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Event Search on Vision Portal (BETA)

Available via the Meraki Early Access Program!

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Access by going to Meraki Dashboard -> Organization -> Configure -> Early Access


This feature provides a quick seamless way to investigate video via camera selection, object detection, and duration filters. Tracking down unknown persons or cars causing accidents was never made easier! 

With v1.7.6 (check under What's New on the Vision Portal) a user will now be able to view an Event Search tab on the Vision Portal. This tab will help users investigate historical videos on up to 4 MV cameras in one go

This will be visible on ALL networks and in line with permissions as described below, under Main Features.

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This feature will not be available on Dashboard.


  • ALL new motion search for up to 4 cameras on your network
  • Narrow down searches by filtering for vehicles or person
  • Define Region of interests (ROI)'s on all chosen cameras
  • Preset filters for up to 3 days 


All network, org, and camera admins will be able to use this feature


  • Event Search tab will be located below the Exports tab on the Vision Portal

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  • Motion search popovers on the camera page and the video wall page will take you here! It will limit the selection to 4 cameras when driven from the video wall page.

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Pick Cameras

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  • A user can select upto 4 cameras from their current network
  • User can also draw Region of Interests -  areas around which motion  would like to be observed to ignore the noise

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Pick a time

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A user can:

  • Pick presets:
    • Select "Today", "Yesterday" or "Last 2,3 days"
  • Pick a day:
    • Pick a day or range of a maximum of 3 days by clicking on the blue circles on the dates provided
  • To pick a time:
    • Click on the slider and use the arrows to increase/decrease time by 6 hours on either side
    • Type in a time by clicking on the numbers
  • Reset it all 
  • Default view: Present day and last 24 hours (12 AM start of the day to 12 AM end of the day) in your Network set timezone


Pick Objects

This will work on ONLY Generation 2 and 3 cameras 

This will work on ONLY cameras that have object detection models enabled under the Sense tab on dashboard (default is Body+Vehicle)

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  • People
    • Shows results only when a person-like structure is detected
  • Vehicle
    • Shows results only when a vehicle-like structure is detected

When BOTH filters are detected, this will behave like an AND operation and show you results that apply both filters


Pick Min Event Length

This will help users narrow down results for motion that were captured for a long time vs a very short duration

View Results

  • Based on the selection, a set of results will open up categorized into chunks of single dates

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  • A user can see more results as they keep scrolling through the page2023-03-09 17.05.44.gif
  • A user can always use the drop-down icon next to the date to load results for the next day2023-03-09 17.09.44.gif

Depending on the amount of motion seen by the selected cameras, filtered results will show up

  • The duration of these clips will vary between a 1 second to even a minute (Video images for live-only MV2s)

  • People and Vehicle Filters will work as long as:
    • ONLY Generation 2 and 3 cameras 

    • ONLY cameras that have object detection models enabled under the Sense tab on the dashboard (default is Body)

  • Each video clip can be opened to play, click on feed to view to navigate to the camera page for an enlarged view, or even exported to saved video and downloaded as an image too

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  • How do I change my timezone?
    • Contact your network admin to update the network timezone
  • For False positives on people/vehicle filters know that our camera intelligence modeling gets better with every new generation of our cameras, best on our latest Gen 3 MV 63 and MV 93. We're actively working on making this experience better! Participate in our intelligent training to help make this even more accurate. You can sign up via this banner that would show up on your network OR by going to Configure -> Intelligence Training.

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  • For feedback or suggestions, please reach out to us using the Feedback tool at the top of the Vision Portal. For technical issues, please contact Meraki Support. 
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