Sensor Event Analytics

Learn how to track and monitor Verkada sensor alert trends across your organization

Updated over a week ago

Verkada’s Air Quality Sensors are designed to give you the ability to monitor environments for abnormal conditions automatically and in real time. With sensor analytics, you can track and monitor alert trends, environmental trends, and behaviors across your organization, at the site and device levels.

Access event analytics

The Event Analytics page makes it even easier to view and analyze your sensor data. You can now specify which readings to evaluate to clearly see how many alerts are generated on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The page has an easy-to-use graph to help identify trends and a table to show the count of total alerts and associated change.

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products and on the left panel, click Analytics.

    Alternatively, in Command, go to All Products > Air Quality, and at the top right, click the Analytics link.

  2. When the Event Analytics page opens, enter the Analytics section of sensors.

View your event data

By default, you a see air quality event analytics across your entire organization, week after week, of the sensor reading that contained the most events over the past week.

Specify number of sites, timeframe, and sensor readings

  1. In Verkada Command, go to All Products and on the left panel, click Analytics.

  2. At the top right, click the sites dropdown (by default, All Sites is the first site), and individually select the sites you want to review. If you're only interested in a portion of the devices in the sites, we recommend that you put those devices into a new subsite.

  3. By default, you first see your analytics in a Weekly view. Click that dropdown and select another view, if needed:

    • Daily—Shows the day after day for the past week.

    • Weekly—Shows week after week for the past 2 months.

    • Monthly—Shows month after month for the past year.

  4. Click the sensor reading dropdown (by default, Temperature is the first reading) and select which active reading you want to review. You can select from any of the Air Quality Sensor Readings available. However, only alerts on configured and supported devices contribute to the data.

    Example: All 3 analytics criteria is selected

Understand the analytics graph

When looking at an analytics graph:

  • There is always 1 column selected as active. This column shows a detailed breakdown view for all sites with the Totals Alerts and referenced Change in the section below.

  • The number above the column shows the total number of alerts that contributed to that column.

  • The previous column appears in a lighter blue and also shows its total above, similarly.

  • The Change column shows the percentage of change (and total alerts) compared to the past day, week, or month (whichever is selected).

  • You can select any of the columns to be the active tab; however, you cannot select the first one in the row, because there is no data to compare it against within your tab.

Understand the analytics table

Within the detailed view:

  • You see a breakdown of how your selected sites have performed over the time interval compared to their own previous performance.

  • Similarly, at the top left, you see a composite summary of the tab for all selected sites over the time interval.

  • Totals Alerts shows the sum of all alerts for all devices within the labeled site for the given interval of time. The number above the column and in the summary section on the top left of the page is the total sum of the Totals Alerts for all sites.

  • Change is the change as a percentage-based reference over the selected interval of time. This type of data is commonly used to understand the value change of stocks and investments.

    • A red upward arrow indicates an uptick in alerts over the measured period.

    • A green downward arrow indicates a decrease in alerts over the measured period.

    • No change over time is expressed as 0%.

    • An increase from when there were zero events in the reference column is considered undefined (division by zero) and is expressed as --%.

    • The most alerts can increase over time is infinite with a 2x increase corresponding to a 100% change.

    • The most alerts can decrease over time finite converging to 0% where a 2x decrease corresponds to a 50% change.

Related resources

Need more help? Contact Verkada Support

Did this answer your question?