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Akuvox and Uniview Integration and interoperability

Akuvox and Uniview Integration and Interoperability

Many of you have asked us about Akuvox and Uniview Integration.

We are excited to announce that Akuvox and Uniview are fully interoperable. If you are a security integrator, you have probably has clients that require both Surveillance and Access Control for their business or building. There is now a solution that employs two great manufacturers for full integration. Akuvox Smart Door Phones and Indoor Monitors are now fully interoperable with Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs! Therefore, you can now offer your clients a more cohesive solution across the board.

Building managers are constantly looking for a way to monitor their buildings more efficiently. In addition to convenience, a cohesive solution provides added security for their tenants or employees. Since most buildings these days have surveillance as well as some type of access control solution, integration is important. If you can offer a solution that incorporates both surveillance and access control in an interoperable platform, you are one step ahead of the game!

Akuvox offers a variety of Video Door Phones, Intercoms, and Indoor Monitors along with commercial Access Control. In turn, Uniview offers a large selection of user friendly and robust IP Network Solutions for Surveillance. We stock both options here at Ellipse Security.


Akuvox and Uniview Integration: How it Works:


Akuvox Video Intercoms and Access Control

Uniview IP Camera Solutions


Designing a cohesive security solution can be intricate and be detailed. Because of this, we are always happy to assist you with the process. We love to talk to people about Security Cameras and Access Control! So, give us a call at 877-880-7728!


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How to use a Uniview DVR (XVR) as an Encoder for Analog Cameras

How to use a Uniview DVR as an Encoder

In this post we will discuss how to use a Uniview DVR as an Encoder for BNC/Analog cameras. As an Integrator or a Security System manager, many of you have run into a situation where a client has existing Analog (Coax) Cameras but wants to upgrade to IP. Of course, they may also want to use most or all their existing analog cameras along with the newer IP Cameras.

Since having two separate surveillance systems, with two separate logins can seem like a cumbersome proposition to your client, you probably have looked into using Video Encoders. If you have investigated the use of Video Encoders in this situation, then you have undoubtedly realized how expensive they are. In fact, in many cases, they make using legacy analog cameras and cabling almost cost prohibitive. In addition, the more cameras that need to be converted, the more expensive it gets.

Here is a different option for you.

For the sake of clarity, we will look at the following example. Let’s say your client has a 16 Channel DVR with 16 Analog or HD Analog BNC Cameras. Those cameras are connected to the DVR using coax cables and may include several difficult runs. Your client wants to upgrade to IP Cameras and needs to add up to 16 IP Cameras to fully cover their facility. You can use a Uniview 16 Channel XVR in conjunction with a Uniview 32 Channel NVR to accomplish this.

Cost Savings using a Uniview DVR as an Encoder:

A Uniview XVR at around $300.00 or less, is far less than current Encoder Options. In fact, using encoders for a 16-camera application would run anywhere from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00. In addition, you will generally spend less time implementing a Uniview XVR in conjunction with a Uniview NVR, thus saving labor costs. If your client has more than 16 Analog Cameras, you can even use (2) 16 Channel UNV XVRs and a 64 Channel UNV NVR. Keep in mind, for these scenarios, both the XVR and NVR must be Uniview. An additional benefit is that the Analog cameras will have recording redundancy since the DVR is still recording as normal.

How it works:

  1. Add Coax Analog Cameras to your XVR
  2. Set XVR up on Network
  3. Set NVR up on Network
  4. Add IP Cameras to PoE/NVR
  5. Add in Analog camera from XVR to NVR using EZStation

This scenario will make your client grateful and also make them more likely to use your services as they continue to upgrade or expand. Since all of their cameras are centralized on the NVR, they will have a streamlined application and ease of operation. Also, all of the cameras will be recording on their respective NVR channels, both IP and Analog. This scenario can be used with larger applications as well by using multiple XVRs.

Uniview XVR Options

Uniview NVR Options

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call us at 877-880-7728.

We Love to talk to people about Security Cameras!

Ellipse Security

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December Blow Out Specials for Dealers!

December Sales

Check out our December Sales for Deeply Discounted items! Click on the PDFs and Start Saving!


Stoic Tech Blow Out Specials PDF:

Stoic December Blowout Specials DEALER


Truview and Watchman Blow Out Specials PDF:

Truview and Watchman December Blowout Specials DEALER


  1. Click on the PDFs to review the lists and find the items you want.
  2. Give us a call to order your discounted items. 877-880-7728
  3. Don’t forget to ask us about our refurbished item specials to save even more!



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December Blow Out Specials!

December Sales

Check out our December Sales for Deeply Discounted items! Click on the PDFs and Start Saving!


Stoic Tech Blow Out Specials PDF:

Stoic December Blowout Specials SALE


Truview and Watchman Blow Out Specials PDF:

Truview and Watchman December Blowout Specials SALE


  1. Click on the PDFs to review the lists and find the items you want.
  2. Give us a call to order your discounted items. 877-880-7728
  3. Don’t forget to ask us about our refurbished item specials to save even more!



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Control4 now supports Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs

Control4 now supports Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs

Uniview now has integrated with Control4, a provider of automation and networking systems who offering a personalized and unified smart home systems. Control4 is used to automate and control connected devices including lighting, audio, video, climate control, intercom, and security. Therefore, If you are a Control4 Dealer, you can now use Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs in your application. Many of you have asked us about the compatibility and it is now here!

Integration to Control4 allows home owners to view and control cameras live on Control4 interfaces. In addition, it also provides smart events for automation like motion sensing to turn on your Control4 integrated lighting. If you would like to learn more, please call us at 877-880-7728.


The integration driver is powered by Chowmain. It allows integration of your UNV PTZ and Fixed IP cameras either direct or through a Uniview NVR with the following functionality?

  • Auto setup of camera RTSP stream and Snapshot to be Control4 compatible
  • Pan, Tilt, Zoom and Preset functionality for PTZ cameras
  • Wiper On / Off command for compatible cameras
  • Light On / Off command for compatible cameras
  • Heater On / Off command for compatible cameras
  • IR On / Off command for compatible cameras
  • Event notifications – Motion, Tamper, Audio

What cool things can we do with this driver?

  • Choose which stream to utilize with the driver.
  • The driver’s Auto setup functionality makes configuration of the cameras quick and easy.
  • Access IP camera live streams when behind a NVR.
  • Access to currently active events that you can bind to sensors for audio detection, motion detection and tamper.
  • Trigger camera commands via the Programming tab.
  • Ability to change the camera resolution to better match Control4’s preferred resolution.

What site setups does this driver support?

  • One or more standalone cameras connected to shared network switch without a NVR.
  • Cameras physically connected to your NVR.
  • The combination of Cameras physically connected to your NVR including one or more cameras connected to a shared network switch that are added to the NVR.


What models will this work for?

This driver is developed using Uniview’s LAPI and is compatible with all models on NVR and Cameras. Therefore, any of the Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs in our store are supported.


Get Started!

You can find Uniview IP Cameras and NVRs on our site:


Use the link below to get the Uniview Driver for Control4:


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Hanwha Wisenet A Series, NDAA and FCC Compliant IP Cameras and NVRs

Hanwha A Series IP Cameras

The new Hanwha Wisenet A Series IP Cameras and NVRs are both NDAA and FCC compliant. Therefore, you can install them in Federal Facilities and Government applications. This new offering from Hanwha is an affordable solution from a highly rated brand. If you are a professional Integrator, then you have probably heard of Hanwha products. You may have even used it for one or more of your installations. As you may also know, there is a currently a bit of a vacuum when it comes to lower cost, reliable IP Solutions. Especially if you want to buy from a trusted manufacturer. Therefore, the A Series solutions from Hanwha make perfect sense! You will find them affordable and reliable and they are NDAA and FCC Compliant.

NDAA and FCC Complaint Camera and NVR Solutions

The Wisenet A series product line includes cost-effective camera and NVR solutions equipped with the essential functionality professional security integrators demand. Affordability without sacrificing features makes it well suited to meet the needs of your small to medium sized sites such as retail, banking, and commercial locations. In addition, you will love the feature rich cameras and NVRs, all at an affordable price point.

Wisenet A series camera features:

Wisenet A series cameras offer clear and accurate imaging with a variety of options. This includes essential form factors, 4MP and 2MP resolutions, H.265 compression, and lens types to meet your unique security challenges and circumstances. We currently stock the 4MP versions for you.

WiseStream II + H.265 Compression

You can reduce bandwidth and storage costs through efficient data transmission. Hanwha’s proprietary compression technology enables storage and bandwidth savings of up to 75% when compared to the use of H.264 compression alone.


LDC Lens Distortion Correction

Corrects video distortion when using wide-angle lenses. Lens distortion correction technology produces natural-looking images without the distortion often created by conventional camera designs equipped with wide-angle lenses. Therefore your images are rendered in a more realistic format.


IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics)

Increases situational awareness and alerts operators to abnormal activities in real-time


120dB True WDR

Backlight compensations provides clear imaging under any lighting conditions. True WDR backlight compensation optimizes images captured in difficult lighting situations with both dark and light areas rendered correctly.


30fps, H265 Codec

You get a smooth 30fps video transmission with H.265 compression technology


Hallway View 270º Rotation Support

Supports vertical FoV for monitoring narrow scenes with 90 º, 180 º, and 270 º.

By rotating the lens on Wisenet A series cameras by 90 º, 180 º, or 270 º, a vertical field of view may be achieved to help better monitor long corridors or hallways. You get a much more useable image.



License-free intelligent video analytics.


Efficient monitoring with no additional fees.

With customizable analytics zones and event-based alarms, Hanwha’s license-free video analytics suite reduces the frequency of false alarms while increasing the efficiency of forensic review. Lets face it, you don’t just want a camera system, you want a smart camera system! Multiple analytics features ensure that you are alerted when your pre set parameters are triggered. As a result, you never miss a thing!


Motion detection: Triggers an event when motion is detected in a designated virtual zone



Tamper detection: Triggers an event if the cameral lens is covered or an unauthorized movement that changes the field of view is detected



Virtual line detection: Triggers an alarm when objects are detected crossing a pre-defined virtual line or perimeter



Enter/exit detection: Detection of objects entering or exiting a designated area that you have set



Defocus detection: Triggers an event if loss of focus is detected on your camera (Varies by model)



Affordable high quality NVR solutions

Hanwha Wisenet A series 4CH, 8CH, and 16CH NVRs support maximum camera resolutions of up to 8MP and H.265, and MJPEG codecs. In addition, the improved installation wizard and 4K resolution monitor output make your system setup simple and monitoring crystal clear. You also have increased accessibility options including the use of P2P connections, the Wisenet Mobile application, and on Pc or Mac with Wisenet Viewer CMS. You will appreciate the user friendly design and GUI.


UHD Monitoring: 4K HDMI Output

P2P Connection: Easily connect with QR code. We love making things easier.

Wisenet Viewer Compatible: Easy system monitoring on Windows or Mac PCs

H.265: Advanced compression technology. You get much more video storage with less investment in HDD’s.

Wisenet Mobile App: Remote monitoring with Android or iOS devices. You can view your Cameras from anywhere via mobile device!

PoE: Power over ethernet. In other words, Easy Plug and Play Operation and no need for an additional PoE Switch!


Seamless access across multiple devices

Users can access their Wisenet A series NVRs on PCs running Windows and macOS via Wisenet Viewer CMS and on Android and iOS devices using the Wisenet Mobile App.

Clear Monitoring with 4K UHD Output

UHD (Ultra-high-definition) HDMI support allows you to view clear and high quality images without loss of detail. That means the images you see live will have excellent resolution!

Simple and Easy Installation Wizard

Wisenet A series NVRs walk you right through the process of setting network, camera, and data and time settings. This is due to an easy and intuitive installation wizard that you will appreciate.


Hanwha A Series IP Camera Models:

ANO-L7012R 4MP Fixed IP Bullet

ANO-L7082R 4MP Motorized IP Bullet

ANE-L7012R 4MP Fixed IP Turret Dome

ANV-L7012R 4MP Fixed Vandal Dome

ANV-L7082R 4MP Motorized Vandal Dome


Hanwha A Series NVR Models:

ARN-410S 4 Channel PoE NVR

ARN-810S 8 Channel PoE NVR

ARN-1610S 16 Channel PoE NVR


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A Guide to NDAA Compliance: What is NDAA Compliance? Which Security Cameras can you Install for Federal Government projects?

A Guide to NDAA Compliance: What is NDAA Compliance?

In this blog, we will be providing some guidance to NDAA Compliance and its impact on the surveillance industry. You have probably heard about the NDAA ban, or blacklist. The US Government has implemented a fairly wide-ranging act that prohibits using, buying or selling surveillance products that are manufactured by, or use components made by specific companies. We will discuss and list these companies below for you. Due to the language in the NDAA Section 889, OEM companies that purchase from the banned manufacturers would also be non-compliant. Therefore, it is important to understand which products are using components or relabeling surveillance equipment, from a banned manufacturer.

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, chipsets, SoC, or other materials from any of the companies listed on the Banned List.

There are 3 Essential Parts to Section 889:

  1. Procurement: This bans federal agencies from purchasing or procuring covered equipment or services
  2. Blacklist Clause: This bans federal agencies from doing business with companies that use covered equipment or services
  3. Funding: This prohibits Federal money or ‘funding’ to be used to purchase covered equipment or services


In essence, the law was motivated by concerns over cyber attacks exploiting potential ‘backdoor’ issues in specific Chinese made components and equipment. However, that is a simplified version of the wide-ranging issues the law attempts to address.

What does that mean for Security Installers and Integrators?

If you have ever installed surveillance equipment for government facilities, then you know there is always an extra amount of planning. With the new NDAA Requirements, there is an extra bit of care involved, specifically in choosing the right Security Cameras and Recorders that are NDAA Compliant. In short, if you are installing Security Cameras in a Federal Facility, or a job that is Federally Funded, you cannot use any of the banned equipment. This includes anything from entire manufacturers to components used in specific devices.

In order for you to be compliant with section 889 of the NDAA law, you may not use equipment, or equipment that uses the components manufactured by any of the following companies:

  • Huawei Technologies
  • ZTE Corporation
  • Hanzhou Hikvision Digital Technology
  • Dahua Technology Company
  • Hytera Communication Corporation



What is immediately obvious from this?

You cannot install any Hikvision or Dahua security products in government facilities. For any company on the banned list, this means that everything in their product line is non-compliant. However, it also means the following: If a company is not on the banned list, but uses a component in their device, that comes from a banned company, it is also NOT Compliant. You should keep in mind that it may be difficult to determine whether specific products from other brands are compliant. The most common example of this in surveillance applications is the use of the HiSilicon Chipset (manufactured by Huawei). Numerous manufacturers or ‘brands’ of surveillance equipment, have been using Huawei HiSilicon SOC Chipsets in their IP Cameras and NVRs.

The SOC or ‘System on a Chip’ is the intelligent portion of your security device. It is important to make sure that any device you plan to install is not using HiSilicon chipsets.

In addition, many of our Dealers and Integrators also install telecommunications equipment. The law specifically bans the use of any telecommunication equipment manufactured by Huawei and ZTE.

How do I make sure my Security Cameras are NDAA Compliant?

Well, if you are in a hurry, just check our list of NDAA compliant IP Cameras and NVRs here: NDAA Compliant IP Cameras and NVRs

All of the Security Cameras on this list are NDAA Compliant and you can install them in Federal Facilities. That means you can also use them in projects that use Federal Funding.

On the other hand, trying to determine which companies are rebranding from banned manufacturers may require that you do some additional research. OEM or (Original Equipment Manufacturer) product is fairly common in our industry. That basically means that a ‘Manufacturer’ or ‘Brand’ may have their name on their security equipment, but it is made by someone else. Manufacturers will then brand the item with the sellers’ logo. This strategy is commonplace and even used by many of the big-name brands. Hikvision and Dahua make rebranded product for a number of companies. Many of you are already familiar with, and/or aware of this already.

Indications of common manufacture:

Have you ever wondered how two different manufacturers wind up using the same phone app? That can be an indication that they are both manufactured by the same company. A supplier or distributor should be transparent, as well as being able to tell you the origin of the products they are selling. However, not all of them are, or will. You may have heard about some companies who have recently gotten in trouble for this. In fact, there have been a number of US based ‘manufacturers’ who claim ‘Made In USA’ but are simply rebranding equipment purchased from overseas manufacturers.

OEM Companies

For a pretty extensive reference, you can view the IPVM list of companies that sell rebranded Hikvision product here: Hikvision OEMs

In addition, you can view the IPVM list of rebranded Dahua products here: Dahua OEMs

You may also notice that Ellipse Security shows up as a Hikvision OEM. That is correct, as it refers to our TA series line of IP Cameras. These cameras are manufactured by Hikvision and we do not hide that fact. As a matter of fact, we let our Dealers know up front that this is a Hikvision OEM. These cameras cannot be installed in Federal applications. However, our TI Series Cameras are not made by Hikvision and are 100% NDAA Compliant. However, for Federal jobs that require NDAA Compliance, we recommend Uniview IP Solutions. Uniview offers a complete line of compliant IP Cameras, NVRs as well as other essential items.

Keep in mind that the landscape for surveillance manufacturing is ever changing. These lists are fairly extensive but will always be incomplete. Some brands and companies are not as up front about who makes their cameras. If you are still not sure about a particular product, you can contact a manufacturer directly. Ask them for their ‘Statement of NDAA Compliance’. This allows you to get it in writing, directly from the brand itself.

You can view the Uniview statement on NDAA Compliance here: Uniview Statement on NDAA Compliance

In summary, here are the 3 things you should look out for when bidding a government job:

  1. Do not use any product from the specifically banned companies
  2. Do not use any product that uses components from the banned companies
  3. Ask for a List of NDAA Compliance before bidding a particular manufacturer


An Important to Note regarding NDAA and State Government Projects

You should keep in mind that the law affects only Federal Projects currently. However, some states have considered extending the ban to state government purchases. Individual states may ban companies included in the NDAA on a state level. In fact, Vermont has already decided to adopt the tenets of the NDAA act. The state has instituted a government wide ban on equipment or technology from the banned companies. It seems likely that other states may follow suit. Therefore, it is important for you to check all applicable state laws when installing in a government facility. It may also be wise, if you are unsure, to just use NDAA Compliant Cameras regardless. Using NDAA Compliant products will future proof your installation.

Real Life Example on the importance of NDAA

We have seen a scenario where a government organization would not complete a purchase order with a construction materials supplier without confirming that their NVR was NDAA Compliant. Thankfully, this client had installed Uniview NDAA compliant Cameras and NVRs. We feel that a scenario such as this really drives home the nature of how this law will affect US companies. In other words, if you own a business that wants to do business with the Federal Government, you may need NDAA compliant surveillance in your facility.

Are all products from certain countries banned?

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. Although all of the companies on the ban list are based in China, and this may be the reason for the confusion. Country of Origin is not a determination of NDAA Compliance, just as it is not a determination of the opposite.


Which Security Cameras are NDAA Compliant? Which Cameras can you install in Federal Government Facilities?

There are currently several options available for NDAA Compliant Surveillance equipment. At Ellipse Security, we realized early on that keeping NDAA compliant Cameras in stock would be essential to our Dealers. We made the decision to bring in a wide variety of IP Cameras and NVRs that can be installed in Federal Facilities. In addition, we have been adding new NDAA models regularly, and will continue to do so.

Uniview NDAA Compliant IP Cameras and NVRs: Uniview was also quick to realize the importance of having NDAA compliant options available early on. While we still have many of the previous models in stock, we currently offer a large selection of IP Cameras and NVRs that are compliant.


TI Series NDAA Compliant IP Cameras: Our TI Series IP Cameras are also compliant and can be used in applications which require compliance. TI Series IP Cameras are professional grade cameras with advanced features.


NDAA Compliant DVR, XVR and HVR for HD Analog: For government facilities using Analog or HD Analog, we have NDAA Compliant DVRs. More models on the way soon!


Ellipse Security policy and strategy on NDAA

Ellipse Security’s policy for NDAA compliance as it relates to our clients: As congress continues to mull over the details of NDAA compliance and specifically section 889, it is likely that changes will be forthcoming. We know that you are engaged in running your business. As your equipment supplier, we will do everything possible to keep up with changes or expansions in NDAA policy and how it affects you, our client. In addition, we will continue to expand our line of NDAA compliant surveillance equipment, so you have plenty of options. It is our ultimate goal, to be much more than a box mover. At Ellipse Security, we know that you expect more, and we continually strive to exceed your expectations.

If you would like more information on our NDAA Compliant Products, or just want to chat:

Call Toll Free: 877-880-7728

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Uniarch Entry Level IP Surveillance

Uniarch Entry Level IP Surveillance Cameras and Systems

What is Uniarch? Think IP Cameras with an ultra-affordable price, a reliable quality guarantee, and easy-to-use. Now add a ton of features not normally seen in entry level IP surveillance and you get Uniarch by Uniview! We are constantly asked for a lower priced IP option for small business applications. If you are a Security Dealer, you have probably run across a client or two with limited budget options. Maybe you have just moved past this job or offered a quote that you know is probably out of their price range. However, many small businesses will grow and sometimes very quickly. Consider if you were able to offer an alternative, that meets the price point and allows the client to deploy an affordable IP Surveillance System. Therefore, you set yourself up with a foot in the door and future business.

Even better, you can do this while offering a low cost IP alternative from a proven manufacturer.

IP Surveillance for Small Business

If you are a Small Business Owner looking for affordable IP Surveillance, Uniarch is a logical choice. Our Entry Level IP Surveillance is scalable and meant to provide value for SMB. Lets face it, we know there are a lot of low cost options out there for surveillance cameras. The box store systems are cheap, but they are also… ‘cheap’. If you order on Amazon you really never know what you are getting. Most of these systems are problematic, difficult to use, and tech support is generally non existent. Wouldn’t you rather have an affordable system that can grow with your business? In addition, Uniarch systems and IP Cameras come with a 3 Year Warranty and Free, Lifetime In House Technical Support. We make it easy so you can focus on running your business.

Toll Free Sales Hotline: 877-880-7728


Uniarch hits the entry-level surveillance market with brand-new IP products that feature incredible cost vs. performance value. The New Entry Level IP Surveillance Line Up is budget friendly with advanced features.

Uniarch includes IP cameras and video recorders that are an affordable option for the small-to-medium business applications. The Cameras are capable of providing Ultra 265 compression which maximizes bandwidth and storage reduction. In addition, Uniarch features wide dynamic range to ensure excellent image with significant foreground and background illumination differences. Completely reliable and accessible, the Uniarch line up allows for expanding your customer base and acquiring new clients. This Entry Level IP Surveillance offers 2MP, 4MP and 5MP options, as well as a variety of form factors.

Uniarch, totally new look, totally cost-effective, totally not that complicated.


The New Uniarch Systems are Fully Covered with Manufacturers Warranty and Free Lifetime Technical Support! Yep! We stand behind the Uniarch Systems just like all of our other products. Affordability doesn’t have to mean that you are on your own. You can rest assured that product support is second to none, so you will have peace of mind along with your purchase. In addition, Uniarch IP Systems come with Mobile app and Client Software at no charge. View from anywhere on your mobile device or PC on iOS or Android as well as Windows or Mac.

View Uniarch IP Cameras and Systems Here



Mobile App for Uniarch IP Systems:



  • Available for iOs and Android
  • Add a device by QR code scanning.
  • Share a device to multiple users, as well as allowing multiple users to log in to the same account from multiple clients simultaneously.
  • Live view: live video in split view on multiple screens, resume live view, PTZ control, two-way audio, image quality, snap-shot and record.
  • Playback: recording search, synchronous playback, 4/9-split, SD card recording playback.
  • Alarm: Real-time motion detection alarm, alarm video, batch handling of alarm messages.
  • Sharing: Share device/channel, set sharing period and permissions, view/edit sharing history, cancel sharing.
  • Cloud account management: sign up with an email address, edit account info, retrieve password.
  • File management: sort image/video by type, export files, share files via third-party apps.


VMS for Uniarch IP Systems:

Unified management for IP cameras, NVRs.

Efficient device management: Automatic device discovery (or search by network segment); add devices by IP address/domain name; EZDDNS; as well as add devices and adjust time in batch.


Diverse functions:

Live view: scene, custom layout, split screen, auxiliary screen display, corridor mode, sequence display, audio, two-way audio

Recording: local recording, alarm-triggered recording, scheduled recording, recording download

Playback: synchronous/asynchronous playback, instant playback, smart search, recording search by time/event, and play recordings on SD card

PTZ control: preset, preset patrol, recorded patrol, patrol plan

Alarm: Service alarm (event alarm), device alarm (online/offline, etc.), alarm triggering (live view, etc.), real-time/history alarm management

E-Map: hot spot, hot zone, eagle eye, and map alarm

Download Uniarch VMS Version Here



Available from Ellipse Security Distributors in Jacksonville, Florida.

Ellipse Security

Call Toll Free 877-880-7728

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Uniview Colorhunter IP Cameras for Color Images 24 Hours a Day

Uniview Colorhunter IP Cameras

What are Uniview Colorhunter IP Cameras? Uniview Colorhunter Technology employs white light LEDs in order to deliver Color Images 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, surveillance footage has a higher forensic quality and detail regardless of lighting conditions.

If you have any experience with Security Cameras, you are probably familiar with how most night vision cameras switch to Black and White in low light levels or darkness. Many of these cameras have improved night time images dramatically. Technology such as Starlight have improved the duration for a camera staying in color. Uniview Lighthunter Cameras are among the strongest example of delivering color images in extremely low light levels. But now, Uniview has taken that to the next level.

ColorHunter delivers Color Images 24/7

Color Images for higher Forensic Quality

Let’s face it, we all know that color images provide the best detail, and thus the most forensic quality surveillance. So what if your camera could stay in color in even complete darkness? In critical surveillance applications, details can make all the difference. Having color images 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of light levels would be a great advantage for security personnel and business owners. Well the good news is that Uniview has made this possible.

Uniview Colorhunter cameras use Warm Light LEDs that illuminate a scene and record images as if it were the middle of the day. This allows your cameras to deliver more critical information for evidence collection, even in Ølux environments. In addition, these cameras use a larger F1.0 IRIS for 2.5X more light than common F1.6 versions. A larger Iris lets more light into the lens. Built In Auto Brightness adjusts to Motion and Subject in the scene for even more adaptability. Unlike many competitors, Uniview technology eliminates ghosting and blur so images are clear even with a moving subject.


16:9 Aspect Ratio:

But Uniview doesn’t stop there either. The aspect ratio for the Colorhunter Cameras is a 16:9 with Full [email protected]×1620. If you are familiar with aspect ratio in CCTV or IP Surveillance then you have probably experienced other types of AR’s. When using a 5MP Camera, you have probably had to work with a 4:3 ratio which is fairly common. In fact, many security camera buyers use 4MP cameras in order to get the wider image. UNVs Colorhunter 5MP Cameras use the wider 16:9 ratio as referenced below.



A Plethora of Advanced Features:

The new Colorhunter IP Cameras from Uniview are feature rich and powerful. If you like your tech with lots of upside, then you will love these cameras. More importantly, your customers will love them even more! Additional features such as Smart Intrusion Protection and True WDR come standard. The IPC2225SE-DF40K-WL Colorhunter Bullet Camera is IP67 and IK10 Vandalproof. The IPC3615SE-ADF28KM-WL-IO Colorhunter Dome has a built in Microphone and is also IP67 Weatherproof. Both models include a built in ‘Corridor Mode’ for picture correction in applications like hallways, as well as the features below:




Lighting designed for surveillance:

It is not enough to just illuminate an area. Proper exposure requires many factors working together in order to deliver  detailed surveillance images. ColorHunter IP Cameras use warm light LED’s in order to maintain more accurate color representation and avoid color distortion. In addition, Smart LEDs automatically adjust their intensity to avoid overexposure.




Built to withstand the toughest environments:

UNV ColorHunter Cameras are designed with metal housings in order to withstand adverse weather and difficult environments. In fact, the IPC2225SE Bullet Camera is rated IK10 Vandal resistant. What is IK10, you ask? Only the highest rating for impact resistance available in a Security Camera. Both models are IP67 weatherproof as well.




Colorhunter Cameras have Built In Smart Functions:

Smart Intrusion Protection is built in to the Cameras including Line Crossing Detection. The camera can detect the difference between a person, vehicle or animal, in order to give you the proper notification. As a result, false alarms are drastically reduced. You can set up notifications for persons entering or leaving an area as well.



Use and Application for Uniview Colorhunter IP Cameras:

The possibilities are pretty much left to your imagination. Deploying a Camera that delivers Color Images Day or Night certainly has numerous advantages. If you manage a large surveillance network, you probably have areas where standard night vision is just not doing the job. Step up your application with ColorHunter Cameras from Unviview!



Current Colorhunter Models:

We currently have several models in stock and more on the way!



IPC2225SE-DF40K-WL-I0-PL UNV 5MP ColorHunter IP Bullet Camera






IPC3615SE-ADF28KM-WL-IO UNV 5MP ColorHunter IP Turret Dome





If you have any questions about these great new Cameras, or need assistance with a different project, give us a call at 877-880-7728. Ellipse Security is a full service Distributor and an Authorized UNV Distributor.

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Uniview NDAA Compliant IP Cameras and NVRs

Uniview NDAA Compliant IP Cameras and NVRs

Uniview NDAA Compliant IP Cameras and NVRs are available from Ellipse Security. 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.


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. Call toll free at 877-880-7728, or contact us at [email protected]

NDAA Compliant Models on our Site

Uniview Statement on NDAA Compliance


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