Uniview NVR Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 02, 2017

Uniview, China's self proclaimed #3 video surveillance manufacturer behind Hikvision and Dahua, is ramping up its international sales efforts.

In this report, we test Uniview's NVR and, in particular, its extended PoE claim to double or triple range compared to standard PoE.

We tested this standout claim, along with live viewing, playback, search, export, configuration, compatibility, and more.

Readers should also see our test of Uniview's IP cameras to see our test of their IP cameras versus Axis, Hanwha, Dahua, and Hikvision.

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** **** ******, ** **** *******'* *** ***, ** **********, its ******** *** ***** ** ****** ** ****** ***** ******** to ******** ***.

** ****** **** ******** *****, ***** **** **** *******, ********, search, ******, *************, *************, *** ****.

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  • ************ ********:*** ******* *** *** ********* ****** *****-******* ************ ******** ** all ********* ******* ** ******** ** **** ********* ** **** segment, ***** ******* **** * ******* ****** ** ******* *** playback ** ** *** *********** ** ***.
  • *****-******* ******:**** **** *** ****** *** ** ******** *** ****** ************** via *** *** *********, ******* ******** ******* ** *** **** recorders.

*** **** ************ ** *** ***** *** ****** *************, **** issues ********** **** ***** ***** ******* *** *****, *** **** in ***** ********* ** **** ******. ******* ******* *** **** streams ****** ******* ******.

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*** ******-***-** *** ** ********* ****** ***** ** $***-*** ***, similar ** ***** *** **** * ******* ****, **** ***********'* **-*********** ********-**.

Physical ********

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Web ** ***** ****** ************

***** *** *** **** ** ********* *** ******* *** *** the *******:

  • *** *********:***** *** **** * ****** *** *** *** ********'* *** interface. **** **** ******** ********/******* ** ********.
  • ******* ***/*** ******:**********, ***** *** ******* ** ******** ********* (** ** *** channels) **********'* ********* ********. **** ******** ** ******* ** *********'* ****-****, **** **** a ****** ****** ***********, *** *** ***** * **** ******* VMS.

******** ** **** ****** **** *** *** *********, *** *** Windows ******, ****** **** **** *** ******** ********* *** **** similar ** **** **********.

Interface/Configuration ********

** *** ***** ***** ** ****** *** *** ********* *** configuration ****** ** *** ******* ***. ********, ***** **** ***** reviewed ** ****** *****, *** ******* ** ***** **** ****.

Extended ***

*******'* **** ***** ******** *** ***** **** **** **** ***** cameras. ********* ****** ******* ** ** **** ***, ***** ***** lens ****** *** ******* ** ***** ****. ** ****** **** using *** *** ****** **** ********** (***) ** ****** ****, **** **** ******* ** *** ** *****, ***** ****:

** *** *****, *** ********** ******* ****** ** *********** ** Uniview's ******* ********* (**** *********/**** *****). *** ******* ** ****** enabled *** ******** ** *** ***'* *** *********, **** ** other *************.

**** ******** ** ******** ** *** ** ****** **** ******** PoE *******, **** ***** (***** *****), ***** *********** ******* **** caused ** ****** ***** *******. ** ********,******** ******* * ******* ** *****, *** ********* ****** ** **. Note **** **** ******* ** *** ********* **** ***** ***** party ******* *** *** ***** ****** *** ** ***********.

Camera *************

** *** *****, ** *********** ****** ********** ** **** ******* using *****, ******* ****, ***** ****** ** ******* ********** ** user ******, ******* ******* ********, ** ***** ********* *****. ******* cameras *** **** ****** ******* *****, ** *** **** ***** models ***** ***** (** ** ** ******).

****** ****/**** ******** ****, ***** *** ****** "****** *********" ***** RTSP ****, ********* **** *** *** ********* *******. **** ****** for ************** ** *********** *******, ****** **** **** ******** ********* such ** ****** ***, *****, ** */* *** *** *********. The ******* ***** ***** * ****** **** "******."

No ***** ***

****** ******* **** ****/****, *** ******* *** *** *** ******* ***** ***. ** was ********** ** ***** ****** ******* ** **** ** *****, but ** ******* **** *********.

Synchronized ********

*****-******* ************ ******** ** ********* ** *** ***'* *** *********, with ** ** ** ******** ********* **************. ***** ** ** option *** ************** ********.

**** ** ******** ** *** **** *********, ***** ********* ***** the ****** ** ******* *** ** ****** **** **************, ** not *********** ********, ** ****** ***** **** ****** ****** ********.

Multi-Camera ******

** ******** ** ************ ********, ***** *** ****** ******** ******* at *** **** ** ********* * **** ******** ** *** NVR *** *********. **** ******* **** **** *** **** ****, which ** *** ***** ******* **** ******** *****/**** *****, ******* requiring ***** ** ******** ****** ******** ** ***** (********* ** minutes, * ****, ** ***** *********).

**** **** ***** *** *** ************ **** * ********** ******, but *** ******* ********** ***** ***** ******** ** ******** ***** players. *******, **** ******** ******* ** **** ******* **** *** individual ********* ***** **** ** **** ** **** *** **** recorders.

Live **** *******

*** ******* ***'* **** ******* ********* ** ******* ** **** recorders, **** ******** ****** ****, ****/*** ****** *********, ***** ******, and *** ******* *******. *** *** ********* ******** ******** ********/*******,******* ** **** *** **********.

Comments (26)

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- ** ***** * ***** *** ******?

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*** ***** **** ***'** ******* ** **** *** ******* ***'* its ******* * ***** ***** *** *********** **** **** ** our ******, *** ** ********* ** ***Camera ************* with Axis Cameras; were already proposing to have NVR Model UN325C Hybrid with Axis - so on this section did the Axis camera work only using custom protocols ? also whats the camera hardware drive tested ?

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