[CentOS] zoneminder

Thu Feb 6 14:14:32 UTC 2014
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On 02/05/2014 07:01 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> You could spend your budget on IP cameras and not need to worry about
> hardware connections or where the server sits.   If your old system
> works with IP cameras you could probably use the same approach - run
> it under an OS that works in a VM somewhere and treat it like an
> appliance.

The caution with IP cameras and zoneminder together is the significant 
increase in CPU load due to zm's transcoding, with MJPEG cameras in 
particular.  I'm running a zm here with a few older IP cams on VMware 
ESX and had to drop the framerate each time I added a camera due to the 
CPU load.  And the load of just storing the individual JPEG files is 
pretty significant if you record.