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Night Owl Poseidon-85 8 Channel H.264 Level Surveillance DVR

  • Viewable Anywhere in the World via Internet Explorer/Safari 5.0 & 5.1 and 3G/4G Smartphones
  • Motion Activated Recording and Real Time Email Alerts
  • 8 CMOS Cameras with 30 feet of Night Vision
  • 8 x BNC

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  • newegg H.264 Compression Technology and 500GB Hard Drive Pre-installed Utilizing H.264 compression, this system allows you to deliver stunning video quality and save more video footage than traditional compression methods thus giving you up to 2X more storage. The DVR also comes with pre-installed 500GB security certified SATA hard drive with overwrite HD protection which gives you the option to either stop recording or overwrite the old footage when the hard drive is full. Digital watermarking function enables the DVR to capture the data and time of recorded video footage so that it is always clear when your recorded video footage took place.
  • newegg High Quality Image Capture The 8 indoor/outdoor color cameras provide clear, crisp and enhanced images at 400 TV line resolution and the included 11 infrared LEDs enable night capturing capability up to 30 feet away.
  • newegg Viewable over Smartphones/Tablets Having the ability to check on your home or business has never been easier. This smart H.264 DVR will allow you to view all of your cameras remotely on select 3G/4G smart phones (Windows Mobile, Symbian, Blackberry and iPhone on 3G/4G networks) and Tablet PCs( iPads, Tablet PC running Windows Mobile, Windows 7 or Android operating system).
  • newegg Viewable over the Internet This network ready H.264 DVR kit allows you to view and control your system over the internet using Internet Explorer (Internet Explorer 6 or higher) or the included advanced PC remote viewing software. No matter where you are in the world you can log into your system and watch real time video streams, playback previously recorded files, backup the system remotely and even configure DVR settings remotely. The network ready feature also turns any computer screen on your network into a live surveillance center. (Ethernet cable included)
  • newegg Point & Click Interface The system comes equipped with a state of the art, easy to use icon based interface. All you need to do is point and click to access any of the features of the DVR. The interface is very user friendly and comes equipped with both a USB mouse and remote control.
  • newegg Motion Activated Recording Motion activation allows you to record only when necessary, and makes it easy to find important footage during video playback. This will save you time and conserve hard drive space. Enhanced motion detection settings ensure that false alarms are not triggered. An easy motion detection mask allows you to block out areas with constant movement, such as roads or trees.

Learn more about the Night Owl Security Products Poseidon-85


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Kit Solution
Camera inputs
8 Channel
Video Input
8 x BNC
Video Output
2 x BNC

1 x VGA
Audio Input
4 x RCA
Audio Output
2 x RCA
Display Frame Rate
240 fps - FULL D1
Resolution Recording
D1 (704 x480) @ 60 fps
HD1 (704 x 240) @ 120 fps
CIF (352 x 240) @ 240 fps
Recording Frame Rate
D1: 7.5 fps, HD1: 15 fps, CIF: 30 fps.
Recording Mode
Motion Activated/Alarm, Continuous, Time Schedule
Recording Compression
H.264 Level
Storage Capacity
Pre-installed 500GB Hard Drive
Backup Device
USB 2.0 Back-up


Network Connection
Network Protocol


Playback Options: Eventm, Time, Date

View and Playback All 8 Cameras at Once.

Pre-installed 500GB Hard Drive (Supports 1 x 2TB SATA Hard Drive).

Overwrite HD Protection (When Hard Drive is Full Either Record Over Oldest Files or Stop Recording).

Digital Watermarking VideTime and Date Stamped for Official Use.

Password Protection.

Supports RS-485, Pelco-P and Pelco-D Protocols (Pan, Tilt and Zoom).

USB Back-up.

Operating Temperature 40 Degree F - 110 Degree F.

Viewable over Tablet PCs:
Tablet PC running Windows Mobile
Windows 7
Android Operating System.

Viewable over 3G/4G Smartphones:
Windows Mobile Pro
Symbian S60 V3 & V5
Blackberry (Blackberry Operating System OS 5.0, non-touch screens)

View, Playback, Backup, Configure DVR Settings remotely via Internet Explorer or Included Software.

Viewable over the Internet via Internet Explorer 6 or higher.

Included Advanced PC Remote Viewing Software.
Operating System
Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7
Remote Control
Power Supply
DC12V, 3A


Bundled Camera Number
Bundled Camera Spec
Viewable Anywhere in the World via Internet Explorer/Safari 5.0 & 5.1 and 3G/4G Smartphones
Motion Activated Recording and Real Time Email Alerts
8 CMOS Cameras with 30 feet of Night Vision

Weather Proof Indoor/Outdoor Cameras (IP-65)
11 Leds for 30 ft. Night Vision
400 TLine CMOS Sensor
6.0 mm Lens (42 Degree field of view)
480 ft. of cable included (60 ft. per camera)
Power Supply: DC 12V
Operating Temperature: 14Degree F - 104 Degree F


Package Contents
1 x 8 Channel H.264 DVR with 500GB pre-installed HD
8 x Night Vision Cameras
8 x Metal Stands for Cameras
8 x Mounting Hardware for Cameras
8 x 60 ft. BNC Camera Cables
2 x 4 Way Power Splitter for Cameras
1 x Remote Control (with batteries)
1 x Mouse
1 x Ethernet Cable (6 ft.)
1 x BNC to RCA Cable (Connect to your TV-6 ft.)
1 x DC 12DVR Power Adapter
2 x DC 12Camera Power Adapters
1 x User Manual
1 x Quick Setup Guide
1 x Software CD
3 x Night Owl Security Stickers
1 x InstallerNet Installation Card
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Night Owl Security Products Poseidon-85

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  • Robert H.
  • 9/26/2013 9:18:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for the $$$

Pros: Great system for the price. East setup with router, computers and iphones.

Cons: If you plan to use this in a home or office that you need to run the cables over or arround florecent lights, either upgrade your cables to shielded, or encase the incleded cables in conduit.

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  • James L.
  • 5/31/2013 8:40:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsupdated review after 6 months

Pros: price

Cons: poor tech support. 4 of the 8 cameras stopped working after about 6 months and unit no longer recognized usb thumb drive. Tried to call the tech support number, only could get a recording directing me to web site. The tech support claims the unit can only recognize 4gb usb thumb drives although the specs for this unit on their web site stated no size limit and claims usb hard drives are supported as well as usb cd/dvd burners. None work with the unit at this time. They say my power supply/splitter for the cameras is why the cameras have quit, but after a week of emailing back and forth I still have not recieved a replacement or even a commitment from them that I might get one. Their supposed 24/7 tech support means that if you e-mail them, they promise to get back to you within 24 hours. Not much help for a security system in my opinion. My first review rated this unit 5 eggs because setup was easy and the unit worked as promised. I could back up the HD with any of my usb thumb drives, ranging in size fron 4gb to 16gb as well as an external usb hard drive. After six short months I am having way too many problems and their support is quite lacking. Buyer beware

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  • James L.
  • 3/9/2013 4:48:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice system at this price point

Pros: quite easy to set up, plenty of cable for our use, and decent camera quality

Cons: none

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  • James V.
  • 1/11/2013 10:30:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice System

Pros: Out of the box easy. Set up was a snap with the label system. Phone support was great too for a problem I ran into by no fault of Night Owl. Newegg continues to keep my business with their service.

Cons: 60' of cable is ok if your able to go straight from the DVR to the cameras, otherwise, I suggest you pick up a couple of the 100' cables too.

Other Thoughts: I was unable to keep the system as my ISP provider does not support the equipment they provided and I was unable after 5 hours of phone support and 2 level 2 techs to open the ports I needed for remote access on my Android phone or laptops from another location. Kudos for Newegg and Night Owl for their help in this cluster. I have been and always will be a loyal customer to Newegg. I have only returned 2 things, and both were no problem. Thank you Newegg.

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  • William Y.
  • 12/17/2012 7:15:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cameras seem solid, very durable. Plenty of cable to each camera (60 ft.), almost too much really. Easy to use program. people with basic knowledge of computers can easily run playback, set up recording schedules, etc. included USB mouse or remote makes it easy to use, whatever you prefer.

Cons: Nothing Really

Other Thoughts: Camera cable seemed a bit on the thin side, but nothing i wouldnt recommend it over

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4 out of 5 eggsLove it.

Pros: Easy to set up. Cameras are very low profile and almost not detectable when mounted under eaves. DVR seems like a quality built product (China, of course, but still not too shabby). Plenty of hard drive space. Includes a USB mouse which helps while setting up.

Cons: Only thing that I wish was a little better is the camera quality. On bright sunny days everything's a bit washed out and overly white. I got exactly what I expected though. Decent quality and at a low price. Could have bought 8 higher res cameras but it would have been twice as much as this whole package here.
Most of the included cabling is long enough but for a couple of long runs you'll have to buy more.

Other Thoughts: I purchased high quality BNC cables for most of my cameras to make sure it lasts awhile. The included cables are quite cheap and thin. Make sure to use the included version of NetViewer from the CD. I couldnt get others to work. Also, I use IPcam Viewer Pro app on my Android phone. Works flawlessly. Have all the right ports forwarded in your router directly to your DVR, ie. 9000, 80, 18004, and 1024 and everything will work. I love this thing and will be purchasing a PTZ camera soon to add on. I'd highly recommend this to everyone and plan to install one at my Mom's place for security. I should probably give it 5 eggs but decided to drop one since the camera quality isn't as pristine as I kinda wished it would be, even with my aftermarket low-ohm cables.

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  • Herb B.
  • 5/20/2012 2:05:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot too shabby!

Pros: Easy set up with lots of camera cable (60ft.). All straight forward installation, setup and and use.

Cons: Camera's narrow view angle could be better for more coverage, but what do you expect for such a reasonable price.

Other Thoughts: Thank you Newegg for fast service as usual.

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  • Rodney M.
  • 10/13/2011 4:18:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good bang for the buck

Pros: Simple to set up and install. Low price. Running just over a month, no crashes so far.

Cons: Wish the cameras also came in white housings, a little less visible that way. Requires included software be installed in client machines for network/internet viewing.

Other Thoughts: Haven't tried any smartphone access yet, narrow field of view is a drawback in some cases.

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