Using grids to enable live video monitoring in Command

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With grids, you can create and customize an array of up to 12 live camera feeds per page for live video monitoring. Grids are created on a per-user basis and users will only see cameras for which they have view permissions.

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

Grid Setup

  1. Select Cameras from the All Products menu in the top left-hand corner

  2. From the Cameras home page select Grids from the menu

  3. Select the + New Grid button in the top right-hand corner.

  4. Select the cameras you want to add to the grid. Once selected, the camera will appear in the grid to the left.

  5. When you're done adding cameras, select Done.

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.

Creating a Grid from a Site

Users can also create grids from a site for easier monitoring. Follow these steps to configure.

  1. From the Cameras Home page select the 3 dots next to the site you want to create a grid for.

  2. Select View as Grid

  3. Select + New Grid in the top right-hand corner

  4. Select the checkbox next to the site you would like to create a grid from.

  5. Enter the desired name at the top of the page.

  6. Select Done

Public Grids

Any user with live-only viewer permissions or higher can create public grids that can be viewed by anyone in the organization. However, if a user does not have access to one or more cameras in the grid, they won't be able to view the streams and the cameras will display Access Restricted.

Setup steps

  1. Select the grid you want to make public

  2. Select the gear icon in the bottom right-hand corner

  3. Select Make Public

Only the public grid creator can make changes to the grid's settings or delete the grid. Everyone else (including other org admins) can only view public grids. Public grids have the email of the creator displayed at the bottom of the grid view.

Note: If a user has no view access permissions for all of the cameras in the public grid, the grid will not show up in that user’s grid list.

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

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