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Uniview's All-in-One Security Camera System: The Best Wired Security Camera System for SMB & Residential Shoppers

April 12, 2024
Uniview's All-in-One Security Camera System: The Best Wired Security Camera System for SMB & Residential Shoppers
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When you’re looking for the best wired security camera system for your home or business, you need both quality and affordability. For that, you can’t go wrong with Uniview’s All-in-One Security Camera System. This kit comes with everything you need to set up a high-quality system at an affordable price. It’s great for security professionals, homeowners, and business owners looking for a great deal on their security camera systems.

If you prefer a hard-wired system, you’re not alone. Wired cameras have more reliability and better video quality than wireless, consumer-grade cameras. But for home and small business setups, you don’t need the biggest and best security camera system on the market. That would be overkill for what you’re trying to do. Instead, you want a professional-grade system that strikes the right balance between quality and affordability.

That’s where Uniview’s complete video surveillance kit comes into play! This is a professional, wired security camera system that delivers everything you need.

With six high-definition turret cameras, a network video recorder, plenty of internal storage, and all the cables that you need to get your system up and running, this kit is perfect for anyone looking for an all-in-one solution to their security needs. Installation is a breeze, the cameras are easy to operate, and the system carries the high-quality reputation of Uniview.

If you’re a security professional, this is a great kit for your SMB and residential clients. Its comprehensive coverage and attractive price point will give you a competitive edge. And if you’re a homeowner or business owner looking to set up your own DIY system, it’s great for you, too. Due to its easy installation and straightforward operation, you’ll have your system set up in no time.

Let’s take a deeper look to learn more about how this system from Uniview could be the perfect solution for you.

An Overview of the Best Wired Security Camera System

Uniview’s All-in-One Security Camera System has so much potential for anyone looking for a small-scale, professional-grade, hard-wired video surveillance system. It’s perfect for small businesses and even suitable for some residential applications. So what is it that makes this kit so special?

The Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System comes in a convenient, easy-to-open box.

Everything is included in one convenient, easy-to-open box.

The network video recorder (NVR) included in the Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System

The 8-Channel 4K NVR

The high-definition turret camera included in the Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System.

One of six high-definition turret cameras

The Cat5e Ethernet cables included in the Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System, necessary for setup and operation.

Pre-made Cat5e Ethernet Cables

For some context, let’s talk about Uniview. They’re one of the biggest and fastest-growing manufacturers of CCTV equipment in the world. Their products are always on the cutting edge of security technology for video surveillance systems of any size, even up to large enterprise installations. Uniview is the go-to brand of security equipment for many security professionals, and for a good reason. It's no surprise that the best commercial camera security system out there is a product from Uniview.

But if your goal is to install a small system with less than eight cameras, most Uniview products might be too much. They come with a ton of features that you don’t need in residential or small business systems. It would be like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Instead, you want something that’s tailored to your specific needs.

And that’s what’s so great about this system. It strikes the right balance between affordability and quality. It offers the professional reliability of a full-blown Uniview system, but it’s scaled to match to the needs of a smaller system. You’re not paying for extra features that you don’t need, but you’re not skimping on quality, either.

So what’s included in the kit? Uniview’s All-in-One Security Camera System, as the name implies, comes with everything you need to set up a small security camera system. It has six high-definition turret cameras, one 8-channel network video recorder, a pre-installed 2TB hard drive, and all the cables you need to set everything up. To understand the strengths of this system as a whole, we’ll zoom in and talk about each of the components.

A Well-Balanced Turret Camera for Quality and Affordability

The 4MP turret camera that comes inside the Uniview wired security camera system

A video surveillance system is only as good as its cameras. That’s why the six high-definition turret cameras included in this kit deserve a lot of attention. The balance that these cameras provide levels out the entire system. It’s thanks to these turrets that you’re able to invest in such a high-quality system at such a low price point.

The 4MP Turret During the Day

The 4MP Turret During the Day

The 4MP Turret During the Night with its 100ft IR Range

 

Watch the video above at the highest resolution available. Notice the crisp detail and smooth, 25fps motion.

The first place you’ll see this balance is in the camera’s design. This turret combines a solid metal build with an affordable plastic base. Yes, it’s durable enough for whatever you throw its way, making this a strong candidate for the best wired outdoor security camera on the lower end of the commercial market. It’s IK10 vandal-proof. It’s IP67 weatherproof. You can’t get much better than that. But the base of the turret, which doesn’t affect the durability of the camera itself, is made out of plastic. This cuts down on material costs, providing that sweet spot between durability and affordability.

The second place you’ll see the balance is in the set of intelligent features. If you’re used to Uniview security cameras, you’ll know that they often come with a wide range of AI-powered intelligent events. As we’ve already mentioned, the rich feature set of these AI cameras tends to be a lot more than what you need in a smaller security system. So to cut down on costs without sacrificing quality, Uniview reduced the intelligent events offered by this camera down to two: line crossing detection and intrusion detection.

With line crossing, you can draw a line on the screen where you want the camera to watch for movement. Intrusion detection is similar, but with a box instead of a line. When these events are tripped, you can set up a variety of triggers. For instance, you can receive a push notification to your smartphone. Or you can use the triggers to set up a motion-based recording schedule on your NVR. These two intelligent events offer everything you need for a residential or small business setup without adding extra bulk.

Uniview also strips back the artificial intelligence on this camera. With standard Uniview cameras, the deep learning AI algorithm comes with customizable targets. You can choose to focus on human movement, vehicle movement, or a combination of both. With these turrets, however, the artificial intelligence is not configurable. It’s embedded into the intelligent events and cannot be turned off or adjusted. This makes it easier for you to get your camera set up without having to worry about advanced features.

Line crossing and intrusion detection samples from the 4MP turret. Notice how the events only trigger with human movement, and not from the cars passing by.

This camera also offers a nice balance between cost and high-definition imagery. It has a 4MP resolution, which is sharp enough to see everything you need to see in your field of surveillance. It’s not as sharp as a 4K camera would be, but once again, you don’t always need that much power in a security camera. The 4MP resolution offers plenty of pixels in your image without the added and often unnecessary cost of a 4K camera.

Extra features of this camera include a 100-foot infrared night vision range for clear visibility at night, a 2.8mm fixed lens for a wide field of view, and a frame rate of 25fps for smooth motion capture. The camera is also equipped with edge storage capabilities, allowing it to hold up to 128GB on a microSD card (not included). All of these features are crucial for business security cameras, and now you can have the same features at home.

Overall, the turret camera included in the All-in-One Security Camera System is well-rounded and reliable. It's one of the best wired CCTV cameras for home or small business use, and a standout addition to this kit.

An NVR for a Scalable, Future-Proof System

The 8-channel NVR that comes inside the Uniview wired security camera system

If a video surveillance system is only as good as its cameras, then a security camera is only as good as its Network Video Recorder (NVR). The NVR manages all the cameras, allowing you to view and record all your footage in one place. If your cameras are top-notch but your recorder is low quality, then your entire system is capped by the your NVR’s limitations. But you don’t have to worry about this when it comes to the Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System. The NVR provided in the kit comes with top-of-the-line specifications, giving you a high-quality and expandable security camera system. With this NVR, your entire system is scalable and future-proof, providing you with the flexibility to expand your camera system as your needs change over time. Let me explain.

One of the key features of the NVR is its simple, plug-and-play compatibility with Uniview cameras. And since you’re getting an 8-channel NVR but only six cameras, this means you can add up to two more Uniview cameras to your system over time. With this, you can expand your coverage and increase the security of your home or business. You can also upgrade to 4K resolution for even clearer and more detailed video footage.

Besides compatibility with Uniview cameras, the NVR is also ONVIF compatible. This means you can add up to two additional third-party cameras to your system. With the added flexibility, you can customize your camera system to meet your needs.

Finally, the NVR includes an integrated 2TB hard drive for storage. Since you control your storage, you don’t have to pay monthly fees for cloud storage. Plus, you can swap this out for a larger capacity drive as needed.

With a 2TB hard drive, you can expect to get about 3 days of storage recording 24/7. If you’re only recording footage based on human body detection, you can increase that to around two weeks. This is a generalization, as everyone’s setup is going to have different levels of foot traffic. To get a better idea of how many days of storage you can expect to get, you can play around with the numbers on this tool.

Another way to get the most out of your surveillance footage is to switch your video compression type from h.264 (with a 4096 kbps bitrate) to h.265 (with a 2048 kbps bitrate). With 24/7 recording on h.265, your storage time will increase from 3 days to one week. With Uniview, you can even enable U-Code basic or advanced to extend your 24/7 recording time up to 2 weeks or more. Keep in mind that as you change your video compression standard away from h.264, your videos will become less compatible. As a result, they may be difficult to share with others. But there are ways around this with Uniview’s EZPlayer and various file converters. For more info on video compression and bitrate, check out our YouTube video here.

The 4K 8-channel NVR included in this kit makes the entire system scalable and future-proof . Uniview’s All-in-One Security Camera System is an excellent choice for those who want a system that can adapt to their needs over time.

Pre-Made Cat5e Cables for Easy Installation and Reliable Performance

The 60 foot cables that come inside the Uniview wired security camera system

A wired security camera system wouldn’t be complete without the wires. And with Uniview’s All-in-One Security Camera System, you’ll find six pre-made Cat5e cables. This makes installation a breeze and ensures reliable performance.

Setting up a wired security camera system can be a time-consuming and tedious process. You typically need to measure, cut, and terminate your own cables, which leaves room for error. But that’s not something you need to worry about when it comes to this kit. The Uniview All-in-One security camera system comes with all the cables that you need, and they are pre-made and ready to use right out of the box.

To install the system, all you need to do is plug the cables into the cameras and the NVR, and you’re good to go. The system also includes a shorter patch cable to connect the NVR to your network, as well as an HDMI cable to connect the NVR to a monitor. This makes it easy to set up and view your camera system, even with zero security camera experience.

The Ethernet cables included in the kit are Cat5e cables. These cables are known for their reliable performance and ability to send data at high speeds. These cables are also resistant to interference and can handle longer runs without degradation in performance, making them the industry standard for a wired security camera system.

Who is This Security Camera System For?

Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the features and capabilities of the Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System, let’s consider who this system is best suited for. In this section, we’ll look at two main groups: professional security dealers and DIY tech enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking for a wired security camera system to sell to your customers or to install for yourself, this is the kit for you.

The Uniview All-in-One Kit pictured here comes with 6 4MP turret cameras, 1 8-channel NVR, and 6 cables.

A Game-Changing Video Surveillance Kit for Professional Security Dealers

As a professional security dealer, you’re always on the lookout for high-quality products that you can offer to your clients at a competitive price. The Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System is a game-changing video surveillance kit that can be a great addition to your catalog.

Whether you’re a security reseller or integrator, this system offers a range of benefits that make it a valuable product to carry. One of the key advantages is its low price point, which makes it an attractive option for small businesses and residential clients. At the same time, the system offers high profit margins, making it a lucrative product to sell.

If you’re interested in incorporating this system into your business, we have a blog post just for you. It goes into more detail about how this system can be a valuable addition to your product line. By offering this high-quality, affordable, and flexible video surveillance kit to your clients, you’ll be able to stand out in a crowded market and drive more revenue for your business.

A Simple Option for DIY Tech Enthusiasts in the Home or at Work

If you’re a DIY tech enthusiast who’s interested in setting up your own video surveillance system, the Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System is a simple option to consider. This system is easy to use and install, making it a great choice for small businesses and residential setups.

One of the key benefits of the Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System is that it’s a professional-grade, hard-wired security camera system that’s suitable for those who aren’t technology experts. With only six cameras included in the kit, it’s a small system that can be installed by a single person. This can be a cost-effective solution if you want to set up your own security camera system without hiring a professional.

However, it’s important to manage expectations here. While this system is on the entry-level side as far as professional-grade cameras go, it’s still a sophisticated system that may not be suitable for those who are completely new to technology. It does require some technical knowledge to set up and operate. We can offer support along the way, or even recommend security integrators near you. At the end of the day, if you want a DIY system that’s a step above consumer-grade technology, this is the kit for you.

The Simple Three-Step Process to Installing Uniview’s Complete Video Surveillance Kit

Installing a security camera system can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’re not familiar with the process. However, Uniview’s All-in-One Security Camera System makes the installation process straightforward, even for those with little-to-no experience with professional-grade security technology. In this section, we’ll walk you through the simple three-step process for installing the Uniview Complete Video Surveillance Kit. With these easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll have your system up and running in no time. If you’d prefer a more comprehensive breakdown of setting up an IP system, you can watch our YouTube video for more information.

Step One: Connect Your NVR To Your Network

The first step is to connect your NVR to your local area network, or your LAN. After it’s connected, your NVR will be able to discover and communicate with other devices on your network. Here’s how to do it:

Connect one end of the patch cable to the LAN port on the back of the NVR
Connect the other end of the patch cable to an available LAN port on your router or a network switch.
Power up your NVR using the included power cable
Optionally, you can connect your NVR to an external monitor using the provided HDMI cable
  1. Locate the NVR unit and the provided cat5e 6-foot patch cable.
  2. Connect one end of the patch cable to the LAN port on the back of the NVR.
  3. Connect the other end of the patch cable to an available LAN port on your router or a network switch.
  4. Power up your NVR using the included power cable
  5. Optionally, you can connect your NVR to an external monitor using the provided HDMI cable

Once you power on your NVR and connect it to your network, it will be able to communicate with other devices. Now it’s time for the next step.

Step Two: Connect Your Cameras to Your NVR

Once you’ve connected your NVR to your local network, the next step is to install your security cameras and connect them to the NVR. There are two main ways to do this:

  1. Connect the cameras to the PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch in the back of the NVR using the six provided 60-foot Ethernet cables. The cameras are plug-and-play, so your NVR will add them to the system and start recording without further configuration. With this method, the cameras will be on the NVR’s local network, and not visible on your main network. This can be helpful because you can save bandwidth on your main network. However, it can make troubleshooting a bit more difficult.
  2. Connect your cameras to an external PoE switch and then configure the NVR to communicate with the camera via the camera’s IP address. This is useful if you need to install a camera more than 60 feet away from the NVR, since the included cables are only 60 feet long. With this method, the cameras will be discoverable on your main network indepently from the NVR.

To install the cameras using either of these methods, follow these steps:

Install your 4MP turret camera where you want it to go
Connect the camera to the PoE switch in the back of the NVR
The camera will automatically appear on the NVR, which will start recording
  1. Choose the location where you want to install the camera and mount it using the included hardware.
  2. Connect the camera to the NVR or a PoE switch using the Cat5e cables.
  3. If you are connecting the camera directly to the NVR, you will not need to do any more configuration. If you are connecting the camera to a separate PoE switch, you will need to configure the NVR to communicate with the camera via its IP address.

Once you have connected your cameras to the NVR and configured them as necessary, they should appear on your system and the recording process should start. You can then view the video feeds from the cameras by accessing the NVR’s user interface via a web browser or the attached NVR monitor.

Step Three: Configure Your System

Once you’ve connected your NVR to your local network and added your cameras to the system, the final step is to configure your system to meet your needs. While further configuration is not necessary, it can be useful to adjust the image settings, create recording schedules to override the default 24/7 recording, set up intelligent events, adjust the video compression and other encoding settings, and more.

To configure your system, you’ll need to access the NVR’s user interface via a web browser or the HDMI interface. From there, you’ll be able to adjust various settings and options to customize your system. Some common configuration options include:

  • Adjusting the image settings. You can adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, and other image settings to ensure that you’re getting the best possible video quality from your cameras.
  • Creating recording schedules. If you don’t need to record video around the clock, you can create recording schedules to specify when the NVR should record your feeds. This can help save storage space and reduce the amount of data sent over your network.
  • Setting up intelligent events. These cameras include two intelligent events: line crossing and intrusion detection. You can set up these features to trigger specific actions, such as sending notifications or starting recordings.
  • Adjusting video compression and encoding settings. You can adjust the video compression and encoding settings to optimize the balance between video quality and file size. For example, you can choose to prioritize video quality over file size or vice versa, depending on your needs.

If you need more help configuring your Uniview cameras, you can consult other resources on our blog, YouTube channel, or help center. These will help you get the most out of your Uniview hard-wired security camera system.

Uniview is Even Better With Nelly’s Security

Various shots of Nelly's Security, Uniview's foremost distributor in the US.

If you’ve decided that the Uniview All-in-One Security Camera System is the right choice for you, then you’re in luck! Not only do you have a top-quality, affordable security system at your fingertips, but you also have the opportunity to source your equipment from the nation’s foremost Uniview distributor . At Nelly’s Security, we’re dedicated to equipping security professionals with the confidence and resources they need to use, sell, and install our top-of-the-line security technology. But it’s not just security professionals who choose Nelly’s Security. Homeowners and business owners also appreciate our welcoming community of resources and support. In this section, we’ll take a closer look at the benefits of choosing Nelly’s Security as your go-to security provider.

Our Industry-Leading Customer Support

At Nelly’s Security, we pride ourselves on our industry-leading customer support. Whether you have a question about a product, need help with installation, or simply want some advice, we’re here to help. Our US-based security experts are available 9-5 Monday through Friday. We offer lifetime technical support for free, ensuring that you have access to the resources and expertise you need to get the most out of your security camera system.

Don’t take our word for it. Check out some of our customer reviews and see for yourself. We’re known across the nation for having the best service in the industry. Our customers consistently rave about the helpfulness and professionalism of our tech support team, and we’re confident that you’ll have the same positive experience. When you choose Nelly’s Security, you can trust that you’re getting top-quality products and support that you can count on.

Our Straightforward Processes and Policies

We understand that the process of purchasing and setting up a new security system can be overwhelming. That’s why we strive to make it as straightforward and hassle-free as possible to shop from us.

For starters, our ordering options are flexible and designed to fit your needs. You can place an order online from your computer or phone, or you can call us directly to place an order. We also offer a variety of buy-now-pay-later programs, so you can choose the option that works best for you.

Moreover, our warranty and return policies are generous and hassle-free. If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase, send it back within 60 days. We won’t make you jump through a ton of hoops or give you a hard time. We want you to be happy with your security systems, not stuck with a product you don’t like. Our goal is to make your experience with Nelly’s Security as seamless and stress-free as possible. So when you choose Nelly’s Security as your security provider, you can trust that you’ll have a smooth and straightforward experience from start to finish.

Our Dealer Program for Partnering with our Customers

At Nelly’s Security, we value our partnerships with security professionals. That’s why we offer a one-of-a-kind dealer program for those who want to partner with us. If you’re as security reseller or integrator, this program is definitely for you.

Our dealer program is more than just a way for you to buy and resell our products. It’s a partnership that allows us to grow your business together. We’re not just box movers; we’re business movers. And we’re here to help you succeed.

Signing up for the Dealer Program is quick and easy, and as a dealer, you’ll have access to a range of benefits and resources. You’ll be part of an exclusive dealer community where you can share ideas and learn from each other. You’ll also receive exclusive content and training opportunities to help you stay up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the security industry.

One of the most unique benefits you’ll get as a dealer is access to our free branding program, which allows you to build your own brand of surveillance products. You’ll get your logo stamped on your cameras, your own model numbers, and your own spec sheets. Prevent price-shopping and stand out in a crowded market. With our support and resources, you’ll be able to establish yourself as a trusted provider of high-quality security solutions.

So if you’re a security professional looking to partner with a reliable and supportive provider, consider joining our dealer program. It’s free and easy to sign up. Click here to learn more about all the detals.

Choose the Best Wired Security Camera System from the Best Uniview Distributor Today

If you need a reliable and affordable wired security camera system, look no further. You can’t go wrong with Uniview’s six-camera complete video surveillance kit. With its professional-grade quality and affordability, it’s the perfect solution for small businesses and residential applications. It’s powerful enough for security professionals, yet straightforward enough for those who prefer a DIY solution. And when you choose Nelly’s Security as your provider, you’re getting the best of both worlds: a top-quality product and industry-leading customer support.

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