Night Owl HD gives you piece of mind no matter where you are! With the ability to view your Night Owl security system in real-time, you’ll be able to monitor your home or business anytime, anywhere—all from the convenience of your mobile device.
Night Owl HD features:
• Quick and easy mobile setup with Owl Scan™
• Live video and audio from your DVR security system on WiFi or 3G/4G LTE networks
• Easily configure push notifications individually for each channel from your Smart Device
• Customize channel names without having to access the DVR manually
• Save images directly to your smart device and share via text, email or social media
• Now share important MP4 formatted videos via email or social media
• Enhanced stability for better App connectivity and push notification retrieval
• Multi-channel live feeds (4/8/16/32 channels)
• Video playback of ANY recorded video stored on your DVR
• Multiple DVR system log-on (up to 100 devices)
• Create custom views and save as favorites (iPad only)
We are a security company and we take YOUR security seriously. All streaming video is direct from your local DVR to your mobile device with no 3rd party buffers in between, including us. Additionally, our app gives you full control of:
- EasyPan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) device control
- On-demand recording and still image/video captures
- Zoom, pan, playback, etc. abilities using standard swipe gestures
Visit us at www.NightOwlSP.com for more information on all of our products and services!
Night Owl HD is ONLY compatible with the following Night Owl security systems:
• H5 NVR Series
• HDA Series
• AHD10 Series
• AHD7 Series
• NVR10 Series
• F9 Series
• F6 Series
WARNING: This application uses data to connect your DVR security system to your mobile device. When connected to a 3G or 4G LTE network, the live video feed from your DVR will be considered streaming data by your phone service provider and will contribute to any data or download limit your phone data plan may have. If you exceed your data plan limit, this may result in additional usage charges. It is highly recommended to contact your phone service provider to know the limits of your data plan before using this video streaming application.
We are listening to your feedback and made some improvements! This release improves the streaming loading time and transitioning from SD to HD streaming. Now it’s even easier to keep an eye on your world!
Ratings and Reviews
Good product. Weak App.
The Night Owl system itself is pretty good. Here are the biggest concerns with the App.
Motion notifications: I often get a notification but when I press it, it opens the App and goes to the previous camera, or plays a video from earlier in the day, or sits there spinning. Even worse, the notification doesn’t indicate which camera had motion so you don’t even know which one to go check manually. This really makes the system almost worthless to me and seems like it would be so easy to fix. (This is not occasional. This is well over 50% of the time). (The other two camera systems I have both list which camera right in the alert and pull it up flawlessly in the App when there is motion).
Live View: The App constantly (several times a day) goes back to blank on Live View and I have to manually go in and add all the cameras back in to the view. To make matters worse, it’s about a 50/50 shot whether the App will respond when I go to add a camera or I may have to come back and do it a few minutes later. Makes it really hard to trust the system when it’s so buggy and you don’t know if it will be there when you really need it.
App and firmware updates
Whenever I open the app to view my cameras I have to swipe to the next screen and stay there for about 30 seconds until I can swipe back to the main screen and get views of my cameras. Sometimes I have to hit the square and add/select the camera channel to view live. Not sure why that is but it eventually comes up and I would like it to come up automatically when I open the app. Second thing is viewing recorded video. When using the app or logging into the system I find it hard to scrub the video to the point I want to review. Either I go to far or not far enough and I have to wait u til the video plays out to see what I want to see. Is there a way to add a feature where we can actually type in the time we want to go to and have it jump to that time? That would make it so easy to review recorded video without having to wait until the video plays out to the point you want to review. Other than that, the system works great for me. Thanks!
Great system, mediocre app
The cameras and system were easy to install (I have a construction background and running wires through, attics, crawl spaces, and walls is easy) and the internet connection was easy to set up. Now.....the instructions in the app that tell you how to set up recording, alarms, phone notifications, remote playback, etc....those are terrible. There are a ton of grammar errors(English was not likely the tech writer's primary language), so it takes a long time to understand that a lot of the instructions are poor or missing. I honestly can't even figure out how to change the time stamp displayed on the video feeds....I feel like I'll eventually be able to use this whole system and it's features, but I'll have to figure it out on my own. One review was right...download the app and explore it before buying this system or any system.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.