Night Owl HD
Poor connection. The device "connects" 99 percent of the time, but it never connects unless I am at work and connected to the same wi-fi network. A second system was purchased by me, which I regret. Do not buy this system if you have concerns about your office or home security. This system will frustrate and anger you. Customers service is rated 0 because it is worse than their system and completely useless.
App SUCKS. It doesn't work most of the time, and even when techs are available they don't have time to fix it. It doesn't seem to work. I must uninstall the app and then reinstall it again. To get this ridiculous thing to work, I had to repeatedly restart my phone and force it to quit. The cameras work well, my WiFi works, but the app is false advertising. I would not recommend it or use it if it wasn't necessary.
Frustrating! It sometimes works with Android, but most of the time it does not. You are always screwed if there's an update. The app is not very user-friendly. The whole idea is to be able to rest easy knowing that your security cameras and system are working. It can cause anxiety and even panic if it isn't working properly. The next system will be to check Android reviews. We won't repeat this error. The system has been in place for five years.
Update: Followed developers' suggestions. No changes. Cleared cache and data once. Doesn't work anymore. The app won't connect 100% of the times. Device, ethernet and wifi all work great. No problems with monitor connected directly to the device. The app is working. It is the right app. This company is horrible and their tech support is terrible. They tell me that I need to purchase a new phone after I have done everything asked.
It worked fine up until the latest update. It won't reconnect for half of the time. It will connect for less than one day if I remove it and then reinstall. Update: I am now 2 years old and have already done all that tech told me to. App shows the model, but it will not show 4 cameras. My system has 4 cameras. App will not connect. It seems that I can sell the system and switch to another brand. I'd give zero stars if I could.
I have not been able connect to my cameras for weeks.. Nothing. The screen then turns to white and displays an "application encountered an execting, please leave" message. It also drains your battery, even when you close the app.
App doesn't work. It won't allow me to connect. Both scan and IP/domain failed to connect. The resolution is great, but I purchased the system to allow me to remotely monitor my home with my phone. The system is not recommended if your interests are the same as mine.
It rarely works. It works great when it does. However, most times you can't connect to your DVR. While I can connect to my DVR with a strong wifi signal, there are still issues. I have had the night-owl system for 4 years. The cameras are great, but the remote viewing claims about the camera's performance seem almost fraudulent. I've only seen remote viewing for one year. The other three years were spent trying to get connected. Please fix all bugs, you have plenty of time.
It works well for most common tasks. The app is great for viewing basic Night Owl HD security cameras. It sometimes doesn't connect automatically to your device, so go to the device manager to select it. It does what it's supposed to, but the UI design is not intuitive and it doesn't seem dynamic.
Since over 3.5 years, I have had my Night Owl system. It has never had any problems. It is great for watching live feeds. It's best to not play or review past recordings until you return to your device. The app freezes up, and you won't be able to playback. The problem is not with my internet speed. The same issue has occurred on multiple mobile devices. I need an app for Chromebook.
It was amazing when I installed it on my phone. It allowed me to monitor my home from anywhere I was without any hassle. The app is not working right now. It disconnects within minutes of connecting if it does not connect. This app is not worth the effort. Although the equipment works well, it can be difficult to keep an eye on your home from afar and could cause problems. It is not something I would recommend to anybody.
Amazing app! It has HD and low-definition for faster viewing. It only works 75% of time. The app will start and all other cameras will not be accessible. Even when the cell signal strength is excellent. Although the app indicates that it's connected, I am certain it isn’t.
This app has had a terrible experience. Night Owl products overall are decent value for money, so that's not a problem. But this app is utter rubbish. It's only been two months since it was installed on my smartphone. I have only used it for three days. I don't know what developer is doing but it seems like he/she doesn't care much about the app. I am using the app on a Samsung Galaxy S6. I have problems with connecting to my DVR. The message I keep seeing is "Connect Fail" and "Disconnected". As I was previously connected, there is nothing wrong in my network connection.
The app was supposed to allow us to monitor the system, but the apps rarely work. The video stops playing when it connects (which can take forever). Recorded video doesn't play at all. The app doesn't seem to compress or remove any frames from the dvr when you fast-forward. It just does it in its own way. The app is so bad that I wouldn't have purchased another brand if I knew. Continue waiting...
The cameras and the app have been with me for several years. If I had the chance to go back in time and choose another brand, it would be! It stops working, so you need to reconnect the app and instruct it to start sending notifications. It's impossible to play HD video, replay recordings or turn on the DVR. I haven't been able to get it to connect for the past two days. Update: The app was uninstalled and reinstalled. It worked fine for one day.
Follow below steps to download and install Night Owl HD app for Desktop
First, download and install an Android emulator software to your Laptop.
Run the emulator software and open Google play store to install Night Owl HD
Now, you will be able to setup and run Night Owl HD on your Computer via the emulator.
To troubleshoot any errors that you come across while installing the Android emulator software, you can go through the software’s official website.