So Blue Iris requires a computer to be on all the time? Is there an option if that is not possible?
Correct. It requires a Windows platform computer. I utilize an older box running WHS2011 with a 2.2Ghz 4 core AMD Phenom and 4GB memory that handles BI with 9 IP cams (2 of which are 720P) CPU usage is around 40% with spikes up to 65%. CPU temp is generally around 33C and I've yet to see it go above 41C. It also runs Serviio streaming server and I can stream an MKV without pegging it out while the BI service is also running. Granted, I run a 1Gb backbone with a dedicated N router for the cameras and a main N router for my other devices. Both of which are connected wired to the backbone as is the server.
I might go for one of the Lenovo or Dell Xeon server boxes if they drop to $200 again...
Upgraded the plugin to the new 0.3 version and setup the motion sensor. Will do the setup on the BI side later. Unfortunately this is an outdoor camera with no PTZ. :-) Plug-in works great. I can now view my wayward camera in AuthomationHD as well as the ImperiHome Android apps.
Again, thanks for taking the time to develop this. For those interested, although Blue Iris is $50 direct, you can find the serial legit on eBay for $37 and if you have a spare box with Windows, it'll make a nice dedicated camera server with far more options and configuration than Vera. allows for cameras.
Going to see how stable the plugin is and will most likely end up deleting all my camera devices and plugins from Vera and re-add the camera's using this plugin so only BI is performing camera access and will handle all motion sensing and recording.