Single Board Computers

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The following pages cover Single Board Computers with Zoneminder.

Traditionally, these are ARM based; The Raspberry Pi, The Beaglebone, and others. For those not experienced with ARM these devices perform at level below an x86 based motherboard, yet offer lower power consumption and purchase cost. When using an ARM board, it is recommended to run cameras at lower resolutions (e.g. 640x480 or 800x600), and lower frame rates.

Single Board Computers work well for a small home setup, or as an adjunct to a larger camera system. For large camera systems, they are not yet well documented.


There are at least three ways an SBC can be used with ZM (this also applies to any computer...)

  • ZM server
  • ZM client (viewing ZM and displaying feeds on a monitor)
  • Camera (attached via usb or other peripheral)


As Server

As Client

As Camera


Zoneminder Blogspot - Notes on Various Single Board Computers