What is Bluecherry?

Bluecherry is a sophisticated Linux video surveillance application designed for Linux  operating systems. Specifically tailored to support network (IP) cameras, Bluecherry boasts a minimal memory footprint, ONVIF compatibility, and is engineered for optimal resource utilization, ensuring low CPU usage. This makes it an ideal choice for servers with modest specifications.

Key Features:

  • Efficient Resource Utilization: Bluecherry is designed for optimal resource utilization, ensuring a low memory footprint and efficient CPU usage. This makes it an ideal choice for servers with modest specifications.
  • ONVIF Support: The software is fully compatible with ONVIF, providing users with a standardized interface for seamless integration with a wide range of network cameras.
  • Web-Based Configuration and Live Viewing: Bluecherry offers a user-friendly web interface for both configuration and live viewing, providing a convenient and intuitive experience for users.
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility: With an open-source multi-operating system client, Bluecherry supports Linux, Windows, and OSX along with our iOS and Android apps ensuring flexibility and accessibility across various platforms.  Check out our open source GitHub repo!
  • Virtual Machine Installation: Bluecherry can be effortlessly installed in a virtual machine, facilitating easy testing and deployment. This feature streamlines the setup process and enhances scalability.
  • Seamless Upgrades: Enjoy hassle-free upgrades through standard distribution upgrade methods. Bluecherry eliminates the need for manual intervention with binary blobs, ensuring a smooth and straightforward upgrade process.

    Discover the power of Bluecherry, where advanced video surveillance meets ease of use. Whether you are configuring settings through the web interface, accessing live views, or using the iOS, Android or desktop clients, Bluecherry delivers a reliable and feature-rich solution tailored to your surveillance needs. Upgrade with confidence, knowing that our commitment to seamless integration and efficient resource utilization sets Bluecherry apart in the world of Linux video surveillance applications.


Completely Open Source

As of April 20, 2019 Bluecherry has released the entire software suite as open source under the GPL licensing.

Quickly add network cameras

Quickly add ONVIF supported network cameras automatically with our network scan / detection tool

Cross platform client

Our open source client is available for Linux, Windows and OS X

Quick, easy installation

Copy and paste our repository links and install our software in seconds

User based roles and access

Quickly and easily setup new users and only give them access to cameras or features you want.

Priority support available

We offer Community forums, Live Chat and email based support and phone support can be purchased separately.

One command install

# Ubuntu / Debian systems make sure curl AND sudo is installed (apt-get install curl sudo)

# New in July, 2023.  Install Bluecherry server on any Linux distribution that supports docker.
  sudo bash -c "$(curl -fsSL  https://install.bluecherrydvr.com/docker)"


Once installed, connect to the newly installed server with a web browser (https://bluecherryserver:7001)

Default login: Admin Password: bluecherry

Install the Linux client:
sudo apt-get install bluecherry-client

Windows / OSX client download

Community edition

Limited support
  • Up to 4 cameras
  • Live streaming via mobile apps
  • Cross platform desktop client
  • Email / web hook notifications
  • User access / roles


Support by email / forums / live chat
Starting at $40
  • Up to 150 cameras per server
  • Live streaming via mobile apps
  • Cross platform desktop client
  • Email / web hook notifications
  • User access / roles
  • bluecherry.app domain
  • Auto configured SSL certificate

Bluecherry develops a Linux based video surveillance application with a cross platform client. The entire application is open source under GPL licensing.

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