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High performance, cross platform ionic app for Home/Commerical Security Surveillance using ZoneMinder


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Project Adoption 2022

After 6+ years of developing zmNinja + ES + ML, Pliable Pixels no longer had the time to maintain the project. ZoneMinder development team will take on the support of zmNinja and provision of notification services going forward. This may necessitate new app names due to some app store policies.

zmNinja website

zmNinja is a multi platform (iOS, Android, Windows Desktop, Mac Desktop, Linux Desktop) client for ZoneMinder users. ZoneMinder is an incredible open source camera monitoring system and is used by many for home and commercial security monitoring.

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Before you ask for help

  • Make sure you have read the FAQ
  • Make sure you have validated that your APIs are working (if not, its a ZM issue, please post in ZM forums)
  • Please don't ask me for help with source compilation if you are not familiar with coding mobile apps - you should try and solve your own problems

Video Demo

Check out a video demo of zmNinja here

Mobile Platforms

zmNinja is stable as of today and runs on a variety of Android and iOS platforms. See links above to get them on play store (Android) and app store (iOS)

It also runs on the desktop (see below)

Desktop Platforms

Please download binaries from here.

Key Features

  • Push Notifications Object detection/face recognition for alarms (Needs the eventserver to be set up)
  • Multiple languages (English, French, German, Spanish, Portugese, Dutch, and more)
  • H264 video support
  • live views of monitors
  • Montage view (with multiple montage profile settings/sizes)
  • Events history and list
  • Timeline view
  • Camera pan/tilt/zoom (needs to have ZM support it first)
  • 24hr review

Key Limitations

  • Client certificates are not supported
  • If you use self signed certificates, you will likely have to install them in your phone (especially Android)
  • If you use Basic Authentication, you'll have to go through additional setup (see FAQ)


To Pliable Pixels for his fantastic contributions to the ZoneMinder community in building this application.

Important Notes

  • zmNinja needs APIs enabled in ZoneMinder. See this for instructions on how to make sure your APIs are working. If they are not working, zmNinja will not work.