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Night Owl O-885 8 Channel 8 Channel H.264 Smart DVR, 8 Day&Night Cameras, 500GB HDD, Surveillance DVR Kit

  • 8 Ch. H.264 DVR
  • 8 Day/Night Cameras
  • IP65 Weather Proof Outdoor Cameras
  • Motion Detection
  • Pre-installed 500GB SATA HDD
  • Free App for Smartphone
  • 24/7 Tech phone support
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Night Owl’s O-885 is an advanced H.264 smart DVR Kit complete with 8 night vision cameras and a pre-installed 500GB hard drive that provides 24/7 video surveillance of your home or business. The O-885 complete security kit allows you to access it remotely from both the internet via Mac computers running Safari 5.0 and Windows based computers running Internet Explorer.

You can also access the DVR remotely through select 3G/4G smart phones including your iPhone, Android and select Blackberry models. This complete video surveillance kit comes equipped with everything you will need to set it up yourself including 8 night vision cameras that allow you to record up to 30 feet in complete darkness. This DVR has a 500GB pre-installed SATA hard drive that provides over 1 year of recording. The DVR system is also packed with features like Mac and Windows compatibility, smart phone access, motion activated recording with real time email alerts, digital watermarking of recorded files, USB backup, D1 recording and a simple point and click interface. Night Owl’s surveillance systems do not charge any monthly fees and give you around the clock security day or night, so stop paying monthly fees for an outdated alarm system.

  • newegg Night Vision up to 30 ft in Complete Darkness The 8 indoor/outdoor night vision cameras provide you with a clear, crisp, and enhanced image at 400 TV lines of resolution. The cameras come equipped with 11 infrared LEDs that allow you to see in the darkness, up to 30 feet away!
  • newegg Versatile DVR System This DVR includes a pre-installed 500GB hard drive that provides 24/7 video recording for over 1 year. Also, it features motion activated recording with real time email alerts, digital watermarking of recorded files, USB backup, D1 recording, and more.
  • newegg Viewable over 3G Smart Phones and Internet The O-885 is viewable anywhere in the world via Safari 5.0 & Internet Explorer, or on your 3G/4G smart phone.
  • newegg Easy to Use The O-885 complete video security kit connects directly to your TV (RCA) or monitor (VGA). It features USB support (USB mouse included), and a simple Point and Click Interface that allows you to playback all channels at once.

Learn more about the Night Owl Security Products O-885

Model

Brand
Night Owl
Model
O-885

Spec

Type
Kit Solution
Camera inputs
8 Channel
Video Input
BNC x 8
Video Output
BNC x 2, VGA x 1
Audio Input
RCA x 1
Audio Output
RCA x 1
Resolution Display
VGA: 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900
BNC: 704x480
Resolution Recording
D1 (704 x 480) @ 60 fps (7.5 fps per channel)
HD1 (704 x 240) @ 120 fps (15 fps per channel)
CIF (352 x 240) @ 240 fps (30 fps per channel)
Recording Frame Rate
Up to 30 fps per channel
Recording Mode
Motion Activated/Alarm, Continuous, Time Schedule
Recording Compression
H.264 Level
Storage Capacity
Pre-installed 500GB SATA HD
Backup Device
USB

Feature

Features
Display Mode:
Nine Channel
Four Channel
Single Channel
Auto-switch
Hidden

View and Playback All 8 Cameras at Once

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)

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

Viewable over 3G/4G Smartphones:
Windows Mobile Pr(Windows Mobile 2003 & Windows Mobile 5.0 or above, touch Screen only)
Symbian (S60 3rd Edition, 240x320/320x240, & 5th Edition, touch screen: 360x640/640x360)
iPhones (iPhone OS 3.0 or above)
Blackberry (Blackberry Operating System OS 5.0, non-touch screens, & OS 6.0 non-touch screens)
Android (Android Version 1.5 or above)

View, Playback, Backup, Configure DVR Settings remotely via Safari 5.0, Internet Explorer or Included Software

Compatible with Mac0SX Snow Leopard 10.6 (Safari 5.0 Only) and Windows 2000, XP, Vista and 7

Included Advanced PC Remote Viewing Software (Windows Only)
Remote Control
Yes
Power Supply
DC 12V, 3A

Bundle

Bundled Camera Number
8
Bundled Camera Spec
400 TV Line CMOS Sensor
Weather Proof Indoor/Outdoor Cameras (IP-65)
11 Leds for 30 ft. Night Vision
6.0 mm Lens (42 degree field of view)
480 ft. of Cable Included (60 ft. per camera)
Power Supply: DC 12V
Dimensions: 2.0" x 3.0" x 2.0"

Feature

Dimensions
9.8" x 9.1" x 2.0"

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Night Owl Security Products O-885

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  • DYLAN M.
  • 1/8/2014 7:53:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood Price but some quality problems

Pros: The price of course!
Software is kind of self explanatory nothing to difficult.
The quality of the picture of the cameras are decent for the price.

Cons: I bought this is very early 2013 and just set it up at my new house about 2 months ago so it was in the box untouched for a while. When I first started to install the cameras it was going well found the positions that i wanted them around my house and started setting them up. I have two on the front of my house facing both entrances were I live this was when i noticed the 2 of the issues FIRST the screws are terrible I had my drill on the lowest setting and was barely giving it any power and it still managed to strip the poor quality screw. Second after installing both camera's i attempted to adjust them the first one worked just fine, it was the second one that basically went limp. I would tighten it as hard as i could and still it would drop i got frustrated to the point i actually used silicon to try and keep it in place that temp solution worked...for now. Third we will go to the cable, after getting the cameras set up i just had to run the cable drilled a big hole that was MORE than enough for the wire and was able to pull 2 or 3 in with no problem but then pulling the fourth wire in still plenty of space as i was feeding it through my fiance pulled it throught the other side and the Yellow tip Popped right off the cord which makes no sense since we did the exact same thing the other 3 times also as said in a previous statement cord does need to be longer i need to buy extensions or longer cords. Last of all, is the Night vision i have a camera right by my front door and about 3 days ago the Night vision stopped working the other ones look to be just fine but as soon as night hits i cant see anything. How can i see who may break into my house or w/e if i cant even see the freaking porch itself!

Other Thoughts: I would reccomend spending a little bit more on a different system i mean this one is nice in all but to have 3+ flukes with one system is more than enough also it seems to power cycle eveyonce in a while and it makes me nervous because i know im not loosing power due to the fact its plugged into the same strip my computer is and if it was power my comp would restart as well....kind of confused on what to do hopefully someone from the company can give me some insight!

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  • Jeff S.
  • 3/27/2013 9:00:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsActually, the camera focus is adjustable.

Pros: The cameras have sturdy all-metal bodies.

Cons: The cameras have CMOS sensors (with mediocre image quality) and a VERY NARROW field of view.

Other Thoughts: I've seen several claims that the cameras are fixed focus. But check for yourself - you may be surprised. The cameras that came with my O-885 absolutely positively DO have adjustable focus.

I've adjusted the focus on several cameras that came with my O-885. It's easy. Here's how:
- Unscrew the metal bezel from the front of the camera body. Note that there's a thin black O-ring to keep moisture out. Don't lose or damage this ring.
- Notice that the camera lens is surrounded by a black plastic ring. This ring is threaded. Turn it to adjust the focus.
- Replace the metal bezel when you're finished, being careful to not damage the delicate O-ring. (If the camera is used indoors, the O-ring probably doesn't matter.)

You won't find this documented anywhere. It's not on the box, or the instructions, or the Night Owl web site.

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  • Jeff S.
  • 3/27/2013 12:22:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoes not work with Mac OS X 1.6 or newer

Pros: Runs cool

Cons: This product is discontinued. Some features don't work as advertised. Don't expect any bug fixes.

I confirmed all of the following information with Night Owl Level 3 tech support on 2013-03-27:

This product is discontinued. (The S4-DVR-xxx, LTE-DVR-xxx, Apollo-DVR, and ADV-xxxx products are recommended instead.)

This product does NOT work with Safari version 5.1.0 or newer. This means that it doesn't work with any reasonably up-to-date version of Mac OS X. For example, it doesn't work with OS X 10.6.x or newer.

This product ships with firmware version 2.0, which was released in 2011.

The Night Owl web site offers firmware version 2.3 which claims to support Safari 5.1, but that firmware update file is defective. It cannot be installed. There is no known workaround.

There *may* be a working firmware update at some time in the future, but there is no official promise. The product is discontinued, so firmware updates are unlikely.

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  • Patrick T.
  • 2/12/2013 7:07:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery decent system for the money

Pros: Easy to install, configure, and use. Works well with iPhone. Netviewer software works well.

Cons: Cameras are ok, viewing from web page is not always easy because active x controls unknown and windows ie doesn't want to run it. Can't seem to make email feature work, but not planing to use it anyway.

Other Thoughts: Overall not a bad system and well worth the money.

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  • erik h.
  • 2/8/2013 9:13:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggseh....

Pros: 8 cameras, motion detection works very well, day time clarity is decent, night vision is ok....

Cons: cables are short (need to be 100ft not 60) menus are clunky, 42 degree viewing angle which stiiiiiiiiiiiinks, manufactures website says cameras are only good from 14-100 degrees... what about cold winter nights, and hot summer days where the cameras are outside????????? kinda useless if you ask me.

Other Thoughts: To clarify other reviews.
Cameras are not focusable. I called nightowl to confirm this.

These are Cmos cameras... (not the best for clarity), There are other systems for the same price (here on newegg)with better cameras that have a wider view, are focusable, and are CCD which are much clearer.

I normally do better research before spending 300$.. i would return this system but i already threw away the box...

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  • Orkun O.
  • 2/2/2013 3:04:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks Well, Came with Faulty Camera

Pros: I have installed one of these systems before in my other business.

Cons: One of the cameras came with a broken lens cover, I don't quite know what to do about it though.. Would have been 4 eggs if everything had been working.

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  • Stefan S.
  • 1/24/2013 6:12:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot happy about this product

Pros: cheap

Cons: View Angle degree for a security camera is 42 which is really stupid. What the hell can I see with tiny 42 degree angle?

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  • Mark T.
  • 1/13/2013 5:13:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDidn't Last

Pros: Intuitive menus. Motion detection works well. Decent price.

Cons: Reliability. Video output quit within 3 months. Bought extended warranty and requested RMA, but shipping is on my dime -- $35. Instructions require me to ship everything. Fortunately, I had existing cameras and cables already installed prior to purchase. Imagine the hassle if all 8 cameras were mounted and cables installed through walls, attic, etc.

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  • Kevin N.
  • 12/11/2012 7:52:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat System for Price

Pros: Had a little over a year and has worked great so far, Just ordered 2 more of the same. Night Owl 0-885

Cons: Had to call tech support to help set up remote viewing which is all good they were there and willing to help.

Other Thoughts: Night Owl is the best to me because of Tech. Support, They have been to there 24/7 like they advertise. I have a Lorex Edge to and you can forget about support until 2 days later if you are lucky to hear from them. Would like to sell the lorex.

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  • Kevin D.
  • 11/20/2012 12:22:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good basic system

Pros: Simple. It just works. 8 cameras running over a year.

Cons: No external controls like other models..but i wouldnt use them anyway. I control dvr from my pc.

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