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Home Security Camera System - unRaid, Zoneminder & Home Assistant

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Hey all! I made I video demonstrating a cheap security camera system being used with Zoneminder through unRaid. I didn't want it to go into too much detail, so I think it presents enough information to get people hooked on unRaid just as i was hooked. Please let me know what you think, and enjoy! :)

https://youtu.be/D3pjZKO5eIE

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Nice Job!!!

 

I'm thinking about building my own system and this gives me a lot of ideas.

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4 hours ago, kizer said:

Nice Job!!!

 

I'm thinking about building my own system and this gives me a lot of ideas.

Thanks! If you already have an unRaid system I believe this method is a no brainier.

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Oh yeah I have an unRAID system. I’ve been really interested in cameras lately, but they’ve either been lacking in features or simply to expensive. 

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6 hours ago, kizer said:

Oh yeah I have an unRAID system. I’ve been really interested in cameras lately, but they’ve either been lacking in features or simply to expensive. 

Yeah me too. I might start another thread asking for some recommendations.

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This will work fine for a few camera's. I have 26 cameras and it will bog down the system when viewing them.

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This would work okay for a couple cameras. I have 6 IP cams with zoneminder running in a VM on Proxmox on a Dell R720. My original setup I had Freenas as my storage server and a share mounted in the zoneminder VM for camera storage It worked great. I decided to give Unraid a try as my NAS to recoup some extra storage space. I setup a share from in Unraid mounted it in the NVR VM, it was a disaster I was getting recording errors, things weren't getting recorded. Cameras would drop off. I was recording at 1080p initially i dropped to the lowest rez that helped some but same thing. The poor write speed of Unraid parity just couldn't keep up. I did work well making the video location an unassigned disk without the parity but not like having an actual array like ZFS. I ended up taking a drive out of the unraid and installing it into the R720 and passing it through to the VM and no issue since. I did also try using the cache drive on that share and that worked great until the mover ran and same problems. The R720 and Unraid are both using 10GBE so its not a network issue either. It would also depend on the cameras used CCTV are very limited on the bandwidth they have so more of them would probably work.

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Wyze Cameras now Support RTSP on their V2 line.  For $20 to $25 per Camera I think I might give this a try fun. 

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1 hour ago, kizer said:

Wyze Cameras now Support RTSP on their V2 line.  For $20 to $25 per Camera I think I might give this a try fun. 

Mine was just delivered last night first attempt to integrate with blue iris failed tried to flash it new firmware and that went through but could not connect to BI will keep working at it, will be interested to hear how you make out oh and as far as video quality i'm impressed with this little camera

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I’ve been using Wyze V1 since release and I’ve very impressed with them.

My only beef is I want local storage so the RTSP seems like a pretty good idea. “As long as it works” lol


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