Tamper Events

Learn how to manage your tamper events

Updated over a week ago

Each Verkada camera comes equipped with an accelerometer to monitor for tampering or vandalism. You can configure a camera to emit tamper events when it detects vibration or movement of the device.

By default, tamper events are turned on, but can be turned off for cameras that are in areas with a lot of vibration and, therefore, generate a lot of unwanted alerts (i.e., next to a construction site or a heavy door).

Based on your use case and camera location, you can also modify the sensitivity of the tamper detection to receive more or fewer tamper events.

Configure tamper events

Required. Site Admin permissions are required to configure tamper events on a camera. See Roles for Command Users.

Note: There can only be one (1) tamper event configuration per camera and it applies to all users in the organization.

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

  2. Select the camera you want to configure.

  3. At the bottom right of the camera footage, click the Settings (gear) icon.

  4. On the left panel, select Events.

  5. Toggle on Tamper Events.

  6. Select tamper sensitivity: Low Sensitivity (Fewer Events), Moderate Sensitivity, High Sensitivity (More Events).

  7. At the top right, click Done.

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