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Android app - clear saved NVRs individually

Submitted by - 3 hours ago
Status: New Idea

I'd like it if you could delete individual NVRs from the Android app.  Right now when I


-open app

-Connect directly to your NVR


There are 4 NVRs in the list.  One is a duplicate because I changed the NVR's name, so it created a new one for the new name and left the old one as well.  I'd like to delete the old one but currently my only option is



-Clear Saved


- re-add the 3 NVRs I want to keep

Email alert when emergency shutoff enabled (for disk space)

Submitted by - Saturday
Status: New Idea

My NVR stopped recording for many hours until I coincidentally checked and saw that it had stopped recording. After checking the logs, I see messages like:

Free disk space has fallen below threshold, enabling emergency shutoff. Free:«amount» bytes in RecordingService-EmergencyShutOffCheck

Unfortunately, something was stuck and it only resolved after a reboot:

 Free disk space has recovered, disabling emergency shutoff in RecordingService-EmergencyShutOffCheck

If the NVR has gone into the "emergency shutoff" state, there should be an email alert after a configurable amount of time without recovering. Otherwise there's no notification that the recording system, well, isn't. (At least not without writing a custom program that parses the logs and alerts.)


Much more camera options

Submitted by - a week ago
Status: New Idea

With the two camera types it is hard to make bigger projects work. We need more viewing angle up to fisheye and PTZ. 

"Request" Unifi Controller for Surveillance

Submitted by - 2 weeks ago
Status: New Idea

It would be great if we could add NVR's to our single pane of glass Unifi Controller (Server) so that we could go to one place to manage all our cilents AP's, NVR's and Cameras instead of having to open ports to gain access to NVR and then manage cameras.  We love the single pane with the AP's, we just need to add Surveillance.  Thank you for your consideration.



Move Recording Time Length in APP Thumbnail to a different location

Submitted by - 2 weeks ago
Status: New Idea

It would be nice to be able to see the full thumbnail in the iPhone or Android APP without the Time Length.  It could be moved to another part of each recording since there is a lot of left over space.  This would would make it a little easier to see what might be in each recording.



Updated version of UVC Micro

Submitted by - 3 weeks ago
Status: New Idea

I've been searching for the UVC Micro and everywhere I find it has the price listed as $30-40 above MSRP. I'm assuming that is because it is no longer made and has high demand.


Are there plans to introduce an updated version in the future? This looks like a great tiny camera for indoors.

Download in bulk by date/time range / set time range in timeline

Submitted by - 3 weeks ago
Status: New Idea

I have just had to export 40 days worth of footage for the police which isnt a regular occurance but using the timeline (which i know is Beta) was problematic. Being able to download footage for the entire day or a text box start / finish would have made it much easier.

Getting and keeping a consistent time range eg 00:00:00-23:59:59 was a mission on the timeline, any time it was reset i would have to use half or 1 hour increments to get the starting point to the nearest 12hour point and then switch to 24h and download that days recordings.


Being able to either enter a time range in text or have it default to a particular time 0 - or even having it show slightly more than the 24h range would make it much easier to select the right range.

While doing this i also noticed it exports some times as 24:xx:xx instead of 00:xx:xx which messes up the order of footage ( I posted this comment in the main forum).

And while im here - being able to download a portion of a particular video segment would be helpful too.

On the plus side a video of your Ubiquiti water mark was shown on the national news here repeatedly.

Push Notifications based on Motion Zones instead of just the Camera

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

I would be very nice to be able to specify push notifications for certain motion zones.   Especially for Cameras that are monitoring outdoor areas where only certain zones would have a higher risk/priority then others.


Take for instance this image of my zones.  It would be nice to still record on motion for all areas but to only get notifications for the yard or driveway.  As a car going by every 5 mins would be more of a false negative to me then something worth looking at.  Obviously i have many other false negatives that factor in like shadows and trees/bushes swaying but it would definitely be helpful to specify a zone as either a motion/notfication zone or just just a motion zone.



unifi video API

Submitted by - 3 weeks ago
Status: New Idea

please add an api to unifi video with at least this capabilities:


- enable/disable automatic recording and motion detection

  -> reason: i want to have certain cams only recording if nobody is at home


- enable/disable individual detection areas of specific cams

  -> reason: i have cams in areas that will accidentaly record if the sun is out but work fine if it is a little

       overcast. this is something i can detect with my home automation system.


- grab snaphots and streams that can also be directly embedded into other web pages

  -> reason: i want to embed the cams into the ui of my home automation system


- mechnism to get events for motion detected

  -> reason: i want to display this status in the ui of my home automation system and

      to automate additional actions as switching on some lights or switch on the irrigation system during

      the night if motion is triggered to scare off some cats and other animals that use my lawn as a liter box


Audiowaves in Timeline to detect sound

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

I want to be able to look at the timeline and see how much audio is going on. Its very common for people to be right out of view or to not move much but are talking. Something like the poorly modified screenshot below.

audiowave timeline.JPG





SD Card failover

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

In the event of a network failure, Unifi cameras cannot record to the NVR. This means all video is lost. There should be an option, if network fails, to record to an SD card.


If possible, additional settings should be available. For instance, normal operation records to an NVR on motion only. During a network failure, camera(s) record to the SD card at all times. In addition, it would be very useful if when the network comes up again, you have the option to move all video from the SD card to your NVR (or other external location).

Provide official Docker images

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

It would be great if Ubiquiti would provide official Docker images, both for UniFi Video and UniFi Controller.

Improve live view performance over low bandwidth

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

When viewing video streams live, it appears the stream seeks to ensure that no frames are missed. This leads to a situation where if the bandwidth is insufficient for the amount of data being streamed, the video slowly lags further and further behind real time. My assumption is that this is the result of the client asking specifically for the next frame in line instead of the newest frame. Instead of attempting to ensure that 12:00:01 is followed by 12:00:02, Simply asking for Newest would allow live-ish viewing when bandwidth is otherwise saturated. Even if the views were over an extremely slow connection, this would allow as up-to-date as possible viewing while accepting that very poor connections would see perhaps one frame every few seconds.

Consistent PoE Requirements

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

Could we please get consistent PoE requirements across devices?  The UVC-G3-DOME will work with any of my PoE switches.  The UVC-G3 won't work with any (including my 802.11at switch).  It's 2016 for pete's sake.  I shouldn't have to use your injector to power a camera when I have my own PoE switches.


It's a standard.  Why can't you adhere to it?

Motion detection profiles

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

Can we have Different Motion Detection profiles which can be chosen in the schedualed recording area?


eg. Focus on a door between 9am to 5pm then focus on the whole room from 5pm to 9am?

Please have a G3 UVC-PRO and add a greater zoom lens

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

Please consider offereing a G3 PRO camera (cannot tell if it has a future or not).  Additionally, also please consider a slightly upgraded zoom lens to 6x or greater.


I ran into situations where the camera could not be mounted any closer and the 3x zoom was not quite enough.


Thank you...Dale...

NVR Sizing Calculator

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

It would be very handy to have a hardware sizing calculator. A website (or even Excel file) where I could just plug-in data like number of cameras, camera model, resolution, record always vs record on motion (and expected amount of motion as a percentage of time), number of days I want to keep recordings, etc.  Then the calculator tell me how many CPU cores, how much RAM, how much total storage in GB, and expected data throughput total (so I can select correct RAID and RAID card), etc.


We own assisted living facilities. Each have 16 to 48 cameras. We also build 6 new ALs per year. So, having a sizing calculator - even in Excel form - to assist in making sure we build an NVR that can handle the load would be very helpful.

UniFi Video for Apple TV

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

 Title says it.


But if you'd like more datails, when app is launched, go straight into camera or camera map view (configurable.) So, the user can app switch directly into the feeds.

Mail From NVR-Name rather than UniFi Video

Submitted by -
Status: New Idea

Please can you change the NVR software to send email alerts

  From: "The Name Of My NVR" <the email of my nvr>

rather than

  From: "UniFi Video" <the email of my nvr>


because I have more than one to look after and some email clients don't show the email address when a friendly name is present, which could lead to me becoming confused when they all just say they're "UniFi Video", and I'm easily confused.


Thank you!