So after years my old Hikvision NVR has died... it's had a hard life, but now it just does a bunch of stupid stuff and isn't reliable.
I run a little server with a bunch of storage and then Proxmox for virtualization.
I thought great, spin up a new VM (debian), will finally try Zoneminder properly - dumbest platform I have ever used. I like the camera set up, but the storage method is just stupid!!
So then I go to one called Shinobi - great UI, motion detection is OK-ish, viewing on mobile is OK-ish... there were just lots of "ish's"
After much more googling, it was time to turn to the dark side and do the unthinkable... run up a Windows VM! Windows 10 Pro actually.
First one I tried Blue Iris - free edition is just too limited, didn't like their mobile app, and the configuration just feels very 1990 (actually last time I tried Blue Iris was 2010-ish but it hasn't changed since then).
Then I ran up Milestone XProtext Essentials. Very powerful config options, love the alarms, actions etc. Clearly designed for the enterprise space. Great little mobile app. Very cool and impressive software! One very minor thing was you can't record direct to network storage (I can understand the reasoning though). But now that VM has crashed and I'm currently trying to work out why - apart from... stupid bloody windows!!... hence coming here for a quick vent.
But anyway, after coming from the insanely easy to use and functional Hikvision app, what are people using for their home NVR solutions? Preferably Linux based and open source - don't mind paying a license for something decent though. I am close to just buying a new Hikvision NVR and being done with it!