Ubiquiti Micro HD Camera Tested

Author: Derek Ward, Published on Jul 13, 2015

With nearly $600 million in revenue, Ubiquiti has become a major force in wireless networking and a very common one for wireless video surveillance deployments.

Back in 2011, Ubiquiti came out with the industry's first $100 HD IP camera line, which was groundbreaking at that time (see IPVM's test results).

Now, Ubiquiti has released the HD Micro camera. We bought one, shown below:

Can Ubiquiti replicate what it did in wireless networking to video surveillance?

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