Ubiquiti UniFi Pro Video Surveillance

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 13, 2014

In 2011, Ubiquit got the attention of the video surveillance industry with their launch of sub $100 HD IP cameras, a breakthrough level at the time.

In the interim, Ubiquiti was distracted by a counterfeiting crisis. Now beyond that, they have returned with a new generation of IP cameras, called UniFi video.

This note examines the positioning, pricing and whether Ubiquiti can challenge the Chinese manufacturers for low cost IP video offerings.

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