Verkada takes away the challenge of configuring the retention period for your cameras. Compared to the complicated and imprecise process of sizing the storage in legacy systems, we make it easy to ensure video is retained for as long as you need.
All Verkada cameras come with standard onboard retention of 15, 30, 60, 90, 120, or 365 days. Our cameras record video in both high and standard quality streams simultaneously. Standard quality video is recorded up to the amount of retention specified by the customer - 30 days for most of our deployments. If motion is detected within a scene, our cameras also save high quality footage to the onboard storage. Scenes with motion have both a high quality and standard quality recording available. This allows customers to meet their required retention policies without having to do the math or compromise on video quality. We refer to this method of video retention as recording in adaptive quality.
Verkada ensures that standard quality video is retained for the full retention period required by the customer. Any remaining onboard storage capacity is allocated to high quality video footage, audio (if enabled), and analytics (if enabled). Depending on the amount of motion, the storage space allocated to high quality footage may fill up. When that happens, the camera prioritizes recent high quality video and overwrites older high quality video to make space for more recent motion scenes. The standard quality video retention is unaffected by motion and is recorded continuously up to the designated retention of 15, 30, 60, 90, 120 or 365 days.
Our adaptive motion detection algorithms continuously learn from the scene and evolve to better differentiate between background movement (rainfall or rustling leaves) versus important motion (a person or vehicle appearing in the scene).
Additionally, Verkada provides advanced video retention controls for customers to adjust their retention period on board the camera as well as in the cloud. Customers with specific retention period requirements can set retention standards on a device by device basis. This allows customers to allocate more space for high quality videos by lowering the number of days of standard quality video that gets stored on the device. Customers with cameras in high motion scenes such as main entrances, crowded hallways and busy intersections can use this control to gain more capacity for high quality video retention.
To learn more, read our whitepaper on recording in adaptive quality.