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ONVIF is a global and open industry forum that is committed to standardizing communication between IP-based physical security products to ensure their interoperability and to facilitate their integration. ONVIF was established in 2008 by Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems and Sony Corporation to develop a global open standard for IP-based physical security products. Membership is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, system integrators, end-users and other interest groups that wish to participate in the activities of ONVIF.



ONVIF's core mission is to provide and promote open interfaces to the security industry for effective interoperability.

The cornerstones of ONVIF are: Standardization of communication between IP-based physical security products.

• Interoperability regardless of brand

• Openness to all companies and organizations


Easier to determine compatibilities between conformant products

Allows users to easily identify specific interoperability features

No need for extensive technical knowledge of specific versions

What is Available Now?

Profile S for IP-based
video systems
Profile G for IP-based
media storage
Profile C for IP-based
access control
Profile Q for easy set-up
mechanism and advanced

• Video & audio streaming

• Pan-tilt-zoom control & relay output

• Video configuration & multicasT

• Video & audio replay

• Recorded video & event search

• Recording configuration & control

• Site info & configuration

• Event & alarm management

• Door access control


ONVIF Conformant Product List ONVIF Profile Feature Overview
ONVIF Conformant Products Profile_Feature_overview_v_1.pdf