With Forest Liu, Senior Director, Surveillance, Snap One
What does your company do? What services, or products, do you provide?
At Snap One, we specialize in offering comprehensive solutions for residential and commercial applications. Our diverse range of cutting-edge products and software enhances home automation, surveillance, networking, and more. We provide a wide selection of high-quality products, including smart home devices, cameras, control systems, audio equipment, sensors, networking devices, and everything necessary for installation. Additionally, we offer innovative software solutions like OvrC Remote Management which empowers integrators to proactively monitor and manage their clients’ systems from anywhere.
As our business has grown, we’ve expanded our capabilities to encompass product design, manufacturing, and distribution. In recent years, we’ve further extended our services to include system design, integrator training programs, and software that centralizes smart home functionality and monitoring. Our ultimate goal is to equip our partners with the tools and support they require to deliver exceptional experiences to their customers.
How long has your company been in the physical security market?
We launched our first-generation surveillance product line back in 2010 that focused on residential applications. As we grew extensively over the past years, it’s hard to draw a line as to when we entered the physical security market, which marked a significant expansion of our product portfolio and services. Building on our strong background in the audio/video industry, we identified the increasing demand for integrated security solutions in both residential and commercial settings.
To cater to integrators’ project needs and business interests, we not only manufacture our own products but also offer third-party product distribution. This enables us to offer a wide range of high-quality products our partners need for every project. Our comprehensive approach ensures our partners have everything they need for seamless installations and efficient system operation.
Beyond our hardware offerings, we have also developed innovative software solutions that complement our products. By consistently staying ahead of the technology curve and delivering reliable solutions, we have established ourselves as a trusted and influential presence in the physical security market.
Why did you join ONVIF and how long has your company been a member?
We became a member of ONVIF in 2022, because we recognize the value of collaborating with industry leaders and contributing to the development of global standards for IP-based security products. Our decision to join ONVIF was driven by our commitment to interoperability and open standards. In today’s interconnected world, seamless integration between different devices and systems is paramount to providing comprehensive solutions to our integrators and customers.
Being part of ONVIF has provided us with numerous benefits. It has enabled us to remain at the forefront of industry advancements, engage in knowledge exchange, and adopt best practices through fruitful interactions with other members. By actively promoting ONVIF, we have gained valuable insights, expanded our network, and strengthened our position as a leading provider of innovative security solutions.
To which specific profiles do your company’s products conform, and why is that beneficial to your business?
Our newly introduced Luma x20 family, and ClareVision brand conform to ONVIF. Please refer to ONVIF.org for the latest Profile conformance.
As an ONVIF member, we actively use and promote the ONVIF standards that ensure our products can communicate and work together effectively with other ONVIF-conformant devices from various manufacturers. ONVIF compliance makes our products compatible with a wide range of video management systems (VMS) and software platforms that support ONVIF, simplifying integration and enhancing system efficiency. Adhering to ONVIF standards helps us stay ahead of industry requirements and leverage emerging technologies as they become available.
What does it mean to you to be a member of ONVIF and what kinds of business impacts have you seen as a result?
Being a member of ONVIF is significant to us, it showcases our commitment to industry standards and collaboration. Being ONVIF-conformant has brought positive impacts to our business, including enhanced interoperability with other devices, expanded market reach, increased credibility, and valuable collaboration with industry leaders. It aligns with our mission to provide high-quality, future-proof solutions and reinforces our commitment to driving innovation in the security industry.
Additionally, as we expand our business and product offerings, we’re also driving growth for our Partners across the residential and commercial spaces. By relying on our more sophisticated and flexible solutions, Partners can re-focus on the most important aspects of their business.
Are there any specific benefits that ONVIF membership brings to your business?
Being ONVIF conformant enhances our market reach and reputation because customers and integrators actively seek ONVIF-conformant for their quality, interoperability, and compatibility. Embracing ONVIF conformance allows Snap One to strengthen our product offerings, expand compatibility with other systems, foster seamless interoperability, and reinforce our unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality, future-proof solutions to customers in the physical security market.