Avigilon Open Analytics Tested

By: Rob Kilpatrick, Published on Apr 16, 2020

After years of effectively closed analytics, Avigilon decided in late 2018 to open up. Now, via ONVIF Profile T, Avigilon analytics are open and integrated with third parties.

But how well do they work? Analytic integration problems are common because of the complexity of the metadata involved and the limitations of ONVIF dealing with more advanced capabilities.

We tested this new integration with Avigilon rivals Genetec and Milestone, examining:

  • How well do Avigilon analytics work in Genetec and Milestone?
  • What applications would these combinations work best in?
  • What Avigilon analytic features do and do not integrate?
  • How do you configure events without using Avigilon's VMS?
  • Do Avigilon analytics integrate to other third party VMSes?

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