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Night Owl ADV1-88500 8 Channel Advanced H.264 DVR, 8 Day&Night Cameras, 500GB HDD, Surveillance DVR Kit

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  • 8 Ch.H.264 DVR
  • 8 Day/Night Cameras
  • Weather Resistant In/Outdoor Cameras
  • Pre-installed 500GB HDD
  • Motion Detection
  • Playback on Smartphone
  • 24/7 Tech phone support

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  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews

The Night Owl’s ADV1-88500 gives you true 24/7 video security day or night no matter where you are - thanks to motion activated push notifications, email alerts, and easy Smartphone access. It is an advanced, 8-channel, complete security solution with a 500GB hard drive, and eight indoor/outdoor cameras which can be controlled by your Smartphone, Tablet, PC or Mac.

  • newegg Indoor / Outdoor Cameras The included eight indoor/outdoor cameras offer 420 TV lines of resolution. The included LEDs allow for an impressive image even at night, up to 50FT away*. Each camera comes equipped with a 42-degree viewing angle lens and a poly-aluminum indoor/outdoor housing. The 3-axis vandal proof cabling system keeps the cameras wiring secure from vandals. (*In addition, Night Owl has included 60FT of cable per camera.)
  • newegg Remote Connectivity All Night Owl ADV Series DVRs come with the free Smartphone and Tablet app called “Night Owl Pro.” This free Apple (iOS) and Android accessible app allows you to access multiple DVRs and view multiple cameras at once. ADV Series DVRs can also be viewed over select 3G/4G Smartphones. If you don’t have a Smartphone or Tablet, all ADV Series DVRs are accessible over the internet via PC and Mac computers using the included Control Management Software, “Night Owl View.” There is no need to pay for a static IP, All Night Owl DVR systems come with free use of the Night Owl secure DDNS server. The Night Owl DDNS server will allow any user with a Dynamic IP Address (IP always changing) to easily access their DVR.
  • newegg Professional Digital Video Recorder (DVR) The Set-up Wizard will automatically launch upon the initial startup of your DVR and walk you through the crucial steps of setting up the DVR properly. The DVR easily connects to your TV or monitor for instant viewing and is equipped with two RCA and one VGA video outputs so you can connect multiple TVs or monitors. For your convenience, it also includes a 6-foot VGA cable. The enhanced motion detection settings ensure that false alarms are not triggered, while an easy motion detection mask allows you to block out areas with constant movement. The DVR can be set to record manually, event/motion, and/or continuously. Easily find and playback your security footage by searching a specific channel by date or time, or by all four channels simultaneously.
  • newegg Easy to Use Interface This DVR 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. Utilizing H.264 compression this system records up to six months of video* with its pre-installed 500GB 3.5” security SATA hard drive (expandable up to 2TB). The hard drive was specifically designed for DVRs. It provides faster read/write times and reliable recording of your video security footage. (*Recording capacity may vary.)

Learn more about the Night Owl Security Products ADV1-88500


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Kit Solution
Camera inputs
8 Channel
Video Input
BNC x 8
Video Output
BNC x 1, VGA x 1
Audio Input
RCA x 1
Audio Output
RCA x 1
Resolution Recording
D1 (704 x480) @ 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
Recording Mode
Motion Activated/Alarm
Time Schedule
Manual from Smartphone/Tablet
Recording Compression
Advanced H.264
Storage Capacity
Pre-Installed 500GB HD (Supports 1 x 2TB 3.5" SATA)
Backup Device
USB 2.0 (USB Keys, USB HD,USB CD/DVD-RW Drive) Back-up


Network Connection


View and playback all 8 cameras at once

Overwrite HD protection (When hard drive is full either record over oldest files or stop recording)

Digital watermarking video time and date stamped for official use

Password protection

Built in RS-485 port to support Pelco-P and Pelco-D protocols (Pan, Tilt and Zoom)

Free CMS software for your PC or Mac
Remote Control
Power Supply
DC 12V, 2A


Bundled Camera Number
Bundled Camera Spec
Weather resistant indoor / outdoor cameras (IP-63)
24 LEDs for 50FT night vision
420 TV Line CMOS sensor
6.0 mm lens (42 degree field of view)
480FT of cable included (60FT per camera)
Power supply: DC 12V, 1200mA
Volts: 110/220
Dimensions: 3.5" x 2.4" x 2.2"

Dimensions & Weight

12.4" x 9.1" x 1.8"


Package Contents
1 x 8 Channel DVR with 500GB HD
8 x Cameras with Stands
8 x Mounting Hardware and Screws for Cameras
8 x 60FT Video/Power Camera Cables
2 x 4-Way Camera Splitters
1 x Remote Control (Batteries Included)
1 x 6FT VGA Cable
1 x USB Mouse
1 x RJ-45 Cable (Ethernet)
1 x DVR Power Adapter
2 x Camera Power Adapters
1 x Quick Set-up Guide (English and Spanish)
1 x Software CD /Manual 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 ADV1-88500

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Pros: It works as it should to display and record video.

Cons: Tech support is despicable. Their web-site has been down for days. I finally got through to a phone tech after hours of waiting. He acknowledged their site was having issues and I could not log on nor get the version upgrade I needed. They did not have the courtesy to put up a “sorry we are having technical problems” splash page letting me spend hours trying to get what I needed. Windows 8.1 with IE 11 will not browse into the Nightowl DVR even after turning all the security off. My Win7 and XP works. Also cannot get in via my tablets, Nook, or Kindle. Tech support only offered we might try Safari 5.1. A new buyer ought to try Swann. Swann even offers DDNS hosting. Wish I had.

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  • James S.
  • 9/22/2013 8:51:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for starters

Pros: 8 channels
easy to setup
camera mounting hardware makes it easy to install the cameras and replace them in the future
Record on triggers

Cons: Cameras are a bit fuzzy at night. If you had to use this to clearly identify a person upgrading the cameras would be needed.

They also don't seem to handle rain/misty air as they fog up fairly quickly.

Included software doesn't seem to find the unit as it states bad password even though all the accounts created can login directly.

Other Thoughts: It is a good starter unit for monitoring. It does seem to run a little slow when trying to view previous videos and work with them.

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  • Ponciano S.
  • 7/1/2013 6:20:46 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent service

Pros: Very easy to set up and follow instructions. Great idea to search recording with 4 cameras at the time. we Also have an old system that searches one camera at the time and is cumbersome to operate.

Cons: Unable to search all four cameras at the time because the control pad interferes with the vieweing. If the control pad is occult, searching is limited to one speed only.

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