New NVR system compatibility questions

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Hi all, I am doing some research on a UNV NVR / IPC3615SE-ADF28(40)KM-WL-I0 camera setup with Colorhunter. I just have a few questions before I put it to the missus.
1) the areas the cameras will be placed have no external lighting except for the one out the front which has a street light about 20m away. We want colour at night but I am wondering if it is really that necessary / much of an improvement over standard IR imagery.
2) I am not really into mucking around with mixing and matching brands/manufacturers but we would like to wire in a video doorbell which can also activate in-house chimes when pressed. I have seen some threads here about doing that using a hickvision unit compatible with ONVIF but am wondering how this setup works in reality. Like will I need the hickvision app and the UNV app even if I connect it to the UNV NVR. What features of the doorbell will be retained if I don't download and use its app? If I need 2 apps I may as well install a UNV camera to give me app notifications instead and use the old school doorbell that is already there. Thanks in advance guys.
 

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I have this camera and its one of the better colour cameras I have seen in that price range. Below is a screenshot, actual image is much crisper. No white light turned on. Plenty of streetlight. Showing a lot more colour than the naked eye can see out there.



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Thanks for the reply, that really does look impressive. Have you had them long? We're there any hiccups getting them working? How do you find the app?
 

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Had it up for about 4 months. Only testing it. Usually have a Dahua TiOC up. Think image is far superior on this camera. App is a bit shit at times for push notifications. I wouldnt call them reliable for using as a doorbell notifcation.
 

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Was the dahua app better with the notifications? What percentage of the UNV notifications were getting missed do you think?
 
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