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Night Owl 500GB HDD 16-CH Smart DVR

Night Owl 500GB HDD 16-CH Smart DVR
alaScore 83

11 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Night Owl 500GB HDD 16-CH Smart DVR. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Night Owl 500GB HDD 16-CH Smart DVR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Not a true color


The system is easy to install. I had to buy a longer cable for the cameras that i installed on the back side of my house. My biggest issues is the color of the display. I don't know if it's the DVR itself or the cameras. The color is not a true color....

Aug, 2012

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Gets the job done


Not that good a quality but it gets the job done.

Mar, 2012

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Good Price


Bought one of these for one of my customers and had to send it in for service within 2 weeks of installation. during playback it won't fast forward. that is vital when your trying to find the video clip that contains the situation you are looking for!...

Feb, 2012

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Id go with another system, Too much Noise


I bought this system from online, it was on sale for $529.99. The idea of a 16 channel dvr with 8 cameras is great for anyone looking to boost or add security to their home or office. The only issues i had with this product was the fan noise from the...

Feb, 2012

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Awesome system


Everything works well. The smartphone app is amazing, but the web browser viewer only works with IE, and you have to basically turn ActiveX security off totally.Cables need to be longer for most applications, but everything else is great!

Sep, 2011

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Great for my business


I bought this product for business use and i dont have time to install this product myself so i called the installation team that was provided. They came out insalled all 8 cameras and it all worked great. i didnt really believe that the tech support...

Aug, 2011

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Good Experience


I am an installer of security products and just started buying some Night Owl product a few months ago. A few points, pricing is aggressive, features are comparable to high end commercial DVR's and tech support is wonderful. After trying a few other...

Aug, 2011

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Superior Performance and a Great Value


BuyDig shipped my Night Owl Security DVR very quickly. It arrived well packaged. The Night Owl Security DVR installed quickly, easy to setup, the software for the PC was easy to intall and allowed for quick access to my DVR. The best part is the iPhone...

Easy To Set Up


Feb, 2012

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Clear, Compact, and Easily Installed


Wish the cameras were fed power directly from the DVR hookup rather than a separate plug.

Clear video ; Compact Cameras

Separate Cords for Power

Nov, 2011

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I would for sure buy again and refer


I puchased the system for theft in my store. The color is almost perfect. The night vision yet effective is kinda fuzzy even up close.

Great color over all ; Holds up to weather

Night vision fuzzy

Aug, 2011

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