Using Linux ZoneMinder For Video Surveillance
Jan 11, 2011, 20:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"If you're looking to setup video surveillance, Linux can help!
ZoneMinder is the most popular open source video surveillance
server. It runs on any Linux distribution and supports USB and
network cameras. Remote pan/tilt/zoom controls are even supported.
It features a web-based GUI and mobile phone access for
configuring, viewing, and replaying video feeds. It supports
multiple users and user access levels, along with several different
"ZoneMinder is built with C++, Perl and PHP. It makes use of
MySQL databases and its GUI is served via Apache. It is highly
configurable to maximum performance on any hardware.
"ZoneMinder supports live video in MPEG video, multi-part JPEG,
and stills formats. You can define multiple zones or regions of
interest for each video feed, giving them a different detection
sensitivity. Events can be defined by your desired characteristics.
Then event notifications with attached images, or video can be sent
by email or SMS and archived by an FTP upload. Bi-directional
support for the home automation protocol X.10 is included, which
can control motion detection capture."