Verkada's standard option includes enough on-camera storage capacity for 30 days of continuously recorded video. For longer retention needs, Verkada offers cameras with enough capacity for 60, 90, 120, and 365 days of recorded video catering for even the most stringent retention requirements.

Included within the license cost is the ability to make use of 30 days of Cloud backup. Beyond this, additional Cloud backup retention is available on a per-camera basis for an additional license fee. To minimize the impact on your LAN, these backups can be scheduled to occur during off-business hours, e.g., between the hours of midnight and 4 am. It's also possible to choose to backup video all the time or only when motion is detected. 

What happens when storage runs out?

When on-camera storage capacity is reached, the Verkada camera will progressively delete the oldest footage and make room for new footage to be recorded and saved in the resulting available storage space.

Is my video footage stored in the cloud?

By default, recorded video is not stored in the cloud. However, if you enable cloud storage, your video will be backed up to the cloud for 30 days. In addition, exported video clips and select video metadata, as well as high-res and low-res thumbnails, are stored in the cloud for the lifetime of your Verkada account. As long as your organization has an active software license, these files will be retained and will be available to you.

What frame rate and resolution do my cameras record at?

Video is captured at 24 frames per second. Verkada cameras record in a range of resolutions:

  • CD31: 2MP (1920 x 1080)
  • CD41: 5MP (2688 x 1944)
  • CD51: 5MP (2688 x 1944)
  • CD61: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • CM61: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • CB51-E: 5MP (2688 x 1944)
  • CB61-E: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • CM41: 5MP (2688 x 1944)
  • D40: 5MP (2688 x 1944)
  • D30: 3MP (2048x1536)
  • D50: 3MP (2048x1536)
  • D80: 12MP (4000x3000)

If you'd like more information, we'd be happy to provide guidance on a solution tailored for your particular environment and retention needs. Feel free to speak with your Verkada Sales team member or email [email protected]

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