Uniview (UNV) IP Cameras Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 22, 2017

"We're #3," in China says Uniview (UNV). While the company significantly trails Hikvision and Dahua in total sales, one notable difference is that Uniview is owned by Bain Capital, the American investment firm.

In the past few years, Uniview, has been quietly expanding their international distribution, aiming to take market share from their domestic rivals.

We tested two Uniview 4MP cameras against competitive models from Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, and Hikvision, testing low cost dome models and motorized zoom models in full light, low light, and WDR scenes, as well as bandwidth consumption, physical features, configuration, and more.

"**'** #*," ** ********* *******(***). ***** *** ******* ************* ****** ********* *** ***** ** total *****, *** ******* ********** ** **** ******* ** ***** by **** *******, *** ******** ********** ****.

** *** **** *** *****, *******, *** **** ******* ********* their ************* ************, ****** ** **** ****** ***** **** ***** domestic ******.

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Competitive **********

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Summary ****

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*******, ***** *** *** *** ***********:

  • ***** ******* ***:******** ** *****, *********, ******, *** ****, *******'* *** *********** was ****, **** ******** ****** *** ** ****** *********.
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*******/*******

** ******* ******* ** **** ******* ******* ****** **** ** similar ** *********** ******.

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Protected *******

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No ****** ***** *******

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Physical ********

*** ******* ******* ****** *** ********** ******* ** ******* ******* dome ***/** ********* **** ******, **** **** ********/************* ************, **** rated, ***.

************ *** *****, *** **** *** ******:

  1. *** ******** ***** *** *** ****** ** *** ********* **** model, ***** **** ***** ******** ** ***********, **** ** *** to **** ** ** *****.
  2. **** ******* *** **** ****, *** ******* ****** **** *** completely **** *** **** *** *******, ********** ** * ******* ***** ** **** *******.

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*** ******* ******** ** ******** ****** **** *** ********* ****, shown *****:

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*** **** **** *** ******* ** *** ***** ***, ***** now ******** **** ***** *** *.*** (** ******** ** *.*** and *****) ** **** ** *-****, *******'* ***** ***** (********* below).

4MP ***** **** ********

** ****** *** ******* ******* ******* *********** ****** **** ****, Dahua, ******, *** ********* ** *** *** **** ******* ** well ***, *** *****, *** *** ******, ** **** ****** field ** ****:

** **** ***** (~*****), *** ******* ****** ******** ******* ******* of *** *******, **** *** ******** **** *********** **** ** other *******. *******, **** ********** ** ******* *** ***** *** to ****** ************.

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**** ******* *****

*******, ******* *** ******* ** **** **** **** ****** ******** behind, *** ******* ****** ******** ***** **** **** *** *********, with *** ******** ****** *** ***** ** ** ***** ****** the ****.

4MP ********* ****

** ****** *** ******* ********** ******* *********** *** **** ******, starting ** **** ****** ***** ** ****:

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*** *****, ~*.***

** *** *****, *** ******* ****** ****** *** **** ** the **** ***** *** ******* ******* **** ******, ******* *** inclusion ** ***** ** (*** *****).

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**** ******* *****

** **** *** ******* **** *******, *** ******* *** **** model ** *********** ** *** *** **** ***** ***** ****** the ****, **** ******* ******* ****** ***.


Bandwidth **********

*******'* ******** **** ******* ** **** ***** *** ****** ******, and ************* ***** **** *** ****** ***-***** ** *****, ***** below. **** **** ***** *********** **** ********* **** *.***, ****** the ****** ******** *.*** (*** *****) ******* ** ***** ***** VMSes ******* *******'* *.*** ****** ** *** **** ** *******.

*.*** ******** **** *-**** ******* **** ***** **% ***** **** H.264. **** *-**** ********, *.*** *** ~**% *****, ***** *****.

Test **********

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Comments (12)

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*** ***** ******* *** ******* ** **** ******: **** ***** Uniview ** ******* **** ***** ****, **** ***** ******** *** lengths ** ** ** ****. **'** ** ******* ** **** in *** *** **** ******.

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*** ** *** ** * *** ******* **** *** *** latest ******** ** *** ***** ******* *****'* **** *** ***.

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***** ******. * ******* **** ******* ** * ****** ***, but ***** *** ** ******* ** ****** **** ******* ** the *** *******? * *** * ***** *** ******* ** about ***** ******* ** *** ** *** * *** ***** option ***** ** ***********.

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** *** *-**** **********, ** *** ********* *** ****** ** itself (** **** **** ** *****). **'* ****** ******* *** difference ** ******* **** *-**** ******* ****** ********. ** *** left ** *.***, ** *** ***** ** *.***.

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