Appliance category: 

ZoneMinder

Video Surveillance

ZoneMinder is a full-featured, open source, state-of-the-art video surveillance software system. Monitor your home, office, or wherever you want. Using off the shelf hardware with any camera, you can design a system as large or as small as you need.

ZoneMinder appliance includes all the standard features in TurnKey Core, and on top of that:

  • ZoneMinder configurations:
    • ZoneMinder installed from Debian backports apt repository.
    • ZoneMinder package pinned (security and convenience).

      Security note: Updates to ZoneMinder may require supervision so they ARE NOT configured to install automatically. See below for updating ZoneMinder.

  • SSL support out of the box.
  • Adminer administration frontend for MySQL (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL).
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email from web applications (e.g., password recovery).
  • Webmin modules for configuring Apache2, PHP, MySQL and Postfix.

Supervised Manual Zoneminder Update

To upgrade to the latest Debian backports version of ZoneMinder from the command line:

apt-get update
apt-get install zoneminder

Usage details & Logging in for Administration

  • ZoneMinder credentials set during configuration

No default passwords: For security reasons there are no default passwords. All passwords are set at system initialization time.

Ignore SSL browser warning: browsers don't like self-signed SSL certificates, but this is the only kind that can be generated automatically. If you have a domain configured, then via Confconsole Advanced menu, you can generate free Let's Encypt SSL/TLS certificates.

Web - point your browser at either:

  1. http://12.34.56.789/ - not encrypted so no browser warning
  2. https://12.34.56.789/ - encrypted with self-signed SSL certificate

Note: some appliances auto direct http to https.

Username for adminer:

Login as username adminer

Username for database administration:

  1. Adminer; login as MySQL username adminer:

    https://12.34.56.789:12322/ - Adminer database management web app

  2. MySQL command line tool; log in as root (no password required):
    $ mysql --user root
    Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
    Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.
    
    mysql>
    

Username for OS system administration:

Login as root except on AWS marketplace which uses username admin.

  1. Point your browser to:
  2. Login with SSH client:
    ssh root@12.34.56.789
    

    Special case for AWS marketplace:

    ssh admin@12.34.56.789
    

* Replace 12.34.56.789 with a valid IP or hostname.