New Idea


Submitted by - 3 weeks ago
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.

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?

G3 Flex Skins

Submitted by - a week ago
Status: New Idea

Looking forward to building a surveilance system with G3 Flex's and UCK G2 Plus.


Would you consider adding a skin for the G3 with the look of oil rubbed bronze? This is a very common finish for outdoor lighting and other metal accessories.



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.

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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Request on/off buton

Submitted by - 2 weeks ago
Status: New Idea

I want a on/off buton in the UniFi video app,


ex when i come home, too my workshop etc i want to bee able to turn off all the cameras at the site, i dont know when IM going too bee there so a shedule dont work, the cameras start recording on motions and sending email/alarm, just as i want but i dont want the cameras to record ore send email/alarm then IM there, so a big on/off button under/over the multi-view button in the app wood be perfect 

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.

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.

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. 

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. 



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. 


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.

Open Unifi Video NVR for developers

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Status: New Idea

Hi all,


I'm wondering if it would be possible to make Ubiquiti Video more attractive in a way no one other does:


Implement accessible API Interfaces that would allow to jump on some events of the NVR.

e.G. "onRecordStart", "onRecordStop", "onRecordSave"


Requests like AI based Motion Detection and some of my ideas:

- saving a duplicate on specific events (and only then) to a specified cloud drive

- check if other sensors like "light barriers" have been triggered

- is the presence of specific members suitable to notifiy them

could be developed by our own creativity and power. 

And by the way: the AI based Motion Detection could be realized with a cloud service like AMZN or for those which bought Ubiquiti instead of Nest devices with an on premise alternative. (the fast and the hard way Man Very Happy)


I thought about an Plugin-Architecture, that would allow developers to enrich the Ubiquiti Video universe. The only requirement would be that you implement those interfaces and a try-catch with a logfile..




P.S:: If you have an open job position that covers that topic see this as my unsolicited application Man Happy

PC application to run 24/7 for viewing Cameras

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

I have request that maybe of value to many users as well.  I know webbased applications and viewing of the camera is nice.  However, the fact is there are users out there that it's too complicated for them to sign in and have to refresh or reset the web-browser.


Having a user goto and login using an account a pain for many business owners.  Browsers sometimes crash and the computer reboots for updates, causes many problems for users.  I propose having an application that can be setup and run as a service or startup item up a PC.  This would emulate the old video survielance systems where there's a monitor with all the cameras on the screen.  This is something many business owners are used to.  Basically have a device that they look at from time to time and up all the time.



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

Centralized User Management

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Status: New Idea

We currently have 8 locations that will be using UniFi Video, and managing which users have access to which NVR's at the local level is a pain. If all of the NVR's are connected to my UBNT account, I'd like to be able to manage those users from a central location.

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.

RTSP for multi-camera live view

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Status: New Idea

When I build a live view in the controller's web UI and save it, it'd be nice to make it available as a RTSP feed for VLC.

You'd have to specify the overall resolution of the whole feed and the controller would have to transcode and compose the camera feeds to fill the space.

I can use RTSP and VLC to create a one-click shortcut to see a specific camera but it'd be nice to have the multi-views available like that too.

I understand this would increase CPU load on the controller, so it'd have to be an option that requires specific activation and it'd have to be something that only actually starts when someone connects to the RTSP URL.

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.