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MV12 / MV22 / MV72 Overview and Specifications

Overview 

The MV12, MV22, and MV72 are part of the second generation of cameras from Cisco Meraki which introduces powerful onboard analytics capabilities, including machine learning for intelligent object detection and person tracking. This new generation of smart cameras also introduces the ability to deploy wirelessly, allowing for seamless deployment in almost any environment. 

The MV12 line offers several different indoor, fixed focus models that each include all the advanced analytics and other new features introduced in this generation in a smaller form factor to more easily integrate into existing environments. The MV22 and MV72 each bring the advanced analytics and wireless capabilities of the MV12 to the full sized lineup of varifocal cameras for both indoor and outdoor models.

Alongside the new analytics and wireless capabilities this new generation also introduces audio recording, 256GB of onboard storage, and up to 3x optical zoom on the MV22 / MV72 that can be configured and adjusted directly from the Meraki Dashboard. The MV72 also features increased weather and impact resistance when compared to the original MV71.

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Features 

  • Managed via Meraki Dashbaord
  • Dynamic Day-Night transition with IR illumination
  • Motion indexing with historical search
  • Motion based heatmap generation
  • Motion based Alerts 
  • Historical person tracking
  • Direct or remote live streaming via Meraki Dashboard
  • Shared, customizable video wall via Meraki Dashboard 
  • Full disk, AES-256 encryption
  • Selective video export capability via Meraki Cloud
  • Customizable recording and retention settings 
  • Always-on, Scheduled, or Motion based recording options
  • Optional backups to Cloud Archive
  • Record up to 1080p at 20fps 
  • HDR recording
  • Varifocal lens (up to 3x optical zoom)
  • Configurable Privacy Windows 
  • Wired / Wireless deployment

Configuration 

The basic initial configuration of the MV12, MV22, or MV72 is just as simple as any other model of MV camera. The links below provide additional information and instructions relating to each step in getting the device setup and configured for the first time. 

  1. Claim the device to an Organization on the Meraki Dashboard
    1. If a Dashboard Organization does not yet exist, Create one
  2. Add the device to a Dashboard Network 
    1. If a Network does not yet exist, Create one first
  3. Physically connect the device to the local network
    1. Connect the device to any existing network infrastructure that provides PoE, DHCP, and Internet access
    2. Boot the device and let it check in to the Dashboard
  4. Allow the device to completely check-in and perform any initial firmware upgrades
  5. Finish configuring the device from the Meraki Dashboard 
    1. Configure Wireless Profiles 
    2. Configure Privacy Windows 
    3. Configure Recording / Retention Settings

Technical Breakdown  

Hardware Breakdown

  MV12WE MV12W MV12N MV22 MV72
Max Video Quality 1080p HD w/ H.264, up to 20fps 1080p HD w/ H.264, up to 20fps 1080p HD w/ H.264, up to 20fps 1080p HD w/ H.264, up to 20fps 1080p HD w/ H.264, up to 20fps
Image Sensor 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS
Focal Length 2.8mm 2.8mm 3.8mm 3-9mm 3-9mm
Aperture  f/1.8 f/1.8 f/1.8 f/1.2-2.3 f/1.2-2.3
Shutter Speed 1/30s - 1/32000/s 1/30s - 1/32000/s 1/30s - 1/32000/s 1/30s - 1/32000/s 1/30s - 1/32000/s
Field of View Horizontal: 114°
Vertical: 61°
Diagonal: 132°
Horizontal: 114°
Vertical: 61°
Diagonal: 132°
Horizontal: 73°
Vertical: 44°
Diagonal: 86°
Horizontal: 36° - 112°
Vertical: 20° - 57°
Diagonal: 42° - 138°
Horizontal: 36° - 112°
Vertical: 20° - 57°
Diagonal: 42° - 138°
Lens Adjustment Range Tilt: 65°
Rotation: 350°
Pan: 350°
Tilt: 65°
Rotation: 350°
Pan: 350°
Tilt: 65°
Rotation: 350°
Pan: 350°
Tilt: 65°
Rotation: ±90°
Pan: 354°
Tilt: 65°
Rotation: ±90°
Pan: 354°
IR Illuminators Yes, up to 15m (49ft) Yes, up to 15m (49ft) Yes, up to 15m (49ft) Yes, up to 30m (98ft) Yes, up to 30m (98ft)
Minimum illumination
(Standard / Night mode)
0.18 Lux / 0.01 Lux 0.18 Lux / 0.01 Lux 0.18 Lux / 0.01 Lux 0.18 Lux / 0.01 Lux 0.18 Lux / 0.01 Lux
Video Storage 128GB high endurance solid state 256GB high endurance solid state 256GB high endurance solid state 256GB high endurance solid state 256GB high endurance solid state
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Thermal Elements No No No No Yes
Ratings - - - IK08 vandal-resistance

IK10 vandal-resistance

IP67 weather-proofing

Wireless Radio

  MV12WE/W/N / MV22 / MV72
Radios

2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n 

5 GHz 802.11a/n/ac

Antenna

Integrated 1x1 MU-MIMO Omnidirectional 

(4.4 dBi gain at 2.4 GHz, 6.3 dBi gain at 5 GHz)

Channel Width 20, 40, and 80 MHz channels
Supported Frequencies

2.412 - 2.484 GHz

5.150 - 5.250 GHz (UNII-1)

5.250 - 5.350 GHz (UNII-2)

5.470 - 5.600, 5.660 - 5.725 GHz (UNII-2e)

5.725 - 5.825 GHz (UNII-3)

QAM Up to 256 QAM on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
802.11 Security WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1X, EAP-TTLS, TKIP and AES encryption

Physical 

  MV12WE/W/N MV22 MV72
Mount Type Wall / Ceiling Mount Wall / Ceiling Mount Wall / Ceiling Mount
Dimensions (dia x h)

4.2 x 2.9 in /

106 x 74 mm

5.9 x 3.8 in /

149 x 97 mm

6.5 x 4.0 in /

165 x 103 mm

Weight 0.63 lb / 0.28kg

1.8 lb / 0.84 kg

3.0 lb /1.35 kg
Power Supply 802.3at PoE 802.3af PoE 802.3af PoE
Power Load (max) 12.95W 12.75W

Heater Off: 12.8W (802.3af)

Heater On: 23.4W (802.3at)

Operating Temperature (starting / working)

0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F) /

0°C - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)

0°C - 45°C (32°F - 113°F) / 

0°C - 45°C (32°F - 113°F)

-40°C - 50°C (-40°F - 122°F) / 

0°C - 50°C (32°F - 122°F)

Accessories

  Description
MA-MNT-MV-10 Wall Mount Arm for MV72. Used for attaching camera perpendicular to mounting surface
 

Dimensions for wall bracket (l x w x d) 160 x 104 x 286mm

Combined weight: 0.67kg

MA-MNT-MV-20 Pole Mount for MV72. Can be used in conjunction with MA-MNT-MV-10. 
 

Dimensions (l x w x d): 163.5 x 107.6 x 34mm

Combined weight: 0.289kg

MA-MNT-MV-30 Wall Mount Arm for MV12 series. Used for attaching camera perpendicular to mounting surface
 

Dimensions for wall bracket (l x w x d): 91.3 x 94 x 302.3mm

Combined weight: 0.697kg

MA-MNT-MV-31 Wall Mount Bracket for MV22
 

Dimensions (l x w x d): 48 x 130 x 156.2mm 

Combined weight 0.503kg

MA-PWR-MV-LV

Meraki Low Voltage Power Adapter for MV cameras.
 

Dimensions (d x h):  82 x 35.5mm

Weight: 0.42lbs (190g)

Input Rating: 24 VAC/ 2.2A, 12VDC/ 2.75A. 

Output Rating: 54V / 0.43A

MA-INJ-4-US Meraki 802.3at PoE Injector (US plug)
MA-INJ-4-EU Meraki 802.3at PoE Injector (EU plug)
MA-INJ-4-UK Meraki 802.3at PoE Injector (UK plug)
MA-INJ-4-AU Meraki 802.3at PoE Injector (AU plug)

Comparisons with Similar Models 

  MV12W MV21 MV22 MV71 MV72
Max Video Quality 1080p HD, up to 20fps 720p HD, up to 15fps 1080p HD, up to 20fps 720p HD, up to 15fps 1080p HD, up to 20fps
Image Sensor 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS 1/3.2” 5MP (2560x1920) progressive CMOS 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS 1/3.2” 5MP (2560x1920) progressive CMOS 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS
Optical Zoom No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Field of View Horizontal: 114°
Vertical: 61°
Diagonal: 132°
Horizontal: 28° - 82°
Vertical: 21° - 61°
Diagonal: 37° - 107°
Horizontal: 36° - 112°
Vertical: 20° - 57°
Diagonal: 42° - 138°
Horizontal: 28° - 82°
Vertical: 21° - 61°
Diagonal: 37° - 107°
Horizontal: 36° - 112°
Vertical: 20° - 57°
Diagonal: 42° - 138°
Lens Adjustment Range Tilt: 65°
Rotation: 350°
Pan: 350°
Tilt: 65°
Rotation: 350°
Pan: 350°
Tilt: 65°
Rotation: ±90°
Pan: 354°
Tilt: 65°
Rotation: 350°
Pan: 350°
Tilt: 65°
Rotation: ±90°
Pan: 354°
Video Storage 256GB 128GB 256GB 128GB 256GB
Wireless Yes No Yes No Yes
Ratings - - IK08 vandal-resistance

IK10 vandal-resistance

IP66 weather-proofing

IK10 vandal-resistance

IP67 weather-proofing

Troubleshooting 

Common Troubleshooting

My MV isn't connecting to the wireless network. 

Ensure that the Wireless Profiles are configured correctly on the Dashboard and that the device has checked in to the Meraki Dashboard to pull the configuration and perform any necessary firmware updates via a hardwired connection before attempting to connect to a wireless network.

 

The Video Feed is all white / too bright

Ensure that Night Mode is not set to 'Always On' if the camera is in a location with adequate lighting. This makes the camera much more sensitive to infrared light and can cause the picture to appear washed out.  

 

The Video Feed is all black / too dark 

Ensure that Night Mode is not set to 'Always Off' if the camera is in a location that experiences low lighting levels. Night Mode makes the camera much more sensitive to infrared light and can help improve visibility in low light conditions. 

 

I can't get the direct LAN stream to work, even when connected to the same network

Each MV12 will generate a unique domain name to allow for secured direct streaming functionality. These domain names resolve an A record for the private ip address of the camera. Any public recursive DNS server will resolve this domain.

If utilizing an on site DNS server, please whitelist '*.devices.meraki.direct' or configure a conditional forwarder so that local domains are not appended to '*.devices.meraki.direct' and that these domain requests are forwarded to Google public DNS. 

Event Log 

The most common Event Log messages and their meaning are listed below.

Night mode transition

This event indicates the camera transitioned into or out of Night Mode. Includes the current lux reading and the new state of Night Mode.

Image settings change

Indicates there was a change to the image or recording configuration. Includes the user that applied the change, the option that was changed, old value, and new value

 

FAQ 

How do I know if the MV is using a wireless connection? 

The Status LED on every MV model will display a solid Blue LED if the device is connected using a wireless connection and a solid Green LED when using a hardwired connection.


How do I know if the MV is recording Audio? 

Any MV that has audio recording enabled will always display a solid Purple LED to indicate it is recording audio, regardless of the connection type used by the device. 

 

 

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