All three of your questions have been answered by a simple home-use camera: Nest (Not that the Nest is suitable for an Enterprise solution) The problems do not seem to be as difficult as you espouse, so I suggest you might want to re-evaluate your position.
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Regarding 2) Your argument is very poor. Anyone using cameras in the field has to deal with reality and not pie-in-the-sky views of what should be. The video off-load problem is a simple retention and records problem and not a "cool toys" issue. Let the camera keep the most immediate data with all the extra abilities. Companies like mine need the data to be available for up to a year. Why is this a foreign concept. We accept the responsibility for doing all the leg work and not having the motion search and other extras with the saved video. The NEED is real and what Meraki should realize is that it is killing these cameras for wide-spread use. Why is Meraki not seeing the arbitrary limit this lack of understanding is creating? Why is such a basic need being ignored? The statement " We don't want to offload the problem of dealing with large amounts of video to customers when we have already solved that management aspect." is wrong. You have not "solved that management aspect", you have limited that management aspect. You have limited the usefulness of this device by making it have an arbitrary retention limit. Here is a real fact: I need to deploy up to 400 cameras in the next 12 months. I need data retention from some of the cameras to be longer than a month. Simple and straight forward is the realization that I can't have someone go camera-by-camera and download the data manually. I have the storage capacity and the equipment to keep these files protected against loss for that time period and I accept the responsibility to maintain that archive. Can Meraki sacrifice a sale of this size for the sake of a mis-guided "principle"?
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