PSIA releases video analytics specification

The Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA), a consortium of companies dedicated to promoting interoperability standards between IP-enabled devices, announced last week that it has formally released its Video Analytics 1.0 specification.

In a statement, PSIA said the specification is based in part on ObjectVideo’s OV Ready protocol, which "enables video analytics to more easily and consistently integrate with video management systems and physical security software platforms through standard interfaces."

The PSIA’s Video Analytics Working Group finalized the specification following a public comment period earlier this year.

"The Video Analytics specification is the culmination of input from numerous industry-leading technology providers," said Tomas Brodsky, technology integration leader for Honeywell Security Group. "This collaborative approach to standards development enables us to develop specifications that best represent the needs of the industry and greatly simplify integration of analytics into customer’s systems."

The new video analytics specification will be on display at a reception hosted by PSIA at ASIS 2010 later this month. For more information, visit