Blue Iris Software

(32 customer reviews)

$69.95 $57.99

Blue Iris Version 5 is here! 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. Backed by our support forum and used globally, IP Cam Talk is proud to offer Blue Iris to you!

You will be emailed your license key immediately after you buy Blue Iris and can check your recent orders any time for it. Each license is valid for use on 1 computer (PC) at a time. IPCamTalk is not affiliated with Blue Iris, we are merely re-sellers.

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

You will be emailed your license key immediately after you buy Blue Iris and can check your recent orders any time for it. Each license is valid for use on 1 computer (PC only) at a time and is non-refundable. IPCamTalk is not affiliated with Blue Iris, we are merely re-sellers.


Each license comes with 1 year of support from the Blue Iris team, but we offer a free Blue Iris support forum which can be accessed by clicking here.

32 reviews for Blue Iris Software

  1. djernie (verified owner)

    I am so glad i found this software. Great price and does everything i need it to do, which isn’t much. All i want to do is be able to review recorded clips if i need to. This software allows that and so much more. They are always working on improvements and adding suggested ideas from users of the community. If you do not want to pay for cloud storage get you a used computer and set it up with this software and other tweaks and save that monthly income.

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    Steve Sohner (verified owner)

    It was easy to install and very intuitive to operate. It is way beyond any software from Amcrest or Dahua for ease of use and productivity. The navigation within video clips is fast and accurate making it easy and efficient to review. Still learning the finer points as far as adjustments and fine tuning, especially regarding motion sensing. I was not expecting to have to pay extra for the IOS app for my mobile device, so I have no idea yet how good it is.

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    Claudia Mandl-Eisner (verified owner)

    Great software! easy to use, many functions, nice price – just perfect! 🙂

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    John Easley (verified owner)

    I had a previous version of this software that was working. A recent Windows 10 Update killed my software and would not let me re-register it. I found Version 5 here for a discounted rate and decided to upgrade. I’m Glad I Did. Installation was easy, it found my old installation and imported all of my camera information. The interface is improved from my older version and everything is working smoothly. Great Software and great service from ipcamtalk. (Note: I am using this to run a personal home security system utilizing 4 PTZ cameras from different vendors and have had no problems.)

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    james paull (verified owner)

    I paid full price at BlueIris and bought my second license … for less … HERE. THANKS MAN !! Now if anyone happens to read this … makes the purchase … do not wait for an email from BlueIris ~ I seem to recall that was the directions but .. IPCamTalk instead produces a working serial on your order pages. Good Nuff !

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    jlikonen (verified owner)


    I have been trying to setup my Hikvision video intercoms for couple of days and I’m now getting somewhat frustrated with iVMS4200 v3.2 which still seems to have bugs. I wasn’t able to setup motion triggering with recording of videos and still pictures. I tested BI 5 for 30min and was able to setup these features very easily. I will get a Hikvision IP cam later so I’m pretty sure it will be easy to add. BI is really great software. THANKS A LOT!

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    jfc (verified owner)

    After using several software, I tried BI and I was convinced; BI is the best one!
    Without any particular settings, motion detection and e-mail alerts work perfectly with 12 cams.
    IPCT is now in my bookmarks.

  8. Smalljob (verified owner)

    Very happy with my purchase of Blue Iris. Great price and I find the forum very helpful. I am looking forward to exploring more of the features of Blue Iris, which I am sure will require some assistance from the forum members.

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    chrissb (verified owner)

    Great software, very customisable. Wish it didn’t have to run on Windows but seems to work better than anything else I have come across, so worth going through the hassle of setting up IMO. Runs well in a VM on a homebrew Synology NAS. IP Cam Talk store is probably the best place to buy a Blue Iris license, the key came through instantly and there’s a nice discount – can’t ask for anything more! Good service when I needed a hand too.

  10. Silas (verified owner)

    I have an NVR with 4 cameras and it has worked well for a few years, I have always wanted to get BI up and running but my hardware was not willing, I recently scored a AU$90 Dell i3 and thought it ‘might’ let me run BI, so I installed the demo and WHOOAA I am running at around 14% when using the admin interface , so I rushed back in and got me a copy from ipcamtalk and so far the new version 5 seems to be the ticket.

    Like many others, I fell into this arena with plenty of tech knowledge, but little nouse about cameras, the NVR just works, but BI lets me play….. and the more I play the more I am learning, the more I am reading and the more I am testing.

    Many other have commented about how complex BI appears on first contact, but when you start to ‘USE’ it, you realise it is that complexity that makes it the product you needed in the first place.

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    Kevin Wells (verified owner)

    Using BI v5 for 5 cameras of mixed types – Univision, Reolink, and Boa – with a mix of resolutions (4MP, 5MP) and differing levels of PTZ capability. All cameras are ONVIF compliant. Everything just ‘worked’ and has no problems with detecting hardware. Although all cameras have in-camera motion detection, I prefer the BI software based motion detection/ It seems top have less false positives. Happy with it so far. Cameras are recording between 15 and 25Hz. CPU usage is only about 15% on an older i7-3770. The web interface is nice and allows me to use the machine running BI without a monitor for most tasks.

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    Scott Ritchey (verified owner)

    Awesome impressive. I got up and running in minutes but there are many features and options I still need to understand. Little else to add.

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    jon1337brown (verified owner)

    Great place to buy. I had a little issue (probably my fault), posted on the forum and within minutes Mike was there to save the day. I’m use to support emails or post taking days of back and forth but not this time. Mike quickly resolved the problem and even offered further assistance to help set me up. A+

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    MoxyDave (verified owner)

    Great software! Highly configurable and in my (albeit short) experience, very reliable. Can be a bit of a CPU hog. Using H.264 exclusively and Intel processors with Quick Sync technology helps a lot. Be sure to follow the guides here on ipcamtalk. Direct-to-disc recording and no overlays will minimize processor usage. UI3 web interface is quite good and easy to use on a mobile device. Blue Iris motion sensing is easy to use and more accurate than my camera’s built-in alerts. It’s worked with every camera I’ve tried, including those with microphones. For my small handful of cameras at home, Blue Iris beat all the competitors in both value and performance. Finally, there is a huge amount of information available online about configuring Blue Iris, and the built-in help is excellent to boot.

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    KiwiV (verified owner)

    Lots of support online to get my camera (cheap 1080p chinese) working. Looking forward to adding more cameras in the future. More features than you will ever need!

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    Gary Taylor (verified owner)

    Just bought the full version last week. I’m adding new cameras & decided to try a setup thru Blue Iris rather than upgrade my NVR for additional ports. I was up & running so fast. I really like the find feature in add a new camera. It finds & lists all network cams. You pick the cams IP in the list, click OK & it populates all the info into the app. So cool! I also had a question answered via forum within an hour.

  17. Chim Vang (verified owner)

    Don’t waste your time searching or testing other software. My copy of Blue IIris V5 was bought from IPCAMTALK, sophisticated yet very easy to install and use. I have also received a lot of help from many forum members. Highly recommended…

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    Old Timer (verified owner)

    Just got a second copy for personal use. I want to play with version 5 a while before rolling it out to my customers. Looking forwards to the new features!
    This forum makes it so much easier to solve problems.

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    Hiddenpc (verified owner)

    I’ve been waiting a long time for this software and I’m not the least bit dissapointed. I finally built myself an UnRaid server with Blue Iris running in a Windows 10 VM. All I can say is Thank you to all the developers of Blue Iris. It’s simply the best software out there for surveillance cameras. Hands down!

  20. cccams18 (verified owner)

    Blue Iris is an amazing utility. I use it every day. The more I learn about all of its robust features, the more impressed I am. It’s truly a must-have software if you are running ip cams. Just buy it! You won’t be disappointed.

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    Chris Ward (verified owner)

    Blue Iris is a breeze to set up and use, especially with all the knowledge shared on the ipcamtalk forums. I did a bit of research before buying this software and in my opinion the cost for Blue Iris is kind of ridiculously low. Great stuff

  22. Rednick69 (verified owner)

    I’ve used store bought NVRs and they work but if you want things setup just like you want it Blue Iris is the way to go. It can seem somewhat complex or even overwhelming at first because it is so flexible but it is worth it.

    I bought this for a business and plan on buying for my home as soon as I’m finished with the business.

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    Kaos (verified owner)

    Used Blue Iris for years, just purchased a second license. Very good software with a lot of online tutorials, help etc…

  24. opus too (verified owner)

    Don’t try it unless you want to buy it. I played with it for the 2 week trial and realized there is nothing better for the price. BI pretty much does “anything”. Watch Dasstrum’s “Blue Iris Video Tutorials” which are excellent. IPCT is a great resource!

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    User Name (verified owner)

    First time user and it was easier than I thought to get set-up and going. I know JACK about this stuff but “ipcamtalk” is there for any and all questions. I bought here because of the assistance I’ve received. I know I’ll dig deeper with all the available features and value “ipcamtalk” for being there when questions pop up.

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    58chev (verified owner)

    Finally bit the bullet and purchased BI.
    Installed without issues and picked up my cameras quickly. Had all my exports from using the Eval Version. But did not need them.
    Still a bit of a learning curve moving away from my Hikvision NVR but I’ll get it figured out at some point.

  27. dashpuppy (verified owner)

    Was recommended this software. SO HAPPY that i bought it ! Works very well in a Virtual Environment. Thanks guys !! Recommending this to a few friends & companies now.

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    pmd62565 (verified owner)

    first time using BI, wasn’t as hard as I thought it might be. I use two amcrest hd cams and no issues. Configuration takes a little time but not bad.

  29. dmarz (verified owner)

    Great service support with Blue Iris at a fair price and is an excellent source for knowledge and ideas for a DIY security cam system.

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    Barry Allen (verified owner)

    Blue Iris is hands down the BEST software for aggregating various ipcams and packed full of value for a minimal cost. is a fantastic resource for security cameras, and a no brainer to buy from.

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    pal251 (verified owner)

    Works great. Easy to use on my Hikvision OEM cameras and Goswift security cameras. Both are onvif compatible.

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    TLR (verified owner)

    Great place to buy. What more can you ask for. It is on sale now, you get great support for the transaction and if you have questions on anything technical, you have a forum to ask questions on and people willing to help.

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