What is ?
ONVIF is an open industry forum for the development of a global standard for the interface of IP-based physical security products. Founded in 2008 by Axis, Bosch and Sony, the forum rapidly gained momentum and is today endorsed by the majority of the world’s largest manufacturers of IP video products.
The ONVIF specification ensures interoperability between IP-based physical security products regardless of brand. There are many ONVIF-conformant products available on the market, which allows system integrators and end users to easily design and build network video systems with devices from different vendors.
The scope of ONVIF covers network video products as well as physical access control products. The cornerstones of the organization are:
Standardization of communication between IP-based physical security devices
Interoperability between IP-based physical security products regardless of manufacturer
Open to all companies and organizations
A global interface standard will make it even easier for end users, integrators, consultants and manufacturers to take advantage of the possibilities offered by network video technology.
Increased flexibility and greater freedom of choice. The standard enables end users to select interoperable products from a variety of different brands that comply with the ONVIF standard.
Future-proof systems and more secure investments. The standard will ensure that interoperable products are available from a large variety of vendors, no matter how the market develops.
Reduced total cost of ownership. Interoperable products result in less integration costs, and enable end-users to choose the most suitable combination of IP-based physical security products for their specific needs, regardless of vendor.
Integrators and Consultants
Interoperability between different vendor’s products making it simple to offer cost-effective and flexible solutions.
Simplified installation of IP-based physical security products regardless of brand.
Greater freedom to specify a system with products from different vendors, thus making it easier to fully meet the specific needs of various customers.
Manufacturers and Software Vendors
Increased market interest for IP-based physical security products and IP-based security/surveillance solutions.
Interoperability with IP-based physical security products from a wide range of manufacturers without losing the ability to differentiate products from the competition.
Extended market opportunities as the products/software easily can be used as a part of a IP-based physical security solution globally.
Reduced in-house development costs through implementation of established standards.