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8 Channel Smart HD Video Security System with 1 TB HDD and 4 x
720p HD Cameras




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Night Owl HD Mobile Application Quick Setup Guide (Tablets)
HD Startup Wizard - Quick Setup Guide
AHD7 & F Series DVR Interface Instructions
Night Owl HD Mobile Application Quick Setup Guide (Phones)
Night Owl HD Application Video Manual
HD Startup Wizard Quick Setup Guide (SPANISH)



Product Reviews & Questions and Answers

AHD7-841 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Easy installation, easy set up and instantly worked on my mobile
Date published: 2015-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up and great picture quality I bought this system last week and if you read the directions and watch the Night Owl videos on you tube before you attempt to set up this system it is very easy. The hardest thing was running the wires up in the attic but luckily I have a 24 year old son who did the crawling in the attic. The picture is extremely good and I am glad I opted for the HD 720 P. Connecting the system to my phones and Ipad worked flawlessly as did my wife's android phone. I did have to contact Night Owl because I needed help setting my DVR to record motion only and I opted to use the chat from their web site rather than calling and it was very quick and they walked my right through the process in two minutes. I am so pleased with this system I am headed back to Best Buy to buy two more cameras for the inside. Most reviews on this product are excellent and the ones that are not have to be operator error as this is my first system and it was very easy to set up and manage.
Date published: 2015-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I waited about two weeks to wrtie this review to give it an honest shot. So far I am very pleased with my purchase. Bought it on sale which made it even better. It was truly plug and play set up, though you will need sometype of monitor at inital set up and to make major changes such as channel names, picture color, and motion detection aera. 60' of cable was enough for all but one camera and I ran the wires into the ceiling from a closest so they wouldn't be seen. So far I have yet to have any problems with the app and run it on three different devices including iphone, ipad, and andriod. At first I was getting TONS of motion detection messages but I was able to turn it down some and place only the areas I wanted within view to detection motion. We installed three outside and 1 inside and the night and day quality are excellent. So far we are pleased and it has added another level of protection for my family.
Date published: 2015-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Survailence System, and company I purchased the AHD7-841 march 29, received April 2, that was fast. I installed the system when I got home from work around 7:30 pm took a total of maybe 2 1/2 hours, took down 4 nightowl 600 TVL cams and put up the 4 new 702P cams, Configured the DVR, and mobile app (20 minutes) then proceeded to each camera with latter, cell phone, and camera test monitor i hand to adjust the viewing angle of each cam. Done! Holy cow ! the view from these new cams are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I am definitely going to purchase 8 more cameras, 4 to replace the existing 4, and 4 for back ups. I have used other surveillance systems and installed a few such as Defender, Swann, and lorex all junk, I actually threw the swann dvr out the back door on a junk pile destined for the dump. the defender dvr I gutted it and used the chassis for a guitar tube amp project I built. The lorex I gave away. If anyone is looking to invest in a surveillance system, I highly recommend NIGHT OWL, you will not be disappointed. Their customer support, and tech support are the best in the business.
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Setup! From box to working I had this rig setup in just a little over an hour. That was taking time to make sure I followed the steps and watched the how-to videos. DVR software interface is straight forward and easy to use. Excellent night vision and the remote view on my HTC One Android phone is superb. The app automatically disconnects from the router when I leave the house - connects to mobile data, and then back again when I get within range of my router at home. I'm already looking into getting extension lines and four more cameras to max this fella out.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it We are very happy with this product actually we are wanting to order more units.
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the system but lacking web interface I just bought this system and love it. The configuration was a breeze and dvr is easy to navigate. I have it hidden in my basement so changing configurations is a pain as I have to run to my utility room. The only thing I wish this system had was a web interface so I could change settings from anywhere. Only being able to change settings is from the DVR's own interface is useless when you find out your child stays home from school and the motion sensor sends you emails all day long and you cant stop it. So far the video is excellent HD quality and viewing the recorded events from my phone is very nice. It would be good if the settings were saved on the mobile app. Each time I load it up I have to select the cameras to view. Also instead of Camera 1, 2 etc If the app also referred to the name I changed it to on the DVR that would make it easier to pick the right camera when searching the events. Still just one thing missing, please add a web interface........ I have setup in the past 4 cameras on my own at home in the last 20 years and have also been in charge of our camera systems at work. I'm also in charge of a 140 camera system and have somewhat a professional background. All had a web interface and I'm surprised this one doesn't.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Backup of DVR Files To answer the question of making backups of recordings of the DVR in case of thief of the DVR is to use the HD NightOwl Surveillance Client software on a dedicated PC or Laptop computer. I use an old Acer laptop running XP in a locked and mounted metal box. I have the software set to run on a schedule when not around. They are also battery backed up on the DVR, cameras and laptop in case of power outage. Sin, Night Watchman
Date published: 2016-08-10
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what is the meauserments of the dvr.

Asked by: slim
Please find your DVR dimensions below 13.8" L x 9.3" W x 2.3" H Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-24

What cameras that you sell work with this system?

Asked by: Babagash
Good Afternoon, All of our standard analog cameras will function with this system. Additionally, our AHD7 and HDA 720p cameras will function with it. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-24

What are the best camera settings for night vision on Night Owl 16 channel home security system

Asked by: Brunoboy
Please contact our 24/7 technical support center ar 1-866-390-1303 to troubleshoot this issue. One of our agents will be happy to assist you. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-20

If the power goes out and comes back on will the system start back recording? Will it automatically be back on internet for app viewing? Can I add one of your dome cameras that is audio enabled?

Asked by: Joshbrown207
Good Afternoon, If the system reboots, then yes it will immediately resume internet connection and recording once it boots back up. Also, yes, you can connect one of our audio enabled dome cameras to it. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-20

If I put this above front door will I be able to see when people approach? Also can you have motion activated alerts even if the cameras are recording all the time?

Asked by: Joshbrown207
Good Afternoon, Yes, you can elect to record 24/7 to your hard drive and still receive motion activated push notifications to your smart device. Regarding the front door, typically yes, though this may very depending on the angle and installation location of the camera and how far away the person approaching is. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-17

A couple of questions... How long is the ethernet cable, and does the DVR need to be connected directly to the the router or can it be connected to a network jack in the house if there is a network jack in the room where the DVR is located? Thank you

Asked by: SeanB
Good Afternoon, The Ethernet cable included with your system is 6 ft., but you can replace this with a longer cable if needed. The DVR must be manually connected to your Modem/Router in order to accommodate remote viewing. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-08

I have the Night Owl AHD7-841. I bought it in Dec and has been working great, but now one the cameras only shows red and blue color I tried to reset system and switch camera plugs around but did not help, all other cameras are working. any sugestions?

Asked by: Jim4
Please contact our technical support team at 1-866-390-1303 to troubleshoot with an agent. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-06

I have this unit, but can not complete setup wizard because where it is installed is too far away from my router. Can I install a USB wireless adapter to it, or will it only work through the Ethernet port?

Asked by: Tmptjohn88
You must be connected to the internet with the provided ethernet cable that came with your system. Night Owl does not guarantee compatibility with third party products. You can also contact Night Owl Technical Support for more information. Thanks for choosing Night Owl.
Answered by: Peter C
Date published: 2017-02-10
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