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Night Owl FS-8500 8 Channel H.264 Video Security Kit
Night Owl FS-8500 8 Channel H.264 Video Security Kit
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What is Included
Night Owl FS-8500 8 Channel H.264 Video Security Kit
Item# 83274
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  • Delivers stunning video quality at remarkably low data rates
  • Features remote access and control through an internet connection
  • Allows user to view all cameras remotely on select 3G smart phone
  • Motion-activated to conserve disk space
  • Records up to one (1) year of video
  • Indoor/Outdoor cameras provide 400 TV lines of resolution
  • Triplex technology allows you to record, playback and view remotely, all at the same time
  • User friendly icon-based interface includes both a USB mouse and remote control
  • Sleek compact design

Essential Info

The Night Owl FS-8500 Network DVR Security System is an advanced H.264 smart DVR that allows the user to access it remotely from both the internet via Internet Explorer and/or select 3G smart cell phones including your iPhone. The Night Owl FS-8500 Network DVR Security System includes 8 indoor/outdoor night vision cameras with 60ft of cable per camera, a pre-installed 500GB security hard drive and a simple point and click interface all combined into an easy to use H.264 smart DVR. This Night Owl FS-8500 Network DVR Security System gives you the ability to monitor your home or business remotely, which is a must in today’s environment.


What's Included

  • One (1) 8 Channel H.264 DVR with 500GB HD
  • One (1) DVR Power Adapter
  • One (1) Video Output Cable
  • One (1) RJ-45 cable (ethernet)
  • One (1) Mouse
  • One (1) Remote control (batteries included)
  • Eight (8) Night vision cameras with metal stands and mounting hardware
  • Eight (8) 60 feet of camera cable
  • Two (2) Camera power adapter
  • Two (2) 4-way camera splitter
  • One (1) Quick set-up guide
  • One (1) User manual
  • One (1) Driver CD
  • Three (3) Security Stickers
  • One (1) Installation card
  • More Info

    500 GB HD
    This system records up to 1 year of video with its pre-installed 500GB security certified SATA hard drive. The hard drive was specifically designed for DVR's, and provides faster read/write times and reliable recording of your video surveillance footage.
    H.264 Compression Technology
    H.264 technology delivers stunning video quality at remarkably low data rates. An upgrade to the MPEG4 standard, this ultra-efficient technology gives you excellent results across a broad range of bandwidths, from remote access via internet explorer to remote viewing on your 3G smart phone. H.264 compression also allows you to save more video footage than traditional compression methods thus giving you up to 50% more storage.
    Viewable over 3G Smart Phones
    Having the ability to check on your home or business has never been easier. This smart H.264 DVR will allow you to view all of your cameras remotely on select 3G smart phones. Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone on 3G networks are all compatible with the Falcon-8500.
    Viewable over the Internet
    This network ready H.264 DVR kit allows you to view and control your system over the internet using Internet Explorer 7 or higher. No matter where you are in the world you can log into your system and watch real time video streams, playback previously recorded files and even backup the system remotely. The network ready feature also turns any computer screen on your network into a live surveillance center. (Ethernet cable included)
    Point and Click Interface
    The Network DVR Security System comes equipped with a state of the art, easy to use icon based interface. All you need to do is point and click to access any of the features of the DVR. The interface is very user friendly and comes equipped with both a USB mouse and remote control.
    Motion Activated Recording
    Motion activation allows you to record only when necessary, and makes it easy to find important footage during video playback. This will save you time and conserve hard drive space. 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.
    Connects Directly to a TV
    The DVR easily connects to your TV for instant viewing. This DVR comes equipped with 2 optional BNC to RCA video outputs so you can connect multiple TV’s. For your convenience we have included a 6ft RCA cable.
    Connects Directly to a Monitor
    In addition to being able to connect directly to your TV, the system also comes equipped with a VGA output jack to connect directly with any computer monitor or TV with a VGA input. (VGA cable not included)
    Video Search
    The video search feature will save you time when trying to locate a particular video file. You have the ability to search by time, date and/or event.
    30' Night Vision
    The 8 indoor/outdoor color cameras provide you with a clear, crisp, and enhanced image at 400 TV lines of resolution. The cameras come equipped with 12 infrared LEDs that allow you to see in the darkness, up to 30 feet away!
    USB Back-up
    The built-in USB port allows you to backup your important video footage directly to a USB flash drive, external USB hard drive or an external DVD/CD writer (peripherals not included).
    Utilizing Hexaplex technology the DVR allows you to record, playback, remote mobile view, backup, control and remote access all at the same time. This ensures that you do not miss any important video footage no matter what you are doing.
    Overwrite Protection
    The DVR gives you the option when the hard drive is full to either stop recording or overwrite your old footage. Overwrite mode will automatically delete the oldest file and replace it with newly recorded file. This feature ensures that your DVR records important video footage even when the hard drive has reached its capacity.
    View All 8 Cameras at Once
    The DVR displays all 8 cameras in one screen giving you the ability to view all 8 cameras at once. You can also enlarge any camera and view in full screen.
    Password Protection
    Password protection ensure only you and authorized users can access the DVR locally or remotely. This includes the ability to start or stop the recording.
    No Monthly Fees
    Unlike other security systems Night Owl does not charge for you to control or view your DVR over the internet. Log on as often and as long as you would like with absolutely NO fee’s whatsoever.
    1 Year Warranty
    All Night Owl products come with a 1 year worry-free warranty. For a period of 1 year from the date of sale Night Owl ensures that the product will be free from manufacturing defects and workmanship. In the event that the product is or becomes defective we will replace the unit at no charge.
    Additional DVR Features
  • H.264 compression
  • Real time recording on 8 channels
  • USB Backup to flash drive
  • Triplex operation: view, record, playback simultaneously
  • Security Certified Hard Drive pre-installed
  • Easy control with USB mouse
  • Instant viewing using Windows Mobile, Symbian S60 Version 3 and iPhone
  • Internet Remote Functions: View, Search & Playback, Backup and Setup
  • Email alerts with JPEG attachment
  • Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and 7 compatible

  • Specifications

  • Video System: NTSC
  • Compression Format: Video - H.264 / Audio - 8kHz*16bit ADPCM
  • Video Output: 8-CH BNC Input/ 2-CH BNC Output
  • Audio I/O: 1-CH RCA audio Input / 1-CH RCA audio Output
  • Display Resolution: D1: 704~576(PAL) 704~480 (NTSC)
  • Frame rate: Single CH PAL: 25 fps / NTSC: F30 fps
  • Recording Resolution: PAL: CIF(352*288) / NTSC:CIF(352*240)
  • Recording Frame Rate (shared): PAL: 100 fps@CIF / NTSC: 120 fps@CIF
  • HDD: 1 SATA HDD, up to 1024GB / USB removable HDD
  • Video Mode: Always / schedule / manual /motion detection
  • Record Pack Time: 15/30/45/60min
  • Video backup: USB flash disk / removable USB HDD, Network backup to AVI File Format
  • Playback Mode: PLAY /SLOW /FWD/Frame by Frame
  • Alarm Type: Motion/Video Loss
  • PTZ Control: Built-in RS-485 port, supports PELCO-P & PELCO-D
  • USB 2.0 Port: Supports USB mouse, removable HDD, USB flash drive to backup to AVI file and upgrade system
  • Ethernet: One RJ-45 10M/100M self-adaptable Ethernet interface
  • Network Protocol: Supports TCP/IP, DHCP, UDP, DDNS, PPPoE network Protocol
  • Network Function: Support preview live display remotely via mobile phone and real time monitoring via IE-based browser and/or network, and support parameter setting of DVR remotely
  • Power consumption: 10~15W (exclude HDD)
  • Power Adapter: DC 12V / 3A
  • Working Temperature: 50° F to 104° F (10° C to 40° C)
  • Working humidity: 10%~90%
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 11.75 x 9 x 2 in (300 x 220 x 47 mm)

  • Image Sensor: 1/4" Color CMOS
  • Resolution: 400 TV Lines
  • Number of Led’s: 11
  • Length of Cable: 60ft per camera
  • Signal: NTSC
  • S/N Ratio: >48dB
  • Minimum Illumination: 0 LUX
  • Effective Pixels: 510 x 492
  • Length of Night Vision: Up To 30ft
  • Lens Type: 6.0mm (42° field of view)
  • IP Rating: IP-65 (water resistant)
  • Power Supply: DC 12V
  • Operating Temperature: 14°F - 104°F
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 2.0" x 3.0" x 2.0"

  • Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.


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    16 Ratings
    5 star: 62%  (10)
    4 star: 19%  (3)
    3 star: 6%  (1)
    2 star: 0%  (0)
    1 star: 12%  (2)
    Average Customer Rating
    (16 customer ratings)
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    Terry -- mercer, Pennsylvania   10/5/2012
    Video System is great. Search capability also good but a little confusing saving to files to save
    JEFFREY -- singapore, XX   12/4/2011
    Help me alot and improve my productivity
    Dorian -- winnipeg, Canada   9/25/2011
    For the price you can't beat it. The cameras are entry level. For inside the house at low light level the system works fine. For outside long range, you will need to upgrade. But folks you get what you pay for. So you cant expect spectacular performance from these entry level cameras. I am upgrading to some wide angle -20C cameras. The software is a little old and on the not user friendly side but once you have it figured out does exactly what is required. The instructions lack in clarity and you need a little more than basic computing skills to get it up and running on the net. I still haven't been able to figure out how to get email alerts. I cannot log on directly through IE. I have had to download software from the company website to friend's computer to see my cameras from an off site location. I still think for what you pay you are getting great value...I love it.
    Chris -- Central Coast California   8/24/2011 not waste your money. Quality bad, angle of view narrow, night vision bad.
    RONALD -- belfast, ME   6/27/2011
    Installation instructions must have been written (I use that term loosely) by someone or group with absolutely no logical reasoning ability.
    Cody -- NE Okla   5/24/2011
    Easy setup and very reliable. Very good system at a gret price. Great customer service. My outside cameras quit working at the 1st rain. They were promptly replaced at no charge.
    ALAN -- sarasota, FL   5/12/2011
    The DVR is excellent. The cameras leave a lot to be desired. Cannot get true color on them. I will probably upgrade the cameras.
    JAMES -- murrieta, CA   2/17/2011
    Great product for the money! Feature rich DVR & good quality cameras.
    Matt -- St. Louis   1/14/2011
    Great system at an awesome price! The internet side takes a little tweaking, but once set it is very simple to use. I expected lower quality with the price, but I'm pleasantly surprised by how solid all of the equipment is. The interface is easy to navigate and the web access is excellent. Although the manufacturer does not advertise, there are free android apps that support this system.
    SAMUEL -- honolulu, HI   12/27/2010
    Easy setup and it's been 100% reliable for the first month I've had it. Very good system at aigret price. Their tech support is good too.
    SEAN -- la junta, CO   9/20/2010


    Night Owl 8 Inch Color LCD Security Monitor with Audio       
    Night Owl 8 Inch Color LCD Security Monitor with Audio       

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