CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Snap One has enhanced the capabilities of its partners’ security systems through the announcement of its ONVIF open forum membership, which provides and promotes standards for interoperability of IP-based physical security products.
The company’s first ONVIF-supported product lines include the new Luma x20 surveillance cameras and Clare Controls ClareVision security solutions, and the company states these products enable smart home and security professionals to immediately add these products to existing ONVIF-compatible systems.
“Snap One is proud to join the global ONVIF consortium to help advance the standards and interoperability of today’s leading security systems and products,” says Forest Liu, senior product director, Snap One. “Our product teams are already hard at work making our existing and upcoming security offerings fully ONVIF-compatible to provide Partners even greater choice and flexibility when designing or updating security systems.”
Snap One Offers a Choice of ONVIF Profiles
Snap’s initial ONVIF-compatible products include a full range of Luma x20 IP surveillance cameras, from 2MP to 4K resolutions in turret, bullet, dome, fisheye and p/t/z models. The company highlighted the new cameras in the booth at the recent CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas. Combined with ONVIF-compatible digital video recorders up to 64 channels, Snap One offers a complete ONVIF conformant solution.
The company explains that by supporting ONVIF Profile S (which sets streaming video standards), as well as Profile G (which is for edge storage and retrieval), and Profile T (which is for advanced video streaming), these products can be added to existing ONVIF compatible security systems, the company explains.
ONVIF is an Open Network Video Interface Forum which is dedicated to developing a global interface specification for the security industry, including standards for IP video. Since it was incorporated in November 2008, ONVIF has grown to over 480 members that are committed to standardizing communication and ensuring interoperability between network video devices regardless of manufacturer.
Snap One notes that by aligning with a global standard interface it is facilitating increased usability and lower costs for its partners and end users.
ONVIF’s various “Profiles” allow Snap One dealers to identify specific interoperable features from access control and edge storage to door control and streaming video. As of October 2022, the features needed to meet the group’s requirements for IP surveillance cameras (Profile S, Profile G and Profile T) are as follows:
- Video codecs: H.265, H.264, MPEG4 and MJPEG
- Audio capabilities: Bi-directional audio
- Events: Input, output, video motion and tampering detection
- Other capabilities: Pan/tilt/zoom (p/t/z), edge storage and retrieval
Snap One adds the previously launched ClareVision products are advanced solutions that meet or surpass the requirements, so the company emphasizes, these products automatically became certified when Snap One joined the open forum.
Snap One acquired Clare Controls in August 2022.