Meraki Favorability Statistics 2021

By Ethan Ace, Published Apr 08, 2021, 10:32am EDT

Meraki has become a significant networking supplier and a growing video surveillance one. What do integrators think of them?

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Inside, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Meraki's positioning, pros, and cons.

Related, see Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested, Meraki Object Detection Analytics Tested, and Cisco Meraki Unlocks IP Cameras With RTSP Tested.

Slightly ********

******'* ************ *** * modest *** ******** (-*%) though */**** *** *** have ** *******. **** over */**** ** *********** had ******* ** ** opinion (**%).

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******** ********* **** **** higher ** *** ** than *******, ****** ********* were *******, ***** **** users ******* *** ** (~3/4) *** ** *******.

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Key ******

********** ********* **** **** these **** *** ******:

  • ****** / ****** **
  • *********
  • ******* ******** / ***********
  • **** ** *** ** / ***
  • *** **********, *** *** Cameras

Closed / ****** **

*** **** ****** ******* was ** ******'* ****** cameras *** ***** *** which***** ******* ** ***** ********.

  • "****** ********, *** ********* for **** *** *** (overpriced) ******* ******, ****** advantage ** ******** ** purchase ********** **** ********* and ******* ***-*** ******* product ** *** ******** team *** ***** *** have ******** *** ******* in * *********** **********"
  • "**** ******** *** ****** management ********* ***** ***** as * ***** ***, but ***** ***** ** for ****. ** *** also ** ********* ** do **** "******** *******" items. ********* *** *** everyday ******* *** ** pretty **** ***** ****** recommend ******* * ***'** budget."
  • "****** ******** **** ** options *** *** *****. I ** *** **** to ******* *********** ******* if ** *** ******** for ****** ******* ** move **** **** *** problematic ******. ***** **** not **** * **** good ***** ****** **** long **** ******* ** their ******** *********."
  • "**** ** *************, **** are *********** **** *** on ***** *** ******."
  • "* **** ****** ** nose ** ** *********** camera **********. ** *** I'm *** ******** **** what * *** **** Meraki, ********, *******, ***.."
  • "*********** *** ***** *****. Lock ** *** *******."
  • "*********** ******* *** ********* marketing. ** **** ***** when ********* *** ** about ****** ***** * call * ***** **** with ****, **** *** unaware ** *** *** recurring ***** *** **** the ******* **** ** useless **** ******* ***"
  • "**'* *** ********* *** what *** ***. * like * *** ** their ******** *** ****** for * ******* *** then ****** * ******* to *** ** ** my ***** ******** *****. The ***** ***** ****** when *** *** *** their ** *** *** and *** ****** *** device. ** **** ******* a ***** ******* **** you **** *** *** device *** **** ***** use *** ****** *** want, **** ** ***** be **, ****** ***** expensive. ** ***** *** wouldn't **** * ***** if *** **** ******."
  • "************ *****, **** ***********, stops ******* ** ************ isnt ****."
  • "***'* **** ***** ************ based ******"
  • "** *** ** *** continue ** *** *** their ********, **** **** turn ********** ***. **** give ***** ********* ** the ******* ******** *** when ** ***** **** to *****, **** ** not."
  • "*** ***** *******. **** their ******. *********"
  • "********* *** **** * killswitch ** ****."
  • "****** ** **** * few ****, *** ****** interested ** ***** *** for *** ******* ** your ****** *****'* ******** model. ** **** *** get ****** ** *** more ***** ** ****."

Expensive / **** *****

******, **** *********** ********* that ****** *** ********* for *** *********** *** features *******. **** *********** with * ********* **** felt ** *** *********.

  • "**'* *** ********* *** what *** ***. * like * *** ** their ******** *** ****** for * ******* *** then ****** * ******* to *** ** ** my ***** ******** *****. The ***** ***** ****** when *** *** *** their ** *** *** and *** ****** *** device. ** **** ******* a ***** ******* **** you **** *** *** device *** **** ***** use *** ****** *** want, **** ** ***** be **, ****** ***** expensive. ** ***** *** wouldn't **** * ***** if *** **** ******."
  • "******** **** ******** ** the ******. ***, *** complicated *** **** *********. Meraki ********* **** ****** HD **** ****** - 256GB ******* ** *******.*** have **** ***** ** $1,504.25 ?!?!"
  • "********* ***** *****. *****'* installed, *** **** ********, I ***'* ***** *** value ** ****."
  • "***** ********* *** * cloud ********** ***** ***** has *** ********** ** terms ** *******. *******, can ** **** ********* solution. **** ****** ** still *** ** **** the ****** *** ***** solutions. **** ***** ****** down **** * ******* alternative."
  • "**** ***** ***** **** no ***** ******** ** widgets ** ******* *** expense"
  • "**** ******* *** *********."
  • "*********. *** **** ********* information *********."
  • "*********"

Limited ******** / **** ***********

******* ****** ********* **** Meraki's ******** **** **** compared ** ****** ** the ********:

  • "*** ******* **** **** deliver ***** **** *** recorded *****. **** **** were ****** ** **** us ** * *******, they *** *** **** mounts *** ***** *******."
  • "*** ******* *** *****, but **********. * ***** not *** **** *** any ******** ************."
  • "****** ***** ******* ** a ****** ***** *******. Mainly ** ******* *** Meraki ******** ** * whole."
  • "***** **** ****** **********, but *** * ****** swap *** ****** *** for *********(!) ** **** weren’t ********* **** ***** quality. **** **** ****** PTZ’s *** ********** ****** don’t **** ** ********."

Meraki **********, *** *******

**** *********** ********* **** they *** ******** **** or *** ******'* ********** gear (***, ********, *******), but *** ***** *******.

  • "*'* * ****** **** and ******. **** **** full ***** *** ** is *********. *** *** owners *** **** **** SaaS ** **** *** models. * ** ****** residential *** *%***. * usually ** ****** ********* and ********* ******** **** Ruckus *** **** ** keep *** ****** ****. The ******** ***** ** the ***** ************ ***** is *** ******* *****: not **** ** ** reliable *** *** **** gathered *** ***** ********* if ***** *** ******** beat *** ***** ********** brands **** ******** *** space (*******, *******/****, *****, prosumer ******). ********* *** failure ****, **/* *******, new ******** ** ***** is * *******. ** I **** ** ***** who ******* *** **** and ** ******* ** pay *** ** **** it's **** ***** ******, no ********."
  • "**** **** ** *** a ***** ***** ***** interface *** **** ***** its **** **** ** deploy *** ******* *** VLAN's ***. **** *** some **** ********* *****."
  • "** *** ***** ****** network ******* *** **** customers, *** *** ******* are **** ** ****** and *****. ********* **** the ********* *** **** them. ** **** ***** use **** **** *** networking ********* *** *** as * ***** ***** installation."
  • "****** ***** ** ****** more ** ** **** security. **** **** ******* camera ********* *** *** be *********** ** **** with *** ** ***** a **** ** *** Cisco *********. ** *** plus **** ***** * part ** *** ***** ecosystem **** *** **** with ***** ******** ******."
  • "** *** ****** ********* for *** *** ********* to *** *********. **** come **** * ******* subscription, ******* ** *** able ***** ** ***-**-*** VPN *** *** ********'* security *******."
  • "***** ** *** ***** WAP's *** ****'** *** a **** ******* *****. Wouldn't ****** **** ***** cameras."
  • "* **** **** * always **** ** ** into *** ******** ** power ***** *** *******. This ** ********* *** issue ********* * **** to ************ ******* ******** to ***** ********."
  • "*'** **** ****** **** Meraki ******** *** ** have **** ******** ********, not ******, ********** **** power *******, **** *** generating **** ** ******* calls."

Easy ** *** ** / ***

*******, ***** ***** ****** positively, *** **** ****** comment *** **** ****** was **** ** ****** and *** *** ** their ***** **********:

  • "**** ***** *****"
  • "**** ** ********** ,***** search ************* *** *** End ****."
  • "****** **** ********* ***** it **** ** ****** network *** ********* *******."
  • "** *** ***** ****** network ******* *** **** customers, *** *** ******* are **** ** ****** and *****. ********* **** the ********* *** **** them. ** **** ***** use **** **** *** networking ********* *** *** as * ***** ***** installation."
  • "***** ****** ** **** to *** **, ********* a *** *** ********, but ** **** ********'* on ****** ******** ******* and **** **** ** ok."
  • "********* ***** *** *********. Very ******."
  • "****** **** ********* ***** it **** ** ****** network *** ********* *******."

*******

****** ***** *** ********** sales *** ********* ******* of ***** ********** ******* and *** **** ****** to *** *** ******** to ***** *** *** cameras, ******** *** ******* for ****** ***** ************ growth. *******, ***** ******** in ** ***********, ********** those ****-********** ********, ******** a ****** ********** *** that ***** ******* ** the ******.

Comments (4)

* **** **** ****** with ******* ********, *** for ********* ****. ******** and ******* * *** other ******. *** ****** firewalls *** ***** *** simple **** ****** ***** you ** *** **** to ** **** *********** stuff. ***** ***** ********* and ***** ******** *******. The ******* *** ***** sense ******* **** ******* up ** **** ******* filtering *** **** ***** features **** **** ***** not ** **** ** give **** **** *** sale ** *** *********.

*****, ** ********** **** their ************ **** ** I ** ** **** to ** ****** **. Surveillance ****** ** ******** forward, * *** *** equipment, **'* ****, * can ****** ******** * want ** ******* ***** dependent ** ********* ******* fees.

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** **** **** ** someone ** ***** **** the ****** ************ **** **** ***** VMS's? ** **** *******?

***** ***

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***:***** ****** ******* ** Cameras **** **** ******

** ** **** ** you ******** ** *** Meraki *** ****** ***, you *** *** ******* VMS. ****'* ***** * lot ** ***** ** do ** ***** ********* is *** **** ***** feature ** * ******.

********* **** ******* -******* ** * ******* - ******, *******, *** Verkada

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****,

********** *****. ************** * would ***** ********* ****** Cameras/Not ** ****** *** on ** ********** *****. We **** * ***** IT ******** **** ** doing *** **** ** recommend **** *** * solution ****** ** *********. It's *** **** ** customer **** **** **** the **** *****, **** are ****, ******* **** simply ***'* ********** **'* just * ******** ******* and ***'* **** ** manage * ***** ***. It's ********* ***********.

*'* ***** ** ********* have ** ***** * dissertation ** *** **** solution ** *** * solution *** ** *** long *** *** *** screwed.

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