Verkada Enters Alarm Monitoring

By Sean Patton, Published Jun 16, 2021, 10:45am EDT

Verkada is adding alarm systems and alarm monitoring, combining it with its existing video surveillance, sensors, and access control.

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In this note, we examine the offering, its pros and cons, as well as a case study in how a Verkada customer eliminated an existing provider by moving to Verkada end-to-end.

Alarm ********** ********

******* ****** ** ** intrusion ********* ****** **** uses ****** ******** ** a ******* ****** (*.*. existing ****** ********* ***** analytics, ************* *** ******* alert, **** **** ****, etc. **** *** **** contacts *** ****** *********), which ** ******** **** monitored ** * *** party ******* *******, **** SMS *** ***** ************* to *** ******** *** local ***** ********** ** requested.

************, ******* ** ********* a *** ********* ***** panel, ****** ******** *** door ********, *** ** iPad-based ******* *********. *** new ******* *** ******* in *******'* ******* ***** Command ********* **** *** cameras, ****** *******, *** environmental *******.

***** *** **** **** and ******* *********** ***** panel ******** *** ******** many **** ********* ** Verkada, *** ******** ******* customers, ** ***** **** really **** ****** **** video ************ ** ***-**-*** monitoring, **** **** ***** attractive.

Cutting *** ******** *********

******** **** ************** **** ******* ***** "entirely ********** ***** *****" calls ** ****** ******** quotes **** *** ****** customer, ****** *** ********* of *********** ******* **** from ***** ******** ********** company:

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***** ***** ****** **** ***** ******* *** common ********* ** ********** alarm ************* $**/** ******* **** for "*** ****** ******" are *** ******* **, many ****** ********* ******* can ** ****-************ **** a ********* ****** *** or ******** ** *** keypad.

****, *** ******** ******* that *** ******** ****** lacked *** *********, *** would ********** ****** *** services **** **** *** fully *********:

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*** ***** ******** * savings ** $***,***+ *** year ** ****** ***** alarm ******* ****** *** 43 *********, ***** ***** out ** ** ******* of ** ***** ****** per *****. *** ***** did *** ******* *** of *** ****** ** the ***** ******.

Service ******* ** ** ** ******

********* ********* ****** ********** *** Availability *******, ** ** **** available ** ** ** States *** *** ******* the **. *** *******, is *** ********* ** Verkada's **** ***** *** the **'* ******* ****** California:

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**** ** * *********** limitation ******** ** **** remote ***** ********** ********* in *** **. ** the ******** ****, **** may ***** **** ******* is ********* ***** ***** monitoring ****. ******* *** not *** ********* ** why ** ** *** available *** **** **** might ** *****.

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

****** **** ********** / enterprise ***** *********, ******* limits ********* ** *** own *********** ********** ******** who **** ******** ***** * ******* *****, *** ****** * monitoring *******. ***** ** this ***********, *** ******** matches *** *******, *** example, ** *** ******* station, *** ******* *** is ********* ********** *** Wyze.

New ***** ********

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******* ** ******* ****** is * ********* ** ***** ***** alarm *****, **** * ************ 12V ******* *** *******/******. As **** *** ******* hardware, ** ** ******-**, as ****, ** **** stop *********** ** *** do *** *** *** a ********* ******* ** their ***** ********.

***** ** ** ** Ethernet-native, *****-******* ******, ** requires ****** ***** *** does *** *** ***. Additionally, *** ***** ** limited ** ** ****** and * *******, ****** many *********** ********* ******, which ***** ********* *******. While *** ***** ***** to ** ********* ** the ******** ** *******, through *******'* ***** *********, this ****** ** ****** for ***** **** ******* intrusion ****** ***** ** configure. *******, *********** ********* panels *** ******** ********** in *** ***** ** directly ********** * ******

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******* ** **** ******** an ****-********** *******, ***** ** **** for ****** ********* ****** tasks (*.*. ***, ******, panic ******), *** **** offers **** ***** *** live *-*** ****-****. **** means *** ***** *** be **** ** *********** with ********, ******** *********, or **-******* ***** **** do *** ******** ***** arming ** ********* *****.

***** ***** ****-**** ** commonly ********* ** **** monitored ***** *******, *-*** video ****-**** ** ***.

******, ******* **** ******** a ***** ****** ****** and * ***** **** contacts. *******, **** ** not *****, *** ******* wireless *******, ***** ** a *********** ************ ******** to **** ****** ********* systems.

Simplistic ****** *** ***-******** **********

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** ******* *** ******** options *******, ******* ********** boards *** *****, ******* created * ****** **** is **** ********, *** also **** ******* ** confusing *** **********.

**** ******* *******'* ******* plug-and-play *****. ********, ***** that **** ******* ******* do *** **** **** a ******** ** ********* background, ******** ******** *** flexibility ***** **** ****** cause **** ******** **** are ******.

*** *******, ****** **** from *********** ********* ******** like "***** *****" ** plain ******* ******* "***** will ***** ** ** seconds" ** * ********.

High-Cost ******** *** *********

*******'* ***** ******** ** 2-3 ***** ****** **** than **** ********** ********* from *****, ***, *********, 2gig, ***. *** ***** panel ***** $*** ****, and *** ***** ****** sensors *** $** ****. The **** ******** *** sold ** ***** ** 5 *** $**.

*** ****** **** ********** service ***** ******* $*,*** MSRP *** * ****, to $**,*** *** * 10-year ******** *** ***** panel.

*** ****-***** ***** ******* costs $*** ****, ***** is **** ********* ******** to *********** ********* ****** keypads *** ****** ************* higher ************, *** * 10.2" ***********. *******, *** Alarm ******* **** ******** a *** ******* ******* of $*** **** *** year.

Hardware *** ** ******

***** ******* ************* ******* the ********** ******* *** UL ******, ***** ***** hardware ** ***. ***** UL ******* ** *** legally ******** ** *** many ** ****** *** enforcement ******, ********* *** purchasers ** ***** ******* require ** *** ** liability *** ********* ********.

******* ******** ** ******* for *** **** **** Access **********, ** ** is ******** **** **** hardware ** ** *** testing, ******* *** ********.

Compared ** *****.*** *** ********

*** ******* ********** ********** service ********** *******.*** *** ********, ***** ******* ******* unified *****, ******, *** intrusion ***** **** **********. However, *****.*** ***** **%-**% lower *** ****.

***** *******'* ****** ** built **** *********-** ********, *****.*** *** * partially **** ************ *** video *** ***** ******* for *** ***** ********* devices. *****.*** ****** * 16 ******* *** *** 3rd ***** ****** *******, and * ******-**-***** ****** gateway.

*****.*** ** ********* ******* a ***** ****** *******, with****** *** ************** **** ********** *******, compared ** *******'***** *** *** ************. *******, ***** ******* has **** ****** **** security ***********, **** **** more *********** ***-***** *** ****-*******,******* ******* ***, ** ******* ** providers.

End-To-End ********* ******** *******

*** **** ******** ** see ** *** ********* that **** ** ***-**-***, unified ******** **** * single ****** ****** *** of ***** ********. ********, this ***** *******'* ***** team **** **** ****** into ******** ******** *** prospects **** **** ***-**-***.

Closed ****** **********

*** ********* **** ** that ****, ** *** most, ********** ****** **** purchase *****, ******, *** access **** ****** *** want ** ** ******* in **** * ****** system ** **** **** a ********* ** ******** that **** **** ** want ** ******** (*** backward ************* ** *** features **** ******* **** not *******) **** **** will ****** **** ********.

Question ******* *********

*******, ******* ** ********* on*** **** ****** ****** ******** *** ********* system *** *********. *** question **** ** *** much ****** ***** *** revenue *** **** ********* on * ******* ****** of ********* **** **** this ****** ***-**-*** ********** versus *** ******* ****** that ***** **** *********** and *******.

Poll / ****

UPDATE: ******* ******* *******

****** ******** ******* ******** **** webinar, **** ************ ******* Alarms ****, *** ********* details ******* ** *** professional ********** *******.

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**** *********** *** "******* of * *.*. *****, central ********** ********" ** the *******:

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***** **** ********* ** 3 ********* ********, *** a ****** ******* **** 3 *********:

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*******, **** *****, **** did *** ******** ***** monitoring ******** **** *** using.

Available ** *** ** ****** ******

***** **** ********* **** Verkada ****** ** **** available ** ** ** States ** ******, **** applied *** ******** ** all *.*. ****** *** are ******** *** **** availability "** *** ****** months":

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Did *** ******* ** *******

**** ***** ******* * times ****** *** **** Q&A ******* ***** ** Listing (*** ***** ** publishing *** ******** ******) and **** *** *** answer:

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***** ***** ********** ** will ** *********** ** see ** **** *** be ********** ****. * feel **** *** ***** business ** ***** ** require **** ***** **** the ***** ******** ****.

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*** ****!!!!!!

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* ****.

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** ****** ***** ***** alarm ****** ** *** stop ****** *** ********** the ***** ****** ***** working?

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*'* *** ** *** alarm ********, *** * think **** ** ***** in **** ************* *** have ** **** *** alarm *********** *** **** period ** **** ***** they **** ******. ** that *******?

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******* ** **** ********** contract.****************** **** *** ********* allow *** ** ********* monitoring *** *** ******* with ** ******, *** I ******* ***.

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* *** *** ********* too, *** * ** more ********** ** ******* OUT ** ***** ** the ***** *****............

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******* *** **** ** give *** ****** ** least ** **** ** advance ******* ** ******* for ***** ****** ***********.

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* ***** **’* ***** that *** ******** ****** stops ******* ******* ** active ************. *** ***’* have *** ****** ** buying ** *** *** using ** **** ******* company.

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******* ***** ***** ***** alarm ********* ** ******, IMHO. ****'** **** ****** off ************ ***** *********** and ********** **********. **** those ******** *** ***** relatively ****, *** **** those ***** ************* *** offer ** ***'* ****** do ** *** **** well.

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*******: **** ****** ********* is *** ******** ** UL, ** ************* ***********/********* on ********** *********** **** on **** ****.

**** **********/********** ********* **** UL **** ****** ******* as * ***** *********** of *** ********* ****** they ********. ******* **, systems ****'* **********.

**** ***** ******, ** course, ** ***** ** the ****.

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* ****, **** ***** is **** ** *** water ***** *** ****** they *** * ** listing. ***** *** ****** solutions *** *********** ************ out ***** *******, *** the ****** *** *** UL ********** ***** ******* is **** ****** *** small ** ****** ****.

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**** ***** ** **** in *** ***** ***** and ****** **** *** a ** *******.

*** *** ******** ***** this **** * ******** professional, *** * ** fund.

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*****é.

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* ****'* *** *** mention ***** ****** **************? Do **** ***** * 3G/4G ****** ** *** user's ******** ********** **** down?

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**, ** *** * second *** ** ** so **** ***** **** you ** *** * cell *****. **** ** a **** ****** ***********.

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* ********* *****. ***** bright **** *** ****?

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*** **** * ** defending *** ******* ** anything, *** *** ***** just *** *** **** output ***** ** **** relay ** ******* *** input ** * ********* cell *****-**** ********. * get **, *** ********* should **** ******* ***** dual ****, ***, * look ** **** ****** engineers **** **** **** I **** *******... ***!

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*****'* **** ********? * would **** ** **** his **** ** ****.

***** **** **** ******, Clear *** ******* ********* on * *** ******* announcement.

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***, **** *** * discussed *** **** *** did ***** ***** ********. What **** ********* ******** also **** * *****. If ***** ** ********* you **** ** ** expand **, *** ** know.

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**** ****** **** ******* on *** *** *** that ***** *****. ** most ********* **** *** to ****** * **** integrated ****** ** ******* they *** *** ** it ****. **** ********* have ***** *** ******. The ***** ** **** is ** ****, ***** several ***** ******* ** this ******. ** *** are * **** ******** company *** ***'* **** all ** **** **** in *** ****** ** the ****** ****.

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***, ****** *** **** first *******! * ***** from * ********* / strategic *********** ** *******, this ***** **** *****. While * ***** **** many ******** ********* ***'* want *** ***** **** in *** ******, ** the ****** **** ******* gets * ******* ** larger ********* ***** ***-**, end-to-end *******, **** ** going ** ** **** profitable *** *******. * think *** ******* *** game ** * ********** small ****** ** ********* (compared ** ****, ********, etc.) *** *** **** revenue (*** *******) *** customer.

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****,

*****, ** **** **** sense ** **** *********.

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***** * ** **** their ***** **** *** reviewed **** ******** ** detail, **** *** **** on ********** ********* ******* places ** ***** ** the ********** ** **** plan ** ************* ********** for **** ** *******, like **** *******. **** wait ***** *** ***** instance ** ******** ****** that ******* **** ******* not **** ** ******* the ** **** **** (as ** ********) ******* they *****..........

****.

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*** *** *** *******? How ***** ******* ******** monitoring *** ********** ** different **** *** ***** alarm ********? *** ****** Verkada ***** ** ********* than *** ** ***** but ********** ** * service?

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* ** **** *** are *****, ****.

* ******* ** *** look ** *** ********** and ***** ********* *** the **** ** *** own ********** *** **********. One ** ** ******** and ******* ***** ** to ***** *** ** in *****. ************, ** virtually ***** "**** ***" anyone ******* * **** understanding ** **** *****'* of * "*******" **** needs ** ** ********. For *******, **** * new ******* *** ** a ******* ******* *** firm ** ** ****** the **** *** *** them, ***.....

**** *******, * ******** their ***** ** ******* accounts ** ******* ** possible, *** ******** ************* services **** ******** ** soon ** **** *** past ********** ***** "*" # ** ****. ** course, * ***** ** wrong, ***! ***** **** will ******* ** *********** client-retention **** **** ** effective *** ************* ******** to ******* **** ***** client **** *** ******** that ***** ***** *** met *** ******* ***-*** solutions ** *******/*********** ******* problems. **** ***** ** great.

*******, **** ** ** do **** **** **** a ******, ***** ****** continues ** ******* ** a "***** *****" *** is **** ******* *** monitoring *********. ** ************* from *** ***** ********** is **** *******'* ******** will ** ****** ******* at ***, *** **** as * ***** ******. Is **** *******?

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***** ************ *** ***** alarm ********* *** *** the **** ***** *** this ** * **** which ***** ** ***. If *** **** * problem **** ***** ******, adding ******* ** *** a ***, **'* * bandaid. ** *** **** were ****** ** ***** alarms *** ***** * would **** ** ******* very ******* ** ***** hardware******** **** ********.

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** *** **** **** having ** ***** ****** per ***** * ***** also ** ******* **** closely ** ***** **************** **** ********.

*** ****** **** **** very ******* ** *** Verkada *** ****** ******** their *****... ******* **** on * '*** *** to ** ******' ** any ****** ********* ***************.

**** '**** *****' ********** in ****'* ** ** just **** ** ***** usual"***** **** ******** ********as * '****' vs Verkada solution that is better than that worst case scenario"********* **** **** *** well-known ***.

*** *** ***** **** the **** ***** **** exactly **** *********** ******* marketing *******... ****** * am ********* **** ***** was ** ******* ** dinosaurs:

“** ******* ** ****** in * *** ******** and ***** ******** ** remove ************** ** *** with *** ******** ******.”

“** ******** ***** ** false ****** * *****; each ****** **** **** us * ******* ** $500 *** ****** *************."

"*** ********** ******* ***** also ****** ** $**/**** service *** *** *** little ******, ******* ** was ********** *** *********** employees, ** ******** *** code ** *** *** disarm ******.”

"...******* *** ***** *** triggered, ******* *** *** store ******** *** ** way ** **** *** verify *** *****without ***** ******. If an alarm went off and the emergency contact didn’t answer, the third party would call the police based on their discretion."

“***** **** **** **** false ****** ***** ***** switching ** *******, ****** us **** $***,*** ******** across *** ******."

“** ** ***** ** triggered, * ******* * text ** ***** ***** with * **** ** the ***** *******. * can *********** *** **** the *****, ********* **** the ***** **, *** decide ******* ** ******** a ****** ********.In **** * ***’* ****** ***** ****, *******’* **/* ************ ********** ******* **** ****** *** ********* ***** *** ***** ******** *** **** *** ****** ** ******.”

**********, * **** *** of **** **** ** believe.

*** ** ********** ******** might *** *** - marketing/sales ***** ***** *** a ******: ** ******** people.

*** **** *** ******** some ** *** ****** some ** *** **** - ********** ** ****** hundreds ** ********** ** the ***** ***.... *** maybe ****'* ****** ** cash *** *** **** on ** *** **** big ***** *** *** serial ************ *****. *** that ***'* **** **** their ****** ********* *** the **** ****** *** security ********* ***.

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* *** ***** **** some ** *** ***** they *** ******* *** is **** **** "*****". If *** *** ***** having **** **** ***** alarms * ***** ***** is * ****** ***** at ****. ******* ** all ***** *** "***'* lock **** ** *** 10 ***** *** *** that ******* ** *****". What ******* **** **** sell *** ** *** out ** *** * years ******* ***** **** is *******.

***** *** ***** ** be **** ** ****** losing ***** **** ** the **** *** ***** when **** *** **** of ******* *** ***** sleazy ******* **** ***** employer ***** *** **** are ****** ** *** it **** **** **** a ******* ** ******* what ******* ********!

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***** ***** ***** ********** firm(s) **** ******* *** for ****** ******** *** licensing. ******* **** **** credibility **** *** ***********, which ***** **** ** no ********, ***** ******** full ********** ** *********. New ********* *** ********** are ******** **** ** not ******* *** ******** licensing *** *******. **** a *** ******** *** much ***.

******: *** *****; ******* Services *****

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**** *** *** **** disclosed *** ** **** guess ***** ** ***** just ***** ** * claim **** ***** ******** has **** ** ******** for **** ** *****.

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***** ******** *** * monitoring ******* *** ******* says ****** *** *, ergo ***** **** *** match *******'* ***********.

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****'** **** ** ******** over ** ***** **** it *** * **** guess. ;-)

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** ****, **** ***** but *** *** *****, Rapid ******* ** **** ish , *** **** being **** * ********* doubt **** ***** *** any **** ********* ********* that **** **** ****** 50 *****, ********* ********** really ****'* ****** * thing ***** *** **** 70s ***** *** ** I ***** **** ** a ********* ******* **** has * ****** ******* that ** **** **** age.

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*** ** ****** ******* to *** ** ***** own ******-**********, *** ***** a ********* ***** ** service ******* *** *** onerous *********** **********. *****, disrupting **** ** ****-***-*** clubs **** ******** $******** of ***…. ******** ******* and **********.

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*** ****** *** **** updated ***** ** * Verkada **** ******* ************ and *&*:

UPDATE: ******* ******* *******

****** ******** ******* ******** **** webinar, **** ************ ******* Alarms ****, *** ********* details ******* ** *** professional ********** *******.

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*******, **** *****, **** did *** ******** ***** monitoring ******** **** *** using.

Available ** *** ** ****** ******

***** **** ********* **** Verkada ****** ** **** available ** ** ** States ** ******, **** applied *** ******** ** all *.*. ****** *** are ******** *** **** availability "** *** ****** months":

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**** ***** ******* * times ****** *** **** Q&A ******* ***** ** Listing (*** ***** ** publishing *** ******** ******) and **** *** *** answer:

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