ZoneMinder Documentation

Welcome to ZoneMinder’s documentation. Please navigate to one of the links below.

If you are facing issues that are not covered in the documentation, please feel free to check the ZoneMinder Forums or join the ZoneMinder-Chat Slack channel if you prefer real time interaction.

Installation Guide

Many distribution repos only hold older versions of ZoneMinder, current versions contain many bug fixes and updated functionality. Instructions here for installing updated packages or compiling from source.

User Guide

Guide to setting up ZoneMinder for the first time and detailed guides for using the ZoneMinder front end.


Information on using the CakePHP based API for interfacing to ZoneMinder


Frequently Asked Questions


How to contribute to ZoneMinder. As a community project we always need help, you don’t need to be a coder to test or update documentation.

Event Notification Server and Machine Learning hooks

Documentation for the 3rd party Event Notification Server and Machine Learning for Object/People/Face detection.

Indices and tables