Uniview UMD (Ultra Motion Detection) is a new feature in the UNV product line that utilizes intelligent algorithms and calculations to filter out motion events that are deemed irrelevant.
It’s an important feature because it allows the system to disregard events that don’t matter such as falling leaves, small animals, insects, car headlights, heavy rain, etc. It basically improves the system’s performance and usefulness.
Which Univew Devices Support Ultra Motion Detection
Not all Uniview devices support this feature. It’s not available on the old models, but is present in the new product lines such as on their Prime Series IP cameras, NVR3XXX-X series, NVR5XX series, etc.
Some models can utilize this feature if updated to the latest firmware. Adiontaly, you may just log into the unit and see if the UMD feature shows up on the settings (if so, enable it).
Note: Ask Uniview or the dealer for the latest firmware of your device model and check if the UMD is available once the update is completed.
How to Setup Ultra Motion Detection from the NVR
You can configure the UMD function by accessing the NVR directly using a monitor, or by using a computer (via a web browser). Go to the NVR and use the local interface right-click to open up the main menu.
Enter your username and password and then navigate to the VCA section and then VCA Config. Select the camera that you need to set up, and enable the Smart Motion Detection box.
In the next step, you need to click the gear icon (beside the Smart Motion Detection function) and create the detection zones. The software allows you to set up 4 detection zones on the picture.
Click Draw and then create the areas on the video you need the motion detection to be active. For example, you can create zones only on the spots that you deem important.
Moreover, the interface lets you adjust the sensitivity of each zone and the object type. The higher the sensitivity, the easier for the motion detection to get triggered (also, false alarms may increase as well).
Strike to find the correct balance for your location. Once done, click OK to save and apply the settings.
As the last step, you need to set up a trigger action for the motion, otherwise, the system will not work correctly. Click the gear icon beside the Trigger Actions and then enable the recording on the same channel.
This way, anytime the camera is triggered based on motion detection, the unit will start to record and save the event.
Uniview Error: IPC Smart Motion is not Detected
Sometimes you may get an error that reads “The IPC smart motion detection is not supported when motion detection is enabled.” To bypass it, you need to disable basic motion detection for that camera.
Navigate to Alarm > Motion from the left side, and uncheck “Enable” for the camera you plan to enable the UMD function on.
Then you go back to the VCA config tab and re-do the settings (as shown above), this time the settings will be saved and no error will show up.
How to Setup Ultra Motion Detection via Web Browser
The same procedure and settings can be done via a computer. Access the NVR via the web browser by typing the unit’s IP address, entering the username and password, and going to the settings page (the laptop/computer and the system must be on the same local network).
Navigate to the Smart menu and select the camera you’d like to configure. Then, check the box under Smart Motion Detection to enable the UMD function. Click the gear icon to adjust and tweak the settings.
Draw the detection zone by clicking Draw Area and then drawing the zone on the camera’s picture. As we mentioned, you can set up 4 zones max.
Make sure the zones cover the most important areas and adjust the sensitivity accordingly. Once done, click Finished Drawing.
Lastly, you need to set up the trigger actions on the camera as shown on the screenshot below. This function tells the system what to do when motion is detected.
Usually, you need to set the system to record the footage. Additionally, you may set an alarm as well via the Trigger Actions menu.
Some additional settings you may play with: the object types allow you to select the object focus and improve the overall performance.
Combine it with the sensitivity levels and see which combination works better for your case. Once all the adjustments are done, click Save to apply the settings. Test the camera by walking in front of it and checking the results.
The Differences Between Uniview SIP and UMD in Uniview Devices
SIP stands for Smart Intrusion Prevention and allows the user to create cross lines or intrusion areas with an intelligent filter that can detect humans, vehicles, or small objects.
You can tweak these settings to have the system record only when certain subjects course the line or enter the area. It works pretty well, but the settings are a little complicated and you need to do a lot of tweaking until you hit the right spot.
UMD stands for Ultra Motion Detection, which applies AI filters to motion detection areas and consists of fewer settings and a more straightforward setup.
This allows the user to install it faster and get better results. Moreover, the intelligent filters improve the cataloged events and they can be played more quicker.
Uniview’s Ultra Motion Detection function utilizes an intelligent AI algorithm for detecting humans, vehicles, and non-vehicle detection, small objects, which increases the performance of the system and lowers the number of false or irrelevant events.
In this guide, we showed how to set it up straight from the NVR, and web browser and what settings to adjust. It’s recommended to play a little bit with the settings until you get them right for your location.