Camera status events

Get an SMS or email alert when a camera goes on or offline

Updated over a week ago

Camera status events can be used to identify when your camera goes offline or comes back online.

Verkada receives regular heartbeats from every camera to ensure it’s working properly. If we haven’t received a heartbeat within 15 minutes for a given camera, we will create a camera offline event and change the status of the camera to offline. If Verkada receives a heartbeat from a camera that’s currently offline, we will create a camera online event and change the status of the camera back to online.

Configuring Camera Status events

All cameras automatically create camera status events, so you do not need to configure these events separately.

Enable alerts

If you want to enable alerts based on your Camera Status events, create an Alert.

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