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 on the big screen.

The hierarchy is Dashboards -> Pages -> Tiles. There can be multiple Dashboards of which each contain multiple Pages that 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 of the Sites in which the sensor devices are in. If they are not Site Admin, 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 a dashboard. However, they will only be able to see the sensors in their site. If they don't have permission to view a sensor in the dashboard the value will be empty.

We support multiple dashboards per organization

Dashboards are per organization, not per user


Setting up a Sensor Dashboard

  1. Click on the Environment tab to go to the Environment Sensors Home Page

  2. Click on the Add Dashboard button in the upper right corner of the page

  3. Name your dashboard by clicking on Untitled Dashboard then typing in your desired name. Now click + Add Page

  4. Now click on Add Sensor Tiles to get started

  5. From here you can select and add Tiles. You can add up to 6 Tiles per page

    1. Time-Series Line Graph

      1. Displays live and 24 hours of historical data for a single sensor reading

    2. Sensor Readings

      1. View multiple live numeric values from a single sensor device

    3. Metric

      1. View a single aggregated metric across sensor devices

    4. Gauge

      1. Show a color value relative to customizable thresholds

  6. Now give the tile a name by clicking on Untitled Tile

  7. Choose the sensor(s) you'd like to monitor (you can filter by site name or by the sensors name)

    1. Note: Some tiles allow you to select multiple sensors and some all you to only select one

  8. Once selected, click the Customize Data button at the top. 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.

    1. For temperature you can choose Fahrenheit or Celsius by clicking the °F

  9. When finished customizing your data, hit Done.

  10. 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 of your tiles.

  11. Click Done to finalize.

  12. To rearrange the riles, simply drag and drop the tiles around.

  13. To delete a tile, hover over the tile and press the X in the upper right corner.

  14. Name your page by clicking on Untitled Page X.

  15. 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.

    1. Choose from 10s, 15s, 30s, 1m and 5m intervals,

  16. Now click the + button near the page name to add more pages to your dashboard. You can have up to 10 pages. Go back to step 4 and repeat the steps to setup your page.

  17. To rearrange or remove your pages, click the Pencil icon next to the page name.

    1. Use the trash can icon to remove and the 3 bars to rearrange

  18. Once you've finished setting up your pages, click Done.

  19. Congratulations, your dashboard is finished!.


Viewing a Sensor Dashboard

  1. From the sensors home page, click Dashboards.

    1. You must have already set up a dashboard.

  2. Now click View.

  3. This will put the browser window into fullscreen and take you to the Sensor. Dashboard View mode:

    1. You'll see the dashboard and page name in the upper left

    2. You'll see the time and timezone in the upper right

    3. The data that is displayed on the dashboard will update every five (5) minutes. This is a default setting and cannot be changed.

    4. Pages will rotate based on the preset time you set in the set up flow

  4. You can exit View mode by clicking the X in the upper right corner or pressing the Esc key.

Deleting a Sensor Dashboard

  1. From the sensors home page, click Dashboards.

    1. You must have already set up a dashboard

  2. Now click Delete.

  3. Click Delete again to confirm. This cannot be undone.

  4. Your dashboard has been deleted.


FAQs

  1. How often does the data on the Dashboard update or refresh?

    1. The data that is displayed on the dashboard will update every five (5) minutes. This is a default setting and cannot be changed.

  2. Can I share my Dashboard publicly?

    1. As of right now, customers cannot publicly share a dashboard. It must be viewed by someone who has access to the Dashboard in the Command Environment.

  3. How do I display the Dashboard on a larger screen?

    1. To display the Dashboard on a larger screen (e.g. TV or a big computer monitor), there must be a computer connected to the display. That computer must be logged into Verkada Command. From there, the user can navigate to the Dashboard and select ‘Live’ which will display the ‘Live’ view on the connected display.

  4. Do the Sensor Tiles integrate with Verkada’s Viewing Station or with Verkada's Camera Grids?

    1. No, at this time, the Sensor Tiles and Dashboard are standalone.

  5. Can I add cameras to my Sensor Dashboards?

    1. As of today, only sensor information can be added to Sensor Dashboards.

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