Notifications in Xeoma
Mobile notifications, SMS and email notifications, PUSH notifications and many other options
Xeoma has various modules and features to create a perfect video surveillance system. Its video analytics can be used to carry out a project of almost any scale and field.
CCTV systems based on Xeoma are able to recognize faces, license plates, text, emotions, animals, vehicles and many other things, as well as it is possible to receive timely notification about the activity in the camera’s field of view.
And, of course, if there’s a trigger, someone in charge should be notified about it to take proper actions and act quickly. Xeoma has a list of options to send real-time notifications in various ways like SMS, email, PUSH notification etc., so you could choose the best way to be notified about everything happening with your video surveillance.
You can receive the following notifications in Xeoma:
- PUSH notifications on your tablet or mobile phone
- SMS notifications
- Email notifications
- Telegram bot notifications
- Window pop-up of Xeoma Client
- Sound notification/alarm
- Run any application (alarm system)
Let’s review notification methods available in Xeoma one by one:
PUSH notifications on your tablet or mobile phone
By means of the “Mobile notifications” module you can receive PUSH notifications on your mobile devices e.g. when particular module is triggered. Your device should have either Android OS or iOS. These are PUSH notifications, so they can be received even without the connection to Xeoma Server or running Xeoma Client on the device. Whenever the module is triggered, you will receive a notification on the lock screen, in the Banners area, or in the Notification Center on your iPhone/iPad or Android device. This module is available in Xeoma Standard and Xeoma Pro editions.
More about the “Mobile notifications” module here.
You may also be interested in the ability to receive instant notifications in Telegram. Details here and below in this article.
Almost everyone nowadays has a phone, and that means they can always receive a notification by SMS in case of emergency or simply be notified that everything is fine on their facility. “SMS sending” allows you to set up the automated sending of text messages (SMS) to a mobile phone. You can receive a notification upon the trigger or simply according to the schedule. This module is available in Xeoma Standard and Xeoma Pro editions.
More about the “SMS sending” module here.
Email notifications are still very popular alongside SMS and PUSH notifications. Usually, people check their email box 1-2 times a day, so such instant notifications are useful when e.g. you need to make sure that your facility is fine or take a glance at the territory that is under surveillance. In the “Email sending” module’s setting you can set the interval between emails, and attach incoming video and images. This way you can receive all the necessary information to be aware of what is going on around the monitored perimeter. This module is available in all Xeoma editions: Starter, Lite, Standard and Pro.
More about the “Email sending” module here.
Also, for particular projects you can use email sending in conjunction with the problems detector module, which can help detect appearing issues in a video surveillance system, which is especially useful for video surveillance systems that work in the background without constant supervision. Details here.
Telegram bot notifications
Almost everyone nowadays uses modern applications for instant messages such as Telegram app. This app allows you to send and receive instant messages with photos and videos. The Telegram Bot notifications module is aimed to send instant messages from Xeoma to the Telegram app when triggered. E.g. you can receive photos of people entering your property or pics of your family members and kids when they get home. Using this bot, you can send messages with a static text or dynamic (using macros), as well as attach photos from the camera when the module is triggered. This module is included in Xeoma Pro and Trial modes.
More about the “Telegram bot notifications” module here.
Window pop-up of Xeoma Client
If you need a visual notification of what is going on in the camera’s field of view, you can use the “Pop-up window (in Client)” module in Xeoma. This module allows you to automatically restore Xeoma from the minimized state upon the trigger. E.g. you can connect the module to any video analytics module (motion detector, license plates recognition, face recognition etc.), this way your Xeoma Client window will pop up (will be maximized) from the minimized state upon the trigger (if there’s motion being detected, faces being recognized and so on). This module is available in all Xeoma editions: Starter, Lite, Standard and Pro.
More about the “Pop-up window (in Client)” module here.
If you need a video surveillance system that can turn on the alarm upon the trigger, then you can use the “Sound Alarm” module in Xeoma. This module allows the server to play a sound when there’s a trigger (e.g. motion being detected or other suspicious activity). The sound can be customized. You can also use this module to signal the security office or others in charge that something is happening on the screen. This module (Sound alarm on the server part) is available in all Xeoma editions: Starter, Lite, Standard and Pro. In Xeoma Pro the sound can be played on Xeoma client parts.
Also, there’s the advanced AI-based module available in Xeoma called “Sound events detector” that can identify various sounds (gunshots, glass break, screams etc.). More about this module here.
More about the “Sound Alarm” module here.
Run any application (alarm system)
If you’d like to have a CCTV system that runs a particular application, turns on the light, closes the door etc., you might find the “App runner” module in Xeoma useful. By means of this module, you can run any application or a script. Which means that you can create scenarios that will give you custom notifications like an automated phone call to emergency services, or a notification in messengers, or screen recording if someone approaches the PC, etc.
In addition, there are other Xeoma modules that can be used to integrate Xeoma with 3rd party devices. Please check more information here.
And the “GPIO module” in Xeoma can be used with microcomputers (single-board PCs like Raspberry Pi) to configure GPIO pins for certain reactions. This way you can set up real-time notifications for specific triggers. More about the “GPIO module” here.
More about the “App runner” module here.
Try any of these notification modules in the Xeoma video surveillance software with a free trial license. To do that, enter your name and your email to send the license to in the fields below, and click the ‘Get Xeoma free demo licenses to email’ button.
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