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Uniview NDAA Compliant IP Cameras and NVRs

Uniview NDAA Compliant IP Cameras and NVRs

Uniview Mstar IP Cameras and NVRs are 100% NDAA Compliant. If you have heard about the USA ‘Blacklist’ for products such as Hikvision, Dahua and Huawei, then you have probably considered looking IP Solutions that do not use the Huawei Chip Set. Uniview has a complete line up of IP Cameras and NVRs that comply with NDAA regulations. In addition, they are adding new models every day so please keep an eye out for additional options coming soon.

What is NDAA Compliance?

In short, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019 was signed into law in August of 2018 and subsequently NDAA 2020 for this year. The law, specifically Section 889, prohibits federal agencies, their contractors and grant or loan recipients from procuring or using “telecommunications and video surveillance equipment or services” from specific Chinese companies as a “substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system.” The NDAA ban includes telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation, as well as video surveillance and telecommunications equipment produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company. Therefore, for equipment to be NDAA Compliant, products must be free of any hardware, chip-sets, SoC, or other materials from any of the companies listed on the Banned List.

Be Careful of OEMs or Re Labelled Equipment

Because many cameras and other surveillance equipment are privately labeled (OEM) it can be difficult to tell if a specific device is banned, based on Brand Name. The two major manufacturers that are on the banned list are Hikvision and Dahua. However, each one sells to dozens of OEMs, who label the products with their own brand name. If you are looking for NDAA Compliant Security Equipment, it may require a bit more research and involve asking about banned components as well. For instance, Huawei is a manufacturer of components that is on the banned list and they supply chip sets to numerous camera manufacturers.

Uniview Compliant Cameras and NVR Recorders, do not use any of the components from these suppliers.

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Important to Note regarding NDAA

Keep in mind that the law affects only by Federal Projects currently. However, some states have considered extending the ban to state government purchases. In addition, some in the industry have expressed confusion as to the scope of the NDAA ban. The ban is related to named companies, not the country of origin (manufacturing location) of video surveillance products or components.

What Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs are NDAA Compliant?

We have attached a PDF below with the current NDAA Compliant Uniview Cameras and NVRs. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to give us a call, toll free at 877-880-7728, or contact us at [email protected]

NDAA Compliant Models on our Site

Uniview NDAA Compliant Models 08-14-2020

 

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Uniview LightHunter IP Cameras see Color in the Dark

Lighthunter IP Cameras see color in Ultra Low Light

See Color in the Dark

The main goal of video surveillance is to see clearly anytime and anywhere. Security Cameras need to be well prepared to provide high-resolution, and color images, in a multitude of different lighting conditions. The LightHunter Technology is an innovative technology that delivers vivid color, appropriate brightness, and extremely clear images in ultra-low light. LightHunter Technology significantly improves the image brightness with an F1.2 Large Iris design and a BSI sensor. With the specially designed, large size sensors, the IP Cameras have higher photosensitivity, and feature high SNR.

UNV’s uniquely patented technology called U-ISP,  improves the definition and brightness of images. U-ISP technology features a new generation of noise reduction to improve Signal-Noise Ratio and reduce blur. It effectively reduces blur with moving objects, which ensures that the image is captured more like the true scene. With the combined hardware and software advantages, LightHunter Technology guarantees extraordinary images, full of color, even under ultra-low light.

Low Light Challenges for Security Cameras

Indoor Scenes and Challenges

Installing Security Cameras in certain venues with complex lighting creates unique challenges. If you have ever installed a Security Camera System in a business that operates in Low Light, you may have noticed that the Cameras are always in Black and White (IR Mode). Since color images are more detailed and accurate, this is an issue. LightHunter Technology solves this problem. Therefore, your clients are much more satisfied with the finished product. Color images provide much more forensic detail, which provides end users with a more usable surveillance image. A typical example of this would be a Bar or Restaurant that operates in lower light levels.

Outdoor Scenes and Challenges

Many outdoor scenes create unique challenges as well. If you are covering an area with limited ambient lighting, then you need a camera with the capabilities of a LightHunter Camera. This is especially true for high security areas. Have you ever tried to identify a person or object from an image of a camera in IR Mode? If so, then you are familiar with the challenge. Is your subject moving? What is that item they are carrying? Obviously, it is much easier to extract these details from a color image. In addition, IR Mode images can produce other issues such as blur or noise. LightHunter employs U-ISP technology to reduce the issues associated with other Low Light Imaging Technology.

In low-light environments, standard IR technology can achieve high-resolution, while it may lose color information and the images are black and white. The Lighthunter technology provides superior color-related information unable to be achieved with conventional cameras. More effective information about vehicles and suspects, such as the plate number, color, and brand of a vehicle; facial features, hair color, height and clothing color of a suspect may be usefully offered to law enforcement or other people in need.

Committed to solving this problem, UNV has devoted significant resources to the research and development of this new ultra-low light technology. Now, LightHunter technology is available and provides unmatched detail, brightness, and realistic color, along with clear images in the ultra-low light.

 

 

IPC2325EBR5-DUPZ Uniview LightHunter IP Bullet Camera

 

 

 

IPC325ER3-DUVPF28 5MP LightHunter Vandal Dome Camera

 

 

UNV PTZ

 

 

 

IPC6858SR-X38UP-VC LightHunter 4K IP PTZ Camera

 

 

 

 

More about the LightHunter Solution

BSI Sensor and High Transmittance Lens

The BSI Sony Sensor improves light utilization many times that of ordinary sensors. In addition, Lighthunter employs a High Transmittance Lens for LUX Levels of 0.0005.

LightHunter U-ISP Technology

In addition, the UNV new-generation algorithm (U-ISP) has many advantages, such as reducing blur and noise, and increasing sharpness. All of these advantages improve the definition and brightness of images. As shown in the following figure, a criminal is stealing a wallet from the car. The normal IPC’s image is full of snowflakes. The most obvious difference compared to the normal IPC’s image, is that we see clearer and more colorful images and obtain more detailed information by the LightHunter IPC. The detailed information, such as facial features, clothing color, and plate number is easily identifiable by law enforcement.

Uniview LightHunter Camera Models and Options

Ellipse Security

Ellipse Security is an Authorized Distributor for Univiews LightHunter IP Cameras. We have multiple models and form factors available for your unique applications. Therefore, you can deploy this technology on virtually any job. If you are looking to step up your surveillance game by adding LightHunter Cameras to your line up, then give us a call at 877-880-7728. Available in almost all Form Factors so you have options!

Want to see all of the LightHunter Models?

View all Models Here: UNV LightHunter IP Cameras

Want to learn more about this amazing technology? Here is some (not so light) reading: Lighthunter Technology from Uniview

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Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions

Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions for Large Facilities

Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions for managing Large Buildings and Facilities:

Large Buildings are a venue for social and business activities such as office work, economic, production, as well as cultural and entertainment activities. A comprehensive and sophisticated building surveillance solution should take the specific social activities and human traffic behavior into consideration. The best surveillance solution will protect the privacy of individuals, while still being able to cover all critical areas without any blind spots.

Types of Building Surveillance Solutions

Building surveillance solutions can be divided into multiple types of applications, each with their own unique challenges. hotels, office buildings, hospitals, residential buildings and so on. Examples include:

  • Office Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Residential Buildings
  • Hotels
  • Stadiums
  • Goverment Buildings
  • And More

Uniview has been dedicated to the commercial surveillance industry for many years. In fact, UNV was a pioneer in IP Video Surveillance and has since developed numerous advanced technologies for commercial surveillance applications. Because of this, UNV has accumulated vast experience and knowledge on varied building scenes and solutions. In addition, they have presented multiple comprehensive building surveillance solutions which have been applied to all types of facilities. Since every surveillance application can present unique challenges, Uniview has developed scalable solutions for major installations around the globe.

General Breakdown of Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions include:

 


 

Lobby Area

The Lobby Area is the main area for entrance and exit from the building. It is also a key area where staff and personnel interact with visitors, and is likely your busiest area. In order to monitor your lobby area clearly, cameras must be able to adapt to varying lighting conditions and scenes.

WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)

Uniview True WDR cameras, combine Sony STARVIS sensor technology with their self-developed ISP processing technology, to fully utilize sensor’s potential and imaging performance. This combination delivers clear and visible images under high contrast lighting conditions. It is particularly ideal for entrances and exits. You can see in the image below how a complex scene is rendered with even exposure over light and dark areas. Therefore, greater detail is achieved for the entire scene. Alternatively, facial detail can be rendered much more clearly even in bright backlighting.

WDR OFF  —->  WDR ON

WDR

4K fisheye

4K fisheye cameras are ideal for sites with high floor height, or wide areas such as a lobby. The UNV 4K fisheye fixed domes support ceiling, wall and desktop mounting options so you can deploy them in virtually any situation. The cameras provide up to 16 kinds of de-warping modes for viewing your video. The Panoramic view (shown below) can cover an extremely wide area for overall coverage. The camera can interact with UNV NVR and EZVMS for additional and multiple viewing options.

Uniview Fisheye Panoramic IP Cameras:

 

 

 

IPC815SR-DVPF14 Uniview 5MP Panoramic Camera

 

 

 

 

IPC868ER-VF18B Uniview 4K Panoramic IP Camera

 

 

 

 


Public and Interior

Surveillance for Public and Interior areas of a building can vary greatly, as well. Areas that are accessible to the public such as Canteens, Workout Rooms and Corridors have different needs than other interior areas. You wouldn’t use the same camera in a large gym as you would use in a hallway, for instance. Other Interior Surveillance applications may include areas like offices, file rooms and storage areas. Therefore, a comprehensive and sophisticated building surveillance solution needs to adapt to multiple environments.  Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions deliver the options needed for a complete installation.

Privacy Mask

In order to better protect privacy, a privacy mask area can be configured for monitoring an area on certain scenarios. An example would include the numeric keypad of an ATM machine. When a PTZ dome camera changes the position or zooms, the privacy mask will be adjusted accordingly to protect the area.
One single monitoring image can display up to 8 privacy masks. Certain models of UNV cameras support to configure up to 24 privacy masks.

 

Smart IR

Smart IR is an intelligent, IR adaptive control technology. This technology can balance the luminance level between distant and nearby areas, so that the cameras are able to provide consistent clear image under low Lux scenes. If you look at the images below, you will see that the most important details are captured with the Smart IR Function.

 

 

 

With Smart IR ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Smart IR Off

 

 

Certainly, IR Illumination (also referred to as Night Vision) can play an even bigger factor in outdoor use. You can choose from numerous models of UNV cameras with LED Infrared Night Vision. Some Bullet Style Camera Models enable the IR illumination to reach up to 200m (656ft). Also, we have UNV PTZ dome cameras with IR illumination up to 250m (820ft), and the UNV Laser IR PTZ dome cameras can even reach up to 1000m (3000ft).

Uniview IP cameras can satisfy different illumination requirements of almost any building scenario. We have listed some popular models below:

UNV IPC6858SR-X38UP-VC

 

 

IPC6858SR-X38UP-VC   UNV 4K Starlight IP PTZ with 38X Zoom, 820 Feet Nightvision

 

IPC6222ER-X30P-B

 

 

IPC6222ER-X30P-B   UNV 2MP IP PTZ with 30X Zoom, 492 Feet Night Vision

 

 

 

IPC2328SBR5-DPZ   UNV 4K IP Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom, 164 Feet Night Vision

 

 

 

IPC7622EL-X55UG   Lighthunter Network Positioning System with 55X Zoom, 3000 Feet Laser Night Vision

 

 

 

Corridor Mode

There is a great waste of image area on the conventional 16:9 display format when used in long and narrow areas. The UNV Corridor Mode helps to effectively reduce unusable monitoring regions and shows more details in the important monitoring area. You really don’t need to monitor the walls but what is in between them. (I think that is a famous quote from someone) In addition, both UNV NVRs and the EZVMS support live view and playback display in corridor mode.

 

 

 

Here is an example of a camera in a hallway without the corridor mode in use.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the same area but with corridor mode ON. You will notice that the image captures almost 2X the usable information in the hallway. Corridor Mode is an incredibly useful feature available in Uniview IP Cameras and Devices.

 

 

 

 

Wide Angle Lens for Small Offices or Rooms

In order to cover a small office or store room, lets say for example a 12 x 12 room, a standard fixed 4mm Lens will not work. Here is an example of an application that would require a Wide Angle Lens. Specifically, a 2.8mm Lens is preferable. Uniview Fixed Dome Cameras such as the IPC3618SR3-DPF28M can be mounted in the corner of a room and will be able to cover the entire room.

 

 


Parking Lot and Perimeter

Uniview PTZ Cameras are able to actively cover large areas such as parking lots. A key element to Uniview Business Surveillance Solutions is active surveillance. Since the camera allows motorized Pan, Tilt and Zoom, security personnel can actively zoom in to any area of concern over a wide area of coverage. For instance, if while viewing a parking area, you notice a person or vehicle that does not belong, you can use the PTZ to investigate up close. In addition, you can preset positions and set automatic guard patrol scans. Many of our Uniview PTZs are able to do Motion Tracking as well. IP PTZ Cameras are able to perform automatic functions, Zoom In and Zoom Out, as well as Panning up/down and right/left. Therefore you can use these cameras to protect parking areas ensuring the safety and security of people and vehicles.

4K Camera

UNV 4K cameras can provide clear and abundant details in monitoring areas with excellent high resolution performance. Super High Resolution Cameras such as 4K, can be especially beneficial when covering large areas or great distances. Footage taken with these cameras is significantly more usable since the recorded image can be zoomed into digitally without losing much detail.

High Ratio Optical Zoom

Outdoor PTZ dome cameras can reach up to 38x or 44x optical zoom. They are ideal for large parking lots, large open warehouses, common community areas and stadiums. Optical Zoom is an actual physical zoom by the cameras lens. If you have a large parking or gathering area to cover, check out these high performance PTZ and Multi Sensor Cameras.

 

 

Uniview 38X Zoom 4K PTZ Camera:IPC6858SR-X38UP-VC

  • Starlight and True WDR
  • 38X Optical Zoom
  • 820 Feet of Night Vision

 

IPC8542ER5-DUG OmniView

 

OmniView Multi-Sensor Panoramic Camera: IPC8542ER5-DUG

  • Starlight and True WDR
  • 4X 4.2mm Lens
  • 180 Degree Field of View

 

 

Perimeter Protection for Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions

UNV Cameras are suitable for harsh environments and difficult conditions. Most UNV IP Cameras are rated IP67 for ingress protection and many are IK10 Vandal Proof. Is your surveillance application subject to extreme weather conditions? No problem, Uniview Cameras have extreme temperature range tolerance from -40°F to +158°F, depending on model. If you have cameras deployed in areas that are subject to vandalism, check out our IK10 rated Cameras. IK10 is the highest standard for Vandal and Impact resistance available.

 

IK10 Rated IP Dome Camera: IPC3238SR3-DVPZ

  • IP67 / IK10 Protection
  • 4K Resolution
  • 2.8-12mm Motorized Zoom lens

 

Starlight Technology for Low Light Applications:

The Starlight function allows the camera to delivery color images in extremely dark environments. Color images provide better forensic detail when reviewing incidents. If you have ever installed or monitored a surveillance system that uses cameras in low light environments, then you are familiar with this scenario.  When the lights go down, standard night vision cameras will automatically switch to Black and White (IR Mode).  This puts you at a disadvantage because color is an important detail in video surveillance. With Uniview Starlight Cameras, images stay in color down to extremely low light levels, and Super Starlight even lower. Use UNV Starlight Cameras to up your surveillance game in areas where low or insufficient lighting available.

UNV Starlight

 

IPC3615ER3-ADUPF28M

 

Uniview Starlight IP Dome: IPC3615ER3-ADUPF28M

  • Starlight and True WDR
  • 5MP Resolution
  • IP67 Weatherproof

 

 


Management Center

The Management Center is the main area where Security Guards and Building Managers view Live and Recorded Video. This can be achieved through a Video Wall, PC, or other display devices. This is also the area where active building monitoring takes place including alarms response, video alarm, and intrusion detection. Video can be delivered from multiple devices, IP Cameras and NVRs via EZStation VMS, Mobile Client and Unicorn Video Management Servers. Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions are tailored to meet the needs of large facilities with high traffic volume.

EZ Station VMS

 

 

UNV EZStation3.0 Datasheet

 

 

 

EZView Mobile App

 

 

 

System Stability & Data Safety

UNV devices deliver consistent monitoring and recording because they are designed with numerous advanced functions. These features prevent data loss from unforeseen device errors, in addition to protecting the customers’ privacy.

  1. System Stability

  • During the period of Auto Network Recovery (ANR). UNV cameras can automatically store video recordings into the camera’s SD card. Once the network is restored, it will automatically send video recordings back to storage server. Therefore, building managers will not lose any important video recording even if the network fails temporarily. If you are responsible for the Security Management of your Building, you can greatly appreciate this function.

ANR

Multiple RAID (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks) Modes (RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60) are built into UNV NVRs and storage servers for better data reliability and higher data safety.

Certain UNV NVRs and UNV Unicorn are deployed with Redundant Power Supply to ensure continuous services when power supply fail-over occurs.

UNV NVRs are deployed with N+1 hot backup capability. In the same networking system, if any active NVR is out of service, the Standby NVR will automatically take over. Again, if you have managed, or currently manage a large system, you know that redundancy is key.

 

 

 

 

Learn More about the Unicorn Video Management Server Here

 

 

 

 

Hot Spare Capability

If you are concerned about redundancy, the UNV Unicorn can be deployed with a Hot Spare capability. If the Master Unicorn fails, the standby Unicorn will take over service immediately. All service and data will transfer back to Master Unicorn when it recovers.

 

  1. Data Safety

  • Flexible storage mode options are available to meet different preferences and needs. These include options such as Local Storage and Centralized Storage. You can choose your Storage mode options based on your individual priorities. Some of the factors you will need to consider are: reliability, cost effectiveness and/or better redundancy of important video recording backup.

 

 

The Unicorn is designed with high transfer capabilities which enable multiple users to check live view or playback of the same camera through only one video channel of bandwidth transmission.

 

 

You can divide Admin users into different authority levels through the manager authorization. Admin users also can log out lower-level users to save resources if needed. In addition, admin users can lock users, or set date and time validation of other users through remote operation. This allows a robust management of resources as well as privacy.

 

Your Video recordings can be watermarked with custom content to prevent prevent unauthorized editing.

 

 

 

EZVMS Management Platform/EZVMS

Our UNV Unicorn is a smart, integrated surveillance platform with strong video management, decoding, storing and transfer capabilities. Video Management is an integral part of Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions.

  • The Unicorn VMS device can manage hundreds of NVRs, with thousands channels of IP Cameras.
  • It also supports Master & Slave Modes which have double storage and data transfer abilities, and users can easily control the Slave Unicorn device through Master Unicorn device.
  • UNV Unicorn can configure Video Wall function without additional decoders.

 

 

EZVMS is a reliable and easy-to-use management platform designed for UNV Unicorn. Its flexible and feature-rich interface helps security guards and building managers verify alarms and coordinate a response more efficient and easier.

 

 

  • The VMS supports Video Tags to mark important video recordings so that they can be easily searched and properly categorized.
  • Also supports Overwrite Protection to protect important video recordings from accidental deletion or overwriting.

 

 

  • EZVMS supports flashing alarms on E-maps and links live view on a video wall. It enables security guards to locate alarming area quicker, which significantly shortens their response time.

 

  • Integrated with EZAgent, EZVMS is compatible with third-party access control.
    Currently the EZAgent supports mainstream manufactures which produce alarm products such as Honeywell, Bosch, Paradox, Hikvision etc., and supports access controller manufacturers such as Tyco, Peake, Das, Newabel etc.

*Note-For more detailed information of third-party access control manufactures supported by EZAgent, please contact Ellipse Security

All In One Smart Management

This All-in-One Smart Management System includes sub-systems designed to give you maximum functionality. These sub systems include: linked alarms, E-map, guard tour system, two-way audio and broadcast, device status monitoring, server statistics, query logs, vehicle management and third-party access control.

 

Video Walls & Decoders

We provide various display size options on monitors, video walls and corresponding decoders. Uniview designs and manufactures all of their devices at the highest standards, in order to satisfy your 24/7, constant monitoring requirements.

 

  • UNV Decoders support to configure single screen windows with various display modes.

 

  • Support DVI-D local input for displaying a PC screen on Video Wall.
  • Compatible with third-party device streaming via ONVIF protocol or private protocol(partly).

 

Uniview Building Surveillance Management Design

 

When looking for a complete surveillance solution for building management, many factors need to be considered. Planning Surveillance for large buildings can be a complex process and requires careful consideration. Building managers can benefit from the innovation that is available in Uniview Products, as well as the know how available from Ellipse Security Distributors. We can help you from design to inception, and through completion. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the unique needs of your facility. Ellipse Security is an Authorized Uniview Distributor and can help you with your design questions and application. We are singularly focused on providing you with the ultimate experience in Video Surveillance.

 

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Uniview Case Studies Quick Links:

Sports Arena, Palacoccia, Italy

Hilton Hotels and Resorts in UAE

 

 

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UNV Case Study: Hilton Hotels

UNV Case Study: Hilton Hotel and Resorts UAE

UNV Case Study: Uniview provided a video surveillance solution for three Hilton hotels and resorts in UAE. The locations are the Hilton Hotel and Spa Resort RAK, Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, and the Hilton Residence and Village.

Hilton resort and Spa in Ras al Khaimah is located on the city’s north side, in the Al Maareedh area. The multi-award winning resort provides a leisurely pace of living, sprawled over 1.5 kilometers of private white sandy beach, offering the perfect destination for a family getaway. Hilton Residence and Village is 5 minutes’ walk from Hilton resort and Spa in Ras. Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort is an eco-friendly hotel located in Al Jazirah Al Hamra area Ras al khaima.

UNV IP Solution:

Uniview provided a complete video surveillance solution for Hilton Hotel and Spa Resort, and back-end products for the other two hotels.

In Hilton Hotel and Spa Resort RAK, more than 300 IP cameras are installed. Numerous cameras were installed in public areas including all public entrances and exits, lobbies, reception, vehicle entry and exit, parking area, elevator and staircase, and emergency exits. In addition, UNV cameras were deployed in staff working areas including water tanks, electrical rooms, gas cylinder areas, kitchens , safe, store, archiving and control rooms.

In Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort and Hilton Residence and Village, NVR516 and disk enclosures are used to connect and manage Axis cameras, storing videos days and nights. Uniview is ONVIF supported and works with 3rd party cameras. Because of this, legacy equipment can be used to reduce the cost of system upgrades.

UNV Solution Highlights:

All-weather adopted video surveillance: corridor mode, WDR, anti-corrosion

Corridor mode is supported on Uniview cameras and highly appropriate for hallway monitor application in hotel. Using 9:16 vertically oriented video stream to increase 40% of valuable coverage in longitudinal areas such as corridors or hallways.

 

 

 

Corridor Mode On: You will notice that the important areas are covered in the hallway when in corridor mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corridor Mode Off: Less important details are shown.

 

 

In the lobby of hotel, glass doors are always the bright background in the image. Uniview true WDR cameras provide clear image in this scene.

WDR

Considering that the Hilton hotel is located next to the seashore, the cameras had to be able to stand up to a more corrosive weather environment. Uniview applies anti-corrosion painting powder and surface treatment on their cameras for this purpose. UNV IP Cameras are also all-weather adopted and can work in high temperature and humidity. In fact, Uniview camera have some of the widest temperature ranges available.

High level data safety: RAID NVR

In order to keep the system working with highest safety level, the NVR516 provides redundant power supply in case of electricity failure. For data storage, the NVR516 provides different Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks like RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10. If one of the HDDs malfunctions by chance, the NVR can prevent the data from going missing, and rebuild RAID in a short time.

High density mass data storage: 90 days 7/24 uninterrupted storage

Built-in 16 SATA interfaces and two mini SAS interfaces for additional disk enclosures, NVR516 provides 27/7, 90 days uninterrupted recording of hundreds of cameras. Such a mass storage makes it possible and convenient to search video and events going back long periods of time.

Learn More about the Uniview 128 Channel NVR Here:

NVR516-128 UNV 128 Channel NVR

 

Management ability: up to 500 cameras connection

The NVR516-128 supports 128 cameras input and storage for a single NVR. One hotel deploying (4) NVR516-128 NVRs can easily manage up to 500 cameras. As a result, this allowed covering all the areas including reception, lobby, restaurant, square, garden, and others. Guards in the control center can watch live view and monitor every public area. Any event or alarm can be received at the control center for active security and surveillance.

As the world’s leading video surveillance solution provider, Uniview is covering more and more industries including world-class hotels, shopping malls, city surveillance, banks, hospitals, educations, factories and more. You name it! The advanced, user friendly solutions are capable of covering any surveillance project. Uniview will spare no effort on providing high quality products, cutting edge technologies and professional services for global customers.

 

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Uniview Case Study: Sports Arena Palacoccia, Lazion, Italy

UNV Case Study Sports Arena

For an example project by Uniview, we will discuss the UNV Case Study Sports Arena. Uniview recently provided a video surveillance solution for a large Sports Arena. The “Palacoccia” in Lazion, Italy, has a capacity of 4,500 individual seats including the stands and floor for shows and events. The building will be the second in Lazion, and can accommodate relatively large events. There are four blocks of changing rooms with bathrooms, in addition to those intended for spectators. The Sports Stadium has multiple functions including basketball, volleyball, and musical and theatrical events. Since the stadium draws large crowds, a robust surveillance solution was required.

 

UNV IP NVR Solution:

The complete video surveillance system from Uniview, included several 450′ IR PTZ dome cameras, as well as bullet cameras. The solution covered the entrances, corners, and inside of the sports arena, thereby providing safety for fans and spectators. A UNV NVR308-32E was used for system management and video recording. Our UNV NVRs are packed with advanced, user friendly features including Ultra265 compression, analytics and long range PoE. Thus allowing greater operating ability for the arena.

UNV IK10 vandal proof IR bullet

The system deployed several Uniview IPC2324EBR-DPZ28 IK10 vandal proof IR bullet cameras. These Cameras also feature a motorized zoom lens with Auto Focus. The IPC2324EBR-DPZ28 is a rugged IP Bullet Camera that offers a number of incredible features. In addition, the IK10 Impact Rating is the highest standard available in Security Cameras. Therefore, it is suitable for public areas and locations with a high degree of vandalism. The IP67 Weatherproof Rating ensures that your camera can stand up to harsh weather.

UNV is User Friendly

With the Uniview CCTV system, operators will be able to easily monitor all ares of the building. Using the IP Bullet and PTZ dome cameras, security personnel can quickly manage and prevent  potentially dangerous situations. Therefore, the system ensures that fans and athletes are protected to the highest degree. The advanced, user friendly design of UNV NVRs and IP Cameras offer a ton of features to get excited about. For instance, how about ‘One Click’ Firmware Upgrades? We can’t make it any easier to make sure your surveillance equipment is operating at its highest potential.

Did you know that Uniview is the world’s 8th largest video surveillance manufacturer? UNV is endeavoring to build a safer world by providing professional, reliable and cutting-edge products and services. Continued dedication to development, design, and reliability makes UNV the go to choice for our Dealers!

 

Uniview and Ellipse Security Distributors

If you are looking for a complete solution for your facility, then give us a call. Ellipse Security is a Uniview Distributor and is dedicated to providing the best Video Surveillance design experience for you and your client.

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Uniview Heat Tracker Series,Thermal Automatic Temperature Screening

Heat Tracker Series

Uniview Heat Tracker Series, Thermal Automatic Temperature Screening Systems

The Uniview Heat Tracker Series, Thermal Automatic Temperature Screening Systems offer a variety of solutions for businesses and facilities. With concerns about potential exposure to COVID-19, and the push for companies to re-open, temperature screening has become a new segment in the market. As many businesses are focusing on re-opening there doors, there is a greater need for monitoring employees and crowds. Since screening individuals in a busy setting is impossible to do manually, many varieties of Automatic Temperature screening systems have come in to play. You may have already experienced one of these systems, if you are back to work.

Ellipse Security offers a number of solutions depending on crowd size, budget and application needs. We have provided a chart below, that will define some of the differences on our Uniview  models. Keep in mind, the information below is general data that can assist you with determining which model may work for you. More detailed information, including specifications and features, is available on our site here: Uniview Heat Tracker Series

For pricing and availability, please contact us directly at 877-880-7728.

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CDC Article Recommends Temperature and Employee Screening:

CDC Article

  • Pre-Screen: Employers should measure the employee’s temperature, and assess symptoms prior to them starting work. Ideally, temperature checks should happen before the individual enters the facility.
  • Regular Monitoring: As long as the employee doesn’t have a temperature or symptoms, they should self-monitor under the supervision of their employer’s occupational health program.
  • Wear a Mask: The employee should wear a face mask at all times while in the workplace for 14 days after last exposure. Employers can issue face masks or can approve employees’ supplied cloth face coverings in the event of shortages.
  • Social Distance: The employee should maintain 6 feet and practice social distancing as work duties permit in the workplace.
  • Disinfect and Clean work spaces: Clean and disinfect all areas such as offices, bathrooms, common areas, shared electronic equipment routinely.

 

Thermal and Automatic Temperature Screening Models Comparison: (Click on chart to enlarge)

 

Uniview is a World Leading, Security and Heat Sensing Equipment Manufacturer. The Heat Seeker Series was developed to help combat the spread of COVID-19. These systems work based on taking temperature measurements of people entering an area or facility. If your facility is interested in learning more about how temperature measurement systems can be beneficial, we are happy to assist.

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IP Camera Video Broadcasting

IP Camera Video Broadcasting to Your Website or Social Media

Did you know that you can use an IP Camera to broadcast a live stream of your meeting, church service, class or gathering, to YouTube, Facebook, or your Website? Well, you can. With our IP Camera Video Broadcasting Service, you can reach more people by streaming Live Audio and Video over the web.

IP Cameras can do more than just monitor their surroundings. Using IP cameras to make video available to your public, potential customers or members, can be extremely beneficial. If you are a business or entity that holds gatherings as a part of your service, then you can take advantage of reaching people that are unable to physically come to your location. Just consider the expanded coverage of being able to reach people in their homes or while they are traveling. In addition, you can add cloud recording to your subscription therefore allowing visitors to watch and view at a more convenient time.

Video Broadcasting for Churches:

Broadcast Sermons and Church Functions to Members by streaming to your website, or Social Media. Church members can access your live stream when they are not able to attend in person. You can add Cloud Recording as well, so people can watch your event at any time.

 

Video Broadcasting for Hotels:

Stream your surroundings, including the convenience and activity of your location. Show people the attraction to your location by video streaming live. Arriving guests can also view weather conditions and text can be inserted for live notifications.

 

Video Broadcasting for Universities and Schools:

Stream your classes or seminars Live to your Website or Social Media for online learning. Video streaming a classroom can be more engaging than just online classes. You can also insert text to remind students of test dates or activities.

 

Video Broadcasting for Events and Seminars:

Give your clientele a way to access your offerings and services as a free or paid service.

 

IP Camera Broadcasting

 

 

Live IP Camera Broadcasting and Cloud Service pricing:

 

Free: Stream to the whole world for free

$0 Camera per month. Unlimited data.

  • 1000 concurrent viewers
  • h.264 + MJPEG support
  • Supporting high resolution
  • Live Audio
  • Responsive player for any device
  • Camera Status notifications
  • Accessible from desktop & mobile
  • Live & Email Support

 

STANDARD: Stream publicly without ads

$6 Camera per month. Unlimited data. $48.00 Yearly

All Free Features Plus:

  • No Ads on Stream Page
  • Password Protection
  • Scheduled Streaming
  • Branded Video
  • Google Analytics

 

Premium: Embed our player into any website

$30 Camera per month. Unlimited data. $300.00 Yearly

All Standard Features Plus:

  • Player Embedding
  • Domain Lock Stream protection
  • Custom Domain Address

 

Business: Popular stream for masses

$100 Camera per month. Unlimited data. $960 yearly

All Premium Features Plus:

  • 2000 Concurrent Viewers
  • No AngelCam Logo in Player
  • Dedicated Key Account Manager

 

 

Optional Cloud Service:

7 Day Storage: $5.99 per Month, Per camera

30 Day Storage: $13.99 Per Month, Per Camera

Plans and Pricing may vary by storage needs. Please contact us for additional pricing and storage information.

 

 

How does IP Camera Video Broadcasting Work?

Are you wondering if Video Broadcasting with an IP Camera will work for you? If so, you can call us at 904-996-0061 to discuss your application in more detail. However, we will explain briefly how the system works. The set up is relatively simple and does not require expensive equipment in order to get started. You start by choosing the IP Camera that will work best for your application. Do you need Audio? If so, you will need a camera with a built in Microphone, or is Audio Ready. Do you want to be able to move your camera around? Then a PTZ is best for you. Once that camera is installed at your location and connected to your router, we can do the rest!

 

We recommend this Popular Camera for Video Broadcasting:

IPC6415SR-X5UPW

 

The IPC6415SR-X5UPW

Uniview 5MP IP PTZ with two way audio, motorized Pan, Tilt and Zoom, Starlight and True WDR.

 

 

 

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What is an XVR?

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What is an XVR?

Well you have heard of DVRs and NVRs, but what is an XVR? Well, we would say that an XVR Recorder is basically a DVR on steroids (but in a good way). A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) is a device used for recording and processing HD Analog or SD Analog Security Cameras. Meanwhile, an NVR (Network Video Recorder) is the device used for IP Cameras. Enter the XVR, a device that is able to record and display both HD and IP Cameras for maximum scalability. While an NVR will still be the best choice for most applications using all IP Cameras, XVRs have taken HD recording into a new dimension. In addition, XVR Recorders like the Uniview NVR302-16Q, can support all common HD Video Formats including TVI, AHD, CVI and CVBS. Therefore the recorder is compatible with the vast majority of cameras regardless of manufacturer or format.

Hybrid DVR

Highest Compatibility Range

Supports TVI, AHD, CVI and CVBS Formats as well as IP Cameras.

 

What is the difference between an XVR and a DVR?

DVR Recorders are designed to process and record Analog Video Signals. They are used with Standard Definition or High Definition Security Cameras predominantly over Coax Cable or RG59. Some DVRs only support one format such as AHD or TVI. However, there are a number of ‘Hybrid’ DVR’s that can do multiple formats and accept a variety of Cameras using different signal formats at once. An XVR, on the other hand, takes that one step further. These Recorders will generally do all common HD over COAX formats, as well as supporing IP Cameras. This adds an interesting dimension to standard recorders and delivers an unmatched flexibility.

Example of XVR with 24 Channel Operation:

XVR

Is an XVR More Expensive?

Nope! The price is generally comparable to DVR pricing. Many major manufacturers have gone to producing either Hybrid DVRs or XVRs instead of standard DVRs and pricing has reflected this.

Why should I get an XVR?

Upgrading New Clients

If you are a Security Camera Installer and have a customer with legacy Analog or HD Analog Cameras, an XVR will provide more solution options without a customer having to replace existing equipment. Lets say that your customer has a 8 Channel DVR with (6) HD 1080P 2MP Cameras. For our example, lets assume that your customer wants higher resolution cameras or even wants to add IP Cameras. The need for higher resolution is obviously a common one. However, a potential client may also have a unique or specific need that only an IP Camera will provide. Of course, you could tell them to scrap their existing system, or try to install an NVR with expensive encoders, but that might be cost prohibitive. As an alternative, you could propose an XVR. This would allow using the customers (6) existing cameras as well as adding cameras of any format you choose. In addition you will be able to add several IP Cameras that solve your customers issue.

Bidding or Planning a Security Camera Application

Being more competitive when bidding a job, or being able to offer an alternative solution, is a good way to earn a clients trust. To take this one step further, installing an XVR will prevent you from being limited on camera options in the future. Whether you are installing the unit for a client, or you are an end user, you can rest assured that your system will be scalable for future expansion and variety of camera use.

If you are looking at upgrading your DVR or interested in a new Security Camera System, you should consider the following Video Recorders:

What XVR’s are available?

NVR302-16Q Uniview 16/24 Channel XVR

SAS-XVR51600 Stoic 16 Channel XVR

SAS-XVR5800 Stoic 8 Channel XVR

SAS-XVR5400 Stoic 4 Channel XVR

 

Also see our post on “How do I add IP Cameras to my DVR, XVR?”

 

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What is True WDR or WDR in Security Cameras?

What is True WDR or WDR in Security Cameras?

What is WDR?

I’m sure if you’ve been shopping for camera systems you’ve noticed, among other acronyms, WDR. WDR has become more readily available in Security Cameras in the last couple of years. But you may ask, “What is True WDR (or WDR) and why do I need it? To explain WDR and what it does is not as complex as you would think. WDR stands for Wide Dynamic Range. To put it in a nutshell, It’s the ability to produce high quality images across a broad range of light levels. In other words, the light coming in from a window may be much more intense than the light by your coffee machine. With True WDR, the camera takes pictures of both areas and stitches them together, giving you a better-quality image.

WDR

The image on the left is a standard Camera without True WDR. Notice that the image on the right gives full detail over the entire range of the image. The image on the right is using True WDR to delivery a properly exposed image despite the wide range of light levels.

WDR in Security Cameras

Some of you may be interested in a short history of how this all came about. Cameras historically struggled with wide ranges of lighting because of their dependency on a single exposure. Cameras needed light to generate an image. With too much light, the image was washed out, too little light and the image was too dark. If you had an environment with even lighting, the camera could adjust its iris opening size or its shutter speed to get the right amount of light.

Manufacturers, understanding this, would demo their cameras in environments that had even lighting. With no variation in the lighting, the demo showed a superior image. Consumers bought the cameras but found that their new cameras didn’t work effectively in the real world. Our offices and our homes have a wide range of lighting. The cameras had a tough challenge. If the camera restricted the amount of light it took in (to optimize for the bright areas) the lower light areas would be too dark. If it chose the opposite approach, optimizing for low light areas, the bright side would be washed out.

The main challenge for WDR is to set the exposure to capture both the dark and bright areas of an environment. A common solution is to use multiple exposure and combine them. This will produce a better-quality image. This is referred to as True WDR or Multi-Exposure WDR. A short exposure captures the bright areas, while a light exposure captures the dark areas.

True WDR cameras make a big difference in environments that have varying light levels. It is important to be able to capture the image of someone’s face as they walk into a dimly lit office from the bright sunlight outdoors. A subject’s hairstyle, clothing and details around him are crucial when studying the video surveillance footage.

There are two types of WDR cameras available:

  1. True WDR cameras that work with a shutter speed technique and two images.
  2. Digital WDR (DWDR) cameras which work with a software compensation technique.

Which is better? Almost in every case, True WDR will outperform Digital WDR.

True WDR cameras work by capturing two images with different exposures to light and merging them into a third one, and therefore works more intensely but also more efficiently, whereas the digital WDR works only with one image to make a digital exposure compensation.

With higher levels of light versus lower levels, you want a high performing WDR. Unfortunately, light measurements are not standardized and it’s the discretion of each manufacturer to determine what measurement to use. The generally accepted unit to measure in surveillance is the decibel (e.g., 58dB, 113dB, etc…). The higher the number, the better. The generally accepted dB level for a camera to be considered True WDR is 120dB. True WDR is a much more robust technology than Digital WDR. Digital WDR will not achieve the results delivered by True WDR and may not be sufficient for your application.

Therefore, it’s important to have knowledgeable salespeople to guide you to a manufacturer and camera that works best for your environment. Most Uniview Prime Series IP Cameras come with True 120dB WDR. If you are looking for a True WDR Camera, or have additional questions, feel free to contact us at 877-880-7728.

 

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Lighthunter Technology and the Uniview Network Positioning Systems

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Lighthunter Technology and the Uniview Network Positioning Systems

Uniview Teleview Network Positioning System

Uniview, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of video surveillance products and solutions, launched its 2MP Lighthunter IR Network Positioning system for vertical and commercial markets. The Teleview series, including IPC7622ER-X44U and IPC7622EL-X55UG, are advanced IP Camera Systems that deploy Univiews Lighthunter Technology to benefit industrial, commercial and urban applications. The Teleview Series Positioning Systems solve a number of problems that are characteristic of applications that involve monitoring large areas, Perimeter Control and Extreme environments. With IP67 Weatherproof Protection and a temperature range of -40 to +158 degrees, these IP Cameras are built to withstand a variety of harsh conditions.

Long Distance Monitoring & Vast View

The Teleview positioning system is vertical market product, which represents the top manufacturing ability, brought to you by Uniview. The cameras feature up to 55x optical zoom lens and smart laser IR. This allows the Cameras to see farther, and capture high quality images whether it is day or night. Meanwhile, the positioning system structure is designed to support a large vertical tilt angle from -90° to 45°, ensuring a vast panorama and incredible view. The motorized zoom lens allows for extreme zoom and auto focus.

Stable and Reliable

With the thickened aluminum alloy material, the large-sized base of Teleview positioning system enables high stability when affixed to the mounting surface. Meanwhile, the built-in gyroscope significantly helps reduce vibration and shaking of the Teleview System during outdoor high wind. The purpose of these designs is to guarantee the stability of the product and excellent image, especially in long range applications.

Easy to maintain, Easy to use

The Lighthunter Teleview Positioning system satisfies vertical market demand for reliability. Certainly, in a high importance video surveillance application you would expect advanced features. The Uniview Network Positioning System has built in self-monitoring tools to assist with camera maintenance and alert the user to fluctuation conditions. It detects abnormal voltage such as over-voltage or under-voltage, and triggers an alarm. Meanwhile, if a sudden power failure occurs, the positioning system would trigger self-locking automatically. This would involve physically locking itself to prevent sudden head down or damage the lens or components.

With the smart wiper, Teleview positioning system can clean itself automatically whenever in need. There are 7 alarm inputs and 2 alarm outputs available, so if your project involves multiple alarm devices, the Uniview Network Positioning System is up to the task. The Cameras are also embedded with gradienter to ensure the horizontal position during installation.

With its high-quality large magnification, vast angle of view, excellent stability and reliability, the professional Teleview positioning system can be applied to special scene applications. Commercial uses include borders, ports, urban roads, airports, and large industrial environments.

 

LightHunter Technology

The main goal of video surveillance is to see clearly anytime and anywhere. Security Cameras need to be well prepared to provide high-resolution, and color images in a multitude of different light conditions. The LightHunter Technology is an innovative technology that delivers vivid color, appropriate brightness, and extremely clear images in ultra-low light. LightHunter Technology significantly improves the image brightness with F1.2 Large Iris design and a BSI sensor. With the specially designed, large size sensors, the IP Cameras have higher photosensitivity, and feature high SNR. UNV’s uniquely patented technology called U-ISP,  improves the definition and brightness of images. U-ISP technology features a new generation of noise reduction to improve Signal-Noise Ratio and reduce blur. It effectively reduces blur with moving objects, which ensures that the image is captured more like the true scene. With the combined hardware and software advantages, LightHunter Technology guarantees extraordinary images, full of color, even under ultra-low light.

Challenges & Solution

In low-light environments, standard IR technology can achieve high-resolution, while it may lose color information and the images are black and white. The Lighthunter technology provides superior color-related information unable to be achieved with conventional cameras. More effective information about vehicles and suspects, such as the plate number, color, and brand of a vehicle; facial features, hair color, height and clothing color of a suspect may be usefully offered to law enforcement or other people in need.

Committed to solving this problem, UNV devoted significant resources to the research and development of this new ultra-low light technology. Now, LightHunter technology is available and provides unmatched detail, brightness, and realistic color, along with clear images in the ultra-low light.

BSI Sensor and High Transmittance Lens

The BSI Sony Sensor improves light utilization many times that of ordinary sensors. In addition, Lighthunter employs a High Transmittance Lens for LUX Levels of 0.0005.

U-ISP Technology

In addition, the UNV new-generation algorithm (U-ISP) has many advantages, such as reducing blur and noise, and increasing sharpness. All of these advantages improve the definition and brightness of images. As shown in the following figure, a criminal is stealing a wallet from the car. The normal IPC’s image is full of snowflakes. The most obvious difference compared to the normal IPC’s image, is that we see clearer and more colorful images and obtain more detailed information by the LightHunter IPC. The detailed information, such as facial features, clothing color, and plate number is easily identifiable by law enforcement.

 

Read more about Lighthunter Technology from Uniview here:

Lighthunter Technology from Uniview

 

Uniview Teleview series Network Positioning Systems Applications:

Airports

Universities

Hospitals

Shopping Malls

Shipping Ports

Hotels

Infrastructure Monitoring

Processing Facilities

Borders and Perimeter Control

Large Industrial Facilities

Urban Traffic Flow

 

If you are looking for a Video Surveillance Solution and think the Uniview Network Positioning System can help, please call us toll-free at 877-880-7728 for more information.

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