Blue Iris Alternatives for Mac

    Blue Iris is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Shinobi. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Sighthound Video or AtHome Video Streamer. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Blue Iris and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Blue Iris are xeoma (Paid), Kerberos.IO (Freemium, Open Source), Securityspy (Paid) and Unifi Video (Free).

    This page was last updated Feb 18, 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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      Some users think Shinobi is a great alternative to Blue Iris, some don't.
    2. 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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      Xeoma is justly one of the best video surveillance software. Up-to-date design, user-intuitive interface, flexible settings is the formula for successful video surveillance. Xeoma webcam software is priceless peace of mind and simple control over time and space
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    3. 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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      • Docker 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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      SecuritySpy is a multi-camera video surveillance application for the Macintosh.
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    4. UniFi Video® is a powerful and flexible, integrated IP video management surveillance system designed to work with Ubiquiti’s UniFi Video Camera product line.
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    5. Successor to iSpy video camera surveillance software. Now runs on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Docker and more!
    6. Web Camera Pro is flexible and sophisticated Video Management Software loaded on your computer and allows you to view multiple cameras, record and retrieve video, and monitor events.
    7. 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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