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Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD)

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Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD)

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Product Highlights

  • Remote Viewing via Internet Explorer
  • Viewable on Select 3G/4G Smartphones
  • Triplex Function
  • Digital Watermarking for Official Use
  • Motion-activated Recording
  • Data Backup via USB Port
  • Compatible with All Night Owl Systems
  • Point-and-Click User Interface
  • Password Protection
  • Easy Control with USB Mouse
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The Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD) allows you to instantly view videos from miles away using an internet-enabled PC, turning your computer into a surveillance hub. You can also view captured footage while on-the-go using select 3G/4G iPhone, Android, and Blackberry models. The triplex function allows you to view and playback videos even as the DVR continues to record, keeping the surveillance area fully secure. All videos are recorded in H.264 format at D1 resolution and come with a time and date stamp for official use.

In case of any movement in the vicinity under surveillance, the motion detection sensor triggers an alarm and instantly sends out an email notification to your inbox. You can also keep a track of high-risk areas during peak hours by switching to the DVR's time-scheduled recording mode. This will allow you to record for a specific period instead of continuously recording unwanted footage, thus saving space on your hard drive.

Critical surveillance footage can be transferred on a flash drive or USB hard disk for later use. For enhanced security, the DVR has a password protection feature that prevents unauthorized users from operating the system or viewing crucial data.

Smartphone Compatibility
  • You can monitor your home or office while on-the-go using select 3G/4G Windows mobile, Symbian S60 version 3 and 5, iPhone, Android, and Blackberry models
View and Control your System over the Internet
  • Allows you to control the system via Internet Explorer
  • Turns your computer into a surveillance hub
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and 7
H.264 Compression Technology with D1 Recording
  • Provides high-quality images at low data rates
  • Saves more video footage than the traditional compression method
Motion Activated Recording
  • For recording videos only when movement is detected
Stay Notified with Email Alerts
  • You will receive email notifications with JPEG attachments of events occurring in your surveillance area
Recording Modes
  • Time-scheduled mode for recording at a pre-determined time
  • Features continuous recording mode
Backup
  • Critical surveillance footage can be transferred on a flash drive or USB hard disk for later use
Password Protection
  • Prevents unauthorized users from operating the system or viewing crucial data
Triplex Function
  • Allows you to simultaneously record, playback, and remotely view the DVR output
  • Playback all channels at once (No cameras included)
Simple User Interface
  • Point and click to access any of the DVR's features
  • Easily accessible using the mouse and remote control
Easy Connectivity
  • BNC to RCA connector to plug-in directly to a DVR or TV for instant viewing
Support
  • 24/7 technical support
  • No monthly fees
Video Compression H.264
Video Input 8 channel BNC
Video Output 2 channel BNC, 1 VGA
Audio Input / Output RCA 4-channel input / 2-channel output
Display Frame Rate 240 fps - full D1
Recording Frame Rate 7.5 fps @ D1, 15 fps @ HD1, 30 fps @ CIF
Display Resolution VGA (1440 x 900, 1280 x 1024, 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600), BNC (704 x 480)
Recording Resolution D1 (704 x 480), HD1 (704 x 240), CIF (352 x 240)
Recording Mode Motion activated, continuous, and time schedule
Display Mode Nine, quad, single-channel, auto switch, and hidden
Audio Alarm Modes Motion detection, video loss, HD error, and HD full
Playback Options Multi-channel (1/4/9) by event and date
Capacity Expandable up to 2 TB SATA (No Hard Drive Installed)
Backup USB 2.0 (USB keys, USB HD)
Digital Watermarking Video time and date stamp for official use
PTZ Control Built-in RS-485 port, supports PELCO-P and PELCO-D
Mouse Control Yes
Remote Control Yes
Multi-Tasking Triplex (record, playback and remote view simultaneously)
Network Interface RJ-45, 10M / 100M (Includes 1 RJ-45 cable)
Network Protocol Supports TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, DDNS, PPPOE, UPNP
Internet Viewing Internet explorer 6 or higher (up to 7 users at the same time)
Mobile Phone Viewing 3G/4G smartphones running Windows Mobile Pro, Symbian S60 V3 & V5, iPhones, iPad, Blackberry (Blackberry operating system OS 5.0), Android
Tablet PC Viewing iPads, Tablet PC running Windows Mobile, Windows 7, Android operating system
Operating System Windows XP, Vista, and 7
Hard Disk Space Expandable up to 2 TB SATA (No Hard Drive Installed)
Voltage 110 / 220 volts
Operating Temperature 40 to 110° F (4 to 43° C)
Dimensions 11.8 x 9.9 x 2.4" (299.72 x 251.46 x 60.96 mm)
Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD)
  • Remote Control (with Batteries)
  • Mouse
  • Ethernet Cable (6')
  • BNC to RCA Cable (Connect to your TV-6')
  • DC 12V DVR Power Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Software CD
  • 3 x Night Owl Security Stickers
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Night OwlPoseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD)
     
    4.3

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Professional (4), Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)
          • Primary use:
          • Business (4), Personal (4)

        Reviewed by 8 customers

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        4.0

        Everything works

        By Big Jim

        from Colorado

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

            I found it easy to set up everything, but I am an experienced system and network admin. Everything works as advertised. The cellphone/tablet software is all downloadable from itunes or the android market/play store (no need to install the nightowl android version). Works on Samsung phone and iPad. Only facilitates viewing, but the included NetViewer software runs on Windows 7 and allows control of almost all functions (and is easier to use than the built-in firmware and mouse). Don't bother with the IE version. Had trouble with HDD install, but solved it myself while on 10+ minute hold waiting for tech support. I had to install the disk upside down versus Nightowl's directions. No problems with various brand/type cameras. Manual is useful, but could be a lot better (for email setup, the instructions say "contact your Network Administrator"). Online support is limited to simplistic videos, but definitely watch the one for firmware update and do it ASAP.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            1.0

            Not good for recording

            By John

            from El Paso, Tx

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

            • Faulty
            • Low Quality
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

              Easy to install and the monitor picture is acceptable. For recording is useless. The recording is pixelated and blured, totally useless, If you want a control center to vriw 8 cameras, it is OK. Don't worth half the price.
              No, I don't recommend it. Stay away from it.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Very Good DVR

              By Joey

              from Miami, Fl

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                    Im very happy with this DVR, very easy to set up, nice remote control,the software is great, decent picture quality I am satisfied that this is as good as anything on the market and the price is great. Work great on android phone using Ip Cam Viewer

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    4.0

                    Not bad for the price!

                    By Cliff

                    from Spartanburg SC

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                        Ease of use is great. I have had no problems with the unit so far. The picture quality when recording could be a little better, and you can adjust frame rates from certain cams to give others a better picture. Accessing it through LAN is easy, with no static ip I have not had a chance to go online with it. Not a bad unit for the price.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Very pleased with this purchase.

                        By dlfrmtn

                        from Tennessee

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                              This product has exceeded my expectations. It was easy to setup and has worked flawlesly in since put into service. It was a challenge to get setup so that I could see it via internet and iPhone but I kept at it and eventually got it going. I do have networking experience. I have been able to view my place while I have been traveling which has been very nice. I added a SATA hard drive that I had and am able to review the recorded video later. I hooked it up to my home cable system with a modulator and can see the dogs when they go out in the yard. Everything works very, very, well.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              5.0

                              Great for monitoring multiple cameras

                              By JRO

                              from Alabama

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate
                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                                  I use this to monitor and preview live video at concerts. Great and easy way to see everything I need to see.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  HARD DRIVE NOT INCLUDED

                                  By SHACK

                                  from KENTUCKY

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Accurate
                                  • Compact
                                  • Discreet
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Sensitive

                                  Cons

                                  • NO HARD DRIVE

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Deterrent
                                  • Early Warning
                                  • Recording
                                  • Safety

                                  Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                                  AFTER I SPENT ANOTHER $130 ON A HARD DRIVE THIS THING IS GREAT. NIGHTOWL TECH SUPPORT WAS EXCELLENT. THEY HELPED WITH THE VIEW FROM HOME SOFTWARE. VERY SOLID DVR.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  THERE IS NO HARD DRIVE IN THIS ONE !!!

                                  By SHACK

                                  from KENTUCKY

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • SOLID DVR

                                  Cons

                                  • NO HRDDRIVE IN THIS MODEL

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Recording

                                  Comments about Night Owl Poseidon 8-Channel H.264 DVR with D1 Recording (No HDD):

                                  AFTER I SPENT ANOTHER 130.00 ON A HARD DRIVE IT WORKS GREAT. NIGHT OWL'S TECH SUPPORT IS EXCELLENT. THEY HELPED WITH THE VIEWING FROM HOME SETUP. I AM VERY PLEASED.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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