Open Source Blue Iris Alternatives

    The best open source 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 nine of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source 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. 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.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      • 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.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Open source ONVIF IP Camera manager.
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    6. 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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