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I'm looking for CCTV solution. I found this http://www.zoneminder.com/ but last version has been released about 2 years ago.

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Look at superuser.com/questions/58765/… –  Teddy Mar 3 '11 at 10:48

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IP cams are quite cheap these days, it's dedicated hardware and there's the advantage of easy configurability. If there's functionality in those IP cams a GNU/Linux+webcam setup can't give you, and you don't mind shelling out for it, then by all means go that way.

Also updates for ZoneMinder might be on their way: Forum Posts

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I already have six working CCTV cams and looking only for new software solution(old windows app is terrible in use) –  B14D3 Mar 3 '11 at 9:18
    
What windows app are you currently running? –  ErnieTheGeek Mar 3 '11 at 14:34

We're running Zoneminder in production. As far as I'm aware there are no showstopper bugs on it, so I'm not too worried that it's out of active development; it's probably worth looking into, at least.

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While there are lots of hardware you can buy / attach (and I second Teddy's recommendation for motion) I have found Axis cameras (and their other hardware) to be very good quality / well documented / well supported / reliable etc....

but last version has been released about 2 years ago.

You don't want to use stable software????

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Just saw your comment elsewhere regarding existing CCTVs - analogue? - Linux provides a standard API - so any video4linux capture card (v4l) will work with the cameras and most software. –  symcbean Mar 3 '11 at 14:02

I would recommend Motion.

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I know people who've successfully used zoneminder and Cisco IP cameras (PVC2300 I think) for a Linux based CCTV system. But from memory there was a good about of work building a setup around both of these products to achieve exactly what was needed.

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