How to use a Chinese Yoosee/2cu IP Camera with Zoneminder on Ubuntu

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This IP camera is a fairly cheap one (30-40 US$). According to the user manual it is supposed to be used with Yoosee mobile camera app to view photos remotely.But after upgrading “yoosee” the remote viewing had failed. Luckily the “2cu” app could be used to view photos remotely with out any problem  . Therefore I had to drop ” yoosee” and select  “2cu ” app for the mobile phone. As an alternative measure for  this type of unexpected problems I thought of exploring possibilities of using this camera on Zonemider .

(First I have started and connected the ip camera to the wireless router through wifi .

Then I have used “nmap -A -T4 192.168.1.*” on the terminal .
The results of nmap showed that the ip camera is connected through ip address 192.168.1.4
and the opened ports were 554  and 5000.

I tried to view the server using 192.168.1.4 :554 and 192.168.1.4:5000 but failed.)

My operating system is Ubuntu 15.10 .The Zoneminer version is v1.28.1.

First download free Xeoma app and ran to find the streaming address of the camera.

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IP camera view on Xeoma ( photo at right)

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From the above figure you can see that  the URLs  are  rtsp://192.168.1.4/onvif1 and rtsp://192.168.1.4/onvif2

I have used one of the above URLs to configure the monitor of  Zoneminder.

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monitor of  zoneminder

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I have used the Monitor Preset  of Foscam F1820 ffmpg H264 as a guidance . But used the Source path and the resolution from the Xeoma results.

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IP camera view on Zoneminder( photo at left)

You can use this cost effective night vision Chinese IP camera on Zoneminder very easily.