ZoneMinder Client v0.3.0

  • ZoneMinder Client Version : 0.3.0
  • Created By : Kevin Godell
  • Existing Features : Toolbar Buttons, ZM Mode, Secure Password Storage
  • New Features : Sidebar Montage, Monitor WatchDog
  • Tested with : ZoneMinder v1.24.2, v1.24.4
  • To Do List : Test with ZoneMinder v1.25.0
  • Firefox Versions: 3.6 – 10.0

Changes since Version 0.2.0:

  • It is NOT compatible with SeaMonkey anymore.
  • The Sidebar Montage has been added. (CTRL + ALT + Z)
  • The Monitor WatchDog has been added. (find it under the “Cameras” button)
  • The Cameras toolbarbutton has been reorganized.
  • Groups of Monitors can be imported in the Prefwindow. (CTRL + SHIFT + Z)

How to use the Sidebar Montage:

  1. Go to the Prefwindow via Tools → ZoneMinder Client → Cameras.
  2. Add or import your Groups of Monitors.
  3. Save the settings and exit the Prefwindow.
  4. Open the sidebar via View → Sidebars → ZoneMinder Client (CTRL + ALT + Z).
  5. If your are not logged in, press the “Log In” button.
  6. Select your Group of Monitors from the menu button.
  7. Adjust the Frame Rate as needed (1fps – 30fps).
  8. Adjust the Scale as needed (5% – 100%).

How to use the Monitor WatchDog:

  1. Go to the Prefwindow via Tools → ZoneMinder Client → Cameras.
  2. Add or import your Groups of Monitors.
  3. Go to the Prefwindow via Tools → ZoneMinder Client → WatchDog.
  4. Check the box if you want the WatchDog to start when you open Firefox.
  5. Adjust how often you want to check for alarm status of each monitor(10s – 60s).
  6. Save the settings and exit the Prefwindow.
  7. Select a Group of Monitors via Cameras → Monitor WatchDog.
  8. If an alarm is detected, you will be notified using Firefox’s nsIAlertsService.
  9. Not all operating systems are compatible with Firefox’s nsIAlertsService.
  10. Mac users may need to install Growl for compatibility.

6 Responses

  1. DVR Security » ZoneMinder Client v0.3.0 Released Says:

    [...] ZoneMinder Client v0.3.0 is now available for download. Filed under: ZoneMinder Client Release, Firefox, Firefox Add-on, Firefox Extension, ZoneMinder, ZoneMinder Client [...]

    Posted on February 11th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

  2. Stanley Says:

    The client will not save my settings. It finds the groups but will not import them. What should I do?

    Posted on February 18th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

  3. admin Says:

    @Stanley. I am sorry that it is not working for you. I need to know what version of zoneminder you are running, and also what version of firefox. I only tested it with versions 1.24.2 and 1.24.4 of zoneminder. The problem is that zoneminder client reads the webpages of the zoneminder server such as the groups page and the montages for each of the groups. Zoneminder was not properly formatted with xhtml causing zoneminder client to break when it tries to read and parse thoses pages as XML(ampersand entities in urls not encoded and some unclosed tags). I would be curious to take a look at the source code of the montage page(CTRL + U). you can send me an email admin at dvr-security dot net. Of course, the other option is for you to manually setup the groups.

    Posted on February 18th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

  4. Stanley Says:

    Reloaded Firefox and settings are now being saved. The only problem now is that the sidebar does not work. It says “Transaction Completed” yet it does not show any cameras.

    I’m running Firefox 10.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04.

    Posted on March 2nd, 2012 at 8:17 pm

  5. Mike Says:

    Can you help me?

    I need shortcut login URL to my zoneminder v.1.25. How can I make secure passwordless “one touch” login URL?

    Posted on March 21st, 2012 at 2:26 am

  6. admin Says:

    @Mike. I am not really sure what you are asking, but I will try to give you some type of answer. Are you talking about using the ‘Allow login by authentication hash’ feature? You have to first login to get the authentication hash. After getting the ‘auth’ key, you would then use it like so: yourzoneminderserver/zm/index.php?auth=23432435g3ge34f5444f44gffg. Let me know some more details so that I can give a better answer.

    Posted on March 21st, 2012 at 6:25 am

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