Standards (139)

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Testing Cisco-Linksys Switch for IP Video (SRW208P)

Switch selection for IP video surveillance is a key consideration in overall design. Unfortunately, it is often less scrutinized than the 'stars' of the solution (i.e., VMS and cameras). Moreover, sufficient due diligence in evaluating switches ma...

By Benros Emata - about 9 years ago

'Standards' Production Support: ONVIF Outpaces PSIA

ONVIF adoption is far outpacing PSIA in almost 1 year of manufacturer announcements for 'standards' production support. As of July 2010, according to the 2 group's conformant product lists, ONVIF reports 33 manufacturers [link no longer available]...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

2010 Mid-Year Video Surveillance Review

At the halfway point of the year, a few trends stand out from a relatively quiet 6 months in the video surveillance industry. In this article, we overview key developments and provide a 170 page PDF report for our corporate members. Preview of 17...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Implementing ONVIF for Axis Cameras

From our testing and review with Axis, an important and non-obvious procedure is necessary to ensure ONVIF support is implemented directly. As Axis describes: "If an Axis camera with ONVIF support is first used in an ONVIF environment, the ONVIF ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

No Silver Bullet for Terrorist Tracking

Every time a terrorist event or attempt happens, numerous vendors flood the market with claims that they can solve or prevent them. Preventing is pretty much an impossibility for video surveillance or analytic solutions. There is simply not enough...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

What Products are Ready for PSIA / ONVIF IP Camera 'Standards'?

Lots of press releases and happy talk but major questions remain about what specific products are ready for real-world use of IP camera standards. [Update 2014: This article is from 2010 and is left only for historical purposes. ONVIF production ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Standards Battle Expands to Access Control

While IP cameras were the first battleground for establishing standards, the fight is now expanding into access control. ONVIF, the group led by Axis, has now announced its intent [link no longer available] to develop standards for access control....

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Will Troubleshooting 'Standards' Support be a Problem?

In our first 3 tests of IP camera 'standards', we have run into problems with 2 of them. In the Sony-Milestone integration using ONVIF, the integration simply did not work. In the LILIN-Milestone integration using ONVIF, decoding LILIN's video in ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing IQinVision's 4 Series and PSIA Integration

IP camera standards are a hot topic. Determining how, when and with whom these 'standards' will work are key questions. IQinVision was the first company to announce support for the PSIA IP camera 'standard'. With Milestone releasing support for P...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IMS Top 10 Video Surveillance Predictions Examined

IMS has released Top 10 video surveillance predictions for 2010. We think it's useful to consider but important to appreciate the timing and product support issues impacting these predictions. Specifically: Managed/Hosted video: Their first pr...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Mobotix Criticizes IP Camera Standards Efforts

The January 2010 Mobotix Installer magazine posts a series of criticisms and concerns [link no longer available] on the developing PSIA and ONVIF interoperability specifications. Mobotix specifically objects to: The potential for VMS prices to...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

ONVIF/PSIA Video Interviews Examined

Security Squared posted a long video featuring interviews with key members of the ONVIF and PSIA standards groups [link no longer available].  In addition to speaking with founding members, the video has dialogue with manufacturers from both sides...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Forecast: 200% Growth IP Video Surveillance 2010-2012

Over the next 3 years, attacks against analog CCTV will accelerate on all sides. We forecast IP video surveillance product sales will increase by 200% total between 2010 and 2012, significantly disrupting and overtaking analog CCTV sales. We are ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

PSIA Standards Webinar Examined

A webinar sponsored by VidSys discussed how new security standards (specifically PSIA standards) for IP appliances and PSIM are helpful towards businesses.  The contributors in the webinar included representatives from the PSIA, GE Security [link ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

NLSS (Next Level Security) Product Examination

NLSS is developing an all-in-one NVR, access control and intrusion server with built-in analytics in an appliance smaller than your cable box at a price point less than today's mid-level DVRs with a managed services option.[NOTE: This report is ou...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Intergraph, ASIS and SAIC on Standards

Given Intergraph and SAIC's significant presence in large scale security systems, especially for government and military applications, they would benefit from interoperability standards. On November 4, 2009, they are hosting a webinar with ASIS o...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Surveillance Recorder Standards Examined (PSIA / ONVIF)

Security managers suffer from no standards for surveillance recorders. Even large organizations with thousands of cameras and hundreds of sites rarely use more than 1 or 2 manufacturer's recorders (even if they use more than a dozen manufacturer's...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Improvements You Requested for IP Video Market

This report lists over 20 improvements recommended by subscribers of the Video Surveillance Professional Service in a recent survey. Each request is addressed with explanation on plans for improvement.  Not a Subscriber? If you are not a subscri...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Are Standards Improving PSIM?

Undoubtedly, the lack of standards are a major barrier to the growth of the PSIM market. Without standards for video management, access control and other security systems, each PSIM manufacturer is forced to develop customized support for the doze...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Milestone to Release Support for ONVIF and PSIA

Milestone plans to release support for both ONVIF and PSIA IP camera specifications in the 4th quarter of 2009, allowing 3rd party camera manufacturers using either specification to interface with Milestone's IP video surveillance software [link n...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

How Will IP Camera Standards Impact Video Surveillance?

Over the next 6 months, more than a dozen manufacturers are likely to announce production support for ONVIF or PSIA IP camera specifications. While the practical impact will take longer, this is the first stage of interoperability specifications b...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

IP Camera 2009 Mid Year Review

Megapixel was the most dominant trend in IP cameras over the first half of 2009. So dominant was megapixel, that not only did most manufacturers release new megapixel cameras but a new non-IP megapixel standard was proposed. Not surprisingly, indu...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

VMS / NVR / DVR 2009 Mid-Year Market Review

Over the first half of 2009, improvements in deployment simplicity was the strongest theme for video management systems. While few to no groundbreaking features were introduced, more than a dozen manufacturers took steps to reduce the complexity o...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Lack of VMS Standards

One of the most common end user questions is: How do you watch video from multiple DVR/VMS systems in a singular interface? The options are poor, the issue is problematic and it's not being addressed by IP camera standards. See our debate on VMS s...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Results of IP Camera Survey

94 respondents answered our IP camera survey. Here are some highlights of the results: 73% believe standards are very important while only 4% think they are not important Of the 60 respondents who are not members of either PSIA or ONVIF, 64% d...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

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