Setup a security camera system using freeware on linux

Have been trying to setup a webcam when there’s no teacher in the library. Zoneminder seems to be the cheapest open source solution. Very easy to setup and compatible with any camera supported by v4l (video for linux)
http://www.zoneminder.com/

Setup zoneminder in ubuntu
http://renoirsrants.blogspot.com/2011/07/multiple-webcams-on-zoneminder-part-3.html

Am.. I wonder how many company actually use this as a backend for their web camera solution…

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