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Security at sea

6 December 2017

The cruise industry goes full steam ahead with security systems. Cruise ferry is a floating city, so while the cities are secured with video surveillance, why not use it on a ship? Read more

Expo center: security protection

22 November 2017

Expo center is a place where dozens of specialized exhibitions take place every year, and quite often these are international exhibitions. Thousands of guests, including foreign ones, attend these events. The crucial component for the permanent control of the territory is video surveillance system. Read more

Video surveillance systems in cinemas

12 October 2017

Video surveillance cameras in the cinema will help avoid conflict situations, when visitors drink alcohol drinks in cinema halls; help fight against pirates who shoot films in cinema halls on their devices; and amazingly aid in increasing the movie theater’s profits. Information about number of people visiting the movie show, their gender and age is valuable for advertisers… Read more

Deep learning technology

6 September 2017

Deep learning is AI’s future in a whole lot of areas, especially the ones with high responsibility, as for example video surveillance. Deep learning technology enables machines to perform complex visual analysis, identifying the gender, age range and emotional state of the identified persons, as well as detecting, whether the person is wearing glasses. Read more

Safe City

5 September 2017

Installation of video cameras with Xeoma within the framework of the “Secure Yard” project helps reduce the risk of car theft, vandalism acts, property damage, attempt on somebody’s life. Read more

Choosing the right operating system for your video surveillance

6 June 2017

We often hear questions how to choose the right operating system for the video surveillance installation. In this article we will answer this and other questions about perfect operating system. Read more

Video surveillance installation in the horticultural society

31 May 2017

A summer cottage is the place, in which we invest our time and energies. Unfortunately, in our time cases of property and harvest theft occur increasingly frequently in horticultural societies, so the issue of security protection in horticultural societies is the most urgent. Read more

Video surveillance system in the parking space

20 April 2017

Leaving the car in the parking space, the car owner wants to be sure in its safety. But often even here unpleasant situations occur. Video surveillance system installation will help improve the safety of the parking space, and will also help identify those guilty for the incidents… Read more

Security camera installation in the shop center

13 April 2017

A shop center can become a potential threat for both visitors and trading spaces tenants. The place that is visited by thousands of people daily can become attractive for both terrorists and thieves. To ensure security in such a construction, it is necessary to apply intensive measures, and video surveillance system will become an ideal assistant in this business… Read more

Video surveillance system at sports building

27 March 2017

A healthy lifestyle is in fashion today. Sports facilities can be considered as places, where a large number of people gathers in masses. The more popular the object is, the closer attention should be paid on the part of ensuring security. On the eve of the 2018 FIFA World Cup… Read more

Residential complex: video surveillance installation

23 March 2017

Residential complex unites a large number of residents with the different upbringing level in one territory. The video surveillance installation will make the residential complex more secure and will help deal with most of these problems, and most importantly – secure housing from intruders… Read more

Recreation department: provide security

9 March 2017

The hottest time of the year is at hand, and it means that very soon the season of active recreation will be opened. Recreation department is one of the most popular places for active recreation. It’s time to take care about security protection, and video surveillance system will help you in this business… Read more

Video surveillance system at a petrol filling station

2 March 2017

Now we live in the period of high prices and low incomes, and prices for petrol are constantly on the rise.
Petrol filling station robberies occur with increasing frequency during the past years, and now you will hardly ever find a petrol filling station, which is not equipped with video surveillance system. Nowadays this is the most effective means… Read more

Video surveillance installation in the institutions of higher education

13 Febuary 2017

Often in educational institutions arguments arise regarding lecturer’s qualification and student’s diligence. Without video surveillance it is difficult to define those responsible for vandalism acts, as well as to determine who of the conflicting parties is in the right. Video surveillance installation will help solve a number of problems… Read more

How video surveillance provides security at a railway station

30 January 2017

Public places, where a great number of people gather in masses, become a potential threat to human security, especially at a railway station. Software for video surveillance Xeoma may become your indispensable assistant in this difficult matter… Read more

Asus Tinker single board computer

25 January 2017

Raspberry Pi’s fame and success has been long exciting the minds of manufacturers that dream to get a share of single board computers market. Asus Tinker Board is yet another RPI competitor, this time from a popular brand Asus. Learn more about the board in our new article.

Face Blur

17 November 2016

When used on its own, the “Privacy Masking” module, available in the PRO edition, will come in handy if you need to dynamically blur private property in camera’s field of view. However, rarely known fact is: “Privacy Masking” can be used in combination with other filter modules, namely detectors like “Object Detector” and “Face Detector” to blur those detected objects both in preview and in archive recordings. Read more

Bus Surveillance

10 November 2016

Since video surveillance was created for the purpose of reassuring people of their safety, the obvious question to ask is “How can we be safe en route?” This article will take a closer look at how video surveillance can be applied to buses. Read more

AAEON UP single board computer that works with Raspberry Pi extension boards

21 October 2016

Started as a crowdfunding project at Kickstarter AAEON UP Single Board Computer has grown into a real alternative to Raspberry Pi single board computer. Tiny and dynamic, Up can be placed in a challenging environment, for home and business video surveillance, where no personal computers would fit. Are you up for the Up? Read more

Hotel Security

19 October 2016

Hotels and resorts of every kind are constantly looking up to the security industry to improve their security measures, so that the lodgers would feel truly at home. This article will take a closer look at how such security can be installed and managed. Read more

Video Surveillance for Flat Buildings

18 October 2016

Even arranging video surveillance for an entire flat building is no longer a particularly tall order, considering how available house cameras are nowadays. In this article we’ll investigate how video surveillance for flat buildings can be accomplished. Read more

Cheap Intel Mini PC Wintel W8 PRO

14 October 2016

Meet the new solution, ready to work straight out of the box mini PC Wintel W8 Pro, a great alternative to single board computers. It has everything in bundle you’d need to replace a desktop computer, including an operating system from the well-known Windows family. This gadget says it loud and clear that SBCs are no longer just for geeks. Read more

Mikrotik Users Meeting 2016 Conference

13 October 2016

On September, 30 – October, 1 MUM took place in Vega Hotel, Moscow, Russia. It is an annual event, uniting network engineers, camera manufacturers, Internet providers and security installers. Read more about Xeoma in MUM 2016

Google Pixel, new Android smartphone perfect for video surveillance

10 October 2016

Google company, creator of famous Google search engine and open source operating system Android which is a main competitor to Apple and its iPhone world domination, has taken a new step to win this war. On October, 4 Google announced its new smart phone Google Pixel. Learn how it can be used in video surveillance. Read more

Video Surveillance as Part of Airport Security

7 October 2016

Anybody who traveled by plane at least once knows that airport security is tight. This, in turn, makes video surveillance equipment an essential and irreplaceable part of it. The sheer size of the facility usually renders cameras invisible to a naked eye but they still tirelessly do their work. Read more

Counter-Terrorism With Video Surveillance

29 September 2016

Visible public cameras are a serious deterring factor when it comes to criminal activity. After all, the best defense is not the one that withstands attacks; it’s the one that prevents them. This is where our counter-terrorism measures come into play. Read more

Perfect Surveillance?

19 September 2016

How much does one need to know to create one’s own surveillance system? How much effort is required to make it both functional and effective? “A lot”? Not anymore! Read more

Video Surveillance In Retail As Marketing And Sales Tool

16 September 2016

Video surveillance is capable of becoming a powerful sales tool and a valuable source of information for a concerned shop owner. Getting the very best out of what you have is not just a rare ability but a real necessity in our competitive world of marketing and sales management. Read more

Zooveillance

15 September 2016

Wildlife is also an interesting filming material but installing an intricate camera out in the open, in such a way that it would last at least a week, is a tall order indeed. And yet, there are areas containing and preserving wildlife, where surveillance is quite possible or even required. And those are zoos. Read more

Video Surveillance vs Kidnapping

14 September 2016

One of the most basic necessities for any person is safety, but not just for oneself. If those we hold dear are safe, we feel safer as well. Ask any parent whose safety concerns them the most and the invariable answer will be “My child’s”. Read more

HDDs or SSDs for Video Surveillance?

7 September 2016

Before you can work with data, you, obviously, need to store it somewhere. What device to choose? Read more in our new article

Dual Streaming: What Should I Know?

27 August 2016

Dual streaming is simply the new step in cameras’ evolution. Modern cameras need to provide live feed to the monitor(s) (often wirelessly) AND save the footage for future reference (usually locally). Read more

Shop surveillance and crime prevention

23 August 2016

Nowadays shoplifting as an incredibly common occurrence with a simple ratio of “the bigger the shop – the higher the crime rate”. Sure, security guards can’t be everywhere – but cameras can… Read more

Xeoma Screen Recording Software

10 March 2016

If you’re looking for a great screen recording software, Xeoma is there to meet your requirements! Record from screen even in hidden mode or make a step-by-step video tutorial with Xeoma screen recorder.

Connection of NVRs and DVRs to a digital surveillance system

4 March 2016

Connection of NVRs and DVRs to a digital surveillance system doesn’t have to be complicated. Learn how you can easily employ Xeoma as PC NVR software or PC DVR software for your NVRs and DVRs, for example to watch DVR online and the like, in this article.

Xeoma is a great alternative GeoVision Software

2 March 2016

GeoVision is one of the greatest security cameras manufacturer based in Taiwan. Their products come in different colors and shapes, for a reasonable price. If you are looking to build your own video surveillance system with GeoVision cameras, take a look at Xeoma GeoVision Software.

Three best Xeoma Hikvision software programs!

1 March 2016

There are a lof of indoor cameras on a market, however our customers usually use Hikvision brand. Good performance, night vision and build-in microphone are useful features, aren’t they? Let’s have a look what Hikvision software Xeoma recommend!

Choosing the right Android devices for live CCTV video with Xeoma IP surveillance

29 February 2016

There’s a plethora of cost-effective Android devices in the market nowadays, and you might be lost whether to choose an Android notebook, Android nettop or Android smart phone or digital tablet for your IP surveillance. But no matter what you choose, viewing live CCTV video from your cameras is easy with Xeoma! Learn more

Xeoma Foscam Software

26 February 2016

Foscam is one of the largest camera manufacturers in the world. Foscam security cameras users choose Xeoma very often, as they know that Xeoma is a great Foscam software, it fully supports all the cameras’ features.

How to choose surveillance camera

25 February 2016

Security cameras are powerful weapon against burglars and thieves. First of all, it can simply scare the intruder or if your home was burglarized, surveillance camera can help police to find the burglar.

Choosing a microcomputer for CCTV software

24 February 2016

When choosing a microcomputer for CCTV software system or other purposes, it’s essential to know all good and bad sides of the boards in the market. Many support Linux ARM compatible operating systems and can have Xeoma video surveillance installed on them. Yet there are a few differences… Learn more

Low-cost laptop video surveillance with Xeoma

20 February 2016

We thought it would be a good idea to show you how to set up a low-cost laptop video surveillance. This home security system can be used not only to nab burglars, but also to check how are your pets doing or assure you that your house is still standing.

Xeoma Linux Surveillance Software

19 February 2016

Most software developers offer products only for Windows or Mac operation systems owners. Xeoma haven’t forgotten about you, Linux lovers! We made sure you can set your own Linux CCTV system with Xeoma.

Raspberry computer as one of the best microcomputers for video surveillance, based on Raspberry Pi board

18 February 2016

Raspberry computer, a fully functional system based on Raspberry Pi board or its modifications, is one of the most popular microcomputers for compact and power saving video surveillance system. Learn more

Use Xeoma free version for a small video surveillance system

25 December 2015

If you are thinking about organizing your own surveillance system, you probably have a lot of questions. Fortunately, we are always happy to answer them and help you!

Selecting camera for video surveillance

25 December 2015

This article will help you choose the right type of camera for your video surveillance system for remote control and view of cameras, and use it in Xeoma.

Why Xeoma is better?

5 November 2015

It might be hard to choose the right software for your video surveillance system. See our infogpraphic, and learn why Xeoma is better than anything else on the market. Download free of charge!

Hospital Security: Patient Monitoring

13 July 2015

A simple but effective patient monitoring system, even created with your own hands, could be a part of hospital security giving you piece of mind thanks to ability to check on a patient, especially high-risk patients, remotely once you have a free minute. Read more

Panic Button and Video Surveillance Software Xeoma

10 July 2015

Sometimes it’s just uncomfortable or unsafe to call for help outright in order not to escalate the situation. For such moments there is a panic button that allows a person under duress to quickly and silently call for help. Learn how to use a virtual panic button in Xeoma.

FIFA World Cup: security is important, but safety is primary

25 June 2015

A sport event that involves large crowds is a potential target to criminal activity and acts of terrorism. Video surveillance is a priceless tool that helps ensure safety of players, guests and fans during FIFA World Cup.

Nanny Cam – YES or NO?

22 June 2015

A nanny camera will give you a peace of mind when you leave your child with a babysitter. But before you install a camera, weigh all pros and cons and think whether it will help or hurt your situation. Learn why video surveillance system like one based on Xeoma software that you can download free of charge might be a better solution.

Security solutions for your business

13 May 2015

A good business owner is all out for protecting every aspect of it. Learn how to keep your business safe.

New Year safety tips!

4 December 2014

We are now in the season of festivities, going to have many celebrations for the New Year. Winter holidays are the most beautiful time of the year, however, it is also the most dangerous one. You should always remember, that New Year safety tips can help you to protect yourself and your house from some of the more common risks.

Black Friday agony is not for you? Have a safe online discount shopping!

24 November 2014

Black Friday is an official kickoff to the holiday shopping season. Lots of retailers offer attractive discounts on their goods and we all are tempted to shop online due to the lack of spare time or for reasons of economy. It’s the time of a year when you can get some great deals in online discount shopping! Read more

Thanksgiving recipes to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving day

24 November 2014

Thanksgiving is a holiday that we always eager to spend with our families and friends. Leaving your homes empty you need to follow few simple tips to make sure your family is safe this season. Following our simple advices you can be sure your holidays will not be interrupted by restless thoughts of the safety of your home. Have a happy and a safe Thanksgiving!

How to define vandalism and prevent defacement with video security software

24 September 2014

Damaged building sides, stolen alarms, riots, memorial destructions, car arson, graffiti, desecration of the graves – no matter its form or intention, vandalism causes disorder and an unnecessary expense.

How to secure your home while you are on a family vacation?

2 July 2014

During the summer holidays when you are on a family vacation the amount of burglaries increase from 41% to 72.6%. So it’s time to think about how to protect your apartment from thieves (hacking). Simple tips will help you to stay away from this problem.

Home’s weak points and protection

7 March 2014

We all know the proverb “my house is my castle”, however, is that so nowadays? Many of modern houses are now equipped with the latest home security alarm systems, but it is important to put the security system in the right place in your house. Read more

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

Public safety and the benefits of city CCTV surveillance

14 January 2014

The experts predict city CCTV surveillance to continue being on the rise in the year 2014. There are several reasons for that. Firstly, the obvious benefits the city council administration, citizens and businesses get from it. Secondly, … Read more

Why you should choose Debian

11 January 2013

Debian has become a mighty and influential distribution of Linux over the years. What determines its success and why you should choose it for your video surveillance system – find out about that in our new article!

Construction site video surveillance

10 December 2013

Security and materials safety issues may become an important problem at a construction site. Read our new article!

How can deploying video surveillance system help to increase school security?

20 November 2013

School security, as well as security in general, has become a crucial issue lately. Being traditionally considered as a second home for children, a safe place to be where they do learn about the life, the world in general and etc., schools do not seem to be that secure anymore. What can be done?

Ethics and appropriateness of video surveillance

23 October 2013

CCTV camera system installation has become something normal and natural for most businesses. Which is not surprising at all, as CCTV camera system may help to uncover a variety of issues, including theft, substance abuse and etc. But where is this thin line between an appropriate and legitimate video surveillance and humiliating shadowing? Read more

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!

Child Safety First: Secure home network and video surveillance system against hacker attacks

11 September 2013

In the recent uproar over Foscam and TrendNET cameras vulnerabilities to hacker attacks, you may wonder how can you secure your home network and make your child truly safe with video surveillance system? Read here to find out.

Video surveillance for pet safety

15 August 2013

How can home video surveillance provide safety of your pet? Read more.

Video surveillance in restaurants

23 July 2013

How to use contemporary technologies to decrease loss and increase discipline in your restaurant? Read more.

Rural and farm video surveillance system

16 July 2013

Why do even such traditional and often family businesses turn to video surveillance usage? How may it help? Read more.

Video Surveillance In Transportation And Logistics

23 May 2013

There are at least three parties participating in a simplest transportation process: a manufacturer, a customer and a cargo company or a logistics department of manufacturerҳ company. Consequently it might be really hard to define whoҳ exactly responsible for the productҳ theft or damage… Read more

CCTV Surveillance Myths

19 April 2013

Do you still think video surveillance is something that only experts can handle? Read our article where most common CCTV Surveillance Myths are being busted and start building your own VSS right now.

Video Surveillance Professional Installers? Thank You, No!

14 February 2013

Thinking about deploying a video surveillance system but not sure, whether do it with your hands or employ professional installers? Here are our Reasons List in favor of handmade video security.

Parental control and children safety

5 February 2013

Being a good parent isn’t easy. No matter how you try, one still has to leave children alone or with someone once in a while. But what is easy is to keep the situation under control being away, with Xeoma Video Surveillance Software and this article!

Car safety with Xeoma

25 October 2012

Creating a Do-It-Yourself anti-theft protection system for your car and using a simple camera as dash cam – this and much more on car video surveillance in Car safety with Xeoma article.

How to save money with video surveillance

4 October 2012

Saving money can be tricky. Learn how to save money while utilizing an up-to-date efficient video surveillance system in our article here (hint: Xeoma you can download free of charge).

Video surveillance laws and legality of surveillance

11 May 2012

If you consider deploying video surveillance system either by yourself or engaging professionals one of the first video surveillance issues that are going to arise is whether it complies with surveillance laws… Read more

The impossible possibilities

5 Mar 2012

Imagine you are a businessman and have to keep many places under control. Don’t you feel sometimes that it is physically impossible to manage it all? What if, in addition to much time spent on traffic, you also have suspicion about your staff’s activities? Do they really work when you’re out? Do they leave half day earlier? And where, you may wonder, has that brand-new stapler gone that you bought just the day before yesterday? Read more