NiteOwl Nite Owl DVR - NiteOwl DVR - Nite Owl

Posted on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 8:11am CST by 6b40dfa6

Product: NiteOwl Nite Owl DVR

Company: NiteOwl Nite Owl DVR

Location: US


Category: Consumer Electronics

I purchased a Nite Owl Security Surveillance DVR from CompUSA.

The purpose of a security DVR obviously is to provide video recordings around a home, business or other location.

The problem with the NiteOwl is that the software that runs on the DVR is faulty.

One of the most important aspects of a security DVR is MOTION DETECTION. With a NiteOwl DVR, it is impossible to find a setting that us useful because it is so extremely over sensitive that common occurrences constantly set it off.

For example, if the sun goes behind a cloud, the DVR detects that as an intrusion. If the wind blows the DVR detects that as an intrusion. In other words, it thinks there is an intrusion about every few seconds depending on whether or not it is breezy outside or there are clouds passing overhead.

The result is that you get so many false alarms that you have no choice but to turn motion detection completely off. Thereby defeating a very important aspect of buying the security device in the first place.

I have called them asking about this but they have no interest in providing a fix for this. The solution is so simple it defies understanding. Simply make the software less sensitive on the lowest setting. But again, repeated calls and you get the standard brick wall treatment.

I cannot recommend purchasing a NiteOwl DVR for this reason.


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