ZoneMinder is a set of applications which support capture, analysis, recording, and monitoring of video data coming from cameras attached to a Linux system. It features a user-friendly Web interface which allows viewing, archival, review, and deletion of images and movies captured by the cameras. The image analysis system is highly configurable, permitting retention of specific events, while eliminating false positives. ZoneMinder is built around the definition of a set of individual ‘zones’ of varying sensitivity and functionality for each camera.
This allows the elimination of regions which should be ignored or the definition of areas which will alarm if various thresholds are exceeded in conjunction with other zones. All management, control, and other functions are supported through the Web interface. This is a beta release featuring improved performance of video capture and analysis as well as more reactive Web scripts, new features including easier event management with configurable filtering, automatic FTP uploading of selected events, X10 functionality to allow interfacing to Home Automation or burglar alarm systems, and much more.
Process management has been improved with automatic daemon monitoring and watchdogging. Configuration and installation has a substantially improved more logical file structure. All known bugs are fixed. This release has the following enhancements as well as a number of bugfixes. You can now create alarm filters to email you a long or short format message. Both message types are fully configurable in terms of when they are sent and what they contain. Much improved configuration and more stable and reliable functioning in general and video configuration specifically.