People Analytics

Learn how to use Verkada People Analytics to filter people by specific attributes

Updated over a week ago

The Verkada People Analytics feature uses powerful edge-based camera capabilities to detect people, faces, and filter results based on clothing color, apparent sex, and the presence of backpacks.

Note: See User Guide for People Analytics for best practice guidelines.

Enable the People History feature

All Verkada cameras perform people detection (as outlined above) out of the box. However, to enable more complex analytics, such as the ability to search for faces or for people by clothing color, you must enable the People History feature.

Required. To begin, you need to enable the feature globally on your org and then on the individual cameras.

Enable People Analytics Globally

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Admin.

  2. Under Privacy & Security, click Feature Manager.

  3. Under People Analytics, toggle on People History, Person Attributes, and Face Detection.

Enable People Analytics on individual cameras

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Cameras.

  2. Click Settings > Analytics.

  3. Under Analytics, toggle on People History and other analytics features that you may need. You can only toggle on (enable) Person Attributes, Face Detection, Occupancy Trends) when People History is enabled.

View Person History

When enabled, a Person History can be seen on individual cameras and across all cameras in your organization.

View Person History for an individual camera

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Cameras.

  2. Select a camera > People (you won't see this option if High Resolution Image Capture is disabled).

  3. (Optional) Use the search bar to see and apply the available filters.

  4. (Optional) Select Upload Photo to search for a specific person on the camera.

View Person History across all cameras

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Cameras.

  2. Select People.

    You should be able to see all detected people across all cameras.

  3. Use the search bar to see and apply the available filters (you can also use Ctrl+K or Cmd+K to open the search menu).

Use Face Search

When enabled, a Face Search can be seen across all cameras in your organization and on the Verkada Command mobile app.

Use Face Search across all cameras

The Face Search feature is enabled, by default, when you toggle on High Resolution Image Capture. You can search a face across all cameras in your organization.

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Cameras.

  2. Select People > Profiles.

    You should be able to see all detected faces across all cameras.

  3. Use the search bar to see and apply the available filters (you can also use Ctrl+K or Cmd+K to open the search menu).

Use Face Search on the Command mobile app

See Face Search on Mobile Apps to perform a face search on the Command mobile app.

Bulk enable People History on the Devices page

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Devices.

  2. Hover over the green dot to the left of each camera's thumbnail and check the box for the cameras you want to change location.

  3. At the top, click Edit Settings and select Analytics.

  4. Enable People History and other analytics features, as necessary.

  5. Click Next > Apply > Done to apply the settings.

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