Agent DVR Alternatives

    Agent DVR is described as 'new advanced video surveillance platform for Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Raspberry Pi and Docker. Agent has a unified user interface that runs on all modern computers, mobile devices and even Virtual Reality'. There are seven alternatives to Agent DVR for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, iPhone and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Shinobi. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try ZoneMinder or iSpy. Other great apps like Agent DVR are Blue Iris (Paid), Frigate NVR (Free, Open Source), Securityspy (Paid) and AI Cam (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 24, 2021

    1. Shinobi is an Open Source CCTV software written in Node.JS. Streams are img tags, but not MJPEG. Images are transferred through WebSocket. Files are saved in WebM videos, not JPEGs.
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    2. ZoneMinder is a free video camera security application suite, designed for low cost DIY video security including commercial or home CCTV, theft prevention and child or family member monitoring including nanny cam applications.
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    3. iSpy uses your USB webcams, IP cams, capture cards, desktops and microphones to detect and record movement or sound and provides security, surveillance, monitoring and alerting services. Media is recorded directly to H264 mp4 files or AVI files.
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    4. What is Blue Iris? Video Security. Keep an eye on your home, place of business, cars, and valuables; watch your pets or your kids; monitor your nanny, babysitter, or employees. Watch your door for mail, packages or visitors.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      A complete and local NVR with AI object detection. Uses OpenCV and Tensorflow to perform realtime object detection locally for IP cameras. With a very good HomeAssistant integration.
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      • Mac
      SecuritySpy is a multi-camera video surveillance application for the Macintosh.
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    5. AI Cam is an iOS application that turns an unused phone into a security camera. It has AI event detection for person, face, animal and smart alerts. AI Cam is privacy-first in that the smart functionality runs offline. No footage is sent to server.
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