Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 Series Universal HD 4-Channel 960H DVR with 1TB HDD

Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 Series Universal HD 4-Channel 960H DVR with 1TB HDD

Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 Series Universal HD 4-Channel 960H DVR with 1TB HDD

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  • Connect Up to 4 Cameras
  • Up to 960H Recording Resolution
  • 1TB Preinstalled HDD
  • H.264 Video Compression
  • Audio Input and Output
  • 10 Simultaneous Users
  • Up to 120 fps at Up to 1080p
  • HD, Spot & VGA Video Output
  • 2 x USB 2.0 & 1 x RS-485
  • Apple & Android Apps for Mobile Use
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Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 overview

  • 1Description

Compatible with analog signal and all HD analog video systems, the VMAX A1 Series Universal HD 4-Channel 960H DVR from Digital Watchdog can support up to 1920 x 1080p resolution at 30 fps over BNC cabling. The DVR can be connected to 4 cameras simultaneously, and it features an audio input and output as well as a sensor input and an alarm output for adding other surveillance devices to your system. An HD, spot, and VGA video output allow you to display video in high-definition resolutions on an HDTV or HD monitor, and an RS-485 interface provides support for keyboard and PTZ control. Two USB 2.0 ports enable you to navigate the device with a USB mouse and easily transfer data to an external storage device such as a computer or NAS.

The DVR features an Ethernet connection for connecting the recorder to a network, offering remote viewing through an Apple or Android mobile application. The device can be accessed by up to 10 users at once, and each viewer can simultaneously view live video, playback recordings, and configure the DVR. When connected to the network, you can also receive event notifications to your mobile device via email, text, or Pivot CMS. The DVR comes with up to 1TB of storage, and it uses a SATA-II / SATA-III hard drive for housing your internal storage. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) offers easy setup and operation, and the package includes an IR remote control and power cabling for additional convenience.

Universal HD DVR records all HD analog formats and all analog to 960H
Real time 30 fps recording up to 1080p
Support up to 3MP HD analog cameras (limited support)
Pivot central management software (up to 128 channels)
Event camera group recording
Mobile application for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android smartphones and tablets, and Apple TV
MAC compatible remote ACS software
VMAX 2.0 intuitive graphical user interface (GUI)
OSD and PTZ control via coax (UTC)
Signal hybrid – detects any camera at any input automatically
TrueHD Output
HDD calculation and auto recording configuration
Event notifications via email, text, and Pivot CMS
Advanced H.264 embedded DVR
Simultaneous live view, playback, record, backup, network, and configuration
Digital spot monitoring output at D1 resolution
DDNS service
Easy web-based client with multi-user access
Help menu for major functions
UPC: 813379016066
In the Box
Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 Series Universal HD 4-Channel 960H DVR with 1TB HDD
  • 12 VDC Adaptor Power Cable
  • USB Mouse and Screws
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 specs

    Video Input 4 channels
    Video Signals Analog signal up to 960H, all HD analog
    Frame Rate Max: 30 fps
    Resolution All HD analog 720p, 1080p, and 3MP (limited support) and all analog resolutions up to 960H
    Video Output HD Output, spot Output (D1 display resolution), VGA
    Audio 1 x input
    1 x output
    Codec: PCM
    Alarm 1 x sensor input
    1 x output
    Operating System Embedded Linux
    Serial 1 x RS-485 for keyboard and PTZ control
    2 x USB 2.0 ports
    Menu Display Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    Control IR remote control, USB mouse
    Screen Display 1, 4 sequence
    Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080p, 1280 x 1024, 1024 x 768
    Compression H.264
    Recording Modes Schedule, event, panic, continuous, pre & post event, motion, recording configuration per channel
    Pre Recording 1 to 5 seconds
    Post Recording 5 to 15 seconds
    Recording Rate Up to 120 fps total at up to 1080p
    Up to 80 fps total at 3 MP
    Recording Resolution All HD analog 720p, 1080p, and 3 MP (limited support) and all analog resolutions up to 960H
    Playback Rate Up to 120 fps total at up to 1080p
    Up to 80 fps total at 3 MP
    Playback Resolution All HD analog 720p, 1080p, and 3 MP (limited support) and all analog resolutions up to 960H
    Fast Forward Functions: x1/16, x1/8, x1/4, x1/2, x1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32
    Playback Functions First data, Last data, Date / time, Record table, Calendar, Bookmark, System log
    HDD Interface 1 x SATA-II / SATA-III HDD
    Storage Includes: 1 TB
    Capacity: Up to 8 TB (1 HDD x 8 TB)
    External Storage USB flash drive and USB HDD
    Health Reporting / Notifications HDD: Temperature, S.M.A.R.T. with email notifications
    Additional Features
    Camera Color Control: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue
    Digital Zoom Live and playback
    Software Upgrade USB flash drive, network upgrade, FTP remote upgrade
    Mobile Client OS Platform Mobile App for Apple & Android smartphones & tablets
    Channel Covert: Live and playback
    Network Connection 1 x Ethernet (Gigabit 10/100/1000 Gb/s)
    User Connections Maximum: 10 simultaneous connections
    Transmission Speed Up to 120 fps total at up to 1080p
    Up to 80 fps total at 3 MP
    Protocols Static, DDNS, DHCP, UPnP, RTSP
    Web Viewer Live, playback, and configuration up to 10 multiple connections
    Client Monitoring Software: MAC (Apple software), Pivot (CMS software)
    Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
    Operating Humidity <80% (non-condensing)
    Power Requirement 12 VDC
    Power Consumption 24 W, 2 A
    Dimensions 11 x 9.7 x 1.9" (28 x 24.5 x 4.8 cm)
    Weight 5.4 lb (2.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 12.7 x 4.9"

    Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 reviews

    VMAX A1 Series Universal HD 4-Channel 960H DVR with 1TB HDD is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to program and the support is the best This is my second units that I have installed and wouldn't use anything else. I had bought an unknown brand and could not set up correctly. The export feature is easy.
    Date published: 2017-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 This unit finally solves a long-standing problem I have had in finding a DVR that runs exclusively through a local router without the need to connect to the internet.� Other units require an internet connection and will not work in a stand-alone mode.� Live-view works smoothly and review mode is intuitive.� The only criticism I might have is that the images in live-view mode are a bit distorted horizontally in about a 20:9 presentation.
    Date published: 2017-12-15
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