Free Blue Iris Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Blue Iris is iSpy, which is both free and 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 (Free, Open Source), Shinobi (Free Personal, Open Source), motionEyeOS (Free, Open Source) and MotionEye (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 2021

    1. 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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      Most users think iSpy is a great alternative to Blue Iris.
    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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      Some users think ZoneMinder is a great alternative to Blue Iris, some don't.


    3. 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. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Raspbian
      • Raspberry Pi
      motionEye is a web frontend for the motion daemon, written in Python.
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    5. 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.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      Monitor your baby, pet, home, business, traffic, and weather remotely and securely. tinyCam Monitor provides best value to customers. See YouTube channel to find out how it works.
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    6. This Free Video Surveillance and Live Webcam software for Windows is extremely easy on system resources, and does not contain unnecessary bloat.
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      Contacam vs Blue Iris opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Great free alternative to BlueIris. Lacks rtps support, but works great with jpegs. The best alternative I have found so far.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    7. 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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      Sighthound Video vs Blue Iris opinions
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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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    8. 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. Main Features
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