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8 Channel H.264 DVR kit with 500GB HD, 8 Cameras with 30 Night Vision, 3G Smart Phone Compatible (update to FS-88500)


8 Channel DVR Kit, 500 GB HD, 8 Cameras (400TVL & 30ft Night Vision)

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Poseidon-85 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cameras and features if you are tech savy I set this up at my office and it has come in handy for a couple of issues already. The cameras a fairly decent at night but the subject needs to be about 30 ft away to get a decent view of them. The actual setup for the cameras and recorder was simple as heck. plug them all in and set the cameras where you want them and it's a done deal. The recorder has a decent amount of space so that you can go back for a couple of weeks to a month depending on the video settings you choose. A nice feature was that you can set the cameras to record only when something moves into view and block out areas that won't trigger the camera to start recording. This came in extremely useful for one particular room that had a window that people would walk by. I only wanted the camera to video people that came into the shop. I blocked out the window and viola it only turns on for when the door is opened. If you are techy you can turn on the other features for viewing the cameras over the internet. It's not easy because you have to know how to setup pinholes through your router's firewall. I had to do this for my broadband cable router and my separate wifi router. It was a pain. The interface to record and view on a monitor is easy and simple. It comes with a mouse that you can control the recorder via wireless.
Date published: 2014-08-27
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how to update

Asked by: kathykar
Dear Customer: This issue will need to be troubleshooted by our Technical Support team. Technical Support is available 24/7, 365 days a year and can be reached at 1-866-390-1303. Thank you for choosing Night Owl.
Answered by: Carlos G
Date published: 2017-08-22

I need to buy a couple of cameras.  What kind will work on the Poseidon 85 system

Asked by: Cindyblue30
You can find cameras that will be compatible with this system by going to www.nightowlsp.com, left click on the product tab, left click on cameras, left click on wired analog cameras. All the cameras in that section would be compatible with your system. Thank you for choosing Night Owl SP.
Answered by: BennS
Date published: 2017-01-30

I cannot find my Poseidon 85 DVD manual. Does this DVR support 1080p cameras?

Asked by: Zonian2u
Dear customer, Unfortunately, your DVR is a full analog technology, meaning you will only be able to use analog cameras and not Digital HD 720P and above cameras. Newer DVR HD Units will support 1080p High definition cameras. Best regards.
Answered by: Carlos G
Date published: 2017-01-05

does this system is audio compatible also. can we record audio also

Asked by: rickdhawan
Good afternoon. thank you for submitting your question, Yes that is correct your system has the ability to record on up to 4 channels (4 cameras) connected with the correct cameras and cabling, to achieve this setup you must have audio enabled cameras and audio enabled cabling. Thank you for contacting Night Owl. Best Regards.
Answered by: Carlos G
Date published: 2016-08-24

What is the newest firmware DVR08C_V110402 or DVR08C_V120813? I lost my mobile iPad connection. Is that my problem? I am using DVR08C_V120813. I am using a Poseidon-85 on a Windows 8.1 system.

Asked by: Peter S
Good Morning Peter, The firmware version of your device will not cause connectivity issues. Are you trying to view on your iPad or on your PC?
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2015-12-29

My Poseidon-85 system time is thirty minutes ahead of the actual clock time. How do I correct this?

Asked by: JohnnyC
Please view the attached link. Under Chapter 5 Section 5.2.13 you will be able to view detailed instructions for changing the date and time on your system. Thanks for choosing Night Owl. https://ferrismarketing.box.com/s/tw0eedf2tntnkd9eidniyqbxc19jnzx7
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2015-11-23

How do I set up a DDNS acct with you? 

Asked by: BobA
Please view the attached port forwarding guide. The DDNS section is last. Thanks for choosing Night Owl. https://ferrismarketing.box.com/s/bjwqq89btlamzhnprs0pm4azh5f7g6yy
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2015-11-22

I have changed absolutely nothing to my Poseidon dvr or router.  Everything has been working fine for over 3 years.  But now for some reason I can't login to the dvr over my network.  I verified the IP and all other network setting. Any ideas??

Asked by: RonW
Please check to verify that you have the latest firmware on your system. To do so, log into your DVR and pull up the Main Menu. Then click on System icon followed by Advanced then Maintain to access the SYSTEM MAINTENANCE page of your DVR. This option allows you reset the DVR to factory default settings, update system software(firmware), and set system auto reboot time. When enabling the auto-reboot function, you can setup system to restart regularly to clear up some temporary storage memory. If this does not help alleviate the problem, please contact out technical support team. To receive technical support assistance please create an account and register your product on our website. Our technical support team is available 24/7 365 days a year and will assist in troubleshooting your Night Owl products. Thanks for choosing Night Owl.
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2015-11-16
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