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Last update: 19 February 2021
In this section you will find answers to the questions that are most frequently asked by Xeoma Web Cam Software users. Read more
June, 7 2021
The desire to automate various processes that we deal with on a day-to-day basis is something many people have embraced in the recent years. Convenience and comfort are what we’ve learned to expect from technology and those are precisely the kinds of benefits that smart home solutions strive to provide – and it’s easy to see how the bond between such automation and security grows stronger.
In this article we’ll have a look at several variations of smart home systems and how Xeoma can communicate with them to provide a more comprehensive automation. Read more
May, 5 2021
Xeoma has various tools to reduce CPU load and optimize the cctv system. There are multiple ways to create the perfect video surveillance system according to your hardware resources. Find the full list in our new article.
April, 29 2021
While installing Xeoma requires just a single file, internally it’s divided into 2 parts: server and client. This guide will help you get a better idea of how that division works and which side to scrutinize during troubleshooting. Read more in our new article.
March, 31 2021
Failover is a process of switching to a redundant server (or servers) upon the failure of the main server. Rapid Failover is essential for large projects where increased security is required since failover and failback processes are automatic and usually don’t require warning or human intervention.
Failover option in Xeoma allows creating a backup on a standby server automatically if one of main servers is down. When the malfunctioning main server gets back up, operation will be continued thereon (failback). Full instruction can be checked in this article.
March, 18 2021
The “Image Resize” module allows to change the size of the incoming image. This module is available in all versions of Xeoma. More information about “Image Resize” basic module in Xeoma can be checked in this article.
March, 17 2021
By means of “Image Rotate” module in Xeoma you can rotate the image from a camera at the right angle. This module is available in all versions of Xeoma. More information about “Image Rotate” basic module in Xeoma can be checked in this article.
March, 16 2021
The Image Crop module allows to dynamically crop the camera image. This module is available in all versions of Xeoma. Learn more in our new article
March, 12 2021
“Application runner” module allows you to run a specified application (a script, program or macro). This module is available in Trial, Standard and Pro versions of Xeoma. Learn more in our new article
March, 11 2021
Microphone module in Xeoma VSS can be used for video and audio surveillance – in offices, call centers, in reception halls i.e. everywhere where audio can be used for analysis or incident investigation. It allows to apply sound from camera-embedded USB or standalone IP microphones to video feed. See more about Xeoma VSS’s module microphone and how to work with it. Learn more in our new article
March, 4 2021
A macro is a symbolic name that is replaced by information received from Xeoma modules.
Let’s have a look at the macros that are used in different Xeoma’s modules.
Learn more about Xeoma’s macros here
February, 15 2021
Saving recordings is an essential feature for nearly any video surveillance system. Xeoma video surveillance software offers a variety of ways for perpetual storage of video recordings, the main of which being with the “Preview and Archive” module. Here are some answers to questions that some users might have while using the archive recording feature.
December, 28 2020
Online shopping can get to a completely new level with Xeoma’s Artificial Intelligence technologies.
“Fashion store” intellectual module based on artificial intelligence and deep machine learning is able to analyze the image from camera and allow trying on clothes online in front of the camera.
Learn more about the upcoming module in our article
November, 5 2020
A pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera) is a camera that is capable of remote directional and zoom control. PTZ cameras are often used with cctv systems because they are able to move and catch every angle of the territory easily. PTZ cameras and Xeoma will be a perfect match to create a powerful cctv solution.
Instruction on how to configure PTZ cameras in Xeoma can be checked here.
October, 9 2020
With Xeoma video surveillance software you can get top-service: affordable prices, great functionality and the rebranding opportunity to rename the app to a name of your choice. Besides, Xeoma’s OEM policy allows you to change logos, links, color themes, icons, and the web browser interface look and feel.
Learn more about the white label opportunities for web interface in this article.
September, 25 2020
In video surveillance, it’s crucial always to have up-to-date notifications about alarming events so the security personnel can act fast and do the right thing. There are different ways in Xeoma video camera software of informing you about what is happening on the territory you are recording video at, and Sending Email is one of them. Read more about it in our new article
September, 15 2020
WebRTC is widely known to many for its assistance to stream any video into browsers, allowing for a more consistent experience for viewers and a lower overall load on the server. However, this is not its only advantage – it can also be used for integration so that the WebRTC video from Xeoma (real-time or archived) can be embedded into a website or in a third-party application. More about commands for this integration – in our new article!
December, 6 2019
Ever wondered if Xeoma can detect public gathering and not just people’s faces – now it’s possible! «Crowd detector» module is based on artificial intelligence and deep machine learning. It allows to automatically count people (crowd) in camera’s field of view. This module can be used for passengers count in a public transportation enclosure like subway carriage, bus, tram, train and other. For public transportation such module will be irreplaceable in terms of analyzing daily passengers flow. Read more about this module in our new article
December, 5 2019
Starting with Xeoma Beta 19.11.26, the software has pair modules “ANPR Speed Sender” and “ANPR Speed Receiver”. These two types of modules in combination will help estimate speed with which a vehicle has crossed two control points. In the receiver module you can set a specific time that this path should be crossed in, and if a vehicle passes it faster, it is breaking the speed limit. The modules can be integrated into various road fine ticket systems. Read more about this module in our new article
November, 25 2019
Whenever we look at a person we usually can determine his/her gender carefully. But can computer vision do that? Can you teach a computer to recognize the gender? Modern technologies say yes. «Gender recognition» intellectual module based on artificial intelligence and deep machine learning is able to analyze the image from camera and recognize gender in real time. Read more about this module in our new article
August, 15 2019
Starting from version 19.4.22, Xeoma video surveillance program brings to your attention the additional module “Camera-Embedded Detector”, which enables use of the “Camera-Embedded Detector” module to use ONVIF camera’s built-in detectors and control external devices connected to the camera. This module allows you to receive information from the embedded into the camera detectors, via ONVIF. Read more about this module in our new article
August, 7 2019
“QR code recognition” module in Xeoma can scan the camera picture for QR code and send the video signal further to the next modules in chain when QR code is found. Read more here
July, 20 2019
In Xeoma you can search archive recording of all cameras made with the Face Recognition module in chain, to look for recognized people by their name, to look through all unrecognized people, or to find someone using only their photograph (usually in search for criminals or missing people in police). Read more here
July, 9 2019
Xeoma security camera software keeps up with the latest trends in video surveillance. The Additional module Moving to PTZ preset allow automated rotation of a camera to a certain preset position upon receiving an alarm. Read more here
July, 5 2019
“Face ID” is an additional module in Xeoma that can detect face in camera’s field of view and compare it to the access card’s ID photo from database. Read more in this article.
June, 19 2019
Intellectual module «Object recognizer» is based on artificial intelligence and deep machine learning. This module can recognize selected type of objects in camera’s field of view (car, animal etc.). Read more in our article.
May, 31 2019
Time lapse in video surveillance is the effect of speeded playback, comprising video footage for a quick review of motion events (or other events of interest) or for a visual representation of how rare flowers grow and blossom. Read about all the ways you can get timelapse with Xeoma in this article
February, 1 2019
Can the artificial intelligence learn to interpret human emotions? It absolutely can and already does! Xeoma video surveillance software’s new Emotion Recognition can find 7 basic human emotions in the facial expression, ignoring obstacles like hair, glasses, head tilts. Learn more about it and its setup
October, 5 2018
The main idea behind automation systems is to make various programs and devices cooperate with each other to raise their overall effectiveness, especially without human interference. New versions of Xeoma supports commands sent through JSON for this and many other purposes. See full setup guide in our new article Control Xeoma using JSON: the whats and hows.
August, 9 2018
What is WebRTC? It stands for Web Real-Time Communication and represents a new way of allowing browsers to work with video and audio, one that does not require additional plugins or separate apps. What WebRTC stands for in Xeoma read in this article.
June, 21 2018
One of the more important modules in Xeoma is the Motion Detector, this is a key driving block that can trigger other events to happen and having this set correctly will improve what you are monitoring and help reduce false alerts. In this article, our user has conducted a thorough research on the module and shares the knowledge on a user-to-user level.
June, 7 2018
Among the tasks surveillance administrators perform are exercising direct control over the quick-reaction teams during a security breach and analyzing the security response post factum. But if the server itself can monitor their activity, it will certainly simplify the administrator’s work. Enter Xeoma’s logs. Read more
16 April 2018
Generally, security is particularly concerned with entrance and exit points for the guarded area, since those are easier to keep under surveillance than an entire perimeter and provide the most traffic. A particularly wide-spread method is setting lines across doorways or narrow corridors to control the number of people crossing them (or across driveways and lanes for cars) – a simple traffic counter. The method allows to both protect the area from unwanted visitors and collect statistical data, which is what makes it so popular. This is where Xeoma’s “Cross-Line Detector” module comes into play. Read more
11 April 2018
Wouldn’t it be convenient for your mobile device to alert you immediately wherever you are – for example, through an instant messenger like Telegram, a 100% free cloud-based platform with a light-weight app and impressive protection? This article will show you what Telegram can do to help you keep your ears pricked up for trouble. Read more
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
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
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!
17 February 2017
This guide will help you create your camera security system and start using Xeoma, even with no technological background. Read more
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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
23 October 2012
Ever thought of getting wireless video surveillance system? Of course, you did. Now it’s time to learn how.
10 October 2012
Learn what Xeoma consists of here.
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.
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.
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?.
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.
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.
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.
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
29 Apr 2012
Sometimes you need to find where Xeoma stores its settings files. Xeoma settings are stored in default user directory. Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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