Ubiquiti Open IP Cameras Tested

By Ethan Ace, Published Apr 04, 2016, 10:38am EDT

Back in 2011, Ubiquiti broke ground, offering IP cameras for the then shocking amount of ~$100.

And, for a while, Ubiquiti included 3rd party support but a few years ago they shut it down completely.

Now, in a new firmware version (3.2.0), they have re-opened support.

Inside, we test this to see how it works, what drawbacks it may have, and how it impacts Ubiquiti's market positioning.

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Market ******

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RTSP *********

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Comments (5)

No configuration from VMS: Unlike ONVIF or direct integrations, RTSP does not allow any configuration of the stream from the VMS. All configuration must be done in the camera.

Would Ubiquiti allow a direct integration to be written by a VMS now?

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That's a good question- do they even offer an API or SDK kit?

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We have the rtsp stream working in Exacvision with no issues. We are pulling the stream from the Ubiquiti Video server installed on a windows 7 desktop

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Ethan is talking about the pulling stream from the camera directly.

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