Stop Crimes in Progress

24/7 professional video monitoring allows organizations to detect and respond to threats in real time, using only their cameras.

Turn Cameras into a Monitored Alarm System

Professional video monitoring turns cameras into a complete alarm solution, no extra hardware required. Simply select which cameras should be monitored, set an arm/disarm schedule, and choose how monitoring agents should respond to a threat.



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How it Works

Detect unusual activity
Choose which cameras should be monitored and when. An alarm is triggered if a person is detected on site while the system is armed.
Assess the threat
Monitoring agents immediately review video footage to determine if there is a threat to people or property. You can also customize what types of events should raise an alarm.
Take action
If there is a legitimate threat, the monitoring agent will immediately notify your designated call list. You can also choose to have agents request emergency dispatch. If there is no visible threat, the agent will dismiss the incident, helping to avoid false alarms.

Key benefits

Unlimited Video Verification

Leverage Cameras as Intrusion Sensors

More Complete Coverage than In-person Guard

No Third-party Contracts Required

Easily Configure Settings

Built-in Video Verification

Whether an alarm is triggered by a camera, access control, or intrusion sensor, monitoring agents can review footage and respond appropriately.

Eliminate False Alarms

Event-based video verification helps eliminate false alarms, saving organizations time and money.

Priority Emergency Response

Video-verified alarms are more likely to receive high priority from law enforcement.

An Extra Set of Eyes

Trained monitoring agents can respond to alarms even during off hours when no one is available.

Talk down to intruders

Sirens or strobe lights can help scare off intruders, but nothing works quite like a human voice.

If an alarm is triggered, professional monitoring agents can talk down to intruders through Verkada’s powerful BZ11 Horn Speaker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to pay extra for professional monitoring?
Professional monitoring is bundled into Verkada’s LIC-BA Alarms License. One Alarms License is required per physical address. Within a given address you can choose to have as many cameras monitored as you would like. A free 30-day trial is available.
Do I need an alarm panel or other alarm hardware to enable professional monitoring?
No, professional monitoring can be used with just Verkada security cameras. Additional hardware, such as an alarm panel or wireless sensors, is optional for added coverage.
Can I choose what video footage monitoring agents are able to see?
Yes, you choose which cameras you would like to be monitored, as well as set a schedule for when the cameras will be “armed” (monitored). You can adjust these settings at any time in Command.
Who is monitoring my camera footage?
Verkada contracts with fully redundant, US-based, UL-listed central monitoring stations with Five Diamond Certification from The Monitoring Association. Certified monitoring centers are also available in Canada and the UK.
Can I have my site constantly monitored?
Professional monitoring is designed for after-hours, event-based video monitoring. Customers should not use professional monitoring to monitor spaces with constant human activity.