Verkada AC12 Facilitates Access Control System Installations

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SAN MATEO, Calif.—Verkada was founded in 2016 to modernize enterprise-grade video security—but now the company boasts that it does much more than video security.

The company explains that as it makes progress toward delivering the operating system of the modern commercial building, it has announced product updates across its product line, including AC12 one-door access controller, as well as new air quality sensor reading capabilities, and an updated intercom Desk Station.

According to the company, its new AC12 makes it easy for dealers to install a Verkada access control system. The AC12 is a one-door controller that enables dealers to electronically secure standalone doors that would otherwise be hard to secure. Powered by a single PoE cable and designed to be installed above high-visibility building entrances, within drop ceilings, or in locations where larger controllers are a nonstarter.

The company points out that like its other access controllers, the AC12 seamlessly integrates with Verkada Command. The AC12 supports native in/out badging and features onboard compute capabilities to guarantee functionality even if it loses power or internet. The AC12 is also Verkada’s first device to include PoE passthrough to allow dealers to reduce their cabling costs while providing power and data to an additional connected device (such as a Verkada camera, horn, or alarm keypad).

Verkada emphasizes, the AC12’s compact design makes it perfect for single-entry retail, historic buildings, and other such spaces where wiring can be cost-prohibitive.

AC12 Release Joined by New Sensors and Other New Verkada Technologies

Moving onto to its other announcements, Verkada says that particulate matter can create serious issues for employees and visitors. The company claims its sensors have been designed to measure PM 2.5 pollution, and now it says it has expanded its capabilities to be able to measure PM 4 and PM 10. With the updates, the SV series sensors can detect and alert users on the presence of soot, smoke, dust, pollen and more.

The company states that it has also recently taken another major step in the effort of delivering expanded video capabilities with Live Face Blur. The company notes this feature enables users to blur people’s faces while watching live camera streams via Verkada Command.

The use of Live Face Blur will not impact investigation, and faces are still captured in saved footage and visible in a camera’s motion, history, and people tabs. Administrators can toggle Live Face Blur for all cameras, or enable others to toggle Live Face Blur on a case-by-case basis without affecting other viewers. And Live Face Blur can also be instantaneously disabled in the event of an emergency or during an investigation.

In addition to the AC12, the new sensor capabilities, and Live Face Blur announcements, Verkada introduced its Verkada Verify, which is a solution that confirms the authenticity of footage downloaded from Command. Through this option users can upload the video, and ensure it hasn’t been tampered with to protect video data.

Moreover, the company also announced a new incident report feature, as well as a new Enterprise Bandwidth Manager (EBM) feature, and integrated security capabilities within its redesigned alerts page as part of its Verkada Command product.

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