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menuUVC-G3-FLEX Quick Start Guide

Package Contents

Camera
Flush Mount
Pole/Wall Mount
Outdoor Cover
Security Screw (Qty. 1)
Screws (Qty. 3)
Screw Anchors (Qty. 3)
Zip Ties (Qty. 2)

Installation Requirements

Note: When using the Outdoor Cover, use an Ethernet cable without a strain-relief boot on the connector. This will prevent unnecessary tension on the cable ends during installation.

Cable without a strain-relief boot

Cable with a strain-relief boot

Outdoor Installation Requirements

IMPORTANT: When installed outdoors, the camera must be installed in the upright postion only.

Diagram Showing Use of Ethernet Surge Protectors

Hardware Overview

LED

Alternating White/Blue

Device is busy; do not touch or unplug it. This usually indicates that a process such as a firmware upgrade is taking place.

Steady Blue

Connected to UniFi Protect Controller; Reset Button Pressed

Flashing Green

Disconnected from Controller

Steady White

Awaiting adoption

Microphone

Microphone for recording audio

Camera Lens

Lens for viewing/recording video

Light Sensor

Sensor for ambient light detection

Swivel Base

Allows you to change the viewing angle of the camera by adjusting left or right. Useful if mounted on a wall or other permanent surface.

Bottom View

Ethernet Port

The Ethernet Port is a 10/100 Mbps port used to supply power from a PoE 802.3af-compliant switch to the camera. The switch should be connected to a LAN running DHCP services and the UniFi Protect Controller software.

Reset Button

The Reset Button is used to reset the camera to factory defaults. Press and hold the Reset Button for more than 10 seconds while the camera is powered on.

Mounting Options

Use the Flush Mount by itself to install the G3 Flex camera on a desktop or tabletop. Out of the box, this mount comes preinstalled on the camera.

Use the Flush Mount with two screws to install the G3 Flex camera on a wall (vertically).

Use the Flush Mount with two screws to install the G3 Flex camera on a solid horizontal surface or ceiling.

Use the Pole Mount with two screws and the Outdoor Cover to install the G3 Flex camera on a wall or flat surface outdoors. The Outdoor Cover is not required for indoor installations.

Use the Pole Mount with two plastic zip ties and the Outdoor Cover to install the G3 Flex camera on an outdoor pole. The Outdoor Cover is not required for indoor pole installations.

Additional Mounts Available

There are two additional mounts available for the G3 Flex: a Ceiling Mount and a Pendant Mount. Each is sold separately.

Use the optional Ceiling Mount, Screw Kit, and Mount Cover to install the G3 Flex camera on a solid horizontal surface or ceiling.

Use the optional Ceiling Mount, Mount Cover, and Back Plate Assembly to install the G3 Flex camera on a drop tile ceiling or horizontal surface where the interior side of the Ceiling Mount is accessible.

Use the Pendant Mount to install the G3 Flex camera onto a fitted 3/4" or 1.5" conduit mount or ceiling pipe.

Installation

The UVC G3 Flex can be installed using one of the following methods:

Proceed to the appropriate section for your installation.

Note: The viewing angle or surveillance coverage of the G3 Flex camera can be changed at any time.

  • Tilt the lens up or down for vertical adjustment
  • Turn the base left or right for horizontal adjustment

Desktop

  1. Remove the Flush Mount from the bottom of the camera.

  2. Insert one end of the RJ-45 cable into the Ethernet Port and the other end into a PoE 802.3af-compliant switch.

  3. Attach the camera to the Flush Mount by lining up the notches with the slots in the base of the camera. Press firmly together until the camera is secure.

    Note: Ensure the Ethernet cable is seated in the notch between the Flush Mount and base of the camera.

  4. Place the camera on a desk or table in its upright position.
  5. Adjust the viewing angle or surveillance coverage as needed by following these steps:
    • Tilt the lens up or down to adjust the angle vertically
    • Turn the camera body left or right to adjust the angle horizontally

Installation complete.

Desktop / Table Install

Wall/Ceiling

  1. If the Ethernet cable is coming from the inside of a wall:
    1. Drill or cut a hole in the wall and feed the Ethernet cable through the opening.
    2. Pull the Ethernet cable forward and slide it through the opening in the mount.
  2. Use the Screws and Screw Anchors to secure the Flush Mount to the wall.

    or

    Top Side Down Mounting Vertical Upright Mounting
  3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet Port in the base of the camera.

  4. Attach the camera to the Flush Mount by lining up the notches with the slots in the base of the camera. Press firmly together until the camera is secure.

    or

    Vertical mounting on ceiling Vertical mounting on a wall

Installation complete.

Horizozntal Surface / Ceiling with Flush Mount

Indoor Wall with Flush Mount

Pole

Note: If you are mounting the camera outdoors, it must be installed in the upright position to prevent water from getting into the base of the camera. Use the Outdoor Cover for additional protection from moisture.

  1. Attach the Pole Mount to a pole using the included Zip Ties.

  2. Insert and pull an Ethernet cable through the back port opening of the Outdoor Cover.

    Note: When using the Outdoor Cover, use an Ethernet cable without strain-relief boots on the connector. This will prevent unnecessary tension on the cable ends.

  3. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet Port on the G3 Flex camera.

  4. Attach the camera to the Outdoor Cover by lining up the notches with the slots on the bottom of the camera. Press firmly until the camera snaps on.

  5. Attach the camera to the Pole Mount:
    1. Press the camera against the Pole Mount and line up the notches on the mount with the slots on the bottom of the camera.
    2. Slide the camera down onto the Pole Mount until it is secure.

    Note: When using the Outdoor Cover, use an Ethernet cable without strain-relief boots on the connector. This will prevent unnecessary tension on the cable ends.

  6. Use a phillips screwdriver to install the Security Screw through the Outdoor Cover and into the base of the camera. This helps secrure the camera to the mount.

  7. Adjust the camera to the desired viewing angle by:
    • Tilting the lens up or down for vertical adjustment
    • Turn the camera body left or right to adjust the angle horizontally

Installation is complete.

Pole Mount Install

Setting Up UniFi Protect via App

Download and install the UniFi Protect app to configure the UVC-G3-Flex.

Note: When you first launch UniFi Protect, the app will prompt you to enable Bluetooth and other relevant features necessary to provide the best user experience possible. Please allow these features and permissions to take place for proper app functionality.

  1. Launch the UniFi Protect app.

  2. Tap the side menu in the upper-left corner of the app to access additional options.
  3. Tap Add Cameras to add a new camera.

    Note: If setting up multiple cameras, UniFi Protect allows you to add more than one camera during the setup process.

  4. When the Select cameras screen appears, tap each camera in the list you would like to add to your UniFi Protect system. Tap Set up cameras to continue.

  5. A Name your camera screen appears individually for each camera you selected in step 4. Enter a name for each camera and tap Next, repeating this process until all cameras have been named.

  6. If necessary, any camera requiring a firmware upgrade will update at this time. Once completed, a live view of each camera will display in the app.

Specifications

UVC-G3-FLEX

Dimensions

Ø 107.5 x 48 x 48 mm

(Ø 4.23 x 1.89 x 1.89")

Weight

170 g (5.99 oz)

Sensor

1/2.7" 2-Megapixel HDR Sensor

Lens

EFL 4mm / f2.0

Viewing Angle with Lens Distortion Correction (LDC)

LDC Off87.4° (H), 47° (V), 104° (D)
LDC On80° (H), 46° (V), 92° (D)

Night Mode

IR LEDs with Mechanical ICR Filter

Video Compression

H.264

Resolution

1080p FHD (1920 x 1080)

Maximum Frame Rate

25 FPS

Image Settings

Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Noise Reduction, 50/60 Hz

Microphone

Yes

Management Interface

UniFi Protect

Networking Interface

(1) 10/100 Ethernet Port

Max. Power Consumption

4W

Power Method

802.3af PoE

Power Supply

802.3af PoE Switch Port

Mounting

Table, Wall (Indoor/Outdoor), Pole

Operating Temperature

-20 to 50° C
(-4 to 122° F)

Operating Humidity

20 to 90% Noncondensing