Meraki Favorability Statistics 2021

By Ethan Ace, Published Apr 08, 2021, 10:32am EDT (Info+)

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 ********

******'* ************ *** * ****** *** negative (-*%) ****** */**** *** *** have ** *******. **** **** */**** of *********** *** ******* ** ** opinion (**%).

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******** ********* **** **** ****** ** the ** **** *******, ****** ********* were *******, ***** **** ***** ******* the ** (~*/*) *** ** *******.

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Key ******

********** ********* **** **** ***** **** key ******:

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

Closed / ****** **

*** **** ****** ******* *** ** Meraki's ****** ******* *** ***** *** which***** ******* ** ***** ********.

  • "****** ********, *** ********* *** **** you *** (**********) ******* ******, ****** advantage ** ******** ** ******** ********** with ********* *** ******* ***-*** ******* product ** *** ******** **** *** would *** **** ******** *** ******* in * *********** **********"
  • "**** ******** *** ****** ********** ********* works ***** ** * ***** ***, but ***** ***** ** *** ****. It *** **** ** ********* ** do **** "******** *******" *****. ********* for *** ******** ******* *** ** pretty **** ***** ****** ********* ******* a ***'** ******."
  • "****** ******** **** ** ******* *** the *****. * ** *** **** to ******* *********** ******* ** ** all ******** *** ****** ******* ** move **** **** *** *********** ******. Cisco **** *** **** * **** good ***** ****** **** **** **** support ** ***** ******** *********."
  • "**** ** *************, **** *** *********** with *** ** ***** *** ******."
  • "* **** ****** ** **** ** to *********** ****** **********. ** *** I'm *** ******** **** **** * see **** ******, ********, *******, ***.."
  • "*********** *** ***** *****. **** ** for *******."
  • "*********** ******* *** ********* *********. ** most ***** **** ********* *** ** about ****** ***** * **** * sales **** **** ****, **** *** unaware ** *** *** ********* ***** and **** *** ******* **** ** useless **** ******* ***"
  • "**'* *** ********* *** **** *** get. * **** * *** ** their ******** *** ****** *** * product *** **** ****** * ******* to *** ** ** ** ***** favorite *****. *** ***** ***** ****** when *** *** *** ***** ** for *** *** *** ****** *** device. ** **** ******* * ***** service **** *** **** *** *** device *** **** ***** *** *** camera *** ****, **** ** ***** be **, ****** ***** *********. ** least *** ******'* **** * ***** if *** **** ******."
  • "************ *****, **** ***********, ***** ******* if ************ **** ****."
  • "***'* **** ***** ************ ***** ******"
  • "** *** ** *** ******** ** pay *** ***** ********, **** **** turn ********** ***. **** **** ***** discounts ** *** ******* ******** *** when ** ***** **** ** *****, they ** ***."
  • "*** ***** *******. **** ***** ******. Expensive"
  • "********* *** **** * ********** ** them."
  • "****** ** **** * *** ****, not ****** ********** ** ***** *** for *** ******* ** **** ****** doesn't ******** *****. ** **** *** get ****** ** *** **** ***** to ****."

Expensive / **** *****

******, **** *********** ********* **** ****** was ********* *** *** *********** *** features *******. **** *********** **** * favorable **** **** ** *** *********.

  • "**'* *** ********* *** **** *** get. * **** * *** ** their ******** *** ****** *** * product *** **** ****** * ******* to *** ** ** ** ***** favorite *****. *** ***** ***** ****** when *** *** *** ***** ** for *** *** *** ****** *** device. ** **** ******* * ***** service **** *** **** *** *** device *** **** ***** *** *** camera *** ****, **** ** ***** be **, ****** ***** *********. ** least *** ******'* **** * ***** if *** **** ******."
  • "******** **** ******** ** *** ******. But, *** *********** *** **** *********. Meraki ********* **** ****** ** **** Camera - ***** ******* ** *******.*** have **** ***** ** $*,***.** ?!?!"
  • "********* ***** *****. *****'* *********, *** from ********, * ***'* ***** *** value ** ****."
  • "***** ********* *** * ***** ********** since ***** *** *** ********** ** terms ** *******. *******, *** ** very ********* ********. **** ****** ** still *** ** **** *** ****** for ***** *********. **** ***** ****** down **** * ******* ***********."
  • "**** ***** ***** **** ** ***** features ** ******* ** ******* *** expense"
  • "**** ******* *** *********."
  • "*********. *** **** ********* *********** *********."
  • "*********"

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

******* ****** ********* **** ******'* ******** were **** ******** ** ****** ** the ********:

  • "*** ******* **** **** ******* ***** live *** ******** *****. **** **** were ****** ** **** ** ** a *******, **** *** *** **** mounts *** ***** *******."
  • "*** ******* *** *****, *** **********. I ***** *** *** **** *** any ******** ************."
  • "****** ***** ******* ** * ****** below *******. ****** ** ******* *** Meraki ******** ** * *****."
  • "***** **** ****** **********, *** *** a ****** **** *** ****** *** for *********(!) ** **** *****’* ********* with ***** *******. **** **** ****** PTZ’s *** ********** ****** ***’* **** an ********."

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

**** *********** ********* **** **** *** familiar **** ** *** ******'* ********** gear (***, ********, *******), *** *** their *******.

  • "*'* * ****** **** *** ******. Have **** **** ***** *** ** is *********. *** *** ****** *** cool **** **** ** **** *** models. * ** ****** *********** *** 1%ers. * ******* ** ****** ********* and ********* ******** **** ****** *** WiFi ** **** *** ****** ****. The ******** ***** ** *** ***** capabilities ***** ** *** ******* *****: not **** ** ** ******** *** the **** ******** *** ***** ********* if ***** *** ******** **** *** other ********** ****** **** ******** *** space (*******, *******/****, *****, ******** ******). Extremely *** ******* ****, **/* *******, new ******** ** ***** ** * failure. ** * **** ** ***** who ******* *** **** *** ** willing ** *** *** ** **** it's **** ***** ******, ** ********."
  • "**** **** ** *** * ***** cloud ***** ********* *** **** ***** its **** **** ** ****** *** devices *** ****'* ***. **** *** some **** ********* *****."
  • "** *** ***** ****** ******* ******* for **** *********, *** *** ******* are **** ** ****** *** *****. Customers **** *** ********* *** **** them. ** **** ***** *** **** with *** ********** ********* *** *** as * ***** ***** ************."
  • "****** ***** ** ****** **** ** IT **** ********. **** **** ******* camera ********* *** *** ** *********** to **** **** *** ** ***** a **** ** *** ***** *********. On *** **** **** ***** * part ** *** ***** ********* **** can **** **** ***** ******** ******."
  • "** *** ****** ********* *** *** ISP ********* ** *** *********. **** come **** * ******* ************, ******* we *** **** ***** ** ***-**-*** VPN *** *** ********'* ******** *******."
  • "***** ** *** ***** ***'* *** they've *** * **** ******* *****. Wouldn't ****** **** ***** *******."
  • "* **** **** * ****** **** to ** **** *** ******** ** power ***** *** *******. **** ** typically *** ***** ********* * **** to ************ ******* ******** ** ***** switches."
  • "*'** **** ****** **** ****** ******** and ** **** **** ******** ********, not ******, ********** **** ***** *******, they *** ********** **** ** ******* calls."

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

*******, ***** ***** ****** **********, *** most ****** ******* *** **** ****** was **** ** ****** *** *** due ** ***** ***** **********:

  • "**** ***** *****"
  • "**** ** ********** ,***** ****** ************* for *** *** ****."
  • "****** **** ********* ***** ** **** to ****** ******* *** ********* *******."
  • "** *** ***** ****** ******* ******* for **** *********, *** *** ******* are **** ** ****** *** *****. Customers **** *** ********* *** **** them. ** **** ***** *** **** with *** ********** ********* *** *** as * ***** ***** ************."
  • "***** ****** ** **** ** *** up, ********* * *** *** ********, but ** **** ********'* ** ****** wireless ******* *** **** **** ** ok."
  • "********* ***** *** *********. **** ******."
  • "****** **** ********* ***** ** **** to ****** ******* *** ********* *******."

*******

****** ***** *** ********** ***** *** marketing ******* ** ***** ********** ******* and *** **** ****** ** *** new ******** ** ***** *** *** cameras, ******** *** ******* *** ****** video ************ ******. *******, ***** ******** in ** ***********, ********** ***** ****-********** products, ******** * ****** ********** *** that ***** ******* ** *** ******.

Comments (4)

* **** **** ****** **** ******* customer, *** *** ********* ****. ******** and ******* * *** ***** ******. The ****** ********* *** ***** *** simple **** ****** ***** *** ** not **** ** ** **** *********** stuff. ***** ***** ********* *** ***** customer *******. *** ******* *** ***** sense ******* **** ******* ** ** date ******* ********* *** **** ***** features **** **** ***** *** ** able ** **** **** **** *** sale ** *** *********.

*****, ** ********** **** ***** ************ gear ** * ** ** **** to ** ****** **. ************ ****** be ******** *******, * *** *** equipment, **'* ****, * *** ****** whenever * **** ** ******* ***** dependent ** ********* ******* ****.

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** **** **** ** ******* ** Cisco **** *** ****** ************ **** **** ***** ***'*? ** this *******?

***** ***

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***:***** ****** ******* ** ******* **** RTSP ******

** ** **** ** *** ******** to *** ****** *** ****** ***, you *** *** ******* ***. ****'* quite * *** ** ***** ** do ** ***** ********* ** *** most ***** ******* ** * ******.

********* **** ******* -******* ** * ******* - ******, Rhombus, *** *******

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****,

********** *****. ************** * ***** ***** recommend ****** *******/*** ** ****** *** on ** ********** *****. ** **** a ***** ** ******** **** ** doing *** **** ** ********* **** for * ******** ****** ** *********. It's *** **** ** ******** **** they **** *** **** *****, **** are ****, ******* **** ****** ***'* understand **'* **** * ******** ******* and ***'* **** ** ****** * local ***. **'* ********* ***********.

*'* ***** ** ********* **** ** write * ************ ** *** **** solution ** *** * ******** *** in *** **** *** *** *** screwed.

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