Night Owl Protect

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About this app

Night Owl Protect lets you view all of your devices in one easy to use mobile app. Monitor your home or business, in real-time, on your Smart Phone or Tablet. Easily share images and recordings via your favorite social network or through email and text. Staying connected to your devices allows you to protect your world from potential threats. Secure, PROTECT and connect your world!

With Night Owl Protect, You Can:

• Quickly and easily set up your product with our Secure App-Based Bluetooth Setup
• Receive real-time mobile alerts when a human, face or vehicle is detected
• Easily configure your alert settings, so you get the notifications you want
• View live footage from your connected cameras
• Use audio features (2-Way Audio, Siren, Preset Voice Messages) with applicable models
• Search for and playback recordings using filters
• Save and share recordings right from your mobile device
• Take snapshot images and save and share them right from your mobile device
• Keep your data secure with 2-Step Verification, which safeguards your privacy by requiring two authentication steps for login
• Conveniently and securely access multiple devices with one set of login credentials (Single Sign-On)
• Securely reset your password, right from the app
• Create favorites and groups to better access select cameras when desired
• Share access to your cameras with friends and family
• Access recordings saved to the Night Owl Protect Cloud, if your product is linked to a Night Owl Protect Cloud monthly subscription plan
• NOTE: Not all features apply to all models. We have multiple products, with different features, that use the Night Owl Protect mobile application. Please refer to your product’s specifications for applicable features.

Night Owl Security Products is a leading innovator in the security technology industry and is one of the only U.S.-based, U.S.-owned security companies. At Night Owl, all our products are proudly designed and engineered in the United States by skilled personnel, so we can make your privacy and security our top priority. Additionally, Night Owl is in compliance with the U.S. government’s stance on protecting our nation per Section 889 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Unlike other brands, Night Owl products do not contain any essential components from specific banned China-based companies. We are proudly compliant with the new FCC Covered List and strongly believe in the importance of protecting Human Rights and the national security of the U.S.A. Our video surveillance equipment is used by homeowners, businesses, federal and municipal organizations, retailers, dealers, distributors, and integrators across the globe.
Visit us at for more information on all our products and services.
Night Owl Protect is compatible with the following Night Owl Devices:

DVR-BTD2-16 / V2
DVR-BTD2-161 / V2
DVR-BTD2-81 / V2
DVR-BTD8-16 / V2
DVR-BTD8-41 / V2
DVR-BTD8-8 / V2
DVR-BTD8-8-4POE-2 / V2
DVR-BTD8-81 / V2
DVR-BTD8-82 / V2

WARNING: This application uses data to connect your Cameras to your Smart Device. When connected to a 3G or 4G LTE network, the live video feed from your Camera 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 limit of your data plan before using this video streaming application.
Updated on
Mar 28, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info, App activity, and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

5.88K reviews
steven cimbulic
April 4, 2024
The notification process is ridiculous. it only sends a screenshot or video when the app is open sometimes hours after it occurs. There is no time to act on anything. Text notification comes all day for absolutely no reason at all. Try something else. Very egravading. I'm stuck with it, but you don't have to be. Also, it sends you screenshots with pictures that have nothing to do with the video you see after you click on it. 6 to 8 hours after the event, the night vision goes out randomly.
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Night Owl SP, LLC
April 4, 2024
We understand how annoying that must be. We're working on a solution. We hope you'll re-consider the rating once we fix the issue.
Julie Mervar
April 10, 2024
I am so 'over' this system and all it's issues... Each and every time we've needed it, it has failed us. We can never get it to play back any footage we need +whether from the main box or the app). It constantly disconnecta from the app and needs manually reconnected. The only thing it's occasionally good for is checking in on the dogs and we even have issues getting that to work 100% of the time. What a waste of $500 and a bday gift to myself. Getting something new this weekend.
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Night Owl SP, LLC
March 22, 2023
Hi, for the remote live view, playbacks and alert notifications, our devices need to be connected directly on your home router. if you have a wifi repeater or eero setup this will not work properly
Garry Syrett
April 4, 2024
App was never great but is currently unusable, notifications for individual cameras have stopped working, app constantly freezes, and if it doesn't, it takes forever to load any of the live views or events. I've tried clearing the cash, reinstalling, updating firmware on the NVR, etc. I tried emailing the listed email, but that fails with an undeliverable address. How can I reach out?
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Night Owl SP, LLC
April 4, 2024
Hi, we apologize for any issue you might be having! Could you send details of what you are experiencing to our customer support. We'll get you up and running.