Meraki MV Series Product Update and Comparison

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?
Latest Cameras
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
Legacy Cameras
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 info@peters.com.  We are happy to help!

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Mike has celebrated 12 years with Peters & Associates. As Infrastructure Architect, Mike is responsible for design and deployment of robust network and security solutions to help carry our valued clients into the future. Mike specializes on the ‘plumbing’ side of IT, dealing with routing, switching, wireless and security throughout. He has received certifications from multiple vendors, such as CCNP, CCNP Security and MCSE.

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