Recent Free, Open-Source NVR Solutions

Network Video Recorders, or NVRs, are used in conjunction with IP cameras. Among the free, open-source systems of such kinds, ZoneMinder (its entry on Wikipedia), which runs on various flavors of Linux, but not on Windows, has been well known. I also knew about iSpy, which runs on Windows only.

There’s a new kid in the block: Shinobi is a node.js based system, and thus runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS. They claim it stacks well against ZoneMinder.


This article is a byproduct of my research into IP cameras from WyzeLabs.