Digital Watchdog DW-VF8500G VMAXFlex 8-Channel, 500GB HDD DVR

Digital Watchdog DW-VF8500G VMAXFlex 8-Channel, 500GB HDD DVR

Digital Watchdog DW-VF8500G VMAXFlex 8-Channel, 500GB HDD DVR

B&H # DIDWVF8500G MFR # DW-VF8500G
Digital Watchdog DW-VF8500G VMAXFlex 8-Channel, 500GB HDD DVR

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Product Highlights

  • Full Pentalex Operation
  • Remote Access via Internet Connectivity
  • Supports and Controls PTZ Cameras
  • Multiple Recording Modes
  • Customizable User Accessibility
  • Customizable Camera Functions
  • E-Mail Alerts for up to Five Users
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Digital Watchdog DW-VF8 overview

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The DW-VF8500G VMAXFlex 8-Channel, 500GB HDD DVR from Digital Watchdog is a full-featured dedicated surveillance DVR with complete pentaplex operation, giving you access to all its functions, including live view, playback, backup, and all administrative functions, without having to stop recording. It has selectable recording resolutions and supports Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) cameras that can be controlled with the included remote, using the included mouse to control an on-screen virtual joystick, or remotely from a computer or smart device.

The completely customizable system has multiple recording modes, including continuous, scheduled, and motion-activated. Further available customizations include user-specific accessibility and individual camera functionalities. Restrict user accessibility to DVR functions ranging from live-view only to full administrative authority. Program camera feeds by naming each one, block live-view and playback from showing on monitors, and define motion-detection zones and sensitivities.

Connect the DVR to the Internet via an Ethernet port for remote usability. Live-view, playback and administrative tasks can be performed using web-enabled computers, smart phones or tablets. Free apps are available for Android, iOS, and Blackberry. Up to five recipients can be programmed to receive email alerts when pre-determined activity occurs.

Full Pentaplex Operations
  • Full access to all features, including live view, playback, backup, and all administrative functions, without having to stop recording
Customizable Camera Functions
  • Name individual cameras for easy identification
  • Black-out live-view and playback, while continuing to record
  • Adjust motion-detection sensitivity, brightness, contrast, and color
  • Programmable motion-detection zones
  • Easily copy settings from one camera to another for faster set-up
  • Adjust settings such as resolution, FPS, image quality, recording mode, for individual cameras, for specific coverage needs
Control Access
  • Customizable access for each user
  • Full password-protection for all functions, including recording and shutting down
  • Different levels of access from live-view only to full administrative control
  • Limit live-view and playback for specific cameras
Access Anywhere
  • RJ-45 LAN network jack
  • Access live-view and administrative functions remotely on any Internet-connected computer or smart device
  • Available free app for Android, iOS, and Blackberry smart devices
  • Customizable e-mail alerts for different event occurrences such as log-in/out, video loss, recording failure, when HDD is full, or alarms
  • Up to five recipients can be selected, with customizable event notifications and camara image snapshot
  • Automatic diagnostic 'health check' with e-mail notification
IR Remote
  • IR remote controls all available functions, including PTZ control, live-view, and playback
  • Use of remote enables the DVR to be secured in an enclosure or cabinet while providing access
  • Optimize security without sacrificing usability
USB Ports
  • One on front and one on back
  • Use ports for mouse or keyboard
  • Backup to external HDD or DVD burner
  • Import/Export settings to/from thumb drive
Backup Files
  • Instant backup during playback for very recent events
  • Full system backup via USB ports with external hard drive
  • Scheduled backup to connected external hard drives or over configured network
Pan / Tilt / Zoom Compatible
  • Control PTZ cameras via remote, on-screen virtual joystick with mouse, or by connected computer or smart device
  • Have cameras tour or cruise according to programmed routes
  • Camera can be set to zoom in on specific areas for greater detail on sensitive areas like doors, storage or Dumpsters
Audio Compatibility
  • Audio In: Plug an external microphone in for extra security for an important area like an entrance, or for making announcements
  • Audio Out: Plug in an external speaker to make announcements
In the Box
Digital Watchdog DW-VF8500G VMAXFlex 8-Channel, 500GB HDD DVR
  • Mouse
  • 4 x Rubber Feet
  • Power Adapter
  • Remote with Batteries
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
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    Digital Watchdog DW-VF8 specs

    Operating System Linux
    Storage 500 GB
    Compression Algorithm H.264
    Input 8 channels
    Resolution D1, 2CIF, CIF
    Mode NTSC / PAL auto detection
  • Main monitor: 1 x BNC, 1 x VGA
  • Spot monitor: 1 x BNC
  • Audio
    Compression Algorithm G.723.1
    Input 1 x Composite
    Output 1 x Composite
  • NTSC:
  • CIF: 240 fps
  • 2CIF: 240 fps
  • D1: 120 fps
  • PAL:

  • CIF: 200 fps
  • 2CIF: 200 fps
  • D1: 100 fps
  • Type Continuous, alarm, motion, event recording, pre- and post-alarm, and panic recording
    Playback Speed X1, x2, x4, x8, x16, x32
    Mode: Time search, calendar search, event search, bookmark search
    Function: 1, 4, 9 channels
    Input / Output
  • Alarm In: 4
  • Alarm Out: 1
  • RS485 1 x port
    PTZ Control Virtual joy-stick control on screen by mouse
    LAN 10 / 100 Base-Tx Ethernet (RJ45): Fixed IP, DHCP, DDNS, Auto IP, and UPnP support
    Application Live monitoring, remote playback, file backup, video dual-stream (local recording and network transmission), and remote and e-mail notification
    Support Mobile Device: iPhone, Blackberry, Galaxy S, Android, 3G Mobile
    Tablet: iPad and Galaxy Tab
    Remote Management Software: Mobile application, client software, CMS
    Web: Live monitoring, playback, and system configuration
    Backup Internal: Up to 4 TB
    External: Local backup with via USB ports or configured network
    Power 110VAC
    Certifications CE, FCC, MIC, WEEE, RoHS
    Temperature Storage: -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
    Operating: 5 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
    Dimensions 11.0 x 9.6 x 1.9" (28.0 x 24.4 x 4.8 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 12.1 x 4.8"

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