Blue Iris

Blue Iris

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 28 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.1.12
  • Total Downloads:
    65,249
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 02, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    57.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    76
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"Superb VMS software"

February 09, 2015  |  By Tester333

 |  Version: Blue Iris 4.0.0.14

Pros

This software is superb...Lots of amazing features, scheduling and alerts..Works with almost any ip camera. The mobile app is another 10 dollars but well worth it....allows you to review video from your phone.

Cons

Requires a powerful cpu if recording high resolution HD cameras (2-3MP)

Summary

Check out ipcamtalk.com where there is a great blue iris user forum!

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1 stars

"Customer Support Sucks!"

February 08, 2015

 |  Version: Blue Iris 4.0.0.14

Pros

Version 3 was a good working product for me.

Cons

Version 4 kept on crashing and customer support was unhelpful.

Summary

I purchased version 3 a while back and it ran well. I recently updated to Version 4 and it has been over a week without home security. The product has crashed on me everyday. I contacted Ken at Customer Support and he gave me a laundry list of things that it could be. I was not equipped to handle such a technical list and time consuming things. I questioned him on the efforts I would have to take for a brand new product I just bought. I was not prepared to spend the next couple of weeks being my own support technician to fix a problem of the blue iris software not working. I was a little course when I questioned me having to go through so many things to maybe fix the problem. He tried to give me lesson on how I should ask him for help and basically told me to go "f" myself. End of technical support at Blue Iris. I will find another software for my Security needs.

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5 stars

"BLUE IRIS 4 is out..."

January 25, 2015  |  By Tester333

 |  Version: Blue Iris 3.03

Pros

Blue iris 4 is out..http://blueirissoftware.com/purchase/
If you need help there is a forum at ipcamtalk.com
The software is AWESOME!!! Its very versatile and has tons of options...

Cons

If you are recording many HD cams you will need an adequate pc..

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1 stars

"Loaded with malware"

November 02, 2013  |  By chuckkashak

 |  Version: Blue Iris 3.03

Pros

There is none.

Cons

Malware can't be removed with "uninstall software".

Summary

Loaded with malware.Set your system restore if you still want to try it.

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4 stars

"I agree with other reviews, don't expect tech help."

August 23, 2013  |  By J_Chill

 |  Version: Blue Iris 3.03

Pros

You can use this software with almost any camera on the market. It is NOT proprietary. Things are well placed and the options are almost limitless. It will even use your web camera or laptop camera. You will like the options (formats) you can use to record. Motion setup is straight forward and it will send you alerts to your IPhone (free app available). NO APPS FOR MICROSOFT PHONES.

Cons

The manual is good but your sure to ask yourself "what input is it asking for in this area of the setup". So you send an e-mail to "Ken" for tech support. 4 days later you will get a response back but instead of an answer he will just ask you questions about your setup. I have never received a response from "Ken" where he actually will answer my problem. There is NO phone assistance. Over a couple of days I work it out my self by trial and error or just give up.

Summary

Despite the poor response from BlueIris Tech Help this software is worth the purchase. I've tried nearly all of the camera software on the market (and there are a lot of them)and still find this software to above all the rest.

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3 stars

"Don't try and get support"

November 15, 2012  |  By dogbiz1

 |  Version: Blue Iris 3.03

Pros

Fairly quick to install and use

Cons

Blue Iris has to be running on your computer in order to get email or text alerts. That means if you are traveling you will not get them.

Summary

I bought the extra cd from them knowing that I would soon buy a new computer. It can only be running on one computer at a time. I email support and it would take at least a day for them to respond with the a question each day over several days rather than asking them all at the same time. Felt like they could care less and was stalling. I asked about getting better support and what it would cost and they said $100 for 45 minutes. I would have expected some better support.

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5 stars

"Blue Iris is brilliant in its simplicity & its options"

April 29, 2012  |  By van_

 |  Version: Blue Iris 2.63

Pros

I didn't spend too much time on the demo. After finding out how good it was, I bought the package. BTW, if you have any problem getting the online payment service (RegNow.com) to work, as I did, just email Ken Pletzer and he will give you his PayPal address.

I have 4 Logitech Alerts, 1 Loftek Sentinal D1 (PTZ) and 1 AXIS 214 PTZ. I use the camera software to establish an IP address & port, and to preset the views for the PTZ cameras. I also set their motion sensitivity to full screen max. Then I close them down and let Blue Iris do the rest. When setting up a camera in BI, you give it the IP address & port of the camera and it works -right away. Then take your time experimenting with and refining your preferences. It has all sorts of options to the Nth degree, but not overwhelming like the AXIS setup, or underwhelming like the Loftek and Logitech setups. The Help documentation is nicely done, easy reading and thorough - and written by someone whose first language is clearly english.

Cons

There were no defects; just preferences. I emailed Ken Pletzer about preceeding emailed file attachment names with the file date - AND HE DID IT!!

Summary

I have used a lot of IP cam software over the years, and Blue Iris <u>clearly and simply</u> outshines them all by a mile.

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5 stars

"Best multi IP camera DVR software"

April 24, 2011  |  By ipcamcentral

 |  Version: Blue Iris 2.07.08

Pros

multiple IP Camera Vendor support
Easy GUI Interface
Great Motion Alarms
Multiple Alarm modes

Cons

Does not support MAC

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5 stars

"Excellent program - easy to use"

March 08, 2011  |  By sun_sense

 |  Version: Blue Iris 2.42

Pros

Where do I start. So many pre-configured camera's. Settings, FPS to motion sensing to storage (SAN) location. Email notifications (I used gmail). Password protected web access, dynDNS and via my Driod (original) watch the camera's in real time.

Cons

I would have liked a HTTPS setting for the web access.

My Axis camera's have motion detection onboard. It would be nice (less processor work) to use the Axis motion detector and push video to Blue Iris. Perhaps it can but I haven't found it yet.

Summary

I added several camera's. Set the FPS, motion, blanked out moving branches. Set the email, set the web access. Bought it complete will all addons. I was that impressed. A steal compared to other software several times the price.

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5 stars

"Outstanding software, lots of options at a great price!"

December 11, 2010  |  By jfh1216

 |  Version: Blue Iris 2.42

Pros

Extremely flexible and can customize just about every aspect of the software. Has a complete web accessible interface, motion detection that works great, runs on a variety of PC's.

Cons

I am still figuring out new things that the software will do and have not come across any issues or problems yet for my setup, or additions I would like it to have.

Summary

Easy to use and setup. Don't have to be an expert to use this. Right out of the box it is easy to use. This is the way to go if you have a home camera security system that uses IP cameras, USB cameras, webcams. multiple cameras can be used and it records all of them, price is outstanding and a great bargain for what this software can do. Software is very stable and updates are available from within the program. Tech support is top notch too. I have it running on a 7 year old XP PC. The price is outstanding and that is the final thing about this software that sold me.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.1.12
Version 4.0.1.12 appears to solve a long standing issue with Windows 7 x64 instability when compared to operation under Windows 8 x64.
General
Publisher Perspective Software
Publisher web site http://www.blueirissoftware.com
Release Date April 02, 2015
Date Added April 02, 2015
Version 4.0.1.12
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Capture Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 57.51MB
File Name BlueIris.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 65,249
Downloads Last Week 76
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29.95

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