Jut wanted to share some pictures of what my unifi deployment looks like at Home .. I am loving every piece of hardware, and our network has been solid since day one.
About the home: 2100 sq' foot two-level home (main floor + basement) built in the 1940's, both AP's are ceiling mounted on the main floor, penetration to basement is very good). -- lot is about 6000 sq foot, and we get very good coverage with 2 AP's inside and out. The equipment rack is inside a closet in the basement in the media room.
Non Unifi components: Motorola Docsis modem, 2U homebrew server (backup + controller + DVR), Cyberpower 700 Va UPS.
The 16 port POE swtich powers the 2 AP's, and the 7 cameras, plus the POE passthrough switch. -- I had an electrician run cat5e up to my attic and drop it thorugh the ceiling for the cameras and APs' (or throug the side of the house). -- Why cat5e? .. well for cameras you dont need more cat5e, and i can always replace it later if i need more for the AP's. (not going to need it soon imo) -- the electrician just ran the wires, and i saved some money by doing the termination on both ends myself.
The 400W 700VA UPS unit is configured to run the NVR for 5 minutes after loosing power, then the server shuts down, and the UPS continues to power the switches, modem, and USG, for another 45 minutes.
I built my own NVR, if anyone is interested i can look up the specs, but its fairly closed specced to the NVR ubiquiti sells, except i have 16GB of ram, and 7 TB of disk on it (4 for video, and 3 for backups). -- its recording 7 cameras and runs at about 10% utilization of cpu.
If i was to do this again, i would just buy 2 UAP-AC Pros (and skip the lite, i get better speeds with my AC eq on the pro.. ) -- and i would buy a larger rack (25U) to give me more room to grow or to be able to spread things out. -- also i would buy the right size rack so it would fit in the closet facing forward rather than sideways. if money was no object, i'd also buy the USG PRO-4, and the beta 1U Application server pro, since they both rack mount and it would look nicer. (dont need either, but if money was no object right?)
15 U Rack - From top: KB+Display, 16-port patch panel, 16 port switch (150W), drawer, tivo, 2u server (controller, NVR, backup), receiver, 400W 700VA UPS. The cabling color code is: green (AP's), yellow (Cameras), blue (hosts + switch), red (internet uplink)
The KB + Display unit opened up, (got it on ebay for $50)
USG and Unifi 8 passthrough POE attached to the side. (The switch is on the back for connecting some extra clients, like TV, chromecast 4k, and the powerline)
Docsis Modem for Xfinity
The rack in its storage position (i got one with a base that was too long to fit any other way in the closet, doh!)UAP-AC-Pro installed on the ceiling of the dining room. (2 AP's give me 100% coverage for my 2100 sq foot home, and entire yard.Indoor dome 3rd gen in the basement.
3rd gen bullet in the backyard.3rd gen Dome at the front entrance