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Set Up Your Viewing Station
Set Up Your Viewing Station

Learn how to set up your Verkada Viewing Station for live viewing

Updated over a week ago

The Verkada Viewing Station provides a plug-and-play solution to stream multiple camera feeds simultaneously on a display with no local configuration needed.

  • It serves as a dedicated, admin-managed device with customizable layouts.

  • Supports 30 camera feeds per page and up to 10 pages.


Included in your box you should find an HDMI cable, a power cord, and a viewing station remote.

  • You must be an Organization Admin (Org Admin) to ensure you have access to all devices on your viewing station and to claim the viewing station.

Initial setup

Connect your viewing station

  1. Take the viewing station out of the box.

  2. Attach the power cord to the viewing station and connect it to a power source.

  3. Connect one end of the HDMI cord to the viewing station and the other end to your display.

  4. Attach an Ethernet cable to the viewing station and connect it to your network.

Find your viewing station's serial number

The are 2 ways to find the serial number:

  • Once the viewing station is powered on, you should see a serial number displayed along with a QR code.

  • In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Devices > select a viewing station. On the right panel, you should see the following settings: Site, Location, Date Added, Serial Number, Model, Timezone, and Local IP.

Claim your viewing station

When you're ready, claim the viewing station (as you would for a camera):

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

  2. When prompted, enter or scan the viewing station's serial number.

  3. When prompted, claim the viewing station and configure, as needed.

Note: Only an Organization Admin can claim the viewing station.

Configure your viewing station

Find your viewing station

  1. In Verkada Command, go All Products > Devices and filter the viewing stations.

  2. Select the arrow on the right-hand side of the page to begin configuration.

  3. (Optional) At the top left, select the viewing station's name and edit the name.

Add camera tiles and Smart Tiles

Note: You can add up to 10 pages and up to 30 live feeds per page.

  1. On the selected viewing station's page, click Add Camera Tiles. You can also select Add Smart Tiles, which enables you to display the most active camera, most recent access control event, or air quality sensor information.

  2. (Optional) Click Settings (gear icon) > Layout to change the display layout.

  3. (Optional) Select the plus (+) icon to add an additional page.

    Each page has a timer to enable you to view different subsets of cameras on your viewing station.

Add Verkada viewing station admins

Note: You need to be Organization Admin (Org Admin) to ensure you have access to all devices on the viewing station.

A device that is moved to a different site (where the user does not have access) causes the same issue. It's possible for an org to have sites that an Org Admin does not have access to, but they can grant themselves access.

Configure viewing station settings

  1. On the viewing station page, click Settings (gear icon).

  2. On the Settings page, you can view the current settings or delete the viewing station, if needed.

Configure Wi-Fi

Note: Wi-Fi support on the viewing station requires Verkada software version 2.2.0 (137) or higher. You can find the software version and the serial number in the Device section (below Wi-Fi). If your viewing station has not yet automatically updated to this software version, please contact Verkada Support.

  1. Connect the viewing station to a wired network first and complete the setup process.

  2. Once it is online via a wired network, enter the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID).

  3. Select the appropriate Security type (WPA2, WPA, or WEP).

  4. Enter the Wi-Fi network Password and click Save (hidden SSIDs and networks without passwords are not currently supported).

  5. Wait 1–2 minutes and then power down the viewing station, disconnect the network cable, and power it back on. The viewing station should then connect to Wi-Fi and continue operating as normal.

Copy an existing viewing station

You can copy live feed configuration and viewing station settings from other viewing stations in your organization.

Restart viewing station

The viewing station becomes unavailable for a few minutes while it restarts.

Related resources

Need more help? Contact Verkada Support

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