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8-Channel 960H DVR with HDMI OutputMCM Part #: 82-18005  |  Night Owl Part #: PE-DVR8

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Night Owl’s PE-DVR8 is an advanced 8 channel 960H Security DVR. The DVR is equipped with 8 video and audio inputs, VGA, BNC and HDMI outputs and free Night Owl Pro mobile connectivity App. Just add any internal sata hard drive up to 2 TB to begin recording.

Product Description

Unlike other security systems Night Owl enables you to maintain your mobile lifestyle by giving you tools that allow you to remotely monitor your home or business with our exclusive Night Owl Pro App. Receive motion activated email alerts to your Smartphone when the sensors detect activity. Our products are fully controllable via your tablet and/or Smartphone device. The DVR easily connects to any TV or Monitor with the included HDMI cable. Night Owl products give you true 24/7 video security day or night around the globe.

Key Features

  • 8 Channel Smart DVR (No Hard Drive Included)
  • HDMI Output for easy connection to any TV or Monitor
  • 960 H Recording Capabilities
  • No monthly fees
  • 24/7 Phone and Web support at
Sophisticated Night Owl Pro App allows you to:
  • Eliminate the need for a computer
  • View, configure, and playback recorded Audio and Video files on your Smartphone or tablet *
  • Receive motion activated push notifications directly to your Smartphone or tablet*
  • Configure your DVR from your Smartphone
  • Multi-gesture technology to switch channel views
960H Recording:
5 times larger than CIF and over 33% larger than D1, 960H is the perfect resolution to fit your widescreen TV or monitor. 960H allows you to record at a resolution of 960 by 480 horizontal TV lines. So images are crisper and clearer than both CIF and D1. This new standard was designed to fit the most recent monitors and TV’s. With 960H recording and HDMI output, you will clearly see the difference.

Remote Connectivity
Viewable anywhere in the World on your Smartphone or Tablet
Our Free Apple and Android based App ‘Night Owl Pro’ gives you the ability to be constantly connected to your system.* Unlike most security systems in the marketplace, this Night Owl DVR does not require the user to connect to a PC in order to replay video files. The free app allows you to view all 8 channels at once as well as playback audio and video files directly on your smartphone. With push notifications you will be instantly alerted of an intrusion and can even playback the file in the palm of your hand. If you want to change the settings on your DVR while you’re on vacation you can do that with the Night Owl Pro app. There is no need for a computer because you can monitor, program or configure your security system on the go. Welcome to true Smartphone connectivity.

PC and MAC connectivity with free CMS Software:
This system is still accessible over the Internet via PC and MAC computers but Tablets and Smartphones are the future for business and personal communication. The included Control Management Software (CMS)* for PCs gives you the ability to monitor multiple locations on one screen. Purchase up to 100 different PRO series security kits and access all of them at once with the included CMS software.

  • PC and MAC Compatible
  • View multiple locations in one screen
  • Log onto over 100 different DVR's
  • Free DDNS Service
Free DDNS Service
The included free Night Owl DDNS Service will allow you to access the system remotely without the need for a static IP. The free service works with all Internet Service Providers and allows a seamless connection to your DVR.

Professional Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Night Owl Setup Wizard
Configuring your DVR for the first time does not need to be complicated. Since every user requires a unique configuration for their security system Night Owl has launched an easy to use quick Setup Wizard. The Setup Wizard will automatically launch upon the initial startup of your DVR and walk you through the crucial steps of setting up the DVR properly. The only thing worse than not having a security system is having a system that is not configured properly.

HDMI Connection to your TV or Monitor
The DVR easily connects to multiple TVs or Monitors. This DVR is equipped with VGA, RCA and HDMI outputs. This gives you the ability to view on multiple devices at once. Perfect for home or business environments.

Real Time Motion Activated Recording with Live Alerts & Emails
The enhanced motion detection settings ensure that false alarms are not triggered. An easy motion detection mask allows you to block out areas with constant movement, such as roads or trees. This feature also will send you a real time email alert with an image attachment or push notification to your Smartphone or Tablet when the cameras detect movement. *

24/7 Support open 365 Days a Year
In addition, all Night Owl security products come with 24/7, 365 days a year full technical phone support in English and Spanish. After purchasing your system give us a call to help you setup the remote access portion of your DVR. If needed we can even remotely access your DVR and help set everything up while you sit back and watch.

Rest assured you can reach us any time and day. Please visit our website at for free How-To-Videos, software upgrades, manuals and contact information.

Package Contents
  • 1 x 8 Channel DVR (No Hard Drive Included)
  • 1 x 6FT HDMI Cable
  • 1 x RJ-45 Cable (Ethernet)
  • 1 x Mouse
  • 1 x Remote Control (Batteries Included)
  • 1 x Software CD
  • 1 x Quick Set-up Guide (English and Spanish)
  • 1 x 12V/2A DVR Power Adapter
  • 3 x Night Owl Security Stickers
  • 1 x InstallerNet Installation Card


Video/Audio Specifications Type Channels
Video Input BNC 8
Video Output HDMI 1
Audio Input RCA 8
Audio Output RCA 1
Remote Viewing Specifications
Network Interface RJ45, 10M/100M
Network Protocol TCP/IP, DHCP, DDNS, PPPOE, UPNP
Control Management Software/Browsers System Requirement Operating System/Browser
  PC Windows XP, 7, & 8/IE 7/8/9/10
MAC Mac OS10 Snow Leopard 10.6 or above
Control Management Software Yes, Nightowl View
# of users - Software 5 simultaneously
Mobile Phone/Tablet PC Compatibility Mobile Plateform Model #
iPhone/iPad Night Owl Pro
Android/Pad Night Owl Pro
Blackberry/Symbian Not at this time
Windows Not at this time
# of Simultaneous users Smartphone 3 simultaneously
Display Specifications Type Resolution
Display Resolution HDMI 1366 x 768 and 1440 x 900, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
VGA 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024
BNC 704 x 480
Display Mode Nine, Quad, Single Channel, Auto-switch and hidden
Recording & Playback/Channels Resolution Recording/Playback
Recording frame rate-1/4 CH maximum 960H/CH 30/30
WHD1 30/30
WCIF 30/30
D1/CH 30/30
HD1/CH 30/30
CIF/CH 30/30
Recording frame rate/8 CH maximum 960H/CH 30 (4CH only)/25 (4CH only)
D1/CH 30 (4CH only)/25 (4CH only)
HD1/CH 30 (4CH only)/25 (4CH only)
CIF/CH 30/30
Record Resolution 960H @ 960 x 480
D1 @ 704 x 480
HD1 @ 704 x 240
CIF @ 352 x 240
Record Modes Motion Activated, Continuous and Time Schedule
Playback Options By Date, Time and Event
Playback Mode Multi-Channel
System Information
Max HDD Capacity 1 x 2TB
HDD Type Internal SATA
Included HDD No HDD Included
Power Supply DC12V/2A
DVR Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.4" x 9.1" x 1.8"
Operating Temperature 40°F to 110°F
Other Functions
PTZ function (RS485)
Mouse Control
Remote Control
Languages Supported English, French, Spanish

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:4.55 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:365 days
Need to Return?
Length:17 in.
Width:10.5 in.
Height:4 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages

MCM Cat 57, Page 496

Mfr. Info

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Mfr. Name:Night Owl
Mfr. Part Number:PE-DVR8