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How Meraki Smart Cameras Are Transforming Business

Blog Post
December 28, 2021

Teksetra has recently partnered with Cisco Meraki, a world leader in cloud-controlled wifi, routing, and security. Meraki offers a host of solutions designed especially for hybrid and remote workforces. They believe that ensuring employees and customers enjoy an exceptional network experience is of utmost importance. The company works to provide innovative IT solutions to fit a myriad of needs.

Meraki’s smart cameras are among their most popular products. Utilizing cutting-edge architecture, these cloud-managed cameras work seamlessly with just about any work environment and can be controlled by users anywhere in the world. They are simple to deploy, configure, and manage and provide reliable security and valuable business insights to organizations of all scales. Here’s a deeper look at what Meraki smart cameras have to offer.

Key Benefits

  • Centralized Cloud Management: Meraki’s cloud-based cameras allow users to secure the monitoring and management of all their cameras from anywhere in the world—and best of all, no extra software is required.
  • Everything Is In The Box: With video storage and powerful hardware, you don’t need to go out and buy a network video recorder (NVR) or additional analytics package to use your device.
  • Highly Secure: Meraki’s cameras automatically purchase publicly-signed SSL software, enabling maximum security. In addition, Meraki management data is encrypted by default.
  • Bandwidth-Conscious: Novel architecture puts video storage on the camera rather than the cloud to free up bandwidth for critical network activities.

A Family of Cameras For All Deployments

Regardless of your business size and needs, you can find a Meraki smart camera that works best for your organization. The cameras can be easily and successfully deployed from the box with a minimally complex setup process. Once installed, users can adjust optical and software settings remotely. They can also take advantage of integrated, high-grade solid-state storage.

Each second-generation camera is fitted with an advanced, mobile-grade processor. They come in a range of models for multipurpose deployments, making them highly versatile for a range of different businesses, industries, and environments. They work well with both small and large deployments.

Cutting-Edge Architecture

Meraki cameras have removed the NVR and its complexities from the equation by utilizing solid state storage on its cameras. Recorded footage is stored on the device and accessed via local video. Then, remote users can access the data through Meraki’s cloud.

These cameras only use WAN bandwidth when needed. Excessive WAN usage is reduced with limited metadata streams to the cloud per camera when footage is not being viewed. If the network connection fails, cameras can continue recording, and solid-state storage and intelligent software allow for customizable video retention. Meraki’s cameras also offer a backup cloud archive with 30-, 90-, 180-, and 365-day options.

Enhanced Security Features

Meraki’s MV camera family is built for security. Data is encrypted each step of the way by default and is capable of encrypting straight out of the box, so there’s no need to monitor and manage your info manually. TLS secures local and remote video streams with AES encryption and publicly-signed certificates. For extra peace of mind, Meraki cameras offer two-factor authentication options.

Valuable Insights

As well as providing flexible, secure technology, MV uses a powerful onboard processor to analyze video. You can access motion heat maps to monitor foot traffic in several different environments. Meraki’s motion heat maps rely on a small amount of data, eliminating the need for bulky video files.

With MV’s object detection function, users can track the number of people coming and going and the displays that are attracting the most attention. Machine learning makes it possible to gain even greater insights over time with improved accuracy. While cameras inform users when people are leaving or entering the room, they do not reveal identity information, ensuring the privacy of everyone involved.

Additional Features

  • Centralized cloud management
  • Edge storage
  • Optimized retention
  • Advanced analytics
  • Smart search tools
  • Built-in security
  • Granular access controls
  • Up-to-date firmware


Indoor Cameras

  • MV2
  • MV12N
  • MV12W
  • MV12WE
  • MV22
  • MV22X
  • MV32

Outdoor Cameras

  • MV72
  • MV72X

The MV2 line provides enterprise-grade security and smart analytics with flexible mounting options, integrated wireless, and mobile onboarding. It’s also capable of producing high-definition video with a 4MP sensor and 1080p video resolution. Setup is quick and easy, and utilizes wireless mobile onboarding and USB-C power input. Hinge flexibility makes it possible to hang your smart camera wherever you want it in whatever position works best for your needs.

Final Thoughts

Meraki’s MV smart cameras offer amazing value for businesses of all sizes. Using top-of-the-line technology, these cloud-based cameras provide maximum deployment while maintaining a strong sense of security. Get in touch with Teksetra today to learn more about our partnership with Meraki and how our services and products can serve your company.

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