How to Install Night Owl Wired Security Cameras

How to Install Night Owl Wired Security Cameras – Overview

Night owl wired security camera package brings along a list of accessories. So, before you proceed with steps regarding how to install night owl wired security cameras, make sure you plan this ahead.

Your Night Owl wired security camera can easily be controlled locally via the included remote control or a USB mouse. To view the live feed remotely, you have to arrange a router with a good internet connection.

Points to ponder regarding how to install night owl wired security cameras

  • Please check and review all the provided safety and operational instructions beforehand
  • Refer to the user manual for any assistance regarding system function, navigation, and maintenance
  • Arrange all the required tools and components before proceeding with the installation process.
  • Installing a basic system won’t take much time, yet allow at least half an hour to let completely setup
  • Do not power in the camera until the appropriate connection has been established between the monitor and camera
  • Check and test the security camera near the DVR before installation

Contents of the security camera package

DVR:

  • 1 DVR with one DVR Power Supply 12V 2A
  • One Ethernet RJ45 Cable with 1 HDMI Video Cable
  • 1 Remote Control with 1 USB Mouse
  • Software CD Quick Setup Guide
  • Night Owl L / TL / P / WMC Series Manual

Camera:

The number of cameras in the package simply depends on the model number of the purchased device. Below is a lists of most commonly purchased camera models by Night owl

L Series / TL Series / WMC Series DVR with 4 Cameras

  • (4nos) Cameras (1 no) Camera Power Supply 12V 1.0A
  • (1 no) 1-to-4 Power Splitter Cable
  • (4 nos) Camera (video/power) Cable (60 ft)

L Series / TL Series DVR with 8 Cameras

  • (8 nos) Cameras
  • (2nos) Camera Power Supply 12V 1.0A
  • (2 nos) 1-to-4 Power Splitter Cable
  • (8 nos) Camera (video/power)
  • Cable (60 ft)

P Series DVR with 4 Cameras

  • (4 nos) Cameras
  • (1 no) Camera Power Supply 12V 1.5A
  • (1 no) 1-to-4 Power Splitter Cable
  • (4 nos) Camera (video/power)
  • Cable (60 ft)

P Series DVR with 6 Cameras

  • (6 nos) Cameras
  • (2 nos) Camera Power Supply 12V 1.5A
  • (2 nos) 1-to-4 Power Splitter Cable
  • (6 nos) Camera (video/power)
  • Cable (60 ft.)

P Series / WMC Series DVR with 8 Cameras

  • (8 nos) Cameras
  • (2 nos) Camera Power Supply 12V 1.5A
  • (2 nos) 1-to-4 Power Splitter Cable
  • (8 nos) Camera (video/power)
  • Cable (60 ft.)

The above components and accessories come inclusive of the camera kit. Besides that, you will also need the following items for the Night owl wired security camera installation purpose.

  • A Monitor or Tv with an HDMI or VGA input
  • Router/Modem with two vacant Ethernet cable inputs

The computer monitor also needs to be :

  • PC Mac OS X® 10.6 or above
  • IBM or Compatible Safari 5.0 and above
  • Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7 and Windows® 8

Recommended steps regarding how to install Night owl wired security cameras

Step 1. Connect the Night Owl DVR to a TV or Monitor

Before you proceed with the installation of Night owl wired security cameras, check your TV or monitor for the availability of  VGA or HDMI connecting inputs.  Once done, connect the TV or Monitor with either  VGA or HDMI cable to the identical connector on the DVR.

Afterward, gently connect the other end of the cable to the VGA or HDMI input on the TV or Monitor. Please note that VGA Cable is not included in the package so you have to purchase it separately.

Step 2: Connect the USB Mouse

Connect the provided USB mouse with the DVR while plugging into the USB port either on the back or front side of the DVR. Doing this, you can easily switch in between the on-screen menus during usage.

The default output mode in DVR is HDMI/VGA. If you have connected a BNC monitor, you may need to use remote control for the effective functioning of the system. Tap the SEL key twice and then press the 0 key to change the output to BNC in this case.

Step 3. Establishing a connection between the security camera and the DVR

You have to look for the 60-inch video extension cable in the package first. Afterward, watch out for the  DC power that sports the color identical to the cable. Gently plug in the yellow-colored BNC connector cable ( for video output from the Camera) and red male connector cable ( for power) to each security camera.

Once done, connect the other ends of the BNC cable (tagged as “To DVR Only”) into the provided video input ports available on the backside of the DVR.

Step 4. Power on the DVR, security cameras, and Monitor

Once you are through with the process mentioned above, carefully connect the other ends of the 60-inch video extension cable through the four-way power splitter provided in the kit. Plugin the single end of the same splitter to the power supply of the camera.

Afterward, generate a connection with a power socket by plugging in the camera power supply. As far as the DVR is concerned, connect the DVR power connector into the port available on the back panel of the DVR.

Once through, connect the DVR Power supply into a wall socket or a surge protector. While doing that, ensure that the TV or Monitor is powered on. You must now see the Night Owl logo on the TV screen followed by a live feed or start-up wizard. The security camera is ready for use.

Bottomline for how to install night owl wired security cameras

The steps related to how to install night owl wired security cameras is quite easy and straightforward. Yet, you must be really careful while establishing the connection between different devices and accessories. Refer to the user manual or call the Night owl customer support team for further assistance.

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