Best 4K POE Security Cams?

cyclones

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Hey all. I'm wondering if anyone could provide some recommendations on security cameras. I'm wanting to get a couple of 4K POE security cameras that will be used mostly outside. I saw a lot of Amcrest and Reolink cameras advertised on Amazon but some friends had recommended not purchasing those due to some ongoing issues. I did look at some Axis camera's and a 4K version ran around $600 a piece which is out of budget for me. I'm looking at getting 4-6 cameras which will be hosted with Milestone security on a dedicated PC. I've also tested a Ubiquiti G3 camera but then you're locked into using Ubiquiti's camera software and I wanted some flexibility using different software. Any help is appreciated!
 

PP Mguire

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4k isn't really a thing for this field. Even the high end 1080p cameras are still in the 4Mb-ish range which isn't actually 1080p bitrate. I'm using Ubiquiti cameras, they're pretty alright for the price.
 

cyclones

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If you use Ubiquiti cameras, you're pretty much locked into their software though.. is that right?
 

PP Mguire

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AFAIK yes but don't quote me on that as I haven't looked into it. I bought these with the sole intent of keeping their ecosystem. Even still, you can host their software on anything and it's free.
 
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