How to Add IP Camera to Blue Iris?

How to Add IP Camera to Blue Iris


Blue Iris is a third party software that allows you to control your surveillance system to view, access, control and even communicate your IP cameras or other cameras that are at a remote distance. 

But to begin the process, you have to set up the cameras and the Blue Iris software in a proper manner to each other. And that’s what this article is all about. 

We have prepared a step by step guideline to let you know how to add any IP camera from any brand to Blue Iris software. Stay stuck till the end- 

Steps on How to Add IP Camera to Blue Iris?

Step 1

Start the software Blue Iris and right-click on the settings option located at the top right corner of the software interface. To be exact, the icon will look like a bulleted list. 

Step 2

Now, a window named ‘New Camera’ will pop up. You have to give your camera a name at the first field. Give it a name as per the location or the type of camera. You have to also give it a short name for quick recognition. 

Step 3

Now, select the type of camera that you are connecting to the software. Usually, it’s the ‘network IP’ option if you are dealing with a wireless IP camera. There are other convenient options as well. In case you are up to a wired network without any wireless camera, you might have a USB port to connect the camera. In that case, it should be given the choice of ‘USB, Analog, other’. 

Step 4

Now, you have to select the features of the camera that you want to be active in the Blue Iris software as well. Usually, good quality Blue Iris compatible cameras come with audio and motion sensor features as well. In case it has both, check the boxes named ‘Audio’ and ‘Enable Motion Detector’ as well. 

In case the camera does not come up with one or two of the features, uncheck the boxes accordingly. 

Now, press ‘Ok’. 

Step 5

Now, there will be two different windows. One will be the ‘Network IP Camera Configuration’, where you have to put the address and find it using the address. The address is usually the IP domain. 

Now, press the ‘Find/Inspect’ button to let the device to be founded. Once done, put the user ID and password. 

Now, go to the options that say ‘Make’, and select the brand name from which the camera is manufactured. Also, select a model from the box next to the Make box. 

Also, you need to specify the RTSP and the ONVIF ports as well. 

Once done, press ‘OK’. 

Step 6

Now, another box will appear named as ‘New Camera’. This window will let you make a number of adjustments to the way you want the camera to serve you. As an example, you can modify the image format that it will capture, you can rotate, di-interlace, flip or do so many other things in this window. 

Make sure that you stick to the purpose whole modifying this box. Otherwise leave it as it is. 

Step 7

Now, once you are done with modifying the video quality and image factors, press ‘OK’ and the box will close. Now if everything goes right, you will have to see the view of the camera right in the software. 

If you login from other platforms i.e. mobile or browser, you should find the camera saved in the options. 

Bottom Line

In this manner, you can install as many cameras as you want and embed them with Blue Iris. A full set of cameras can be enough to let you keep an eye on the entire house or office. 

Good luck!

Alex Dantas

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