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Model # DVR-FTD4-81

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12-Channel (8 Wired, 4 Wi-Fi) 2K 1 TB DVR Recorder

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  • Innovative 2-way audio technology with easy upgrade
  • Private and secure data with free local storage to 1TB hard drive
  • Add up to 8 wired BNC cameras and 4 compatible Wi-Fi devices
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About This Product

Experience unparalleled security and peace of mind with our new 2K 2-Way Audio DVR - an innovative solution designed to make your life easier when it matters most. When challenges arise, you can trust our advanced security system to provide reliable protection and effortless communication. Upgrade your outdated DVR system with 2-Way Audio, using your existing cabling, by simply swapping out your current DVR and cameras (sold separately). No system in place? No problem! Our 2K 2-Way Audio DVR offers a straightforward installation process, allowing you to quickly set up the recorder and add compatible wired and wireless devices. With our intuitive mobile app, you can listen and talk to anyone on your property, creating a seamless connection between you and your surroundings. Rest assured that important events will never slip by, as our system sends key alerts directly to your mobile device, notifying you of significant arrivals and departures. Plus, all recordings and personal data are securely stored on the recorder's hard drive (not included with all models), ensuring exclusive access and complete privacy without any additional costs.Boost your viewing area and optimize your security setup by adding compatible wired, Wi-Fi IP and doorbell cameras to your recorder. Stay connected and easily access your recordings through our free mobile app for both iOS and Android smart devices - all without any subscription fees.


  • 2-way audio communication: innovative 2-way audio lets you communicate with anyone as they approach your cameras (sold separately), easily upgrade your outdated DVR system using your current cabling, or the cables we provide, to start seeing and hearing what is going on
  • Immediate alerts for fast response: instantly receive key alerts to your mobile device when your cameras (sold separately) detect humans and vehicles as they arrive and depart
  • Free mobile app with no hidden fees: our security is designed for your mobile lifestyl, easily access your system from anywhere with zero post-purchase fees or hidden costs
  • Private Data with Secured Connection: Your privacy matters. All recordings and data are stored on your recorder's hard drive (not included with all models) via a secure wired connection (CCTV) with no Internet required. You control who has access to your data.
  • Maximize your security coverage: need more coverage for your home or busines , easily add our compatible wired, Wi-Fi IP and doorbell cameras to your recorder to boost your viewing area (maximum number of cameras will vary by model)
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Product Information

Internet # 326796842

Model # DVR-FTD4-81

Store SKU # 1010268448


Dimensions: H 3.94 in, W 10.83 in, D 15.15 in


Product Depth (in.)

15.15 in

Product Height (in.)

3.94 in

Product Width (in.)

10.83 in


Color Family



Accepts Additional Cameras, Audio Alert/Siren, Audio Recording, Programmable, Visual Alert


Cables, DVR, Ethernet Cable, Mouse, Power Cord

Maximum Record Time (hrs)


Number of Channels

12 Channel

Power Options

Hardwired, Plug-in

Power Source


Power Source


Product Weight (lb.)

4.6 lb

Recording Storage


Remote Access

Remote Access

Requires Hub?

No Hub Required



Smart Home

Smart Home Enabled

Smart Home Protocol

Proprietary Protocol

Storage Capacity Supported


Voice Control Hub Required

No Hub Required for Voice Control

Works With

Google, Google Assistant

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

FCC Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year

Questions & Answers

Q:what recorder do i need for fed-4 series cameras (8)
by|Nov 10, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  We would like to provide you with some advanced support. Please email sales@nightowlsp.com at your convenience, providing your name, contact information, best time of day to reach you and a brief description of the cameras. One of our internal advanced support agents will promptly reach out. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Night Owl SP Digital Team

by|Nov 13, 2023
    Q:Does it support 5G
    by|Sep 21, 2023
    1 Answer
    Answer This Question

    A:  The recoreder must be connected to a Router or Modem using the included ethernet cable to access your system online.

    by|Sep 27, 2023
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      Customer Reviews

      4.2 out of 5

      • 4.2 out of 65 reviews
      • 80% recommend this product
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      Great security cameras
      In the beginning of trying to find the best system was difficult. Trying to find which one would best suit me but also be affordable. I'm now on my 3rd night owl system at my house. I've had cameras on my house now for 10 years. So I've had to upgrade a few times but that's the only reason I've gone through 3 systems. I'm currently in the process of buying my first wireless system for my business. If I could give 10 stars I would every time they bring out something new is top of the line. All the add on parts make night owl unbeatable. I would recommend night owl to everyone if it's where you just want one camera to only see a live view to having 18 cameras inside and outside of your home or business.
        • Recommended
        Great Value!
        I have had the system for about 3 weeks now. This is my 3rd Night Owl system I have purchased. The picture quality is great for the price point. I can’t speak to the longevity yet. Hopefully this will last as long as the last system. The app could use a little work as sometimes I have to back out and reboot the app to get it to respond. Overall I am very pleased
        Response from Customer SupportMay 5, 2022
        Thank you for your loyalty...that is awesome and appreciated! Thank you for being a Night Owl customer and for the feedback!
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended
        Nice system
        I bought this about 2 weeks ago to replace a NightOwl system that was several years old and the cameras stopped working. 6 cameras are nice and the added feature of adding 4 wireless cameras is a nice plus. The new cameras have one drawback, namely they are hard to position; they do not have the mobility of the previous cameras. In order to get an upright video I needed to create several wooden bases in order for camera to point in the correct direction. The images are great at 1080. The verbal command (optional) is poor quality--a very scratchy "Smile, you're being recorded"; difficult to understand. The remote viewing app for my phone and ipad works well once you get used to it. I had some trouble getting it to work. It occasionally lost connection and I needed to log out then log back in, but overall it works well. I like the new, improved software for identifying saved clips and playing them back. This works better on phone/ipad than on the DVD from my monitor. Overall a very good system and much improved over my previous NightOwl system. I was able to use my existing BNC cable which made installation much easier.
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended
        Satisfied with purchase
        The DVR is working great. Only have one negative comment. The unit supports 10 cameras. I am using 6. I cannot find a way to disable the other 4 unused cameras and they fill one third of the TV screen with unused blank camera spaces. Other than that a good security system.
        • Verified Purchase
        • Recommended
        • Verified Purchase
        great system
        very easy setup for beginners especially. instructions are clear and easy to understand. great picture, crystal clear. sucks that you can’t speak into it or even hear but good picture.
          • Recommended
          Sends too many notifications
          Don’t waste your money on these cameras unless you want a lot of notifications of your tire’s. Hardly records when there is human in front of the camera but send you back to back every minute on the minute notifications of insignificant things like a back bumper or a back tires . Not worth it find better cameras
            Good product
            Easy to install and update only issue is getting in touch with someone still waiting for a call back since need to add 2 more cameras.
            • Verified Purchase
            • Recommended
            Great resolution crystal clear night vision
            I have had my Lorex system for about two and a half years now, and I had to replace four cameras due to the mounts and arms breaking. The DVR is great, but cameras are expensive. I do install camera systems for my customers, and now I can no longer recommend Lorex systems. The Night Owl system is a great system, the only thing I do not like is most of the programing and set up is done through the app.
            • Verified Purchase
            • Recommended
            Works great
            The cameras work really great. The system is easy to setup. This is the third system that I purchased from night owl and they all are still working great.
            • Verified Purchase
            • Recommended
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