Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 Series 16-Channel 1080p Analog HD DVR with 2TB HDD

Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 Series 16-Channel 1080p Analog HD DVR with 2TB HDD

Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 Series 16-Channel 1080p Analog HD DVR with 2TB HDD

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Product Highlights

  • Analog, TVI, and AHD Compatible
  • Connect Up to 16 Cameras
  • 1080p at 30 fps Recording/Playback
  • 2TB Preinstalled HDD
  • H.264 Video Compression
  • Audio Input and Output
  • 10 Simultaneous Users
  • HDMI and VGA Video Output
  • RS-485 for PTZ Control
  • iOS and Android Apps for Mobile Use
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Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 overview

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Compatible with analog video systems, the VMAX A1 Series 16-Channel 1080p Analog HD DVR from Digital Watchdog can support up to 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30 fps over BNC cabling. The DVR can be connected to 16 cameras simultaneously and features an audio input and output, as well as a sensor input and output for adding other surveillance devices to your system. HDMI and VGA video outputs allow you to display video in high-definition resolutions on an HDTV or monitor, and an RS-485 interface provides support for PTZ cameras and controllers. A USB 2.0 port and a USP 3.0 port enable you to navigate the device with a USB mouse and 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 iOS or Android mobile application. The device can be accessed by up to 10 users at once, and each viewer can simultaneously view live video, play back 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 2TB of storage, and can house a SATA-II or SATA-III hard drive. A Graphical User Interface (GUI) offers easy setup and operation. An optional IR remote control is available for purchase separately.

Compatible with all analog HD resolutions
Pivot central management software (up to 128 channels)
Mobile application for iOS and Android smart phones and tablets
Mac compatible remote ACS software
Intuitive graphical user interface (GUI)
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
1 audio input and 1 audio output
1 sensor input and 1 relay output
Comes with simple DDNS service
Easy web-based client with multi-user access
Help menu for major functions
Auto and manual firmware upgrades available
UPC: 813379016172
In the Box
Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 Series 16-Channel 1080p Analog HD DVR with 2TB HDD
  • 12 VDC Adapter and Power Cable
  • USB Mouse and Screws
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 specs

    Video Input 16 channels
    Video Signals Analog signal up to 960H and Analog HD
    Frame Rate Analog HD: 3840 x 2160, 2560 x 1960, 2048 x 1536, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720
    Analog: 700 TVL
    Resolution 1920 x 1080, 960 x 480, 960 x 240, 480 x 240
    Video Output 1 x HDMI
    1 x 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 PTZ camera and controller
    USB 1 x USB 2.0
    1 x USB 3.0
    Menu Display Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    Control IR remote control (available separately)
    USB mouse
    Screen Display 1, 4, 9, 16 sequence
    Screen Resolution 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 1024, 1024 x 768
    Compression H.264
    Recording Modes Schedule, Event, Time-lapse, Continuous, Pre & post event, Motion, Recording configuration per channel
    Pre-Recording 1 to 5 seconds
    Post Recording 5 to 15 seconds
    Recording Rate 480 fps at up to 1080p
    320 fps at 3 MP
    192 fps at 5 MP
    Recording Resolution Analog Cameras: 720p, 1080p, 3 MP, 5 MP cameras
    Standard Analog Cameras: Up to 960H
    Playback Rate 480 fps at up to 1080p
    320 fps at 3 MP
    192 fps at 5 MP
    Playback Resolution Analog Cameras: 720p, 1080p, 3 MP, 5 MP cameras
    Standard Analog Cameras: 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 or SATA-III HDD
    Storage Includes: 2 TB
    Maximum: Up to 8 TB
    External Storage USB flash drive, 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
    Software Upgrade USB flash drive, network upgrade, FTP remote upgrade
    Mobile OS Support Mobile App for Apple & Android smart phones & 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 480 fps at up to 1080p
    320 fps at 3 MP
    192 fps at 5 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 60 W, 5 A
    Dimensions 11.02 x 9.65 x 1.89" (280 x 245 x 48 mm)
    Weight 9.83 lb (4.45 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.7 x 17.0 x 6.4"

    Digital Watchdog VMAX A1 reviews

    VMAX A1 Series 16-Channel 1080p Analog HD DVR with 2TB HDD is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It does the job, but still on the fence I purchased this DVR as a replacement to my night DVR that had a hard drive failure and would not work anymore. I did a lot of research on DVR's and decided that this would be a good replacement. The hardware that this has is what sold me. Good quality unit, hard drive (WD Purple), fan mounted inside exterior wall, good ventilation, good design. Hook up was very easy, plug and play. The exception was that my TV would not support the output format with HDMI cable. I had to hook up PC cable to get video and then try to find the output resolution that the HDMI input would support. The software on this unit almost made me send the unit back and purchase something else. I downloaded and printed the user manual. Between the manual and the onscreen menu, I attempted to setup the DVR to my network so I could access it via phone app and computer. This is where the difficulties made me pull my hair out. My Night Owl was so mush easier. On it I just scanned the QR code from my phone and the connection was done, 30 seconds and I could see my cameras on my phone. With the DW Vmax, I spent about 6 hours over 3 nights and called in my go to IT expert. Another 3 hours with him and we finally got it figured out. We had to find the internet IP address along with lots of other settings that the user manual did not clearly explain. This unit does have a feature to Email notifications of motion detection from cameras, along with notifications regarding the health of the DVR itself, such as video loss, hard drive full, etc. I was very disappointed in the motion detected Email notification. All it does is send an email stating motion detected on camera #x. The problem is that I would get an email with motion detected about 100 or more times. In comparison, my old Night Owl system would send a jpeg picture of the motion that I could look at and see if I needed to review the footage. Not completely happy, but like I said it does do the job. Software could be more user friendly.
    Date published: 2017-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely would buy another DW DVR This is an amazing DVR that is easy to setup and easy to operate. We had a Digital Watchdog 960H Flex before this one and it was also a very good dvr. This one, however, you can zoom in on pre-recorded video.
    Date published: 2017-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product fast shipping Good product. Easy set up fast shipping
    Date published: 2016-07-31
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