Open Source CCTV Software (for Linux and Raspberry Pi)

Are you looking for Open Source CCTV Software? So just read this article.

If you want to use CCTV software for Linux and other devices such as the Raspberry Pi,  I have some good news...

There are some interesting options to record the video from an IP camera directly to a computer or other device running Free software, let's take a look.


ZoneMinder is an open source CCTV software for home and office monitoring. You just need to download it, install it on a PC, and start using it.

Open Source CCTV Software - ZoneMinder

Source: ZoneMinder

Main Features

You can use ZoneMinder with analog or IP cameras for surveillance, recording and video analytics. It's possible to scale from one to multiple cameras.

The software is compatible with Raspberry Pi, PC and servers and allows you to monitor your home or office from anywhere in the world using its remote features. 


iSPY is an open source software that works with most of the IP cameras available in the market. You can use it for small and medium surveillance projects.

Main Features

The software is available for Windows, Mac and Lixus and can be installed on PCs and devices that run Open Software software.

This platform also is compatible with the ONVIF protocol and integration with Home Assistant platforms and streaming to devices such as the Chromecast.

==> To learn more read the article: iSpy Software Review


This Open Source CCTV software is available in two different versions, one for home and small business and other versions for commercial applications.

Shinobi - Open Source Software

Source: Shinobi

Main Features

Shinobi is used as a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) to record camera footage for later playback and also can be used as a baby or pet monitor.

This software can record in .mp4 format which is a well-known standard.


This Open Software runs on Linux PCs and servers and also on devices such as the Raspberry Pi and Docker. The platform is scalable and easy to implement.


Source: Kerberos.IO

Main Features works with most of the cameras and can be accessed remotely from mobile devices via cloud. It's very easy to install and can also use video analytics.

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