With Grids, you can create and customize an array of up to 9 live camera feeds for live video monitoring. To get started, go to Grids on the left menu.
To create your first Grid, click the blue "+" icon. Then name your grid and click "Save."
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 that each Grid can display up to 9 cameras on a single screen. If you add more than 9, the Grid will cycle through multiple screens every 30 seconds. You can change screens by clicking the arrows at the bottom of the Grid.
We have enabled Local streaming to our users whereby the video monitoring grid is exclusively locally streaming (rather than via Verkada's cloud). If local connection is available and the grid is set to SD, the grid will default to SD - LOCAL to conserve internet bandwidth. You can verify Local connectivity if the camera has a green circle with a white boarder, as shown below. More information on how to setup local streaming can be found inside this article inside this article.
A few important notes:
- Users will only see cameras in Grids for which they have view permissions
- Each video stream defaults to Verkada's SD stream, which consumes about 300 kbps per camera
- When set to HD stream, each camera consumes about 1 mbps per camera
- Grids are a per user basis. Each user will need to create their own personalized grid
Finally, if you're looking for recommended equipment and configuration for a public view monitor (PVM) use case, please speak with us or your Verkada partner.