Ivideon Server for Linux

Want to turn your Linux computer into a video surveillance server? No problem. Ivideon Server for Linux has the same features offered by Ivideon Server for Windows and Mac OS X.

We officially support Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin). Ivideon Server can be installed on other Linux distributions, though we don’t guarantee that it will work perfectly.

Minimal system requirements

  • CPU: Intel® Atom™ Processor
  • RAM: 1 Gb
  • HDD: 500 MB + 11 GB per day for the video archive from one camera without a motion detector (bitrate below 1 Mbit)

Please note that Ivideon Server for Linux is intended to be run in a graphical desktop environment. The current version doesn’t support configuration over a LAN yet, though we’ll certainly add this feature in the future—keep an eye out for updates.

If you really need to be able to configure Ivideon Server over a LAN right now, you can use its previous version. Note, however, that we’ve stopped developing it, so it lacks the features the new version has, such as configuring motion detector zones, PTZ, and archive recording schedules.

Simple installation

The simplest way to install Ivideon Server is to use our installation script:

  1. Download our installation script:
    Download Ivideon Server
  2. Open the Terminal, switch to the folder where you stored the downloaded script, and execute the following commands:

    $ chmod +x ./install-ivideon-server.sh

    $ sudo ./install-ivideon-server.sh

  3. To launch Ivideon Server on Ubuntu Desktop, type "Ivideon" in the Dash search field. Click on Ivideon Server in the search results.
  4. Follow the configuration instructions.

Manual installation

To install Ivideon on your Linux machine from our open repository, follow these steps:

  1. Execute the following commands in the Terminal:

    $ sudo wget http://packages.ivideon.com/ubuntu/keys/ivideon.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ivideon.list

    $ wget -O - http://packages.ivideon.com/ubuntu/keys/ivideon.key | sudo apt-key add -

    $ sudo apt-get update

    $ sudo apt-get install ivideon-video-server

  2. To launch Ivideon Server on Ubuntu Desktop, type "Ivideon" in the Dash search field. Click on Ivideon Server in the search results.
  3. Follow the configuration instructions.