I'm just getting started with surveillance cameras and decided to start small. I have an Amcrest IP3M-941 connected with wifi through a Netgear router to my Windows 8.1 desktop running a complete Blue Iris package. What a difference from the Amcrest software! I was about to give up on the whole project until I tried BI. I'm a retired old geek trying to see if I can still learn new things! The biggest challenge seems to be nomenclature, but what a hoot.