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A look at the MV72 Outdoor Meraki CCTV Camera

  • 7 June, 2022

Article, Cisco, Meraki

Introduction to the Meraki MV72

Normally, when we write about security, we usually mean cyber-security. However today we are having a look at one of the most popular physical security products currently available; Cisco Meraki CCTV, and in particular, the Meraki MV72 Outdoor Camera.

The Cisco Meraki MV72 is a varifocal dome camera designed for outside locations where a normal CCTV would likely break when exposed to the elements. As a part of the wider Meraki MV smart camera family, it can either work by itself or work with the other cameras inside the building to give you physical security and advanced analytics.

In this article, we will look at this powerful camera, dive into its specifications, and explain why it’s rapidly becoming a favourite security solution across the UK and Europe. Watch the on-demand webinar here.

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Key Features of the Meraki MV72

Wide Field of View

The MV72’s varifocal lens, dome camera gives you a great field of view (FoV). Once installed you will be able to record with a 36-112° horizontal FoV allowing you to see a wide angle of everything happening outside.

Advanced Built-In Analytics

Motion analytics are built-in to the MV72 to provide you with the best experience when using this camera for security or space planning. Some of these features are Motion Search, Motion Recap, and Motion Heatmaps.

meraki mv72 cctv analytics

Flexible Deployment Size

A great feature about Meraki CCTV systems is the flexibility of deployment based on your size. You can have any number of cameras set up on the same network from 1-10,000+. So whether you’re a small shop or a multi-national corporation, Meraki is still a fantastic option for you.

Simple Meraki Dashboard

When it comes to managing your camera and viewing the recordings, you have access to Meraki’s dashboard. The dashboard has been carefully designed to be fully intuitive while giving you many ways to view your footage and analytics.

Meraki mv72 dashboard screenshot

Meraki MV72 Specifications


  • 1080p HD video recording (1920x1080) with H.264 encoding up to 20fps (MV72)
  • 4MP recording with H.264 encoding up to 15fps (MV72X)
  • Cloud augmented edge storage (locally stored video with metadata in the cloud)
  • Optimized retention settings (scheduling and motion-based) for variable retention
  • Up to 90 days (MV72X) of 24/7 continuous video storage per camera
  • Direct live streaming with no client software (native browser playback)
  • Stream video anywhere with automatic cloud proxy
  • High dynamic range (HDR)
  • Audio recording supported with built-in microphone


  • 1/3” 4MP (2688x1520) progressive CMOS image sensor
  • 256GB high endurance solid state storage (MV72)
  • 512GB high endurance solid state storage (MV72X)
  • 3-9mm focal length
  • f/1.2-2.3 aperture
  • Field of view: Horizontal 36-112°, Vertical 20-57°, Diagonal 42° - 138°
  • Lens adjustment range: Tilt: 65°, Rotation: +/- 90°, Pan: 354°
  • 1/30s to 1/32,000s shutter speed

Data & Network Security

  • Full disk encryption (AES 256-bit)
  • Automatically purchased and provisioned TLS certificates (publicly-signed)
  • Management encryption and two-factor authentication
  • Wireless security: WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1X EAP-TTLS
  • TKIP and AES encryption
meraki mv72 camera
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