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Video Camera Security and Surveillance Solution

There are several cameras at the workshop. They were installed to allow you to remotely view what people are doing at the workshop.


The system should be easy to setup, use and expand.

Project Status

This project is actively being worked on by Mark Zander : 2015/03/01


It is currently running on a Intel P4 2.6GHz. with 1.25GB RAM and 500GB disk.

Plans are in the works to move to a Raspberry PI 2 with an external 1GB drive.

It is running the latest 32bit Debian version.

There are several D-link based web-cameras used(DCS-930L, Insteon 3100PT, DCS-933L, DCS-932L)

Setting up Zoneminder

Install Zoneminder

apt-get install zoneminder

Configure Zoneminder

There is one manual step to get the web interface working. You need to link /etc/zm/apache.conf to /etc/apache2/conf.d/zoneminder.conf, then reload the apache config (i.e. /etc/init.d/apache2 reload)

Configure Shared Memory

Add this to the /etc/sysctl.conf

# Shared Memory for Zoneminder
kernel.shmall = 2097152         # 8GB total shared memory
kernel.shmmax = 268435456       # 256MB maximum segment size