Verkada Reviews: Security for Nonprofits
As nonprofits adapt to a changing technological landscape, two challenges remain constant: infrastructure and growth. How does a nonprofit utilize its resources to build a solid security infrastructure? Additionally, how can it ensure that new technologies will scale with the organization?
According to Forbes, three key technology trends for nonprofits in 2021 include moving to the cloud, transitioning to managed services, and adopting hybrid systems. With Verkada's hybrid cloud solution, nonprofits have centralized remote access, simplified user management, and reduced costs associated with on-premise infrastructure. From one integrated platform, they can review and resolve camera, door, or sensor events from anywhere in the world. New features and enhancements are released automatically, ensuring that organizations always have the latest and greatest in future-proof technology.
In these Verkada reviews, learn how nonprofit organizations use Verkada for security management, liability protection, and loss prevention.
Verkada Reviews from Nonprofits
Instantly Detect and Share Incident Footage“I receive SMS alerts when there is motion detected in a specific area, after a certain time. This makes it easy for me to know what’s going on or if there’s unusual activity that I need to be aware of. It takes minutes to find and share footage; you can send video clips or a live feed via SMS or a link to view on a laptop, phone, or tablet. The ability to zoom in to see what is going on– without quality being compromised– is really incredible.”
Isaac Samuel, IT Manager, Salvation Army Read Full Verkada Review >
Two-Line, Upfront Pricing with No Hidden Fees“Verkada’s two-line pricing model makes so much sense. No hidden costs, no unforeseen charges for necessary things like software updates. The total cost of ownership is much lower… Calculating the cost over time was also incredibly easy; I’m able to save and repurpose a portion of the IT budget that was historically allocated to firmware updates.”
James Oliva, Director of Information Security, Step Up for Students Read Full Verkada Review >
Employee Safety and Liability Protection“Not only are employees better protected, the organization is too. From an operational standpoint, having video evidence at hand saves many teams time and energy in settling a situation. Once we find the footage that we need, it takes a matter of seconds for us to send that footage via email, or share a direct link with law enforcement. Best of all, we can upload video files directly to insurance portals for workers’ comp claims because exports are saved as MP4s; we no longer need to spend time converting videos before they’re ready to use.”
Michael Marques, Nicholas Paczkowski, Director of Safety & Loss Prevention, Goodwill of Greater Washington Read Full Verkada Review >
Customize User Access and Expedite Investigations“Because we adhere to a lot of regulations for privacy, video access is limited to a need-to-have basis. When we’re coaching staff members, we share a link to view footage for a short period of time and revoke access once it’s no longer needed. When the state gets involved with incident reports, having video footage expedites the resolution. We’re in an industry where allegations may come up, and having a reliable video security system in place provides us with peace of mind and protection.”
Andrew Spruill, Director of Facilities, KidsTLC Read Full Verkada Review >
An Intuitive Platform for End Users“It’s a win-win. The staff is in control, managing footage at each of their respective facilities. [They are] able to address any issues quickly—sometimes even before they become issues. It’s transformed the approach we take to ensuring safety at these sites, and it’s cut down on both the frequency of issues and our response time to them.”
Brian Pond, CIO and Vice President of Technology, The Greater Wichita YMCA Read Full Verkada Review
Faster Investigations and Advanced Video Analytics“I spend half the time I used to on incident resolution, with Verkada everything I need is just a click away…. We’re very cognizant of COVID, so we use heatmaps to identify hot spots and the mobile app to remotely monitor for social distancing. The system is even able to identify individuals when they have masks on.”
Peter LaMacchia, Director of Asset Protection, Second Chance Read Full Verkada Review >
Secure Remote Monitoring via Web and Mobile“Because indoor capacity is limited due to COVID-19, we give parents temporary access to live feeds from 4K cameras in the gym. We share a time-limited link before every game so they can still watch their kids play. If an alarm goes off in one of our buildings, we get notified and can immediately see what’s happening from our phone or computer.”
Jon Blazak, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Read Full Verkada Review >
Future-Proof Technology with Free, Automatic Updates“I’ve never used anything like Verkada before. It was easy to get started, use and manage sites day-to-day. Not only is monitoring significantly improved, I’m able to deploy cameras across areas that we simply couldn’t cover before because of infrastructure limitations or poor connectivity. In the period of time that I’ve used Verkada, I’ve already been introduced to new features and capabilities… (and) best of all, these updates are automatic and free. YMCA moved from 20-year old technology to software that makes security management easier every day.”
Jon Cooper, Facilities and Maintenance Manager, YMCA Trinity Group of the UK Read Full Verkada Review >
To learn more about how nonprofit organizations use Verkada, check out our Nonprofits Solution Overview doc.