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UniFi Protect - Supported camera limits by host device

This article outlines the estimates of the maximum number of supported cameras for each controller that currently hosts UniFi Protect. 

The camera limits below assume typical settings and average bandwidth and are just an estimate based on internal testing. Your controller's camera limit will vary based on factors such as camera bitrate and the number of UniFi devices from other controllers (e.g., access points). Using more than the recommended number can inhibit system performance. Users with controller version 1.18.0 or higher will be automatically notified when system performance declines due to camera volume.

Cameras designated “low bandwidth” include 1080p (G3 Flex, G3 Instant, G3 Dome, G3 Micro, and G3 Bullet) and HD cameras (e.g., G4 Doorbell).

Cameras designated “high bandwidth” include 4K (G4 PTZ and G4 Pro) and 4MP (G4 Dome and G4 Bullet) cameras.

Cloud Key Plus supported camera limits

Note: These estimates assume that the Cloud Key Plus is dedicated to UniFi Protect. If you're also using UniFi Network, your maximum camera limit will be lower.

  Low bandwidth cameras High bandwidth cameras Average days of storage per camera* (Est.) Max. days of storage per camera*

0

7 1 3

3

6 1 3

6

4 1 3

9

3 1 3

12

1 1 3

15

0 1 2

* Assumes that (1) 1TB hard drive is installed.

UDM-Pro supported camera limits

Note: These estimates assume that the UDM-Pro is dedicated to UniFi Protect. If you are also using other controllers, your maximum camera limit will be lower.

  Low bandwidth cameras High bandwidth cameras Average days of storage per camera* (Est.) Max. days of storage per camera*

0

7 8 25

3

6 8 22

6

4 8 22

9

3 8 20

12

1 8 20

15

0 8 19

* Assumes that (1) 8TB hard drive is installed.

UNVR supported camera limits

  Low bandwidth cameras High bandwidth cameras Average days of storage per camera* (Est.) Max. days of storage per camera*

0

15 13 43

10

12 12 35

20

9 12 30

30

6 11 26

40

3 10 23

50

0 9 21

* Assumes that (4) 8TBs hard drives are installed.

UNVR-Pro supported camera limits

  Low bandwidth cameras High bandwidth cameras Average days of storage per camera* (Est.) Max. days of storage per camera*

0

20 19 60

10

17 17 51

20

13 17 47

30

10 16 42

40

7 16 37

50

3 15 35

60

0 14 32

* Assumes that (7) 8TBs hard drives are installed.

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