Where to deploy my shiny new cameras?
With the expanded line of MV cameras, several more questions need answering before you purchase anything. Two such questions are “Which locations do I need to cover?” and “What model should I cover them with?” When the MV line of cameras first came out, the answer was simple. Do you need an indoor (MV21) or outdoor camera (MV71)?
5 new updates to the MV Line – MV12 series, MV22 and MV72
The following chart helps to explain all of the major differences between the new and old cameras as well as between the fixed and varifocal cameras:
|Camera Model||Camera||Lens||FOV Horizontal x Vertical x Diagonal||HDD Size||WLAN?||Video Recording||Outdoor?|
|MV12n||1/3″ 4MP||3.8mm fixed||73°x44°x86°||256GB||yes||1080p up to 20fps||no|
|MV12w||1/3″ 4MP||2.8mm fixed||114°x61°x132°||256GB||yes||1080p up to 20fps||no|
|MV12we||1/3″ 4MP||2.8mm fixed||114°x61°x132°||128GB||yes||1080p up to 20fps||no|
|MV22||1/3″ 4MP||3-9mm varifocal||36°-112°x20°-57°x42°x138°||256GB||yes||1080p up to 20fps||no|
|MV72||1/3″ 4MP||3-9mm varifocal||36°-112°x20°-57°x42°x138°||256GB||yes||1080p up to 20fps||yes|
|MV21||1/3.2″ 5MP||3-10mm varifocal||28°-82°x21°-61°x37°-107°||128GB||no||720p||no|
|MV71||1/3.2″ 5MP||3-10mm varifocal||28°-82°x21°-61°x37°-107°||128GB||no||720p||yes|
The following are some use cases for each camera type:
|MV12n||Fixed narrow field of view, for monitoring access points to buildings. No zoom. Larger HDD.|
|MV12w||Fixed wide field of view for covering larger areas. No zoom. Larger HDD.|
|MV12we||Fixed wide field of view for covering larger rooms. No zoom. Smaller HDD.|
|MV22||More flexible with a variable field of view with up to 3x optical zoom. Larger HDD.|
|MV72||Outdoor camera but identical to MV22|
You might be asking, what are the differences between the old VM21/71 and the new MV12/22/72 series. There are three key areas that have changed:
- Advanced analytics using industry-leading chipset
- Built-in microphone for audio recording
- Compact design
Meraki continues to enhance their line with exiting improvements and we will be sure to provide update through our blogs as they become available. If you would like to have a demonstration or learn more about Meraki Security Cameras or Meraki in general, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help!