A pair of representatives from the Security Industry Association (SIA) and ONVIF, a standardization initiative for IP-based physical security products, will jointly host “The State of the Standards,” a free webinar on Jan. 26 that will explore the current and future outlook and market impact of technology standards on the evolving security technology industry.

Peter Boriskin, chair of the SIA Standards Committee and CTO at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions Americas, and Leo Levit, chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee and director of systems integration at Axis Communications, will discuss how interoperability standards have accelerated the growth of the security industry and discuss current and future potential directions, impacts and areas of growth.

The webinar — held 10-11 a.m. EST — will feature a Q&A session following brief presentations by Levit and Boriskin. Attendees are invited to discuss trends and needs from the standards community. A key component of the discussion will be how web standards and other standards from outside the industry are impacting the standards landscape for companies developing security solutions.

Attendees will also be presented with information on how to become involved in each organizations’ standards development efforts.

As an ANSI-accredited standards organization, SIA, through its Standards Committee, is responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of many standards on a variety of technical areas, including access control, alarms and intrusion, audio verification, false alarm reduction and architectural graphics. The group is best known for its Open Supervised Device Protocol (ODSP), an access control communications standard that supports encryption for more secure communication between access control components, such as card reader and control panels.

With roughly 500 member companies around the globe, ONVIF provides and promotes interoperability specifications to the physical security industry. It supports a standardized approach to the integration of video surveillance and access control components and software. In all, ONVIF offers seven profiles, the most recent of which is Profile M, which standardizes metadata and events for analytics applications and expands the pathways for the use of metadata and events into such systems as access control, cloud services and IoT platforms.

To register for the webinar, go here.