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Meraki MV Named IDC Major Player

Smart cameras shine in video surveillance analytics report

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We are excited to announce that Cisco Meraki has been positioned as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Video Surveillance Analytics 2021 Vendor Assessment report. Cisco Meraki was recognized for both capabilities and strategic vision for video surveillance analytics in this quantitative and qualitative research assessment. 

The IDC MarketScape report recognized Meraki MV smart cameras for their ease of use and breadth of out-of-the-box analytics. With storage and processing on every camera, MV smart cameras provide a complete solution for customers. This architecture—along with seamless cloud management and edge analytics—provides organizations with immediate value while eliminating the need to purchase, install, and manage separate servers and storage. This allows customers to realize immediate value from MV smart cameras.

Intelligently creating safe environments

To stay on top of an ever-changing security landscape, organizations need more efficient ways to process video data. Video analytics allow security operations to scale by processing data faster than the human eye. MV smart cameras process video on-camera in real time for motion, and use machine learning-based computer vision to detect:

  • Objects—including people and vehicles 
  • Audio—including sirens and alarms

These analytics are critical for keeping physical security teams aware of potential incidents and speeding investigations. 

To support safety when video isn’t being watched, analytics information about people, vehicles, or sound (sirens, alarms, or general noise level) can be combined to improve alert quality and reduce alert fatigue. After an incident, organizations can benefit from Motion Search, which relies on motion and object detection data to speed investigations by providing relevant video clips in a matter of seconds, rather than forcing users to scrub through hours of video. Results are delivered as Motion Recap images—composite images formed entirely on-camera—that summarize an event in a single frame and further reduce time spent reviewing video. 

Spaces made smarter with video

Beyond security use cases, MV camera analytics provide organizations with insight to improve processes and operations—creating a better experience for employees and customers. In-dashboard analytics, like Motion Heatmaps and people and vehicle detections, provide insight into patterns and trends—helping organizations optimize staffing and workflows. 

The IDC MarketScape report recognizes that the Meraki platform offers organizations the ability to leverage analytics data to customize and adapt solutions to meet their specific needs. With the flexibility to use real-time analytics data from cameras via API or MQTT, advanced use cases like PPE detection, office occupancy, and line queueing can be addressed easily. The Meraki partner ecosystem has 70+ apps built on MV analytics data that can be “deployed quickly, significantly reducing the customer’s time to value,” according to the report.
Download the report excerpt to learn more.