I think it’s a great little program, even though yes it costs some money. But at least, it’s a one-time payment, unless you want updates beyond one year, but even then it’s extremely reasonable. I will admit that there might be a little learning curve with their modules system, but I find them to be extremely useful in terms of getting your cameras set up to work the way you want them to. Plus, it’s good to learn new things here and there. Also, I like it’s autodetection of cameras, which found mine right away. I was pleasantly surprised with that one because even though it claimed to do so, I expected it to only work with the more mainstream and popular brands. But, it did pick up this LIONVIS Bullet IP Camera that I purchased from Amazon.