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Face Blur in Xeoma video surveillance

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. It’s good for blurring neighbor’s house’s windows and other ‘sensitive’ areas where privacy of other people is at stake.

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.


Setup is easy. Place the detector that will detect object you’d like to dynamically mask before the “Privacy Masking” module in your chain. Connect destination module of your choice.


Set the detector up in the needed way. In “Privacy Masking”, select the “Use a detector to select zones for masking” option. When the box is ticked, “Privacy Masking” will get information from the preceeding detector module what objects to blur. In our example, it’s the Face Detector that will detect faces and provide dynamic face blur.


*In Xeoma version 20.10.13 and higher the green Skipping/yellow Not Skipping inscription is replaced with green Triggered/yellow Not triggered.

As the “Privacy Masking” alone, the combination of “Privacy Masking” and detector filter will work for both live view and recordings or other destination (when needed).


Easy as always, the setup of “Privacy Masking” for face blur or similar tasks is designed to deliver best satisfaction with minimal efforts.

November, 17 2016

See also: Professional features in your video surveillance system with Xeoma PRO