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DVRDP812-2 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 205.
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12 Channel 4K Ultra HD Wired DVR with 2TB Hard Drive (Expandable up to a Total of 12 Wired Cameras)
DVRDP812-2 DVRDP812-2 DVRDP812-2 Night Owl HD Wired DVR Systems with Unique Enhanced Security

Key Features

  • 4K Ultra HD Wired Standalone DVR with 2TB Pre-Installed Hard Drive
  • Compatible with 4K Ultra 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)
  • 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 compatible with our DP2 and DP8 series cameras. It 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 4K Ultra 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 12TB. 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. The 2-Step Verification feature uses multiple authentication steps to help keep the bad guys out. Single Sign-On lets you securely access multiple Night Owl® devices with one set of login credentials. 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 12TB. 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 4K Ultra 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 4K Ultra HD wired cameras. Boost your coverage by adding compatible Night Owl® wired cameras to the recorder. The number of channels equals the maximum number of wired cameras that can be added to the DVR (varies by model). 4K (8MP) Ultra HD resolution (3840 pixels x 2160 pixels). More pixels mean more information to produce detailed images.



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.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality video These cameras were easy to install and easy to connect to watch live. I like how much space I’m offered to record. I don’t need a monthly fee because every recording is stored on the 1tb hard disk drive! I have my whole house covered with these four cameras. There are 8 channels to view every spot. High quality video and also has face detection so I’m alerted when a face is detected. I appreciate they are a company that makes them in the USA. The value can’t be beat.
Date published: 2020-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Need help I had one system for years worked great. Got a new system hooked up two cameras will not work the actual cameras work but the cords will not. Need help. Trying to get a hold of company now is crazy. Sent one message was told don’t contact store contact support. That is like round about. Click here. Click there. I just need help and there is no easy contact button. It all wants u to trouble shoot. I don’t have those issues. It is different so round and round I go.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great resolution Wonderful upgrade. This system is user friendly, ease of install, once I figured the instructions out with some help of tech support. I am in medical and technically challenged. The app is easy to use, dvr as well. Picture quality on both is clear, day and night. My old system was grainy and slow and this is 100x better! So thankful to have this unit. We have it in all of our outbuildings, pond house, and home and it doesn't use much bandwidth at all. Doesn't lag.
Date published: 2021-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good Purchased system (4 cameras and DVR TB) about a week ago. So far so good. Easier set up than I thought. Hardest part was deciding where to place them and drilling holes. Set up and connectivity was really easy. You can call it Plug and Play. I plugged in everything just like the video said and it played. Just that simple. Took me a day or two to figure out how to adjust the camera angles, but I'm a guy and would rather connect it, before reading the instructions.
Date published: 2021-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Install, American-Owned Company! It makes me feel great to buy a quality security system from an American-owned company. The cameras are bright, the visuals are crystal clear. The real-time alerts are extremely helpful and make me feel safe. As a single Mom, it's great to have peace of mind with the real-time alerts, clear pictures, easy installation and DVR, CCTV and the fact that there are no fees for the hard drive disk storage. It is so nice to have a complete system come in one box!
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best in town! I never rely on security systems for safety but this one really adds an extra layer to the overall protection of my family and their wellbeing. It’s advanced, hi tech and intricate detail to the HD view of the multi camera setups master every monitored activity and works well as a backup critter sighting! We have never felt more protected and comfortable in a household that generally relies on S&W for all security needs! Great addition to this household!
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The cameras and very good quality The system is very easy to install and use . I did wish it hD the two way speaker in the hard wired cameras. But I did have a problem trying to buy the system. 5 hours being thrown from one department to another and all of them saying that it wasn't there department to fix the problem. But after 5 hours of texting and calling and being very frustrated and angry they finally fix the problem and I was finally able to but the system I wanted
Date published: 2021-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I wanted. This is the first hardwired system I have ever owned. It's awesome. I can view it on my TV, my phone and my computer whenever I want. I have 9 cameras and it covers all of my needs. Great system. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2021-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from obsessed with the spotlights!!!!! OK so we live in a residential gated community and just purchased this system for our townhouse. I only wanted to start off with 4 cameras to try it out knowing I'd most likely want to add more later. I am so in love with this product I just bought more cameras to add on to this system. the spotlights are incredible quality, so bright and truly make a statement when someone walks by at night. great buy! highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Security System I recieved this Night Owl Security System and so glad that I did. This system was very easy to install and learn how the app worked. These cameras have Motion-Activated Spotlights,Human Detection Technology and Facial Capture. The 4k has sharp clear video quality.Well designed and easy to use. The cameras work reliably well both during the day and at night. I was really surprised by the clarity of the nighttime picture. Typically with security cameras that record at night there's sometime a 'blooming' or 'blowout' effect that can distort what your looking at .Having any kind of distortion to a recording can kinder you from identifying something important. The Night Owl 4k Ultra HD Wired Security System has spotlight cameras that allows you to see the picture in actual color. Having this feature is a huge benefit compared to other cameras that relies on standard night vision. The 4k will record when it detects motion and when motion is detected. Your smart device is sent a notification,This is great for when you might be expecting a package or someone is at the door but you are unable to answer it right away.The camera's are sturdy and high quality are going to withstand harsh winter weather of rain/snow and hot summer days. If you are looking for a security system but don't want to deal with a monthly payment the Night Owl 4K Ultra HD Wired Security System should be an easy choice for you. If it's for personal security for your home this security system provides an invaluable service. I feel like my family is safe and my mind is at ease since we installed these camera's.
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clarity is outstanding! The Night Owl Wired Security System works flawlessly. The 60 foot cords fit hardwiring that are included were plenty for our application, but longer cords are available as well. The camera instillation was quick as we were able to run the wires outside on the walls. We do have previous experience, so that should be stated. Directions for in wall running of the cords were also included and quite thorough. Where these cameras really shine is the picture quality. Through the app you can check in from anywhere with wifi and see as if you were there. Less than 5 second lag time and alert notifications are helpful. There is no need for monthly plans and fees with the included hard drive. The human detection settings work well, but other things still occasionally trip the light. Overall it’s a great product and was exactly what we needed for keeping an eye remotely on our property.
Date published: 2020-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good These were relatively easy to install since I already had the wiring preexisting in my home. The directions were very well written and easy to understand. Installation took a few hours, but I was up and running in less time than I anticipated. The video is pretty crisp and impressive. So far, so good. We'll see how they work in the winter with the snow piling up and whether or not the views are obstructed.
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Secure and high quality I bought this system when we moved into a new house, given all the uncertainty in the world at this time. It is my first foray into the world of home security. I really appreciate the highest amount of storage for the recordings, and the crystal clear imagery. The fact that the cameras are lighted is very convenient as well. Overall, I sleep better at night knowing that this system is keeping us secure
Date published: 2020-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great System I’m pleasantly surprised by how easy this was to set up. The fact that it is a wired system had me worried but with the help of someone that’s handy, it was pretty easy! Plus side, it’s more reliable than a wireless system. The image is sharp and clear. The app was easy to navigate. I was a little disappointed that the cameras were plastic but that’s just a small con. I still give this system 5 stars!!
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the video quality and human recognition This was an upgrade from an older Night Owl system. The motion detection on the older system resulted in a lot of "false alarms" so most of the time the notifications were turned off. This system does a much better job of detecting humans and therefore reducing false notifications. My only complaint is that the app and CMS software could use a little more detail on all the features and instructions.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides Great Security! Having these security cameras offer the safe protection I have been looking for. My kids are my priority and keeping them safe means everything. To know when someone is around that shouldn't be and being informed makes me feel better. Also, we receive lots of packages and this helps keep track of them in case something happens. Thank you for providing such an excellent set of security cameras!
Date published: 2020-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great products/last forever We just recently purchased a new DP2 system after owning an older model from this company for many years. It was super easy to swap out our existing model and could even use the previously installed wires! The old system actually still works great, we were just looking to upgrade and decided to stick with Night Owl because of the quality and affordability of their products. Glad we did!
Date published: 2020-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great security system! Excellent high quality security camera system. Easy setup process that toke me about 25 minutes to complete. Each cameras are well made and looks like it will last me a long time. Looks very slick and easy to mount. Picture quality is superb. You could see great details even when zooming in. The 2tb DVR is a major plus. No need to pay extra for any outside service to provide recording.
Date published: 2020-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear images I bought the 6 camera's to help make my family feel safe. The night owl security system is so easy to install. You need at least 2 people when setting up the camera's. That way you not running back and forward making sure to get the right angle. Easy to read instructions and also have a website or number to call if you are having trouble. Love that I can add up to six more cameras.
Date published: 2020-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great So receive this security system today and I install it today and I’m gonna give it a 20,000 thumbs up probably one of the best quality camera has a DVR and comes with a large memory storage.Only thing that is missing is the two way talking but you can also order one that has that so really can’t complain definitely would recommend anyone and everyone to get the system !go night owl
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replacement Bought this system to replace a prior night owl system. I didn’t have to rerun wires the new cameras plugged right into the existing cables and then the dvr was plug and play as well. Still working on getting familiar with the new system but so far so good I’m happy with it. The only reason I didn’t give it a five star is because I’m still getting familiar with the system.
Date published: 2021-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome security system!! I bought this on Sat Nov 14th 2020. It's very easy to set up. The cameras are easy to plug in and set up and adjust. The picture quality is real good and clear even in night vision. The price is real good as well. All the features work and function very well. Even the face recognition is clear and good . I'm very pleased with this product. Awesome job Night Owl.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CL-D8P12-26Lsecurity system I got this system about a month ago and the weather was perfect for installation. I have to admit that I had a previous system that was another brand that was no longer working. Having that system allowed me to switch the lines really easily and replace the cameras. So set up for me was only about 1.5 hours. That being said, if you had to run all new lines and set it up from the start shouldn’t take you more than a couple hours. It is super easy and the step by step directions walk you through it. I quickly learned this system is much better than my previous system. Not to mention my other system did not have an app to use my phone with. The quality of the video are much better. I travel a lot for work and this system give me the freedom to be out there knowing my family is safe and I can access it from anywhere I am. Super excited to have this and would recommend to anyone looking for a security system like this.
Date published: 2020-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded system We upgraded our system from an older Night Owl DVR and cameras. The picture clarity and the ease of the software to make it mobile viewable was so much better than our old system. I was told that the old cameras and cables were not compatible but they actually were, which made it much easier to install because I didn't have to pull wires except for the cameras I added.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing features This night owl system is amazing I just finished installing it and the install went very easy it’s a super simple setup even with 12 channels the wiring is the hardest part and that’s all plug and play I love the features the massive hard drive and the camera resolution is great I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great product at a great price point
Date published: 2020-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Golf Course Safety We live on a golf course and found that we needed extra security around our detached garage, and iron fence that leads up to the balcony porch. We liked the other productswe have from Night Owl and wanted the security cameras to have the same quality and durability as the doorbell. Our electrician was able to use all six cameras with the sixty feet of wire included, and within a half day, all cameras were live and monitoring our property. We especiallylike that these are motion-detected and light up when activated. The hub DVR box controls the cameras, and were placed on a shelf in my husband's office. I like to have the availabilityof seeing all cameras live on my Iphone when I am at work. This enables me to see any delivery man that comes to our door,as well as any golfer who loes a strayball and comes onto our property to retrieve it. With Night Owl products, I know we are safe and secure, so that is a win-win for me!
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality security cameras, easy self install My current security system is a single camera so I have been looking for a good upgrade. When I had the opportunity to try the Night Owl 12 Channel 4K DP8 Series 2TB DVR system (comes with six cameras) I took it. Overall the system looks nice, has a clear picture, and was a pretty easy install if you don’t mind entering your attic. I do have a couple of issues that are more like personal opinions which I will address later. In the box – The camera system basically comes with everything you will need for install with the exception of any junction boxes or wall plates you may wish to use. That said you get the DVR itself, six cameras, an HMDI cable, an RJ45 cable, a mouse, six 60’ rolls of camera cable, and the power adapters/splitters. Everything was well packaged to protect from damage. Installation – While I will not go deep into details on my installation, suffice to say I installed mine at the tops of the walls where I wanted them and ran the cables through the soffits. The lengths of cable supplied should be sufficient for most homes if you plan out the install first. I chose to place the DVR in a central location in the house which just happened to coincide with the location of my router. I also decided to have the mouse and monitor (which you supply) located in another room. This was solved with a 32’ USB extension and a 50’ HDMI cable. As I am comfortable crawling through my attic the install was pretty easy, the hardest part was at the camera connections on the DVR as the screw on connectors are super close, but this could just be my big hands. Use – The DVR displays several different formats for the camera layout and the controls for LED, motion recording, continuous recording ETC are intuitive. The camera quality is good even with my less than 4k monitor. The camera will switch to black and white in absence of a light source and the built in LED spot lights seem to work ok but the range seems to be best within around 40’ of the cameras. Personally I just leave the LED spotlights off as the black and white seems to work well enough for the two cameras that are not in light. Final thoughts, this is an all around great camera system. If there are any drawbacks in my mind it is that the camera lack IR which nowadays is standard on most camera systems, and that the camera housings are plastic. My concern about the plastic housings is that where I live in Florida the sun seems to quickly destroy plastic, usually in a matter of a few years. Other than my couple of reservations this is a great product!
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome video images We finally decided to get a video security system, we did the research among 6 different brands and we decided in getting the the 8 cameras kit but it has capacity to installed 8 more, We will probably get another couple of cameras later down the road. Pristine images and very convinut to monitor from their app. We are happy we choose Night Owl at the end
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent system I bought this 2 weeks ago. The set up was simple plug and play. The most time spent was running the camera cables to their positions. The camera views are very clear and have a generous view of the area. I have recommended this system to 2 others already. I showed my friend the camera views on my phone and he ordered the same system the next day.
Date published: 2021-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular The Night Owl 8 Channel 1080p wired DVR is my first security device I have bought. I must say I am very pleased with them. Very easy to install both inside and outside cameras. The lights are super bright which makes me feel more secure. Plus these cameras have night vision and face recognition making it easier to identify something or someone.
Date published: 2020-11-17
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Would this be compatible with my 5mp cameras?

Asked by: jery

I want the camera in black not white please

Asked by: Pacholi

Trying to backup video to usb. Followed directions in manual. Get to last step and the status is "waiting" for a few minutes and then goes back to live mode. It never shows percentages. It never completes. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by: Amysc

What is the running watts?

Asked by: Dallas

I am considering running ethernet cable inside conduit with the adapter ends for a new system since I have to upgrade the cables. Will ethernet cable work on this system? Any specific requirements for ethernet cable I need to meet such as wire size,etc?

Asked by: Fred B

Once the cameras are mounted can we change the angle of the camera? (Move left or right)

Asked by: Litpa66

Whats the voltage output of the 2 camera power adapter?

Asked by: Aman1977

For the security system CL-D8P12-210L what is the FPS with all 12 cameras conected

Asked by: Chuckhnn

Do you offer any solutions to provide audio on the same channel as the cameras ?

Asked by: Securitybuff123

Can this system be controlled with a remote control? In my previous system, I had my smart home automatically change the channel to show which zone had detected motion. It accomplished this with a Harmony hub that controlled the system via an IR port.

Asked by: jw83

Is it possible to turn off the motion activated spotlight? (on model CL-D8P12-210L)

Asked by: Pretzelguy

Dose this 4k have 2 way or one way audio

Asked by: Austin2354

How many megapixels are the cameras?

Asked by: RVRV

Can I connect my 1080 p security cameras and my vdp2 cameras all on one DVR or do I have to use separate DVRs

Asked by: BigJuicey5
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