HC20X-81-8L

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Expandable 12 Channel Hybrid DVR with 1TB Hard Drive and 8 1080p Wired Spotlight Cameras (Add up to an Additional 4 Wireless Devices)

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HC20X-81-8L
HC20X-81-8L HC20X-81-8L HC20X-81-8L HC20X-81-8L Night Owl's New HC20X Series Hybrid (Wired + Wireless) Home & Business Security Solution

1080p HD Wired + Wireless Security System

Key Features

  • 1080p HD Wired +Wireless Hybrid Video Security System with 1TB Pre-Installed Hard Drive
  • Expandable to maximize your Coverage with our Add-on Wired Spotlight Cameras and Wireless Devices (Including our 1080p Smart Doorbell)
  • Built-in Motion-Activated Spotlights
  • Human Detection Technology Reduces False Alerts to your Smart Device
  • Remote Viewing with No Monthly Fees
  • View on Your TV! Works with the Google Assistant

System Overview

Worlds are colliding! Night Owl’s Wired + Wireless worlds join forces for the first time. The Night Owl® 1080p HD Wired + Wireless Security System provides true security and flexibility. At 1080p you capture recordings with clarity and precision. There are absolutely no fees for storing your recordings. Simply keep everything on the pre-installed 1TB hard drive. Human Detection Technology, found in the Wired Spotlight cameras, uses advanced algorithms to detect human motion. The Wireless cameras use Smart Dual Sensor Technology to determine motion by requiring heat and motion be detected simultaneously. Both technologies significantly reduce false alerts to your Smart Device and save hard drive space. A built-in motion-activated spotlight activates anytime one of the Wired cameras senses human motion, adding an extra layer of security to your world. As if this wasn’t enough, the Hybrid DVR is compatible with our add-on 1080p HD Wireless cameras and Smart Doorbell.


The Night Owl® HD Wired + Wireless 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 a new Hybrid 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 Reduces False Alerts to your Smart Device

These 1080p HD Wired hybrid security cameras use 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. These cameras capture 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.

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.

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Night Owl's Wireless World

Night Owl’s Wireless Technology provides unprecedented flexibility and convenience. The quick setup and simple installation make it easy for you to move your cameras as your coverage needs change.

1080p HD Wireless Cameras

Plug these AC powered Wireless cameras into any outlet. The cameras can be installed up to 500 ft. from the DVR, so you can place them where they will be of most use. Smart Dual Sensor Technology reduces false alerts to your Smart Device and saves hard drive space. Each of the wireless hybrid security cameras is equipped with 2-Way Audio, with talk and listen functionality. Up to 100 ft. of Night Vision provides you the coverage you need, day or night. These cameras can be easily moved without installing cables, saving you time and money.

Smart Dual Sensor Technology with Real-Time Motion Alerts

The 1080p HD Wireless cameras have our Smart Motion Detection Technology which uses dual sensors (heat and motion) to detect heat from animals, people, and vehicles. When an event is detected, you receive a real-time alert on your Smart Device. Patent Pending Dual Sensor Technology eliminates the number of false alerts you receive by up to 90%. This system records only when necessary to save hard drive space. You will receive a real-time motion alert to your Smart Device when heat and motion are detected in the selected zone.

2-Way Audio Enabled

The 1080p HD Wireless camera includes 2-way audio. Capture essential sights and sounds around your home or business. Picking up audio around the camera adds an important extra layer of security. The built-in microphone produces clear audio, and the free remote viewing App allows you to hear what’s happening and to speak through your camera. NOTE: 2-Way Audio is not included with the 1080p HD Wired Spotlight cameras.

Night Owl’s Hybrid: Wired + Wireless World’s Unite

Although Night Owl’s Wired and Wireless Worlds each have features that make them stand apart, together they offer unparalleled flexibility and the ultimate in innovation.

1080p HD Resolution

1080p (1920 pixels x 1080 pixels) HD Resolution provides crisp and clear images, all day every day. With stunning video quality and sharp definitive lines, you will be able to clearly see what your cameras capture. See intricate details with clarity and precision with our 1080p HD experience.

Expand your Coverage

Easily add to your new Hybrid system to accommodate your coverage needs. This ensures you have eyes and ears where you need them most. Boost your coverage by adding additional Wired cameras or Wireless devices. Or, take it to the next level by replacing your old doorbell with our 1080p HD Smart Doorbell that pairs to the Hybrid DVR. The maximum number of wired cameras or wireless devices that can be added is determined by the number of channels, which varies by model.

View on your TV! Works with the Google Assistant

With the integration of Google Assistant, you can live stream your hybrid security cameras to your TV in real-time using simple voice-activated commands. Integrate your Night Owl® Hybrid 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.

Enhanced Night Vision

As day turns to night, your cameras continue monitoring and recording when motion is detected. At night, the cameras enter black and white mode to continue displaying the crisp image you deserve! You will receive up to 100 ft. of rich and detailed Night Vision. Whether its full-color day vision or black and white Night Vision, you will experience 1080p HD resolution day or night, rain or shine.

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 setup 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!

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 hybrid security 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 hybrid security 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 Hybrid 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.

Footnotes:
(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) 1080p Wireless cameras are intended for Indoor/Outdoor use and have an operating temperature range of -4°F to 140°F. 1080p Wired cameras are intended for Indoor/Outdoor use and have an operating temperature range -4°F to 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. for 1080p Wireless cameras and up to 100 ft. for 1080p Wired cameras (under ideal conditions). Objects at or beyond this range may be partially or completely obscured, depending on the camera position.
(7) 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.
(8) 1080p Wireless cameras have a 500 ft. wireless range within direct line of sight of the DVR.
(9) 1080p Wireless cameras include 2-way audio. 1080p Wired cameras are not audio enabled.
(10) 1080p Wireless cameras do not work independently and must be connected to a compatible Night Owl® system. These cameras are ONLY compatible with select models. These are NOT stand-alone cameras. Please refer to NightOwlSP.com for more information on compatibility.
(11) 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.
(12) Night Owl does not provide third-party monitored emergency notification or response.
(13) Never install or remove the HDD while the DVR is powered on. Opening the cover of the DVR may cause severe electrical shock.
(14) Human Detection Technology is only compatible with select models. Please refer to NightOwlSP.com for more information on compatibility.
(15) Images may vary.
(16) 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

HC20X-81-8L Package Contents

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced my outdated system with this. Easy to install and used Netgear’s Powerline 1200 for my Ethernet connection. I was able to assign one password for all systems but needed to complete this prior to plugging in my Powerline 1200. Purchase the doorbell as well. Still learning how to retrieve recordings. With strong WiFi it’s pretty much plug & Play. In motion detection prepare for alerts on-time for review.
Date published: 2019-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A big fan of Nightowl security systems I'd go 5 stars, but the power supply was bad for the cameras that I received yesterday. I'm sure they will replace it once I notify them of the issue. I have two nightowl security products. A 14 camera wired system for my home and 4 camera wireless system for my chicken coop! I am a big fan of Nightowl and their technical support is very approachable and helpful!
Date published: 2020-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the Upgrade Device was compatible and worked flawlessly with my existing coaxial cameras. Looking forwards to adding a wireless doorbell camera because this device supports both wired and wireless. Does need a new application for phone and computer. The new app does not allow remote management and device must be configured while connected to monitor.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thankful and Impressed I'm so very happy with my purchase with Nightowl. I'm not able to spend alot of time or money right now, but have been without the use of my already system for about 3 months now. Easy to figure out the best set up even with out internet connection!! Thanks. Not sure how to change anything on settings Yet . But will surely soon.
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product Feedback I highly recommend these cameras for various reasons: reliability, cost, product/tech support and ease of use. I am a camera installer and order directly from your company. I can
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Night Owl 8+4 wireless system. HC20X-81-4L-2 So easy to set up. I’ve only owned swann security systems in the past. This is the first time for Night Owl and i am overly impressed at the quality and ease to set up!
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Easy to set up. Awesome picture! I upgraded to add and expand my current system. Easy to set up. Adding the harddrive was simple and quick as was adding the wireless camera.
Date published: 2020-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought more Easy to install, IR is great, the initial setup could have been explained better, having continuous record and motion on at the same time.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Product works very well, Was able to set up with out help. Chat line techs were very good on response and help when needed on a few items
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with my camera's and more. Worth the money Very nice DVR box. Just wish I can get my 19 inch tv or monitor to work with it. Good thing I can use my phone to watch my camera's
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 2 new cameras and extension cables Having trouble w one camera....a little blurry...might have to send it back, will let you know. but the cables are great
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great system Great system much smaller and easier than my first six years ago. Only wish customer service was in the US.... it’s not.
Date published: 2019-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dvr led lights Only issue I have is the LED lights are so bright I have to put something in front of it to prevent from seeing them..
Date published: 2020-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great look they look and work great. The spotlight doesn't work unless you have the right DVR. I will have to invest in one later
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wired n Wireless - Great combo Easy basic setup, good quality. I was hoping to have some better Google Home automatic trigger options available
Date published: 2020-02-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing product Very disappointed in these cameras. Lights do not work and the color is almost monochrome.
Date published: 2019-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not the first one Easy to install don’t like the limited monitoring view ie 1,4,16,20. program easy to use
Date published: 2019-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Works great good view I like how it works and let me know what somebody come by
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs fast forward button on playback Works well and has a decent interface. Needs fast forward button on playback
Date published: 2020-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Cameras Love these camera! Video is very sharp, Night time video is very very good!
Date published: 2020-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these I actually love the cameras and feel protected. Love that audio / video.
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Easy to set up and use. Great quality app as well. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Night owl review Theses are great, have not had any issues with them. Clear picture.
Date published: 2019-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work great Ship very fast didn't have to wait too long on giving them
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product Great cameras at a great price!Love the spotlights too!
Date published: 2020-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Camera 4 pack Beautiful wide view with the bonus of a spot light!
Date published: 2020-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Home Security excellent product / simply installation and set up
Date published: 2019-11-02
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DOES THIS MODEL (HDVRC20X16) COME WITH PRE INSTALLED HARD DRIVE?

Asked by: MOMC
No, it does not include a hard drive. However, see the link below for the same DVR with a hard drive. Thank you for choosing Night Owl! https://nightowlsp.com/hdvrc20x161.html
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-08-19

My question has been posted and then deleted twice now. Whoever works in this department has some issues. My question should be a simple one : Is there an option to disable the wireless signal on this system? Why is this a complicated question?

Asked by: terriblecustomerservice
Good Afternoon. Apologies for the issues you have experienced posting and verifying the question. No, the wireless cannot be disabled. However, you do not have to use the built-in network. For remote viewing on a Smart Device or computer, you will need to hardwire the DVR to your router via Ethernet cable. That is optional. If you don't want to remotely view your system, you do not have to network it. You can elect to view it on a TV or monitor as a CCTV system via HDMI. The built-in network is simply for connecting our compatible 1080p wireless cameras. If you do not want to to that, you are not required to do so. You can just use our wired 1080p cameras. Thank you for shopping Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-08-19

What is the max length of add on cable that can be used for wired cameras? Thank you!

Asked by: Paul J
You can go up to 160 ft. from the DVR using BNC coaxial cabling. We sell 60 ft. and 100 ft. extension cables on our website. If you need to go further than that, we would strongly recommend getting our video balun and using a single Ethernet cable run. Our video balun is used to convert BNC connectors to Ethernet ports. This allows customers to use an Ethernet cable (Cat5/Cat6) in lieu of the BNC coaxial cable to connect the camera to the DVR. One end of the video balun will connect to the camera and one end will connect to the DVR. Please view the following link for more information: https://nightowlsp.com/a-vb-poe-bnc.html. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-08-12

Will this work with my AHD10B81-RS set up? Do i need to use new cameras or can i just plug my current cameras into this?

Asked by: Beetlegix
Your current AHD10 cameras will be plug and play with this HC20X DVR. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-07-30

I’m trying to find wired two way audio to work with the hybrid 

Asked by: Nay nay
We do not have any wired cameras with 2-way audio. That is a feature that is limited to our 1080p wireless cameras. We do have an indoor microphone that can provide 1-way audio (listen) and can be added to a camera. See the link below for more information: https://nightowlsp.com/spf-mic-100.html Thank you for shopping Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-07-13

Do you have any cameras with audio that will work wired on the hybrid system 

Asked by: Nay nay
Yes, we do. We have a 1080p dome camera with audio that can be connected to our HC20X Series hybrid DVR. Please view the link below for more information. https://www.amazon.com/Night-Owl-Security-1080p-Camera/dp/B01H5RHJK4/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3W2SESF0T4Q36&dchild=1&keywords=night+owl+audio+camera&qid=1594393156&sprefix=night+owl+audio+camera%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-6
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-07-10

does this cameras work with my dvr xhd30 ?

Asked by: manuelmg23
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: 2020-06-01

Do you have to install an internal hard drive or can you use an external hard drive

Asked by: georgeERD
Most Night Owl DVR/NVRs can accommodate larger hard drives. See your product Specifications for the max size. Our DVR/NVRs are compatible with internal SATA HDD's, 2.5" or 3.5". The HDD should have a minimum of 7200 RPM. We are not able to guarantee compatibility with external hard drives at this time. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-05-28

Can I turn them Spotlights off? I don’t want them to ever come on

Asked by: Teng
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

Lost password to dvr, I can’t access my system 

Asked by: Darrell Overton
We are sorry to hear you are having an issue logging into your Night Owl DVR/NVR. Please view the following link to perform a password reset for your device. Keep in mind, this link is for resetting your DVR/NVR password, not to be confused with the password used to login to the App on your Smart Device. Please do not call technical support, as this link will provide all the information and tools you need to sucessfully reset your password. Thank you for choosing Night Owl! https://passwordreset.nightowlsp.com/
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-05-15

I have an hda10 dvr currently. If I was to upgrade to the C20x would I need to rewire the existing cameras or could I just switch the wires over to the new dvr?

Asked by: Nate314
No need to re-wire. You could just switch over the existing 1080p cameras to this DVR. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-05-11

Will these work with night owl model: DVR-AHD10B-81-RS ??

Asked by: Ruth84
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: 2020-05-07

I have 4 pk c20xl. It has audio. But didn't come with audio cable. What do I need to make it work? All new 60ft cables or just an adapter?

Asked by: Chris22
Our C20XL cameras do not have audio. The DVR may have an audio input, but the cameras themselves are not audio enabled. You can use our indoor microphone to detect audio on the camera from up to 20 ft. away. Please view the link below for more information... https://nightowlsp.com/spf-mic-100.html Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-04-28

What cameras are the best and compatible for HDVR-C20X161? I need the cameras to be outdoor wired color night vision spot light.

Asked by: OES123
Please view the link below... https://nightowlsp.com/cam-2pk-c20xl.html Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-04-28

How long is the power cord for the wireless cameras? It says "plug into any outlet," but how far from an outlet can they be?

Asked by: Jay B
Each camera comes with a 60 ft. video/power cable. Per every 4 cameras there is a 4-way power splitter and camera power adapter. The adapter is roughly 4 ft. Each adapter powers up to 4 of the wired 1080p cameras. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-04-01

will these cameras work with my HDA10LB-81-RS

Asked by: Skipsters
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: 2020-04-01

How far from the dvr can I i install the wired camera's over the bnc cables.

Asked by: Supra2995
Up to 160 ft. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-03-31

Are the cameras rated for outdoor use, or only inside??

Asked by: Tdc17
Night Owl's wired cameras are intended for indoor and outdoor use. When installing the cameras outside, we recommend placing them under some type of minimal protection such as an eave or awning. The cameras are weather-resistant, not waterproof (meaning they cannot be submerged under water). If they are overexposed to the elements it will reduce their lifespan. For your product's weather-resistant rating and operating temperature range, please check your product's specifications on the packaging or the product page at NightOwlSP.com. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-03-31

I currently have the DVR-X3-81-JF DVR. Can I remove the hard drive from that and reinstall it in this unit? I'm looking to add wireless camera capability to my system.

Asked by: Slick1
Yes, you can. Though, when you open the cover of the DVR or NVR, you risk voiding the warranty if you cause damage to the unit. Please ensure the unit is powered down and you do not damage the motherboard or any internal components when swapping the HDD. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-03-19

Does this work with wifi or do I have to connect Ethernet cable?

Asked by: Rosey
Your Night Owl device only needs to be connected to a modem/router if you wish to view it remotely on a PC/MAC or a Smart Device. To remotely view your system, you must manually connect an Ethernet cable from your modem/router to the DVR/NVR. If you do not want remote viewing, you can connect the system to a TV or monitor to view live video feed and recordings. Thanks for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-03-19

Question 1: Does this DVR connect to network via ethernet cable or WiFi or both? Question 2: Can other brand WiFi cameras be connected to the DVR wirelessly?

Asked by: Fs247
1) The DVR will connect to your Internet via Ethernet cable. This is a Hybrid DVR. If you add our 1080p wireless cameras, the wireless cameras will connect to the DVR using the DVR's built-in Wi-Fi. The Ethernet cable is to establish a connection for Remote Viewing and Firmware Updates. 2) We cannot guarantee compatibility with 3rd party brands. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-02-22

Can the provided video/power cables be extended beyond 60'? If so, is there a limit on distance

Asked by: American Sound
Yes, we sell 60 ft. and 100 ft. extension cables for our wired DVRs. We do not recommend going further than 160 ft. from the DVR using BNC video/power cabling. Please view the link below to be directed to them on our webstore. https://nightowlsp.com/accessories.html Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-02-17

Is there any way to turn the light off on the Camera model # CM-C50XL-BU-JF while in use ?

Asked by: Don T
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: 2020-02-17

Does the wireless cameras in this package have any audio at all? It says "2-way audio enabled" when you scroll down to the details under this package, but then has a note saying "2 way audio not included with the wired spotlight cameras"

Asked by: Trista
The wired cameras in this kit are not audio enabled. The 1080p wireless cameras each have 2-way audio. Our hybrid DVRs can hold up to 4 x wireless cameras. So up to 4 cameras can have 2-way audio. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-03-30

Will ALL features work with DVR X3-81-JF ?

Asked by: Cody b
No. Our X3 DVR does not have Spotlight capability. So, the Spotlights on these cameras will not work with that model. The cameras would simply display 1080p and show motion detection. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-01-30

Does the system have two way communication

Asked by: Valerie21
The DVR can hold up to 4 wireless devices including our 1080p wireless cameras and our Smart Doorbell, both of which are equipped with 2-way audio. The wired cameras, however, do not have audio. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-01-23

What hard drive will work with system since we want to get an 8 terabyte hard drive? Specifications needed in your description for us non pc people, maybe even a few recommendations if hard drives that will work.

Asked by: Night watchman 65
We do not recommend specific brands. You can install an internal SATA HDD 2.5" or 3.5" minimum 7200RPM. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-01-17

is this compatible with cameras mode cm-ahd10w-bu-tu?

Asked by: iccss
Yes, it is. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-01-17

I know I’m going to need more cable/wire for my cameras as I need 2 of them 10’ from the unit. What do I need specifically so I can get it ordered while my system is being shipped. 

Asked by: Susan413
For the wired cameras, you can order the following cable extension. https://nightowlsp.com/cab-1004kv1.html
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-01-08

I currently have the wired CM-HDA10W-BU-H cameras connected to my DVR. I'm looking to purchase this Hybrid Model, and according to the compatibility chart, I don't see an "X" so I'm assuming these cameras are compatible. Is that a correct assumption?

Asked by: Wes B
Yes, these cameras are fully compatible! Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2020-01-06
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