In this article, we will go over how to enable Onvif on Axis Cameras.
ONVIF is an open standard protocol that was created for the purposes of video surveillance, remote monitoring, and access control systems.
This can make it much easier for integrators to connect multiple devices from different manufacturers together in one system.
How to enable ONVIF on Axis cameras
Most professional IP cameras come with ONVIF, but sometimes the protocol is disabled by default, and you need to get into the camera's menu to enable it.
Here are the steps to enable the ONVIF protocol.
- Log into the camera;
- Go to System Options >> Security >> ONVIF;
- Click the "Add..." button;
- Create a user with administrator privileges;
- Save the configuration.
And it's done. Now you have your Axis camera working with ONVIF.
Pretty simple, right?
Yeah, and now you can test it.
Check if ONVIF is enabled on Axis cameras
OK, now that you enabled the ONVIF protocol on the camera, how you test it?
I suggest using the software first because you can make sure everything is working fine before testing with the recorder or software of your preference.
I have a video that shows how to test your camera...
Video: How to use ONVIF Device Manager
Here's a practical video on how to use the software.
This software is free, and you can download it my another article.
Here's the link: ONVIF Device Manager.
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Claudemir Martins is a former Samsung Engineer with 19+ years of experience in the surveillance industry. He has been traveling around 17 different countries to teach people how to design, and install CCTV systems. He is currently working for Axis Communications as a Technical Services Engineer and living in the United States with his family.