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Get Started with Verkada Intercom
Get Started with Verkada Intercom

Set up and connect your Verkada intercoms

Updated over a week ago

Verkada's intercom solution enables you to answer calls, grant entry, and secure entrances from anywhere.

Required. You need Org Admin and/or Site Admin permissions for your Verkada Command organization to complete these actions.

What you need

  • PoE-enabled switch or PoE injector

  • DHCP-enabled network

  • Cat5 or Cat6 cabling

Create a site

Sites are the logical way of grouping and managing devices within your Command organization. Site-level permissions make managing and viewing your devices easier. See Manage Your Sites and Subsites for more information on site creation and management.

Add an intercom

At least one intercom needs to be added to Command before you can see the Intercom tab in the All Products menu. Intercoms can be added to Command from the Devices page. See Add an Intercom to Your Site for more information.

Connect a door

You can pair an existing access-controlled door or wire a door to the intercom that can be unlocked by an intercom receiver. See Configure a TD52 and Wire a TD52 Video Intercom for more information.

Configure receivers

Receivers allow you to answer calls from an intercom and unlock any associated doors. See Add and Configure Receivers in Intercom for more information.


Every intercom you manage in Command will need a license. Verkada licensing is applied for each Command organization, and the licenses co-term to a single expiration date. Your licenses may have been automatically added if you claimed your devices via order number. Otherwise, manually add the licenses from the Admin page. See Manage Your Licenses for more information on adding and managing licenses.

Connect your intercom

Recommendation. While Verkada intercoms are considered low-voltage devices that do not require a certified electrician to install, we strongly recommend you work with a system integrator or other professional for installation.

Please refer to the intercom setup guide for instructions on mounting and wiring the door port.

Power and network

Verkada intercoms use Power over Ethernet (PoE) for power and communication over the LAN. In most cases, intercoms will connect directly to an 802.3af PoE standard switch. PoE injectors can be used when a PoE switch is not available. See the intercom's datasheet for more information.

Check network settings

Verkada intercoms are designed to be plug-and-play. However, if your environment includes a firewall with custom rules and policies, you may need to make some configuration changes to get your access controllers connected to the cloud. See Intercom Network Settings for more information.

Related resources

Need more help? Contact Verkada Support.

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