Offline Mode allows you to securely view live feeds from your camera in the event Internet connectivity is lost during your session.

For Offline Mode to function the following criteria must be met prior to loss of Internet connectivity

  • The security certificate for your organization must be installed in your browser
  • Your device must be on the same LAN as the cameras
  • You device's browser must be logged in and have an active session with Command

Provisioning offline mode

  1. Download security certificate
  2. Install security certificate
  3. Run test to ensure offline mode connectivity

A certificate is unique to each organization and needs to be installed on each device to access cameras offline. These steps will need to be repeated for each organization and device where you plan to use Offline Mode. 

Download security certificate

Offline Mode requires the installation of a security certificate. The certificate is downloaded from Command and is unique to each organization. 

  1. Click on your organization name and then select Profile
  2. Find the section Offline Mode 
  3. Click Download Certificate, to obtain the security certificate "VerkadaOfflineMode.crt" file for your organization

Installing security certificate for Offline Mode in Chrome on Mac OS

The security certificate can be installed in Keychain to make it available to Chrome on Mac OS.

  1. Open Keychain Access
  2. In the menu select Import Items
  3. In Finder, choose the "VerkadaOfflineMode.crt" file you downloaded from Verkada Command
  4. Click Open to save the security certificate in Keychain
  5. In Keychain Access under Login, find the certificate with "private.verkada-lan.com" in its name
  6. Right click the certificate and choose Get Info
  7. Expand the Trust dropdown
  8. Choose Always trust in the When using this certificate dropdown

Installing security certificate for Offline Mode in Firefox on Mac OS

The security certificate can be installed using Certificate Manager in Firefox to make in available on Mac OS.

  1. Open Preferences
  2. Find the section Privacy & Security
  3. Click View Certificates, under the section Certificates
  4. In the Certificate Manager popup choose the Authorities tab
  5. Click Import
  6. In Finder, choose the "VerkadaOfflineMode.crt" file you downloaded from Verkada Command
  7. Click Open to save the security certificate
  8. When the You have been asked to trust a new Certificate Authority (CA) popup appears check the box Trust this CA to identify websites and click OK
  9. Click OK

Windows

Installing security certificate for Offline Mode in Firefox on Windows 10

  1. On the organization wide Settings page find the section Offline Mode and click Download Certificate if you haven't downloaded it already
  2. Open the Firefox browser menu in the upper right corner.
  3. Select Options in the menu
  4. Go to the section Privacy & Security
  5. Click View Certificates
  6. When Certificate Manager opens, choose the Authorities tab and click Import
  7. In the file explorer, choose the "VerkadaOfflineMode.crt" file you downloaded from Verkada Command
  8. When the You have been asked to trust a new Certificate Authority (CA) popup appears check the box Trust this CA to identify websites and click OK
  9. Click OK to close Certificate Manager

Installing security certificate for Offline Mode in Chrome or Edge on Windows 10

  1. On the organization wide Settings page find the section Offline Mode and click Download Certificate if you haven't downloaded it already
  2. Open the Windows Certificate snap-in
  3. Right click Trusted Root Certification Authorities and select All Task>Import, select the newly VerkadaOfflineMode.crt, click Next twice and Finish, a new window will show "the import was successsful"
  4. Go back to Verkada Command and click "Test Offline Connectivity" from the Profile menu. This should return camera "Offline Mode Available"

When your computer goes into Offline Mode, the camera Video Quality will show "Local" and "There is no internet connection. You are currently in offline mode with access only to cameras on your LAN" banner will appear in your browser.

Run test to ensure offline mode connectivity

Once the security certificate is installed you need to identify which cameras can be accessed offline from your current location.

  1. Click on your organization name and then select Profile
  2. Find the section Offline Mode
  3. Click Test Offline Connectivity 

A popup will appear indicating the offline accessibility status for each camera in your organization.

  • Offline mode available: Camera is accessible to your device in offline mode
  • Not on the same network: Camera is not reachable the local area network (LAN).
  • Local streaming is not enabled: Local streaming needs to be enabled on the camera
  • Certificate not installed: Issue making a secure connection to camera with current certificate

Operating in offline mode

When you are in offline mode a banner will appear stating you are currently in offline mode. Offline Mode is available when viewing individual camera live feeds, grids and sites.

Camera live feed in offline mode

Grid view in offline mode

Note: It can take up to 30 seconds for a Grid to start playing in offline mode

Sites view if offline mode

Once internet access is restored the banner will show you are back online

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