Home Security Camera Software: Affordable

By on March 4, 2015
Blue Iris: Security Software

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Download_03What is Blue Iris?

Blue Iris is an amazingly easy to use video security software interface for video surveillance, monitoring, and recording. No need for the old fashioned DVR. With Blue Iris you can record and store your motion detected video security recording to the cloud or your hard-drive.

 Works with most IP Security Cameras and Webcams

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  • Accessible from Desktop PC, Laptops, Tablets, and Smartphones.
  • Record and store your motion detected video all in one location.
  • Send email notifications to your mobile devices.

I use the Blue Iris Software and have been using it since 2010. I have tested so many video security monitoring software solutions and this one is, by-far, THE BEST!




Blue Iris (full) Keep an eye on your home, place of business, cars, and valuables. Watch your pets and your kids. Monitor your nanny, babysitter, or employees. Blue Iris is professional-grade software incorporating the latest video software technologies, including MPEG and Windows Media webcasting. Use up to 64 cameras (webcams, camcorders, network IP cams or analog cards). Use motion detection, audio detection, or capture continuously. Overlay text and graphics. Use the built-in web server, or post to a website. Receive alerts via loudspeaker, e-mail, instant messaging, or phone.

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camaraVideo Security

Keep an eye on your home, place of business, cars, and valuables; watch your pets or your kids; monitor your nanny, babysitter, or employees. Watch your door for mail, packages or visitors. Use motion detection, audio detection, or capture continuously. Receive alerts via loudspeaker, e-mail or phone.

video_capture_logoVideo Capture

Use up to 64 cameras (webcams, camcorders, network IP cams, analog cards, or your PC desktop). Capture JPEG snapshots or capture movies in standard MP4, AVI, advanced DVR, or Windows Media file formats.


Overlay text and graphics. Use the built-in web server, or post to a website. Push to a Flash or Windows media server.


Cameras and Clips:

  • The initial view shows live views on the left, and a list of clips on the right and timeline below.Software Interface
  • Choose from equal video window sizes or one larger than the others
  • When you size the main window, the video images size with you.
  • Click on a camera view or clip to open it.
  • Use your mouse wheel to digitally zoom in and out.
  • A status bar at the bottom lets you know what Blue Iris is doing, and provides help when you pass the cursor over windows and controls.
  • PTZ (Pan Tilt and Zoom) controls are supported for some IP cameras
  • Organize your clips into folders, and automatically archive them to the web, or put them into storage.


Clip Viewer

The Clip Viewer

There are controls for playback and stepping frame by frame. A position slider allows random access to any point in the video and a timeline view is available.

Digital Zoom and Pan functionality

Control the speed of playback (audio as well as video) and the audio volume.

Use the Blue Iris DVR file format to record to and playback video from the same file simultaneously.

Mark starting and ending points for playback, trimming, or video export.

Blue Iris Mobile

  • Mobile Access

    slide2-phoneBesides the built in mobile web site that Blue Iris comes with (web server), we also have mobile apps so you can bring your Blue Iris with you, anywhere! Our applications are available on Android and iOS. The features include, but are not limited to:

Manage multiple Blue Iris installations.

Control the traffic signal icon, schedule and profile selection.

Receive push alerts when a Blue Iris camera is triggered or there is a critical status message.

Fast H.264 streaming.

Control PTZ, IR and more for any camera that’s also controllable at the Blue Iris PC.

Listen to and talk to any camera that’s also supported at the Blue Iris PC.

Navigate cameras by tapping and swiping.

Review recordings as stored on the Blue Iris PC, up to 64x speed.

Selectively delete recordings from the Blue Iris PC.

Remote control DIO output signals on compatible devices.

Video Security FeaturesVideo Security

  • Use motion or audio sensing to trigger recording, or record continuously or periodically.
  • Overlay the current date/time as well as a logo or other information.
  • Optionally record audio.
  • Use a timer to determine when the system is armed.
  • Images may be captured as either JPEG images, MPEG movies or Windows Media movies (full version).
  • Receive alerts via loudspeaker, email, instant message, voice phone call (with automatic redial), or external program/script.
  • Run Blue Iris as a Windows service so that only you have control over its operation on a shared PC.
  • All passwords are stored encrypted.

Webcam FeaturesWebcam_03

  • Built-in multithreaded web server; supports authentication.
  • Broadcast MPEG, a JPEG image stream to a Java client applet, or,
  • Perform “true” webcasting using leading-edge Windows Media Technologies such as variable and multiple-bitrate encoding (full version).
  • View all cameras at once remotely.
  • PTZ controls accessible remotely in MPEG broadcast window.
  • Stream and seek through large clips remotely without downloading the entire file.
  • Detailed stats window.
  • Use Blue Iris’s powerful digital Zoom and Pan functionality remotely!
  • The default home page allows you to view all of your cameras and captured clips remotely; this page is easily customized.
  • Integrated “mini-browser” to test your home page.
  • Post images to a remote web server; maintain a ring of images; resize for use on cell phones and PDAs.

Web ServerWeb Server

  • Built-in web server enables you to bring your Blue Iris with you anywhere!
  • Remotely connect to your Blue Iris from anywhere in the world, from any web enabled device.
  • Desktop and mobile viewing.
  • View live cameras, recorded clips and alerts.
  • User authentication with permission based viewing.
  • Automatically adjusts if IP changes.
  • Detailed log.
  • Use Blue Iris’s powerful digital Zoom and Pan functionality remotely!
  • Access PTZ presets easily

Technology Features

  • Simultaneously use up to 64 video cameras (with full version).
  • Use USB webcams, DV camcorders, network IP cams (see list below), as well as video servers.
  • Use generic cards with DirectShow drivers, or better, the H.264 cards from bluecherrydvr.com and Euresys.com.
  • Overlay text, timestamps, and alpha-blended graphics.
  • The highly-efficient Blue Iris DVR file format allows time-slip viewing.
  • DirectX integration provides smooth digital scaling.
  • DirectShow integration provides optimal capture performance.
  • Windows Media technologies integration (full version) allows capture into WMV format and Windows Media webcasting.
  • Multithreaded, optimized and rigorously tested code for optimal performance.
  • Geofencing: set/disable features, alerts, etc. when devices enter/exit perimeter.



BLUE IRIS SOFTWARE: Monitoring, Recording, Desktop, Tablet, Mobile.


Minimum requirements:

  • Pentium dual-core or equivalent 2GHz processor or better
  • 2GB or more system RAM
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3 or newer, or a server OS
  • One or more USB or Network IP cameras, or an analog capture card with DirectShow drivers

Recommendations when using many and/or HD cameras:

  • Intel core i7
  • 8GB or more RAM
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 bit
  • Premium graphics adaptor
  • 7200+ RPM drives and/or SSD drive

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