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Sending Email: module for notifications and reaction to events

Xeoma video surveillance program organizes automatic email sending to your email address with the help of this module.
Obvious from the first sight, but very useful and essential feature will help you out in different life occasions.
There are different ways in Xeoma of informing you about what is happening on the territory you are recording video at, and Sending Email is one of them. It’s crucial always to have up to date information so you can act fast and do the right thing.

APPLICATION SCENARIOS

 

Xeoma video surveillance program uses this module to receive messages about emergency situations

Problems Detector + Sending Email

These modules’ duet will notify you about the problems related to

  • Camera settings(absence of camera video stream,image is too dark, camera might be turned)
  • System problems(no free disc space left, RAM is running out, processor load)
  • No Internet connection(check access to a network resource)
Sending Email will notify you of any emergencies

Your little helper while you are away

While you are on vacation or a business trip use Sending Email module together with the following modules:

  • Motion detector(also the absense of movement)
  • Smoke detector
  • Sound event detector
    *scream
    *baby cry
    *gunshot
    *glass break
    *alarm
Sending Email in case of workplace emergency

Control over your workplace

Any production should take under control the safety of employees and the serviceability of equipment. Get an email notification in case of an emergency:

  • Absense of movement
  • Cross-line detector(restricted area)
  • Smoke detector
  • Detector of Construction Site Safety(recognition of helmets and work robe)
  • Sound Events Detector

Sending Email module comes in handy and user friendly, you just need to get to know the settings to benefit from it, and we gladly help you with that!

In the module settings, firstly, you can set the interval between messages and attach images and videos from the camera. Also use macros when connecting with movement and problems detectors, to get the message about what problem was detected.

Email server settings

When configuring the module, follow these steps:
1)Choose the Email Server (existing email server (gmail, mail.ru, yandex, etc.) or specify the settings manually, choose «manual setup» variant).
1.1. When you choose Manual setup enter SMTP-server address and port as well as the method for encrypting data.
2)Enter username and password of your email (You can type in the full adress e.g. test@gmail.com)
3)In ‘from email’ line specify sender’s email
4)In ‘to emails’ line specify recipient’s email (or emails separating them with space, comma or semicolon).
5)Enter subject and message text (optional) or use the macros.

xeoma_software_advices Attention! There can be some troubles with gmail emails. Google can block “less secure apps”, and it can restrict Xeoma’s access to automatic email sending. By following this link you can turn off this feature,and everything should work just fine!
P.S. Even if you have already activated this permission before, but still can’t connect email, try again. Google has the trait to change the settings after a certain period of time.

 

“Sending email module’s settings”

Sending email module's settings in Xeoma

Count as one several consequent events that happened during…: – this is best described with an example:
-the motion detector detects something for 5 seconds, then after 10 seconds – something else for 5 seconds
-if the e-mail is set for the interval of 5 seconds – you will get 2 messages (2 different events detected)

If you know that detectors can trigger often in your situation, and you don’t want Xeoma to flood your e-mail account with messages every few seconds – this is the slider that allows Xeoma to compress all the triggered events into a single message.

The delay interval for adding images/videos: if you have any attachments to the e-mail, this will force Xeoma to make those not immediately upon a detector triggering, but with a delay.

Time between messages: this decides how often Xeoma can send you messages; in the above-mentioned scenario of a flooded mailbox this would also help, but all the potential messages in between will be ignored and lost. (N.B. this timer takes priority over the rest; if e.g. the delay between images is greater than this timer – you will still get messages, but no attachments)

Attachment: you can choose image, video or no attachments at all.
 
In Xeoma's Sending Email module the image attachment is available When selecting “Attach image” you can choose how many pictures to attach, time between images and max message size(Mbytes). In the bottom you can see how many pictures can be attached due to the current max message size. The maximum number of attached pictures is calculated based on the specified maximum message size and the size of each image from this camera (depending on the resolution and size of the image, which in most cases are set in the camera settings in its admin page).
 
 
In Xeoma's Sending Email module the video attachment is available
 
When selecting «Attach video» you can select the video Framerate (number of frames per second), video duration, and maximum message size (Mbytes).
After configuring the module, you can test its performance by clicking “Test”.
 
 
 

    Attention: if you want to watch videos sent to the specified email address on a mobile device, we recommend to choose the MP4 format, as it is supported by the majority of mobile device operating systems

 
In “Sending Email” module’s settings you can specify macros as Email Subject and Email message.

macros_sending_email

You can use the following macros:

%TEXT% – macros to receive recognized text from new module ‘Text recognition’ (still in production, not available in the current version)
%OBJECT% – this macros allow receiving information about the object that was detected by the ‘Object recognizer’ module
%GENDER% – this macros allow receiving info about gender from the ‘Gender recognition’ module
%NUMBER% – macros to receive license plate’s number in plain text from the ‘ANPR’ module, e.g. A110PB77 etc.
%FACECOUNT% – it shows the number of faces from the ‘Face recognition’ module in the email
%NAMES% – macros to receive names from ‘Face recognition’ module

Sending Email module available in each Xeoma license as it is an irreplaceable module in video surveillance, that optimizes the process, helps to avoid unpleasant situations, and allows you to control the situation in various life scenarios.

September 25, 2020

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