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    VPN users -- How do you get Images with your Alerts?

    Interesting! I'll have to look into Wireguard. I didn't think images worked with any VPN.
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    VPN users -- How do you get Images with your Alerts?

    Thanks for the input. I haven't been able to find anything similar for Android.
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    VPN users -- How do you get Images with your Alerts?

    Yeah, although I was very happy with the push notifications, I don't think it's worth the risks associated with port forwarding. I think I'm just going to go back to SMS messages with images. Besides having a 5 - 10 second delay, they've worked for me in the past.
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    No Image in IOS Push Notifications

    That sounds great but I'm a total newb with this stuff and that may be too much for me. I'm just thrilled I was able to get the basic VPN working. :cool: Oh good, I tried it for a little while today and it used very little juice. Another inconvenience I discovered is that I use wireless...
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    No Image in IOS Push Notifications

    Thanks for confirming. So if the VPN app is running constantly on the phone any idea if it consumes a significant amount of battery?
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    No Image in IOS Push Notifications

    So, if you're using a VPN, are these the only two options to get images with your alerts? 1) use Push Notifications and activate the VPN on your phone every time you leave your house, or 2) turn off Push Notifications and use SMS or Email.
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    VPN users -- How do you get Images with your Alerts?

    I just set up OpenVPN on my router and everything seems to be working well. However, when I'm not home, I don't get images with my push notifications from the Blue Iris app unless the VPN connection is activated on my phone. Is this how it's supposed to behave? Doesn't seem practical to have...
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    BI Mobile Can't Connect to Server when ExpressVPN Activated on PC on Home Network

    Both the Chromebook and my everyday PC run the ExpressVPN client (but no VPN on the Blue Iris PC). Nothing is installed on the router. Depending on whether the VPN is turned on/off on each device, one might have the Verizon IP address and the other have the VPN address, or both might have the...
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    BI Mobile Can't Connect to Server when ExpressVPN Activated on PC on Home Network

    Thanks for the reply and the links -- very useful! I'm still confused though. Why does the outbound VPN on the chromebook not block the inbound connection?
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    BI Mobile Can't Connect to Server when ExpressVPN Activated on PC on Home Network

    I have a Verizon FIOS router (GP1100) and do NOT have a VPN on the router. I haven't done anything to the router except set Port Forwarding to: TCP any -> 81. I use these three devices for computing on this network: 1) Windows 10 PC dedicated to Blue Iris. Hardwired to the router. 2) Windows...
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    Push Notifications -- How to get Sound to work?

    Well, scratch that idea. I was able to move all the BI sounds from the desktop to Android phone's notification folder. I went back to the BI desktop, selected new sounds for the push notifications and triggered them. Most of them are still not playing when the alert pops on the phone :angry...
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    Push Notifications -- How to get Sound to work?

    After more experimenting, I've found that only select sounds from BI do come through on the phone but the others don't. Therefore, my guess is that not all the BI sound files reside on the phone. So, when the push notification hits, only those sounds that reside on the phone are played. Could...
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    Alerts not sent, but clip shows trigger

    Thanks so much for all the input. Here are the numbers: Shutter: 1/30, Frame Rate 15 fps, iframe interval: 15. I will try making the adjustments that you suggested. One more question: When the recorded clip is played back on the timeline, it shows that the scene was triggered (with the "Test...
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    Alerts not sent, but clip shows trigger

    Yes, the clip that I attached was from nighttime but it's a porch that's lit up and never had any issues at that location. The vertical orange trigger lines do appear at other times in the same timeline. I can't find "Create Alert list images when triggered." Did that change to "When...
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    Alerts not sent, but clip shows trigger

    The problem seems to be at random. Last night no alerts but this morning they're working fine (with object detection on). Another thing I found when playing back the scenes from last night is that the motion was triggered on the video, BUT the trigger indicator (orange vertical line) does not...
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