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8 Channel Video Security System with a 1TB HDD




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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

F6-DVR8-1TB is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eyes In The Sky I have no regrets purchasing the DVR-8 system for my home! I wanted a large storage capacity, I got it with the 1 TB DVR. I hoped for easy setup, It's as easy as 1-2-3. What I didn't expect was the quality of video and how fluid the motion is on the live feed, even with my smart phone and tablet interface. I'm also impressed with the play back feature for each camera with my mobile devices, it awesome! I will and already have recommended this system to my friends and neighbors who now want me to install one for them!
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great system! Easy install. Just recently purchased this system to monitor coming and going in my house. Fairly easy to install. Tech Support, Live Chat and telephone, VERY helpful. Love the motion activated recording and playback feature. Motion "events" marked on log. No need to watch hours of recording to see if any action. Being able to view "Real Time" while away from home on my smartphone is the best. Would have given 5 stars if night vision was better.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Dvr!!! Very easy set up. Nice features can play back 1 channel or multiple channels at same time. Just upgraded from the night owl poseidon 8 ch which I loved until it stopped recording. This dvr has much more features. Can't wait to upgrade my cameras to utilize the higher resolution. Hope it lasts longer than the night owl Poseidon. Also has a pretty good mobile app could be better but works.
Date published: 2015-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Surveillance System for the price. I am writing this review based on product quality for price. For a surveillance system under $300 this is a great system to choose. I will say that the camera's do lack in quality but still not to bad. Love the fact that I can have an app on my phone to constantly keep an eye on what is going on. Plus it is nice to have email alerts set up to notify me of abnormal activity. Haven't had the need to use support yet so cannot give any feedback there. Over great product for price.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from LACK OF SUPPORT Seems if you need help you have to reach tech support which is impossible or watch some video, whatever happened to a manual? guess ill wait for a few days for my question to be answered..... Id only recommend this product to someone as long as they are somewhat resourceful on their own....
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, only a few issues I can see I set this unit up for a bar owner friend of mine. To start off with storage space is Excellent, the 1 TB HDD ensures he'll have plenty of storage space. I've setup up some that only have 250 - 500 GB and soon come to realize If you don't extract data immediately after an incident, you loose it due to the overwrite feature. The 4 cameras, while they are not variable focus and only 6 LEDs, they have excellent quality and clarity at long distances and in dim lighting. Record configuration is easy figure with out reading the manual and being able to copy the configuration from one camera to the next makes it a snap to custom set all 8 in 1 fell swoop. The physical size of the unit is great, allowed us to hide the unit in a tight space (Still allowing for adequate ventilation). Record Playback one word, Excellent, I'm able to download recorded video and take snapshot remotely, even from my cell phone via the free OwlDVR HD app. I've installed other brands, Samsung and Everfocus, Zmodo and they just don't compare to this Night Owl, both in price and features. Now the draw backs... 1. Limited DDNS support. DVR only supports Owldvr.com and the application for updating the unit only works on a pc. I registered the domain from home and without being at the bar it won't update via the <test ddns> button in the config menu. keeps telling me "Request ip address failed". Not sure what that means yet. 2. The cameras as stated before these are not variable focus so for close up locations you will lose coverage. Would have been nice to have been able to zoom out to cover the move area. 3. I understand that since this unit came with only 4 cameras it should only come with 1 octopus cable. But would have been nice since it is an 8 channel DVR for it to have come with 2 so i can use 2 power supplies to power my addon cameras. (Not a game stopper) Would be nice if they would address issue 1 above.. All in all, an excellent product. Thanks
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't work right. The motion feature doesn't work. I am sick that I spent money on a system that doesn't work correctly.
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No place can be found about POWER SUPPLYS! So far I have got 1 camera working and the smart phone is also working, that is a good thing! What I have been looking for on the web site and in any instructions is "What power supply goes to what"? You get an 1.5A and a 2A and they tell you not to hook them up to the wrong application.. as it will cause damage.. What I can not find is what one hooks to the Camera's and what one to the DVR! Can we get some clarification here Please?
Date published: 2015-12-29
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Will a 1080p HD Analog audio enabled security camera work with the DVR Model F6-DVR8-1TB? Also how could one go about enlarging the 1TB to 4TB or even 8TB?

Asked by: Dr Loopy
No, our HD cameras will not work with your analog (F6) DVR. They are not compatible. However, you can upgrade your HDD to a 6TB SATA HDD. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-04-17

Can I make it wireless?

Asked by: Glaureano
Unfortunately, this is a hardwired system and is not compatible with wireless technology. We will be launching a brand new wireless NVR in a few short months. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-04-13

How can I upgrade the memory 1tb doesn't last long with 8 cameras and what's the biggest size memory I can put in it

Asked by: Puff420420
Good Afternoon, You can install up to a 6 TB SATA HDD in this DVR. Please reference the below link for a guide on replacing the HDD. https://ferrismarketing.app.box.com/files/0/f/4370838778/1/f_35862570510 Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-21

I can't see my cameras on my phone unless I am at home can someone please help me fix it?

Asked by: Jenna
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

We have a F6 DVR 8 1TB and I cant seem to find the manual to set recording times and playback. Can you help me??

Asked by: Whitey
Good Afternoon, All manuals and troubleshooting guides can be found on our support site. However, please visit the link below. https://ferrismarketing.app.box.com/s/3uqr57wm91l5vycx59uc8pdf69rryr65 Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-14

Hi, I bought a sistem for one person and I don't know the password, can you help me? Please

Asked by: Day81
Please contact our 24/7 technical support team at 1-866-390-1303 for assistance.
Answered by: Nick E
Date published: 2017-03-13

I want to add two more cameras to my current 4 camera set up. Which camera's are compatible with this dvr system?

Asked by: geordieswife
Can these cameras be used outdoors? I had planned on using them outdoors.
Answered by: geordieswife
Date published: 2017-02-15

I have to replace my F9-DVR8-1TB DVR due to home power surge, I can only find the F6-DVR8-1TB on the Night Owl site. In regards to resolution, what are the differences.

Asked by: manny506
The F6 Series DVR will record video up to 600 TVL (TV lines) resolution, the F9 will record video up to 900 TVL resolution. I would actually recommend upgrading to an HD system for greater clarity and sharpness of footage, visit the link below for more details. Thanks for choosing Night Owl. http://nightowlsp.com/products/complete-security-systems/hd-security-systems.html
Answered by: Matt R
Date published: 2017-02-09
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