Using ZipVision is a simple way to take control and manage your CCTV system as you can view and manage multiple Zip DVRs and NVRs from anywhere in the world. Connecting over the Internet is safe and secure or you can connect over a LAN whilst keeping your Zip recorder locked away in a secure room or cabinet to help keep your CCTV system GDPR compliant.
This UK engineered software is both easy to learn and feature packed. ZipVision boasts many features such as local PC recording, email aerts, eMapping, remote camera upgrade, Covert mode, exporting “Police-ready” files (AVI), VMD, Line crossing, basic face detection (in the Zip compatible cameras) and more. It’s a great piece of software for a great NVR & DVR range.
Each copy of ZipVision has 5 licences but additional licences are available here. Compatible with Windows, and Windows emulators for MAC.
The ZipVision software boasts a useful “Kontrol & Kommand” portal giving extra functionality to your security system by controlling additional devices through the ZipDVR via RS485 and RS232. This could be a VoiceOff Voice and Message Annunciator that allows you to play a sound or message file when you can see on camera that someone is approaching your property (watch the video on VoiceOFF here -
You can also control a variety of other devices especially lights using the DVR’s relay outputs or team the DVR up with a Kontrol & Kommand module for timed relay functions, ideal for switching on heaters, air con, automated gates and barriers. You can connect up to 31 Kontrol & Kommand modules each with 8 timed relays from a single DVR so a huge 248 devices can be controlled that can also be put into convenient groups to activate together such as when someone is arriving at a property (gates, lights, heating).
If an incident has occurred the last thing you’ll want is further stress trying to decode footage for Police, so the ZipVision software has a fast export function to generate simple AVI footage files that are easy for the authorities to playback as no specialised player is required.
ZipVision can connect to multiple ZipDVRs at once so you can use the 1 interface to connect to your home DVR, your business DVR and others such as a second home or multiple business locations. A drag and drop function means you can call up key cameras from each DVR to display on 1 shared window on your laptop or PC. For example this might be the external cameras from each of a chain of shops.
ZipVision software even allows you to record locally to your PC or laptop. Of course it’s always best to use the main recorder and its hard drives for long term recording and storage but this is a popular supplementary feature as you can select just 1 camera or an entire recorder’s footage.
Hand CCTV viewing and playback widgets as well as free mobile apps are also available for the ZipDVR (Android and iOS) and are linked below.
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 or later|
|Processor||Intel i5 (Quad core recommended)|
|RAM||32Bit Windows: 4GB / 64Bit Windows: 8GB|
|Hard Disk||Installation requires approximately 75Mb, additional space is required for long term storage of images|
|Internet Connection||Internet connection is required for remote monitoring of a NVR over the internet|
|Licences||1 per PC|
|Support Period||6 Months ticket based support*|
*Downloads within the support period are available via your personalised Control Panel.
Yes it is, designed in the UK it’s got a clear and uncluttered interface that is intuitive to use. It has drag and drop tabs so that you can re-arrange the software on your computer to suit the style you work in. You can even duplicate the camera view tabs up to 4 times so that you can create multiple camera layouts perfect for commercial installations.
Yes you can. ZipVision allows you to scheduled local recording on the PC based on individual DVR/NVRs or cameras. Although useful this is a supplementary feature and it’s not intended as an NVR replacement.
It does indeed. You can save a plan of the building into ZipVision then locate your cameras on to it. This is a really useful feature for commercial installations where different operators may not know where each camera is located. On motion detection or alarm the camera on the eMap would flash.
Yes the ZipVision supports alarm activation camera pop up. It can even automatically record the camera if you want at the PC as well as the NVR!!
Yes the Zip has “Tri-Stream” technology. You can set the NVR to record at 4MP but you can also have a “mobile stream” and “sub stream” that can send lower resolution images to remote locations to prevent hogging the network.
Yes we have a ZipFinder tool that can be used to scan a network to find all Zip devices on it helping configure equipment or upgrade firmware.
No, you can save files as police evidence directly as an AVI file, alternatively you can save them as highly compressed high quality H265 Qzip files that will need the bundled “ZipPlayer” software to playback these.
Setting up remote viewing is a doddle. Simply scan the ZipNVR’s QR code by a smart phone and the phone connects to the ZIP with no port forwarding required. If you still want to set the ZIPnvr up the traditional way using port forwarding this is still an option. Each ZipNVR comes with 1 free remote desktop set up for port forwarding worth £40.
The ZipNVRs support talkback so that you can talk and listen remotely from your phone or computer to your CCTV system. For talkback you need to have a microphone with the system and also a loudspeaker system like the “VoiceOff “ Voice Annunciator.
You certainly can. The ZipVision client software has a feature that on receiving an alarm signal from the NVR it will pop up a camera window and then record that camera from 1-10 minutes depending on settings.
Yes it does and it’s very easy to set up. The ZipNVRs have what's called “Smart Email” set-up so it’s easy to set up and get compatibility with free providers like Gmail. The email supports both SSL and TLS.
No, you can set the Zip’s email to only send email using a schedule that suits you, for example you may set it to send emails from 9-5 when you are at work and your house is empty. You can even set the Smart email function up to send emails say only once every 10 minutes, again preventing unwanted blasts of emails for bonafide triggers. Even though the email is scheduled the NVR still alarms and records on every event.
It’s a static image that can be sent to up to three individual recipients.
No, a special “Zip” channel effectively combines all the individual cameras into one “multiscreen” so it only uses the network resources on 1 ch. Smart huh!
Yes it does provided the Zip IP camera supports audio, all this is done like the alarms down the one Cat5 cable with no additional cable to run in.
The Zip range of CCTV recorders uses the latest H265 standard for better images and smaller file sizes.
Yes it is. Both the NVR and DVR range have an “email password” feature which will email your password reset to whatever email address you have entered in to it for recovery. Alternatively we can give you a temporary password if needed.
Yes it does making it easy to connect to other equipment like gates, barriers, access control and the VoiceOff voice annunciator unit.
You can capture both simultaneously. The still images can be used for timelapse photography or for personnel or security reasons.
Yes you can select either still images or Video to playback in the ZipVision client software.
Yes it supports an “Installer to Zip” messaging service. This enables your installer to let you know when a maintenance visit is due. For more details of this service please contact your installer.
Yes it does, you can hide a camera from being seen by an operator if you want to. This is done with the system users individual permissions.
Yes you can. The Zip features a “File Lock” preventing the deletion or over writing of important footage. Clearly you should still back up footage as soon as possible.
It’s very easy to save footage from the ZipNVR and it’s done it just a few clicks. You can even save the footage in an AVI format if you prefer which means that it is “Police Ready” and can be played on most common devices without special player software.
A convenient CCTV evidence player that will play any of the footage files when dropped into a folder. Compatible with most HIK DVR and NVR footage.