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Integrated Access Control and Video Management with Cisco Meraki

Written by Michael Maxsenti on 2, May 2019

iStock-1040106458When it comes time to take your security operation beyond simply assigning mobile or physical credentials to your team, one of the best next steps you can take is implementing a CCTV system. A CCTV system allows you to capture video, and if something terrible should happen, review video to catch the culprit. Security cameras also serve as a great deterrent to any vandals or thieves. More advanced security teams also know that your company’s CCTV system enables you to verify access control logs for auditing and investigations. While having your access logs in Sequr allows you to establish a basis for identity, having video to verify is a great way to ensure the validity of your access logs.

 

Why Cisco Meraki?

Many of Sequr’s largest customers use Cisco Meraki cameras to monitor and secure their facilities. In order to give our customers the ability to link their access control logs with the power of the Meraki platform, we decided to integrate these two best-of-breed cloud-based products. Cisco’s Meraki camera management platform is an industry leader, and we couldn’t be more proud to bring this integration to our customers.

 

How Does it Work?

1. Setup your integration

This is the easy part. Simply go to the Sequr integration tab, select Install under the Meraki tab and input your API key.

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2. Map your cameras to your doors

In order to get instant access to the right video feed at the right time, we need to know which cameras are monitoring which doors.

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3. Start monitoring your access logs with Meraki video

Now that your systems are linked, you’ll have the ability to view any access event or notification. In your Sequr activity log you’ll see a new tab called “Camera”. When you click the link in this column, it will take you to the Meraki video feed for the camera associated with that door. You will be able to view five seconds before the event in question occurred.

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Now you are all set! To learn more about this integration and other ways we are automating access control please contact sales@sequr.io.

Topics: Access Control Systems, Security

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