Console View

Console View

This is the main ZoneMinder console. As you can see it lists the monitors and their states and also details various other information such as alarm counts. I've had to scale this a bit to get it to fit which has messed it up a bit, you can click on the image to view it full size. There are several things you can click on in this view.

Montage View

Montage View

Clicking on the 'montage' link takes you to this page which shows all active monitors and their current state.

Watch View

Watch View

This image shows a 'live' feed from one of the monitors. Under the live images are lists of some previous events for this monitor.

PTZ View

PTZ View

The monitor in the previous shot happened to be using a controllable Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) camera. So instead of the event listing you can instead display a panel to control the camera as in this image.

Timeline View

Timeline View

Viewing events in the Timeline View.

Events View

Events View

The Events View

Filter View

Filter View

This is the filter window which allows you to customise or select which events you see, or load previously saved filters and save filters to automatically delete, archive or email events etc.

Event View

Event View

Whichever event list view you choose (and you can always flip between them), you can review or get more detail about an event by clicking on it to bring up the window shown here. This event is about one third of the way through replay which you can tell by the progress bar just under the image. You can also click on this to navigate to certain locations in events.

Stills View

Stills View

Replaying the event is good for getting an idea of what was going on. However it is often useful to be able to inspect certain frames more closely. Clicking on the 'Stills' link takes you to this view, where you can view the individual frames that make up an event. Frames that triggered the alarm, via motion detection, are highlighted by a red border.

Zones View

Zones View

One of the keys to using ZoneMinder successfully is the concept of zones. Zones are areas within an image that you can define for the purposes of motion detection, or even ignoring motion. From the Console view you can click on the Zones column to get this summary view of the zones for a monitor. The zones are displayed on the image and also listed below. They are colour coded depending on their purpose.

Zone View

Zone View

Clicking on one of the zones in the image will bring up a configuration screen where you can define the shape and sensitivity of the zone in order to maximise detection or prevent false alarms for instance. Picking on one of the zones in the image will bring up a configuration screen where you can define the shape and sensitivity of the zone in order to maximise detection or prevent false alarms for instance.

Options View

Options View

There are various options you can use to control ZoneMinder. In fact there are lots! Here is a shot of the Options dialog which is accessible from the Console view. There are several tabs that group the options into categories. Clicking on the ? by an option will give you help for that option.