Common Storage Questions

Each Verkada camera comes equipped with on-board storage, eliminating the need for NVRs and DVRs

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Verkada's standard camera 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 to even the most stringent retention requirements.

Included with the camera license cost is the ability to make use of 30 days of free cloud backup (with the exception of the CD31 & CD31-E which is limited to 15 days). In the event longer cloud retention is desired, additional cloud backup retention is available on a per-camera basis for an additional license fee. To minimize the impact on your network, these backups can be scheduled to occur during off-business hours, (e.i., 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 footage is not stored in the cloud. However, if you enable cloud backup, your video will be backed up to the cloud for 30 days (longer with an extended cloud backup license). Thumbnails and metadata that Verkada cameras upload to the cloud are maintained for as long as each camera's onboard retention. License plate characters are kept in the cloud for 12 months. Archived video clips are stored in the cloud for the lifetime of your Verkada account.

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:

Camera Model

Megapixel (MP)

Resolution

CD31

2MP

1920 x 1080

CD32

3MP

2048 x 1536

CD41 & CD42

5MP

2688 x 1944

CD51 & CD52

5MP

2688 x 1944

CD61 & CD62

4K

3840 x 2160

CM41 & CM42

5MP

2688 x 1944

CM61

8MP

3840 x 2160

CB51 & CB52

5MP

2688 x 1944

CB61 & CB62

4K

3840 x 2160

CF81

12MP

4-Way-Split - 3008 x1 696

Panoramic - 2048 x 1152

Pan/Tilt/Zoom - 3008 x 3008

CH52

5MP

2688 x 1944

D30

3MP

2048 x 1536

D40

5MP

2688 x 1944

D50

3MP

2048 x 1536

D80

12MP

4000 x 3000

Note: CM61 records at 20 frames per second.

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


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