Tech Basics

UniFi Next-generation Gateway Pro vs Security Gateway Pro 4 (UXG-Pro vs USG-Pro-4)

Ubiquiti just announced the brand new UniFi Next-generation Gateway Pro (UXG-Pro) yesterday, after nearly two years being developed in the beta process. It is the companies first new hardware firewall in around 7 years, we’ll gloss over the USG-XG-8 here as it was dropped pretty quickly by Ubiquiti. The UXG-Pro is exactly what a lot of users have wanted, an up to date UniFi firewall that isn’t a UDM device, […]

Ubiquiti airMAX NanoStation AC Loco vs NanoStation AC

The NanoStation was one of Ubiquiti’s first products back in the early days of the company, it had two ethernet ports, one powering the device and the other providing a PoE passthrough to another device, like a IP camera, access point or another type of airMAX device. The NanoStation M series became popular with CCTV installers for the form factor, low protruding nature and the second port for powering devices. […]

Ubiquiti UniFi G4 Doorbell vs G4 Doorbell Pro

Ubiquiti announced the new G4 Doorbell Pro last week, for the UniFi Protect platform. It is currently available as part of the Early Access program which means it is in its beta phase. The G4 Doorbell Pro builds on where Ubiquiti fell a bit short on its first doorbell, for starters it is now black, rather than white – however the G4 Doorbell does have some optional covers for helping […]

Ubiquiti UniFi G3 Instant vs G4 Instant

Ubiquiti announced the new G4 Instant last week, and it is in beta or Early Access how Ubiquiti calls it. This comes just under a year since the G3 Instant was launched, a very cost effective wireless camera, with support for UniFi Protect. The G4 Instant takes it a step further, with much higher resolution, support for Smart Detections*, IK04 impact resistance and IPX5 outdoor rating – and it can withstand […]

Ubiquiti UniFi UDM Pro vs UDM Pro SE

Ubiquiti announced the new UniFi Dream Machine Pro SE earlier this year in July and it builds upon the original UDM Pro, which went on sale in February 2020. Both units are very similar, with only some minor yet very important enhancements being changed between the two models. The form factor is the same, with a small 1.3-inch LCM display, 3.5-inch HDD bay, eight LAN ports, 2 SFP ports and […]

Ubiquiti GigaBeam product line explained

Ubiquiti is getting its 60GHz product line well and truly up and running, with three different GigaBeam point-to-point products, two airFiber 60GHz products and a 60GHz UniFi Building Bridge. However, out of the three different GigaBeam radios Ubiquiti makes it can be a bit confusing which one to get – this guide will explain what each one is used for, prices and which one is the best fit for your […]

Ubiquiti UniFi USG vs USG Pro

Ubiquiti launched the USG line of UniFi firewalls quite a while ago, such that they have been kind of replaced with the new UDM line, but there are still some use cases for a single purpose device. With a UDM or UDM Pro, it is not possible to adopt them to a cloud hosted UniFi server or a Cloud Key. If the device needs to be replaced for any reason […]

Ubiquiti UniFi UDM vs UDM-Pro

Ubiquiti launched the UniFi Dream Machine and Dream Machine Pro around a year ago, with the UDM-Pro being launched in February 2020. Both devices take the modular approach that Ubiquiti has with UniFi and condenses a few products into one simpler to use and in some cases, less expensive but that can come with some added complication. The UDM combines a Cloud Key controller, USG gateway, 4 port ethernet switch […]

Ubiquiti UniFi Cloud Key Gen2 vs Cloud Key Gen2+

Ubiquiti launched the Cloud Key Gen2 line of devices back at the end of 2018, and when compared to the previous first generation, the new models have a lot of advancements. For starters, the old model would have database issues when power was lost, be it a power cut or manually unplugged. Ubiquiti solved this issue by building in a backup battery inside, so when the device loses power, the […]