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Old 02-23-2017, 11:32 PM   #1
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Security camera software


I have a set of Uniden security cameras with software designed for Windows XP or 7. Does anybody know of an open-sourced software that would interface with Linux Mint V;18.1 ?

An inquiry with Uniden staff revealed that they only support Windows XP & V: 7 I would really like to avoid loading Windows XP on my hard drive along with Linux.

If you have any insight, please share. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 11:41 PM   #2
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Take a look at motion.

The motion project seems to be in flux right now, so you might need to follow a a few links to get to it.
 
Old 02-24-2017, 08:57 AM   #3
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To frankbell,

Thank you very much for this recommendation. I will study the documentation.
 
Old 02-24-2017, 05:46 PM   #4
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I've been looking at zoneminder. Might be useful.
 
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:37 PM   #5
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Thank you, Jefro. I'm downloaded as this one seems more advanced. It will take some experimenting on my part but I've got time. Appreciate your direction.

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Old 02-24-2017, 09:34 PM   #6
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Some pretty detailed instructions on zoneminder with Mint at their forum site below.

https://forums.zoneminder.com/viewtopic.php?t=25153

The link below to zoneminder and Ubuntu which should be pretty similar as the instructions use a terminal.

http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/...de/ubuntu.html
 
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:43 AM   #7
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Thank you, Yancek

I'll be working with ZoneMinder this coming week and will access the forum for instructions. We have cameras placed but have had to be satisfied with real-time use for awhile. This will benefit administration & security.
 
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What's the backup plan if smarter burglar cuts ISP cord? I'm wondering too.
 
Old 02-26-2017, 09:24 AM   #9
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Backup plan for ZoneMinder

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System is off-line on stand alone desktop. We don't use Internet access software--too vulnerable.
 
Old 02-26-2017, 10:28 AM   #10
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Is this then after the fact monitoring? Is stand alone desktop out of sight to not be stolen?
 
Old 02-26-2017, 10:54 AM   #11
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This unit monitors a number of cameras on-site. Viewing is available real-time and/or recapture if an incident triggers concern. There is no need for off-site access by administrator. Recapture can be downloaded onto a DVD and given to appropriate parties.
 
Old 03-01-2017, 01:44 PM   #12
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Question Loading ZoneMinder - questions

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Some pretty detailed instructions on zoneminder with Mint at their forum site below.

https://forums.zoneminder.com/viewtopic.php?t=25153

The link below to zoneminder and Ubuntu which should be pretty similar as the instructions use a terminal.

http://zoneminder.readthedocs.io/en/...de/ubuntu.html
Yancek

The cameras we have are Uniden w/software designed for Widows XP and/or 7. I checked with a tech at Uniden and he recommended using WINE to interface with ZoneMinder. This is all well and good. My problem, however, is not having enough experience with DOS commands to understand how to program these in.

I do see the step by step guide, but do I always start each command with sudo or not?
Do I load Wine first then Zoneminder?
As I am at Mint V:18.1, should I be using Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 14x?

While it might be best to get a lending hand from a neighbor with programming expertise, I would rather self-learn with a bit of guidance. If I mess up badly, I'll simply erase the hard drive and reload. A backup is always kept close by.

OrphanHome
 
Old 03-01-2017, 02:15 PM   #13
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Do I load Wine first then Zoneminder?
For things that require wine, you have wine installed first. Then you run the installation.exe for the software. And you end up with the application.exe to use (if it works under wine). I've used it so few times I'm not sure if you need to be root for the installation.exe part or not. But it was advanced enough (and that was probably a decade ago) to just run wine if it wasn't a linux native binary, so just run the binary.

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Old 03-01-2017, 03:13 PM   #14
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I get the feeling that you can run zoneminder native in linux and use the cameras. Not sure you need the windows software.
 
Old 03-01-2017, 05:00 PM   #15
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At the zoneminder website a number of version are shown including Ubuntu. But a warning accompanies Ubuntu. Which version is needed for Mint 18.1?
 
  


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