I have had my fair share of security cameras and full NVR systems over the year, including some of the highest rated systems like Arlo and Logitech Circle. After researching for the UniFi Networking article, I to my surprise found Ubiquiti has a full line of security products and just had to check them out.
Reaching out to Ubiquiti, we discussed my layout and what systems I had used in the past and then was sent three components that represent their full line of security. At the root or base of this system is the UniFi Cloud Key Gen2 Plus; this allows management of both your UniFi networking and video platforms using UniFi SDN and Protect apps available on both Android and iOS.
The Gen 2 also offers a solid hardware platform featuring an APQ8053 SoC with 8 cores paired with 3GB of memory and 32GB of eMMC Flash. This platform can be powered via 802.3af or Quick Charge 2.0 USB-C Power, offers 1TB of onboard storage with its 2.5" drive tray and lastly supports 20 UniFi Protect cameras or 15 Cameras and 50 UniFi Network devices. MSRP for the Cloud Key Gen 2 Plus comes in at $199.99.
For consumers on a budget or organizations that want to deploy a mass number of cameras, the G3 Flex is your most economic option. At $79.99 MSRP this solution supports 1080p resolution at 25FPS. Additionally, it offers IR illumination for night vision, high sensitivity microphone and is weather resistant for outdoor operation and powered by 802.3af.
Stepping things up a notch, Ubiquiti's top end camera solution is the G4 Pro. This solution offers 4K resolution at 24 FPS using a large ½" image sensor and 3x optical zoom lens. In addition, we have high power IR LEDs for improved night vision, weatherproof IP67 enclosure and 802.3af/at power method. MSRP for this solution comes in at $499.99.