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8 Channel 1080p Wired Security System with 1TB Hard Drive and 8 1080p Wired Spotlight Cameras

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C20X-81-8L C20X-81-8L C20X-81-8L C20X-81-8L 1080p HD Wired Security System with Human Detection Technology and Motion-Activated Spotlight.

Key Features

  • 1080p Wired Video Security Camera System with 1TB Pre-Installed Hard Drive
  • 1080p HD Wired Indoor/Outdoor Spotlight Cameras
  • Human Detection Technology Reduces False Alerts to your Smart Device
  • Built-in Motion-Activated Spotlights
  • Remote Viewing with No Monthly Fees
  • View on Your TV! Works with the Google Assistant

System Overview

Introducing Night Owl’s 1080p HD Wired Security Camera System with Human Detection Technology and Built-in Motion-Activated Spotlights. At 1080p, you capture recordings with clarity and precision. There are absolutely no fees for storing your recordings. Simply keep everything on the 1TB pre-installed hard drive. Human Detection Technology uses advanced algorithms to detect human motion, thereby reducing false alerts to your Smart Device and saving hard drive space. A built-in motion-activated spotlight activates anytime one of the 1080p HD Wired cameras senses human motion, adding an extra layer of security to your world. This system includes weather-resistant indoor/outdoor cameras that generate 1080p HD video resolution. Additionally, continue recording in full-color video even in low-light settings with L2 Color Boost® Technology. As light fades, these cameras provide crisp and clear video in full-color only switching to Night Vision when necessary. Night Vision up to 100 ft. and wide-angle viewing provides extreme coverage for your home or business.

The Night Owl® HD Wired Security System works alongside a free remote viewing App for iOS® and Android™ Smart Devices. You can view on a PC or Mac with our free computer software. Plus, you have access to free 24/7 technical support in English, Spanish and French, to provide all the support you need. Experience the quality, reliability, and excellent customer service of Night Owl® with our new 1080p system.

Night Owl's Wired World

Night Owl’s Wired technology uses a secure hardwired connection for true CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) and provides uninterrupted viewing and recording with no delays.

1080p HD Wired Spotlight Cameras

See intricate details with clarity and precision with 1080p (2MP) (1920 pixels x 1080 pixels) High Definition Cameras. Human motion triggers a bright built-in motion-activated LED spotlight on these Wired cameras which wards off trespassers. Human Detection Technology reduces false alerts to your Smart Device, which keeps you apprised of meaningful threats and saves hard drive space. You will experience uninterrupted viewing and recording with no interference from Wi-Fi devices. Internet is only required for remote viewing and receiving alerts to a Smart Device. Lastly, these Wired cameras have Night Vision with up to 100 ft. of visibility to provide the coverage you need.

Built-in Motion-Activated Spotlights

Stop trespassers in their tracks! Human motion activates the bright spotlight on these Wired cameras, adding an extra layer of security and protection. The bright built-in motion-activated spotlight wards off potential intruders, which further enhances your security coverage. You can control the lights from anywhere with our free remote viewing App.

Human Detection Technology with Real-Time Alerts

This 1080p HD Wired security camera system uses artificial intelligence and advanced algorithms to detect human motion from up to 40 ft. away and send meaningful alerts. Real-time alerts are sent directly to your Smart Device, keeping you connected to your world. Advanced algorithms focus on human movement to reduce false alerts and save valuable hard drive space for recordings that matter. Real-time alerts notify you of human activity as soon as it happens.

L2 Color Boost® Technology with Night Vision

Hold off the darkness! With Night Owl’s L2 Color Boost® Technology your Wired Spotlight cameras continue recording in full-color as light fades to darkness. This security camera system captures full-color video in low-light settings, only switching to Night Vision if necessary. The low-light (L2) sensors produce detailed full-color video even as light fades away. When the light fades to darkness, the Wired Spotlight cameras continue recording using black and white Night Vision with up to 100 ft. of visibility.

Remote Viewing with No Monthly Fees

Keep an eye on your world from anywhere in the world. Night Owl® makes remote viewing easy, and there are no monthly fees. Our free and exclusive Night Owl® App for iOS® and Android™ Smart Devices and Control Management Software (“CMS”) for a PC or Mac, are easily set up in less than 2 minutes. You can save videos and images directly to your Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac. Additionally, you can playback video footage from multiple cameras. Talk about convenient!

View on your TV! Works with the Google Assistant

With the integration of Google Assistant, you can live stream your security camera system to your TV in real-time using simple voice-activated commands. Integrate your Night Owl® Wired DVR with Google Assistant and use voice-activated commands to live stream your cameras to your TV in real-time. NOTE: Requires a TV utilizing Chromecast™ and a Google Home device.

Expand your Coverage

Night Owl® offers several model numbers that allow you to expand your coverage. These models give you the ability to add to your security camera system as your needs grow. This ensures you have eyes where you need them most. Completely customize your security coverage by adding to your system as your viewing needs change (depends on model). To maximize your security coverage, add Night Owl® CAM-2PK-C20XL or CAM-4PK-C20XL. The total number of cameras that can be added is determined by the number of channels, which varies by model.

Weather-Resistant Cameras for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Keep an eye on your world both indoors and outdoors. This flexibility provides your property with the coverage it needs. These Wired cameras are for use indoors/outdoors. They are weather-resistant to withstand moisture and dirt debris (placing the camera under an eave is recommended). The Wired Spotlight cameras have an operating temperature range of -4° F to 140° F.

Local Storage w/ Advanced Video Compression Technology

With a 1TB pre-installed hard drive and powerful video compression, this Wired DVR is a force to be reckoned with. Advanced video compression provides more efficient video compression helping to save hard disk drive (“HDD”) space and enhance the remote viewing experience. The pre-installed 1TB HDD offers local storage and true 24/7 recording. Advanced video compression saves HDD space and bandwidth and boosts data transfer speeds. Automatic overwrite allows the HDD to keep recording once it becomes full. NOTE: DVR can support HDD’s up to 8TB.

24/7 Technical Support, Available 365 Days a Year

At Night Owl®, our goal is to provide an unparalleled experience for any technical support required. We provide more assistance than any other security brand. Why call? Our support site has it all! An extensive library with support articles and videos is available on Night Owl’s support site. We provide Free 24/7 support, 365 days a year should you need more assistance. With tri-lingual phone support available (English, Spanish and French) and Live Chat, support is at your fingertips.

America's #1 Wired Video Security Brand

With cutting-edge technology and the consumers best interest at heart, Night Owl® is the #1 Wired Security Brand in the U.S.* Night Owl® offers the best value in the market by designing and engineering high-quality products for ease of use and affordability. Our security products help protect homes & businesses across the globe. We've got your world covered.


(1) Internet and Smart Device access requires a router and High-Speed Internet connection with a minimum 2 Mbps upload speed. If your DVR is not connected to the Internet, you will not be able to remotely view your system on your Smart Device or PC/Mac®. May require a free firmware update.
(2) The DVR is currently accessible on iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ running on 3G/4G Smart Devices. Push alerts currently available on Android™ and iOS®.
(3) Night Owl® does not charge any monthly fees to view or control your product over the Internet and/or Smart Device. Carrier fees and charges may apply.
(4) Night Owl® apps are free downloads compatible with Apple® and Android™ devices only. Compatibility at the time of manufacturing. Future Android™ and iOS® updates could affect the app experience.
(5) Do not recommend using the cameras in temperatures below -4°F or above 140°F. These cameras are weather-resistant, not waterproof. Not for use in direct exposure to water.
(6) Night Vision range up to 100 ft. under ideal conditions. Objects at or beyond this range may be partially or completely obscured, depending on the camera position.
(7) The cameras included with this system are not audio enabled.
(8) Recording capacity may vary. The size of your pre-installed hard drive will affect recording capabilities. Optimal recording based on using the lowest recording quality settings with one camera.
(9) Video streaming may be subject to interruptions or failures for reasons beyond Night Owl’s control, such as intermittent Wi-Fi or service provider outages.
(10) Night Owl® does not provide third-party monitored emergency notification or response.
(11) Never install or remove the HDD while the DVR is powered on. Opening the cover of the DVR may cause severe electrical shock.
(12) Human Detection Technology is only compatible with select models. Please refer to NightOwlSP.com for more information regarding compatibility.
(13) Images may vary.
(14) Accessing your Night Owl® device through Google Assistant™ requires a TV utilizing Chromecast™ and a Google Home device.

Disclaimer: Certain uses, publication and/or distribution of video/audio recordings from security cameras and/or audio devices are prohibited or restricted by federal, state and local laws. When enabling and/or using audio recording features with your hidden security camera, be sure to comply with the laws in your country, state, and locality. iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. iPhone, iPad, Mac and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

ATTN CA RESIDENTS: WARNING: This product can expose you to Polybrominated biphenyls, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even police dept compliments the system!!!! The best!!!! I bought this because of skimpy activities on my block and I’m so glad I did. I’m even tempted to buy a whole system and keep as reserve, in case it breaks, but no - it’s still recording and storing as brand new. Very clear pics, night and day!!! I even have the police dept use the pics for investigative purpose. They were like, “wow, unbelievably clear.” Best part, I can listen to conversations from outside and speak to anyone outside, all from my phone!!! I speak to my dog when she’s outside also!!! It’s so amazing, I’d buy it again and again. Love it, love it.
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad product, don't waste your money I bought the camera couple months ago, now it's not working... Called tech support 3 times about videos will turn on/off every 10 seconds, then no signal for all the 8 cameras. I been with the tech support hours and hours, but can't figure it out what's wrong the their product. I'm not buying any more of their product, waste of money.
Date published: 2021-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Highly recommend this product Easy installation and ready to work out of the box. Hardest part was climbing the ladder.
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice products great deal good cameras website has issues you can not have a different shipping and billing address other than that everything was great. this is my second purchase from night owl.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No color picture at night I bought these because they supposed to have L2 color vision at night and that’s not the case!! They show the same as regular night owl cameras
Date published: 2020-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Products! I've boght so many products from this company and I can honestly say I have never had a problem. Great customer support, tech support, and prices! I need to open a Night Owl store here in Little Rock. People would love to see the products and displays. I know I could sell them because I am a true believer in this company.
Date published: 2021-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customer service is great!! Purchased 2 weeks ago and had no issues. The camera quality is decent, but if you have any issues, the customer service department will happily answer them. I had to call once and did not have to wait long at all. Unlike lorex who doesn’t want to be bothered after you purchase their product.
Date published: 2021-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Highly recommend the CX20 product for homeowners. It performed exactly as advertised right out of the box. It was easy to install and set up with the online app. Be sure to determine what space you want to observe because the motion detection and night vision has limitations.
Date published: 2021-08-06
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Can you use an hdmi splitter to hook up an additional monitor in another room?

Asked by: Jm49
Great question. Yes, you can. Though keep in mind, the monitors will show the same view at the same time. You cannot have some cameras shown on 1 monitor while simultaneously showing others on the second. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-07-20

Is this product compatible with AHD10 series? 

Asked by: Fieri1
No, these cameras aren't compatible with your current system. Your current system does not have spotlight functionality. As these cameras are equipped with a built-in motion-activated spotlight, that feature will not work with your current setup. Please contact our pre-sales department at 1-866-979-0580 or email sales@nightowlsp.com for more information on compatible products!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-01-26

Can i hook up the audio to this series and how

Asked by: POOH123
You have 1 audio input available with this model DVR. So, you can add 1 audio enabled camera or our indoor microphone to one camera. See our indoor microphone below for one option. Thank you! https://nightowlsp.com/spf-mic-100.html
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-10-07

Will these cameras work with C80XFR-82-4L system? My system has lights but I want to add a camera without lights. You have stated they do but its not noted in the specs.

Asked by: DianaS
These cameras are not compatible. Please see the product compatibility chart at the top of the product page for the system. It lists compatible cameras. Please call our pre-sales team at 1-866-979-0580 or email sales@nightowlsp.com for all pre-sales related questions and an agent will quickly respond. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-04-09

Are these cameras compatible with DVR-HDA10PB-8 ?

Asked by: Jojo2926
This response appears on the page for the cameras C20x. Is this the camera you are referring to? The description and chart do not show a light on this model but you state it has one. I an interested in adding a camera without a light to a system that has lighted cameras. Will that work?
Answered by: DianaS
Date published: 2020-09-21

Hi, are these cameras compatible with model #CL-C2-841L?

Asked by: Ashanttye
Yes, these cameras are 100% compatible with that system. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-06-26

Are the cameras stationary or do they move ? As in once you get your position that is the only view?

Asked by: Rainyday1
These are fixed lens cameras. Once mounted, you will have to manually adjust the viewing angle to adjust the view. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-05-20

Can the spot loights be turned off automatically to use the inside the house so we can only use the infrared?

Asked by: PK9999
Yes, the spotlight can be disabled for one or more cameras if desired. This can be done at the DVR/NVR level or remotely via the App. This may come in handy for cameras that are installed inside the home, or during special events where you anticipate a lot of camera activity. For more information on disabling the spotlight, please refer to your product's support material on our support site, linked below. Thank you for choosing Night Owl! https://support.nightowlsp.com/hc/en-us
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-05-20
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