28 March 2023 - Lara Velasco
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ONVIF is a non-profit organistion that, since 2008, leads the standardisation of interfaces for the effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products. ONVIF has a comprehensive global member base comprising leading camera, video management system and access control manufacturers and companies.
OPTEX has been a member of ONVIF since July 2019. Being a member allows our IP detection sensors, such as REDSCAN Pro LiDARs, to integrate with other devices in the security network system using standard communication protocols instead of proprietary ones; this enables easier integration and provides our customers with more flexibility and ease of implementation.
There are seven different ONVIF Profiles – A, C, D, G, M, S, & T – and together over 25,000 conformant products.
At OPTEX we have several products that conform to ONVIF Profile S. This standard communication protocol enables our IP sensor products to be configured with flexibility by allowing video streaming and alarm transmission with the assistance of cameras found within the IP product units. The integration also enables video analytics to be streamed back to the Video Management System (VMS) for maintenance checks, assistance during set-up, or as a way of verifying alarms.
REDSCAN Pro LiDAR detectors specifically, ONVIF Profile S allows the built-in
camera to communicate directly with recorders and VMS platforms, allowing us to
harness the power of the complementary technologies offered by our integration
partners to achieve the most effective security system.
As OPTEX expands our presence with products deployed in some of the world’s most critical security sites, it is essential for us to use the standard communication protocols that ONVIF offers to be able to communicate with our industry partners on an open-source interface, and in turn present our customers the flexibility and ease of use that they have come to expect from the solutions we offer.
The benefits of ONVIF compliant LiDAR sensors
27 July 2021
The REDSCAN Pro LiDAR series is ONVIF Profile S compliant, which makes the integration and interoperability of the Laser sensor with the IP security system easier. Alarm events can be transmitted to VMS or other security systems using the standard protocol.Read More
How to configure ONVIF cameras with the OPTEX Visual Verification Bridge
4 July 2022
When a sensor triggers a security event, the Bridge captures related video footage and sends it to the monitoring station or end-user for visual verification. ONVIF cameras can also be linked to the Bridge to create a hybrid visual verification solution. This is how to configure it.Read More