ONVIF Favorability Results 2017

By: IPVM Team, Published on Jan 11, 2017

ONVIF has been one of the most debated aspects of the video surveillance industry. On the one hand, its aim to increase interoperability has been widely applauded. On the other, many have criticized ONVIF for not working well enough or fully delivering the interoperability marketed.

New IPVM statistics of 100+ integrator respondents shows that ONVIF has been well received overall. In this note, we examine the statistics and share numerous integrator comments on ONVIF's impact / positioning.

***** *** **** *** of *** **** ******* aspects ** *** ***** surveillance ********. ** *** one ****, *** *** to ******** **************** *** been ****** *********. ** the *****, **** **** criticized ***** *** *** working **** ****** ** fully ********** *** **************** marketed.

*** **** ********** ** 100+ ********** *********** ***** that ***** *** **** well ******** *******. ** this ****, ** ******* the ********** *** ***** numerous ********** ******** ** ONVIF's ****** / ***********.

[***************]

ONVIF *******

***** ****** **** ** overall ************ ******* *** had *** ** *** lowest ******** ******* **** integrators.

***** *** ***** ****** integrators ** ******* ********* designed ** **** ***** job ******, *** ****** support *** ***** ***** that ** ** ********** on ** ***** **** of *** *******. ********** were ****** ****** ******* reliability *** ********* ****** basic *********, *** **** policing ** ******** ******* claiming ***********.

******** **************** **-***** ******** ** ONVIF, *** **** ** has ****** ** *** tests, *** **** *** various ******** *** ******** to *******.

Integrators **** ****************

***** *** ******* *** making ** ****** *** integrators ** ***-***-***** ******** and ***** ****** ** proprietary *********. *********** ********* the *********** ** ********* for ************ ******* *******, allowing **** ** ***** their ******* ** **** productive ***** **** ****** making * ****** *** VMS ***********.

  • "***** **** ** ******* equipment ******** **** * standard **** ******** ** very ********."
  • "** ** * ****** spread *************** ****. ** is ******* ****** *********** provide ********* **** ********* vendors."
  • "*** ******* ******* ** helping ** ****** *** VMS ********. ** **** cameras ****** **** *** play, ********* **** ** invest **** ** * VMS. ** **** **** enormous ****** ** **** with ******* ****** ************* in *** ******* ** making **** *** ***** compatibility ******."
  • "**** **** ********* **** protocol *** ** ******. They *********** ****** *** IP ****** ***** **** 1 ********."
  • "**** ** *** ************* we *** * *** brands ** *** * must ****. ************ ******** regarding ** *** *** becoming **** ** * issue."
  • "* **** ** ** opposed ** *****; * felt **** ****** *********** was * ****** ******. However, ***** *** *** business *** **** ******* rapidly, ** **** ***** relying ** ***** ******* that ** **** **** well **** ******** ****** up *** ************/************* *******. We *** ******-**** ****** now *** **** ***** it ** ** **** reliable **** ****** **** so ***** ***** *** made *** **** ******."
  • "********* *** ****!"
  • "*** ******** ** ****** and ******. ** **** cases ***** *** ****** to ** ********** ** functionality ** ** **% of *** *************."
  • "**** ** **** * common ********. ** ***** us ****** *********** ** really ***** *** ********* across *************. *****'* ****** work ** ********** ******."
  • "***** ******** *********** ** camera *******. ******* *****, interoperability ***** ** *********** limited."
  • "** *** ******* * little *** ** ****** to *** ***** ************ market. ** *** ***** us * **** **** option **** **** ********* can't **** ** **** the **** ** ****** product *************. ** ******* means ** ***'* ****** advanced ******** ******* *** NVMS *********. * *****'* delved **** ***** ***** specifications/implementations **** ***** ******** products, *** * ******'* mind ****** *** ***** expand."
  • "** **** ********* - we **** *** **** that ** **** ** a ****** ***** **** standard, ** **** *** video *** ** *** camera (***** *** *** of *** ********, *** a ***** ******)."
  • "****** ************** ** *** camera **** *** ********* be ************ - * think **'* ******* ****** for *** ************ ****** side ** *** ******** that **** **************** *** keeps *** *********** ***** to * *******."
  • "********* ********* ********* - security ******** *** **** negligent *** *** *** long ** **** ***** not ******** ** ** other **********."
  • "**** ***** **** ******* all *** ************* ** work ******** *** *** perfect *** *** *** best ***** ** **** had ** *** ******** different ******* *** **** not ********** ****** ***** came ***** ** **** integrate ******* ** **** together."

ONVIF ***** **** ****** ****** *************

******* ** *** ******** viewpoints ** ***** ******** on *** ***-**-**** ****** of ******* ****** ***** connectivity ** ***** *******. Integrators ***** **** **** native ******* *** ***** the **** ******** *** to *** ******** ************* support ** *** ***.

  • “****** **********. **** ************ still ******* ************ *************, so ***** *** ****** may "****" ******* **'* ONVIF, **'* ***** ***** to **** *** *** the ********* *** ****.”
  • “***** ***** ***** ********, we ****** ** *** vendor ******** *******. *** example, ***** ***** ** Exacq ***** ****** ********* must ** *** ** on **** ****** ******* of ******* *** ***. Imagine ******* ** ** 40+ ******* ** ********* each *** ************. **** a ***** ** ****.”
  • “****** ** ***** ***** for *** ************* *** rather *** ********* *********** between ******* *** *** platforms. **** ********** *** seen *** *** ***** but ********** *********** ** other *********, **** ****** detection, ***.”
  • “* ****** ****** ***** with ***/*** ************ **** same ************ *** ***** need ****. **** * do *** **** * hate ** ******* ** mostly *****'* ******* ****** detection (** ***** **** my *******, ** * have ** ****** **** time ***** ** *** ideal ** **% ** my ********).”
  • “** *** ***** * try ** *** ****** drivers *** *** ********** lack ** ******* ******* through *** ***** ******.”
  • “******* ** ***** *** specific ******. **** ************* work ***** ***** *** little ******* *** ******** except ****** ****”
  • “** ** ***** *** away **** *** ****** drivers *** *** ***** VMS *******. *** ** it ** * *** to *** * ***** white ***** ****** ** an ********* ****** ***** is **** ****** *** case. ** *** **** a **** ***, **** you *** ****** * name ***** ******* *** use ***** ****** ******* in *** ***.”

*** ***** ** ******* products ****** ***** *********, basic ********* *** ********* tends ** ** ********, but ******* *** ****** detection ** ******** ********/******** is ***** * ***** between * ****** *** VMS ******** ***** *******.

Claims ** ********** ****** ** *******

******* ***** ******* ***** was *** **** ** enforcement ****** ******** ******** to ** ***** *********. Part ** *** ******* of *********, *** ********** programs, ** ** **** customers ***** ** **** that ******** **** **** together ********. ******* *** ability ** ***** **** products ******* **** *** of ***** ********** ** certification, *********** *** ****** to **** **** ** verify **** ******** **** in **** ********* *** function ** ******.

  • "** *****, * ****** to *** **** * liked *****. ***** ***, standards *** ****. ** the ***** ****, ***** are *** **** ******** with ***** **** **** to ** ****** ***: #1 ** **** ***** are ** **** ******* falsely ******** ***** ********** - *** ** ***** they're ***** ** **** impunity. #* ** **** partial ********** ** ***** a *******, *** ** probably *** ** *** reasons **** *********** ***-**-*** solutions *** ******* *****. Integrators *** *** ***** are ***** **** ********* to *** ** * design ***** ****** ** ONVIF. ****'* ****** ******** camera *******. *******, ***** should **** *** ***** of ***** *******."
  • “************* *** ***** ***** compliant ** *** ****** as ********* ** *** standards ** **** **** applications ** **** ******.”
  • “**** ** **** ********* for ****************, *** *** that **** ** *** enforce ********* * **** seen **** ***-**** ******* claiming ** ** ***** but *** *****.”
  • “**** * *********** ***** you **** *** ***** it ***** *******. ** you *****'* ****** ** don't ****** ** ** work.”
  • “***** **** *** ****** enforced. ***** * **** to ** ** ********** wise ** **** ******** cross **********. *******, **** did **** ** ******* quickly ** ** ****** submission ** *** ******* out *** *** ******* claiming ***** ***********.”
  • "* ** *** ***** this ********** ** **********. There *** * *** of ************* ******, *** need ** ***** **** time ** ******* ***** compatibility ******* **** *** cameras. *** ****** *** time ** **** *******."
  • “** * ***** ***** standards **** ********* ******** this ** * **** joke.”

***** *** ***** ************* ********** ****, *** ***** are ****, **** ******** still *** ***** ******* claiming ***** ***********.

Outlook *** *****

****** ************ *** ***** valued, ***** *** ****** the "******** ********", *** eclipsing **************** ***** ** ******** among ******* *** *****. It *** ****** ********, and *************, **** ** is ******** ** *********** stand ***** ****** ** this *****, *** *** ONVIF ********* *** ***** they ****** ** ******** development ** *** ***** feature ******. **** **** in ****, ***** ** clearly **** ** ****, the ******** ** ** or **** ** **** deliver ******-*********** ***** ******* support ** * ****-***-**** fashion.

Comments (6)

ONVIF is a "paper tiger" that has been abused for years...nice in theory but not held

to the same standards that the "tech industry" has required for decades.

No teeth to control "advertising" nor "adherence".

If ONVIF is so bad, why does it have an integrator favorability higher than most manufacturers?

I guess because its the best from the worst.
While we complain a lot about ONVIF we don't have much to choose from and it better than manufacturer lockin.

...nice in theory

Do you remember the "bad old days" before ONVIF?

ONVIF is the right idea, and they've been able to accomplish a lot. I believe the positive favorability has more to do with the intent and progress than what we actually have today. Standards are a good thing and I hope they continue to improve, but until ONVIF has the ability to standardize more of the unique / advanced functionalities that cameras are offering today, it will not replace the need for unique drivers.

Some VMS's have gone to latest ONVIF standard for most cameras, then focus on just the biggest players to do the unique / advanced integrations with. This saves time and resources, and I'd expect to see this same approach for some time.

As a consulting engineer in low voltage system I really appreciate seeing these comments both pro and con in the surveys. You guys set my agenda as to what I am going to specify on my projects because you are the ones that have to make these systems work. Thanks for the input and thanks to IPVM for doing these. The surveys alone are worth the price of admission.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Panasonic 32MP Multi Imager Camera Tested (WV-X8570N) on May 16, 2019
Panasonic has released their first multi imager models including the 32MP (4x4K) WV-X8570N, claiming "Extreme image quality for evidence capturing...
Bank Security Manager Interview on May 15, 2019
Bank security contends with many significant threats - from fraudsters to robbers and more. In this interview, IPVM spoke with bank security...
Milestone XProtect 2019 R1 Tested on May 15, 2019
For the past few years, Milestone has released quarterly software updates XProtect VMS platform. What is new and how much impact do the updates...
China PRC Government New National Video Surveillance Standards on May 14, 2019
The People's Republic of China (PRC) government has released a new set of overarching standards for authorities to follow when they install video...
Access Control Request to Exit (RTE) Tutorial on May 13, 2019
For access controlled doors, especially those with maglocks, 'Request to Exit', or 'RTE' devices are required to override electrified locks to...
Bluecherry Open Sources Entire VMS on May 13, 2019
Bluecherry announced they have "released the entire Bluecherry software application open source with a GPL license". We spoke to Bluecherry's...
Mining Company Security Manager Interview on May 10, 2019
First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQML) is a global enterprise with offices on 4 continents and operations in 7 countries with exploratory operations...
ADT's Top Dealer "The Defenders" Sued 20+ Times on May 07, 2019
ADT's largest authorized dealer, The Defenders, has been sued more than 20 times since 2012, IPVM has verified through analyzing legal...
Aegis AI Gun Detection Video Analytics Startup on May 07, 2019
Gun detection analytic startups are increasing as the promise of AI and the threats of active shooters grow.  One company, Aegis AI, is being led...
Restaurant Security Manager Interview on May 06, 2019
Wright’s Gourmet House in Tampa, Florida has been around for over 50 years. During most of that time, there were no security measures in place. Now...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Amazon Ring Public Subsidy Program Aims To Dominate Residential Security on May 20, 2019
Amazon dominates market after market. Quitely, but increasingly, they are doing so in residential security, through a combination of significant...
LifeSafety Power NetLink Vulnerabilities And Problematic Response on May 20, 2019
'Power supplies' are not devices that many think about when considering vulnerabilities but as more and more devices go 'online', the risks for...
Facial Recognition Systems Fail Simple Liveness Detection Test on May 17, 2019
Facial recognition is being widely promoted as a solution to physical access control but we were able to simply spoof 3 systems because they had no...
Inside Look Into Scam Market Research on May 17, 2019
Scam market research has exploded over the last few years becoming the most commonly cited 'statistics' for most industries, despite there clearly...
Maglock Selection Guide on May 16, 2019
One of the most misunderstood yet valuable pieces of electrified hardware is the maglock. Few locks are stronger, but myths and confusion surround...
Panasonic 32MP Multi Imager Camera Tested (WV-X8570N) on May 16, 2019
Panasonic has released their first multi imager models including the 32MP (4x4K) WV-X8570N, claiming "Extreme image quality for evidence capturing...
Trump Signs 'Huawei Ban' - Executive Order Targeting Foreign Adversary Technology on May 16, 2019
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order targeting technology provided by 'foreign adversaries', in what is widely being called a...
Bank Security Manager Interview on May 15, 2019
Bank security contends with many significant threats - from fraudsters to robbers and more. In this interview, IPVM spoke with bank security...
Milestone XProtect 2019 R1 Tested on May 15, 2019
For the past few years, Milestone has released quarterly software updates XProtect VMS platform. What is new and how much impact do the updates...
San Francisco Face Recognition Ban And Surveillance Regulation Details Examined on May 14, 2019
San Francisco passed the legislation 8-1 today. While the face recognition 'ban' has already received significant attention over the past few...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact