Today we’re announcing Verkada Verify, a browser-based tool that allows anyone in possession of footage from a Verkada camera to verify its authenticity.
With the rise of generative AI, organizations need an easy way to prove the integrity of video security footage, especially when it’s used by law enforcement or in a court of law. Verkada Verify makes video integrity verification simple and accessible for everyone. Unlike most other solutions, which require proprietary software to verify footage, Verkada Verify is a public tool on our website – no login or download required. This allows anyone who has received a Verkada video archive, including non-Verkada users, to quickly and independently verify the footage.
“In today’s environment, video during the prosecution phases of an investigation is often gathered from the public and entities outside of law enforcement. Verkada Verify will be a good tool to allow even non-Verkada users, such as the DA’s office, to independently verify footage and apply it as authenticated evidence in trial.”
– Detective William Widener, Winston-Salem Police Department
How to use Verkada Verify
Verifying a video is as simple as uploading the file at verkada.com/verify.
Within seconds after the upload is complete, Verkada Verify will check whether the uploaded video matches the original video in Verkada Command and display the result. Verkada Verify checks the content of the video, so renaming the file or making a copy without altering its frames will not affect the results.
Example use cases
Verkada Verify benefits both Verkada customers that capture video security footage as well as any person or organization that consumes the footage. Here are a few examples.
Security and loss prevention teams
When conducting investigations, security and loss prevention teams can easily prove to internal and external stakeholders that their footage has not been tampered with.
Video security footage is a common form of evidence requested by law enforcement. With Verkada Verify, police departments can independently verify the authenticity of the evidence without relying on the video security vendor or the organization that provided the evidence.
Legal and court personnel
When using security footage as evidence in a court of law, attorneys and other court personnel can easily prove whether any evidence tampering has taken place.
Our long-term vision is to allow anyone to verify any video security artifact exported from Verkada Command. While today Verkada Verify works for video archives only, soon it will be able to verify entire incidents, which can contain video clips, people/vehicle thumbnails, incident reports and audit logs. This will allow any person and organization to verify digital evidence with even greater ease.
Verkada Verify is available today at verkada.com/verify. For more information, please see our knowledge base article. To see Verkada Verify in action, be sure to view our What’s New Webinar.