I've been with Unifi Video for several years now. A great product. now I switch to Unifi Protect.
The NVR should arrive the next days
But what I wish for is a native support to Apple HomeKit, I know there is a HomeBridge plugin but it's not the same.
Dear Ubiquiti Team, how would it be to implement this?
I think this would have a very positive effect on the sales figures. The cameras are actually great the software too, but an integration with HomeKit would be even better.
Post from: https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Protect/Native-Apple-HomeKit-integration/m-p/2552425#M1475
AppleTV app request was in the top 3 request for Unifi Video. Let's hope UBNT provides an UniFi Protect app for the AppleTV.
Linkg to Unifi Video request: https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Video-Feature-Requests/Native-Unifi-Video-App-for-Apple-s-new-tvOS/idi-p/1394333
I would like to see an API carried over from Unifi-Video. This is heavily utilized for home-automation integrations or other custom add on abilities. This can also be used to pull clips or other items for long term storage if needed. API should really be there on GA, but I have a feeling its not there now in case it needs to change as protect is still fairly immature of a product in my opinion.
Would like to have the ability to toggle an option to enable notifications when creating motion zones. This would alllow specific motion zones to trigger notifications, leaving other motion zones for recording only purposes.
i.e. Camera covering front of a premises. Zones created to cover front door, driveway, footpath and street. By enabling the motion specific notification on the front door only would allow the other zones to continue to record activity generated within their respective zones, but only notify the user(s) when a motion event has been triggered at the front door. Thus, minimising the amount of notifications sent to a user(s) and reducing time to review footage. The new scrubbing feature for post-recorded content is very impressive.
With the latest HomeKit version that came with iOS 12 and tvOS 12, HomeKit bridges can now be emulated in software. This means that a separeate hardware HomeKit bridge is no longer needed to integrate a device with HomeKit. The UniFi Protect platform seems to be perfect for emulating a HomeKit bridge in order to bring HomeKit integration to UniFi video cameras.
It appears that Apple requires that cameras have a wired connection to be compatible with HomeKit. UBNT has a line of wired UniFi video cameras that would work great with HomeKit.
Please consider this feature. I don't know if this is useful for a medium-size business, but it's for sure very useful for small businesses and large residences that are in need of a well integrated video surveillance system with a remote video viewing capability. Using the UCK-G2-Plus hardware platform for UniFi Protect and for HomeKit bridge emulation would be perfect for residences and for small businesses.
I`m owner of UVC G3 Dome cameras ( see attachment )
The cameras are hidden on outdoor to protect my cabin / area
Due the fact the cameras corpus is WHITE >>> it looks like you set a red dog in the middle of a green meadow ( see example picture )
So I´m looking for a “stealth cap / skin / Cover / coating....” to hide the equipment in the area ( brown / green / black / camouflage…. )
actually the white corpus is not acceptable to set up a discrete surveillance
The future of video isn't just "motion events". It's machine vision analysis of the video.
I wanted to start a wishlist for machine vision for UniFi Protect. This may take a LONG time to implement though.
Maybe there's something UBNT could license.
Also, I figure something like this would either require beefy CPUs or special hardware from UBNT to accelerate the AI.
At a minimum, be able to tell if there's a person, vehicle, or animal in the camera field of view.
- Detect cats, dogs, raccoons, possums
- Facial recognition (Apple's and Adobe's photo software can do this on a local computer, so this should be solvable easily compared to other things).
- License plate recognition (no need for special cameras - also, OpenALPR exists as a starting point).
- Detect specific models of vehicle (car vs truck) and some unique vehicles (USPS, FedEx, UPS)
- Detect USPS / FedEx / USPS uniformed employees even if they don't look at the camera.
Who wouldn't like to see a bookmarked event in UniFi Protect saying "delivery attempt made"?
- Facial recognition of dogs and cats (cat facial recognition has been done for specialized pet stuff)
- Gait analysis of both humans and animals to uniquely ID creatures even if they don't look at the camera.
- Ability to recognize specific creatures and *IGNORE* activity (why does my camera need to mark something as an event if it's footage of me outside?)
The challenge will be doing this with ZERO cloud requirements (I for one will skip out on this if it needed to use Google / Microsoft / Amazon / other cloud based machine vision services).
The one feature that is currently missing from Unifi Video is a live view dongle or software that I can put on a mini pc and turn it into a dedicated monitor for watching cameras. This is an increasing request that I receive and at times I wish I could just plug it in and watch it work.
It would be nice to have the keyboard controls on the playback pages (Events & Timelapse), like in UniFi Video on the Timeline playback page. Especially, things like the frame by frame controls and increase/decrease speed controls.
Right now, there's not even any play/pause controls when in full-screen mode. You have to shrink back down to be able to pause the video.
In the app while scrubbing it is a bit hard to locate quick events that only happen for a frame or two.
Either by how fast/far your finger is moving adjust the scrub speed
Or based on how close in time to a motion event you currently are.
Either would be awesome.
The new scrubbing feature is already a great addition.
I have just stood up my new Cloud Key Gen 2 + running Unifi Protect and was disappointed to discover the motions zones were less flexible/editable than what I was used to with Unifi Video.
Please bring the motion zone editing on par or better than what we are used to with Unifi Video.
- AlexandreL on: Camera sorting order in UniFi Protect App
- mcdivan96 on: stealth "skins / cover" for the UVC G3 Dome cameras
- defecta on: more flexible/editable motion zones, like Unifi Video.
- cspacone on: Machine Vision Wishlist
- panthergm on: Reset Tools Needed
- dison4linux on: Google Assistant and Chromecast Support
- BrianErdelyi on: Sync data to the cloud
- janletko on: HomeKit Integration for wired UniFi cameras
- jacecole on: Unifi Protect for AppleTV
- mlfreeman on: Dynamic scrubbing granularity
- Add a "pause motion events for..." setting per camera
- Motion Alert Schedules
- Camera sorting order in UniFi Protect App
- stealth "skins / cover" for the UVC G3 Dome cameras
- more flexible/editable motion zones, like Unifi Video.
- Machine Vision Wishlist
- Native Apple HomeKit integration
- Heat Map
- Keyboard Controls Needed on Playback
- Zoom Needed in Web Browser