The OPTEX Visual Verification Bridge enables indoor/outdoor intrusion sensors or panic buttons to be paired with IP cameras and securely sends the video to the Cloud portal for visual verification.

The 12-Channel Bridge model, the CKB-312, enables up to 12 ONVIF compliant cameras and alarm devices to be managed through a single device. Customers using cameras with video content analysis (VCA) may use remaining channels not used by detectors to send ONVIF video message events to the verification bridge. This enables maximum utilisation of the OPTEX Bridge available channels and smart video camera analytics capabilities.

Setting up the ONVIF camera

First, check that the camera is ONVIF compatible and connected to the same network as the Bridge with access to the internet. To check ONVIF specification, click this link and search for your camera model - Conformant Products - ONVIF

In the device we add ONVIF user. The ONVIF user needs to have at least operator privileges. Private users may experience difficulties when mounting the camera. In most cases, ONVIF is not enabled by default, this must be enabled in the camera settings.

Configure ONVIF camera video event

Please check the steps specific to your camera model, as they may differ.

Mounting the camera

Log in to the Intelligent Visual Monitoring portal and locate the site hosting the Visual Verification Bridge.

Navigate to the devices tab to add a camera. This can be done in two different ways:

Option 1 – Add a camera under devices list menu

Option 2 – Mount a camera via the bridge setting

Select the listed bridge and click on the gear icon to enter the settings menu

Select the channel and add discovery list.

Adding ONVIF video analytic events to the bridge

After the camera is added, select the camera and click the gear icon to configure.

Under the alarm tab, set the camera alarm source to ONVIF message event.

ONVIF camera message events will appear in the Visual Verification Bridge.