Verkada Unveils Wireless Intrusion Detection & Cellular Backup

The Verkada Alarms suite leverages analytics delivered by the company’s existing portfolio of Cloud-based physical security solutions.

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Verkada, a provider of Cloud-managed enterprise building security solutions, announces the addition of wireless intrusion detection and cellular backup to its Verkada’s Alarms offering.

The new set of devices are said to make it easier to install the new Verkada Alarms product to buildings while ensuring devices stay connected in the event of a power failure or loss of internet connectivity.

The Alarms product is natively integrated into Verkada’s Cloud-based Command platform, where organizations can access and manage their physical security across all their locations in a single pane of glass. The offering includes professional monitoring.

A company spokesman tells SSI that monitoring services are provided by three fully redundant, U.S.-based, UL Listed central stations with TMA Five Diamond Certification.

The new offering will be sold entirely through resellers and systems integrators, the spokesman says.

The announcement lists the following feature sets for the Alarms product suite:

Professional monitoring: Alarms delivers peace of mind through 24/7 monitoring of customers’ facilities with live video verification and emergency dispatch capabilities. Video footage of alarm events can be reviewed in real time by monitoring agents, who can, in turn, contact members of your organization and/or escalate emergencies to local first responders.

Alarm console: A powerful, multifunctional iPad that allows for easy arming/disarming of sites, as well as video recording through an integrated camera and digital panic button for immediate emergency dispatch.  Additionally, users can initiate video calls from Command to the Alarm Console to address staff, visitors, or possible intruders.

Alarm panel: With 32 onboard inputs and two programmable 12V outputs, Verkada’s cloud-managed Alarm Panel provides organizations with the option to add a wide range of additional inputs, such as door, motion, or glass break sensors, as well as  activate outputs in response to an alarm, such as sirens or strobe lights. All devices are configured directly within Command for simple installation and management.

Wired intrusion sensors: Wired door contact and motion sensors integrate into Verkada’s Alarm Panel and can be used to trigger alarm events.

Wireless alarm bub: The PoE-powered Hub can receive signals from up to 32 sensors and includes built-in battery backup. Wireless communications are encrypted end-to-end and are transmitted using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology for signal fidelity and prevention of interception attacks.

Wireless intrusion sensors: Includes door sensor, motion sensor, panic button, glass break sensor and water leak sensor.  Sensors can communicate with a Hub from up to 1,000 feet away (without obstructions) and battery life lasts up to 10 years for door sensors and 2-5 years for other sensors (with typical use).

Cellular backup: The cellular module provides plug-and-play LTE backup connectivity with unlimited data across two redundant cellular networks with automatic failover.

The professional monitoring service can be added to existing organizations with Verkada cameras, doors or environmental sensors, while the Alarm Console and Alarm Panel can be included to increase coverage and visibility.

“Verkada’s approach to physical security is driven by our customers’ needs, which is why we’re constantly innovating and improving our software-driven approach to protecting people, assets and privacy,” states Filip Kaliszan, CEO and co-founder of Verkada. “Our new Alarms products will help organizations identify threats and respond in real-time to incidents that jeopardize their organization’s security.”


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