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UniFi Protect - Get started with the G3 Flex camera

The G3 Flex (G3 FLEX) is a 1080p HD video surveillance camera with infrared LEDs and IR capability that enhances its day and nighttime motion capture. The camera also comes with versatile mounting hardware that simplifies indoor and outdoor deployment.

This article outlines G3 Flex's power and installation requirements, its adoption process, and answers frequently asked questions about the device.

Power and setup requirements

To use your G3 Flex, you will need:

  • A network video recorder (NVR), such as the UniFi Dream Machine Pro (UDM Pro), UniFi Network Video Recorder (UNVR), or Cloud Key Gen2 Plus (UCK G2 PLUS).
  • A UniFi Protect application hosted on any of the NVRs above. For more detailed setup instructions, see UniFi Protect - Getting started.
  • A PoE (802.3af) adapter or PoE switch (UniFi models are recommended to ensure compatibility).


Install and adopt the G3 Flex

For more information on installing and wiring the G3 Flex, see the G3 Flex Quick Start Guide.

To manage your newly installed G3 Flex, you must adopt it to your UniFi Protect application. For a detailed overview of the adoption process, see UniFi Protect - Adopt devices.

Frequently asked questions

Will the G3 Flex work as a standalone device?

The G3 Flex doesn't work as a standalone device and must be adopted by the UniFi Protect application, which only runs on the:


Can I install the G3 Flex outdoors?

Yes, the G3 Flex can be installed outdoors in an upright position or inverted using this G3 Flex accessory. For step-by-step mounting instructions, see the G3 Flex Quick Start Guide. You can also see a complete list of the G3 Flex’s accessories on our Store page.


Which PoE injector is compatible with the G3 Flex?

You can use the 802.3af PoE Injector with your G3 Flex.

Related articles

UniFi Protect - Getting started
UniFi Protect - Adopt devices
UniFi Protect - Manage devices

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