Re: Anyone using Zone Minder?
I do, and if you can instead get a stand alone pvr, you'll be done in no time.
Zoneminder is pain. Its hard to make it work, unfriendly and buggy, expect weeks or even months to have a stable working config. I do have a cron script to restart zoneminder every 6 hours, else it crashes (could be in a day, or a couple of weeks) causing a kernel panic; just to give you an idea...
Also analog cameras are not worth it, you will need a lot of cpu power (unless using a network digitizer), and finding the (compatible) multi input capture card is difficult, plus you need to run both power and coax to each of them. NOT nice.
Get digital (network) cameras with lots of IR leds for night viewing (or the other night vision thing), and a standalone PVR OR a Zoneminder/pc if you can take the stress of setting it up. Domes are best to resist vandalism, put them out of reach!
BTW: Firefox and Zoneminder don't get along. Have Opera or Chromium around.
i5-2500, Asus p8p67le, 8g ddr3, gtx460. Eeepc 701 4g surf.