There’s a lot to love about our newest Uniview line of video surveillance products. There are some incredible cameras with crazy features that bring a lot of innovation to the table. But if you’re just looking for a simple, standard fixed lens camera, Uniview has you covered there, too. In fact, this line just might become your go-to brand when looking for a new fixed lens security camera.
We’ve got three new IP security cameras to introduce you to today: a vandal dome, a bullet, and a turret. Each camera comes in 2MP (FullHD 1080p) and 4MP (1440p), while the bullet and dome both come in 5MP (4K UltraHD). In this post, we’re going to introduce you to these Uniview fixed lens cameras and walk you through everything you need to know.
Uniview Fixed Lens IP Security Cameras: Product Highlight
For a quick overview of these products, check out the video below. We show you what the cameras look like, some sample footage, and walk you through some basic specifications for these cameras.
Video Resolution of the Uniview Fixed Lens Security Cameras
The resolution that you get is going to depend on the model of your camera as well as your own surveillance needs. As we mentioned before, all three cameras do come in 2MP (FullHD 1080p) and 4MP (1440p). Additionally, the bullet and dome cameras also come in 5MP, or 4K UltraHD. Check out the images below to see the differences between these three resolutions.
Fixed Lens Information
The three types of cameras featured in this blog post are called “fixed lens” cameras simply because their lense are fixed in place. They cannot optically zoom in or out. The length of each fixed lens, again, will depend on the model and resolution.
The turret and vandal dome cameras are the shortest when it comes to lens focal length and the widest in terms of viewing angle. All three models of the turret (2MP, 4MP, and 5MP) and both models of the vandal dome (2MP and 4MP) feature a 2.8mm lens.
The bullet cameras, on the other hand, are a bit more zoomed in with a narrower field of view. The focal length of the 2MP and 5MP bullet is 4mm, while the focal length of the 4MP bullet is 3.6mm.
Setting Up Your Uniview Camera on the Network
Since these are IP security cameras, our next step is going to be to set our cameras up on the Network. This is done by using a Cat5e Ethernet cable. It can be done in three ways: you can connect your cable to the PoE switch in the back of an NVR, to a separate PoE switch, or to a standard switch or router.
The fastest way to get your cameras set up is to plug them into the PoE switch in the back of a Uniview NVR. Once you do this, you’ll get instant plug-and-play video, with no further setup or configuration. Since these cameras are ONVIF compatible, you can also set them up with a third party NVR. The process for accomplishing this task will differ depending on your NVR’s brand. Be sure tocheck out our in-depth guidesif you need help figuring this out on your NVR.
However, you don’t have to have an NVR in order to use these cameras. You can set them up as a standalone camera by plugging it into a switch or a router. If you plug your camera into a standard switch or an internet router, you will need to run an additional power cable to the camera.
Our recommendation here is to use a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch. With Power over Ethernet, your Ethernet cable will carry both network data and power to your camera. This way, you won’t have to run any additional cables.Click here to view all of our PoE switches, ranging from one channel to 48 channels.