New Idea

Arm and disarm Unifi Video - based on presence detection via the Unifi Controller

Submitted by - Thursday
Status: New Idea

A central ARM/Disarm functionality is needed to protect the privacy of me and my family.

Some of the camera's will always be armed (those outside my house). The ones in my house need to be disarmed automatically if my - or my family members - phones are connected to the WIFI.


The way i envision this feature:

  • Unifi Controller:
    • mark some of the devices (eg phones of family members) as precense indicators
  • Unifi video states
    • New states:
      • Armed manually (system cannot be disarmed automatically)
      • Armed automatically (system is armed because no one is present, will be disarmed as soon as presence is detected through the unifi controller)
      • Disarmed automatically (automatically arm if no one present)
      • Disarm manually (system cannot be armed automatically)
    • Camera setting:
      • extra options: Record when only when system is "armed" and motion is detected
    • State toggle in unifi video:
      • Arm (corresponds to armed manually)
      • Disarm - but enable when no one is present (corresponds to Disarmed automatically)
      • Disarm
    • if in state 'Disarmed automatically' poll the unifi controller and see if any devices (that are presence indicators) are connected
      • if not: ARM Unifi video
      • If true: do nothing.

Always record 1FPS; Burst to full FPS on Motion Detection.

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Status: New Idea

I managed over 300 IP cameras running on the Video Insight platform.  One feature we've grown to love is the ability to have the DVR always record at least 1FPS; then burst to full speed on motion detection.  This removes the major gaps between normal motion recording; and also gives you that little proection of "at least something" if the motition detection didn't detect properly.


Would anyone else like to see this option?

AI based Motion Detection

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Love the Unifi Video Solution if only it had AI based motion detection. Forget sensitivity settings, just use ML algorithms that are now more and more common.


At one of our locations we have installed Netatmo cameras and they come with this feature out of the box. No sun/shaddow/rain/snow false motions, just real action with very little false positives.


You cean easily identify humans, animals and cars with algorithms.


Would take the Unifi Video experience to the next level.


Here some screenshots of the Netatmo security video experience. Notice that even the thumnails are dynamically cropped to the motion event. Focus on Humans, Animals and Vehicles. Combined with per event type motion recording: e.g. I opt to only record Humans and Vehicles, but NOT Animals - allows for superior fine tuning. 


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License Plate Camera

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Status: New Idea

UBNT needs to add a license plate camera to their lineup.  If UBNT can create an LPR at their price structure they would dominate the market.

Support Amazon's Echo Show / Spot

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Status: New Idea

It would be super fantastic if you guys added support for the Echo Show. Imagine being able to say "Alexa, show me the driveway." or "Alexa, show me the front door" or "Alexa, show me the back yard." and bam, it streams a video from your Unifi Video cameras or server.

Unifi Video on iOS apps. Viewing camera remotely

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Status: New Idea

we want unifi video app supported in Apple tv .


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Status: New Idea

Develop a line of G3 cameras that have a pan & tilt feature that can be done through the app or software.  My Foscams have it and would love to see the G3 get it.

Close this UniFi Video Feature Requests / Suggestions section

Submitted by - a month ago
Status: New Idea

Since this section has vestiges of the old airVision product and since UFV is now essentially EOL and so not getting any new features, it makes sense that now is a good time to close this section.  It is out of control with too many duplicate suggestions, none of which have ever been merged or their status updated.

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It is time to clean the slate for a new UniFi Protect Features / Suggestions section which I hope gets better management than this section did.

Unifi Video Mobile App: Push Notification with Picture

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Status: New Idea

Push notifications are great to alert you of movement with your cameras, however, for various reasons false triggers can make them almost useless, especially since everytime you get one, you have to launch the app and check to see what's going on (like alarms in cars we then start to ignore them).  There are only so many ways that you can minimize these false triggers.  However, if there was an option to display the snapshot photo within the notification that triggered the camera then in an instant you can see if there is a legitimate concern or just a bird or blowing trees etc.


This could go a long way to making them much more useful.


Thanks for your consideration.

Add Archive to secondary storage location

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Status: New Idea

Please add the ability to archive videos to a secondary location. I am thinking of a solution where you set how many days max retention you want before they are sent to a secondary location such as NFS, or SMB share. See photo. 



Multi-User cloud access

Submitted by - 3 weeks ago
Status: New Idea

It would be great if multiple people could access the NVR trough the cloud.

We currently have a few employees that have View access to the NVR, but only trough the LAN. It would be great if I could share the NVR with their UBNT accounts so that they can view the cameras from the internet or the APP without having to share the Admin account.

Apple Homekit support through controller

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Status: New Idea

In light of this:


  • No Apple-specific security chips required
  • 100% software based authentication allowed
  • No need to join Apple's licensing program (MFi)

I feel like this would be a fantastic addition to the UniFi Video controller. That way we can still get subscription-free cloud access that points to internal local storage, 24x7 recording using the UniFi controller app, AND immediate access through HomeKit. 


See attached Apple Homekit development guide for more information. I was able to get this working in a hacky way using Homebridge and the ffmpeg plugin, it works but it's pretty slow. Direct implementation in the controller that feeds still images and proxies the RTSP feed would be the quickest and most stable way to do it.


This is about the best combination of features for a Video platform. Please consider it.

Request: 180/360 camera

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Status: Accepted

It would be nice to have a camera the has a single sensor and lens that can capture a full 180 degrees if wall mounted or 360 if ceiling mounted. I have been using the Axis M3027-PVE for this but I want to find something cheaper.

Replicate to secondary storage device

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Status: New Idea
This is not asking for an archive storage to a secondary device, although that feature request is well documented and requested. I do like this feature, but my request has a different slant. This request is more related to having a secondary storage device, be it on the LAN, but at another building, or to the cloud. Then if there is a security attack to a premises and the building is compromised in any way, resulting in the storage device being stolen or damaged due to fire, then a copy of the data is available still. for retrieval.

UniFi Video Integration into UniFi controller *Lets UNIFY the UniFi*

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It would be great if the UniFi Video system could be integrated with the UniFi Controller. I know that you don't always want to have access to Video for the Admins and users on the network, but that is where user level access control comes in.


At the very least, integrating the UniFi Video to a point where provisioning of the devices could be done in the main controller would be great. 


The whole idea of the UniFi line is that it is UNIFIED...  So why do we have more than one ecosystem being developed here? If you aren't going to integrate with the rest of the UniFi ecosystem, then you shouldn't have it named UniFi Video, call it EdgeVideo or something like that.

Turn video feed on/ off

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Status: New Idea

The ability to turn off specific camera feeds rather then unmanaging them. 

When a client is home, they could turn off interior cameras so anyone else who has access to the system can’t see them.  

Ideally have their phone’s location service trigger a group of cameras when they are in a specified range. 

Feature request for motion detection enhancement

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Status: New Idea



Here are a list with feature requests:


* Motion detection not triggerd by snow/rain/wind

* Motion detection not triggerd by IR on/off

* License Plate identification so mail/notification can be sent if or if not identified (or always)

* Identification of people so mail/notification can be sent if or if not identified (or always)

* Motion detection setting to not detect animals


Best regards

UVC-Viewer: A Purpose-Built Hardware Appliance For Single, Matrix, and/or Rotating Camera Live View

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Status: New Idea


There are many home-brew solutions (often based on the Raspberry PI platform) for a view-only appliance that can provide a single camera or matrix view of multiple camreas.


See an example here:


And here:


(The later of which has 200+ replies and 17k+ views).

The UniFi Video system seems to emphasis "recording" over "viewing". The problem is that while the recording feature may be paramount for a residential system, nearly any commercial system - be it for a small business, medium-sized company, or large enterprise - will likely want to have at least one or more always-on screens that display a live view of some / all cameras connected to an NVR.


There has been numerious requests to enable the HDMI output on the Ubiquiti-branded appliance (UVC-NVR) but due to the hardware used in the (single) SKU at the moment, this would not really be feasible (i.e., it handles recording just fine, but the additional load required to simuiltaniously display video output via the hardware ports makes it unfeasible for the UVC-NVR to handle).



A purpose built, view-only appliance.





- CPU / RAM / Embedded storage capable of supporting at least 9 (prefably 16 or more) simultanious RSTP streams from an NVR
- A Gigabit ethernet port for network connectivity

- OPTIONAL: Embedded wireless (802.11AC, 2x2 client device; for situations where a wired network interface isn't available)

- 802.3af Support (or, .at, if power requirements mandate it) to allow the unit to be powered via a PoE switch

- Barrel plug power adapter (i.e., for non-PoE environments)
- VGA Output

- HDMI Output





- Able to be adopted / managed in the NVR software (i.e., just as you would a camera)
- Within the NVR, ability to configure each view appliance independently and set the display to output a single camera, a matrix of multiple cameras and/or a "rotation view" (with the ability to customize how frequently sources change for rotation view)

- Ability to adjust quality settings for each camera feed



Why this is important:

Today, the ability to access live feeds from camera requires a web browser or a mobile app. While this may be perfectly acceptable for most residential use-cases, it is cumbersome for business environments and/or "control room" type scenarios.


Additionally, many businesses like to use a view-only monitor mounted in a public area (i.e., to show potential criminals that they are under surveillence in an effort to deter crime). There is not currently a good natively non-kludgy supported option for this, thus why so many people have poured effort into creating third-party hardware solutions, with varying degrees of success (i.e., Raspberry PI solutions typically worth decently well for a few cameras, less so when you get up to 6+).


It should also be noted that in the security camera industry the "dedicated live view monitor" feature is quite common. For instance, most "Costco-special" NVR solutions support the ability for a dedicated video output right on the NVR itself.

While the nature of the Ubiquiti NVR appliance doesn't nessicarily lend itself well to this, given that the support for RSTP has been incorporated into the NVR software, this now opens the door to allow for a robust, Ubiquiti branded hardware solution to be created.

By not having an official solution for hardware-based live view, Ubiquiti is at a competitive disadvantage for many commerical installations. Conversely, creating this optional "add-on" device solves this issue and places Ubiquiti at parity with other solutions that offer this (which allow it's other features to shine).


By having a purpose-built, view-only appliance that is easy to manage within the NVR allows an installer who finds the Ubiquiti solution otherwise well-suited, but may not be able to sell the solution due to it's lack of live view, to now have an option to be able to market the UniFi video product to a business that has a requirement for a "no-nonsense" live view monitor.


Simply buy the UVC-Viewer appliance, connect it to a monitor, configure it in the NVR software - problem solved!

1 click arming and disarming

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Status: New Idea

Like a tradional security system, be able to arm whole systems, zones or devices at will. Either from the software, app or a physical device perhaps (ie keypad, swipe card, whatever).


This would allow UniFi/mFi to replace security systems imo, plus just be really handy.




(sorry if already suggested, just passing by quickly!)

Unifi NVR time/day-dependent motion detection zones

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Status: New Idea

It would be useful to have time/day-dependent motion detection zones. I know that it is possible to record on a schedule, but for each time range in the schedule, it is only possible to select from one of two options (i.e., "record only motion" using the current zones, or "always record"). What I'm looking for is something like the schedule but where different time ranges could choose to "record only motion" with a motion detection zone set specific to each time range. For example, during the day I don't need recording to trigger from a part of the street, but late at night it should trigger based on motion from that part of the street. This could be done by naming zones (already seems like there are some options for this) and where each time range select "record only motion" for a specific named set of zones that have been defined.