Just when we thought the CES 2022 news was over, Ubiquiti is releasing a final submission that just might be one of the best showcase versions yet of the Las Vegas showcase. Arriving as a new flagship entry in Ubiquiti’s UniFi Protect ecosystem, the new G4 Video Doorbell Pro packs a dual camera setup, customizable display, fingerprint sensor, and more.
UniFi Protect G4 Pro Doorbell
Now more than a year and a half since Ubiquiti presented its very first video doorbell, the company is now entering 2022 by choosing a new entry in the product category. Serving as a premium option that joins the lineup alongside the original, the new UniFi Protect G4 Doorbell Pro offers a robust feature set to match its high price and form factor.
The newest aspect of the new UniFi Protect G4 Doorbell Pro is its dual camera design. The 5MP primary sensor is capable of recording 1080p at 30FPS, while an 8MP secondary camera aims at the ground to specifically monitor dropped packages. It’s an approach we’ve only seen a handful of times in the past, and quite refreshing for Ubiquiti to be one of the first players in space.
Not only does it stand out from the original Ubiquiti video doorbell, but also other models on the market, namely its built-in porch light that pairs with a motion detection sensor to automatically turn on.
An upgrade from the low-end video doorbell, Ubiquiti’s latest also steps up the built-in screen with even more customization options. You can now present full color messages and images to anyone visiting the front door.
Otherwise, Ubiquiti doesn’t break the mold on what you’d expect from other smart video doorbells. There’s an IPX4 waterproof design that should allow it to withstand the elements, as well as support for digital and mechanical chimes. Other notable features include dual band Wi-Fi, two-way conversation with echo cancellation, and Bluetooth for quick setups. When it comes to power, you can rely on your existing setup wiring or use a USB-C cable. This second option also allows you to use PoE to connect directly to the rest of your equipment.
And finally, the UniFi Protect G4 Doorbell Pro arrives with a feature that likely won’t be complete until a much later date. The launch video indicates that the video doorbell will be able to take advantage of its built-in fingerprint sensor or NFC support to unlock the front door, although this is unlikely to support anyone. what an old smart lock on the market. We’ve been waiting for the company to launch its UniFi Smart Lock since the first report on it in June 2021, which will likely be the companion accessory to the new porch hacker deterrent.
As the latest accessory launched by Ubiquiti, the new UniFi Protect G4 Doorbell Pro is still not widely available. Arrived in the Early Access store of the brand, it arrives with a $ 299 price tag. As of this writing, it’s already sold out, but it looks like it’s out of stock. On the listing page, you can sign up to receive notifications when more stock arrives. For comparison, the original Ubiquiti video doorbell retails for $ 199.
Right after seeing the folks at Anker eufy toss his dual-camera video doorbell, Ubiquiti is looking to make that look obsolete with a new flagship reveal. Of course, this one is wired instead of relying on a battery, but having all the power of the UniFi project ecosystem will make its G4 Doorbell Pro a truly remarkable solution.
Aside from everything there is to write about the actual feature set, I’m more interested in what to expect from the smart lock integration. Ubiquiti has been dancing around the smart home space for quite some time now without getting too serious, and this version of the UniFi G4 Doorbell Pro looks like the company is finally ready to engage. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see what the rest of 2022 has in store for us.
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