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Which remote access option should I choose in Xeoma CCTV security

Xeoma offers a variety of remote access options to establish remote connection of various types and for various purposes – client-server connection, multi-server connection, “Web server”-“Another Xeoma” pair of modules, and browser remote view. Let’s get deeper into what they are for and how to use them.

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Remote connection to Xeoma CCTV security server dialog
1) Client-Server connection.

Used to: view all cameras, access (view and change) settings for cameras and other modules, view real-time and recorded footage.

How to: Run / install Xeoma CCTV security on machine #1 and use this computer’s external IP address, available from the Internet, to connect to the machine #1 from other machines – their total number is not limited. Just run Xeoma on those other machines (they can be under an OS other than machine #1’s), go to Remote Access menu and specify machine #1’s IP and password.

More about connection without a static external IP address in our article How-to: Using of remote access for CCTV security

Multi-Server mode in Xeoma CCTV security
2) Multi-server connection. This is just another type of client-server connection for remote access.

Used to: remote view of cameras in real-time and archive recordings from several Xeomas at the same time.

How to: In Remote Access menu choose Multi-Server Mode, add some of Xeoma servers that you want to view cameras from and have access (password) to.

3) “Webserver”-“Another Xeoma”.

Used to: remote view of a certain camera of machine #1 in real-time and record footage from this camera onto machines other than machine #1.

How to: Run Xeoma on machine #1, connect “Webserver” module to a camera and set the module up. On another machine run Xeoma and use not a universal camera but “Another Xeoma” as a source. In settings of the module you need to specify machine #1’s available from the Internet IP address and stream info.

*you will need as many “Webserver”-“Another Xeoma” junctions as cameras you want to see.

More on topic in our “Xeoma Webserver” article

Chain with Webserver module in Xeoma CCTV security for remote access and remote view of camerasChain with Another Xeoma module used as a camera in CCTV security Xeoma for remote access and remote view of cameras

4) Browser View.

Used to: view a certain camera in real-time in a web browser, for example through mobile devices.

How to: Run Xeoma on machine #1, connect “Webserver” module to the camera and set the module up. In the module’s settings you will find a link to paste into web browser.

*you will need as many “Webserver” modules as cameras that you want to view in a browser.

More on topic in our “Xeoma Webserver” article

Remote view of cameras from any location via web browsers is easy with Xeoma CCTV security

Please see our table, showing remote access options in scheme. This structurization will help you choose the best suitable option:

Remote access table
Read also:
Remote access options in Xeoma User Manual
Frequently Asked Questions about Xeoma software
Complete Xeoma User Manual