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Focusing Cameras

Overview

This article outlines the various options for focusing a Meraki MV security camera. 

 

Each camera should be correctly positioned during installation before focusing the camera. It is important to properly focus the camera for optimal performance of motion detection, motion-based retention, and overall video quality.

 

 

Manual Focus

  1. Go to Cameras> Monitor > Cameras. Select a camera from the network list.
  2. Click the Settings > Zoom and Focus tab and select "Switch to manual focus".
  3. A slider will appear to allow for manual focus adjustment. Click and drag to change the focus value or utilize the chevrons for minor adjustments.

Auto Focus

  1. Go to Cameras> Monitor > Cameras. Select a camera from the network list.
  2. Click the Settings > Zoom and Focus tab and select "Run auto focus".

Focus on a specific area

  1. Go to Cameras> Monitor > Cameras. Select a camera from the network list.
  2. Click the Settings > Zoom and Focus tab and select "Focus on a specific area".
  3. Draw your focus region of interest on the video feed. In this example, the focus region is center of the scene.

Once the region of interest is drawn, the camera will automatically start focusing.

Note: It is extremely beneficial to utilize the Meraki mobile app when doing first time deployments, as this can expedite aiming and focusing cameras.

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