Customers with Ring Alarm Pro and a Ring Protect Pro plan will be able to use their ONVIF-compatible cameras to gain access to Ring app features.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Ring announces the rollout of a new integration for cameras that support ONVIF, a global standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products.
Available in late April, Ring customers with Ring Alarm Pro and a Ring Protect Pro plan will be able to onboard select ONVIF cameras to the Ring app for simple control and access on one platform. ONVIF cameras must be able to stream at 1080p or lower and support H264 encoding.
The integration will allow residential and business customers to add an additional layer of security to their existing ONVIF-compatible cameras, and gain access to Ring features, such as Live View, Real-time Notifications, Event History and Timeline, expanding Ring’s capabilities outside of just Ring-built devices, according to the company.
“The ability for our neighbors to integrate their ONVIF-compatible cameras into the Ring app is something I’ve been excited about for a long time. This will allow our many residential and business customers who use these cameras to easily link their existing systems within the Ring app, giving them greater peace of mind and the ability to use Ring technology to help secure what’s most important to them,” says Jamie Siminoff, chief inventor and founder of Ring.
Formed in 2008, the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) is open to manufacturers, software developers, consultants, systems integrators, end users and other interested groups.
The standard was created to provide and promote open interfaces that in turn will increase freedom of choice for end users. The standard includes eight unique profiles to address different areas of technology:
Profile S for streaming video; Profile G for recording and storage; Profile C for physical access control; Profile Q for improved out-of-the-box functionality; Profile A for broader access control configuration; Profile T for advanced streaming; Profile M for metadata and events for video analytics; and Profile D for access control peripherals.