In a move it says will provide customers the freedom to choose the specific combination of products that best suit their needs, Hikvision has integrated its ONVIF-conformant IP cameras with Avigilon’s Control Center Software.

The integration allows users to remotely monitor and control most of the key features of their Hikvision IP cameras, including PTZ, two-way audio, alarm inputs, outputs and more. Among the advantages the Avigilon software delivers are multi-megapixel and high-dynamic imaging, HD recording and playback timeline, and data protection and storage.

“We are very proud to cooperate with Avigilon. Hikvision IP cameras already provide clear video, while the Avigilon Control Center is engineered to manage HD videos, and efficiently handle bandwidth and storage. Through this cooperation, both technologies are fully realized,” said Keen Yao, Hikvision’s international marketing director. “Additionally, this cooperation with Avigilon will truly benefit our mutual customer base and helps them achieve a more flexible and scalable IP-based surveillance system.”

“As an innovative leader in high-definition video surveillance solutions, we believe openness benefits our customers and partners, and this integration will provide them access to the most appropriate solutions,” Keith Marett, vice president of marketing and communications at Avigilon. “By ensuring our products are ONVIF-compliant, we are helping bring the industry closer to standardization.”