Cisco Video Surveillance Is Dead, Long Live Cisco Meraki Video Surveillance

By John Honovich, Published on Feb 11, 2020

A dozen years ago much of the industry thought that Cisco was destined to dominate video surveillance. They stumbled repeatedly, failing. Now it is over.

However, Cisco is not out of video surveillance, as they confirmed to IPVM, while the original Cisco is all being EOLed, Cisco is now focusing on Meraki as the future of video surveillance.

Inside this note, we examined what went wrong for Cisco over the past decade and how Cisco is taking aim at the market with Meraki.

Related: Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested

Executive *******

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Failing ** ***** ************

**** **** **** ** Cisco's ******* ** ***** surveillance ** * ********** ********* **** *****'* director** ******** *** ***** surveillance:

**** **'** ****** ** that ***** [* ******** buying ***** *******, ********, security *** ****], ** knowthey'll *** ******** **** '*****' ** *** ***. [emphasis added]

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*** **** *** **** few *****, **** ***** a ******* ** ****** - ****** ** ** progress.

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****** *** ************ **** well ** **********.

Future ** ***** ****** ** ***** ************

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**********, *** ******* *** dreaming ** ****** * run ** **** ********** is **-****** *********** *********'********.

Comments (21)

** **** ****'** *** anything **** '*****' ** the ***.

****'* ***********, ********** **** you ******* ** **** Ubiquiti. * **** * lot ** ***** ** departments *** ******** ** UniFi *******, ******* ******* they ******* *** ***** for ***** ******* *** love **. * ***** Cisco's ******* ** **** their ********* ** ****-***, which ****'* ***** ***** product ** ********. **'* easier *** ******** ** push ***** **** ******* to *****-**-****** ********** *** have *** ** *** IT **** *** ** security **********.

* **** ***’* **** Ubiquiti **** *********** **** you **** ** *** you *** ******* ******** to *** ***********. *** if *** *** ********* IT, ***** ** *** easy **** ** *** software ***’* ********. ***** made ******** *** *** now ****** ** *** it **** *** ***** platform. *******, *** ***** platform *** *** ******** locked ** ** ******** I *******, ****** ** a *** **** ******.

* **** ******* *** controller, *** *** ***** Machine ******** ***’* ** hosted ** **** *** controller ** *** ******* time, ***** ** ****** frustrating.

****** ******** ** ******/*****, Ubiquiti ** ** **** sell *** *******.

*** **** ****, ******* of ******** ** **** architecture (***** ******* ****, the ** ***** ************ that ******* ***** **** existence), ***** ****** ** now *** ** *** leaders ** *** ****** cloud ****-** ********.

Meraki *******: **'** **** ** ***** a ******** **** ****** can *****; *** ******** in *********, **** ** misleading ****** *** ************** vagaries, ********* ************** ** humans...

Meraki ********: ****!

* ****** ***** *** it’s *** ***** *** acquires ******** ******* ** would **** **** **** advantage ** ***** ************ over **. *** ****’** actually ***** ** ***** own ******! ** ** Cisco!

** **** ****! ****, your ******** ** ****** Drive, *** *** **** the ** ******* ** top ** ** *** been ******* *** **** years.

* *** ******* ** trying ** ***** ** all *** *** **** School ********* ***** ***** now.

(***** ***** ***, **** Soul ******). *** **** song ** ***** ** my ****. :-\

****** *** ****** *** strides ** *** ** market *********, ********** ***** they ******* **** * foot **** ******* ***** WiFi ********.

***** ***** ** ****** and ***** ******** **** is ***** *** **** alone ***** **** *****. I **** ***** **** experience ** ****.

* ***** **** ******* re ****** ***** ******** in “***** *******” ***** be ** ************** ** time. **** (******) **** their ****** *** *** targeting ***** ********* ***********.

*** ***** ****** ** previous ***** ** **** night *** *** ******** to ***. * ***** this **** ** *********** to *** ************ **** the **** ** ******.

**** ******* ** ****** being ******** ** “***** markets”

*****, ****** *** **** first *******! ** *******, this ** **** * said:

** ****** ***** ***** surveillance ** ** * moderate ****** ** *** overall ******, *** * player ** *** ******* market *** ******** ** segments ***** ****** **** well.

* ****'* *** **** would ** ******** ** "their *******", * **** they ***** ** ******** in *** "******* ******".

***, ** ****** ***** to*********** ********** ****** ********* (which * ***** **** won't *** ***** ** wrong ***** ****'* *** my/our *****), ****** ***** likely ****** * ***** player ** ***** ************.

*******, ** ****** ** that ****** ***** ************ will ****** *********** **** sub-segment ** ***** ******* networking ********.

****

****** *** **** ***** and ********* *** *** slight ******* ** ** part.

**** ******** *** * fair ********** ** *** current ***** ** **** I ******* ***, ** I *** ** ** initial *******, ** **** be ** *********** ***** over *** **** ** months.

** **** ** ** interesting ***** **** *** next ** ******.

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******:

***** ******** ** ******* further ** *** ****** but *** ********* **** their *** ******* **** now **** ******* ** encourage ***** ** ****** to ******, ******* *****:

*** ****** * *****! No ********* ** ******, they ***'* ** ***** devices......

** * ***** *****/****** guy *** **** * decade...the ********* **** *** Cisco ** **** ********; you *** *** **** new ***** *******!

***** ******* * ********** company ** *** ** universe. ***** ***** ** support *** ******* ** unmatched. ***** ***** ** that, ******* **** * company ** ********, ** takes ** *** ********* and ******* **** ** the ********. ***** *** gobbled ********* ** ********* over *** ***** *** they **** ****** ********** assimilated. *** **** ******** of *** ******** ******** or *********. *** ** .. ***** ****** ******.

************ ** ******* * different , ****** ********. There *** ********* ** companies *** ***** ********* fine ********* ** *** levels ** ******. **** worse **** ********** *** commodities. *******, ********, ******* Infrastructure ********** **** ****** commodities. * *** ****** value ** ********* * Cisco ****** **** * Trendnet **** *** ***** same ***** ** */**** the ****... ** ******* to **** * ******** warranty ***... ** *** at * ***** ***** $90 ******* ***** *** Image ******* ** $*** models... *** **** *** new *********** ******* ( H264, **** *** ***** variants), *** *****'* **** spectacular *********** *** ********... I **** **** * MP ******* ***** ********* 2 **/* ** **** areas. **-**** *** *** Ethernet ******* ******** *** routinely ****** $*** ** under *** **** ****: You ******* **** *** forget **** ...

***** * ******* ***** may ***** **** **** relevancy ** ** *****-********. They ****** * ****** in **** , ***** overlooked ****. *** **** of ****** ******* ********** your ******** ****** ******* real. * **** ** believe ** ************-***** *****-******** because *** ***** ** expertise, ********* *** ********** is *** ****** ******* by **** ****** ********* IT ***********, *** **** simply ***'* **** **. The **** *** *** level ** ******* ** Cisco *** ** ****** by **** ** **** area... **** , ** way * ***** ***** about ***** *** * Security ******* ****** ******* for *** ******* ************** Elements: **** ********, **** Router, ********.

* ****** ****** ***** on *** ****** ******* piece.

****' *****-*'* *** $*** cameras - * ***** love ** *** ** IPVM ******** ***** * $90 ****** ***** *** where **** ** **** image *******.

***** ***** ** ****, usually **** * ******* is ********, ** ***** on *** ********* *** product **** ** *** acquirer. ***** *** ******* thousands ** ********* **** the ***** *** **** were ****** ********** ***********. Not **** ******** ** the ******** ******** ** ecosystem. *** ** .. Cisco ****** ******.

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*** ************* ****** **** and ***************, *** **** matters ** ***** ******** time ** ****** **** issues. *****'* ******* ** world-class; ******** ***** ********* access ** *** **** robust **** ** ******* engineers ** *** *****. The **** *** ******* of ***** ******* ** absurdly ****.

**** ****** **** ** a *** **** ******** these ****** ***** *******?

** *** **** ******** models ** ****? ** a **** *** * was **** ** *** older ***** (*****) ******* to ***** *** *******, but ***** **** ****** old **** ** **** series ***** ******* ***** RTSP.

*** ***** **** ****** report ***** ***********:

Open ***: Support for Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) 2.0 and Profile S allows for standards-based interoperability and communications with other ONVIF appliances.

***** ******* ** **** the ******* ** *****:

*** ******** *** "*** of *** *****". **** info - ******

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