UniFi Protect - Supported Camera Limits

UniFi Protect simplifies camera management by estimating the maximum recommended number of cameras that your UniFi Host can support. Additionally, UniFi has easy solutions if you happen to exceed your Host’s limits.

Camera Capacity Overview

UniFi Protect’s dashboard shows you an estimation of how many cameras your Host can effectively manage. See below:

UniFi Protect will notify you when you are nearing or exceeding the recommended limit. While these are not hard limits, they were designed to ensure your system is capable of providing quality video playback, fast loading times, and most importantly, not missing out on any recordings.

Exceeding Camera Capacity

You might be approaching or exceeding camera capacity due to a number of factors:

  • Active user volume within UniFi Protect
  • A high number of viewports in use
  • Storage Disk Health

If you exceed camera capacity, consider upgrading your hardware by adding the UniFi Video Recorder or UNVR Pro. The UNVR Pro is our highest capacity camera host and offers scalability for any enterprise environment thanks to its stacking feature which allows you to chain together multiple UNVR Pros. See Backups and Migration to learn more.

UniFi’s Resource Calculator can give you a better understanding of which UniFi OS Host will suit your needs, or use the table below as a general guide:

Host Model 2MP (HD) 4/5MP (2K HD) 8MP (4K)
UDR 4 2 1
UDM-PRO 20 12 7
UDM-SE 20 12 7
UDW 10 6 3
UCK-G2+* 20 12 7
UNVR 50 25 15
UNVR-PRO 60 30 20
2 x UNVR-PRO (Stacked) 120 60 40

*Assumes the UCK-G2+ is dedicated to UniFi Protect only. If it’s also running UniFi Network, your maximum camera limit will be lower.

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