How Do I Add Camera to UniFi Video?

Are you looking to add a camera to your UniFi Video system? UniFi Video is a powerful software that allows you to manage your surveillance cameras and recordings with ease. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps on how you can add a camera to your UniFi Video system.

Step 1: Add the Camera to Your UniFi Network
Before adding the camera to your UniFi Video system, you need to make sure that the camera is added to your UniFi network. To do this, follow the steps below:

  • Log in to your UniFi Controller.
  • Go to the Devices tab and click on Add Device.
  • Choose the type of device (in this case, a camera) and follow the prompts to add it to your network.

Once you have added the camera to your network, it should show up in your list of devices in the UniFi Controller.

Step 2: Add the Camera to Your UniFi Video System
Now that you have added the camera to your network, it’s time to add it to your UniFi Video system. Follow these steps:

  • Open up UniFi Video on your computer or mobile device.
  • Go to Cameras in the left-hand menu.
  • Click on Add Camera.
  • Select “UniFi Device” as the type of camera.
  • Select the camera from the list of devices that appears and click “Add”.

The camera should now be added and visible in your list of cameras within UniFi Video.

Step 3: Configure Your Camera Settings
After adding a new camera, it’s important that you configure its settings within UniFi Video. Here are some important settings that you should consider adjusting:

Resolution and Frame Rate

The resolution and frame rate of your camera can affect the quality of your video footage. You may want to adjust these settings based on your specific needs.

Recording Settings

You can also adjust the recording settings for each camera. This includes options such as motion detection, continuous recording, and scheduled recording.


If you want to receive alerts when motion is detected by your camera, you can set up alerts within UniFi Video.

Adding a camera to UniFi Video is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. By following these steps, you’ll be able to add a new camera to your network and start monitoring your property with ease. Remember to configure your camera settings for optimal performance and security.