The Xanboo XG1000S-W Gateway Controller is a small dedicated computer. It allows you to access and control cameras and other devices in your home and make this information available to you wherever you are. You can access the Gateway Controller from any PC (must be running Windows XP or 2000) with an internet connection anywhere in the world. You can even use the Gateway from your cell phone. You only need to use a PC to set up your Gateway Controller. From then on, no PC is required for it to function. During setup, you will use your PC to access the Gateway control pages through a web browser interface. Once it is set up, you can access your cameras and other devices through a remote service account web site. For security reasons, both the Gateway and Remote Account are protected with IDs and Passwords. Once the Gateway is installed, most of the interaction with the system will be done through the remote service. You will use a standard internet browser to access this web site. This can be on the same PC that you used to set the system up, or any other PC that has an internet connection. No special software is required other than a browser plug-in to view live video, which installs automatically the first time you use it.
In addition to the cameras, you can also use sensor modules in your home to monitor Temperature
, Water Leaks
, or Motion
and detect a Door or Window
opening. These are battery powered devices that communicate wirelessly with the Gateway. You can even turn lights and appliances on and off with optional Power Controllers