At Verkada, we pride ourselves on being a software-driven company that pushes the boundaries of what a physical security solution can offer to modern organizations. By utilizing advancements in AI and computer vision, IT, Facilities and Operations professionals can simplify site management at scale and discover new levels of insights that benefit business operations and efficiency.
With Command, our cloud-based management platform, we’re able to quickly develop and roll out new security features and enhancements–automatically, and at no cost–ensuring that end users always have the best technology to protect people, assets and privacy.
In this Security Recap, we share eight of our top security features that help us in our mission of making the world a safer place.
- Access Control Event Notifications
Proactive door notifications help organizations stay on top of potential threats before they transpire. With notifications that alert users of unusual door-based events such as forced opens, door held open or after-hour entries, teams can feel confident about authorized entrances into buildings, or restricted parts of any facilities.
- Blackout Zones
As the name implies, blackout zones allow zones within a camera’s field of view to be strategically blacked out for privacy. The ability to control recording of sensitive areas allows organizations to maintain visibility of critical areas, while maintaining compliance in protecting sensitive information.
- Live Audio
Live audio gives organizations new levels of real-time context and awareness into events that occur across sites. In addition to improving visibility and incident resolution, live audio also gives teams the ability to leverage Verkada cameras to stream events in real-time without additional video hardware.
- License Plate Recognition
Verkada’s license plate recognition solution makes it easy to isolate vehicle sightings by typing in complete or partial license plates. By incorporating a dual-camera approach, users are able to capture close-ups of license plates, as well as a time-stamped view of all vehicle activity.
- Access Control Lockdown
With Verkada Access Control, users can initiate a lockdown across their entire site in seconds. With a few clicks from any computer or mobile device, administrators can securely lock entrances and exits to protect people and assets.
- Crowd Notifications
As part of a COVID-19 response suite, Verkada built crowd notifications to help organizations better monitor occupancy across site. By selecting a person threshold (ranging from 2-10 people) for any given camera, admins can receive SMS or email notifications should people count surpass that set criteria.
- Person of Interest Notifications
Person of Interest Notifications deliver real-time SMS or email alerts when a specific individual is detected onsite. By matching faces detected in frame with an existing image from the organization or an uploaded photo, administrators are proactively notified of person sightings without actively monitoring feeds.
- Face Blur
This feature enhances user privacy by allowing organizations to blur faces of all individuals in frame upon archiving footage. This ensures that videos that are shared externally do not violate individual identities or industry-related privacy requirements, such as HIPAA compliance.
Interested in learning about the capabilities of Verkada’s building security solution? See ‘What’s New’ by Verkada at www.verkada.com/updates.