I forget off the top of my head which device it is,
The UniFi Access system consists of four elements:
UA Controller: The control center for your Access system, hosted on the UniFi Dream Machine Pro (UDM-Pro). Your UA controller is easily upgradable and offers a host of features that simplify access policymaking as well as personnel, space, and device management.
UA-Hub: A secure I/O hub that authenticates inputs registered by your Access readers (UA-Pro & UA-Lite), push buttons, and sensors. Your UA Hub can also control door locks, alarms, and motorized door openers.
UA-Pro and UA-Lite: The Access system's card or motion reading devices that unlock doors with a swipe of an NFC card or NFC-enabled mobile phone. Please refer to the Current and Future Access Modes section below for more information on current and future access methods.
UA-Card: A NFC card that is specific to your Access system and encrypted with a special algorithm that cannot be replicated, unlike other NFC cards. Your Access system will support any NFC card, so you can retain your current access cards.
It was the Dream Machine Pro I was thinking of. The reviews I've seen all say that if you have to buy a Dream Machine Pro just for the access control that you're better off going with the competition who's overall price will be lower.
That applies if you aren't planning on using the other stuff the Dream Machine is capable of. It's a single device that can manage all of your AP's, Security Cameras, Door Access and soon VoIP. Depending on the use I would think it would be worth it provided you are getting the functionality you want out of it.
That's sounding like a great product for the home, I'll have to keep my eye on them.
It's really not. Think of your home like a business. This is a product for a business that has confused itself with a home.
Sounds like it's not a product for business
It is not, probably not even a serious house product, just something that looks neat to play with (expensive toy.)
What even makes it look neat? To me, being junk, makes it far less interesting than normal gear. Like you are used to a Ferrari and then someone comes along with this Yugo. Yeah... not interesting, at all. Not even as a gadget, because there's nothing special, just crappier versions of what we already use.
Normal people see SPOG and just love it.. one ring to rule them all - that's what makes it 'neat'
neat doesn't make it good or worth while.
Like humans with rings of power. So lame.