ZoneMinder Reviews

Works if you can get and keep it running

about ZoneMinder and iSpy · ·

(Linux OS) Setting up ZM is not for the faint of heart. First off, it's all web/browser based and has a lot of dependencies (apache, MySQL, etc.) If the web page doesn't display you'll have to resort to command-line configuration editing, which is painstaking due to the way the software is designed. Secondly, the camera image files are saved deep within subdirectories making them difficult to find when not using the web-based GUI.

I'd love to find a similar alternative for Linux (have one for Windows--iSpy).

Here is an alternative answering your woes 3 years later. Not as robust yet, but getting there.