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Free Blue Iris Alternatives

The best free alternative to Blue Iris is motionEyeOS, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Blue Iris and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Blue Iris are ZoneMinder, Shinobi, MotionEye and Contacam.

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Video camera software suite that supports up to 64 cameras, livestreaming, and video/image capture.

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  1. motionEyeOS icon

    motionEyeOS

    • Linux
    • Banana Pi
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Orange Pi
    • Odroid
    57 alternatives to motionEyeOS 

    motionEyeOS is a Linux distribution that turns a single-board computer into a video surveillance system. The OS is based on BuildRoot and uses motion as a backend and motionEye for the frontend.

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  2. ZoneMinder icon

    ZoneMinder

    46 alternatives to ZoneMinder 

    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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    Shinobi

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    23 alternatives to Shinobi 

    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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    Some users think Shinobi is a great alternative to Blue Iris, some don't.
  4. MotionEye icon

    MotionEye

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi
    41 alternatives to MotionEye 

    motionEye is a web frontend for the motion daemon, written in Python.

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    Contacam

    34 alternatives to Contacam 

    This Free Video Surveillance and Live Webcam software for Windows is extremely easy on system resources, and does not contain unnecessary bloat. It is fast, light, and versatile enough to meet all your security needs while still being very user friendly and able to run on even...

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    Great free alternative to BlueIris. Lacks rtps support, but works great with jpegs. The best alternative I have found so far.

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    Yawcam

    • Windows
    • Java
    60 alternatives to Yawcam 

    Yawcam stands for Yet Another Webcam software & that's exactly what it is. More precisely Yawcam is a webcam software for windows written in Java. The main ideas for Yawcam are to keep it simple and easy to use, but to include all the usual features.

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    Most users think Yawcam is a great alternative to Blue Iris.
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    tinyCam Monitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Wear
    24 alternatives to tinyCam Monitor 

    tinyCam Monitor is an Android app for remote surveillance/control for your private or public network/IP cameras, video encoders, DVRs, and webcams.

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    Sighthound Video

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    28 alternatives to Sighthound Video 

    Sighthound Video detects people and moving objects in video streams for security and monitoring purposes. It runs on a PC or Mac, and uses off-the-shelf USB webcams or network (IP) cameras.

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Sighthound Video using IFTTT.
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    Sighthound is extremely basic really. It doesn't support PTZ, it only supports AAC for audio on Mac (does support a few others on Windows), it doesn't support mechanical zooms...basically, anything your camera does more than video recording, Sighthound does not support.

    I think it is a pretty good bit of software and one day may be amazing, but it is currently nothing better than an alpha product still developing many features that most other NVR Software packages already support.

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    OpenCVR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    10 alternatives to OpenCVR 

    Open source ONVIF IP Camera manager.

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    AtHome Video Streamer

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    24 alternatives to AtHome Video Streamer 

    AtHome Video Streamer instantly turns your computer or smart devices into a video surveillance camera. Paired with the AtHome Camera app installed on other smartphones or Windows computers, you can access and control the security camera anywhere anytime.

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    1.  Facial RecognitionAtHome Video Streamer can register a biometric facial pattern to identify or verify the identity of a subject through an image or video.
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