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CloudKey Gen 2 plus vs NVR

New to UBNT cameras . Was looking at the system and was wondering if I go with the Cloud Key Gen 2 plus do I need an NVR?  OR do I still need one? Looks to be either or scenario but was wondering what features I would loose with either scenario?

 

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Re: CloudKey Gen 2 plus vs NVR

You only need one or the other to use their recording option.  Currently the NVR device runs Unifi Video while the Cloud Key 2+ runs the newer, but as of yet less featured, Protect platform.  The plan is to allow the NVR to upgrade to the newer Protect in the future.

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Re: CloudKey Gen 2 plus vs NVR

I'd go with the CK Gen2+. That's where the cool stuff is coming. It will record. You don't need both.

While we've been told that the Protect software will be coming to the NVR HW appliance, I'm not envisioning that happening anytime soon.
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Re: CloudKey Gen 2 plus vs NVR

Is there a camera limitation on this ordeal? I can't imagine it being more powerful than the dedicated NVR (which isn't all that to begin with)

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Re: CloudKey Gen 2 plus vs NVR

The specs say it supports 20 cameras. Not sure how long the recording time will be with that many though.
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USGs (4.4.28): XG8 (x1) | Pro4 (x4) | USG3 (x4)
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