start and stop zoneminder with an external trigger

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fillister
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start and stop zoneminder with an external trigger

Post by fillister » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:13 pm

Hello,

I've Just started using zoneminder and have it setup and operating with one axis camera with motion detection. What I would like to do is have a way to start or stop zoneminder when I leave for and or return from work such as with a rf remote that one could use from the car? :D

Carrier82
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Re: start and stop zoneminder with an external trigger

Post by Carrier82 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:51 am

If your axis camera has external alarm input, you can put a relay into that input which you can control using some kind of remote control. Similar can be done with X10 or equiv. protocol if it doesn't have alarm input. Then you setup the Axis to send a message (tcp / cgi, whatever) to zmpkg.pl stop / start as required.

fillister
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Re: start and stop zoneminder with an external trigger

Post by fillister » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:14 pm

Carrier82 Thank you for the elegant answer to my problem, it is much appreciated.

Greg

baekmark
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Re: start and stop zoneminder with an external trigger

Post by baekmark » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:06 am

Have a look at this link. http://www.zoneminder.com/forums/viewto ... 12&t=17411

This setup has been running for many month now without any problems!

Lars

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