People Analytics uses powerful edge-based camera capabilities to detect people and faces, and filter results based on clothing color, apparent sex, and the presence of backpacks. To have these extra filters enabled, contact our Support team.

People Counting

When scrubbing through a camera's historical video clips, green bounding boxes will appear over all detected people. In addition, the scrubber will display a number indicating the number of people detected in the frame. The blue lines that appear as you are scrubbing through a clip give you a sense of which parts of the clip contain the most people activity.

Motion Search with People Filter

To perform a Motion Search, select a region of interest on the camera's live feed. Then, to enable People Filter, select People next to Filter. Command will show you historical clips where motion occurred in the region of interest and at least one person was detected in frame.

Enable Person History

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, and for people by clothing color, Person History must be turned on.

Note: Person History is incompatible with Audio. Audio must be disabled before enabling Person History to provide adequate storage capacity for high-resolution imaging.

  1. Select a camera

  2. Click the Info button

  3. Click Settings

  4. Choose the Analytics menu option

  5. Toggle the Enable Person History slider

Using Person History

Person History can be seen on individual cameras, as well as across all cameras in the Organization.

Person History for an Individual Camera

  1. Select a camera

  2. Go to People (You will not see this button if Person History is not enabled)

  3. (Optional) Choose a date and time range with Date Range

  4. (Optional) Click the download icon on a result to save the image or click the image to play a clip

Person History Across All Cameras

  1. Select the search bar at the top of Command

  2. Next to People, select All Results

  3. All detected people across all cameras will be displayed

  4. Use Select Cameras or Sites to filter the results shown by specific sites and cameras

  5. Configure the Date Range to only show people results from a particular range of dates

Face Search leverages People History to allow you to filter results by a particular face.

  1. Select a camera 

  2. Go to INFO

  3. Select Settings

  4. Choose the Analytics menu option

  5. Toggle the Enable Face Search slider

Once enabled, the camera will load new firmware, reboot, and begin analyzing faces.

A Face Search can be performed on individual cameras, as well as across all cameras in the Organization.

Perform a Face Search on an Individual Camera

  1. Select a camera

  2. Go to People (You will not see this button if Person History is not enabled)

  3. Detected Faces are displayed

  4. Choose a particular face or select All Faces to see all faces captured by this camera

  5. Command shows all clips from this camera where the selected face was in frame

If the face for which you are searching does not appear, try uploading an image of the person's face.

  1. Click the gray icon of the person with a + sign under Detected Faces (indicated by the blue arrow in the figure below)

  2. Upload a photo from your computer

  3. Clips matching the person in the photo will appear

  4. (Optional) Click the download icon to save the image or click the image to play the clip

Perform a Face Search Across All Cameras

There are two ways to perform a Face Search across all cameras in the organization.

If you have not yet begun your Face Search:

  1. Click the Search tab on the left side, you can also use Ctrl+K to open the menu

  2. Click the arrow next to all the face images. You can also upload a photo by clicking the photo icon in the search bar.

If you have already conducted a Face Search on a camera:

  1. Select Search all cameras to expand your search to include clips from all cameras where this face was seen

You can refer to Face Search on Mobile Apps to perform a face search on the Command mobile app.

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