Christophe Nowicki

August 4, 2008

Zoneminder plugin for Freevo, first release

I’ve wrote an Zoneminder plugin for Freevo.


The first release of the plugin support the fallowing features :

  • Monitor Live Streaming ;
  • Montage ;
  • Browse events by monitor ;
  • Browse events by time

I’ve planned to add :

  • Secure HTTP ;
  • Playback Navigation (rewind and fast forward) ;
  • Live event notification.

Please feel free to ask any other feature. Patches and bug reports are welcome ;)


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You can download the freevo plugin from the subversion repository :

svn co


Just copy the file into /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/freevo/plugins (2.5 should be your current version of python) as root.
And install the MySQLdb python package on your system. (apt-get install python-mysqldb on Debian GNU/Linux).


Put the fallowing line in the file :

plugin.activate(‘zoneminder’, level=45)
ZONEMINDER_CONFIG = ‘/etc/zm.conf’
ZONEMINDER_EVENTS_DIR = ‘/var/www/events’

The file /etc/zm.conf must be readable by the freevo user.
# id freevo
uid=1003(freevo) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),24(cdrom),29(audio),44(video),46(plugdev)
ls -l /etc/zm.conf
-rw-rw---- 1 root users 1324 2008-08-04 01:21 /etc/zm.conf

Now you can restart freevo and use the plugin.

Filed under: ZoneMinder — Tags:, — cscm @ 00:29

July 6, 2008

Zoneminder plugins for Munin

I use ZoneMinder for my CCTV system and Munin for network monitoring.
But there is no ZoneMinder plugins for Munin, so I’ve decided to wrote theses plugins :

  • zm_events : get the number of events catched by monitors ;
  • zm_fps : get the number of frames per seconds ;
  • zm_hourly_events : get the number of events per hours.

You can download theses plugins from the subversion repository :

svn co

Enjoy and feel free to report bugs and suggest new graphs.

Filed under: ZoneMinder — Tags:, — cscm @ 08:30

February 16, 2008

Mise en place d’un système de vidéo surveillance avec ZoneMinder


Au cours de l’année dernière, j’ai mis en place un système de vidéo-surveillance à mon domicile, ce système se base sur un serveur sous Debian GNU/Linux et le logiciel libre Zone Minder.

Au cours de cette mise en place, j’ai acquis une expèrience sur les technologies de vidéo surveillance.

Suite à de nombreuses demandes de collèges et amis, je tiens à partager cette expèrience :

Mise en place d’un système de vidéo surveillance avec ZoneMinder

Filed under: Debian,Hardware,Work,ZoneMinder — Tags:, — cscm @ 22:58

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