Night Owl D1 8 Channel H.264 DVR Kit with 500GB HD, 4 Cameras with 30' Night Vision, PC/MAC, Smart Phone Compatible


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About Night Owl

The Night Owl D1 8 Channel H.264 DVR Kit with 500 GB HD comes with an 8-channel DVR, 4 indoor/outdoor night vision cameras and the required power supplies and connecting cables. The DVR allows you to instantly view videos from miles away using an Internet-enabled PC, turning your computer into a surveillance hub. You can also view captured footage while on-the-go using select 3G/4G iPhone, Android and Blackberry models.

The triplex function allows you to view and playback videos even as the DVR continues to record, keeping the surveillance area fully secure. All videos are recorded in H.264 format at D1 resolution and come with a time and date stamp for official use. The provided 500 GB hard drive offers ample space for reliable recording of the surveillance area.

In case of any movement in the vicinity under surveillance, the motion detection sensor triggers an alarm and instantly sends out an e-mail notification to your inbox. You can also keep a track of high-risk areas during peak hours by switching to the DVR's time-scheduled recording mode. This will allow you to record for a specific period instead of continuously recording unwanted footage, thus saving space on your hard drive. Once the DVR's maximum storage capacity is reached, you can opt to overwrite the oldest files with recent ones.

Critical surveillance footage can be transferred on a flash drive or USB hard disk for later use. For enhanced security, the DVR has a password protection feature that prevents unauthorized users from operating the system or viewing crucial data. With a 1/4" image sensor, each night vision camera delivers clear images at a resolution up to 400 TVL. Eleven LEDs help the camera capture footage at a distance up to 30' (9 m), making it suitable for around-the-clock surveillance.

Night Owl Features

  • Smartphone Compatibility: You can monitor your home or office while on-the-go using select 3G/4G iPhone, Android and Blackberry models
  • View and Control your System over the Internet: Allows you to control the system via Internet Explorer. Turns your computer into a surveillance hub. Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista and 7
  • H.264 Compression Technology: Provides high-quality images at low data rates. Saves more video footage than the traditional compression method
  • Motion Activated Recording w/ 500GB Hard Drive: For recording videos only when movement is detected. Records up to 1 year of video with the pre-installed 500 GB hard drive
  • Stay Notified with Email Alerts: You will receive email notifications of events occurring in your surveillance area
  • Recording Modes: Time-scheduled mode for recording at a pre-determined time. Features continuous recording mode
  • Backup: Critical surveillance footage can be transferred on a flash drive or USB hard disk for later use. Overwrite protection feature for recording video even when the hard disk has reached its maximum storage capacity by replacing the oldest file with the most recent one
  • Password Protection: Prevents unauthorized users from operating the system or viewing crucial data
  • Triplex Function: Allows you to simultaneously record, playback and remotely view the DVR output
  • Simple User Interface: Point and click to access any of the DVR's features. Easily accessible using the mouse and remote control
  • 4 Night Vision Cameras (Expandable up to 8 Cameras): 1/4" CCD image sensor delivers crisp images at a resolution up to 400 TVL. Features a 6mm lens and offers a viewing angle of 42deg.
  • Round-the-Clock Surveillance: Minimum illumination of 0 lux. 11 LEDs for monitoring the surveillance area even in complete darkness at a distance up to 30' (9 m)
  • Easy Connectivity: BNC to RCA connector to plug-in directly to a DVR or TV for instant viewing. 60' (18.28 m) cable per camera provides installation flexibility

Night Owl Specifications

Video Compression
Video Input
8 channel BNC
Video Output
2 channel BNC, 1 VGA
Audio Input / Output
RCA 4-channel input / 2-channel output
Display Frame Rate
240 fps - full D1
Recording Frame Rate
7.5 FPS at D1, 15 FPS at HD1, 30 FPS at CIF
Display Resolution
VGA (1440 x 900, 1280 x 1024, 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600), BNC (704 x 480)
Recording Resolution
D1 (704 x 480), HD1 (704 x 240), CIF (352 x 240)
Recording Mode
Motion activated, continuous and time schedule
Display Mode
Nine, quad, single-channel, auto switch and hidden
Audio Alarm Modes
Motion detection, video loss, HD error and full
Playback Options
Multi-channel (1/4/9) by event and date
500 GB security HD, Expandable up to 2 TB SATA
USB 2.0 (USB keys, USB HD)
Digital Watermarking
Video time and date stamp for official use
PTZ Control
Built-in RS-485 port, supports PELCO-P and PELCO-D
Mouse Control
Remote Control
Triplex (record, playback and remote view simultaneously)
Network Interface
RJ-45, 10M / 100M (Includes 1 RJ-45 cable)
Network Protocol
Internet Viewing
Internet explorer 6 or higher (up to 7 users at the same time)
Mobile Phone Viewing
3G/4G smartphones running Windows Mobile Pro, Symbian S60 V3 & V5, iPhones, iPad, Blackberry (Blackberry operating system OS 5.0), Android
Tablet PC Viewing
iPads, Tablet PC running Windows Mobile, Windows 7, Android operating system
Operating System
Windows XP, Vista and 7
DVR: Power Supply
12 VDC, 3A
110 / 220 volts
DVR: Operating Temperature
40 to 110deg. F (4 to 43deg. C)
Image Sensor
1/4" Color CMOS
TV Lines
400 TVL
Night Vision Range
30' (9 m)
6 mm (viewing angle of 42deg.)
Weather-Proof Rating
Cable Length
60' (18.28 m)
S/N Ratio
48 dB
Minimum Illumination
0 lux
Effective Pixels
510 x 492
Power Consumption
130 mA (No IR)
300 mA (with IR)
Camera: Power Supply
DC 12V
Camera: Operating Temperature
0 to 114deg. F (-17 to 45deg. C)
Camera: Voltage
110/220 Volts
DVR: 11.8x9.9x2.4" / 29.9x25.14x6.09cm
Camera: 2x3x2" / 5.08x7.62x5.08cm
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