Company Information

  • Founded in 2016
  • 24,000+ Customers
  • 74 Fortune 500 Companies
  • 7,200+ Resellers
  • 1,800+ Employees
  • Funding Raised to Date $460M+

16 Offices

  • San Mateo, CA
  • Austin, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Tampa, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • New York, NY
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Seattle, WA
  • London, UK
  • Sydney, AU
  • Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Krakow, Poland
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Singapore

Mission and Vision

  • Mission

    To protect people and places in a privacy-sensitive way.

  • How We’ll Get There

    By building systems that safeguard the physical world and do so while respecting privacy.

  • Vision

    Be the operating system for the physical world.

Company Description

  • One-Sentence

    Verkada is a pioneer in cloud-based physical security solutions, helping enterprises operate safer, smarter buildings.

  • Short

    Verkada is a pioneer in cloud-based physical security solutions by enabling over 25,000+ organizations in over 70 countries to protect their people and property in a way that respects individuals' privacy. Designed with simplicity in mind, Verkada offers six product lines — video security cameras, door-based access control, environmental sensors, alarms, workplace, and intercoms — that provide unparalleled visibility through a single cloud-based software platform.

  • Long

    Verkada is a pioneer in cloud-based physical security solutions, helping enterprises operate safer, smarter buildings. Only Verkada offers six product lines — video security cameras, access control, environmental sensors, alarms, workplace, and intercoms — integrated with a single cloud-based software platform. Designed with simplicity and scalability in mind, Verkada gives organizations the real-time insight to know what could impact the safety and comfort of people throughout their physical environment, while empowering them to take immediate action to minimize security risks, workplace frustrations and costly inefficiencies. Founded in 2016 with more than $360M in funding raised to date, Verkada has expanded rapidly with 16 offices across three continents, 1,800+ full-time employees and 25,000+ customers across 70+ countries, including 74 companies in the Fortune 500.

Product Suite

The Verkada cloud-based product suite starts with safety and extends to operations.

  • Cameras

    Powerful onboard processing to bring simplicity and speed to your investigations.

  • Access Control

    Plug-and-play access control solution built for ease of use and limitless scale.

  • Air Quality

    Data-driven insights for monitoring changes across your environment.

  • Alarms

    Cloud-managed intrusion detection with 24-7 professional monitoring.

  • Workplace

    Streamline operations and strengthen security with our visitor and mailroom management solutions.

  • Intercom

    Seamless talk-down and unlock capabilities to manage building traffic right from arrival.

  • Command

    Cloud-based platform that integrates all our product lines into a single, easy to manage interface.

The Verkada Story

Our founders are builders. All of them are trained engineers. They love creating new products to solve big problems. Over a decade ago, two of our founders experienced the challenges with the “best” enterprise video security products available at that time. Existing hardware-based systems cost a lot of money and were insecure and clunky. The market lagged behind the progress seen in the consumer space, where someone could buy high-end cameras with cloud-based software to protect their home.

Over the next few years, they started from first principles to see if they could find a better solution to help organizations more effectively protect their people and property using a software-first approach. They spent time with industry leaders and prospective customers to fully understand their challenges and concerns. The more conversations they had, the more they grasped the stress and anxiety faced by the people entrusted with keeping organizations safe. They envisioned new products they could build to ensure these individuals always had the most critical information at their fingertips.

As the challenge became clear, so did their goal: to positively impact the world by making organizations of any size safer using truly innovative technology. In the summer of 2016, Verkada was born.

Founder Bios

Filip KaliszanCEO & Co-founder

Filip Kaliszan is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Verkada. Since its founding in 2016, Filip has spearheaded the organization’s growth and product development.

A builder at heart, Filip created CourseRank, his first startup, alongside two of Verkada’s other co-founders, James Ren and Benjamin Bercovitz, as a sophomore at Stanford. Filip and his partners sold CourseRank to in less than four years. After the acquisition, Filip spent four years as a Director of Product Management at Chegg.

Filip holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Hans RobertsonChairman & Co-founder

Hans Robertson is executive chairman and co-founder of Verkada. Today Hans, together with Filip, runs the day-to-day business at Verkada.

Before Verkada, Hans co-founded and served as the chief operating officer of Meraki for almost ten years. During this time, he helped design the first cloud-managed enterprise networking products – including Wi-Fi, firewall and switching systems – and led the company to a $1.2 billion acquisition with Cisco in 2012. Hans launched his career at McKinsey & Company and also served as a leader at EMC and VMware.

In addition to his legacy of co-founding two industry-disrupting Unicorns, Hans is an active investor in the startup ecosystem. Hans has successfully invested in over 20 startups, many of which have been acquired by Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

Hans holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He resides in the Bay Area with his wife, a professor of medicine, and their two children. Outside of his work, he is an avid skier and kiteboarder.

James RenCo-founder & Software Architect

James Ren is a co-founder and software architect at Verkada. Before Verkada, James launched CourseRank with Verkada co-founders Filip Kaliszan and Benjamin Bercovitz while he was a student at Stanford. James has also worked as a software engineer at Google and then at Chegg after CourseRank was acquired.

James holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Outside of work, James enjoys cooking and photographing his travels.

Benjamin BercovitzCo-founder

Benjamin Bercovitz is a co-founder of Verkada. Prior to founding Verkada, Benjamin founded CourseRank alongside Filip Kaliszan and James Ren. Benjamin served as the chief technology officer for CourseRank, leading engineering efforts before the company was acquired by Chegg. At Chegg he served as a principal engineer, transforming their backend systems during a period of high growth and expansion leading up to their eventual IPO.

Benjamin earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.

Outside of work, Benjamin enjoys nature and travel.

Product Milestones

  • 2016

    Verkada was founded
  • 2017

    D30 - Indoor Camera
    D50 - Outdoor Camera
    Command Access Release
    SAML Integration
    Audit Logs
  • 2018

    Mobile App (iOS & Android)
    D80 - Fisheye Camera
    D40 - Mini Indoor Camera
    People Analytics
  • 2019

    CM-61 Mini 4K Camera
    Vehicle Analytics
    CD Series
    VX51 Viewing Station
    People Heatmaps and Floor Plans
  • 2020

    Access Control
    Environmental Sensor
    Bullet Series
    License Plate Recognition
    365-Day Storage Models
    Person of Interest Notifications
  • 2021

    Verkada Alarms and Intrusion Detection
    New Mini and Dome Cameras: CM41-E, CD-62, CM41-S Camera
    Next Generation VX52 Viewing Station
    Bluetooth Unlock and AX11 IO Controller
    Verkada Guest for Visitor Management
    SOC2 Compliance & 100-Day Plan
  • 2022

    Wireless Locks
    CD42, CD52, & CH52 Multisensor
    Guest Security Screens
    Occupancy Trends
    Badge Printing
    AD32 Door Reader
    AC62 - 16 door Controller
    SV21, SV23, SV25
  • 2023

    Verkada Intercom
    Alarms BZ11 Horn
    Next Generation Bullet Series (CB52-E/TE, CB62-E/TE)
    Command 3.0
    Enhanced Motion Search and Video Quality
    Next-Generation Alarm Console
    Access Control Integration with ASSA ABLOY
    Guest and Mailroom merged into Verkada Workplace
    Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring