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Established in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation, ONVIF is a global and open industry forum that is committed to standardize communication between network devices and ensure interoperability between network products for the security market. ONVIF’s mission is to facilitate the integration of network security and safety devices using a global open standard. ONVIF membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end-users and other interest groups that wish to participate in the activities of ONVIF.

The organization has a global member base of established camera, video management systems, and access control companies, and nearly 20,000 profile conformant products. ONVIF offers Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for video recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for improved out-of-the-box functionality, Profile A for broader access control configuration, Profile T for advanced video streaming, and the release candidate for Profile D for access control peripherals. ONVIF continues to work with its members to expand the number of IP interoperability solutions ONVIF conformant products can provide. Learn more at www.onvif.org. 

Products and Press Releases

ISC West

ONVIF returns to ISC West 2024 to speak on standards and the cloud

April 5, 2024
Freedom of choice is important in several technology segments that will be major themes of this year’s ISC West event.
Industry News

ONVIF releases first add-on for secure communications

Jan. 16, 2024
The add-on supports the configuration for Transport Layer Security encryption.

ONVIF agrees with OSSA to take over standardizing descriptive data generated by IoT devices

Dec. 20, 2023
The new ONVIF metadata working group is focused on developing standardized ways of richly describing the context in which objects of interest appear in captured video.
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Communications Apps

ONVIF introduces release candidate for first add-on for secure communications

July 19, 2023
TLS Configuration is the first in a new category of ONVIF add-ons, which are specifications that extend ONVIF conformance to product features that address a specific use case ...
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ONVIF reaches dual milestones of 25k conformant products, 15th anniversary

March 23, 2023
Since its inception in 2008, products that conform to ONVIF profiles have consistently grown in number and scope,
An ONVIF add-on is one or more features that solve a particular use case; for instance, a need for standardizing file formats when exporting video.
Access & Identity

ONVIF introduces add-on concept for increased feature interoperability and flexibility

Sept. 15, 2021
An ONVIF profile involves a fixed and comprehensive set of features that enable a functional product to be developed solely on the profile specification
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Video Surveillance

ONVIF to end support for Profile Q

July 28, 2021
Organization says profile contains certain specifications that are no longer consistent with current cybersecurity best practices
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Access Control

ONVIF releases Profile D for access control peripherals

July 14, 2021
Designed to provide ONVIF interoperability for devices such as locks, credential/biometric readers, PIN pads, and more
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Access & Identity

ONVIF releases Profile M for Metadata and Events for Analytics Applications

June 30, 2021
Profile M provides a standard way of communicating metadata and events between analytics-capable services and devices like IP cameras.
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Video Surveillance

ONVIF Hosts 23rd Virtual Developers’ Plugfest

May 25, 2021
Six ONVIF profiles as well as two profile release candidates for access control and metadata were tested

Articles & News

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It’s in this current environment that PACS now operate—with functions that are core to risk management and mitigation and focusing on interoperability—using open platforms as a building block to ongoing integration.
Access Control

The Next Great Phase of Physical Access Control

July 23, 2019
Interoperability forges a critical connection to loT devices and peripherals
Interoperable products can help integrators create a future-proof video solution
Video Surveillance

High-Profile Surveillance

July 15, 2019
How interoperable products can help integrators create a future-proof video solution
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Due to the proprietary way that access control security components have historically been designed and manufactured, achieving interoperability between different manufacturers’ products hasn’t always been easy.
Access Control

Interoperability Brings New Functionality to Multi-Supplier Access Control

July 13, 2018
ONVIF works with vendor community to drive standards and technology innovation
How physical security standards are helping to integrate the many aspects of public safety
Video Surveillance

Interoperability Vital for the Safe City

Nov. 11, 2016
How physical security standards are helping to integrate the many aspects of public safety
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Since ONVIF plays an important role in the industry, the credibility of the ONVIF brand is crucial to its future success.
Video Surveillance

Fighting False ONVIF Claims

Sept. 10, 2015
How to spot a bogus ONVIF conformance promise, and what to do about it
Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers and the CONSULT Technical Security Symposium. Email him at ray@SecuritySpecifiers.com, or contact him through LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/raycoulombe or follow him on Twitter: @RayCoulombe.
Video Surveillance

Tech Trends: The Inside Scoop on ONVIF

July 14, 2015
The first in a series of columns outlining security interoperability standards
Per Björkdahl is Chairman of the Steering Committee of ONVIF. For more information, please visit www.onvif.org.
Video Surveillance

Video Supplement: IP Standardization Proving its Value

Feb. 15, 2013
A look at the meteoric four-year rise of the ONVIF interoperability specification and where it’s headed in 2013 and beyond
Most building automation systems have moved to open architecture platforms that offer backward and forward compatibility.

The New Convergence

July 19, 2012
Security integration has expanded to include Building Automation Systems

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Video Surveillance

Ring announces integration with ONVIF-compliant cameras

Feb. 23, 2022
Integration to enable ONVIF camera owners to take advantage of various features available in the Ring app
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ONVIF reaches milestone of 20,000 conformant products

April 16, 2021
This new milestone underscores the strong market demand for interoperability of hardware and software offerings
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Leo Levit, pictured above, has been named as the new chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee.
Video Surveillance

Leo Levit named new chairman of ONVIF

Feb. 25, 2021
Per Björkdahl stepping down from role after nine years
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Video Surveillance

ONVIF hosts virtual Plugfest event

Nov. 16, 2020
Developers and engineers complete nearly 200 hours of testing on access control and video surveillance profiles
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Video Surveillance

ONVIF introduces Profile M release candidate for metadata and analytics for smart applications

Sept. 29, 2020
Draft specification paves the way for increased interoperability of IP cameras or analytics applications with video management systems
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ONVIF goes live on GitHub for Open Source Development

Sept. 9, 2020
ONVIF interoperability specifications are already publicly available as open standards and are implemented by more than 400 manufacturers
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Access Control

ONVIF introduces release candidate for Profile D for access control peripherals

Aug. 19, 2020
Profile candidate designed to provide ONVIF interoperability for a wide range of devices
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Video Surveillance

ONVIF hosts 21st Developers’ Plugfest in Rome

Jan. 16, 2020
More than 30 developers and engineers from 18 member companies attended multi-day event
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Industry Trade Associations

ONVIF reflects on 2019 accomplishments at its annual meeting

Dec. 3, 2019
ONVIF profiles have increasingly been included in various bid and specification processes in projects around the world becoming de-facto standards