Verkada is a software company offering a cloud-based internet of things (IoT) platform for security camera systems that is headquartered in San Mateo, California and was founded in 2016 by Benjamin Bercovitz, Filip Kaliszan, Hans Robertson, and James Ren. Verkada has offices in London and Sydney. The company's enterprise security solution combines security cameras, environmental sensors, alarms and access control with cloud-based software in one system.
The Silicon Valley startup provides enterprise customers with a combined software and hardware solution, including the cameras it commercializes and installs, alongside the software that streams live feeds through the cloud which can be monitored and shared.
In January 2020, the company's valuation jumped by about $1 billion when it disclosed an $80 million Series C funding round to give it a valuation of $1.6 billion. Apart from that funding round, the company has raised about $138.9 million to date. Some of its largest Venture Capital investors are Sequoia Capital, Felicis Ventures and Meritech Capital Partners.
The company offers a Command Platform that connects all Verkada devices to Command, their web-based platform for managing devices at scale. Verkada also offers security cameras classified into four categories. The Dome Series, The Bullet Series, The Mini Series and The Fisheye Series.
Verkada provides hospitals and healthcare organizations with Video security, access control and environmental sensors, alongside security features like role-based access, archive permissions and face blurring to keep patient information protected.
With Verkada's mobile application, financial institutions can find, save and share footage via SMS or link from different devices in emergency situations and investigations with first responders.