The Open Source CCTV Solution


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Shinobi is Open Source, written in Node.js, and real easy to use. It is the future of CCTV and NVR for developers and end-users alike. It is catered to by professionals and most importantly by the one who created it.

Some Aspects

Shinobi can be used as a Baby Monitor, Construction Site Montage Viewer, Store Camera DVR, and much more.

Defeats Limits

Don't be held back by a maximum number of streams based on browser.

Modern Recording

Record to MP4 or WebM and open videos on your mobile device.

Realtime Data

Websocket provides realtime events pushed to connected clients.

Two Kinds of Shinobi

Shinobi CE
Community Edition

For small teams and personal use in a home or small office. This version is updated only for major changes or bug fixes.

Shinobi Pro
Professional Edition

For businesses that require using Shinobi in a commercial location and would like developer support and regular updates.

What others say

"Thank you for building this project! Zoneminder has been a staple of the DVR world for as long as I can remember, but now that cameras are more and more dropping MJPEG support and resolutions keep getting higher, the feature set just isn't keeping up and I've been looking for an alternative for a while now. I've tried contributing over there quite a few times over the past couple of years, and while I'm comfortable with C, the linux-only workflow for C development just doesn't click with me."

A Contributor

"After trying zoneminder without success (heavy unstable and slow) I passed to Shinobi that despite being young spins a thousand times better (I have a setup with 16 cameras recording in FHD to ~ 10fps on a pentium of ~ 2009 and I turn with load below 1.5)."

A Reddit user

"I would suggest Shinobi as a NVR. It's still in the early days but works a lot better than ZoneMinder for me. I'm able to record 16 cams at 1080p 15fps continously whith no load on server (Pentium E5500 3GB RAM) where zm crashed with 6 cams at 720p. Not to mention the better interface."

A Reddit user

Compared to the leading alternative

Supported by an Active Community

Shinobi is used all around the globe and developed on by hundreds of developers. Some of us like to get together and talk about how Shinobi can be made better.

Join us on Discord

Need Professional Support?

Shinobi is made to last and is maintained with care. If you need to get a big operation running, personell briefed, or a place to take your woes. Here it is.

Support from Professionals

Why Make This?
Other Solutions Already Exist.

The creator of Shinobi wanted to make a cloud video recording solution. One that anyone could easily use. Simply login to your account, add camera details, set options, and away you go. Viewing streams and recordings on your mobile device by simply opening a web page. No installations. This means you could view it on any device with a capable browser.

Why Shinobi