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Add an Access Controller to Command
Add an Access Controller to Command

Learn how to add an access controller to your Command account

Updated over a week ago

The Verkada access controller physically connects to door components to manage access. Access controllers work with your building’s existing door hardware and readers.

Once doors are connected, they’re ready to be managed from any device via Verkada Command. The Verkada Command platform allows you to easily manage building access, schedules and users. Integration to active directory platforms ensure that employees are automatically configured, onboarded, and offboarded.

Through Verkada Command, access control and cameras are connected seamlessly to deliver real–time video analytics on access events. Using Verkada’s industry-leading edge-based video processing, you can see what is happening at your points of entry and proactively take action for meaningful events.

Before you begin

  • Ensure that the device has not already been added to an organization.

  • You must be an Org Admin to add the access controller.

Claim your access controller

Required. To use a Verkada access controller, it must be claimed to a Command organization. Only an Org Admin can claim the access controller.

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

  2. When prompted, enter or scan the access controller's serial number. This updates the controller to the latest firmware and makes it available for configuration.

  3. Click Activate.

  4. (Optional) You can add multiple devices at the same time by entering their serial numbers before you select Activate.

  5. When prompted, claim the access controller and configure, as needed.

Once you’ve claimed your Verkada access controller, the Access portion of Command will appear allowing door and access controller management.

Add an access controller

  1. Enter a name for the controller and set its Site, Location, and Time Zone.

  2. Click Activate. You can find your access controllers from the Devices tab (left panel).

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Need more help? Contact Verkada Support.

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