Share a Camera's Live Stream

Learn how to share a camera live stream using a browser or mobile app

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Link sharing offers Site Admins a method to share a camera's live stream with others without needing to create a new user account. You can also share archives. Learn more about Roles and Permissions for Command users.

Share a camera's live stream (using your browser)

You can share a camera live stream via SMS, link, or embed on a website.

Note: Anyone with access to the URL link can share a video and features.

Share via SMS and email

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Cameras, then select a camera site.

  2. Click Shareand agree to the video sharing terms.

  3. Enter a phone number, email, or contact name, and press Enter.

  4. Choose to grant access to All video and features or Live video only (default).

  5. Set the duration when to expire access.

  6. Click Send Link.

Share via direct link

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Cameras, then select a camera site.

  2. Click Share and agree to the video sharing terms.

  3. Enter a phone number, email, or contact name, and press Enter.

  4. Choose to grant access to All video and features or Live video only (default).

  5. Set the duration when to expire access.

  6. On Share Camera, click More options > Copy Link, then share link as you want.

Note: When you grant all video and features access, you allow the recipient to view historical footage, conduct motion searches, search for people and vehicles in the frame, and view camera statistics and settings.

Manage links (using your browser)

If you need to change the settings of an existing share live stream:

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Cameras, then select a camera site.

  2. Click Share and agree to the video sharing terms.

  3. Enter a phone number, email, or contact name, and press Enter.

  4. Choose to grant access to All video and features or Live video only (default).

  5. Set the duration when to expire access.

  6. On Share Camera, click More options > Manage Links.

You can also go to All Products > Admin > Org Settings > Manage Shared Links.

Manage link options

When you hover over a link you want to manage, you can:

  • Copy Link—Copy the link to your system clipboard.

  • Edit—Change the link expiration.

  • Revoke Access—Immediately expire the link.

Embed code

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Cameras, then select a camera site.

  2. Click Share and agree to the video sharing terms.

  3. Enter a phone number, email, or contact name, and press Enter.

  4. Choose to grant access to All video and features or Live video only (default).

  5. Set the duration when to expire access.

  6. Click More options > Embed Code.

  7. Enter the domain name and click Embed Link.

Note: For privacy and security, the generated embed code works only specified domain names.

Share a camera's live stream (using your mobile app)

  1. On the camera that you want to share, at the top right, tap … to view Share.

  2. Choose Verkada Contact or Sharable Link.

    1. If you choose Verkada Contacts, add a contact.

    2. If you choose Sharable Link, proceed to step 4.

  3. (Optional) Set Link Expires in.

  4. Choose to grant Access to all video and features or Access to only live video.

    1. If you are sending to a Verkada Contact, tap Send.

    2. If using Send link to, choose the share method (email, copy to clipboard, and so on) from the available options.

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