ONVIF support on Marmitek cameras

Marmitek, specialist in the field of affordable smart home products, announces that the company's smart cameras now offer ONVIF support. ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) ensures that Marmitek cameras are easy to install and integrate into other camera systems, which significantly increases the compatibility of the cameras. ONVIF is a globally standardized protocol for the interoperability and communication of IP cameras and IP software regardless of brand, and as long as they support ONVIF.

Owners or administrators of (security) systems with IP cameras, NAS servers and/or NVRs can easily add Marmitek cameras and be sure that they communicate properly with other products that use the ONVIF protocol. A good example of a system that supports ONVIF is Surveillance Station 8.2.8 from Synology, a comprehensive NVR (network video recorder) system for surveillance via IP cameras.

Special computer software is also available that makes it possible to view and record live images from the Marmitek cameras.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which Marmitek cameras support ONVIF?
A: Currently the View ME (indoor camera), View MO (outside camera) and Buzz LO (doorbell with camera) support ONVIF.

Q: How do I activate ONVIF on Marmitek cameras?
A: Click here for instructions (leads to separate FAQ)

  • Launch the Smart me app.
  • Then click on the camera you installed.
  • Now click on the pen at the top right of the screen to go to the camera settings:
  • Now click ONVIF to go to the ONVIF settings (ONVIF is off by default).
  • Click the ONVIF switch to make ONVIF active.
  • Make a note of the IP address and then click Reset password.
  • The current password is admin . Change this to the password you want to use for the camera and write it down.
  • To ensure that your router does not give a different IP address to your camera, it is advisable to set this in your router. See the manual of your router for this.
  • The camera can now be reached with the following URL:
    HD Stream: rtsp://admin:password@ipaddress:8554/Streaming/Channels/101/
    SD Stream: rtsp://admin:password@ipaddress:8554/Streaming/Channels/102/

Q: How can I see a video stream from my camera on my PC?
A: Click here for instructions (leads to separate FAQ)

If you want to be able to watch a stream on your PC, proceed as follows:

  • Make sure you VLC Media Player installed on your computer.
  • Launch VLC Media Player
  • Go to Media > Open Network Stream (Ctrl+N)
  • Enter the following there:
    • rtsp://admin:password@ipaddress:8554/Streaming/Channels/102/
    • password is the password you have changed in the app
    • ipaddress is the ONVIF IP address that was included with ONVIF in the app.
  • Then click on play and the video stream will be displayed on your screen.
  • Make sure that the camera and the PC are on the same network.
  • If you also want to be able to do this at another (external) location, "port forwarding” must be set in the router.

Q: Are there any other software packages that support ONVIF so that it can be used with Marmitek cameras?
A: Yes, examples of software packages that support ONVIF are:

  • Surveillance Station 8.2.8
    Synology Surveillance Station is an NVR (network video recorder) system for surveillance via IP cameras. Surveillance Station offers deep integration with IP cameras from various manufacturers. In combination with their NAS solutions, Surveillance Station combines so-called "deep learning video analysis" with features such as facial recognition and people and vehicle detection. 
  • Blue Iris
    Video surveillance software that allows you to use up to 64 different cameras (e.g. webcams, IP cameras) for remote monitoring. 
  • VMS
VMS is a free NVR software package for Windows and works with all ONVIF-enabled cameras. 
Their Agent DVR is an advanced video surveillance solution for Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Docker and offers a comprehensive user interface that runs on all modern PCs, mobile devices, and even in virtual reality.