With Grids, you can create and customize an array of up to 12 live camera feeds for live video monitoring. Grids are created on a per-user basis and users will only see cameras for which they have view permissions. To get started select the Grids button on the top right of the Home tab.

Note: It is best practice to set up custom grids because the default All Cameras Grid cannot be modified.

Grid Setup

To create your first Grid, click the + Add Grid button in the top right-hand corner of the Home page.

To add a camera to your Grid, select its checkmark. Once selected, the camera will show up in the Grid above.

When you're done adding cameras, click the "Done" icon on the right.

Note: Each Grid can display up to 12 cameras on a single screen. If you add more than 12, the Grid will cycle through multiple screens every 30 seconds. You can change screens by clicking the arrows at the bottom of the Grid.

Video Quality and Local Streaming

You can set the video quality for grids you create. SD will have a shorter delay and consume lower bandwidth than HD. SD consumes 300 to 600 Kbps per camera, depending on camera model. HD has better image quality at the price of increased bandwidth and delay. HD consumes 1 to 3 Mbps per camera, depending on camera model.

If a local connection is available the grid will default to SD - LOCAL or HD-LOCAL to conserve internet bandwidth. You can verify local connectivity if the camera has a green circle with a white border as shown below. More information on how to set up local streaming can be found inside this article.

Note: Finally, if you're looking for recommended equipment and configuration for a public view monitor (PVM) use case, please reach out to Verkada Support or your Verkada partner.

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