UniFi Protect - Manage Camera Zones

Use UniFi Protect 'Zones' to specify camera view regions that trigger AI detections, or that should not be recorded due to sensitive material.

To configure a Zone, navigate within the Protect application to Devices > select a camera > Recording Mode > Detection & Privacy Zones. 

Motion Zones

Motion within this region will create a detection which can be found in the Detections tab of your UniFi Protect application. By default, any motion within the camera's field of view will trigger a motion event. Learn more about recordings and detections.

Smart Detection Zones

Similar to Motion Zones, this specifies a region that will generate AI-powered detections for compatible G4, G5, and AI series cameras. By default, any motion within the camera's field of view will trigger a motion event. Learn more about recordings and detections.

Privacy Zones

Specifies a region that will not be recorded, but will instead appear as a blacked-out image. This is often used to prevent recording sensitive material, or to comply with local laws and regulations.

When setting up zones, you can also adjust the zone sensitivity. Setting a higher value will make your camera more likely to detect and log subtle motions (i.e., moving branches). 

For more information on recordings, click here.

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