[CentOS] OT: Video Surveillance SW on CentOS

Tue May 17 15:07:20 UTC 2011
Dan Carl <danc at bluestarshows.com>

On 5/17/2011 8:33 AM, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> I suggested to our Homeowners Association that we begin a Private
> Forum (phpBB) and web site. That suggestion has been well received and
> we will proceed with that.
> Now, I have become involved in a much more complex and important
> project, which is Video Surveillance, for the entrance to our
> subdivision.
> I Googled and found two (2) things for Linux that seem to be OK:
> (a)  ZoneMinder
> http://www.zoneminder.com/
> (b) Motion
> http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/Motion/WebHome
> Both are licensed under the GPL. Motion is available from the RPMForge
> Repository, which is a big "plus", for installation, upgrades and
> removal.
> ZoneMinder seems to be a much more active project.
Used zoneminder in the past may be a bit of overkill for your application.

> I would appreciate Feedback, from anyone who has used either or both
> of these programs. Pros and Cons?
Check out Tiger Direct they sell Night Owl system for less the $300.
Maybe they can't do everything but for easy of use, setup, maintenance 
etc well worth the trade off.
Trust me it'll save on the "Lanny the camera server isn't working,  
again" calls :)

I've also had success with Geo Vision but it is ... dare I say Windows 
> Also, if anyone has other Software to recommend, to run on CentOS,
> that information will be appreciated.
If you don't want to run it on CentOS but are looking for a Linux 
solution LinuxMCE may be worth a look.
Never used it but looks interesting.
> The idea is to have at least two (2) cameras. One for Arrivals and One
> for Departures.