Add an Alarm to Your Site

Learn how to add a Verkada alarm to your alarm sites

Updated over a week ago

Once you've enabled your site as an alarm site, the following outcomes occur:

  • Events from any devices in the organization (cameras, air quality sensors, doors, and so on) can become alarm triggers with customizable response actions.

  • In addition, when you add an alarm panel or alarm console to a site, that site automatically becomes an alarm site.

  • You can also choose to create a new site to designate as an alarm site.

Create a new site

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

  2. At the top right, click Add Alarm Site.

  3. On Location:

    1. Click the Site dropdown and select Add New Site.

    2. On Add New Site, enter a new unique site name, and click Add.

    3. Click the Location dropdown and select Add New Address, and click Next.

    4. Confirm the location.

Designate an existing site as an alarm site

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

  2. At the top right, click Add Alarm Site.

  3. On Location:

    1. Select the desired site.

    2. Set the location to the address that you would like first responders to be dispatched to the event of an emergency.

  4. Follow the prompts to configure your new alarm site.

Move devices from one alarm site to a different site

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

  2. Select your alarm site.

  3. At the top, select Devices.

  4. Hover over any one of the alarm devices and at the top right of the device, click the ellipsis icon and select Move to move the device to the new alarm site.

Watch this video to see how this works

Remove devices from your alarm site

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

  2. Select your alarm site.

  3. At the top, select Devices.

  4. Select a device by clicking it and then select the 3 vertical dots in the right-hand corner

  5. Hover over any one of the alarm devices and at the top right of the device, click the ellipsis icon and select Delete to remove the devices from the alarm site.

Note: When you delete an alarm console or alarm panel, the action also removes these devices from your organization.

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