SecuritySpy 32 Camera License for Sale $350

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:22 pm
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SecuritySpy 32 Camera License for Sale $350

Hi,
I no longer use security spy. I have the 32 Camera License that costs normally 499 Pounds, which is over $500 USD.
I will sell it for $350. PM Me.

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:36 pm
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Would you be happy to share what you now use instead?


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Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:38 pm
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Blue Iris.
Security spy was using an insane amount of CPU power for my 24 cameras.
Blue Iris uses a fraction.

I had a Mac Pro Dual Xeon 12 core monster and it was using unreal amounts of power for my cameras. It was extremely hot too. Now I have a small i7 laptop and it handles it easily with only about 20% cpu usage.

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:38 pm
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Cheers


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Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:58 pm
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Blue Iris is awesome.

And stupid cheap for what you get.

Not sure why you would run anything else.

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:11 pm
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If you don't want a Windows install would be one reason.

I would agree that there are very few reasons not to run it.

To the OP, good luck with the sale.

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lanbrown wrote:
If you don't want a Windows install would be one reason.


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Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:52 pm
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Yeah, I didn't want windows, but for the money and the CPU usage, it was worth it. I got a dedicated laptop just for it, I deleted all the crapware that HP installs.

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:56 pm
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I'm thinking of using an Intel NUC. Small, current processor (unlike a Mac Mini) and at least somewhat upgradable compared to the Mac Mini.

What are the specs of your HP laptop and what cameras do you have?

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Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:34 am
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I understand that for some Windows is an evil, and if you want to keep it on a single box then security spy makes sense if you have the horsepower. Blue Iris running on Windows headless works extremely well, and doesn’t require too much attention. (I need to reboot my Indigo box more often). You can pick up ex corporate i7’s on eBay and adding an SSD for the system and and big disk for storage and you have a very capable system with a great web UI and fantastic indigo integration. You cannot get any Mac hardware with the power for anywhere near the price.

My view is my Mac mini is very likely to walk if the worst was to happen, but a grubby old PC in my loft hidden away is not likely to get too much attention.

No axe to grind, but you may miss out just on he principle it is Windows as once installed it rarely needs attention. For the price Blue Iris is Isanely good value and my whole setup came in at around the same price as SS license alone.

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Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:08 am
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neilk wrote:
I understand that for some Windows is an evil, and if you want to keep it on a single box then security spy makes sense if you have the horsepower. Blue Iris running on Windows headless works extremely well, and doesn’t require too much attention. (I need to reboot my Indigo box more often). You can pick up ex corporate i7’s on eBay and adding an SSD for the system and and big disk for storage and you have a very capable system with a great web UI and fantastic indigo integration. You cannot get any Mac hardware with the power for anywhere near the price.

My view is my Mac mini is very likely to walk if the worst was to happen, but a grubby old PC in my loft hidden away is not likely to get too much attention.

No axe to grind, but you may miss out just on he principle it is Windows as once installed it rarely needs attention. For the price Blue Iris is Isanely good value and my whole setup came in at around the same price as SS license alone.


I agree. Windows 8 is what made me switch to Mac. It had to be the most idiotically built OS of all time. I just said enough was enough, and I switched to Mac, and never looked back. Since then, I rarely touch windows, and when I do, it seems awkward. But I almost had no choice. I literally had to have a dedicated portable air conditioner running in the closet where the Mac Pro was running, because it would get close to 100 degrees. I am in south Florida, and that doesn't help either. I bought a refurb i7 8th generation ( or whatever the newest one is, I forgot) laptop with some very good specs for about $500 on eBay. Blue iris cost pennies compared to security spy. Personally to me it seems a bit harder to navigate all the settings, but, besides that, it doesn't need all that CPU power that can heat a sauna.
I don't trust windows to run 24/7 non stop without some sort of blue screen of death, or some crash, but so far so good for the last couple of months using windows 10.

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I realize that you already have a good solution for you, but for others following the thread I might just throw out one other option -- when I built my Plex server I decided to go with an old Dell PowerEdge rack mount server. You can pick up slightly older servers on eBay darn cheap as companies that require more horsepower swap out on their regular refresh cycles. I'm guessing that Security Spy would be similar to my experience with Plex:

I had it on a MacMini that today probably can be picked up for $200 or whatever. My PowerEdge is ~$150-200 on eBay now... but, no exaggeration, the PowerEdge has 8-10x the power of the mini when transcoding video.

You can run Linux on those boxes too for those not interested in Windows, which might work for some applications, though not necessarily Blue Iris. The only real downside, and this IS a consideration, is that the fans can kick up to be pretty loud. If you are running it in a server closet or basement or something this usually isn't a major concern. Middle of the office, though, would be a bit loud.

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Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 pm
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You don't have to have a Win box, I run Blue Iris in a VM and it just works.

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Re: SecuritySpy 32 Camera License for Sale $350

As luck would have it, I just forked over $431 USD for security spy... and 15 minutes later saw your offer. I've been using SS for 25 days for free and went to Oa'hu and back... SS ran very nicely. 10% CPU bandwidth in my 2014 Mac Mini.... sometimes 11%. That was running 9 cameras. I have a new Color Night Vision Camera coming in later this week, POE, 4K too, to fill out my license closer to 15 or 16 cams or so if this one works. I'm definitely in love with color night vision.

I should be good to run these cameras at a little better frame rate and perhaps use 25% of the mac Mini bandwidth.

I realize that if I ever need more than 16 cams I'll need a Mac with more horsepower. I will never ever buy a PC... use one all day at work; that's enough. Wife is in agreement. :roll:

I'll be trying to integrate SS with Indigo using the Homebridge software in the next little while.........



Tip: if you want to get rid of the bugs attracted to your camera's IR lights... turn the IR in the Camera off and put an IR illuminator array somewhere else in the yard.
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Tip: if you want to get rid of the bugs attracted to your camera's IR lights... turn the IR in the Camera off and put an IR sensor array somewhere else in the yard.

Interesting, had not thought of that... the bugs definitely like to bump and grind my cameras! :) You have one in particular that you use and are happy with?

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