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Warning.png Warning:
This is early alpha development please use only on test machine, not for production


Alpha 9:
The latest version of smeserver-zoneminder is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.
this is available in the zmrepo external repository with most of the dependencies


ZoneMinder is intended for use in single or multi-camera video security applications, including commercial or home CCTV, theft prevention and child, family member or home monitoring and other domestic care scenarios such as nanny cam installations. It supports capture, analysis, recording, and monitoring of video data coming from one or more video or network cameras attached to a Linux system. ZoneMinder also support web and semi-automatic control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom cameras using a variety of protocols. It is suitable for use as a DIY home video security system and for commercial or professional video security and surveillance. It can also be integrated into a home automation system via X.10 or other protocols.

This contrib is for IP Camera's only.



You can choose to activate one of the php version as long as it is at least >=56

yum --enablerepo=smecontribs,smedev install smeserver-extrarepositories-zmrepo smeserver-extrarepositories-remi-safe
signal-event yum-modify
yum install smeserver-php-scl --enablerepo=smecontribs
config show php54 PhpModule disabled
config show php55 PhpModule disabled 
config show php56 PhpModule enabled
config show php70 PhpModule disabled
config show php71 PhpModule disabled
signal-event php-update

Install Zoneminder from the zmrepo

yum install smeserver-zoneminder zoneminder --enablerepo=zmrepo,smecontribs,smedev,smetest
signal-event zoneminder-update
config set UnsavedChanges no

NFR Acces Zoneminder via sub domain

Instead of accessing the Zoneminder portal at, it is possible to change this to e.g. For this the easiest and comfortable way is to use the webapps-common contrib.

Important.png Note:
This part assumes you have followed the complete above installation procedure.

Install the webapps-common contrib according to the Contrib page. Then (as per example for issue the following as root:

db domains set domain Description "CCTV" Content Primary \
Nameservers internet TemplatePath WebAppVirtualHost \
DocumentRoot /usr/share/zoneminder/www RequireSSL enabled
signal-event domain-create

Next you need to adjust the existing (from above) custom template (make a backup copy first):

sed -i '/Alias/d' /etc/e-smith/templates-custom/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf/98zoneminder

Followed by:

signal-event webapps-update

to activate all changes. Now you can reach your zoneminder portal at


service zoneminder stop
yum --setopt=tsflags=noscripts remove zoneminder smeserver-zoneminder

do not forget to remove the domain you created if you did

signal-event domain-delete
signal-event webapps-update

Now to cleanup everything you may want to perform the usual post-upgrade and reboot events. Apart from the php-scl and webapps contribs, all that is left is the MySQL database zm and the logfiles. It's up to you what to do with them.

ZoneMinder clients

By default, ZoneMinder can be accessed via the webinterface. There are also 3rd party client applications available.

zmNinja, a beautiful fast and efficient client application (freely available on Github) DEMO

- Android - Play Store

- iOS - iTunes

- Mac/Windows/Linux Github


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-zoneminder component or use this link

Below is an overview of the current issues for this contrib:
10539SME Contribs9.2RESOLVEDimport for SME9


Only released version in smecontrib are listed here.