ONVIF Surveillance Introduction

ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) is the communication standard between IP-based physical security products. Supporting ONVIF is a trend in security products, such as a webcam connected to a network video recorder, a webcam connected to the monitoring software, and an access control system.

VigorSwitch can also support monitoring ONVIF devices since firmware version 2.4.3. In addition to managing and configuring the IP cam, administrators can view video streams directly from the WebUI of the VigorSwitch. Here is some management status for reference.

- Add several ONVIF devices and get a centralized hierarchical view.

a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF surveillance topology

- Visually manage and monitor the status of IP cameras and NVRs. For example, PoE, port enabled, traffic, downlink, etc.

a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Device Maintenance page

- Check the real-time video from the WebUI

a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Surveillance Video

How to set up ONVIF on Vigorswitch?

1. Go to ONVIF Surveillance>Discovery, click enable to start ONVIF discovery.

a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Surveillance

2. Go to ONVIF Surveillance>Topology>Status. We can see the centralized and remote management of ONVIF devices

  • PoE usage
  • Port enabled
  • Traffic
  • Downlink
a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Surveillance

3. Click Add New Group to add a new group for network video devices.

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4. Click the camera icon to edit the device and add them into your ONVIF group/p> a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Surveillance

5. Throughput Threshold could help you to monitor the throughput of the ONVIF port. The alert email will be sent when the egress rate or the ingress rate exceeds the threshold.

a. Go Mail Alert> Alert Setting
b.Set up the SMTP configuration
c. Select “ONVIF Throughput Threshold” in Alert Type

a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Surveillance

d. Go back to ONVIF Surveillance>Topology>Status.Put Ingress Rate/ Egress Rate on your ONVIF port

a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Surveillance

e. You will get an email alert when the port reaches the throughput threshold

a screenshot of alert email sent by VigorSwitch

6. Also, we can set up more configuration and management on the switch. Go to ONVIF Surveillance> Device Maintenance, put the device username and password 

a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Surveillance

After that, we can set up IP cameras or NVRs remotely

• Firmware Upgrade

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• Time
• Configuration Backup
• Factory Default
• Reboot Device

7. In the ONVIF Surveillance>Video, you can see the real-time video from the network video devices.

a screenshot of VigorSwitch ONVIF Surveillance

Published On: Jul 02, 2019 

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