Uniview OEM Directory

By IPVM Team, Published Jul 02, 2021, 08:31am EDT

This directory lists 30+ companies that OEM products from Uniview, with a graphic and links to company websites below.

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It does not cover all Uniview OEMs as many hide the association and we have only listed ones we have verified by examining shipping records, product documentation or testing products.

If you have feedback on this list or others to add, email us at info@ipvm.com or leave a comment below.

Note: There are certainly more Uniview OEMs than this list as our information sources are primarily North American based. Even within North America, surely there are some others not yet listed. Email ethan@ipvm.com or leave a comment with more suggestions.

Added For 2021

We have added the following OEMs for 2021:

Observint Brands: Alibi/Supercircuits

Observint Technologies OEMs Uniview under both the Alibi brand (a dealer-only line) and online reseller Supercircuits. Alibi was previously simply Supercircuits' house brand, but was later spun off as a dealer program.

Nelly's Unbranded And Branded Sales

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In an unusual move, Nelly's Security sells both branded Uniview cameras, as well as unbranded models, which may be private-labeled for their customers. The two are sold side by side on their product listing, with customers able to switch to either option:

Removed / Former OEMs

We removed several suppliers from this list as of 2021, as a number have stopped selling cameras, changed OEMs, or gone out of business.

For those who have stopped OEMing Uniview, no other manufacturer stands out as the most common OEM, with various companies moving to Dahua, Uniview, TVT or Raysharp.

NDAA Ban

Many Uniview models are NDAA banned due to the use of HiSilicon SoC (system on chip), though some newer offerings do not use Huawei chips are therefore not banned. Uniview maintains a list of NDAA compliant devices on their website.

We checked cameras we had on hand against Uniview's NDAA listing and confirmed banned devices were using HiSilicon, whereas NDAA compliant cameras use SigmaStar.

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How To Tell

A few techniques can help verify if your provider is using Uniview OEM equipment.

Shipping Records

Shipping records often show that a company OEMs from Uniview. For example here is a series of shipments from Uniview to Digital Peripheral Solutions (Q-See), Revo, and Security System Depot.

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However, note that many OEMs do not get shipments directly from Uniview in China or hide their shipping records so all will not show.

MAC OUI Lookup

The MAC address OUI of an IP camera or recorder often will report as Uniview even though it is sold as another brand. Here is a such an example:

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Here is a MAC OUI lookup tool so you can check your own devices.

However, more sophisticated OEMs will have their own MAC address OUI assigned to mask the origin, so this is not universal.

Web Interface Similarities

Typically, Uniview OEMs use the same fundamental web interface as Uniview with mostly cosmetic changes (logo, colors, button placement, etc.). The image below demonstrates this with a comparison of a Uniview OEM Geovision camera with Uniview's own, with mainly cosmetic changes and some different labels:

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Discovery Tool Connectivity

Most Uniview OEMs will be discovered by Uniview's EZTools discovery tool just like any other Uniview camera or NVR. For example, here is a Geovision OEM turret camera discovered by EZTools:

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Feedback / More Submissions

If you have feedback on this list or others to add, email ethan@ipvm.com or leave a comment below.

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