Zoneminder setup Vs Wyze cameras

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Zoneminder setup Vs Wyze cameras

Post by tater1337 »

Our local makerspace uses a tonton NVR for security, but the thing keeps having issues, and cannot handle as many cameras as we would like to use

the president is leaning towards using a bunch of Wyze Cameras, while I'd like to set up a zone minder setup for about 12-24 cameras

any suggestions as to why we should NOT use wyze cameras?
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Re: Zoneminder setup Vs Wyze cameras

Post by burger »

The general problem with running camera solutions like Wyze, or whatnot, is it may not be future proof. It's also closed source software. You depend upon their servers for either the app or the videos, and if they discontinue the service then you have useless equipment. If you get at least an ONVIF compatible camera system, then you can at some point choose to use Zoneminder in the future. It looks like Wyze is half/half on RTSP support, which is not something I would gamble on. See: and ... ow_please/

With regards to Wyze with zoneminder:

Search the forum for posts about Wyze. I've never used them personally.

For zoneminder camera recommendations see:

I personally am running used Axis cameras that are 2K at least. Hikvision or (I've never used but probably works) Dahua would also be good options.
fastest way to test streams:
ffmpeg -i rtsp://<user>:<pass>@<ipaddress>:554/path ./output.mp4 (if terminal only)
ffplay rtsp://<user>:<pass>@<ipaddress>:554/path (gui)
find paths on ispydb or in zm hcl

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