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.

Note: We support multiple dashboards per organization. Dashboards are per organization, not per user.


Setting up a Sensor Dashboard

  1. From the Home page, select the Environment tab

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

  3. Name your dashboard by selecting Untitled Dashboard in the top left-hand corner and enter the desired name

  4. Next, select + Add Page

  5. Now click on Add Sensor Tiles to get started

  6. 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:

    1. Time-Series Line Graph

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

    2. Sensor Readings

      View multiple live numeric values from a single sensor device

    3. Metric

      View a single aggregated metric across sensor devices

    4. Gauge

      Shows a color value relative to customizable thresholds

    5. List

      View a table of aggregated metrics across sensor devices

  7. You can name a tile by selecting Untitled Tile and adding the desired name

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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

  10. When finished customizing your data, select Done

  11. 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.

  12. Click Done to finalize

  13. To rearrange the tiles, simply drag and drop them around

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

  15. You can name the page by selecting Untitled Page and adding the desired name

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. To rearrange or remove your pages, click the pencil icon next to the page name.

  19. Use the trash can icon to remove pages and the 3 bars to rearrange them

  20. Once you've finished setting up your pages, select Done

  21. Congratulations, your dashboard is finished!


Viewing a Sensor Dashboard

  1. From the sensors home page, click Dashboards

    Note: You must have already set up a dashboard

  2. Next, select View

  3. 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:

    1. The dashboard and page names in the top left-hand corner

    2. The time and timezone in the top right-hand corner

    Note: The data that is displayed on the dashboard will update every five (5) minutes. This is a default setting and cannot be changed. Pages will rotate based on the preset time you configured in the setup flow.

  4. 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

  1. From the sensors home page, click Dashboards

    Note: 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?

    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?

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Can I add cameras to my sensor dashboards?

    As of today, only sensor information can be added to sensor dashboards.

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