In most cases, you'll want to install your camera with a normal orientation so that the video stream in Command appears as you'd expect. Some install locations may benefit from being installed in a non-standard orientation to maximize the field of view.
Example: a camera may be installed at 90 degrees to capture a full view of a long hallway or stairwell.
In these cases, you'll want to rotate the orientation of your camera in Command. Here's how:
1. Go to Cameras on the left menu and choose the camera you'd like to rotate.
2. Click the Info button on the right side of the screen.
3. ClickOrientation to pull up the orientation dialog box.
4. Select the desired orientation and save.
Verkada D80 Fisheye Mode
The D80 has two fisheye modes:
- 180 Panoramic - Provides a 180 degree panoramic view which is best when the camera is wall mounted.
- Four-way split - Splits out the panoramic view into 4 sections for a 360 degree view used mainly when the camera is ceiling mounted.
To change the fisheye mode of a D80:
1. From the camera's info page, select Fisheye Mode.
2. From the dialog box, select the desired mode and save. The D80 will reboot to implement this change.
Enabling Auto Leveling for the Verkada D40
The Verkada D40 uses the accelerometer, which incorporates the force of gravity and any other potential position-altering effects, to determine the physical orientation of the camera when it’s installed on a wall.
The camera will be able to automatically rotate the image to compensate for whatever degree of rotation is necessary, eliminating the need to make physical adjustments to the mounting of the camera.
1. Select the camera and navigate to the INFO page.
2. Select Orientation.
3. Check the box for Auto-Level and save. After a few seconds, the camera will level the image.
Here is an example of an image before and after Auto-Leveling is enabled.