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Secure systems with Xeoma: HTTP Switcher module to get HTTP requests

Starting from Xeoma 14.5.19, released on May 13, 2014, Xeoma offers to use its HTTP Switcher module.


This module can act as a remote on/off switch all following modules (the whole chain connected after the HTTP Switcher) upon receiving HTTP requests. It works like a circuit breaker/closer and can receive commands to either break the circuit (with the URL for switching off) or close it (with the URL for switching on). For example, you can connect this module in a chain before the Archive module. To resume / stop recording, send the switching on / off HTTP requests (URL). Requests can be sent through home automation systems or simply via a web browser.

HTTP Switcher module can get HTTP requests and be used in secure systems or home automation systems as a remote on off switch - for example, to turn on or off recording

Here we see that “HTTP switcher” module sends the switching off/on URL to stop/start recording.

Let’s have more precise look at the “HTTP switcher” settings:

URLs settings in HTTP Switcher module that can get HTTP requests and be used in secure systems or home automation systems as a remote on off switch

URL-path for switching off: send this http request to make HTTP Switcher block video stream for the set period of time (or permanently, until the switching on URL is sent).

URL-path for switching on: send this http request to make HTTP switcher stop blocking the video stream (close the circuit).

If there is a timeout specified, when it’s finished, the module will resume blocking the video stream. You can set up the time in the detailed settings of the module:

Time interval settings in HTTP Switcher module that can get HTTP requests and be used in secure systems or home automation systems as a remote on off switch

To close the Settings window and save changes, click on «OK».

You can send HTTP requests in home automation systems or simply via a browser. Just copy the needed URL and paste it into the browser.

So it will look like this:

Switching ON URL can be send via browser in HTTP Switcher module that can get HTTP requests and be used in secure systems or home automation systems as a remote on off switch
Switching OFF URL can be send via browser in HTTP Switcher module that can get HTTP requests and be used in secure systems or home automation systems as a remote on off switch

“HTTP Switcher” has good configuration options, which means that you should be able to get the module running exactly how you need, whether in home automation systems or in other secure systems. It’s easy to send HTTP requests and make the module a remote on off switch for your secure systems.

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23 May 2014