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Verkada’s Government-Grade Solutions
Verkada’s Government-Grade Solutions

Learn how to get started with Verkada’s government grade solutions

Updated over a week ago

Government organizations in the U.S.[*] are able to use Verkada Command-hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud, which currently supports 2 product lines:

  • Video security (via 4 models of Federal Information Processing Standard [FIPS]-validated cameras)

  • Verkada Guest, our visitor management solution

Read more below to learn the highlights on how to get access to Verkada Command in AWS GovCloud, including an overview of Verkada’s government-grade solutions.

Get Started: Command in AWS GovCloud

U.S. government customers have the option to have their Verkada Command organization hosted in AWS GovCloud, an isolated AWS region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads for those organizations that must adhere to strict government security and compliance requirements.

Request access to Command hosted in AWS GovCloud

  1. Send email to [email protected] with the following information:

    • Name of organization

    • Name of individual to be invited

    • Email of individual to be invited

  2. Verkada reviews the request. If approved, the customer receives an invite to join the provisioned organization.

  3. Invited customers should then follow the steps required to create an account:

    1. Set a password.

    2. Log in to the Command account.

Use FIPS-validated cameras

The CD42-F, CD42-E-F, CD52-F, and CD52-E-F all meet the U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 encryption standard, as validated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The FIPS 140-2 government standard specifies the minimum security requirements for cryptographic modules in information technology products.

Claim an FPS-validated camera

Required. You must be an Org Admin or Site Admin to claim a camera. Learn more about Roles and Permissions for Cameras.

When you use Command in AWS GovCloud, you need to plug in the camera and claim it for your organization. By default, the camera runs FIPS encryption-in-transit and encryption-at-rest, with no additional settings required.

Note: The CD42-F, CD42-E-F, CD52-F, and CD52-E-F are compatible with Command in AWS GovCloud or the standard Verkada Command platform.

Learn more about how to add a device to your Command account.

Verkada Guest in AWS GovCloud

U.S. government organizations[*] can use Verkada Guest in AWS GovCloud.

Note: Guest in AWS GovCloud does not support the Security Screens feature or the ability to send visitor invitations through a calendar integration.


Government organizations in the U.S. include federal, state, local, or tribal organizations, research institutions, federal contractors, and government contractors.

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