Licensing is independent of the camera type, remaining the same for all fixed dome, varifocal, and fisheye cameras. Licensing works on a per-camera basis (it does not co-terminate).
The MV family brings Meraki magic to the enterprise video security world. Impossibly simple to deploy, configure, and manage, MV provides reliable security and valuable business insights to organizations of any scale. MV cameras come with everything needed for a successful deployment in the box. Add cameras to a network before they even arrive, and adjust both optical and software settings remotely.
The Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller lets administrators build secure and scalable wireless networks quickly, easily, and at a lower cost. It provides centralized management, mobility, and security across multiple access points and deployment sites, and facilitates phenomenal real-time support. The Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller eliminates the cost and complexity of traditional hardware-based wireless controllers.
The Meraki MV Sense Licence is the perfect companion to the Meraki smart camera line, allowing users to further utilise the MV machine-learning based computer vision outputs via API to create custom business solutions. From an individual camera all the way up to a global fleet, MV Sense supplies organisations and developers with processed, high-value data and insights with no additional infrastructure requirements.
You can obtain three types of data insights through the MV Sense APIs about the people detection metadata generated through the MI edge analytics running on a second-generation Meraki camera. These APIs can be summarised as follows:
Historical Aggregate - How many people were here at X time?
Current Snapshot - How many people are here now?
Real-time Feed - A sub-second feed of people and their locations.
Featuring integrated solid state storage onboard every camera, the MV product line has revolutionized the typical surveillance architecture, completely eliminating the need for a network video recorder (NVR) or other storage server. Using optimized retention tools in the management dashboard, users can make informed decisions about balancing video quality with their organizational retention needs, ensuring they achieve the perfect balance.
Still, there are times when legal requirements or other regional regulations may necessitate longer durations of continuous 24/7 recording or off-site backup. Cloud Archive options come in 30, 90 and 180-day storage license options (with 1, 3 and 5 year variants) enabled on a per-camera basis (it does not co-terminate), of continuous backup recording.
How it works:
Copies of video are stored on both the camera and in the cloud
Video files stored in the cloud are always continuous, 24/7 footage
The camera is always prioritized over the cloud by the dashboard for video retrieval (unless the camera is either unreachable by the cloud or the timestamp of the video file being requested is older than what is supported)
If the camera goes offline, it will still record footage as long as it has power, but this footage will not be backed up until it regains a connection to the WAN