[chbot] IP cam, open source software, PTZ, joystick control

Mark Atherton markaren1 at xtra.co.nz
Sun Aug 9 02:03:25 BST 2020

I am moving towards installing a security system at home, but also have 
a need for a decent PTZ camera in the garage, to keep an eye on various 
pieces of gear while in operation. Garage-cam is probably the most 
demanding of all of the units.

Starting point for requirements: IP camera, full HD resolution, with 
PTZ, H265, ONVIF profile 'S'. Less than 500ms latency.

Current fav is 
which is about NZ$360 at PB tech.

Anyone have direct experience with ONVIF profile 'S' cameras ?


In terms of real-time display, an Android App will be useful, but 
willing to consider a small stand alone PC and display with external 
3-axis joystick to control PTZ.

Two minutes of digging turn up Zoneminder (https://zoneminder.com/) and 
ONVIF Device Manager (https://sourceforge.net/projects/onvifdm/)


Anyone have any direct experience with any of the above, or direct 
experience with an alternate solution ?



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