Are you using UniFi Video for your camera surveillance needs? Do you want to switch to UniFi Protect but don’t know how to move your cameras?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of moving your cameras from UniFi Video to UniFi Protect.
Step 1: Check Compatibility
Before moving your cameras from UniFi Video to Protect, it’s important to check if they are compatible. Some older camera models may not work with Protect. To check compatibility, visit the UniFi website and review the list of supported cameras.
Step 2: Backup Your Data
Before making any changes, it’s important to backup your data. This includes all video recordings and settings in UniFi Video.
You can backup your data by going into the Settings menu in UniFi Video and clicking on the Backup tab. Follow the instructions provided to backup all data.
Step 3: Install The UniFi Protect App
To move your cameras from UniFi Video to Protect, you’ll need to install the UniFi Protect app on your device. You can download it from either Google Play Store or Apple App Store depending on the device you are using.
Step 4: Create a New Site
Once you have installed the app, open it and follow these steps:
- Click on “Add Site”
- Enter a name for your site
- Select “Create”
This will create a new site in which you can add all of your cameras.
Step 5: Add Your Cameras To The New Site
To add your cameras to the new site, follow these steps:
- Select “Devices” from the bottom menu bar of the app
- Click on “Add Device”
- Select “UniFi Camera”
- Enter the IP address of your camera, username, and password
- Click on “Adopt”
Your camera will now be added to the new site.
Step 6: Restore Your Backup Data
Now that you’ve added all of your cameras to the new site, it’s time to restore your backup data. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Settings menu in UniFi Protect
- Click on the Backup tab
- Select “Restore Backup”
- Select the backup file you created earlier in UniFi Video
- Follow the instructions provided to restore all data
Congratulations! You have successfully moved your cameras from UniFi Video to Protect. You can now enjoy all of the features and benefits that Protect has to offer.
Tips & Tricks:
- If you have multiple sites in UniFi Video, repeat Steps 4-6 for each site.
- If you encounter any issues during this process, contact UniFi support for assistance.
- Make sure you have a stable internet connection when moving your cameras from UniFi Video to Protect.
We hope this tutorial has been helpful and informative. With these simple steps, you can easily move your cameras from UniFi Video to Protect without losing any data.