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OT.... QUESTIONS ABOUT UBIQUITY networking

I was wondering if anyone has experience woth ubiquity equiptment? 

I'd like to get a dream machine pro and see it has recording features but was wondering how do they work since the built in switch isn't poe? 

Do you connect your cameras to ethernet and electricity and it records for you? 

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  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,973
    edited December 2022
    Don’t know anything about ubiquity but when you need PoE from a non-PoE switch you typically use a power injector. You just need to make sure you supply the camera with enough power (watts). Likely 802.3at which is backwards compatible with 802.3af. The power injector can live wherever the switch resides. 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 17,721
    From what I've heard, its a great enterprise level solution, which can be (relatively) easily deployed for residential needs. IIRC @texaswig,  may have some experience with Ubiquiti devices.

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  • Mr1eggMr1egg Posts: 294
    I've been reading a bit more and it seems like I need a poe switch which is out of my budget or get those injector things which would boost the price up quite a bit per camera. 
  • billt01billt01 Posts: 1,375
    Mr1egg said:
    I've been reading a bit more and it seems like I need a poe switch which is out of my budget or get those injector things which would boost the price up quite a bit per camera. 
    don't know  much about POE residential equipment, but I would imagine there will be limitations to the amount of POE hardware hanging off a switch. I know we have encountered cisco limitations with the number of devices we hang off a switch..
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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,617
    I have a full ubiquity setup. Cameras and network equipment, POE switch and mesh wifi.  It's fantastic. I didn't set any of it up. I had a professional do it. It's worked flawlessly for about 3 years now. Since I moved into my new house.
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  • Mr1eggMr1egg Posts: 294
    I'm doing my basmenet and ran over 2000 feet of cat 6 down there along with coax and soon to be some fiber. Planning on having a pretty hig network in my house.
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,617
    Mr1egg said:
    I'm doing my basmenet and ran over 2000 feet of cat 6 down there along with coax and soon to be some fiber. Planning on having a pretty hig network in my house.
    I wish I could give more specific advice. I can say that I love my equipment and it has been worth every penny.
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 16,419
    Doesn't @DMW do networking of some type?
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    It amazes me, how many people do not realize how the future works.
  • Doesn't @DMW do networking of some type?
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  • Mr1eggMr1egg Posts: 294
    I'm going with full ubiquity but am going to kick out the cameras I wan planning on having. I'll just stick to my wyze cams. 
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,724
    I also have full ubiquiti - dream machine pro, switch, mesh wifi.  My cameras are on another system though.

    The ubquiti switch (which will provide PoE) is well worth it, though.
    NOLA
  • Mr1eggMr1egg Posts: 294
    I want to get a 48 port switch and that plus poe is very expensive. If I went for poe I would buy the dream machine pro special edition and setup 4 cameras poe, but again just that little upgrade I think is 1k.
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 1,156
    Ubiquiti here but I use their APs and a cloud key. Cloud key sucks mostly but the APs are great. I chose a router/firewall from Firewalla out front.

    On the camera side, I have ring which is its own format and one poe camera from Axis. I use a PoE switch and cat 6. It powers the APs as well.
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  • I don’t know what any of this is but I want!
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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,724
    Mr1egg said:
    I want to get a 48 port switch and that plus poe is very expensive. If I went for poe I would buy the dream machine pro special edition and setup 4 cameras poe, but again just that little upgrade I think is 1k.


    Although when I was trying to get one, they were very hard to find, so I ended up getting the regular pro version (and I already had a PoE switch).


    NOLA
  • I googled POE. our house is wired cat6 thanks to @ColtsFan recommendation. I told swmbo we could get a POE and get it all working. "we shouldn't have to plug **** in". 
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  • I have a full Unifi network with the base DM, 2 APs, and several POW  and non-POE switches.  You can use power injectors or a smaller POE switch and/or put the non-POE equipment on a cheaper unmanaged switch from any vendor to save money,  The trade off is that power injectors can be a pain, and using 3rd party gear limits your visibility and control of the network.  I really like the system, but be aware that you won’t get much support from the mothership.

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  • Mr1eggMr1egg Posts: 294
    Kcheves said:
    I have a full Unifi network with the base DM, 2 APs, and several POW  and non-POE switches.  You can use power injectors or a smaller POE switch and/or put the non-POE equipment on a cheaper unmanaged switch from any vendor to save money,  The trade off is that power injectors can be a pain, and using 3rd party gear limits your visibility and control of the network.  I really like the system, but be aware that you won’t get much support from the mothership.
    I know, even trying to reach out to them for some questions is hard. I want to build my new network from scratch and can't wait to do so.
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