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nickjohn35
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Looking into BI and would like to get a little more info on the iOS app. I’ve heard it’s not the best which is fine. But I was wondering a few things… does it have rich notifications? Does it have badge icon showing how many notifications you have? And is there an “events” section that shows all the events from all cameras in chronological order?
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I'm an android user, but hopefully an IOS user can answer this for you.
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HeneryH
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What does the best you've experienced offer?

Frankly, to me, notifications are overvalued. Your chance of catching a criminal in the act and summoning law enforcement to catch the criminal are slim to none. I actually have hundreds of BI notifications unacknowledged. Every motion alert.

But you might feel differently and this might be a differentiator with another system.

I turned mine off and only use the app to check my camera feeds when a use case arises.

Sorry, can't really help much.
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Blue Iris itself provides a rather feature rich and super flexible notification capability that is more than adequate for most users.

I personally use the MMS messaging for my driveway alerts. Easy to set up. Fast and reliable (at least for my use with Verizon). Very customizable on your own terms. No remote connection security issues. Is included with the purchase price of the software. No iOS or Android considerations involved; just your data carrier reliability and efficiency which the app would also rely on.
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HeneryH wrote: Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:29 pm What does the best you've experienced offer?

Frankly, to me, notifications are overvalued. Your chance of catching a criminal in the act and summoning law enforcement to catch the criminal are slim to none. I actually have hundreds of BI notifications unacknowledged. Every motion alert.

But you might feel differently and this might be a differentiator with another system.

I turned mine off and only use the app to check my camera feeds when a use case arises.

Sorry, can't really help much.
All I ever used and known has been Arlo. For my wife and I, the notifications aren’t to catch a potential criminal in the act. More like a heads up for my wife of someone or something around our house when I’m at work for 24 hours at a time. We also have a pool that is monitored. So the notifications help with that. I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea.
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I think you will be happy with the alerting features. Personally I like the SMS with image attachment.
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I'll receive this image alert of me coming in the driveway (while still on Verizon) before reaching the garage. It's based on a simple trigger of 12 pixels toward the end of the drive. Zero nuisance triggers. The alert is nearly instant when leaving and I'm still on my WLAN. Basically a SMS text, but technically a MMS due to image size and quality. To me the app itself would be a nuisance.

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