Tech Basics

Ubiquiti UniFi Cloud Key Gen2+ vs UNVR

Currently, Ubiquiti offers three types of hardware NVR solutions for use with its UniFi Protect camera system. With the previous, now discontinued and EOL UniFi Video platform – Ubiquiti offered two different hardware solutions, with the UniFi Video NVR and the UAS-XG appliance server. UniFi Video could also be installed on your own hardware. On Windows, Ubuntu and more. UniFi Protect was introduced in early 2019 and as of writing, […]

Ubiquiti UniFi AC Lite vs 6 Lite

Back in November last year, Ubiquiti introduced its first 802.11ax or WiFi 6 UniFi APs to the market with the new 6 Lite and 6 LR APs, with the 6 Lite sitting toe to toe price wise with the entry level AC Lite access point. We’re going to see how they compare and what features you can expect to see and if it is worth upgrading. With the 6 Lite […]

Ubiquiti UniFi Protect G3 Pro vs G4 Pro

Ubiquiti launched the G4 Pro in May 2019 it was the company’s first 4K camera and the first G4 camera, as of writing the G4 line has been expanded to a G4 PTZ, G4 Doorbell, G4 Bullet and the G4 Dome. With the current software versions, UniFi Protect can now detect objects, using AI processing on the camera it can detect people and cars, with more likely coming soon. This […]

Ubiquiti airMAX NanoStation M5 vs NanoStation AC

The original NanoStation is the product that got Ubiquiti started and made the company the success it is today, it came in many versions, 2GHz, 3GHz 5GHz and in some markets at 6GHz too. Ubiquiti updated it with the NanoStation M some short time after, boosting its speed and capabilities and also adding a secondary port, which can supply PoE out to a supplemental device, such as a PoE camera […]

Ubiquiti UniFi Protect G3 Micro vs G3 Instant

The G3 Micro was launched by Ubiquiti back in November 2017 which at the time, replaced the UVC Micro which looked about the same albeit with an improved lens. The G3 Micro has always been quite an expensive camera, at least when compared to the rest of the UniFi Protect camera lineup, priced at £199 / $199 when a G3 Bullet can be had for quite a bit less. The […]

Ubiquiti UniFi Protect G3 Dome vs G4 Dome

The G4 Dome was spotted on the Ubiquiti website back in April last year, as part of a site revamp for the UniFi Protect section and it was marked as “coming soon” for a number of weeks, until being removed shortly afterwards. Some notable items have been changed, such as the LED ring and IP67 weather rating but the camera finally launched in December 2020. It offers much better night […]

Ubiquiti UniFi Protect G3 Bullet vs G4 Bullet

Ubiquiti launched the new G4 Bullet last summer, in July and while it doesn’t seem have replaced the G3 Bullet yet, as both are still available it offers some noticeable upgrades over the older model, albeit for a slight increase in the price too. The new G4 Bullet is all metal, an aluminium alloy with the only plastic section being the back mount which moves to angle the camera, this provides a […]

What’s the difference between the UniFi G3-Bullet and UniFi G3-AF?

The UniFi G3 Bullet is a current model in the UniFi Protect lineup, you can read more about the entire product line up here in our ‘Ubiquiti UniFi Protect Product Line Guide 2021‘ but we’re here to discuss the difference between two different SKUs of the same camera essentially, the G3-Bullet and G3-AF. Essentially, when the camera first came out in March 2016, it was actually called the UniFi Video Camera […]

UniFi Switch 16-150W vs UniFi Switch 16 PoE Gen2

Ubiquiti launched the new Gen2 version of the 16 port PoE UniFi Switch last year and its based on the new Gen2 platform, which includes silent cooling, a 1.3-inch touchscreen as well as a few other improvements. The older 150W version is the same price as the new Gen2 model, but it is better in a few small ways. Both switches are $299 (£271.30) and have 16 ports each, the […]

How to update Cloud Key G2 and G2 Plus to UniFi OS

Ubiquiti has recently announced UniFi OS support for the Cloud Key G2 and Cloud Key G2 Plus. UniFi OS first debuted with the UniFi Dream Machine and Dream Machine Pro as well as the UNVR and offers the new portal, streamlined management and access to the back end settings page of the device over the remote connection. unifi.ui.com will be the single place for everything going forward, UniFi Talk, UniFi […]