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How do I UniFi Protect locally?

UniFi Protect is a comprehensive video surveillance system that allows you to monitor and manage your network of cameras from anywhere in the world. To use the system locally, you will need to first install the UniFi Protect application on a local device like a laptop, tablet, or phone.

Once the app is up and running, you will have the ability to add cameras to your Local Network. You can then add these cameras to your local Home/Office security system such as door/window alarms, fire alarms, etc.

Once the UniFi Protect is set up, you can start to take advantage of the features that it offers. These features include live streaming of video, recording and storing of video content, motion detection, intelligent alert notifications, access control, and more.

All of the features can be controlled from the app and from anywhere you have an internet connection. This allows you to keep your home/office safer and more secure than ever before.

Does UniFi Protect require a subscription?

No, UniFi Protect does not require a subscription. It is free to use and is included in the UniFi Network Controller software. The UniFi Controller software is free to download and install, and can be used to configure, monitor, and upgrade all of your UniFi devices.

UniFi Protect also offers a range of optional premium features that can be purchased through an annual subscription. The subscription provides access to additional features such as advanced analytics, automated incident response, and 24/7 video surveillance cloud recording.

Subscription pricing for both single-site and multi-site Pro editions are available on the UniFi website.

Can UniFi dream machine run UniFi Protect?

Yes, it is possible to run UniFi Protect on a UniFi Dream Machine. UniFi Protect is an easy to use surveillance software that allows users to monitor their home or business in real-time and record video footage.

The UniFi Dream Machine is a multifunctional device that not only features an all-in-one access point and router, but also includes a network switch and has a built-in camera that allows users to access surveillance footage right from their phones.

This means that not only can users use the UniFi Dream Machine to use the UniFi Protect software, but they can also view footage live on their phone. In order to use the UniFi Protect software on the UniFi Dream Machine, users will need to sign up for a Cloud Key Plus or Cloud Key Gen2 Plus, or use the UniFi Network app for their mobile devices.

Once set up, users will have access to all the advanced security and surveillance features available with UniFi Protect.

Can you use other IP cameras with UniFi Protect?

Yes, you can use other IP cameras with Unifi Protect. That being said, you should keep in mind that Unifi Protect is designed to take full advantage of Ubiquiti’s Unifi cameras, so they may perform better, and you may have more options in terms of settings and features.

Additionally, not all cameras are compatible with Unifi Protect, so it’s important to check compatibility with Ubiquiti to ensure your camera is supported. If you decide to go with a third-party IP camera, you should also pay attention to the specifications, ensuring that all features of the camera match that of Unifi Protect, and that the resolution, frame rate and recording quality are up to par.

What cameras can you use with UniFi Protect?

UniFi Protect can be used with a wide variety of cameras. It is compatible with many network IP cameras, including UVC-G3, UVC-G4, UVC-G4-Pro, UVC-G4-BULLET, and UVC-G4-Flex. UniFi Protect also supports high-end 4K cameras such as the G4-DOME, UVC-G4-PRO, and UVC-G3-FLEX as well as popular brand cameras from products like Nest, Canary, Foscam, and Logi Circle.

All these cameras are supported by the UniFi Protect mobile app and provide you with video streaming, recording, alerts, and other features. With UniFi Protect, you can also keep an eye on your property even when you’re away with remote monitoring and recordings capabilities.

Additionally, with camera events, you can create automated responses that react to motions or schedule events that take place at specific times. With this expansive range of camera compatibility, convenience, and remote access, UniFi Protect makes it possible to more easily keep an eye on the things that matter to you.

Will other cameras work with UniFi?

Other cameras may work with UniFi, depending on the particular version of the UniFi software you are using. For example, UniFi Video uses an open platform framework and so should work with most camera brands and models.

You can also use specific third-party IP cameras. As UniFi is the software used to manage the installation, it’s best to confirm compatibility by checking with the camera manufacturers and the software developers for your specific version of UniFi software.

Additionally, you may need to purchase and download additional software, firmware, and/or drivers in order to install the camera.

How do I adopt an UniFi camera?

Adopting an UniFi camera to your existing network is relatively straight-forward and can be done in a few simple steps.

1. Connect the camera to your existing UniFi Network controller. Be sure to use the included PoE (Power over Ethernet) adapter and an Ethernet cable for the initial connection.

2. Open your UniFi Network Controller and click the device. The camera’s adoption status should be displayed as “Pending Adoption”.

3. Click the Adopt button and a few moments later the camera’s status should change to “Adopted” along with a few additional settings.

4. Configure the camera’s settings including any motion detection settings, camera name and video recording storage.

5. Optional: Localize the camera. Go to the “Settings” tab and click on the cog icon located in the lower left corner. From here you can change the SSH password, enable port forwarding, adjust the time zone and other settings.

By following these basic instructions you should have your UniFi camera up and running in just a couple of minutes.

What is RTSP port in IP camera?

The RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol) Port in an IP camera is a port number that is used in order to access the stream of data that is coming out of the IP camera. By opening this port, you can control the camera remotely, and you can also access the live feed from the camera.

The RTSP port is typically port 554 and is used to send the video streams from the camera to the viewing device, be that a PC, laptop, mobile device or tablet. This can be via a web page, RTSP streaming software or application used to access the feed.

The RTSP port also allows for control of the video stream, such as pausing, stopping, etc.

Can I run UniFi Protect on my own hardware?

Yes, you can certainly run UniFi Protect on your own hardware. Assuming you have hardware that meets the system requirements for the software, you can do that in one of two ways. The first is to setup a dedicated UniFi Protect server on its own hardware, from which you can manage one or more UniFi Protect Cameras.

The second is to install the UniFi Protect software on a Raspberry Pi and use it as a controller for your cameras. Either way, once setup is complete, you can easily manage your network cameras via the UniFi Protect interface.

Does UniFi Protect only work with UniFi cameras?

No, UniFi Protect does not only work with UniFi cameras. It also works with third-party ONVIF-compliant network cameras. It can support up to 50 cameras, including UniFi and third-party cameras, making it a great option for creating a comprehensive, secure surveillance system.

Additionally, UniFi Protect can provide external alarm connection as well as access to event and recordings from any web browser. With its powerful video management system, users can easily add, record, and manage up to 50 cameras easily.

How many cameras does Unifi protect?

Unifi Protect is Ubiquiti’s Surveillance Management System, designed to make it easy to monitor and manage your security cameras. The number of cameras that Unifi Protect can be used with is virtually limitless; the system allows you to add an unlimited number of Ubiquiti cameras.

Unifi Protect is compatible with a wide selection of Ubiquiti cameras, including their popular UniFi G3, G4, G4 Pro, and Bileka Series cameras. Each of these camera models offers different features and capabilities to fit a variety of security needs.

For instance, the UniFi G3 Series are indoor and outdoor cameras that offer 4K video resolution and color night vision. The UniFi G4 Series adds in person and vehicle detection capabilities. And the Bileka Series delivers superior low light performance and long-distance video capture.

No matter which Ubiquiti camera you choose, Unifi Protect allows you to easily add, manage, and monitor an unlimited number of cameras. Plus, you can create multiple “views” of your cameras to organize them & quickly access the surveillance footage that you need.

How do I download footage from Unifi protect?

You can download footage from Unifi Protect by following these steps:

1. Log into your Unifi Protect using a web browser.

2. Once you have logged in, select the camera you wish to download footage from, and then click on the “Media Library” button.

3. Scroll to find the date and time range of the footage you wish to download and then click the “Select” button.

4. Select the clips you want to download by clicking the checkboxes next to each clip and then click on the “Download” button at the bottom of the page.

5. You will then be prompted to save the file to your computer.

6. You can now open and view the footage on any media player software of your choice.

What is Unifi OS console?

Unifi OS is a Linux-based operating system (OS) developed by Ubiquiti that aims to provide an enterprise-grade, easy-to-use, cloud-enabled management platform. It is specifically designed for wireless, switching, and security management.

Unifi OS is Ubiquiti’s primary platform for intelligent, consolidated device and network management.

Unifi OS provides users with a unified console, where they can manage access points, switches, gateways, and cameras that are all connected to the same network. Through the console, users can monitor all of their devices through a single, intuitive interface.

Unifi OS also supports Zero-Touch Provisioning, which allows administrators to automate device setup, provisioning, and configuration.

Using Unifi OS, administrators can automate tasks like deploying a WiFi network and then monitor it, detect failure points, send notifications, and more. Unifi OS also offers features such as built-in analytics for identifying issues and performance bottlenecks, as well as automated security enforcement that uses predictive analytics.

Additionally, it gives administrators the ability to set policies across devices, manage firewalls, and secure access to applications and devices.

Overall, Unifi OS provides administrators with a streamlined way to manage and monitor their networks and devices, as well as ensure that devices are properly secured. This makes it a powerful and efficient tool for managing enterprise networks.

Can you use UniFi AP without controller?

Yes, you can use UniFi Access Point (AP) without a controller. However, a controller is recommended in order to manage multiple access points and to provide more features and options. Controllers allow you to set up more customized configurations including guest networks, parental controls, and other advanced settings.

They also allow you the ability to manage multiple sites from the same controller, as well as the ability to manage multiple different networks from the same controller. Without a controller, you will be limited to the most basic setup of your access points and will not have the same level of control with your network.

You will also have to manually log into each access point to make any changes or adjustments. While possible to use UniFy APs without a controller, a controller provides you with a much more robust and advanced network solution.

How do I access my UniFi Controller?

Accessing your UniFi Controller is easy and there are several ways to do it.

One way is to remotely access your UniFi network using a web-based controller. This requires installing the UniFi controller software on a computer. Once it is installed, you can open a web browser and type in the IP address of the computer hosting the controller.

You will then be prompted to log in with your username and password.

Another option is to access the UniFi controller software directly. Under the Unifi directory, you will find a controller folder. Simply open the folder and launch the UniFi controller software.

You may also be able to access the controller via an SSH connection. To do this, you will need to enable SSH login from the Unifi controller’s settings. Once that is set up, use an SSH client like PuTTY to connect to the controller.

You will be asked to enter the username and password that you set up.

No matter which of these methods you use, the UniFi controller will provide you with the tools you need to manage your network, including network configuration, device administration, and analytics.

Is UniFi Network application the same as UniFi Controller?

No, UniFi Network application and UniFi Controller are not the same. UniFi Network application is a software powering the UniFi Wi-Fi, switching, and routing products. Its core features include providing wireless access control, allowing users to customize wireless signal settings without needing to log into UniFi controller, checking out the network’s status and activities, viewing connected clients, and more.

On the other hand, UniFi Controller is a software controller that provides centralized control and central to managing multiple Wi-Fi networks using a web browser. It includes the ability to monitor and adjust settings such as RRM, RF power, network topology, firewalls, traffic management and more.

While both the applications form a part of the UniFi product line, they are not the same.

Does UniFi have subscription fee?

No, UniFi does not have a subscription fee. The software is free to download and use, and the hardware components are sold at cost. The UniFi suite doesn’t charge customers for access to the application, nor for any additional features or in-app purchases. All free.

The cost comes into play when making hardware purchases, as businesses need to purchase the hardware for the Wi-Fi system, but there is no recurring subscription fee required for access. However, UniFi does offer a Cloud Key subscription that costs $79/year and is designed to offer network administrators more insight into the network, making it easier to manage and troubleshoot.

This fee is entirely optional and not required to run a functioning Wi-Fi setup.