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 only need to provide an Ethernet cable. See Viewing Station Network Settings.
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.
Connect your viewing station
Take the viewing station out of the box.
Attach the power cord to the viewing station and connect it to a power source.
Connect one end of the HDMI cord to the viewing station and the other end to your display.
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):
In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Devices > Add Devices.
When prompted, enter or scan the viewing station's serial number.
When prompted, claim the viewing station and configure, as needed.
Configure your viewing station
Find your viewing station
In Verkada Command, go All Products > Devices and filter the viewing stations.
Select the arrow on the right-hand side of the page to begin configuration.
(Optional) At the top left, select the viewing station's name and edit the name.
Add camera tiles and Smart Tiles
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.
(Optional) Click Settings (gear icon) > Layout to change the display layout.
(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
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
On the viewing station page, click Settings (gear icon).
On the Settings page, you can view the current settings or delete the viewing station, if needed.
Connect the viewing station to a wired network first and complete the setup process.
Once it is online via a wired network, enter the Wi-Fi Network Name (SSID).
Select the appropriate Security type (WPA2, WPA, or WEP).
Enter the Wi-Fi network Password and click Save (hidden SSIDs and networks without passwords are not currently supported).
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.
Need more help? Contact Verkada Support