Surveillance software for linux
www.zoneminder.com – was written back when mostly analogue cameras were used for surveillance though it does support IP cams. It has built in motion detection, though this increases CPU use on the server and in reality the cameras do this perfectly well themselves. Seems like it analyses motion by looking at changes in frames with mjpeg streams, does this mean that it decodes mpeg and h.264 streams into pictures for comparison for motion detection? That seems to me like a massive waste of processing power if the cams already implement motion detection. Also it looks like there has been little work done on it for a while, though everyone seems to rave about it… it just seems like it shouldn’t be this difficult to troubleshoot.
http://www.nuuo.com – I have read better reviews on these combined hardware/software solutions than the qnap, though we are still looking for something more open.
http://www.qnap.com.tw – hardware/software solution, this software is proprietary, something we are not looking for, not to mention I didn’t read many particularly enduring reviews for these products