Meraki cameras are a great value to any size organization
July 20, 2021

Meraki cameras are a great value to any size organization

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • MV22
  • MV72X
  • MV72
  • MV71

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MV

We use a few different [Cisco Meraki] MV models to monitor our campus with three main buildings and housing complex. Security guards and staff are able to view the camera feeds using their mobile phone or designated computers in which they can view multiple cameras at one time.
  • Ease of install and setup
  • Configurable options
  • Motion sensing and ability to search on motion within the video capture
  • Ease of administration and access permissions for different staff
  • View camera feeds from any location with internet access
  • Wish the night vision was bit clearer, but that could be the models we have and newer/better ones could fix that.
  • The exporting procedure is somewhat non-intuitive, but once you understand then it's fine.
  • There is actually very few things I don't like about the MV's - it would be mostly nitpicking.

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  • Excellent value for the price considering how many cameras we needed.
  • The ability to assign permissions and see video from anywhere increased our security protection as guards can be on the move yet still see the feeds.
  • We ended up finding we needed more cameras than we thought because to get certain detail and clarity the cameras have to be close to what you want to monitor.
It's really easy to connect a new camera to our cloud console. The settings, which are many, can be configured remotely and very rarely do we have to physically do something to the camera. Occasionally we have to power cycle a camera, but because they are POE we can cycle the power remotely at the switch level.
We have not done any integrations with the MV's, although I know that is possible.
It would be very easy to configure a new camera at another location, as long as someone at that location can do the install. The camera can then be categorized in the console. Different video walls can be created so you can group the video feeds by site or department, etc.
We did not evaluate any Meraki competitors.
We use the [Cisco Meraki MV's] to monitor outside areas around campus and inside areas. Best suited to see activity in an area - via their heat maps really helps. Depending on how much the camera is zoomed in, the lighting, and type of motion, it is hard to get details like a license plate or a super clear picture of someone's face. Lots of variables play into this, so it's not necessarily Meraki's fault.