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overview

Cisco Meraki’s MV family of security cameras are exceptionally simple to deploy and configure. Their integration into the Meraki dashboard, ease of deployment, and use of cloud-augmented edge storage, eliminate the cost and complexity required by traditional security camera solutions. Like all Meraki products, Meraki cameras provide zero-touch deployment. Using just serial numbers, an administrator can add devices to the Meraki dashboard and begin configuration before the hardware even arrives on site. In the Meraki dashboard, users can easily stream video and create video walls for monitoring key areas across multiple locations without ever configuring an IP or installing a plugin.

introducing the mv - meraki camera 

With an unobtrusive industrial design suitable for any setting—and available in indoor (MV12) and outdoor (MV72) models—the MV family simplifies and streamlines the unnecessarily complex world of security cameras. By eliminating servers and video recorders, the MV Meraki camera frees administrators to spend less time on deployment and maintenance, and more time on meeting business needs. 

High-endurance solid state on-camera storage eliminates the concern of excessive upload bandwidth use and provides robust failover protection. As long as the camera has power it will continue to record, even without network connectivity. Historical video can be quickly searched and viewed using motion-based indexing, and advanced export tools allow evidence to be shared with security staff or law enforcement easily. 

Because Meraki cameras are connected to Meraki’s cloud infrastructure, security updates and new software are pushed to customers automatically. This system provides administrators with the peace of mind that the infrastructure is not only secure, but that it will continue to meet future needs. Simply put, the MV brings Meraki magic to the security camera world.

build for simplicity

MV cameras come with everything needed for a successful deployment in the box. Add cameras to a network before they even arrive, and adjust focus, aperture, and zoom settings remotely.

128GB industrial grade solid state storage on each device.

720p HD recording with H.264 encoding

IR illumination for nighttime security up to 30m (98ft)

3-10mm wari-focal lens for multipurpose deployments

3 year warranty on all hardware 

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Meraki dashboard simplifies operation. 

Cloud-augmented edge storage eliminates infrastructure. 

Suitable for deployments of all sizes: 1 camera or 1000+. 

Intelligent motion indexing with search engine.



  • Built-in video analytics tools. 
  • Secure encrypted control architecture. 
  • No special software or browser plugins required. 
  • Granular user access controls.

CUTTING EDGE ARCHITECTURE

Meraki’s expertise in distributed computing has come to the security camera world. With cloud-augmented edge storage, Meraki cameras (MV) provide ground breaking ease of deployment, configuration, and operation. Completely eliminating the Network Video Recorder (NVR) not only reduces equipment CAPEX, but the simplified architecture also decreases OPEX costs. 

Each MV camera comes with integrated, ultra reliable, industrial-grade storage. This cutting edge technology allows the system to efficiently scale to any size because the storage expands with the addition of each camera. 

Plus, administrators can rest easy knowing that even if the network connection cuts out, the cameras will continue to record footage.

OPTIMIZED RETENTION

The MV Meraki camera takes a unique approach to handling motion data by analyzing video on the camera itself, but indexing motion in the cloud. This hybrid motion-based retention strategy plus scheduled recording give users the ability to define the video retention method that works best for every deployment. 

The motion-based retention tool allows users to pick the video bit rate and frame rate to find the perfect balance between storage length and image quality. All cameras retain continuous footage as a safety net for the last 72 hours before intelligently trimming stored video that contains no motion, adding one more layer of security. Determine when cameras are recording, and when they’re not, with scheduled recording. 

Create schedule templates for groups of cameras and store only what’s needed, nothing more. Turn off recording altogether and only view live footage for selective privacy. Best of all, the dashboard provides a real-time retention estimate for each camera, removing the guesswork.

ISOLATE EVENTS, INTELLIGENTLY


Meraki MV cameras use intelligent motion search to quickly find important segments of video amongst hours of recordings. Optimized to eliminate noise and false positives, this allows users to retrospectively zero-in on relevant events with minimal effort. 

MV’s motion indexing offers an intuitive search interface. Select the elements of the scene that are of interest and dashboard will retrieve all of the activity that occurred in that area. Laptop go missing? Drag the mouse over where it was last seen and quickly find out when it happened and who was responsible.

 

ANALYTICS, BUILT RIGHT IN


MV’s built-in analytics take the average deployment far beyond just security. Make the most of an MV Meraki camera by utilizing it as a sensor to optimize business performance, enhance public safety, or streamline operational objectives.

 Use motion heat maps to analyze customer behavior patterns or identify where students are congregating during class breaks. Hourly or daily levels of granularity allow users to quickly tailor the tool to specific use cases.

 All of MV’s video analytics tools are built right into the dashboard for quick access. Plus, the standard MV license covers all of these tools, with no additional licensing or costs required.

 

EASY TO ACCESS, EASY TO CONTROL


There is often a need to allow different users access but with tailored controls appropriate for their particular roles. For example, a receptionist needing to see who is at the front door probably does not need full camera configuration privileges.

 The Meraki dashboard has a set of granular controls for defining what a user can or cannot do. Prevent security staff from changing network settings, limit views to only selected cameras, or restrict the export of video: you decide what is possible.

 With the Meraki cloud authentication architecture, these controls scale for any organization and support Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) integration.

 

SIMPLY CLOUD-MANAGED


Meraki’s innovative GUI-based dashboard management tool has revolutionized networks around the world, and brings the same benefits to networked video surveillance. Zerotouch configuration, remote troubleshooting, and the ability to manage distributed sites through a single pane of glass eliminate many of the headaches security administrators have dealt with for decades. Best of all, dashboard functionality is built into every Meraki product, meaning additional video management software (VMS) is now a thing of the past.

 Additionally, features like the powerful drag-and-drop video wall help to streamline remote device management and monitoring — whether cameras are deployed at one site, or across the globe.

 

SECURE AND ALWAYS UP-TO-DATE


Centralized cloud management offers one of the most secure platforms available for camera operation. All access to the Meraki camera is encrypted with a public key infrastructure (PKI) that includes individual camera certificates. Integrated two-factor authentication provides strong access controls.

 Local video is also encrypted by default and adds a final layer of security that can’t be turned off. All software updates are managed automatically for the delivery of new features and to enable rapid security updates.

 Scheduled maintenance windows ensure the MV family continues to address users’ needs with the delivery of new features as part of the all-inclusive licensed service.