How to install Zoneminder on Ubuntu Server 16.04

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This video is a tutorial on how to install Zoneminder on Ubuntu server 16.04.

Here is a great link that has a lot of information on installing zoneminder

Prequisites needed are
– Apache2
– Mysql

As always make sure your system is up to date….
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade



  1. You sir are a godsend. Everytime I look for a YouTube video for a project I am doing, you have a complete walkthrough of exactly what I need.

    Thank you so much for your hard work.

  2. I am able to get PTZ working in zoneminder. But just to let you know the control is less than desired, pretty sluggish if you ask me. Oh well that was the mission. It does work but not the best. I'm sure it could be fine tuned. It would just be easier and better to control PTZ from a third party application.

  3. In my Opinion from testing each software Zoneminder, Shinobi, Blue Iris, Milestone beats all of them. The features are off the chain, very professional look and options,secure, mobile client app on play store, easy set up, pretty and free.

  4. just installed a fresh ubuntu server but after executing 'sudo systemctl start zoneminder'
    I get this error .
    Job for zoneminder.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
    See "systemctl status zoneminder.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

    Anyone got any ideas why?


  5. Hello, good tutorial, i'll try to follow it as soon as i can, i made a fast forward os this video and seems great, but i would like to know if you also deal with voip server, like freepbx, and if you know if its possible to install zoneminder and freepbx on the same server. Thank you in advanced.

  6. Great detailed tutorial. My problem is that after following this and adding a Onvif camera stream I get no video in the monitor šŸ™‚ Any suggestions? I am using Chrome and hosting on Ubuntu 16.0.4 ltsp.

    I can get the stream using VLC but only at 15fps

  7. How can you update zoneminder, just went through and did it this way, seems to have installed 1.29, current release is 1.31. Kind of a linux noob, sry if its a dumb question

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