Sensor dashboards are a way for our customers to more easily customize, view, analyze, and display sensor data across all of their sensors in their environments.
Dashboard views allow customers to get a unified view of their environment across multiple sensors and multiple sensor readings. With the use of different tiles, customers can add multiple view types to pages within their dashboard and automatically cycle through them within Command or with a monitor.
The hierarchy for sensor dashboards is dashboards > pages > tiles. There can be multiple dashboards in an organization, each of which can contain multiple pages and each page can contain multiple tiles.
Who can create, edit and remove a dashboard?
Organization Admins can create, edit and remove dashboards. They must also be a Site Admin for the sites in which the sensors are in. If they do not have Site Admin permissions, they will be unable to view the tiles created in the dashboard. For more information on Verkada user roles, click here.
Who can view a dashboard?
Site Viewers can view dashboards; however, they will only be able to see the sensors in their site(s). If they don't have permission to view a sensor in the dashboard the value will be empty.
You can also share and pair dashboards with live links just like cameras. For more information see Air Quality Dashboard Live Links and Pairing
Note: We support multiple dashboards per organization. Dashboards are per organization, not per user.
Setting up a Sensor Dashboard
From the All Products menu, select the Air Quality home.
Navigate to the Dashboards menu from the side bar and then click the Add Dashboard button in the upper right corner of the page
Name your dashboard
Now click on Add Sensor Tiles to get started
From here you can select and add tiles. You can add up to 6 tiles per page. There are several different types of tiles you can add to the dashboard:
Time-Series Line Graph
Displays live and 24 hours of historical data for a single sensor reading
View multiple live numeric values from a single sensor device
View a single aggregated metric across sensor devices
Shows a color value relative to customizable thresholds
View a table of aggregated metrics across sensor devices
You can name a tile by selecting the name space and adding the desired name
Choose the sensor(s) you'd like to monitor (you can filter by site name or by the sensors name)
Note: Some tiles allow you to select multiple sensors and some only allow you to select one
Once selected, click the Customize Data button in the top left-hand corner. Here you can choose which sensor reading(s) to display and adjust the thresholds to your liking by dragging the numbers around. You can see a breakdown of all the different sensor readings here.
When finished customizing your data, select Done
You can continue to add more tiles to your dashboard or hit the button labeled Layout. This will allow you to choose a different layout for your tiles.
Click Done to finalize
To rearrange the tiles, simply drag and drop them around
To delete a tile, hover over the tile and press the Delete Tile in the upper right-hand corner
You can name the page by selecting the page's name space and adding the desired name
Adjust how long you want this specific page to show for when viewing in full-screen mode by clicking on Show this page for 15 seconds
Choose from 10s, 15s, 30s, 1m, and 5m intervals
Next, select the + button on the left-hand side to add more pages to your dashboard. You can have up to 10 pages. Go back to step 4 and repeat the steps to set up your additional pages.
To rearrange or remove your pages, click the pencil icon next to the page name.
Use the trash can icon to remove pages and the 3 bars to rearrange them
Once you've finished setting up your pages, select Done
Congratulations, your dashboard is finished!
Viewing a Sensor Dashboard
From the sensors home page, click Dashboards
Note: You must have already set up a dashboard
Next, select View
This will put the browser window into fullscreen and take you to the sensor dashboard view mode. From here you will see the following options:
The dashboard and page names in the top left-hand corner
The time and timezone in the top right-hand corner
Note: The data that is displayed on the dashboard will update every one (1) minute. This is a default setting and cannot be changed. Pages will rotate based on the preset time you configured in the setup flow.
You can exit view mode by clicking the X in the top right-hand corner or pressing the esc key on your keyboard.
Deleting a Sensor Dashboard
From the Air Quality home page, click Dashboards
Note: You must have already set up a dashboard
Under Actions click Delete
Click Delete again to confirm, this cannot be undone
Your dashboard has been deleted
How often does the data on the dashboard update or refresh?
The data that is displayed on the dashboard will update every one (1) minute. This is a default setting and cannot be changed.
Can I share my dashboard publicly?
Yes! You can now share dashboard with live links just like cameras. For more information visit the article on Air Quality Dashboard Live Links and Pairing
How do I display the dashboard on a larger screen?
To display the dashboard on a larger screen (i.e TV or monitor), there must be a computer connected to the display. That computer must be logged in to Verkada Command. From there, the user can navigate to the dashboard and select Live which will display the live view on the connected display.
Do the sensor tiles integrate with Verkada’s viewing station or with Verkada's camera grids?
No, at this time, the sensor tiles and dashboard are standalone.
Can I add cameras to my sensor dashboards?
As of today, only sensor information can be added to sensor dashboards.