Extend the IR Range of your UniFi Video Camera with Ubiquiti’s latest detachable LED Ring!

Extend the IR Range of your UniFi Video Camera with Ubiquiti’s latest detachable LED Ring!

Improve your night vision on your Unifi G3-Bullet video camera with up to 25m by simply attaching Ubiquiti’s latest LED Ring (UVC-G3-LED) to the front of the camera!

 

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How does it work?

The LED Ring houses six high-intensity infrared LEDs for extended night vision range. It is powered and controlled by the UVC-G3 bullet camera via a connector.

 

WARNING: Do not connect any device to the accessory port on the UVC-G3. Damage to the device may occur. The accessory port is designed for use with the UVC-G3-LED accessory only.

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How easy is it to deploy?

There are two phases to the installation process: attaching it to the camera and configuring it via the Ubiquiti GUI interface.

 

Hardware Installation

  1. Pull out the sun visor and remove it. Then remove the accessory port cover located on the bottom of the UVC-G3.
  2. Orient the UVC-G3-LED with the Accessory Connector at the bottom. Place the LED Ring over the front of the UVC-G3 in place of the sun visor. Insert the LED Ring until it locks into place.
  3. Insert the Accessory Connector into the accessory port until it locks into place.
  4. Tighten the two screws located at the bottom of the LED Ring to secure it.

 

Important: Do not over-tighten the two screws. Excessive torque may damage the LED Ring and/or the UVC-G3.

 

Enabling the External IR LEDs

The UVC-G3-LED may be enabled using UniFi Video or directly through the camera UI. Once enabled, the UVC-G3-LED will automatically turn on under low light conditions.

  • UniFi Video
  1. Launch UniFi Video and log in.
  2. On the Cameras page, locate the UVC-G3 with the installed UVC-G3-LED, and click the name of the camera.
  3. The camera configuration panel will appear on the right side of the window. Click Accessories, and then click the toggle box next to Enable External Accessory.
  4. Click Save.

 

  • Camera UI

Access the camera UI using the Ubiquiti Device Discovery Tool. The utility is available as a stand-alone application and as a Chrome extension (Chrome browser required). The utility is available for download at: www.ubnt.com/download/utilities

 

  1. Launch the Ubiquiti Device Discovery Tool.
  2. A list of Ubiquiti devices on the network will appear. Locate the UVC-G3 with the installed UVC-G3-LED. Click the IP address of the camera in the Host column.
  3. The UniFi Video Camera UI portal will appear in a new browser window. Enter your Username and Password to log in.
  4. On the Configure window, check the box next to Enable External Accessory.
  5. Click Save Changes.

 

Note: If you know the IP address of the UVC-G3, you may access the camera UI directly by entering the IP address in a web browser, and skip to step 3.

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