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Night Owl X 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 X features:

• Quick and easy mobile setup with Smart Auto Detection or Owl Scan™
• Live video and audio from your DVR security system on Wi-Fi 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 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)
• Control your Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) camera(s) from your mobile device
• Save recordings and images directly to your mobile device

Night Owl is a leader in security cameras and DVRs for both businesses and homeowners, we are committed to keeping an eye on the things you care about most. Our security products are designed and engineered for ease of use and cost effectiveness. All of our security camera systems and DVR products are in use by customers around the world including homeowners, retailers, dealers, distributors, integrators, federal and municipal organizations and both medium and small businesses.

Visit us at www.NightOwlSP.com for more information on all of our products and services!

Night Owl X is ONLY compatible with the following Night Owl security systems:

• WNVR Series
• 3MP XHD Series
• 3MP THD Series
• 5MP XHD 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.

What's New

Version 1.8.0

We have made improvements to Night Owl X version 1.8.0 for iOS to make your remote viewing experience even better. This release improves connectivity for your Night Owl Devices.

Ratings and Reviews

2 out of 5

270 Ratings

270 Ratings



I would like to view the app in 1 column (2 cameras at a time, landscape). Why won't it save my selection? Under the option pull down I go to views and make my selection. There is no save button only Done. If I click done it will show the proper view... however if I navigate anywhere else on my phone and come back to the app I have to go through the whole process again. I would love for the app to auto save my settings so it is the same view next time I open the app. Edit: this app is basically useless on my phone... I can't get any of my cameras to load. I get a motion detection notification so I click over to the app to see what's going on. I usually wait a few minutes to see video... and nothing. So I spend a couple more minutes checking and readjusting all my setting (cause the app won't save any setting). Then after 5-10 minutes of screwing around with the app I give up. Whoever was breaking in would already be gone by now anyway... pretty frustrating. Edit: I feel like this app just stopped working... I can no longer even get a live video to load. ZERO STARS
Edit: I'm getting motion detection notifications as I'm writing this and I cannot get a video to load... causes more frustration than relief. Worthless app

Finally Fixed! Now the app view is Live!


A few months ago when I bought these cameras I was underwhelmed at how the “live feed” of this app worked. It basically didn’t. When you had the view set to 4,6, or 8 Camera feeds the screens would refresh every 10 seconds. Only when you selected one individual Camera would you get a true live feed. This was frustrating because the a simultaneous live feed worked perfect on my pc and Mac, but the iPhone app was truly crippled. Last night I received the latest update and it’s fixed! Now it the app always shows a live feed when viewing multiple streams. Really nice when I want to login and check on my dogs and house. A+++

For future updates I would really like the app to be able to record motion detection alerts. I frequently get alerts throughout the night but it’s too cumbersome to plug in into the main drive, download the footage and match it with the alert time on your phone. A screenshot would even be a good idea.


Very very fristrated

Tried to send a review and it wouldn’t let me....trying again. Guess it’s bc the review was so bad. Don’t download bc it’s no good! App worked for a few days then nothing. Chatted, called several times, emailed....no resolution. Tried deleting, reinstalling several times but it gives me messages saying account already exists...no kidding. I could go on and on. I’m so stressed that I told hubby to take the whole system back to the store and get another brand. We’ve only had it a week. I’m so stressed bc I needed the phone app when I’m away bc we have been robbed and I thought I could have this app for security while I’m away. Not gonna happen, I guess. It’s a waste. Worse app ever!!!!
**Adding to my review....tech support has been unable to resolve my problem. I have talked to several techs, chatted with one, emailed (no response). I have deleted app, reinstalled...still get messages that acct already exists!! Try to reset password and don’t always get an email to reset for some reason. When I do, reset pw and still can’t log in. Acct already exists...I am so done with this app and Night Owl support. What a waste of $$....purpose for getting security system is defeated. It’s going back.

Developer Response

We are very sorry for the frustration you have experienced so far. Please know we are here to assist you, you may get in contact with our advanced technical support team who will be able to assist you troubleshooting the issues you are experiencing. Please email us at techteam@nightowlsp.com with your name, number, the best time to get in contact and also a brief description of the issue. We hope to hear from you soon.


Night Owl SP, LLC
37.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012-2017 Night Owl SP, LLC


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