Verkada Access Reader Tested (AD31)

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jan 11, 2021, 10:38am EST (Research)

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Format *******

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Verkada: *** *** ***** ******* *** ****-***** ***********

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Verkada ******* **** *************

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Verkada ******** **** ****** ******

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Comments (3)

Excellent review as usual. Two comments to Verkada:

1. Pigtail should be at least 12 inches. On retrofits through a CMU wall, I will put the j-box on the inside and splice there, the pigtail seems way too short to make it through an 8 inch thick wall.

2. I like the idea of a metal bracket but should be stainless for outdoor use. Hawaii/Texas/Florida weather will eat up that steel bracket in no time.

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Really great review, I had never considered some of the things you pointed out. Thanks.

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