Why is zm capturing in monitor mode?

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mkuhnla
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Why is zm capturing in monitor mode?

Post by mkuhnla »

Hi,
I setup zoneminder to watch a cat-door and raise an alarm if a foreign cat enters my home. This works great and I thank everybody who works for this great piece of software.

As far as I understand the system, alarms should only be raised if the monitor is in modect mode. To disable my alarms, I switched the monitors to "monitor"-mode and to my surprise, alarms are raised even in this mode.

The UI-Console shows "Capturing" even in monitor-mode and alarms are raised, if an event occurs. My expectation is, in monitor mode no capturing should occur and no events should be triggered.

Am I thinking wrong or I am doing wrong?

Some advices are welcome

Regards
Markus
dougmccrary
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Re: Why is zm capturing in monitor mode?

Post by dougmccrary »

I don't remember for sure what 1.34 looks like. Sounds like a bug.
You might consider upgrading to 1.35, which has finer control over recording and detection.
mkuhnla
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Re: Why is zm capturing in monitor mode?

Post by mkuhnla »

Thanks for your reply.

I upgraded to 1.36 and now there is another issue. I will post it in the proper forum.

Regards
Markus
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