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Learn more about your Verkada Air Quality Sensor data readings

Updated over a week ago

Verkada Air Quality Sensors have varied readings that allow you to gain more insight into your building or monitor areas where video monitoring is not allowed.

Sensor data by model

The data available depends on the model of the sensor that you have. Learn about the breakdown of the different sensor readings per model.

Sensor Reading

Data Output

Temperature

Room temperature

Humidity

Room humidity

Carbon Dioxide

Concentration of CO2 gas, measured in ppm

Tamper

Indicates if the sensor is being tampered with

Includes all data output of the SV21, plus the following.

Sensor Reading

Data Output

Vape Index

A combined index that represents the likelihood that someone is vaping in the vicinity of the sensor

Noise Level

Noise level in the room, measured in dB

Air Quality Index

U.S. Air Quality Index, derived from multiple sensors

TVOC

Volatile organic compound level in the air measured in an index

PM 2.5

PM 4.0
PM 10.0

Fine particulate level measured in microgrammes per cubic meter

Motion

Motion detected by the Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor

Includes all data output of the SV23, plus the following.

Sensor Reading

Data Output

Carbon Monoxide

Concentration of Carbon Monoxide gas, measured in ppm

Formaldehyde (CH2O)

Concentration of Formaldehyde (CH2O) gas, measured in ppb

Barometric Pressure

Measurement of air pressure in the atmosphere

Verkada's first-generation sensor outputs data on the following readings.

Sensor Reading

Data Output

Vape Index

A combined index that represents the likelihood that someone is vaping in the vicinity of the sensor

Temperature

Room temperature

Humidity

Room humidity

Noise Level

Noise level in the room, measured in dB

Air Quality Index

U.S. Air Quality Index, derived from multiple sensors

TVOC

Volatile organic compound level in the air, measured in parts per million

PM 2.5

PM 4.0
PM 10.0

Fine particulate level measured in micrograms per cubic meter

Tamper

Indicates if the sensor is being tampered with

Motion

Motion detected by the PIR sensor

View details about your sensor

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Air Quality.

  2. Click a sensor device to go to the sensor's Details page.

  3. Select the sensor reading you want to see. Then select the time range for which you would like to view. By default, you should see the output of Today for the selected reading.

  4. Select which reading you want to view. For a detailed view, select from the list. Learn more about sensor readings.


    As you scrub through the graph, the side readings also follow the time frame you hover over.


Note: When you select a reading from the list on the left, the Alerts section below filters alerts for the selected reading. You can view all alerts by changing the filter on the right to All Sensors.

Select a time range and custom date range

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Air Quality.

  2. Select a sensor to customize the time range.

  3. Above the graph, select the dropdown menu and choose the date range of preset options (This Hour, This Week, This Month, This Year) to understand your device's environment over a range of time. To return to the live sensor readings, at the top of the list, select Live.

  4. (Optional) Specify a custom or present range using one of these options:

    • On the dropdown menu above the graph, select Custom to specify a range of time from the calendar, and click Apply. (As your date range increases, the resolution of your chart decreases.)

    • Click and drag the cursor over the desired time frame. This zooms in on the data. (Click Reset to zoom out to the original time frame.) This can be useful in understanding how long-term and macro changes in your environment, such as seasons, can affect air quality or cleaning habits.

Data retention and resolution

The Verkada sensors store sensor data for 365 days. After the 365th day, the oldest sensor data is overwritten with the newest data.

  • For the SV11, data is stored at a 1-second resolution for 30 days. For days 31–365, data is stored at a 5-minute resolution.

  • For the SV20 series, data is stored at a 5-second resolution for 30 days. For days 31–365, data is stored at a 5-minute resolution.

Export sensor data and alerts

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products > Air Quality.

  2. Select a sensor.

  3. On the toolbar, click the Download as CSV icon to export sensor data or sensor alert data via a comma-separated value (CSV) file.

  4. On Download CSV

    1. Select Sensor Data or Alerts, depending on what type of data you want to download.

    2. Check the box next to the sensor readings you want to download. By default, the temperature is Fahrenheit. You can choose Celsius, if preferred.

    3. Set the date range (Last 5 Minutes, Last Hour, Last Day, Last Week, Last Month, Last Year, Custom) for the report.

    4. Choose the resolution (1 Minute, 5 Minutes, 30 Minutes, 1 Hour, 1 Day) and then click Export.

For sensor data, you can export data at various predefined resolutions (5s, 1min, 5min, 30min, 1hr, 1day). The table shows the maximum resolution that can be exported for a given time range.

Time Range

Maximum Resolution

1 hour

5 seconds

1–24 hours

1 minute

24 hours–30 days

5 minutes

30–180 days

30 minutes

180–365 days

1 hour

Once you click Export, Command sends an email with the CSV attached. This process can take up to 10 minutes, depending on the amount of data being requested.

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