Night Owl HD

6.62K reviews
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About this app

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 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.
Updated on
Nov 2, 2018

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.
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Ratings and reviews

6.23K reviews
A Google user
April 7, 2019
Camera clarity is excellent however every time I bring up the phone app I have to reconnect to the dvr which sometimes takes 10 minutes. My wifi connection/speed is perfect. I have a major problem with remote playback, when scrolling thru the time on the bottom to select when to review it simply freezes up and wont play at all. The point of cameras is to view the playback when something happens. They need to update some things badly. Customer service sucks. Until then, 1 star.
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Night Owl SP LLC
April 9, 2019
Hello, we suggest clearing the app cache and check on the application permissions within the mobile device settings, ensure that all permissions are enabled. once, you have checked these settings, force close the application and relaunch the application. for further assistance, please contact our technical support team at 1-866-390-1303.
A Google user
August 18, 2019
As others have stated, this app starts when your phone boots, and continues to run in the background. Wouldn't be such a big deal if it didn't use so much power. Went from a charge lasting all day to only 4-5 hours. I checked my battery usage and the app hogged a whopping 41% of the discharge. This is unacceptable and must be fixed. Aside from that, the app works very well. It's slow to load sometimes, and I wish it had better controls over the playback as far as moving forward and backward.
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Night Owl SP LLC
August 19, 2019
We want to assist you with this issue. Please contact our technical support team by calling 1-866-390-1303. We look forward to assisting you.
A Google user
September 26, 2019
App fails and has to be uninstalled and reinstalled before it will work again. My best is about 2 weeks before it quit, average is 2-3 days, most recently it worked for less than 3 hours. Almost 3 years later and it's still far from reliable. I've rebooted a dozen times and reinstalled the app twice today and it worked once for all of 10 minutes. This is the 4th phone I've had in the last 3 years (3 different models) and I've never had any luck getting it to work on 2 different tablets.
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Night Owl SP LLC
December 13, 2016
"Dear customer, I apologize for the delayed streaming issues that you have been experiencing while trying to view your cameras remotely. Please ensure that you have the latest DVR Firmware in your DVR and that you have the latest update for your Night Owl HD App in the Play Store. On your DVR Unit, you can power cycle or restart you DVR Unit...

What's new

Our first update of the Fall has arrived! The Night Owl engineers have been living on coffee and fast food so they can eliminate a bug affecting push notifications. Just like you, we do not like bugs! Where ever you may be, please stand and give these guys an ovation. The issue has been fixed. Remember to have your camera working as Halloween is right around the corner. Who will be watching your home when you are out hoarding candy? Secure. Protect. Connect.