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    it says we need a dvr.. is that important and if it is, how much os that extras   (4 Answers)

    is the dvr expensive

    By mabel December 5, 2015.

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      Get the 1080 cameras- huge difference. The pkg I got is- 1 TB DVR / 4 cameras (8 slots) / internet viewable system is about $300 for all that, and expands to 8 cameras. I own it. Plug and play. I also called the place I bought from and got help with the IP internet stuff. Easy peasy. Now I watch all day on my celly, my desktops, and I can rewind and view 6 days of recorded time from 4 cameras. Our bad neighbors are knuckleheads and spend a lot of time in jails so... Awesome camera system to the rescue. I also see where cats are cruising my property and I can choose to feed them or block their entrance. Gets some cat5 cable and place your DVR anywhere. They are not on your LAN, it's wired. Photo shows cameras on porch.

      By CameraPerson March 25, 2016.

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      Is there an available app for this camera that will link to your smartphone? If so, which smartphones are compatible?   (2 Answers)

      By Chris November 4, 2015.

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        Chris I just purchased this system and yes it is compatible with all smart phone. I personally had a few problems with set up but customer service was very helpful and solved my problems.

        By Nick January 8, 2016.

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        do thay bring their own power cord   (3 Answers)

        By Frank April 13, 2016.

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          Good Afternoon. Each camera comes equipped with a 60 FT. BNC connection cable. Additionally you will receive a camera power adapter and 4 way power splitter. Thanks for choosing Night Owl.

          By Night Owl April 13, 2016.

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        Is there a monthly service cost for this system like there is with an ADT security systems?   (3 Answers)

        By Lovesown April 27, 2016.

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          Good Afternoon, Night Owl does not believe in charging its customers monthly service fees. Our system, remote viewing applications and remote viewing software are all free of monthly or hidden fees. Thanks for choosing Night Owl.

          By Night Owl April 30, 2016.

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        I really need to know   (2 Answers)

        Are these cameras water proof when they are out side.

        By Anonymous March 21, 2016.

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          Good Afternoon. No, the cameras included with your system are not water proof (meaning they cannot be submerged under water). However, all Night Owl cameras are weather proof (meaning they can withstand dirt debris and jets of water). If you will be placing your cameras outside, Night Owl strongly recommends placing them under an eave or awning to maximize their life span. If you leave them too exposed to the elements, they will only last a short time. Thanks for choosing Night Owl.

          By Night Owl March 22, 2016.

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        Is this camera wired or wireless? The connection info is missing.   (2 Answers)

        By Sandtrap June 3, 2016.

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          These cameras are wired.

          By CommunityAnswer June 3, 2016.

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          Are these 1080p?   (2 Answers)

          By Scubadiver42 April 21, 2016.

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          how does it get power or do i have to plug them in   (2 Answers)

          By tractor April 6, 2016.

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            You have to plug them in. It comes with one camera power adapter and one four way camera power splitter.

            By DxAL6200 August 5, 2016.

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            What kind of router do I need to plug these cameras in? Can I just use any router? I don't need to record just need to be able to see what's coming and going   (1 Answer)

            By J26d69 May 6, 2017.

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              You plug the cameras in the DVR, and the DVR connects to a router. Also, yes, you can connect it to any router, as long as you have internet access going to it, you should be able to access the cameras remotely via phone app / desktop app.

              By John May 22, 2017.

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            Can you be out of town or overseas and still view the camera through the app on your phone?   (2 Answers)

            By Anonymous April 27, 2016.

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              Yes as long as you have the system connected to the internet. I'm able to check my cameras from work and was really nice is if you have notifications on you get an alert on your phone when it detects movement

              By Samsung October 19, 2016.

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