Ubiquiti AIRCAM HD

Ubiquiti AIRCAM HD

Bought it in July 2012, from gowifi.co.nz, for ~$200NZD.
At the time it was good value for money.
It is 720p PoE IP camera.

Image (day):

Image (night, with artificial light):


There are four rtsp streams:
Main stream: rtsp://{CAMERA_IP}/live/ch00_0 (1280×720)
Sub stream 1: rtsp://{CAMERA_IP}/live/ch01_0 (640×368)
Sub stream 2: rtsp://{CAMERA_IP}/live/ch02_0 (320×176)
Sub stream 3: rtsp://{CAMERA_IP}/live/ch03_0 (160×96)

There are four snapshot urls:

Main stream: http://{CAMERA_IP}/snapshot.cgi?chan=0 (1280×720)
Sub stream 1: http://{CAMERA_IP}/snapshot.cgi?chan=1 (640×368)
Sub stream 2: http://{CAMERA_IP}/snapshot.cgi?chan=2 (320×176)
Sub stream 3: http://{CAMERA_IP}/snapshot.cgi?chan=3 (160×96)

Technical info:

Linux AirCam 2.6.28 #1 PREEMPT Sun Jun 9 01:03:42 EEST 2013 armv5tel GNU/Linux

Processor : FA626TE rev 1 (v5l)
BogoMIPS : 532.48
Features : swp half thumb
CPU implementer : 0x66
CPU architecture: 5TE
CPU variant : 0x0
CPU part : 0x626
CPU revision : 1

Hardware : Faraday GM8126
Revision : 0000
Serial : 0000000000000000

total used free shared buffers
Mem: 127712 103684 24028 0 3784
-/+ buffers: 99900 27812
Swap: 0 0 0

Very good web UI (Chinese manufacturers should learn from it), everything works on non-Windows OS, even live view.
Stable RTSP stream.
Ran without issues for over 2 years.
Fantastic support from Ubiquiti (firmware availability, forum, and documentation is great).

Average image quality.
No IR.
Low sensitivity (performs poorly in low light).
Noise correction is overzealous (the image has oil painting feel).
Flimsy plastic body and mount.
Camera is not 802.3at or 802.3af compliant so does not work with ; it needs it’s own 24V injector.

The Ubiquiti even provides their own version of Zoneminder. Although I used it for short period of time, I found it is too CPU intensive and because it stores the video clips as collection of images, I found it a bit impractical. I settled for my own motion detection (built python OpenCV).

Probably will be retiring it in favour of more modern camera…