Questions about Zoneminder

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MichelKesin
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Questions about Zoneminder

Post by MichelKesin » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:52 pm

I've just recently switched over from iSpy on windows and I'm running in to some issues to reach feature parity. ZM seems to have a steep learning curve so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction on some questions.

Is there away to set a schedule for PTZ and to stop the monitoring software from recording on scheduled movement.

Is there away to set up motion tracking? For example, if a person works in to frame and continues moving towards the edge of the frame allowing the camera to keep that subject in the center of the frame.

Is there a good mobile interface for ZM? I'm a android user and I'd love to have access to my security system from my phone.

tommisgr
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Re: Questions about Zoneminder

Post by tommisgr » Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:23 am

Basic reading:
https://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/st ... index.html
https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Dummies_Guide

using search (google duckduckgo) with "site:forums.zoneminder.com" to limits results to this forum only

None of the feature you ask for are natively supported but you can hack/script something useful using API call.

eg.
1st turn the camera to status monito (no record on movement)
then move the camera with http/onvif calls direct to the camera to where you want it to face
lastly reenable modect function

motion tracking is even more comlicated you will need all the above + object detection and the a script to try and follow the object.


as for a good mobile app zmninja (also has a very good [free] desktop app
https://pliablepixels.github.io/

alabamatoy
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Re: Questions about Zoneminder

Post by alabamatoy » Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:57 am

MichelKesin wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:52 pm
Is there away to set a schedule for PTZ and to stop the monitoring software from recording on scheduled movement.
There was extensive discussion about this on git (stopping motion detection during PTZ). While the issue is marked as closed, I believe that the specific camera PTZ scripts must be modified to take advantage of the actual implementation. The Amcrest-HTTP.pm script has this functionality, others may as well, I dont know.

AFA scheduling PTZ, I believe this can be done through the API, scheduling cURL calls to the API to move to presets. But its very homebrew, not built in to ZM at this time.

X2 on XMNinja. Works well, very well supported.

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