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I have a spare laptop (Lenovo Yoga 520 Intel i5-8250U 1.6GHz 8GB RAM and 150GB SSD) running Windows10 home that I could dedicate to CCTV. I would not record all cameras all the time. I would record at night and also from time to time when I am not at home during the day. I want to be able to remotely access my NVR/cameras (securely of course) with no 'cloud' storage.

(1) Will this run BlueIris with say eight 4 megapixel cameras okay?

(2) Assuming it does then I have a choice of choosing this system or buy a Hikvision or Dahua NVR. Any info someone can give me to help me choose?

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1) Yes, but use substreams if your cameras support it. Substreams are a low quality stream your camera puts out (if it supports it) that is like 700x500 resolution. When you are on '8 camera at once view', it uses this low resolution stream since each view is the size of a matchbox on your screen.
However, it is still recording to disk at the full 4MP resolution, and if you click on one camera to fullscreen it, it will show the full 4MP feed too.

2) Blue Iris is quite tinkery, if you know your way around troubleshooting apps and stuff, then it could be good. It is extremely powerful, you can add new features, Deepstack AI makes it amazing.
But that's not for everyone. Some people just want an 'appliance'. You buy it off the shelf, plug it in, it works. It does what it does and that's OK.

(1) Will this run BlueIris with say eight 4 megapixel cameras okay?

Yes.
My blue iris was easy to set up and works like a charm.
You do need to make some changes in the software to reduce cpu usage. Just google blue iris tips. There is a write up on ipcams (might be slightly different name, can’t remember exactly off the top of my head).
I record all 11 cameras all the time. It just writes over the top when I run out of disk space.

Some people just want an 'appliance'. You buy it off the shelf, plug it in, it works.

Fair point and I don't know what I don't know since I've not ever used any security video management software. For a newbie like me can you describe any basic advantages of BlueIris compared to a Hikvison/Dahua NVR?
One possible advantage is simply the cost since BlueIris costs about AU$100. I guess a Hikvision/Dahua NVR costs much more than that.
If my laptop/BlueIris combination will be more robust (less buggy) than a 'retail' NVR then I would view that as a big advantage but would it really be more robust?

For a newbie like me can you describe any basic advantages of BlueIris compared to a Hikvison/Dahua NVR?

I had a NVR previously. The only reason I changed was that the NVR could not record all cameras at high def at the same time. I would have had to spend $1K on an NVR. Instead I bought a new CPU for my existing server.

I would go a NVR but make sure it does what you want. They all tend to say they are a 4 or 9 or 16 camera and then tell you the max resolution of the cameras, but just check it can do it all first.
Google it and there should be ones from ebay for a couple hundred dollars, that's what I did originally.

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Remote access should be the same, i.e. easy. I also payed for the blueiris app for my iphone, works like a charm (I think it was $10 or something like that).

For a newbie like me can you describe any basic advantages of BlueIris compared to a Hikvison/Dahua NVR?

Flexibility.
Blue Iris gives you the flexibility of using nearly any cameras. Whether connected via USB or over the network. Supports ONVIF or RTSP etc..

Many NVRs are locked to their own brand, or even if they support ONVIF (a common language for brands to talk to one another), it may not support things like IVS (which is the intrusion AI on the cameras itself), It may not report that movement to a different branded NVR.

I've had my Blue Iris machine capture license plates then upload them to plate-recongnizer.com to read the plate, and file them nicely.

You can set custom overlays like the temperature, wind conditions etc.. which pull from internet sources. This is good for Surf/Ski cameras for example.

You can export your cameras feed to a Youtube Live feed so you can stream to the public internet almost in real time.

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Not too long ago Blue Iris used to have an integration with a paid AI service, but then they updated it and it uses a freely available one which is much better. So it grows beyond its original features.

You can do a lot with how feature-rich it is, which can sometimes be daunting. I have mine change how it alerts me at different times for example. During the day, the front door and back door are nice alert sounds. Its usually a delivery person or my kids in the backyard.
When the sun goes down (I have it synced to sunset/sunrise times, so it changes), its an aggressive sound and can push through my phones 'do not disturb' mode. Because no one should be in my backyard at 3 am in the morning.

I had some tradies doing work at my place so they were all over, triggering my cameras. I made a profile that still RECORDS (for evidence if things go south), but doesn't alert me about any motion.

It's a computer versus an appliance. Computers can do anything, an appliance just does its thing. But that said, you can have more problems with a computer, whereas the appliance is good at its one thing.

Thanks for the thorough reply Bryce W.
I've recently read somewhere that a SSD is not suited to video storage and that separate purpose built surveillance video HDD of a few terabytes is a more reliable option. What's your opinion?

I've recently read somewhere that a SSD is not suited to video storage and that separate purpose built surveillance video HDD of a few terabytes is a more reliable option. What's your opinion?

The non-stop writing probably isn't good for an SSD.
I use an m.2 drive to boot the operating system, have Blue Iris installed on as well as Blue Iris's database (not video files, but instructions of times things happened).
I also have a 4TB Western Digital Purple (surveillance class) for recording to and storage. WD Purples firmware is optimised to be written to 95% of the time, and rarely read from.
Does some things to reduce frame loss, skipping bad frames to continue recording etc..

I recommend hopping on eBay/Amazon/Australian Computer Traders/Reboot-IT, grabbing a i7 Dell Small Form Factor (SFF), 6th generation or higher for $500ish. 6th Gen+ is recommended to get H.265 encoding.

I got an i7 6700, 16GB ram, 60GB M.2 with mobo/power supply etc.. for $500 almost 2 years ago. Threw the 4TB Purple in its spare hard drive slot, and its an amazing, small, quiet machine that just sips on power (like 16w).

Why not try Xprotect? Excellent and free NVR...

yer far better than blue iris

Why not try Xprotect? Excellent and free NVR...

Does Xprotect record to a device on-prem, or to their Xprotect servers/cloud?

If the latter....then that's why not.

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All my cameras are firewalled off from the internet – no way out, and only certain ways in.

Does Xprotect record to a device on-prem, or to their Xprotect servers/cloud?

Xprotect is one of the top vms used by government, casinos, shopping centers, cities…
Have systems running cameras in the thousands.

It’s free for 8 cameras. Licensing is very expensive beyond 8.

But to answer your question, the free version is on device. Does not communicate to their servers at all (just need to get the license).

Licensing is very expensive beyond 8.

It's pretty reasonable as far as VMS per channel licensing goes. A couple of hundred bucks a channel is about where it's at and has been for a while.

It's pretty reasonable as far as VMS per channel licensing goes. A couple of hundred bucks a channel is about where it's at and has been for a while.

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For the home gamer if it’s over $100 for software no one would buy it lol.

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For the home gamer if it’s over $100 for software no one would buy it lol.

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Not exactly the target market for an enterprise VMS.