Cisco Meraki Environmental Sensors Tested

By Jermaine Wilson, Published May 11, 2022, 09:28am EDT (Research)

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** *** *******, ******'* ************* ******* provided ******** ************, **** ***** ** set ** ***** * ****** *** as * *******, *** ******* ********* offline **** ****** *** **** *-**** data *********. *******, **** ** *** include * *****-****** ********* ****, *********** display ****** ****** ** ****, *** lack ****** ******* *************, ***** **** them **** ********* ** ******* **** other *****-**** *********.

*** ***** ******* ******** ** ***** Meraki, ***** ***** *********** *** *******-**** design *** ** **********, *** ****** may **** *****-**** ********* **** ** Disruptive ************ ** ***** ******* ** be ****** *******.

Key *********

  • ******** ****** ************: ******'* ******* ******** accurate ************, ****** *******. *******, *** ambient *********** *** ******** ********** **** both **************, ****** *** ** *********** ****** which **** ******** ******* ***********.
  • ******* ****** *******: ** *** ***** of ** ******** ******, **** ****** stores **** *******, **** ******** *** data ** *** ******* **** ************ is ********. *** ******* ******** ** each ****** ** *,*** ******* / up ** * **** ***** ** onboard ******* ***** ** ****** **** the ***** ******* ********.
  • ****** ***** ***********: ******* ********** **** a ****** **** ****** ****** ** the ******'* ***** ********, ******** * user ** **** *** ****** ** when **** ***** ********.

Key **********

  • ** ********** *************: ****** ***** ************* when ** '***** *********' ** *** and **** * ****** ******* ** normal ******. *******, ** * ****** remains ** *** ********* *****, **********/********** notifications *** *** ****, ***** *** result ** ****** ****** ** *** initial *****, **** ************, ** *** is ******.
  • *** *** ***********: ****** ** ****** and ***** *******, ******'* ********* ** minimally ************, *** *** **** **** not ********** **** ****** ******, *** monitoring ******** ******* **** ** *** view ** ***********.
  • ****** *** ***********: ********** ****** ****** in *** ****** *** ** ************* limited ** ****** **** ****** *** unavailable, *** *** **** ** ***********, and ******* ** *** ******** ***** aren't ********* ********** ** *** '******** Sensors' ***, ********* * **** ** manually **** *** ****** ***********. ****** events ** *** ****** ****** *** also *********** ** *** ****** ***.
  • ************ ***********: ************* ** ****** ** not ******* *********, **** ****** *** camera ** ********** **** * ******, requiring * **** ** ******** *****-********* the ************ *** *** ******** ** the ****** *********.
  • ******* ******** ******* ******: ** *** mobile ***, * **** *** ********* alerts *** ******* ******** *** *** following: ******** **********, ********, ****** ******, and *******. ******* *** *** ********, requiring * **** ** ***** *** sensors' ****** ************ ** ****** *************.

Meraki ******** *** ********

** ********* ******** ** ******* ****** from ****** **** **** ***** ** publishing, *** **** *** *** ******** it. **/**** ****** ******* ** *** findings, ** **** ****** ***********.

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******'* ******* ***** **** ~$*** *** online *** ***********/******** *** ****/***** ******* to ~$*** *** *** **** ************* sensor. ******* ******* * ****** *******, ~$100/year *** ******, **** ********* *** multi-year ******** (*.*., * ***** *** ~$300).

***** ****** *** ****** **** **** Disruptive ************ (~$** *** *** ******) and ***** (~$*** *** **** *******), though **** ** ***** *********** ******* a ******** ******* ** ****, ** additional ~$***.

Meraki ******* ********

****** ******* *********** **** *** ******* via ***/*.* ***. ****** ** ******* have *** ******** *******, * ** VHB ********, *** * ***** ******** backplate.

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****** *** ** *** ***** ****** offerings **** *** *** **** ******, the ****** ****** ***** *** ******* form *******.

Cameras/Access ****** **** ** ********

******'* ******* ** *** *** * dedicated *******, ****** *********** ** **** tested **** ** ***** ** ********** Technologies. *******, ******* ******* *** ****** Meraki ******** ****** ****** ** ******* (firmware *.** ** *****). ****** ************, the ****** ***** *** ******* ********* device *** ******** *************.

**** *** ******** ************ *** ****** the ********* ********* ***** ** ********** already ***** ******, ***** *********** *** need ** *** ********** ******** *** distant *******.

Communication *****

** *** *****, ****** ******* *** an ********* ***** ** ~***-***' ******* the ******** ***** *** *******/**** **** walls. ******** ******* ******* ******* *** sensors *** ******* *** *** ****** the ************* *****. **** ******** ** ~15-20' **** **** ***** *******, ***** also *** ********* *** ****** *** communication.

****** ********* * ******* **** ** -85dBm *** * ********** ******* *** sensors *** *** ******* *** **** not ******* *****.

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Meraki *** ***

*** ****** *** *** ******** * limited **** *********, **** ************ **** competitive ******* **** ***** ** **********. Only * ****** ****** *** ** viewed ** * ****, **** ** way ** **** *** ******* ** once.

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*** ********** **** ****** ******* ********** (only '*****' *** '*****') ******, *** color-coded **** ******* ** *** ***** Sensors ********** **** ******. ***** ** an ******** ** *** ****** *********:

Map ******

******'* *** ** ******** *******, ***** allows ******* *** ******* ** ** placed ** * ***. *******, ** our ***** *******, *** ********* ** green "****" ****** **** ** ** the ******** ** ******* *****.

*** *******, ** *** *** *****, two ******* **** ** ** ***** state *** ***** **** ** *****.

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*** *********** ** **** *** ******* make **** ******* ********** *** ****** monitoring, *** *** **** ********* *** is *** *******/******** ******* ****** *** deployment.

Data *********

****** ****** ** ** * **** of **** *********, ****** ********** ************ studio ***** ****** **** ** **** stored *** ** ****. ****** **** information *** **** ** **********, *** not **** ** ** *****, ** ran ** * ******.

*** ******* **** ********* ** * significant ********, ** ********** *********** *** mandate ******' ***** ** ****. ******'* retention ** ******* **** *****'* (* years) *** ****** **** **********'* (** days).

Mobile ***

****** ********** ************ *** ***** *******, Meraki ******* *** ******** ******* ***** mobile *** (**** **** ** **** cameras). *******, *** ****** *** ************* is ************* *******, **** ** ****** data ****** *** ** *** ****. Sensor **** ** ***** **** ***********.

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*** "******** *******" ******* ************ ******** the ****** ** ******* ** *** alerting *****, ********* * **** ** manually ******/******* *******' ****** ************:

****** ******* *** ********* ** *** Mobile *** *******, ****** ****** *** not ********* ** *** ****** ****** requiring * **** ** *****-*********, *** scrub *** ******** ** **** ******* video.

**** *** ********* ** **** ******/****** a **** **** *****-*********** ****** *** camera *******, ****** *************:

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Offline ********

****** ***** *******, ****** **** *** have ******* ******** *** *** ****** suite, *******, **** ** **** ****** configurable *** ***** ********:

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* **** **** **** ** ******** check *******' ****** ** ****** ******* are ****** *** *********** ** ********.

Data ********

** *******, *** ****** ***-****** *******' temperature *** ******** ************ *** ******* at *-****** *********. ************, *** **** indoor *** ******* ****** ******** ****, PM2.5, *** ******* ***** ** *** following *********:

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*** ****** ****** *******' (****, ****, and ****) **** ** *****-****** ****** rate:

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*** ****** ******* ****** ** *** gateway ** **-****** *********, ** *********** upon * ********* ***** ********. ******* to ********** ************ ******* ********, *** Meraki ******* ******* **** ** ***-************.

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********** ** '***** ********' *** ************, enabling ******* ** ***** ** *** of *** ********** *** ***. ****** also ****** ****** ** '******' ** a ***********':

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***** ************ *** ***** ** *************** from *** ************ ****** *** ****** Administration (****). ********** *** ** ********** based ** ***** *************** *** '******':

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***** *************** *** '******' *** *********** in *** ***** ****** ****** ** have ******.

Data ****** ******* ******* ************

******* ** *** ***** ******* *****, Meraki ******* **** ******* ******* ** 4,000 ****** ******/** ** * **** of **** ** *** ******* **** (Non-Alerting *****), *** **** *********** ************. When ** ************ ******** ****** ******** indicator (****) ** ********, ** ***** is *********, ****** ** ************ ** sent:

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**** ********** **** ** ********, *** sensor **** ********* *** **** *******.

Notifications & ***********

****** ***** ************* **** * ********* is ***** ******** *** **** * sensor ******* ** ****** ******. *******, if * ****** ******* ** *** notifying *****, **********/********** ************* *** *** sent, ***** *** ****** ** ****** events ** *** ******* *****, *** or **** ************* *** ******.

** *** *******, ************* **** **** within ~*-** ******* **** '***** **********' were ***. ************* *** ** **** via ***, *****, *** **** ************* in *** ****** ***.

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*** ************* **** **** *** '***** profiles' ** *** ******* ********* ** provide ****** ** *** ******'* ******. However, **** *******, ********* *** **** push-button (*****), ***** ***** ** **** snapshots ***** **/**** ******:

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Mobile *** **** *************

**** ************* *** ********* ******** **** Meraki *******, ****** ** *** *****, which ** *** **** ****** **** and **** ** **** ******** ** email. *******, **** ************ **** ** extremely *******, ***** *** **** ** difficult ** ******* ****** *** *****.

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******* *** ************ ***** *** **** to *** ******'* "*******" ***.

Meraki ***** ***********

****** ******* *** ** ********** **** Meraki *******, ***** *** ********* **** viewing ****** ******. ** ********, ***** platforms **** ***** ** ********** ******** integration ** *****-***** ***** *******, *.*., Ava ** ***** ***.

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