ZoneMinder is a glorious application for operating your security cameras, but it can be a bit of a beast to set it up. It is Web-based, so you need a LAMP stack, and some knowledge of running a Web server. Then you need supported cameras, and some twiddling in Zoneminder’s multitude of options to get them working the way you want. In this how-to we’ll focus on setting up and operating a single Foscam FI8905W outdoor
wireless IP camera on the local network, and configuring ZoneMinder to record motion-activated events.