Meraki MV2 IP Camera Test

By Rob Kilpatrick, Published Sep 28, 2021, 10:05am EDT (Research)

****** *** ******** ******** ****** **** ******** ******, **** ** ******** **** ****** more **** ***** ******* ******* ********** *******.

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** *** *** ** ****** *****, we ****** *** ****** *** *** (wireless, *****, **/~**' **), *********:

  • *** **** ***** ******* ******* ** full ***** *** **** ******?
  • *** **** ** ******* ** *********** models **** ****, ********, *** *******?
  • *** ***** ****** ********* ** ****** sources **** *******, ******, ** ***** animals?
  • *** ****** ******** *******, ********, ** obstructed ** ***** *******?
  • **** *** ****** ******* ******* *******?
  • **** ******** *** ******** *** ********* or ***** *******?

*******

** *** *******, *** ****** ***'* Daytime ***** ******* **** *****, ********** to *********** ******* **** ****, ********, and *******, *** *** ***** *** poor, **** ************ ***, ***** ** its **/~**' ********* *****, **** ******* facial ******* **** ** ***** ***** (~10').

******'* ****** ********* ******** *********** *** strong, ******** ******* ****** ***** ****** such ** *******, ***** *******, *** small ******* (*.*., *******), **** ******** detection ** ******** **** ******* ** obstructed, ****** ******** ******** **** ******.

*******, ** *** ********** ****** ***** alerts ** **** ****** **** ** visible ********, *** ******** ******** **** consistently ******.

****** ***** ****** *******, **** *** does *** **** *****-** ******* *** an ** ****, ********* ** ********** license.

Pricing – ******** ***-*** ********

*** ****** *** ******* *** ~$***, plus ~$*** (*** ****** *** ****) for * ***** ********** *******, ******** for ******* (*** *** *********). **** price **** *** ******* * ***** supply, ** ********** $**.

** ****** *** ******, ***** **** purchase ** ********** ***** ********* *******, an ********** ~$*** *** (*** ****** per ****).

**** *** ** ***** ********** ***** and *********, *** ******* ***** ** an *** **** ***** ********* ** ~$850.

Poor *********

*******, ***** *** **** *****, ******* feature ***, *** **** *** ***** performance, **** ** * **** ********* competitively, **** ****** ***** *******-****** ******* from ****, *******, ***. ***, ** the ********** ****, ******** ****** ******* performance ** * *** ***** *****.

Solid **** ***** ***** *******

** * **** ***** ******* (~*** lux) ** ~**'/~** *** *** ****** MV2 ******** ****** *******, ******* ** Axis, ****** ****, ********, *** *******.

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****: **** ***** ****** *******, *** MV2 **** * ****** ********** ****** (4MP ** **** ****), *** *******/******* only ** *****, ***** **** ******* indicate ** ***** *********. ***** ** no ****** ** ****/******/****** *** **** 4MP ******.

Poor ****/** ***** *******

** * **** ******* (~*.****) ** ~20' * ****** ** ****** ******* on *** ***, ****** *** ********* IR ***** ** **/~**'.

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**** ****** ** ~**'/~*** *** *** illumination ** *** ******* *** ***** are ***, ********* ******** ***** ** the ***** *** ******* ****** *******.

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No ************ ** ***** *****

******** ******* ****** *** ****** ** close ***** **** *** *********** ** the ***, **** ****** ~*' ** the ******.

No **** ***/***** ****** ** ******* ********

***** ******** ******** **** *** *******, the *** *** *** **** *** ability ** ****** ******* *** *** night **** *************, *** **** *** to ****** ** ******** (***** *****).

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****** ******** **** **** **** ******** that ******* *** *** ** ****** between *** *** ***** **** *************. Meraki **** **** ******** **** ** released ****** ~* *****.

People ******** *******, **********, *** ********

****** *******, ******** **** ******** ***** running ** ***** *** ***** **** of ***** **** *** ********** ** an ****** **** ** *** ********* below.

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*******, **** ******* ******* **** ******** in *** *******, *** ********.

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****** *** *** ********* ********:

*** ***** ** ******* ** ***** people ** ******* ************ *.*. *******, running, ********. ** *** ***** ****** lying **** ** ********, *** ** is ******** ** ** ** ******** as ** ** *** ************ ******* to ****** ***** ******.

No ***** ****** ** ***** ***** ******* ** *******

****** *******, ** ***** ****** **** observed ****** ***** ***** *******.

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************, ******* ****** ******* *** ***** did *** ******* ***** ******.

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No ***** ****** ** *******

******* **** ** **** *** **** walking ** *** ***** *** *** trigger ***** ******.

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Random ****** ** *** *****

** * *** ***** *******, ***** no ******** ** ******** ** *** scene, ****** ****** **** ********* **** while *** "***** **** ** ****** Detection" ** *******.

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Alert "****** *****"

*** ***** *** ************ ** ******'* *****, ***** *** *** ******* * "recap" ** ****** *** **** ***** via ******, **** ****** ******* ********* to **** *** **** **** **** (shown *****). ***** **** ******** * quick ***** ** ****** ******, ** can ****** *******, **** ******* ****** on *** ** **** *****.

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**** **** *** ***** ** * still ***** ****, *** * ***** recap, ************'* ***** ***************'* **** **********.

Physical ********

************ ** *** *** ** ******* to ******** ***** ******** ******* **** Nest ** ****, **** * **** plate ********* ************ ** ***** ****** and *** ****** ******** ** ** with * ****** */*-** *****.

** **** ** *** ******** ************ of *** ****** *****:

Size **********

***** *** ****** ***'* **** ****** is ******* ** ******** ******* **** as **** ** ****, ** ** noticeably ****** *** *******. *** ***** below ***** *** **** ****** ** is **** *** **** *** ** and ** ***-****** **** ******.

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Manufactured ** ******

*** ****** *** ****** *** ************ in ******.

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Versions ****

*** ********* ******** **** **** ****** testing.

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  • ****** ****: ** *.**
  • **** *****-*** ****: *.**.*.*
  • ******** ** ******: *.**.*
  • ******* *****: "** ** ****"

Comments (15)

**** ** * *** ** ***** to ***** ** * **** *** (Since **** *** ** *** ****)****** with **** * ******** ** *****, and **** *** ********** *********.

**** **** *** ***** ***********!

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*** ***** ******* **** ********* ** annual?

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******** *** *********, ****** ** *****-****. Those ****** *** *** ******. *'** updated *** ****** ** ******* ****.

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** *** **** ****** *** **** an ****** ******* ** $*** *** $150, *******? *** $*** ** *** recording ** **** **** ** *** for *** $***? ** * ******* something?

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$*** ** * ********** ******* ****, so *** *** ******* ** *** manage ** *** *** ****** *****. The ***** ****** ******* ***'* ******* the $*** ***** ********* ******* ******* they **** **-***** *******. *** *****, I *****, **** **** ** **** and ***** *** $*** ***** ********* cost, *** **'* ****** **** ****** wants ** **** **** ******* ****.

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**** **** **** *** *** ** days ********* ** *****? ***** **** cloud ***** ********* **** ********* ******* for *********, ***** ****, **********.

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** ***** ******* ** ******** ****** ***** ***/******* ************. ********* ****** ********* ** ********** and ***** ******* ********.

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*****, * ********, *** ** ******* here.

*** *** ** ***** ********* ****, which ******** ** **** ** *******, but ***** **** *** ********** *** limited. ** *****, ******* ** ******* to **** **/*, *** * ***. You ****** ****** ****** *** ** bitrates, ****'** ****** ***, ***** *****. At ****, *** *** ****** ** to ** ***, ****** ******* ** still *** (*** **/*).

*** *** ** ***** ***** *******, which ******* **-***** *******, ********* ****** when *** ****** ********** *** ***** quality. *** *** *** ** ** 20 *** ** *****, *** ********* drops ** **** * **** ** a ****** **** *** ** *******.

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** *****, ******* ** ******* ** 1024 **/*, *** * ***

*** **** **** ****** ***** ******* / ************ *****?

*** ** * ********** **** *** is ****** $*** *** **** ***, for ****, ** *****, *** **** gets ****? **** *** **** **** a ***** ****, ********** ***** *** is ******* ****** $*** ******** **** to *******?

*** *** ** ***** ***** *******, which ******* **-***** *******, ********* ****** when *** ****** ********** *** ***** quality. *** *** *** ** ** 20 *** ** *****, *** ********* drops ** **** * **** ** a ****** **** *** ** *******.

****? * ****? *** ***** *** a ****** **** **** * **** of ******* ** ****?

****, ** **** *** ***** ******? How ********* / ******* ********* ** inefficient *** ***** *******?

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**** ******* *** *** **** *** axis ***** **** *** **** ************ for ****** ***?

** *** ******* *** *** "******** G3", *** ***** ******** **** ** is "******** **". ****, ***** *** a *** ********* ** *** ** models **** **** ********* ****** ** performance, *** *** ******* ***** *** was ******?

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****** *** *** *********. *** ****** on *** ****** *** ********* *** Ubiquiti *** **** ** *******. ** used ***** ******.

*** *****-*** ** ** *** ******** an *****. *** ***** ****** *** grabbed ****** *****. **'** ***** ** reshoot **** *** *****-*** *** ******* tomorrow ** ***** *********** (*** ***** a *** "************" ******* ** *** bottom ** **). *** ******* ***** is ****** **** *** *** *** a ***** **** **** **** ****** low *****/**** *********** *** ******* *** price ** *** ***, ***** **** the ***** ***********.

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******:

***** *** *****-*** ** *** ********** images ******* ** *** *****-*** *** the ******** ****** **** *** ******* to **** *** ******** ** ******.

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** *** ** ****, ***** *** no ********* ********** ** **** ***** (~200lx) ***** **** *** ************ *****-*** MkII ** *** *****-***, *** *** P3245-LVE ******** **** ****** ******** ** the *** ** * ****/** ***** (~0.02lx). *******, **** *** ***** ********** P3225-LVE ** ** ************ *** **** expensive ****** *** ****** ** * dark ******* ***** **.

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*** *** ****** ****** ***** ***** it **** ***** ** ***** **.

*** **** * ********* ******* ***, don't ******. **** ** ** ****** all **** *******. ** ********** ** Meraki ******* ** *****, ****** ********** is **** ***. *** **** *** a ******* *** ** **** ****** always ** *** **** ********* ******.

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***** *** $ - **** **** HD *** * ***??? ** **** seriously ?? * **** ***** **** pay **** ***** .

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