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James Moore is the Managing Editor of IFSEC Insider, the leading online publication for security and fire news in the industry.James writes, commissions, edits and produces content for IFSEC Insider, including articles, breaking news stories and exclusive industry reports. He liaises and speaks with leading industry figures, vendors and associations to ensure security and fire professionals remain abreast of all the latest developments in the sector.
September 6, 2022


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IFSEC Global Podcast: Episode 5 – ONVIF and the benefits of open standards in physical security

In episode 5 of the IFSEC Global Security in Focus podcast, we hear from Leo Levit, Chair of the ONVIF Steering Committee, as he provides an overview of ONVIF and the general trend towards open, common and interoperable standards in physical security. 


Leo Levit, Chair of the ONVIF Steering Committee

There is little doubt that open standards and interoperability are playing increasingly central roles to modern, integrated physical security systems. But what do we mean by ‘open standards’? Have we truly moved away from proprietary solutions? And what genuine benefits does interoperable technology bring to security teams? In this episode of the IFSEC Global Security in Focus podcast, we get the answers from Leo Levit, Chair of the ONVIF Steering Committee and Director of Systems Integrations at Axis Communications.

As an open industry forum that provides and promotes standardised interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products, ONVIF’s profiles cover everything from access control and door control management, to edge storage, video and analytics applications. So in other words, Leo is the perfect guest to discuss this all with!

We also touch upon how the security industry has evolved from proprietary-based tech to open standards over the years. And, in the final few minutes, Leo offers his thoughts on the key trends ahead for security professionals.

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