I'll be trying that out pretty soon.
Since you aren't using your Vera to view images from you cameras, what do you use, particularly in a mobile environment? The Blue Iris App is $10 per device (I have android and my wife is stuck on iPhone) Is there any other decent app? I see some in the play store but don't know much about how much more these apps do beyond what the Vera BI Plugin does so I'm contemplating whether to buy or not.
No app will compare to the blueiris APP period. So I do have the blueiris app on every device. It 10.00 per account so I only pay 10.00 for all the androids in my house. If you have ios and androids well then yes another 10.00.
I do use Imperihome for all my home automation and that has options for live camera streaming (no playback)
I also have used and bought IP CAMERA VIEWER app I use that for work cameras as hey don't use blueiris.
Thing is none of the apps compare to what Blueiris app can do. Going back to see a recording for a few hours ago to a few days ago is not possible on most apps. Doesn't do much good to get a motion notifcation and pull out your phone and nothing is in the live stream anymore.
So what I actually do is:
Set your controller to know if anyone is home or not. Also have some outside motions active when home but exterior doors haven't been opened for sometime meaning we are inside and haven't went out. When you get that setup have it pull a still image when motion is triggered and push it to you phone. I get a quick notification and pops up an image (I use tasker to do this) If I see something wrong in the still I open the blueiris app. If I see the mailman I return the phone to my pocket. I tend to open blueiris if i want to know whats going on at home and feel like browsing the cameras.
The blueiris app and software have nice control of keeping a good looking image but lowering the bitrate to not have freezing and shuddering when I don't have the fastest cell coverage. My other apps like ipcamera viewer require alot more setup to try and accomplish that. You need to setup a 2nd stream on each camera and tweak settings in each camera to try and keep quailty up but skipping and even first load time down. When you have 3 and 4MP cameras a cell connection cant handle it and not all cameras have good compression type formats to do what blueiris app does across the board with all cameras in one adjustment.