ONVIF Releases Profile A for Access

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 08, 2017

ONVIF has struggled so far in access control.

In 2014, ONVIF released Profile C for access control, but in the 3 years since, only 2 companies have adopted it.

How does ONVIF A differ from C? Will it be a success where previous efforts have stalled? Inside we examine Profile A, based on feedback from ONVIF, committee members, Mercury Security, and our analysis of the Profile A specification.

Which of these profiles allows users to control a panel (e.g., HID or Mercury) or a management system (e.g., Lenel or S2)? We answer that question and more in this note.

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Comments (7)

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