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F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions)

Last update: 2 July 2014
In this section you will find answers to the questions that are most frequently asked by Xeoma Web Cam Software users. Read more


Loitering Detector

14 December 2017

Loitering may not be grounds for arrest but is certainly a cause for suspicion. Until recently the only eye that could take note of this kind of behavior was a human one. However, the ever-watchful eye of a camera is learning from its creators and starting to keep up with them. Xeoma’s Loitering Detector is a perfect example. Read more

RTSP Broadcasting

6 October 2017

Data transmission over long distances is being improved, as new ways of facilitating this process are introduced (e.g. H.265), and Xeoma is keeping its eyes on the ball, ready to embrace the new technology. Xeoma’s “RTSP Broadcasting” module – it allows to convert any stream into RTSP (including H.264), be it analog, USB or IP camera. Read more

HTTP upload to other Xeoma

2 May 2017

If you ever wondered how you can transmit live video with sound from an embedded camera from one Xeoma to another (or, to Xeoma Cloud for off-site storage), you will find answers in our new article. Works for screen captures as well!

Video Surveillance for Newbies

17 February 2017

This guide will help you create your camera security system and start using Xeoma, even with no technological background. Read more

Object Detection

23 December 2016

Video Content Analysis (VCA) enables the cameras to distinguish anything which is not just a part of the background. The main principle behind Xeoma’s module Object Detector is very simple: as long as it detects an object – it will skip the video to the next module in the chain. To make sure that the “Object Detector” pays attention only to the objects you need, you need to determine… Read more

How to use FTP upload in Xeoma?

22 December 2016

When it comes to video surveillance, it is particularly important to make sure that there is a safe place for all the data the cameras collected. The most efficient way is to have backups, preferably far away from the main server. This is where FTP upload comes to save the day. Read more

Smoke Detector Cameras

25 November 2016

Video surveillance is used mostly for detecting unwanted visitors and controlling the activity of the others. However, there are many more threats to both life and business to be accounted for. The fires are, unfortunately, a rather common type of emergencies all over the globe. One of the new features of Xeoma is a “Smoke Detector”. With this you can be sure that you are the first to know if any fire breaks out. Let us look at the module’s functions. Read more

How to install a 64/32 bit operating system to a Raspberry Pi 3 board

24 November 2016

Raspberry Pi 3 is a bestseller single board computer of the next generation. Cost- and performance-effective, it’s a great alternative to DVRs and standalone computer-based servers for viceo surveillance. Its tiny dimensions allow for use in difficult environment. Now that you have ordered it and needed parts of hardware, next step is installing an operating system to the board. Read more about that in our new article.

Heatmap in video surveillance system Xeoma

23 November 2016

Heatmap is one of the most efficient tools in video surveillance. With its help, you can get a quick glance at motion dynamics in camera’s field of view. Learn how to set it up in Xeoma in our new article.

New Feature: Secure TLS Connection

22 November 2016

As of version 16.10.31, Xeoma supports secure TLS connection between servers and clients. Learn more about the nature of TLS and how to set it up in Xeoma in our new article.

User manual for Xeoma Mac OS surveillance software

1 November 2016

In this guide we will show you how to run Xeoma on Mac and how to overcome some difficulties. More information in our article.

CCTV Security System Administration: How to Admin?

20 September 2016

The efficiency of any surveillance system depends greatly on the way it is handled, in other words, on its administrator. So how does one optimize their security through proper system administration? Read more

Connecting Xeoma via VPN

12 September 2016

Need to connect your remote cameras that don’t have public IP address? VPN connection might be just the solution you need. Easy to install to a router, easy to connect to Xeoma. Read more in our new guide

Multilayered eMap in Xeoma

9 September 2016

The new Xeoma Pro’s function is called Multilayered eMap for a reason. Simply put, it can now store as many maps for different floors as you need. Read more

Layouts Management in Xeoma

26 August 2016

Multiple camera feeds on a single screen can be quite a confusing mess, unless arranged properly. Xeoma holds an abundance of tools to help you with that. Read more

Visitors Counter

25 August 2016

“Visitors Counter” is a unique function that allows you to effectively analyze the footfall traffic for your shop, showroom or your office attendance. Read more

Marking module

24 August 2016

Xeoma’s “Marking” module can waterstamp text, date and time, GPS coordinates and image of your choice to the camera image, both in preview and in the archive. Read more

Face Detector and Face Recognition

19 August 2016

Among other features Xeoma enables your camera to detect people’s faces and recognize specific faces. It can also store a full database of people within its range. This comes especially useful in monitoring staff activity or creating automatic security systems preventing trespassing. Read more

Active Directory LDAP configuration in Xeoma

22 March 2016

Among many high-end features that Xeoma Pro offers there is also support for Active Directory LDAP account in Windows. Users can use their LDAP configuration to login to Xeoma. This photo instruction will help you set up Xeoma for your Active Directory LDAP.

Organize perfect video surveillance on mac with Xeoma

17 February 2016

Do you want to start video surveillance on mac? Xeoma will help you to set up an efficient video surveillance system. Whether you are planning light home security or professional system, Xeoma offers a bullet-proof solution.

eMap ֠professional feature or necessity in modern video surveillance?

30 October 2015

E-Map displays the monitoring area on an electronic map, by which the operator can easily find the cameras. Download the facility plan to the program and locate security equipment.

Cheaper than DVR? Video surveillance with Raspberry Pi!

21 October 2015

Are you still using expensive video surveillance equipment? In this manual we are going to disclose a secret how to make your video surveillance cheaper.

Xeoma App for iPhone and iPad

25 September 2015

New Xeoma App for iPhone and iPad is perfect for remote view of your cameras. It can be used to connect to Xeoma Cloud or Xeoma server on your desktop or tablet, even with behind firewalls.

“License plate recognition” in video surveillance program Xeoma

15 September 2015

Coming soon: “License plate recognition” module includes algorithms of actions that allow us to recognize a license plate of an approaching vehicle by analyzing the video from the cameras. This system can be implemented at gas stations, service stations, as well as to monitor transport conditions.

How to set cloud service with Xeoma Cloud

11 September 2015

Manual on how to set your private cloud with Xeoma Cloud service. Follow these easy steps and start enjoying the simplicity and reliability of Xeoma Cloud.

How can you get or change your video surveillance software license information

12 August 2015

How can you restore your license for Xeoma web cam software if you forgot or deleted all the connection data. In this article, we will give full instruction on how to restore your license in any case.

Proxy server setup in Xeoma

13 May 2015

If your Internet access is through proxy, you might want to set Xeoma web cam software up to work with that proxy. Xeoma can work in your LAN, without Internet connection, but it is needed if you want to activate your license or get an automatic update of your Xeoma. Read more

Button Switcher module

30 April 2015

This module allows for quick turning on/off of the modules in the chain connected after this module with the help of the button in the lower panel or option in Main menu. You will find more information in our article.

False Alarms Issues

17 April 2015

Trying to set your security system to work right? Tired of constant false alarms? Learn how to get rid of this problem with Xeoma web cam software.

Sabotage detector: when video analytics help detect cameras being tampered with

16 April 2015

Have you ever considered the pros of having your cameras smashed? Well, unless you’re a “Camover” movement supporter, you might not have. In such case, this article might be a revelation to you. Luckily, thanks to enhanced video analytics, contemporary video surveillance systems and software have sabotage detectors that will monitor the system to detect when problems occur such as vandalizing acts, when camera is being tampered with and goes down, when connection to the camera is lost, and many more.

Fisheye Camera Dewarping

15 April 2015

Traditional video surveillance cameras have embedded flaw: blind spots. Fixed cameras usually narrow on an exact area in a room. Fisheye or as they are also called panoramic cameras offer you much wider field of view than fixed cameras. Nevertheless, using a pure fisheye camera image might be very uncomfortable, in this article we will try to find a solution.

PTZ Tracking in Xeoma

6 April 2015

PTZ security cameras are some of the most effective cameras when speaking of video surveillance system. If your camera supports PTZ then you can enjoy ‘PTZ Tracking’ in Xeoma web cam software. Read more

Xeoma Cloud VS Xeoma Pro Cloud as compared to regular Xeoma

20 March 2015

Xeoma Cloud allows you to create video surveillance system even if you only have a camera! Xeoma Pro offers you an opportunity to have your own cloud video surveillance server and offer it to your clients! Just make a decision which Xeoma concept suits you best!

Device List

15 November 2014

When working with a lot of cameras, grouping can come in quite handy. Xeoma’s feature Device List will help you navigate between large numbers of cameras, put them in groups and subgroups.

How to activate the software updates

13 November 2014

When you buy your license for Xeoma web cam software, free software updates are included for 12 months since license purchase date. When you activate the updates license, you get the possibility to use new versions, where you can find new features and program improvements. More information about software updates and its activation.

Messages in Xeoma

19 June 2014

The new ‘Messages in Xeoma’ web cam software article will let you know what this or that error messages that Xeoma displays mean and what you should do to fix the situation.

Moving Xeoma records

11 June 2014

If you have older records from Xeoma web cam software stored somewhere, and you’d like to play them in Xeoma archive viewer now along with your current camera’s footage, follow the instructions in this photo guide on how to play older archives.

Xeoma module: HTTP switcher

23 May 2014

This module allows to switch on/off all following modules (the whole chain connected after the HTTP switcher) upon receiving an http-request.

Xeoma module: HTTP request sender

21 May 2014

This module allows to generate and send HTTP requests. The module will send an HTTP request with configurable parameters to the specified address when it receives image. Read more

Manual for Xeoma video surveillance software for Linux

7 March 2014

This manual on how to use Xeoma web cam software on Linux will give you an insight into what basic steps to use Xeoma on Linux OS are.

9 CCTV trends for 2014

27 January 2014

According to the latest reports 2014 is going to be as much lucrative and successful for the CCTV market, as the last one, or even better. Some say 2014 is going to be a tipping point for the industry… Read more

FTP receiver: easy way to get image from your camera

18 December 2013

Sometimes it seems that the IP camera at remote location cannot be used for video surveillance: it doesn’t have an IP address because it is connected via mobile Internet, or you don’t know how or for other reason cannot perform port-forwarding on the router the camera is connected to. This is when FTP receiver will come in handy! Get to know how it can be used with this photo instruction.

Web server customization of html pages for online view of cameras

3 October 2013

Web server customization for online view of cameras in Xeoma web cam software, like our free rebranding utility, will help you make Xeoma look in a new, customized way… Read the instruction

Free android app Xeoma for remote video surveillance

27 September 2013

Explore the possibilities of remote video surveillance for business and home alarm systems made extremely easy with the newly launched Xeoma’s free Android app.

Wireless surveillance system and cloud security

13 September 2013

According to the latest researches, the global video surveillance as a service market is expected to grow from $474.0 million in 2011 to $2.39 billion in 2017 and achieve a compound annual growth rate of 31.5%. Moreover, wireless video surveillance will take more than 78% of the market. Why is wireless surveillance becoming so popular? Find out why!

How to reduce CPU load

4 July 2013

Find out how to reduce CPU load from rtsp (h264) cameras with Xeoma’s new feature of storing hi res footage directly into archive without re-decoding.

Xeoma module: Unitor

14 June 2013

Unitor is the new module in Xeoma web cam software and a very useful feature. Use Unitor, if you need simultaneous view of several cameras in real time or in the archive. Create the layout most comfortable for you. Read more about Unitor

Remote desktop control in video surveillance with Xeoma

3 June 2013

By means of Xeoma screen capture option you can accomplish staff activity monitoring without any effort. Find out more in our new article Remote desktop control in video surveillance with Xeoma

Send sms (text instant message) in Xeoma

19 December 2012

Receive and send sms messages to multiple phone numbers when your system detects movement in the monitored areas and get an instant notification if something’s amiss in cameras’ field of view. Read more

Wireless video surveillance with Xeoma

23 October 2012

Ever thought of getting wireless video surveillance system? Of course, you did. Now it’s time to learn how.

Client-Server architecture of Xeoma

10 October 2012

Learn what Xeoma consists of here.

Which remote access option should I choose in Xeoma CCTV security

9 October 2012

Xeoma offers a variety of remote access options to establish remote connection of various types and for various purposes. Let’s get deeper into what they are for and how to use them.

Activate your benefits!

11 September 2012

You have bought web cam software Xeoma license and don’t know what to do next? It’s easy! Read this quick guide on how to activate Xeoma and what the difference between online and offline activation is.

What if my camera is not auto-detected in Xeoma?

4 September 2012

When started, Xeoma conducts automatic search for connected cameras. What should you do if your camera is not detected automatically? Use brief instructions in article What if my camera is not auto-detected in Xeoma?.

ONVIF in video surveillance

29 August 2012

Xeoma also supports ONVIF devices for video surveillance. What advantages does it give to you? You can find out it in our article ONVIF in video surveillance.

Multiplying your schemes

22 August 2012

For those surveillance system owners who have 10+ cameras in their network, doesn’t it take too much of your time and effort to configure them all, one by one? What if the settings are similar and it’s almost upsetting that there is no opportunity to cope/paste them as you do with text parts… Read more in Multiplying your schemes article.

How-to: Using of remote access in video surveillance

20 June 2012

Suppose you would like to monitor your office or any other object remotely. What should you do? How can you overcome the obstacle of no static IP address? Get to know answers to these questions in our article How-to: Using of remote access in video surveillance.

DIY video surveillance system

2 May 2012

So, you are interested in DIY video surveillance system. Whether it comes from bare interest or wish to avoid house-breaking and thefts, or to prevent its recurrence – no matter what was the reason, you have made the right choice. According to official statistics… Read more

Xeoma settings

29 Apr 2012

Sometimes you need to find where Xeoma stores its settings files. Xeoma settings are stored in default user directory. Read more

Why do I need FTP?

28 Apr 2012

Whether you are an experienced professional in video surveillance doing it for job, or a beginner who is concerned about safety, in some time you may come to understanding that if you want to do it seriously, you need to provide backup for footage from cameras… Read more

Advanced options of Xeoma Motion Detector

30 Mar 2012

Motion detector is an essential feature of any surveillance system that strives to be effective. There can be no professional software for monitoring and security without it. Xeoma web cam software is not an exclusion. Motion detector is one of the features that makes Xeoma professional high-quality software for flawless monitoring. … Read more

Manage time with Xeoma Scheduler

21 Mar 2012

Life gets increasingly dynamic, and one has to keep up. Time management has become an important issue for those who have much to manage in a day. Sometimes tasks and stress seem overwhelming and it feels like one can’t make it. That’s when you come to think, I should have planned it better. That is also when you begin to value every second. When you have too many objects to monitor, even launching every single application on each of the machines may take too much time. … Read more

Save more with Xeoma and Ubuntu

11 Mar 2012

Xeoma web cam software is known not only for its absolutely new, intuitive and easy to use interface but also for its unique opportunity to purchase only the required feature set that meets your requests precisely. You can save even more by using Xeoma on a free operating system Linux Ubuntu.s a business person who knows the value of money, you are not going to overpay or pay for something that can be obtained free of charge at all…. Read more

Xeoma Web Server

7 Mar 2012

Xeoma web server module is designed to transfer data to other copies of Xeoma. Specify the path for access to JPEG image and MJPEG video over the network, enter username and password for enhanced security and other copies of Xeoma in your network will receive these images and/or videos. Use both modules to arrange video conference or two-sided video communication. Web server module can be used as an IP cam emulator if you want to view real-time video streaming remotely over the Internet from any place in the world… Read more

Compare Software – WebCam Looker VS Xeoma

6 Mar 2012

Xeoma Video Surveillance Software and WebCam Looker DVR software are products of FelenaSoft. The comparison table will help you decide which of them to choose for effective meeting of your demands. Read more

Archive

6 Mar 2012

They say, time is money. But despite modern technologies being so advanced nowadays many users of video surveillance systems tend to monitor what is going on themselves or to have someone monitor it, watching screens of their PCs or work stations day&night. Real-time monitoring is time-consuming and therefore very expensive. Do you really need those extra costs? Sometimes, what you really need is to set up recording to some safe place to view it later, at comfortable time. This option would enable us to have the surveillance system under control without spending much time… Read more

What is module in Xeoma?

5 Mar 2012

If your acquaintance with Xeoma web cam software has only started, you probably wonder what a Xeoma’s module is. This article will help you learn about modules and their key role in the software… Read more