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Open Source Blue Iris Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Blue Iris is iSpy. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try motionEyeOS or ZoneMinder. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Blue Iris and ten of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Blue Iris are Shinobi, MotionEye, Contacam and OpenCVR.

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

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  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.
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    motionEyeOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Banana Pi
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Orange Pi
    • Odroid

    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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    ZoneMinder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.
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    Shinobi

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.
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    MotionEye

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi

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

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    Contacam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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    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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    OpenCVR

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source ONVIF IP Camera manager.

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    Frigate NVR

    • 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.

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    Kerberos.IO

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Raspbian
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Docker

    Kerberos.io is a low-budget video surveillance solution, that uses computer vision algorithms to detect changes, and that can trigger other devices. Kerberos.

    ⚫︎ Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Kerberos.IO.
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    Ambianic.ai

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Ambianic's mission is to make our homes and workspaces a little cozier. Ambianic is an Open Source Ambient Intelligence platform that puts local control and privacy first.

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