Not worth the time or trouble.

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I have used Zoneminder since the analog days. Works great today with my IP cameras. I have always been a Unix, Linux and BSD person.

I have kept Microsoft Windows around for Wife and WAF but personally have changed all of my laptops / desktops to Linux.
 
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I have used Zoneminder since the analog days. Works great today with my IP cameras. I have always been a Unix, Linux and BSD person.

I have kept Microsoft Windows around for Wife and WAF but personally have changed all of my laptops / desktops to Linux.
but does it hold a candle to blue iris? otherwise, spend the -$50.
 

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but does it hold a candle to blue iris? otherwise, spend the -$50.
Can't say for sure because I've never used it. But it does everything I need it to do and it doesn't require me to run Windows. So from my perspective it's vastly superior.
 

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Out of curiosity alone (BI user + a little frigate), I decided to spin up a zoneminder container on my proxmox. Just on Motion detect and was surprised how little CPU it uses. Hardly any compared to frigate. The recordings on detection are coming through/

But I'm trying to get the event server and object detection (person) working to define the objects. I believe I have followed all the steps, installed all the appropriate dependencies and updated the ini files with my cam ID's. 1,2,3,4 etc Unless I have those wrong.


But I'm a bit confused now where do the images appear with the person object defined during detection? Not on my zoneminder dashboard!


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Your title hits the nail on the head!

A week now trying this installation - yep zoneminder works fine - But the events sever OMG too many issues. Posted my issues on the zoneminder forum.

No wonder people always turn to Blue Iris,

Please don't say I didn't read the docs, read them all about 10 times over and reinstalled about 3 times with all the packages/config files set up etc etc.
Also MQTT works one time then another time no. same settings
 

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Your title hits the nail on the head!

A week now trying this installation - yep zoneminder works fine - But the events sever OMG too many issues. Posted my issues on the zoneminder forum.

No wonder people always turn to Blue Iris,

Please don't say I didn't read the docs, read them all about 10 times over and reinstalled about 3 times with all the packages/config files set up etc etc.
Also MQTT works one time then another time no. same settings
looking at the code, yes its a work in progress. But there is some bad habits those programmers need to get out of because it slows the performance down. One bad habit is calling external files for functions. Mainly because it makes it more difficult to debug, but external calling drops the performance. That applies to other script based languages like Python. Their use of PHP & c++ os modules (ffmpeg) is spot on. But their bad habits are most of the timing problems they are experiencing in their event part of their code.
 

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I'm no programmer but I have been using Zoneminder since 2005. I used to install DVRs & NVRs and I still prefer Zoneminder over them for myself. The versions in last few years work very well and are super easy to install. I have a Clonezilla image with Ubuntu server and defaulted Zoneminder. Drop it on any old PC or older server and go with it.
 
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