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by montagdude
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Machine learning video detection
Replies: 9
Views: 7363

Re: Machine learning video detection

Awesome work. I will have to try it out when I get a chance. I don't even have any cameras outdoors, but it's still not possible to eliminate false alarms on cloudy, windy days, so this seems really promising.
by montagdude
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Often get empty "New Event", zero length
Replies: 14
Views: 2107

Re: Often get empty "New Event", zero length

I get them sometimes here on Slackware 14.2, but only when ZoneMinder is being shut down just as an event is starting, which I think is expected. That doesn't sound like the issue you are experiencing.
by montagdude
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection
Replies: 22
Views: 10568

Re: Instant notification on alarm

Here is my latest version of the script. The differences compared to the previous one are (going from memory, because I'm too lazy to do a diff): 1. Exit and start the watcher script when ZoneMinder is not running or when zmMemVerify fails for a monitor. 2. Use an smtp client to send the email inste...
by montagdude
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: How to avoid recording snow and rain?
Replies: 3
Views: 1089

Re: How to avoid recording snow and rain?

Set your alarm frame count to 3 under each monitor config buffers tab I'm not the OP or in the same situation, but thanks for this suggestion. I knew there was an option like that in the filters, but I didn't know you could keep prevent an event from being recorded in the first place based on alarm...
by montagdude
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: User Contributions
Topic: Instant notification on alarm + machine learning object detection
Replies: 22
Views: 10568

Re: Instant notification on alarm

However, every time it calls zmMemVerify when zmc is not running (e.g. ZoneMinder is stopped), I get an error message in the log. Should I be using a different method or calling this method differently so as not to return a log entry? Personally, I have my script set up to check whether ZoneMinder ...
by montagdude
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Machine learning video detection
Replies: 9
Views: 7363

Re: Machine learning video detection

After having run ZoneMinder for several months, I agree that this would be a really killer feature even if the current motion detection settings are retained. Imagine that when you view an event, there are buttons to "Mark real alarm" and "Mark false alarm," which if you click, ZoneMinder will add t...
by montagdude
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Can't initiate email notifications
Replies: 23
Views: 4387

Re: SOLVED

Educational process for sure. I had not realized that in order to automate filters one had to set/check "Run filter in background." Thought that their existence as filters would mean they were all considered for every event. Seems obvious now, but... The documentation mentions this but only in a mo...
by montagdude
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Insanely long alarm times
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Insanely long alarm times

What is your post event image count (under Monitor -> Buffers)? You can also look at the frames for one of your long events and see how many non-alarm frames occur between alarm frames. Events that should really be multiple events will get combined into one if the post event image count does not get...
by montagdude
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Stream gets behind watching live video
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Stream gets behind watching live video

Have you tried reducing the framerate further? For security video you shouldn't really need more than 3 FPS or so. Also, is the camera wired or wireless? If wireless, you can try moving the router so as to improve the signal.
by montagdude
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: help setting up preclusive zones
Replies: 2
Views: 754

Re: help setting up preclusive zones

The trick is to make them small, sensitive, and place them in areas where a real alarm would not occur, like high on the wall where lighting changes occur or a ceiling that gets illuminated by the IR light. Use the Extend Alarm Count setting to disable alarms for a couple seconds after the preclusiv...
by montagdude
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Help with setting up zones (lighting issues)
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Help with setting up zones (lighting issues)

Thanks for the ideas. I will definitely keep them in mind if I end up deciding to use a separate garage door sensor.
by montagdude
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Help with setting up zones (lighting issues)
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Help with setting up zones (lighting issues)

Thanks for the suggestions. The thought did cross my mind to use some other system to monitor when the garage door is open or closed and have that talk to ZoneMinder somehow. Given the extra money, time, and work involved, I would rather just deal with the false alerts instead. I think what I will t...
by montagdude
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Help with setting up zones (lighting issues)
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Help with setting up zones (lighting issues)

One of my cameras is set up to monitor inside the garage. The garage doors have windows facing south, so there are lighting changes that occur throughout the day that can set off alarms. Also, when a garage door is opened, a light comes on and then turns off a few minutes later. I have set up zones ...
by montagdude
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: Upgrade instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Re: Upgrade instructions

For backing up and migrating the database, see this post: Actually, that is often a lot of faff since phpmyadmin won't accept large incoming files to restore. You can copy the dumpfile locally and import from there, but even then often times out. If you just want the setup and not the events, then p...
by montagdude
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: ZoneMinder 1.30.x
Topic: [SOLVED] Wrong load and disk usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: [SOLVED] Wrong load and disk usage

I ended up fixing the disk usage display with the following changes in /var/www/htdocs/includes/functions.php: function getDiskPercent($path = ZM_DIR_EVENTS) { $total = disk_total_space($path); if ( $total === false ) { Error("disk_total_space returned false. Verify the web account user has access t...