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How to set your private cloud security with Xeoma Cloud

Option 1. Camera -> Cloud

After your subscription payment comes through, you will receive an email with your connection data.

Email with connection data for your private cloud in Xeoma Cloud service

Launch “regular” Xeoma on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Go to Main Menu -> Remote access -> Connect to, and use the connection data you’ve received.

Connect to Xeoma Cloud service using remote access

If this is your first time launching Xeoma, you will get an empty screen in the main window. Add your cameras in the menu “+”.

Add new cameras in Xeoma Cloud service to set up your private cloud security account

You can use the search by IP address or set the camera or cameras manually. For the latter, insert your camera’s full URL in the “Universal camera” module’s settings (if it has a static fixed IP address).

Insert camera's URL in Universal Camera modul's setting in Xeoma Cloud service

If the camera doesn’t have a static fixed IP address you can use several other options (see below).

You can view information about your Xeoma Cloud service subscription and available video sources through Main Menu -> Information -> About.

Information about your video sources in Xeoma Cloud service

View information about your video sources in Xeoma Cloud service

You can download video of any duration or still images from Archive to a folder on your computer with the Export feature.
To do that, set any interval in the Archive viewer:

Set an interval in an archive of your Xeoma Cloud service

And then export it to any folder on your computer:

Export the interval from the Xeoma Cloud service to a folder on your computer

Export the interval from the private cloud security account to a folder on your computer

Even if your camera has no static fixed IP address, you can still connect it to Xeoma Cloud service, for example, by using the FTP upload feature.

If you choose the FTP option, connect the FTP Receiver module instead of the Universal Camera module.

Use FTP upload if your camera has no static fixed IP address to connect it to the Xeoma Cloud service

Here you can find all options to add a camera with no static fixed IP address to the Xeoma Cloud service.


Option 2. Computer -> Cloud

If you cameras are connected to Xeoma running on a computer, and you just want Cloud for backup safe storage purposes, it’s even easier!

Easy way:

Starting with Xeoma 17.3.1 the software now has a “1-click Cloud” to make cameras in Xeoma on the computer be automatically added to your Cloud account. To enable it, go to Main menu -> Remote access -> Cloud service in your desktop Xeoma. A Connection Dialog with the “Cloud service” title will appear where you need to enter your Cloud account’s password (see letter you got after obtaining a Cloud subscription for the password).

Attention: this feature can be used with “local” Xeoma in either the Free or paid editions (Xeoma Starter, Xeoma Lite, Xeoma Standard, or Xeoma Pro). If you’ve opened it in Xeoma’s Trial edition, you will be asked to switch to either Free or one of the commercial editions to use it. Afterwards, you will need to go Main menu -> Remote access -> Cloud service anew.

“HTTP Sending” modules will be added to chains on the computer side while “HTTP Receiver” modules will be added to chains as source modules in your Cloud account. These pair modules can work with video and sound. Add recording modules to chains in your Cloud account and connect back to your computer Xeoma through Connection Dialog in the Main menu.

Manually:

Step 1. Connect an “FTP Upload” module to a chain in Xeoma on your computer. Go into the module’s settings and remember the settings there. You will need them later.

Step 2. Connect to Cloud. After your subscription payment comes through, you will receive an email with your connection data.

Email with connection data for your private cloud in Xeoma Cloud service

Connect to your Cloud account with this data through Main menu → Remote access → Connect to a remote server).

Connect to Xeoma Cloud service using remote access

Add a “blank” chain through the «+» menu’s option “Add new camera manually”.

Add new cameras in Xeoma Cloud service to set up your private cloud security account

Remove the “Universal Camera” module and replace it with an “FTP Receiver”.

FTP Receiver

Set it up using the “FTP Upload” settings.

Set up FTP Receiver

If done correctly, you will see your camera’s image. Set up archiving and enjoy a safe offsite storage from that moment on.

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11 September 2015