Connection of cameras to Xeoma Cloud


Easy connection of cameras to Xeoma Cloud – in just 3 steps (if the camera has public IP address):
1. Connect to Xeoma Cloud using received connection data.
2. Run the advanced search by IP/password in “+” menu in the panel below.
3. Your camera will be found and added automatically.

 

If your camera doesn’t have a public IP address, Xeoma offers a variety of ways to connect it anyway:

No additional equipment required Computer / micro computer required
FTP Upload
(in camera)
VPN
(in router)
dynDNS
or similar (on computer)
FTP Upload
(in Xeoma on computer)
VPN
(on computer)
Special
firmware


FTP Upload (in camera)
1. Connect to Xeoma Cloud with the connection data you receive in our letter.
2. Add a new chain (“Add new camera” option in the “+” menu in the lower panel), delete the “Universal camera” module and replace it with a “FTP Receiver”* module.
3. Set up the FTP Receiver module in Xeoma as described in this article. Please note the “Server address” field in camera settings should be the same as the one you’ve received in the e-mail.
ATTENTION! If you’d like to use this method, make sure your camera supports FTP upload of pictures, before you buy Xeoma Cloud subscriptions. Test compatibility with your camera and other features of the service in this free 24-hour access to Xeoma Cloud.

Advantages of this method: no special training or complicated setup is required. No additional equipment required on site (where the camera is).
Disadvantages of this method: camera may be non-compliant with this feature. With FTP Upload you will get only 1 fps framerate of your stream.


VPN (in router)
1. When you buy Xeoma Cloud subscription, or when you request free access, you will get connection data through VPN as well in our letter.
2. Install and set up VPN-client in your router using this instruction, and use VPN connection data from the letter.

Advantages of this method: it helps if the camera doesn’t have a public IP address and doesn’t support FTP upload. No additional equipment required on site (where the camera is).
Disadvantages of this method: it requires setup and medium computer knowledge. Router may be non-compliant with this feature.


dynDNS or similar services (on computer)
1. Put a computer, laptop, micro computer (for example, Raspberry Pi costing around $30), smartphone or tablet into the local network (home network) with the camera you’d like to connect.
2. Enable a dynamic DNS (DDNS, dynDNS) service or similar services on this device to imitate public IP address (search the Internet to find more). They will transform your dynamic IP address into address close to public static IP address. Forward ports to camera streams. Remember your new address created by dynamic DNS.
3. Connect to Xeoma Cloud from this or other device using connection data from the letter that you will get after you purchase a Xeoma Cloud subscription or request free access to Xeoma Cloud.
4. Find your camera with “Search by IP/password” option in the “+” menu in the lower panel), using your new dynamic DNS address rather than your computer’s or camera’s real IP address.

Advantages of this method: it helps if the camera doesn’t have a public IP address, doesn’t support FTP upload, and for some reasons you can’t install VPN or dynDNS directly into router.
Disadvantages of this method: it requires additional equipment to be installed and run “on site” (in camera’s network) 24/7. dynDNS can charge a fee or be unstable. It requires setup, and port forwarding skills.


FTP Upload (in Xeoma on computer)
1. Put a computer, laptop, micro computer (for example, Raspberry Pi costing around $30), Android smartphone or Android tablet into the local network (home network) with the camera you’d like to connect.
2. Install Xeoma on this device (free mode can be used).
3. Find and add your camera in this Xeoma (use the “Simple search for local cameras” option in the “+” menu in Xeoma’s lower panel). Add the “FTP Upload” as a destination module in this chain.
4. Connect to Xeoma Cloud from this or other device using connection data from the letter that you will get after you purchase a Xeoma Cloud subscription or request free access to Xeoma Cloud.
5. Add a new chain (“Add new camera” option in the “+” menu in the lower panel) in your Cloud account, delete the “Universal camera” module and replace it with a “FTP Receiver”* module. Set up both “FTP Upload” and “FTP Receiver” as described in this guide.

Advantages of this method: it helps if the camera doesn’t have a public IP address, doesn’t support FTP upload, and for some reasons you can’t install VPN or dynDNS directly into router. Free method.
Disadvantages of this method: it requires additional equipment to be installed and run “on site” (in camera’s network) 24/7. Framerate of video stream will be around 1 fps.


VPN (on computer)
1. Put a computer, laptop, micro computer (for example, Raspberry Pi costing around $30), smartphone or tablet into the local network (home network) with the camera you’d like to connect.
2. When you buy Xeoma Cloud subscription, or when you request free access, you will get connection data through VPN as well in our letter.
3. Install and set up VPN-client in this device using this instruction, and use VPN connection data from the letter.

Advantages of this method: it helps if the camera doesn’t have a public IP address, doesn’t support FTP upload, and for some reasons you can’t install VPN or dynDNS directly into router. Free method.
Disadvantages of this method: it requires additional equipment to be installed and run “on site” (in camera’s network) 24/7. Setup and medium technical knowledge are required.


Special firmware
1. If you manufacture cameras and would like to offer your clients a simple Cloud service, we can develop special firmware for your cameras. Please contact us.

Advantages of this method: simple connection to Xeoma Cloud for users even without public static IP address.
Disadvantages of this method: available only to manufacturers.

 

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