USER’S MANUAL IC8 SERIES
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Night Owl’s IC8 Series Camera Compatibility:
THIS MANUAL WAS ACCURATE AT THE TIME IT WAS COMPLETED. DUE TO OUR ONGOING EFFORT TO CONSTANTLY IMPROVE OUR PRODUCTS, FUNCTIONS MAY HAVE BEEN ADDED OR CHANGED.
Before setting up your system, you MUST update your DVR’s firmware. Please follow these steps:
- Connect one end of the included Ethernet cable into the LAN port on the back of your NVR. Connect the other end into your Modem/Router to establish an Internet connection.
- Next, connect the DVR to your TV/Monitor using the provided HDMI cable. If your TV/Monitor does not have an HDMI port, you may use a VGA cable (not provided).
- Using the provided NVR power adapter, power on the DVR.
- Once the NVR is powered on, the Startup Wizard will begin. Follow the steps within the Startup Wizard to upgrade your system’s firmware.
NOTE: Your NVR must be connected to the Internet in order to upgrade the firmware.
Quick Setup Guide
|Use a QR Code scanner on your Smart Device to scan the QR Code. Scan the QR code to the left to access the Quick Setup Guide for assistance in configuring Night Owl Security system.|
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Compliance Statement
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against frequency interference in residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. The user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The Federal Communications Commission warns the user that changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
- USE THE PROVIDED POWER ADAPTER.
- Do not use this product with a power source that applies more than the specified voltage.
- NEVER INSERT METAL INTO THE DVR CASE OR ITS OPENINGS.
- Inserting metal into the DVR case may cause electric shock.
- DO NOT OPERATE IN WET OR DUSTY AREAS.
- Avoid placing the DVR in areas such as a damp basement or dusty attic.
- DO NOT EXPOSE THE DVR TO RAIN OR USE NEAR WATER.
- If the DVR accidentally gets wet, unplug it and contact technical support immediately.
- KEEP PRODUCT SURFACES CLEAN AND DRY.
- To clean the outside case of the DVR, use a lightly dampened cloth. Do not use cleaning solutions or solvents.
- DO NOT INSTALL NEAR ANY HEAT SOURCES.
- Do not install the DVR near any heat sources such as stoves, heat registers, radiators or electronics (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
- UNPLUG THE DVR WHEN MOVING IT.
- Make sure that the DVR is unplugged before you move it. When moving this device, be sure to handle it with care.
- MAKE SURE THERE IS GOOD AIR CIRCULATION AROUND THE DVR.
- This DVR uses an internal hard drive, which generates heat during operation for video storage. Do not block vents on the DVR, as these vents reduce the generated heat while the system is running. Place this product in well-ventilated area.
- DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE TOP COVER.
- If you observe any abnormal operation, unplug the DVR immediately and contact technical support. Do not attempt to open the DVR to diagnose the cause of the problem.
- HANDLE THE DVR CAREFULLY.
- If you drop the DVR on any hard surface, it may damage the device. If the DVR doesn’t work properly due to physical damage, contact an authorized dealer for repair.
- IT IS RECOMMENDED TO USE YOUR DVR WITH AN UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY (UPS).
- Connecting your DVR and cameras to a UPS allows continuous operation even during power outages. The run-time duration will depend on the rating of the UPS used.
You may be subjected to severe electrical shock if you remove the cover of the DVR.
3.1 System Requirements
Please be sure that your PC/MAC® complies with the following specifications:
- PC Operating System: Windows® 10 and above
- MAC Operating System: MAC OS X® 10.9 and above
Please be sure that your mobile device complies with the following specifications:
- Android™: 6 and above
- iOS®: 10 and above
THIS MANUAL WAS ACCURATE AT THE TIME IT WAS COMPLETED. DUE TO OUR ONGOING EFFORT TO CONSTANTLY IMPROVE OUR PRODUCTS, SPECIFICATIONS MAY HAVE BEEN ADDED OR CHANGED.
NOTE: For best results, use the included Night Owl accessories. Third party accessories may not work properly.
NOTE: Maximum number of cameras you can connect to your NVR will be determined by the number of channels.
1. Video Inputs – Allows for the connection of IP cameras.
2. Power Input – Used to connect the included 12V DC power supply.
3. Audio Output – Allows for the connection of an amplified speaker using a TRS 3.5mm / 1/8 inch commonly known as a phone/headphone jack.
4. VGA Output – Allows for a video connection. If the TV/Monitor does not have an HDMI input but does have a VGA input, connect the VGA cable from the VGA output port on the NVR to the VGA input port on your TV/Monitor. (VGA cable not included)
5. HDMI Output – Allows for a video connection. If the TV/Monitor has an HDMI input, connect the HDMI cable from the HDMI output port on the NVR to the HDMI input port on your TV/Monitor.
6. RJ-45 (Ethernet) Port – Used to connect the NVR to your router/modem via the included Ethernet cable.
7. USB Ports – Allow for the connection of a USB mouse and/or a USB flash drive. Connect the included USB mouse to assist you in navigating the NVR’s menu interface. You can use a USB flash drive to download video files from the NVR for long term storage or sharing.
NOTE: Connect all cameras locally before final placement to ensure that all components function properly.
3.2.3 Mouse Diagram
Double-click the left button on any camera view in split-screen mode to bring it to full screen display. Double-click again to return to split-screen mode. Right-click to show the Right-Click Menu at the bottom of the screen. Left-clicking hides the Right-Click Menu.
Left-click to make a selection. Right-click to cancel setup or return to previous screen.
To Enter Values:
Move the cursor to a blank field and click the mouse. A virtual keyboard will appear which supports numbers, letters and symbols. The Shift function will access symbols in addition to upper case letters.
NOTE: Connect all cameras locally before final placement to ensure that all components function properly.
1. Locate an included 100 foot Ethernet cable.
2. Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into the camera's power cable.
3. Input the other end of the Ethernet cable into an open Ethernet port on the back of the NVR.
4. Repeat for each Camera, noting the channel number each camera is plugged into.
NOTE: Make sure all cameras are working prior to mounting by connecting them as described in the section above. Once all cameras are confirmed to be fully operational, you can run the cables and mount the cameras at their final locations.
NOTE: Connect all cameras locally before final placement to ensure that all components function properly.
Camera distance from NVR. The further the camera is from the NVR or monitor, the higher the chances of signal degradation. The camera's power supply should be located as near to the cameras as possible when the distance exceeds 200ft. as the power level will drop over extended distances resulting in video degradation.
Do NOT place near high voltage wires or other sources of electrical interference. Electrical interference will degrade the quality of the signal.
Place camera out of reach to avoid vandalism.
Avoid direct exposure to weather. Do not place the camera where rain or snow will hit the lens directly nor should the camera be placed so that the sun or bright light shines directly into the lens. Your camera is weatherproof, but it will not work when submerged in water. Ensure that all power and video connections are not directly exposed to water and are protected from the elements.
Mounting surface. The mounting surface must hold at least four times the camera's total weight
Follow these instructions to correctly install your cameras.
1. Locate a camera and choose a location where you would like to mount the camera.
2. Indicate screw positions by marking three holes on the surface where you plan to mount the camera, using the holes in the camera base a guide.
3. Using a drill bit slightly smaller than the included screw anchors, drill into the mounting surface using the guide marks you placed in the previous step.
4. Insert the screw anchors.
5. Line up the camera base holes with the screw anchors. Holding the base in place, insert screws and tighten until secure.
6. Once the base is screwed in place, make sure that the camera is securely mounted by placing gentle pressure on the mount.
7. Adjust the camera housing to point in the direction of the area you would like to monitor.
5.1 Connecting Your NVR
1. Locate the included HDMI cable.
2. Plug one end of the cable into the HDMI port on the back of the DVR.
3. Connect the other end of the cable to an available HDMI input on your TV or monitor.
4. Select the appropriate video input channel on your TV or monitor to view the DVR.
NOTE: If your TV does not have an HDMI port, you will need to purchase a VGA video cable. For VGA connection, attach one end of the VGA cable to the DVR VGA port and the other end to your TV VGA port.
5. Plug one end of the included 6 ft. Ethernet cable into the LAN port on the back of the NVR.
6. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into a port on the back of your router.
7. The Camera and NVR power adapters will be appropriately labeled. Ensure you are using the correct power adapter when setting up your system.
8. Connect the NVR power adapter to the Power Input on the rear of the NVR.
9. Plug the other end of the power adapter cable into a wall outlet. If you are using an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), plug the power adapter into one of its output sockets. Keep in mind, Night Owl always recommends utilizing a surge protector to minimize the risk of damage caused to your NVR in the event of a power surge.
6.1 Startup Wizard
When your NVR is powered on it will display the Night Owl logo while initializing.
After initialization, you will be prompted to use the Startup Wizard. Follow the on-screen instructions to:
The Camera Test screen of the Startup Wizard serves as a reminder to test the camera connections to the NVR. If a connected camera displays a “No Signal” message, please visit www.NightOwlSP.com and click on the Support tab.
The Advanced Network Configuration tab is recommended only for advanced users.
Once an Internet connection is established, the Startup Wizard displays the successful connection screen.
The Firmware Check screen of the Startup Wizard will automatically check for a updated firmware for your DVR.
NOTE: If your NVR does not have a network connection, the firmware will not update.
If a firmware upgrade is detected, the startup wizard will display the screen below. Please select “Upgrade” to download and install the new upgrade to your system.
Once prompted, the NVR will begin updating and when complete the NVR will restart automatically. This process could take up to 10 minutes, please be patient.
NOTE: Do NOT turn off your NVR or disconnect it from the Internet while the system is upgrading.
When the firmware for your NVR is updated to the most current version, the Startup Wizard will display the below screen.
NOTE: You will not be able to complete the Startup Wizard unless a recovery email address is established. To change your recovery email address, you MUST rerun the Startup Wizard.
If you forget the admin password, click the “Forget Password” button in the Startup Wizard.
Date and Time Setup
NOTE: In order to use Network Time Protocol (NTP), your NVR must be connected to the Internet. Selecting Sync Now will temporarily stop recording while syncing NTP.
Night Owl Connect App
NOTE: In order to view your system remotely, your DVR must be connected to the Internet.
Using Night Owl Connect
1. Download the appropriate App from the App Store or Google Play Store and install the application on your device.
NOTE: Setup is the same for Smartphone and Tablet.
2. Create an account using an email address for the username and a password between 6–20 characters.
3. After completing the account setup and verification process, sign into the App and tap the “+” symbol to add a device. The Night Owl Application will lead you through the rest of the setup process.
6.1.5 Password Verification
6.1.6 Camera/Channel Settings
The Camera/Channel Settings screen of the Startup Wizard serves as a reminder to mount your system’s cameras in the final position so you can make accurate adjustments to positioning, detection area, and channel sensitivity.
6.1.7 Camera Positioning
NOTE: The “Live View” feature in the Night Owl Connect App allows you to gauge the position and viewing angle of your cameras before mounting. You still have to physically adjust the cameras.
6.1.8 Channel Configuration
The second Channel Configuration screen of the Startup Wizard allows you to configure the following channel settings:
1. Edit channel name.
2. Turn on/off channel notifications.
3. Define motion detection area.
4. Adjust motion sensitivity.
5. Configure channel recording schedule:
5. A. 24/7 Motion - Channel records when motion is detected.
5. B. 24/7 Continuous - Channel records non-stop during selected times
5. C. Custom Schedule - You define the recording modes, dates and times.
NOTE: If you select Custom Schedule, but do not edit some channels, those channels will be set to 24/7 Motion.
Click “Next” if there isn’t a camera connected to the channel. The Custom Record Schedule Menu allows the user to set each individual camera to record "Continuously" or by "Motion". Select the type of recording you would like to activate. Click and drag your cursor over the table to fill the desired date and time blocks. Click and drag over active blocks to deselect. By default, all channels are set to 24/7 Motion.
- View: 1 channel onscreen
- View: 4 channels onscreen
- View: 6 channels onscreen
- View: 8 channels onscreen
The Default View screen of the Startup Wizard allows you to select the default view of the monitor connected to your NVR.
Select the default view from the options within the dropdown menu.
NOTE: Please scan these QR Codes directly from your TV/Monitor, NOT directly from this page.
The Helpful Links and Support screen of the Startup Wizard contains QR codes linked to:
- NVR Troubleshooting Guide
- PC/MAC® software download page
- NVR Support page
- Remote Viewing Support page
For more information, visit www.NightOwlSP.com and click the Support tab at the top of the page.
Once you have successfully completed the Startup Wizard, click Finish to begin using your Night Owl NVR.
6.2 Live View (Login and Icons)
6.2.1 Live View (All Channels)
A. Date and Time OSD: Displays the date and time of your camera.
B. Motion Detection Icon: Indicates that an alarm event such as motion detection, video loss or tampering has occurred.
C. NVR status Recording Icon: Indicates that the NVR is currently recording video from that camera. This icon will be the same whether the recording is scheduled, initiated manually or triggered by motion.
D. Camera Name OSD: Shows the camera name.
E. System Exception Icon: Indicates that an alarm event or exception has occurred. Click the icon to access the Alarm/Exception Information log where you can find specific details about the event.
F. Date and Time: Shows the date and time of your NVR.
G. No Signal: Shows empty channels without a camera connected.
6.2.2 Right-Click Menu
A. Menu: Opens the Main Menu.
B. Lock: Locks the system (log out), making it necessary to enter the password to access any NVR menus.
C. Startup Wizard: Launches the Startup Wizard.
D. Multi-Camera View: Select a multi-screen viewing option, where you’ll be able to see multiple video feeds at once.
E. Slide Show: Turns on sequence mode to automatically rotate channel views at specific intervals (also known as Dwell Time).
F. Audio: Controls live audio volume.
G. Image Settings: Allows you to adjust certain image settings.
H. Video Playback: Opens the Video Playback menu.
I. Device Information: Opens the Device Info menu.
6.2.3 Login/Forgot Password
- Username: Admin (all lowercase) is the default username.
- Password: Enter the password you created during the Startup Wizard.
- Forgot Password: Sends a secure code to your recovery email address. Once you input the secure
code, your NVR will restart and you will be required to create a new password.
6.3 Video Playback
Click “Copy To” when the proper channels have been chosen.
Be sure to click Save to all changes you make in the menus. If you do not save the changes, they will not be applied. You can also select the Default button on any page to restore default settings for those parameters.
The main menu lets you access many of your NVR’s great features. You can customize camera names, keep track of recent events, create recording schedules, configure advanced motion detection settings, check up on the hard drive’s condition and change other NVR settings.
7.1 General Menu
The general menu allows you to access display and network settings for your NVR system.
DHCP: Network configuration mode that gathers the network values automatically from DHCP server. If unchecked, this value can be set manually.
IP Address: Network address of the connected NVR.
Subnet Mask: The range of IP addresses that can be found in the network. This should always be set to the default address 255.255.255.000.
Gateway: The connection between two networks. This should always be the IP address of theconnected router.
MAC Address: The unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications at the datalink layer.
Preferred DNS: Domain Name System server address.
Web Port: Allows a computer to access the NVR through your LAN or the Internet. The default value is 80.
Network Bandwidth: Defines channel capacity, or the maximum throughput of the network interface.
Network Status: Shows status of the network connectivity.
- DDNS Function: Enable or disable the usage of the DDNS service on the NVR.
- DDNS Provider: Set to the NightowlNVR server when using the Night Owl free domain name server. (Default and only option).
- URL: Set to the URL name you created when registering your DDNS.
- Username: The User ID created during the DDNS registration process.
- Password: The password created during the DDNS registration process.
- Test: Tests to ensure the configuration set is correct.
- Reset: Restores the configuration to default values.
7.1.3 Video Alarm
- Camera: Select the camera for which you want to adjust motion alarm settings.
- Detection: Enable motion alarms.
- Motion Sensitivity: Adjusts the sensitivity of the motion sensor for the camera selected. A lower setting requires more movement in the camera range to begin recording. By default, your NVR’s motion sensitivity is set to High.
- Pre-Recording: Number of seconds that are pre-recorded before motion is detected. This option is fixed to 5 seconds.
- Copy To: Allows you to copy this menu’s settings from one camera to another.
- Audible Warning: Enable or Disable the internal NVR buzzer that sounds when motion is detected.
- Push Notification: Enable or Disable the push notifications being sent to your Smart Device.
- Notification Schedule: Allows you to set a notification schedule.
- Area Setup: Area Setup allows you to configure the motion detection area. Blue boxes denote areas that detect motion, whereas uncolored boxes denote areas that don’t detect motion. When finished, right click and select Return.
7.1.3 (a) Notification Schedule
- Schedule #: Allows you to set up to 4 ranges throughout the day where motion alerts will be sent to your smart device.
- Weekday: Apply the schedule to a particular day.
7.1.3 (b) Area Setup
- Instructions: A series of instructions on how to set the motion detection area. Blue boxes denote areas that detect motion, whereas uncolored boxes denote areas that don’t detect motion. When finished, right-click to return to the menu and click “Apply” to save changes.
- Fill All: Selects the entire screen for motion detection.
- Clear All: Deselects the entire screen and prevents motion alerts/recordings from being triggered.
- Return: Returns to the Video Alarm submenu.
7.1.4 Time Setup
- Date Format: Choose the display format for the date. You can select Month/Day/Year, Year/Month/Day or Day/Month/Year.
- Time Zone: Select the correct time zone for your location.
- Sync Time: Enables or Disables NTP (Network Time Protocol) services.
- Time Format: Select either a 12Hour or 24Hour format.
- Daylight Saving Time: Configure daylight savings time by selecting Setup.
7.2 Camera Menu
Adjust or modify the settings for each camera connected to your NVR.
- Table: Table shows the cameras connected to the NVR, the resolution of the main or sub stream video, the maximum speed at which that stream transmits, and the firmware version of the camera.
- Refresh: Refreshes the information in the table.
- Main Stream: Shows main stream resolution in the table.
- Sub Stream: Shows sub stream resolution in the table.
7.2.2 Add Camera
- Table: Shows the cameras connected to the NVR.
- Delete: Will delete the selected camera from Table.
- Delete All: Will delete all cameras from Table.
- Manual Edit: Allows the channel connection parameters of the cameras to be modified.
- Arrows: Allows you to move the selected camera to a different channel.
7.2.2 (a) Manual Edit
- Camera: Select the camera you want to edit.
- Protocol: Shows the protocol of the selected camera. Private (Night Owl), ONVIF (Standard).
- IP Address: Network address of the connected camera.
- Port: Allows a computer to access the Camera through your LAN or the Internet. The default value is 80.
- Enable: Will Enable (turn on) and Disable (turn off) the camera video stream.
- MAC Address: The unique identifier assigned to the network interface of the camera for communications at the data link layer.
- Username: Shows the username of the credentials needed to establish a connection with the camera. By default, admin.
- Preview Strategy: Used for live view. If the signal of the connected camera to the NVR is not strong enough to sustain a decent quality image, this function can adjust the mainstream transmission to improve video quality.
- Password: Shows the password of the credentials needed to establish a connection with the camera. By default, password field should be empty.
7.2.3 Channel OSD
- Camera: Allows you to select a camera to modify.
- Camera Name: Shows the current name and allows you to edit the name of the selected camera.
- Image Settings: Modify the video image settings for the selected camera.
7.2.3 (a) Image Settings
- Brightness: Changes how light the image appears. This feature does not extend or enhance night vision mode.
- Saturation: Alters how much color is displayed in the image. The higher the saturation, the more bright and vivid colors will appear.
- Contrast: Increases the difference between the blackest black and the whitest white in the image. Useful if sections of the image are “grayed out”. However, setting the contrast too high degrades the image quality.
- Default: Resets the image to its default values.
- Bright: Sets a predefined value to show a brighter image.
- Soft: Sets a predefined value to show a softer image.
7.2.4 Video Quality
- Camera: Select a camera to edit.
- Encode Mode: Encoding occurs for the selected format, such as Video Only.
- Main Stream/Sub Stream: Sub stream values are set for an image with less bandwidth consumption (less resolution and limited rate).
- Bitrate Mode: Select CBR (constant bit rate or a fixed encoding speed) or VB (variable bit rate or an average encoding speed); if using VBR, you must select the desired quality of video.
- Resolution: Set the recording resolution for the camera. Higher resolution means more image detail.
- Camera Speed: Displays the amount of bandwidth used by each camera in real-time using Kb/s and MB/H.
- Framerate: Increases or decreases the frames per second of the streaming video, depending on your connection speed. Higher FPS equals better video quality. If experiencing lag or stutter, lower the FPS.
- Encode Format: Set the video compression format to H.265+.
7.2.5 IPC Upgrade
- Table: Shows the IP address and firmware version of all connected cameras.
- Firmware From: Allows you to choose the source of the firmware upgrade (Network or USB). Network is preferred.
- Start: Begins the process of updating the firmware of the selected camera.
- Allow The Device To Downgrade: Click to enable or disable firmware downgrade option. This allows downgrades when using a USB or Network to perform an update.
- Camera: Choose a camera to edit.
- Continuous: Enable the selection of the continuous recording in the time diagram.
- Motion: Enable the selection of the motion recording in the time diagram.
- None: Disable the selection of both continuous and motion recordings.
- Copy To: Allows you to copy the configuration for one camera to another.
- Time Diagram: Shows a diagram (hours of the day x day of the week). Use this diagram to apply motion recordings and/or continuous recordings during specified periods.
7.3.2 Export Recordings
- Camera: Select which camera(s) to search for recordings.
- Record Mode: Select which recording type to search for. Choose
- Continuous, Motion or both.
- Search Time: Set a date and time range to search for recordings.
- Table: Shows all the recordings found with current search parameters.
- Backup: Create additional files of your recordings on an external storage device.
7.4 Hard Drive
- Hard Disk List: List of all the hard drives, including their characteristics, installed on the NVR.
- Overwrite: Old footage is automatically recorded over when the HDD becomes full. Overwrite is selected by default.
- Format: Reformats the HDD, erasing all stored recordings. If the HDD is malfunctioning, a reformat is recommended before replacement.
- Language: Choose between English, Spanish and French.
- VGA/HDMI Resolution: Optimize the display resolution to best fit your TV/Monitor. By default, the NVR selects a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Auto Logout: Enable or Disable auto logout. If Disabled, the NVR will remain logged in.
Slide Show Interval: Adjust the length of time that each channel is displayed during the sequentialview. You can select between 1 and 300 seconds per channel.
Menu Transparency: Modify the menu transparency when displayed on the screen.
Startup Wizard: If Enabled, the Startup Wizard launches every time the system reboots.
Apply: Applies all changes made.
NOTE: Do NOT select a resolution size larger than your TV/Monitor can accommodate.
7.5.2 User Management
- Set Password: Change the password for the selected user.
7.5.3 Device Info
- Device Name: Create a unique device name for easy reference.
- Device Model: Displays your NVR model number.
- UID: Unique Device ID number that identifies the NVR.
- H/W (Hardware) ID: The current hardware version of the NVR.
- S/W (Software) Version: The current firmware version of the NVR.
- Built Time: The date and release time for the current firmware.
- Support Web: Night Owl Support web address.
- QR Code: QR code that represents the UID number of the NVR. Scan the code on this screen when performing a QR code setup to add this NVR to the Night Owl Connect App.
NOTE: Please scan the QR Code directly from your TV/Monitor, NOT from this page.
- Event Type: Select the type of event log you would like to Search for. Each choice corresponds to an action or event that was triggered and noted within the system.
- From Time: The date and time to start the search.
- Till Time: The date and time to finish the search.
- Search: Performs a search of the logs. All items found appear in the table.
- Table: Lists all the events found under your search parameter.
7.5.5 Camera Speed
- Camera: Displays the amount of bandwidth used by each camera in real-time in Kb/s and MB/H.
The Maintain menu allows access to the Sys Maintenance, Firmware Update and Factory Default submenus.
7.6.1 Sys Maintenance
- Auto Reboot: Determine how often an auto reboot occurs.
- Schedule: Schedule the reboot frequency.
- Next Maintenance: Shows the date and time of the next reboot.
- Reboot: Manually reboot the NVR.
7.6.2 Firmware Update
- Local Upgrade: Select to upgrade device from a USB device.
- Online Upgrade: Select to upgrade device from the network.
7.6.3 Factory Default
- Simple Restore: Factory restore the settings for both the network and user.
- Restore All: Restore all configuration, such as user, network, and cameras.
DDNS: Dynamic Domain Naming System. Method for automatically updating hostnames, address or other information like a URL on a given name server.
DHCP: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A network protocol that allows a server to automatically assign a device and IP address.
IP: Internet Protocol. Protocol for standard communications across the Internet.
ISP: Internet Service Provider. An organization that provides services for accessing or using the Internet.
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For a period of one (1) year after the date of sale, the Product shall be free from manufacturing defects in material and workmanship. In the event that the Product is defective, the Purchaser must return the Product at Purchaser’s cost (no CODs) to the address below, with the original proof of purchase receipt. In its sole discretion, Night Owl will either repair or replace the Product at no additional cost to the Purchaser. Any replacement Product (or parts) will be covered by the same warranty as the original Product through the expiration date of the original warranty period.
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- Bulbs, LEDS and batteries;
- The Product was not used or installed in the manner described in the installation instructions;
- Negligent use of the Product or misuse or abuse of the Product;
- Electrical short circuits or power surges;
- Use of replacement parts not supplied by Night Owl;
- Product is either tampered with, modified or repaired by another service provider;
- Product has not been maintained in accordance;
- Accident, fire, flood or other acts of God;
- Failure to use Night Owl approved accessories;
- Defects or damages arising by use of the Product in other than normal conditions (including normal atmospheric, moisture and humidity conditions).
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Night Owl does not make any claims or warranties of any kind whatsoever regarding the Product’s potential, ability or effectiveness to prevent, minimize or in any way affect personal or property damage or injury. Night Owl is not responsible for any personal damage, loss or theft related to the Product or to its use for any harm, whether physical or mental related thereto. Any and all claims or statements, whether written or verbal, by salespeople, retailers, dealers or distributors to the contrary are not authorized by Night Owl and do not affect this provision of this warranty.
Returns Under This Warranty
In order to obtain service, please make sure that you have registered your product on-line no later than thirty (30) days after purchase at www.NightOwlSP.com in the warranty registration section or in any other manner described in the instructions.
Certain uses, publication and/or distribution of video/audio recordings from security cameras and/or audio devices are prohibited or restricted by federal, state and local laws. When enabling and/or using audio recording features with your hidden security camera, be sure to comply with the laws in your country, state and locality.
Mac and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Be sure to write down all the important information below and place it in a secure location.
General NVR Information
NOTE: The Mac Address can be found within the Network tab of your DVR’s Maintenance Menu. The Component Model Number can be found within the Device Info tab of your DVR’s Maintenance Menu.
Component Model Number:
Internet Login Information
NOTE: This information can be found within the Network tab in your DVR’s Configuration Menu.
IPv4 Subnet Mask:
For troubleshooting guides, FAQs, video tutorials and more:
Please visit www.NightOwlSP.com.
Click the Support tab.
Type IC8 in the top right search bar.
Access the support material needed.