Night Owl Security System: Why Is the Green Light On?

If you’re wondering why the green light is on your Night Owl Security System, there could be a few reasons. Let’s explore some troubleshooting steps to help you understand and resolve this issue.

Key Takeaways:

  • The green light on your Night Owl Security System could indicate various issues.
  • Common causes include power problems, network connection issues, and outdated firmware.
  • To troubleshoot power issues, verify the power supply and check the outlet.
  • For network connection issues, check the Internet status light and Ethernet cable.
  • Upgrading the firmware may help resolve the issue.
  • If troubleshooting doesn’t work, reach out to Night Owl’s technical support for assistance.

Gateway Power Issues

If you’re seeing a green light on your Night Owl Security System, one possible cause could be that the gateway is not powering on. To troubleshoot this issue, follow these steps:

  1. Verify that you are using the provided Night Owl power supply.
  2. Check if the power outlet the supply is connected to is working properly by testing it with another device.
  3. If the LED on the gateway turns on when connected to a laptop using the provided USB cable, the issue may be with the power supply.
  4. If the LED does not turn on, further investigation is needed.

If the power supply is the culprit, you may need to consider replacing it or contacting Night Owl’s technical support for assistance. Remember to always use the original Night Owl power supply to avoid any compatibility issues.

Common LED Status Indicators

LED Color Status
Green The gateway is powered on and functioning properly.
Red There is a power issue with the gateway.
Off The gateway is not receiving any power.

Understanding the LED status indicators can help you diagnose power-related issues with your Night Owl Security System. By following the troubleshooting steps and referring to the LED status table, you can determine the cause of the green light and take appropriate action.

Gateway Network Connection Issues

In order to troubleshoot the green light issue on your Night Owl Security System, it’s important to consider network connection issues as a potential cause. Here are some steps you can take to address this problem:

1. Check the Internet Status Light: Start by checking the Internet status light on your gateway. If the light is not green, it indicates that there may be a connectivity problem. In this case, try power cycling the gateway by disconnecting the power source, waiting for a few seconds, and then reconnecting it. Check the Internet status light again to see if it turns green. If it doesn’t, move on to the next step.

2. Verify Ethernet Cable Connection: Ensure that the Ethernet cable is properly connected to both the gateway and your AP/Router/Modem. Sometimes, a loose or faulty connection can prevent the green light from turning on. Try disconnecting and reconnecting the cable to ensure a secure connection. If you have access to a different Ethernet cable, you can also try using it as a troubleshooting step.

3. Test Internet Connection: To further troubleshoot network connectivity, connect a device (such as a laptop or smartphone) directly to your AP/Router/Modem using an Ethernet cable. Once connected, try accessing a webpage to see if you have a working Internet connection. If you’re able to browse the web without any issues, it indicates that the problem may be specific to your gateway. If the connection does not work, you may need to contact your Internet service provider for assistance.

If the above steps do not resolve the green light issue, you can try performing a factory reset of your gateway. However, please note that a factory reset will erase any customized settings and configurations, so it should be considered as a last resort. Refer to the user manual or contact Night Owl’s technical support for specific instructions on how to perform a factory reset.

Issue Troubleshooting Steps
Internet Status Light is not green Power cycle the gateway, check Ethernet cable, test Internet connection
Ethernet cable connection issues Verify cable connection, try using a different cable
No Internet connection Connect a device directly to AP/Router/Modem, test Internet connectivity

By following these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to identify and resolve network connection issues that may be causing the green light to be on. If you continue to experience difficulties, don’t hesitate to reach out to Night Owl’s technical support team for further assistance.

Firmware Upgrades

Gateway Firmware Upgrade

When troubleshooting the green light issue on your Night Owl Security System, it’s essential to consider the firmware of your gateway. Outdated firmware can sometimes cause problems, so it’s crucial to ensure that you have the latest version installed.

To upgrade the firmware on your gateway, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that your gateway has a stable and reliable Internet connection. A poor or intermittent connection can interrupt the firmware update process and cause complications.
  2. Access the Night Owl Security System’s official website or support portal to locate the latest firmware version available for your specific gateway model.
  3. Download the firmware file from the website and save it to your computer.
  4. Connect your computer to the gateway using an Ethernet cable.
  5. Access the gateway’s administrative interface by typing its IP address into your web browser.
  6. Navigate to the Firmware Upgrade section in the administrative interface. This section may be labeled differently depending on your gateway model.
  7. Locate the firmware upgrade option and select the file you downloaded earlier.
  8. Initiate the firmware upgrade process and wait for it to complete. Avoid unplugging the power or disrupting the connection during the upgrade.
  9. Once the upgrade is finished, the gateway may reboot automatically. If it does not, restart it manually.

After completing these steps, your gateway should be running the latest firmware version. This will ensure optimal performance and may resolve any issues related to the green light on your Night Owl Security System.

Important Note:

Before initiating a firmware upgrade, it’s crucial to ensure that you have a strong and stable Internet connection. A weak or unreliable connection can lead to incomplete or failed firmware updates, which can cause further complications or even render your gateway inoperable.

Common Issues with Firmware Upgrades Possible Solutions
The firmware upgrade process fails or gets interrupted. Retry the upgrade process, making sure to follow the instructions carefully. If the issue persists, try rebooting the gateway and attempting the upgrade again.
The gateway becomes unresponsive after the firmware upgrade. Perform a power cycle on the gateway by unplugging it from the power source, waiting for a few minutes, and then plugging it back in. If the issue persists, contact Night Owl’s technical support for further assistance.


In conclusion, troubleshooting the green light on your Night Owl Security System can help you identify and resolve various issues. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can effectively troubleshoot power problems, network connection issues, and firmware upgrades.

If you have tried the troubleshooting steps and are still experiencing difficulties, don’t hesitate to seek assistance from our technical support team. We are here to help you with any challenges you may encounter while using your Night Owl Security System.

Remember, we understand the importance of keeping your security system running smoothly and providing you with peace of mind. With our expertise and commitment to customer satisfaction, we will work with you to address any concerns and find the best possible solution.