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DVRDP2161 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 233.
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16 Channel 1080p HD Wired DVR with 1TB Hard Drive (Expandable up to a Total of 16 Wired Cameras)
DVRDP2161 DVRDP2161 DVRDP2161 Night Owl HD Wired DVR Systems with Unique Enhanced Security

Key Features

  • 1080p HD Wired Standalone DVR with Customizable Storage
  • Compatible with 1080p HD Wired Indoor/Outdoor Spotlight Cameras
  • Enhanced Security and Privacy using 2-Step Verification and Single Sign-On
  • Human Detection Technology with Facial Capture (Requires Compatible Cameras - Sold Separately)
  • Human Detection Technology Reduces False Alerts to your Smart Device
  • Remote Viewing with No Monthly Fees (Requires Compatible Cameras - Sold Separately)
  • Real-time Alerts Sent to Your Smart Device (Requires Compatible Cameras - Sold Separately)
  • NOTE: The DVR is specific to the DP2 series and is not backward compatible with other Night Owl® wired products.

System Overview

Proudly American, Night Owl® is excited to offer our U.S. designed and engineered 1080p HD wired DVR that, when used with compatible cameras, features Human Detection Technology and Unique Enhanced Security. Human Detection reduces false alerts to your Smart Device, while Facial Capture takes a snapshot of a person's face and sends you a real-time alert. New to video security systems, 2-Step Verification and Single Sign-On prevent unverified access to your device, enhancing your security and privacy. How about security for your security? This DVR is the first of its kind to use Anti-Theft Technology to send real-time alerts if it's moved, so you're always in the know. There are no fees for storage. Keep everything on the pre-installed hard disk drive (HDD) (not included with all models) or install your own HDD up to 10TB. You own your recordings!

Night Owl's wired technology uses a secure hardwired connection for real Closed-Circuit Video Security (CCTV). A wired connection delivers uninterrupted viewing and recording with no delays, providing you with true around the clock protection. Our free remote viewing app for iOS® and Android™ Smart Devices keeps you connected and provides easy access to your recordings.




U.S. Owned, U.S. Based and Controlled: America’s #1 Wired Video Security Brand*

With cutting-edge technology and the consumer's privacy at heart, Night Owl® is the #1 Wired Security Camera Brand in the U.S.* Night Owl® is U.S. Based, U.S. Owned, and takes a firm stance on ensuring consumer privacy. Our products are designed and engineered in the United States and help protect homes & businesses across the globe. We've got your world covered.



Unique Enhanced Security

Enhanced security features, unique to video security systems, protect your privacy, data, and DVR. Single Sign-On prevents login credentials from being compromised. The 2-Step Verification feature uses multiple authentication steps to help keep the bad guys out. Anti-Theft Technology sends real-time alerts to your Smart Device if the DVR is moved. Pre-installed HDD for local storage, 24/7 recording with no fees, and automatic overwrite (not included with all models) or install your own up to 10TB. Finally, the Internet is only required for remote viewing and receiving alerts to a Smart Device.



Free App with Real-time Notifications, No Fees! (Requires Compatible Cameras - Sold Separately)

Keep an eye on your world from anywhere in the world. Night Owl® makes remote viewing easy, and there are no monthly fees. We have free Night Owl® apps for iOS® and Android™ Smart Devices. Our Human Detection Technology uses advanced algorithms to focus on human movement and sends real-time alerts notifying you immediately (requires compatible cameras). Facial Capture sends a real-time alert to your Smart Device so you can quickly decide if it is a familiar or unfamiliar face (requires compatible cameras). View, playback, save, and share videos and images from each motion detection security camera on your Smart Device.



Expand your Coverage with 1080p HD Wired Cameras (Sold Separately)

Easily add compatible Night Owl® wired cameras to the recorder to accommodate your coverage needs. See intricate details with clarity and precision when you add 1080p HD wired cameras. 1080p (2MP) HD resolution (1920 pixels x 1080 pixels) produces detailed images. The number of channels equals the maximum number of wired cameras that can be added to the DVR (varies by model).



Free 24/7 Technical Support, Available 365 Days a Year

At Night Owl®, our goal is to provide an unparalleled experience for any technical support required. We provide more assistance than any other security brand. Why call? Our support site has it all! Access FREE 24/7 support, 365 days a year, on our support site, which has an extensive library of how-to-videos and support articles. Live Chat with our Tech Support Team or use our bi-lingual phone support (English and Spanish).


(1) Internet and Smart Device access requires a router and High-Speed Internet connection with a minimum 3 Mbps upload speed. If your DVR is not connected to the Internet, you will not be able to remotely view your system on your Smart Device. May require a free firmware update.
(2) The DVR and Push Alerts are currently accessible on iPhone®, iPad®, and AndroidTM running on 4G/5G Smart Devices. Night Owl® doesn’t charge monthly fees to view or control your DVR over the Internet and/or Smart Device. Carrier fees and charges may apply.
(3) Night Owl® Apps are free downloads compatible with Apple® and Android™ devices only. Compatibility at the time of manufacturing. Future Android™ and iOS® updates may affect the App experience.
(4) Recording capacity may vary. The size of your pre-installed hard drive will affect recording capabilities. Optimal recording based on using the lowest recording quality settings with one camera. HDD not included with all models.
(5) Video streaming may be subject to interruptions or failures for reasons beyond Night Owl’s control, such as intermittent Wi-Fi or service provider outages. All features require ideal conditions and the latest firmware updates to provide accurate results.
(6) Check for camera models that are compatible with the DVR’s features.
(7) Human Detection Technology is only compatible with select models. Please refer to for more information regarding compatibility.
(8) The following items are not included and are only for demonstration: TV's, Monitors, Routers, Phones, Tablets, Smart Devices, and any item not specifically listed as included.



Disclaimer: 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. iOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license. iPhone, iPad, Mac and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Google, Google Home, Chromecast and related marks and logos are trademarks of Google LLC.

ATTN CA RESIDENTS: WARNING: This product can expose you to Polybrominated biphenyls, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing quality. We live in an area with a lot of wild animals and often they get into the garbage or even cause other kinds of damage. Finally, I can keep alerted of the cameras pick up any movement. The best part is that I can be sent a real time alert, that also has built in spotlights and scare off the critters. The quality is smashing, clear picture and such a huge convenience to the house. I was even fortunate enough to catch someone trying to steal a package off my porch. They saw the cameras and put the package back on the porch, it was awesome! I highly recommend this for anyone needing a little extra security. I plan on buying this for my dad for Christmas.
Date published: 2020-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this security This system was pretty easy to install, if you have DIY experience. The recordings are very clear. It is easy to navigate the app and check on things while away. The hard drive has alot of storage space which is an added bonus. The cameras are holding up well in the hot/cold/rain etc. I love the motion activated spotlights for when I come home after dark! I do not have to remember to turn lights on before I leave! There are no monthly fees with this system, and your hard drive stores recordings. One time fee to purchase. You can buy more cameras and expand up to 12 cameras as well if you need more. Must have system.
Date published: 2020-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Viewing Quality We've had this system for almost a month. It replaces another system. This one is amazing. The clarity in the viewing is the best we've had in over 5 years. I'm able to see perfectly at night. We also enjoy the added benefit of security when we're away. It is expandable to accommodate more cameras. It can store up to 2TB. That will last us forever. The app is so simple to use. Since it is wired, we had it professionally installed, and it took only a couple of hours. We compared quite a few before choosing this one. Best part is, there's no monthly fees. We've already purchased the door cam, which we will be able to connect with our system and view them all on the app.
Date published: 2020-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear images and the app works great I dont want to get into a huge review here, but I have to say that Night Owl knocked this one out of the park. I was concerned about choosing a wired system over a wireless because it is alot more work to install, but I have to say it was worth the extra time and effort. I had a wireless system before and I was always changing out batteries and losing signal. It was a nightmare. Now I will never have to worry about those things again. If youre trying to decide which route to go and you have the option, I will say go wired hands down, but thats just my personal experience.
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing 4K security system I totally am in love with this night owl 4K security system. I got tired of relying on my internet connection to be able to save and stream my properties video feed. This is all on a 1TB hard drive and honestly it’s a very easy setup. Everything is wired. Each camera comes with ample length to run a connection to different areas of your house or property. So far the Apple app it pretty good. I have very fast internet so my stream is perfect remotely. I love the clarity and the spot light motion sensor. It makes getting a clear shot at night easy. So far I am loving this system and might upgrade for other cameras.
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Night recordings need improved Bought this a week ago and found that this system is not very good at night, unless you just want to record objects that are not warm blooded. You will have to provide your own spotlights to see any details of humans that are over 10 ft from the camera or all you get is a blurred out white ghost, totally unrecognizeable.Also the box does not state it isn't compatable with older cameras or that you need a 4k monitor directly connected to dvr to record and playback 4 k images even if other devices not connected directly are capable of 4k, all it will playback is a 1080 p image.
Date published: 2021-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy set up, top notch quality camera system The Night Owl 4K UHD wired security system is an incredible value. It comes with 4 very high quality cameras and is expandable to 12 total channels. Installation was straightforward, the hardest part was running the cables. Otherwise, the software is intuitive and provides easy access to most of the features. The spotlights are excellent and provide easy, bright visualization of whatever is being recorded. Video quality is great, can make out details easily. However, I don’t think I’d be able to make out a license plate or identifying detail from far away. Overall, very pleased with the system and would recommend it to anyone who is searching for a customizable / expandable solution.
Date published: 2020-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Peace of Mind Received this video surveillance system expecting a complicated setup but that's not the case. Installation instructions were simple and clear. It is pretty much plug and play. Download the app and set it up and you are good to go. The 1TB hard drive will store plenty of footage. There are 4 additional ports to expand to 8 cameras if you need. The 60 ft camera cables allowed us to place them exactly where we needed them with some to spare. For this price I can't find any reason to not get the system. Totally worth every penny.
Date published: 2020-11-03
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Do you offer any solutions to provide audio on the same channel as the cameras ?

Asked by: Securitybuff123
Yes, please view the link below to learn more.
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-06-29

Can this be used with the wire free cameras?

Asked by: Stalter
No, this DVR is not compatible with our wire free cameras. Currently, only our WNIP2 Wi-Fi NVRs are compatible with our wire free cameras. Please view the link below to learn more.
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-06-23

I want the camera in black not white please

Asked by: Pacholi
We have the camera in black, but that camera does not have spotlight functionality. Please view the link below to learn more.
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-06-23

Where can I purchase replacement cords for router to the TV

Asked by: Dave55
We do not sell any type of cable from your router to TV. This is a wired BNC system and we do sell replacement cables to connect the cameras to your DVR. Please view the link below for more information.
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-07-23

Are these cameras powered by the bnc connector or do they require additional wiring?

Asked by: Ralph231
This is a wired BNC system. Each camera comes with a 60 ft. video/power cable. The video portion connects directly to the DVR. We include 1 camera power adapter and (1) 4-way power splitter for every 4 cameras. The power portion of the video/power cable will connect to one leg of the power splitter. The power splitter will connect to the power adapter then to an outlet. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-06-23

Will dome cameras work with this unit

Asked by: Dickie
We do not currently have any dome cameras that are compatible with our DP2 Series DVRs. Sorry for any inconvenience. For a full list of compatible cameras, please see the link below.
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-03-24

Is this DVR Compatible with camera CM -624-TU

Asked by: TXXGil
No, we cannot ensure compatibility with that camera. Please see the link below for information on compatibility. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-03-24

Will this dvr work with camera model cm-ahd10w-bu-tu ?

Asked by: War1960
No, currently that camera model is not compatible with this DVR. Please call 1-866-979-0580 or email for more information on compatible products to suit your needs. Thank you!
Answered by: Customer Relations
Date published: 2021-03-04
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