ONVIF Newsletter July 2022


Greetings from Leo Levit,

The physical security and safety industry is experiencing another significant period of acquisitions and consolidation at many levels of the market. This market activity can be an indication that the security and safety market still holds great value for existing security businesses expanding their footprint or for outside investors looking to capitalize on the potential of the technologies that our market is creating.

Forward-thinking investors and companies are already recognizing that the raw metadata produced by cameras and other sensors, particularly when paired with video analytics and artificial intelligence, can enrich existing market offerings or create additional synergies between different systems in different environments.

The work of ONVIF has perhaps never been more important as we continue to standardize the interplay between technology vendors and analytics developers and pave the way for easier handling of this metadata between different hardware and software. With standards such as Profile M for metadata handling and analytics events, ONVIF recognizes the importance of providing the basic building blocks for all to use in order to enable the industry to more easily and quickly scale to meet the global appetite for this information.

We look forward to continuing to share with you the ONVIF activities that are helping the industry move forward with standardization.

Kind regards,

Leo Levit
Chairman, ONVIF Steering Committee



ONVIF Hosts 24th Developers’ Plugfest

The 24th Developers’ Plugfest took place in Orlando, Florida in early May, with a special focus on Profile M. Participants included developers representing a variety of ONVIF member companies, testing conformance between different products using any of the ONVIF profiles. Developers’ Plugfests are typically held twice a year for members to collaborate in testing their implementations against test tools and assessing the interoperability of their products with those from other manufacturers.

Profile M Webinar

In May, ONVIF hosted a webinar on Profile M: Supporting Analytics with Standards. Sriram Bhetanabottla, Chairman of the Profile M Working Group, discussed how Profile M makes it easier to integrate analytics solutions with conformant products, and how it enables expanded market opportunities not only for the traditional camera and VMS vendors, but also for independent developers of edge-, server- or cloud-based solutions with analytics capabilities.

If you were unable to attend the webinar, the recording and slides are available.

ONVIF offers different classes of annual memberships to accommodate different levels of participation. There’s an option for everyone, regardless of where they are on their interoperability journey. Learn more about ONVIF membership levels and benefits.

From the Media

Leo Levit, ONVIF Chairman, was recently interviewed by Chuck Harold at SecurityGuyTV.

“Currently we have around 23,000 conformant devices in our database. This is kind of a sign that the whole industry sees the value of [ONVIF],” said ONVIF Steering Committee Chairman Leo Levit. “It’s not coming from one manufacturer, it’s not coming from a hundred manufacturers – it’s over 500 members that invest and develop their products in a way that keeps conformance [top of mind].”

Watch the full interview here.

Blog Highlight

ONVIF Member Roundtable: What are the fastest-growing vertical markets in 2022?

The needs of security users around the world depend widely on the changing dynamics in their individual markets. Conditions in different vertical markets can vary, driven by technological innovation, economic conditions, and market requirements. We asked a few of our member companies what they are seeing as their hot markets for the rest of this year. Read the full article here.

ONVIF Member Spotlight: OpenEye

What does OpenEye do? What services, or products, do you provide?

OpenEye, the cloud video platform company, provides solutions for video security, business intelligence, and loss prevention. Products include cameras, recorders, and OpenEye Web Services (OWS), a powerful open platform that combines and analyzes event data from video, alarm systems, access control, sales transactions, and internet of things (IoT) devices and transforms it into actionable insights. OpenEye’s solutions are available globally through a trusted network of certified service providers.

Read the full interview with OpenEye here.