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Enable Face Blur on Verkada Cameras

Blur faces for live and archived video

Updated over a week ago

Verkada Command supports blurring all faces for live footage and blurring select faces in archived footage. Use this to protect the privacy of recorded individuals when monitoring your camera system.

Enable Live Face Blur

Live Face Blur detects and blurs faces in the live video feed on grids and the individual camera page. This setting does not apply to recorded footage, so camera history will still show faces.

You can access and enable Live Face Blur via the live video feed for a single camera, grid, or through the global Cameras Settings page.

Note: Live Face Blur at the camera and grid level are specific to the user that configures them. This choice does not enable Face Blur for any other users.

Live video feed - Camera Page

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

  2. Select a camera.

  3. To the right of the live video feed, click Live Face Blur .

Live video feed - Grids

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

  2. From the left navigation, select Grids .

  3. In the bottom right of your grid, click Live Face Blur

Camera Settings page

Organization Admins can enable Live Face Blur for all users and cameras within the organization with the Default Live Face Blur Setting.

Individual users can override this global setting for individual cameras or grids on a per-camera or per-grid basis. Any overridden settings will only show for the user who configured them, leaving other users with the Default Live Face Blur Setting experience.

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

  2. From the left navigation bar, click Cameras Settings.

  3. On Cameras Settings, toggle on Default Live Face Blur Setting. ​


  • CD22/CD22-E, CD32/CD32-E, CD42/CD42-E, CD52/CD52-E, CD62/CD62-E, CM22, CM42, CB52-E/CB62-E, and CH52-E cameras support this feature.

  • CB52-E and TE and CB62-E and TE support live face blur when LPR (license plate recognition) mode is disabled.

  • This feature is only available on desktop.

  • This feature is not available for live links or the Verkada viewing station.

  • Live Face Blur does not affect saved footage.

  • Face Blur works independently of any other features, such as people analytics. Thus faces can still be captured in historical footage and visible in the Motion, History, and People tabs of the camera's page.

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