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by jamescollings
Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: User Authentication Problem with Plain,none relay_mode
Replies: 11
Views: 9800

Exactly the same here: I am running 1.22.3 on Ubuntu Feisty. The problem is the same no matter whether I am using firefox or IE, and is the same both local to the box and over the network. i suspect something is broken with the authentication?? No Auth and PLAN Auth are both fine. I don't know if th...
by jamescollings
Tue May 15, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: multiple zones seem to cause cluttered alarm events
Replies: 3
Views: 1360

When a zone triggers an alarm recording starts. Since zoneminder has a number of frames in its memory (PRE EVENT BUFFER) these are tagged to the begining. when a frame is encountered that isn't an alarm, then a set number of additional frames are recorded (POST EVENT BUFFER). if during the recording...
by jamescollings
Thu May 10, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: if it were stolen?
Replies: 12
Views: 9713

Re: if it were stolen?

can it be done? As others have said, it can be done. I must admit, though, that my main concern with the Zoneminder system being stolen, is that i would lose the images recorded of the thief! To this end, there is an FTP filter that will automatically FTP events "off site", so that they can be view...
by jamescollings
Wed May 09, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Speeding
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Re: Speeding

But is it feasible? Yes you could do this. Off the top of my head I think i'd do this. Set up a monitor that covers the whole street. Split the road into zones. set each zone to be modetect. Turn STATS on. Once an alarm occurs, read the database and extract the STATS for each frame for that alarm. ...
by jamescollings
Wed May 09, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: False alarms + missed real ones
Replies: 27
Views: 11452

The events I'd be interested would be typical: anyone approaching the car you see on the picture. I wouldn't mind falsies like motion around the other car on the right, or headlights reflection from other cars passing by or things like that. Looking at the image then, anyone approaching the car : p...
by jamescollings
Wed May 09, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: False alarms + missed real ones
Replies: 27
Views: 11452

Unfortunately no-one else appears to be jumping in, so you're stuck with me :shock: until we can catch your "real" events there isn't much we can do about the "falsies". I had a thought last night... I assume that you have the STATS turned on? If so, you could try triggering an alarm manually, and t...
by jamescollings
Tue May 08, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: False alarms + missed real ones
Replies: 27
Views: 11452

OK.. sorry that i haven't sent you the excel spreadsheet... I will get on to that in the next couple of days (poor excuse, I know, but I will do it). in the meantime. I notice that you are running this image at 10fps (and then 30fps for an alarm). Could you just cycle through the frames of an alarm ...
by jamescollings
Tue May 01, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: False alarms + missed real ones
Replies: 27
Views: 11452

in Another thread of yours, I answered your query about a zone covering 103% of the image. In that, I recommended that you might wish to alter your large zone into a set of smaller rectangular zones. I guess I am going to have to repeat that advice. Especially when I combine it with the following sn...
by jamescollings
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Zones 103.14% - ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Hmm wierd! The only things that i'd point out (not that these are the cause of your problem). There is no need to exclude the Clock from your zone. The time is added AFTER the image comparison is done. You can enter EXACT values into the X/Y coordinate boxes (this means that you have more accuracy t...
by jamescollings
Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: Zones 103.14% - ??
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Curious... could you post the details of that zone? (X Y values)
by jamescollings
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: ZoneMinder Previous Versions
Topic: just a quicky
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

Re: just a quicky

1. i would like to know is u can set the camera to take a pic every X minutes or hours. I must admit I have never tried to do this, but if you want to know WHO is damaging the boats (and have a vague idea when) then the motion detection setting would be best (records images whenever motion is detec...
by jamescollings
Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Hardware Queries
Topic: UK suppliers
Replies: 6
Views: 2423

I have to say, when I ordered from BlueCherry, I was able to track the package quite happily until it went into a "frozen" state for a week. It was claimed to have left the US but not arrived at UK customs. I did some chasing, and then it "magically" arrived at UK customs. I couldn't honestly say wh...
by jamescollings
Fri Mar 16, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Dedicated hardware DVR vs Zoneminder, and PC performance
Replies: 2
Views: 3369

Here is the benefit of my experience (Your Mileage May Vary). My first foray into CCTV was to use a DVR from Swann (an Austrailian company). I wanted to be able to access the images over the net. The DVR was really simple to set up and I ran it with just a single camera. BUT. The network viewer only...
by jamescollings
Tue Mar 13, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Crazy idea - robocop application to protect a Koi pond
Replies: 6
Views: 5362

Re: Crazy idea - robocop application to protect a Koi pond

The plan is to shoot to the cat, dog or heron - NO PANIC - just with high pressure water :wink: You could set the alarm zone to be a sufficiently small area, that if it triggers you will know EXACTLY where your quarry is. I would guess that there is a "shallow" part to the pond which is where they ...
by jamescollings
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: CCTV Benefits ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3620

As expected all you have to be aware of if that you can only record images of your property, and not public places, plus exhibiting a sign that shows CCTV cameras are in use for security and crime prevention. According to the Home Office Guidance on the use of CCTV in England and Wales (I wish I ha...