Digital Watchdog VMAX Core Series 8-Channel 1080p AHD DVR with 12TB HDD

Digital Watchdog VMAX Core Series 8-Channel 1080p AHD DVR with 12TB HDD

Digital Watchdog VMAX Core Series 8-Channel 1080p AHD DVR with 12TB HDD


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Product Highlights

  • Connect Up to 8 Cameras
  • 1080p Recording and Playback
  • 12TB HDD for Storage
  • H.264 Video Compression
  • Audio Input and Output
  • HDMI and VGA Video Output
  • 4 Sensor Inputs and 1 Alarm Output
  • Mobile Application for iOS & Android
  • OSD Control via Coax (UTC)
  • Audio Input and Output
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Digital Watchdog DW-VAC8 overview

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The VMAX Core Series 8-Channel 1080p AHD DVR from Digital Watchdog offers real-time HD monitoring and recording with 1080p resolution at 120 fps from up to eight cameras. It features AHD (Analog High Definition) technology to transmit 1080p video using existing coaxial infrastructure. Additionally, RG59 cables provide transmission distances of up to 1475' for surveillance systems on large properties or in commercial settings.


The DVR has one SATA HDD bay and comes with 12TB of included storage. The recorder also offers free DDNS, Event Push notifications via mobile app, an audio input and output, four sensor inputs and one alarm output, all controlled from the popular VMAX user interface.

Full HD output for live video and playback display
Pathfinder auto port forwarding
Records up to 240 fps at 720p and 120 fps at 1080p resolution
AHD technology allows transmission of 1080p video over existing coax installations
RG59 cables provide a transmission distance of up to 1,475'
Monitor and record up to eight HD 1080p cameras
Pivot Pro CMS
Mobile application for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
Mac compatible remote software
True HD and VGA output
1 audio input and 1 audio output
4 sensor inputs and 1 alarm output
Email event notifications with JPEG and AVI
Supports DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System)
Web-based client with multi-user access
Advanced H.264 Linux embedded DVR
Provides live viewing, playback, recording, backup, and network connection
DVR health check with email notification
DVR calculation and auto recording configuration
Help menu on major functions
Watermark images (digital signature verification)
NTP (Network Time Protocol)
Screen saver to protect monitor screen
Import/export configuration between multiple DVRs
USB mouse and graphical user interface control
In the Box
Digital Watchdog VMAX Core Series 8-Channel 1080p AHD DVR with 12TB HDD
  • 12 VDC Power Adapter & Cable
  • IR Remote Control
  • USB Mouse
  • 2 x Terminal Block
  • 2 x Rubber Mount
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Digital Watchdog DW-VAC8 specs

    Compression Algorithm Video: H.264
    Audio: ADPCM
    HDD Bay 1 x SATA HDD
    Operating System Embedded Linux
    Video Input 8 channels
    Live Display NTSC/ PAL: 240/200 fps
    Screen Mode VGA, HDMI, & Spot
    Video Output Monitor:
    2 x Main monitor (Composite, VGA, and True HD output)
    1 x Spot monitor (Composite)
    Video Output Resolution 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1920 x 1080 (selectable)
    Recording Speed NTSC/PAL:
    352 x 240/288 (CIF): 240/200 fps
    960 x 480/576 (960H): 240/200 fps
    1280 x 720 (HD): 240/200 fps
    1920 x 1080 (HD): 120/100 fps
    Recording Resolution 1080p Input: 1920 x 1080 / 720 x 480 / 720 x 240 / 352 x 240
    720p Input: 1280 x 720 / 720 x 480 / 720 x 240 / 352 x 240
    Analog SD Input: 960 x 480/576, 720 x 480/576, 720 x 240/288, 352 x 240/288
    Recording Modes Continuous, C+M, C+S, scheduled, sensor & motion detection recording
    Pre-alarm recording, emergency recording, quick backup
    Playback Speed x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32
    Playback Channel 1, 4, 9 & 16 channel at 1080p (1920 x 1080)
    Function Intelli-Search by Time Bar, Calendar (Date & Time) and Event Search
    Audio Input / Output 1-channel / 1-channel
    Sensor Input / Alarm Output 4-channel / 1-channel
    PTZ Control Virtual joy-stick control by mouse 1 x RS-485 interface
    Pan / Tilt / Zoom / Focus / Iris by keyboard
    Verification TCP and USB-serial interface
    LAN 1 x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45) - Fixed IP, DHCP & DDNS
    Remote Software Configuration Pivot Pro, web client, mobile client for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets
    Backup Device Local backup by USB ODD, network backup by CMS, file upload to FTP server
    System Recovery Management Solution Auto-reboot and journaling file system
    Firmware Upgrade FTP, USB
    Backup USB, CMS
    System Front button, IR remote controller, USB mouse
    Power 12 VDC, 36 W, 3 A
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
    Operating Humidity 20 to 90% RH
    Certification CE, FCC, WEEE, RoHS
    Dimensions 10.4 x 9.6 x 1.7" (26.4 x 24.5 x 4.4 cm)

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