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    BI randomly shuts down \ drops Port Forwarding

    Really two issues been having for a while. I'm on BI x64. I do not check the BI computer all that often, so I do not know exactly when it occurs, but BI is randomly closing out on any given day \ time. It is not a huge deal but of course is frustrating when one of the few times I want...
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    Suggestions for Camera Setup at Subdivision Pool \ rec area

    I am being tasked by our subdivision's board to come up with a "stand alone" or otherwise "closed" , (NOT 24/7 internet connected), security camera solution for our small neighborhood pool and pavilion area. The key interest is to capture and document possible instances of vandalism, theft...
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    Anyone used a USB 3.0 connected external Drive for Video storage?

    I purchased 2 x 4GB WD Purple drives for additional video storage. Turns out there are no more connections available in my PC to add them. (My setup has a small SSD and an 8TB Drive now but the 8TB is very close to full with just under 2 week's video history and I'd like to expand closer to...
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    Not eligible for Winn 11 Upgrade?!

    My HP desktop computer is about 5 yrs old and has what, at the time was a decent processor; an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.41 GHz. with 24GB RAM. How is a fairly "young" IMO pretty standard computer like this not eligible?! Is the majority of the planet going to have to buy a...
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    Can you power Christmas lights with POE+?

    Just curious, does anyone know if it is somehow possible to power LED Christmas lights with POE+ through CAT 6 cable? I wanted to put Christmas lights at my mailbox but don't want to run an extension cord all the way from the house. I already have a buried CAT 6 cable connection there I...
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    Need tutorial direction to stream cam on our new subdivision web site

    I just completed a new web site for our neighborhood and would like to add one of my web cams as a live stream if it is possible within the constraints of my setup. It is a basic site hosted by and using GoDaddy's basic "WebBuilder" template tool. That's about as much as I know about web site...
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    Any idea if latest version of BI will work properly with Windows 11?

    Any idea if latest version of BI will work properly with Windows 11? I think you can DL Win11 now to try out. Curious if any early adopters have tried it out yet with BI.
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    Can I just wire a Wifi Cam to an outdoor light fixture?

    So I have been looking to replace some old front porch coach style wall lights with newer motion sensor ones. Then I run across these Kuna smart security lights w a camera built in and think Hmm...good idea. Then I realize they kind of seem like crap , (also out of stock) and don't see any...
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    Can I pause motion triggered recording and notices without pausing continuous recording?

    When selecting a pause time from the individual camera's right click menu, will this pause both the continuous recording and the motion trigger alerts\recording? I scanned through the BI help file but I am still unclear on this. I have all my cameras set to record continuously and also for...
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    Any way to forward a push notification?

    Can I set up someone else's phone to receive a motion triggered push notification or otherwise forward a push that comes to my phone for 1 specific camera in my BI group, (without requiring the user to buy the app)? I temporarily have a camera pointes in a neighbor's yard watching for deer...
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    Proper way do delete files for more space?

    My BI is doing odd things and hitting 79-99% CPU and close to 4GB memory usage. It is also choking on processing video or something like that. Two cameras covering the same area, ( a 5231 2mp and a 4 x 2mp 180 deg Dahua cam.) but when watching live in BI ,the "live" movement doesn't even start...
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    How to share a live bi camera feed?

    I would like to be able to share a single live BI camera feed or access to its video clips with others who do not have BI. Is there a way to do this?
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    Cant get Zoom to work in BI on older PTZ

    I dusted off my older model DH-SD29204S-GN PTZ I bought from Andy several years ago now. The PT and Z and everything works fine directly through the web interface however I cannot get the Zoom to work in in BI. No idea what config to select. I started with just doing the Find\Inspect for...
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    Bird Buddy Wifi Bird feeder camera with A.I!

    Stumbled across this. Thought it was a clever idea. The A.I. supposedly identifies what type of bird it is by facial recognition, (would you call it beak recognition?), or by its song which seems pretty incredible.
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    Getting invalid User Name or Pssword message on Dahua cam

    Just started getting this on one of my cams. I do not log into them directly very often but the ID and password worked last week. I have not changed any IDs or passwords from my original change at set-up a long time ago. No NVR. I use Blue Iris. BI still connects to and shows the camera...
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    Options to avoid Constant motion triggering when an object is stuck in front of camera

    I woke up this morning to a non-stop stream of motion capture clips on my front door cam. It is at ground level so it works great for always seeing faces even with caps or hoodies. Problem of course is a lot of stuff blows by. Last night as an example a leaf came into view then stuck there and...
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    Where do I enable this in BI now? I have not used this since Ver 4 but want to use it so a friend can access and check some cameras. I used to just enter Blue Iris IP lookup my software key#s) Now I get a white web page that says: Your IP: ###.##.##... Enable IP registration in software...
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    Advice for Video Surveillance at subdivision entrance\exit

    Has anyone here ever set up or contracted out a surveillance system for their neighborhood who could give me some advice on estimating costs and\or finding a reputable outsource solution? My HOA wants me to research setting up surveillance cameras at the entrance and exit of our subdivision and...
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    F-ing Spider Webs!

    AARRGGHHH!, Dang tiny floating spider webs already this spring causing dozens of falsies! I hate them and cannot ever figure out how to adjust setting to avoid these triggers from webs or the spider itself or other flying creatures. Using zones is useless, contract change value, no use, nor...
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    Can I recover deleted BI clips?

    I have a camera set to record 24/7. BI breaks recordings into 1 hr clips. I have a new 8TB hard drive, so it has plenty of space for several weeks...problem is when I went to review some of the clips from 2/12 I noticed it only went back to 2/13...Then I realized I had the stored Clips and...
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    Invalid Command Line error on BI start up after reboot

    I started fresh with new Windows 10 build and BI 5 (latest ver as of today). When I reboot Windows and open BI it pops up an 'Invalid Command Line error' message box. So far I do not see that it causes any issues. I just close it and go on but am of course curious if anyone else has had this...
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    Will BI work with Google Nest Hub Max?

    Anyone know if there is a way to view \ control BI cameras on the Google Nest Hub or Hub Max?
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    Where to get the Dahua Toolbox ConfigTool?

    I went to the Dahua wiki and only found download links to the manual. Where can I download the actual config tool?
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    Are WD Purple HDs still the best upgrade option?

    I am looking to upgrade my BI computer's 2GB standard drive. Right now I have 8 x 2mp cameras, a 2mp x 4 camera and may be adding a few more 2MPs or larger in the future. I'm thinking an 8TB may be about right for a few week's 24/7 recording and I'm seeing WD purple 8TBs for around $225 on...
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    How about a dedicated Forum section for camera reviews?

    I usually stumble across new camera review when browsing the "What's New" section. I was thinking it would be nice to have a section in the forum just for camera reviews organized by Mfg \ model \ Reviewer (if more than one person reviews the same camera). It would make it a whole lot easier...
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    Android BI Widget not working

    I have tried the BI apps Android widget on both my Samsung Android tablet and S8 phone but they do not work. I can add them and select a server and camera but when placed on the screen it just says "loading" then stops and displays nothing but a black widget. Anyone have the widget working? I...
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    Will Reolink Argus work with BI?

    Does anyone have one of these or know if this Reolink cameras will work with BI? As a battery \solar powered setup I could make use of this outside for critter watch where I have no power but can still catch a decent WiFi signal from the house. Reolink Argus2
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    Getting 1G internet soon!....What Wifi Router should I buy?

    So after years of living with max 4Mbps down \ 0.5Mbps up internet, my neighborhood is in the process of getting upgraded to 1G fiber, (Supp 1G down max \ but "only 100Mbps up forsome reason?). My current Wifi router is an old Asus rt-N65U (and also using the Centurylink router wifi and a...
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    How to use TinyCam Pro when away from home?

    Dumb question but are there instructions somewhere on how to set it up so I can see my cameras on my phone or tablet in this app when away from home? I bought the Pro but it only works as-is when at home on my local lan of course and not sure how to set it up for remote viewing.
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    Will All cameras eventually get AI Firmware Upgrades?

    I was watching a couple of videos about AI, (basic person vs. non-person detection in this case) now being added to the existing Wyze cams for free. And it is not dependent on cloud servers either. Now I have no idea how well they do it as I do not own one, but if they can do it for a <$40...