This page describes a new "skin" or user interface to the ZoneMinder Video Security system. If you do not know what ZoneMinder is and are curious, then click the logo at right to find out more. If you use, or plan to use ZoneMinder, this page should be of interest to you as I think this new skin is a very good complement to the great system the ZoneMinder authors provide.
Though the architecture of ZoneMinder is very good, and its feature set is both broad and reliable, the existing console interface was clunky and inefficient when used for my most common needs. Thus, I decided to organize the various screens and user interface functions into something that streamlined my day-to-day usage of ZoneMinder. I think my requirements for a user interface are quite common, so am providing this in hopes that others find it useful too. There's a download button on the top of this page if you want to try it out yourself, or continue reading for more descriptions.
Note that this is not about making the ZoneMinder interface prettier to look at. Rather, it is about improving the user interaction flow.