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IEC adopts ONVIF access control spec

by Andy Clutton

onvifapr16ONVIF, the standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products, has announced that its newest access control specification has been adopted by standards group International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as its new standard for Electronic access control systems.

The inclusion of the ONVIF specification by the IEC, which is playing a significant role in the continued development of the Internet of Things by establishing interoperability between electronic devices, marks the second time that ONVIF specifications have become IEC global standards, paving the way for further international adoption of ONVIF as part of security projects.

The IEC 60839-11 System and components requirements standard for Alarm and Electronic Security Systems will adopt the specification that ONVIF developed for Access Control monitoring, based on web services. IEC 60839-11 specifies minimum functionality, performance and testing methods for electronic access control systems and components used for physical access. The standard applies to electronic access control systems and components that are used in security applications for the granting of access and includes requirements for logging, identification and control of information.

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