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Hybrid 12 Channel 1080p HD Wired DVR with 1TB Hard Drive (Expandable up to a Total of 8 Wired Cameras and 4 Wireless Devices)

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HDVRC20X81 HDVRC20X81 HDVRC20X81 Night Owl's New HC20X Series Hybrid (Wired + Wireless) Home & Business Security Solution

Key Features

  • 1080p HD Wired + Wireless Hybrid Security System with Customizable Storage
  • Compatible with 1080p Wired and Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Cameras and our 1080p Smart Doorbell
  • Human Detection Technology Reduces False Alerts to your Smart Device (Requires Compatible Cameras to use the Technology)
  • Remote Viewing with No Monthly Fees
  • View on Your TV! Works with the Google Assistant
  • See the 1080p Product Compatibility Chart for Compatible Wired and Wireless Devices

System Overview

The Night Owl® 1080p Wired + Wireless Hybrid Security System provides true security and flexibility. Night Owl’s Wired + Wireless worlds join forces for the first time. Worlds are colliding! There are absolutely no fees for storing your recordings. Simply keep everything on the pre-installed hard drive (not included with all models) or install your own hard drive up to 8TB. As if this wasn’t enough, our Hybrid DVR is also compatible with our 1080p Wired & Wireless cameras and our 1080p Smart Doorbell. At 1080p, you capture recordings with clarity and precision. With compatible cameras added to the DVR, Human Detection Technology uses advanced algorithms to detect human motion. This technology reduces false alerts to your Smart Device and saves hard drive space.

The Night Owl® 1080p Wired + Wireless DVR works alongside a free mobile App for iOS® and Android™ Smart Phones and Tablets. Also, you can view on a PC or Mac with our free computer software. Plus, you have access to 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 Hybrid Security System.

1080p HD Resolution

View your world in 1080p! With 1080p High Definition video, you see intricate details with clarity and detect threats with precision. Night Owl’s 1080p Hybrid Security System helps provide the stunning image quality you crave. At 1080p (2MP) resolution (1920 pixels x 1080 pixels) you will experience stunning video quality with sharp definitive lines.

1080p HD Wired Cameras (Sold Separately)

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

  • Uninterrupted viewing and recording
  • No interference from Wi-Fi devices
  • Human Detection Technology reduces false alerts to your Smart Device (Requires Compatible Cameras to use the Technology)
  • Internet only required for remote viewing and receiving alerts to a Smart Device

1080p HD Wireless Cameras and 1080p Smart Doorbell (Sold Separately)

With its own embedded network, you can add compatible Wireless devices to the DVR. Whether adding compatible AC powered Wireless cameras or our Smart Doorbell, you can’t beat the flexibility of the Hybrid.

  • Up to 500 ft. Wireless Range from the DVR
  • Smart Dual Sensor Technology reduces false alerts to your Smart Device (Requires compatible device)
  • Equipped with 2-Way Audio
  • Flexibility to move the cameras without installing cables, saving you time and money

Human Detection Technology Reduces False Alerts to your Smart Device (Requires Compatible Cameras)

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

Expand your Coverage

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 Smart Doorbell that pairs to the Hybrid DVR. Easily add to your new Hybrid security system to accommodate your coverage needs. This ensures you have eyes and ears where you need them most. The maximum number of 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 (Cameras Sold Separately)

With the integration of Google Assistant, you can live stream your Hybrid security system to your TV in real-time using simple voice-activated commands. NOTE: Requires a TV utilizing Chromecast and a Google Home device. 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.

Remote Viewing with No Monthly Fees (Cameras Sold Separately)

Keep an eye on your world from anywhere in the world. You can save videos and images directly to your Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac. Night Owl® makes remote viewing easy. More importantly, there are no monthly fees! Additionally, you can playback video footage from multiple cameras. Talk about convenient! 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.

Customizable Storage w/ Advanced Video Compression Technology

NOTE: DVR can support HDD’s up to 8TB. Advanced video compression saves HDD space and bandwidth while boosting data transfer speeds. With customizable storage and powerful video compression, this DVR is a force to be reckoned with. Advanced video compression provides efficient video compression helping to save hard disk drive (“HDD”) space and enhance the remote viewing experience. Automatic overwrite allows the HDD to keep recording once it becomes full.

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 consumer's 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.

Source: The NPD Group, Inc., Retail Tracking Services, U.S., Security & Monitoring, Camera Technology: excludes baby monitors, Wired Only. Based on dollar sales, January 2016-September 2019

(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) 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.
(6) 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.
(7) Night Owl does not provide third-party monitored emergency notification or response.
(8) Never install or remove the HDD while the DVR is powered on. Opening the cover of the DVR may cause severe electrical shock.
(9) Human Detection Technology is only compatible with select models. Please refer to NightOwlSP.com for more information on compatibility.
(10) Images may vary.

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

HDVRC20X81 Specifications

HDVRC20X81 Package Contents

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strongly Recommend I bought this unit and added 6 wired cameras, 2 1080p wireless cameras and bought a new doorbell and added it. It let me arrange the system for my needs which made the wife and i very happy. If i want to add more cameras later on i can. I have already recommendded this product to my friends.
Date published: 2019-07-16
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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 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

Is a Night Owl 720P HD camera the same sa a 720P HDA camera?

Asked by: Steve2040
We sold a few different 720p HD cameras. So, they should be very similar with nearly identical SPEC, but may have some slight differences. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2019-10-08

Is this dvr compatible with my current 720p cameras?

Asked by: elwoodk2
If your cameras are Night Owl 720p Wired HDA cameras, then yes, they can be connected. We cannot guarantee compatibility with any 3rd party brands. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2019-10-03

I have the DVR-AHD108-81-RS-2 system with 6 HD cameras. I want to upgrade the DVR to do wireless and be able to record them and the wireless doorbell. Will this DVR work with my existing cameras and record wireless cameras as well?

Asked by: ftohm
Yes, it will. This hybrid DVR is compatible with our HD wired cameras, our 1080p wireless cameras and our Smart Doorbell. Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2019-09-06

Is this DVR compatible with the night owl : CAM -4PK-C50XL camera (5mp)

Asked by: monica483
No. The CAM-4PK-C50XL are 5MP cameras and this hybrid DVR is capped at 1080p resolution. We do have a 4PK of 1080p cameras that are compatible though. See link below! https://nightowlsp.com/cam-4pk-c20xl.html Thank you for choosing Night Owl!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2019-07-24
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