Ubiquiti Wireless Surveillance Review

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Dec 12, 2011

Ubiquiti's wireless radios have become a popular choice for video surveillance applications. While they are extremely inexpensive, it can be difficult to determine when to use and NOT use them. Equally importantly, because Ubiquiti has so many product lines, it can be confusing to figure out which one(s) are the right choice for specific surveillance applications. In this new note, we provide answers to these questions based on discussions with integrators around the world deploying wireless video surveillance.

Product Overview

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