packs contain software updates for XProtect video management to support new hardware. This release is the first to support modular device packs, minimising the download for most users. Enhanced user experience  AXIS Optimizer for Milestone XProtect is a dedicated suite of plugins...

ONVIF to participate in access control panel discussion at TechSec Solutions 2018

ONVIF, a global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that it will be presenting at TechSec Solutions 2018, as part of a panel discussion on trends in new technology in access control. Bob Dolan, who sits on the ONVIF Technical Services Committee, will be one of four panelists discussing ‘Access Control Holds the Keys to New Tech'. The panelists will examine how far access control has come, where it is headed, and how it will help to shape the f...

3xLOGIC launches VIGIL V500 Hybrid appliance for effective video management

3xLOGIC, a provider of integrated, intelligent security solutions, and a three-time Deloitte Technology Fast 500 winner, has announced the release of  the VIGIL V500 Hybrid. VIGIL V500 Hybrids are fully-integrated intelligent video appliances. Pre-configured with VIGIL Video Management System (VMS) software, this hybrid represents a cost-effective video management platform that provides all the key functionality of VIGIL VMS with unrivalled ease of setup. “Our V500 Hybrid provides t...

How should your security company measure total cost of ownership (TCO)?

How much does a security system cost? We all know that total costs associated with systems are substantially higher than the “price tag.” There are many elements, tangible and intangible, that contribute to the costs of owning and operating a system. Taking a broad view and finding ways to measure these additional costs enables integrators and users to get the most value from a system at the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). However, measuring TCO can be easier said than done. We...

Arecont Vision showcases PoE-enabled network video recorders at Intersec Dubai 2018

Arecont Vision, a provider of IP-based megapixel camera technology, has announced the availability of the AV NVR all-in-one network video recorder series. The new AV NVR is on display at Intersec Dubai 2018, and is the first network video recorder to be offered by Arecont Vision. “Customers have increasingly requested that Arecont Vision provide them with an NVR platform for their small to mid-sized project requirements,” said Brad Donaldson, Vice President of Product Development, A...

Security system interoperability to become standard in 2018

At ONVIF, we believe our perspective for 2017 turned out to be reasonably accurate. We did see an increasing interest for interoperability all the way to system-to-system level; not only within the security industry, but also in neighbouring industries where the prospects for IoT have drastically improved. I believe the industry as such has matured in its relation to IoT and today we can imagine how IoT will play a part of smarter and safer system deployments. Increased cybersecurity threat T...

TDSi GARDiS access-control solution presented at Intersec Dubai 2018

TDSi launches its eagerly anticipated GARDiS software solution at Intersec 2018, held in Dubai from 21st to 23rd January 2018. The company will also be showcasing its broad range of integration capabilities with other security systems. Business-specific access control security John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi commented, “We are very excited to be formally unveiling our new GARDiS software solution in Dubai. GARDiS is a web-based application that offers even greater flexibilit...