Meraki MV12 Indoor Security Cameras Managed in the Cloud

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Meraki MV12 Indoor Security Cameras Managed in the Cloud

A little over a year ago, Cisco Meraki launched a new product category and expanded its portfolio to include security cameras. The introduction of MV brought a revolutionary architecture to the world of physical security, placing video storage and processing in the same camera. Today we announce MV12, which represents a great leap in security cameras and advanced video analysis.

Meraki MV12 Indoor Security Cameras Managed in the Cloud

Video surveillance without the need for NVRs or VMS recording systems, all managed from the cloud and, above all, easy to configure. Simplicity in the full extent of the word.

We emphasize the centralized management in the cloud, which allows us to access the image in real time, configure and make all the adjustments from any device authorized for it.

MV12 introduces an innovative architecture that places storage locally in the camera and removes the network video recorder (NVR) from the equation. This not only drastically simplifies the installation but also eliminates a large network security vulnerability. It has remote problem solving tools reducing resolution time and freeing IT staff.

Because MV is managed through the browser based on the Meraki control panel and works with a license model, there is no need to buy, download and maintain any additional software.
Management through the Meraki control panel guarantees that firmware updates will be continuously deployed throughout the life of the product.


 The MV12 model improving excellence: Wifi, object detection and machine learning

Unlike many other video analysis solutions that require bulky servers, expensive software and often dedicated hardware to operate, MV12 remains true to Meraki’s core values by offering an all-in-one solution. Take advantage of the same hardware that feeds many of the smart phones, and place one in each camera, the work of analyzing the video occurs in the same camera, not in the cloud or on a server.

What does this mean in terms of functionality?

With an industry-leading processor, MV12 models are not only capable of providing high-definition (1080p) video, but they also allow built-in analytical capabilities that previously and as we have said, additional software and hardware was necessary. Once installed, they take advantage of the power of vision and machine learning. These cameras will learn to identify categories of objects, such as people (not to confuse them with “face recognition”, which links images to unique identities) and get more precision over time. To give examples, over time, MV12 will quantify how many people walked through the window of a store or people at a bus stop, defining patterns of behavior.

The internal design and architecture of the cameras allow to store up to 256 Gb of information, without the need for any external system, and thanks to intelligent development, Meraki cameras are able to process the scenario and only save the information when changes are made in the image, so all the unnecessary information does not waste resources:

meraki mv21-1
meraki mv21-1


The following video shows how the movement search works in Cisco Meraki MV and how it facilitates the retroactive identification of critical events without using the fast forward button:


MV12 is an indoor camera with easy video management, easy to export and share videos clip, bandwidth optimization, cloud management and through themachine learning adds ability to detect objects and even people.

The new generation of meraki MV12 cameras, which among other features includes:

    • Managed in the cloud with full integration in the Meraki dashboard
    • Plug and Play implementation with autoconfiguration
    • Remote adjustment of focus and aperture
    • Dynamic transition from day to night with IR illumination
    • Optimized motion indexing engine with historical search
    • Shared video panel with individual designs that support multiple cameras
    • Selective export capability with proxy in the cloud
    • Video processing for object detection with automatic learning
    • Motion-based retention and programming
    • Highly granular view, review and export of user permissions with SAML integration

All specifications: camera meraki MV

We make a comparison between the three MV12 models

MV12W, with a wide field of view (FOV), provides context images

MV12N, with a narrow FOV helps identify subjects

MV12WE, offers reduced storage and a wide field of view at an economical price level

Meraki MV12N Meraki MV12W Meraki  MV12WE
1/3″ 4MP (2688×1520) progressive CMOS image sensor
high endurance solid state storage 256GB 256GB 128GB
mm focal length 3.8mm 2.8mm 2.8mm
f/1.8 minimum aperture
73° horizontal 114° horizontal 114° horizontal
44° vertical 61° vertical 61° vertical
86° diagonal 132° diagonal 132° diagonal
1/32,000s to 1/30s shutter speed
Minimum illumination 0.18 Lux (standard recording) and 0.01 Lux (night mode)
S/N Ratio 52.9dB
Built-in IR illuminators, effective up to 15m (49ft)
1080p HD video recording (1920×1080) with H.264 encoding
Cloud augmented edge storage (video at the edge, metadata in the cloud)
Direct live streaming with no client software (native browser playback)**
Stream video anywhere with autotmatic cloud proxy
Full disk encryption (256-bit)
Automatically purchased and provisioned TLS certificates (publicly-signed)
1x 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet (RJ45)

Dual band WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
DSCP traffic marking
** Browser support for H.264 decoding required.


Do you want to try this security camera without cost?

With the Meraki Trial program, you can try any combination of Cisco Meraki products in your network at no charge. If Meraki is not suitable for you, simply return the equipment with the return label that is sent.



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