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Blue Iris 5, NVR software for Windows $49.49 ($20 off)
Use code HOLIDAY10 for the 10% off (thanks mrgino)
If you have a spare PC or will build one, drop Windows onto it, and run this software.
- It will be compatible with major brands' IP PoE cameras (via ONVIF compatability, which major brands all support, aka Amcrest, Dahua, Hikvision, Axis, Reolink, etc)
- Connect all cameras' Cat5e/6 cables to a PoE Switch, and connect that switch to your local network via one cable.
- And your Blue Iris software detects them on the network.
Product information here , including the direct BI 5 download link (then you apply the license).
Is this for me, you might ask?
This is for DIY folks.
Alternately, you would buy a bundle deal with a specific brand's NVR (recorder) and cameras. But you are locked into that brand's cameras if you upgrade, you're forced into their UI, and you don't get the same feature-rich set that Blue Iris provides for more customizable motion detection and avoiding false alerts.
edited to add mrgino's code.
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