BLACK 16-Channel 960H H.264 Security DVR with HDMI Output


View and record 960H high-resolution video with sharp, detailed images

  • 960H high-resolution viewing and recording (30% more detail than standard D1 DVRs)
  • H.264 video compression
  • HDMI 1080p video output
  • Quadplex operation for simultaneous live or playback during recording, network transfer and backup
  • Connect up to 16 DVRs simultaneously via PC multi-client software
  • USB 2.0 port for backup, firmware upgrade, configuration, import/export or USB mouse
  • Selectable recording: schedule, continuous, alarm, or motion
  • Individual channel operation (FPS, recording mode, image quality and detection zone)
  • Free iOS/Android BlackHawk mobile app available
  • Free DDNS (dynamic domain name system) service
  • Easy video offloading via DVD, USB or network
  • Synchronized and bi-directional audio
  • Capable of 4TB max storage with removal of DVD player
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View and record 960H high-resolution video with sharp, detailed images
Enterprise-Class 16 Channel H.264 DVR with DVD Burner

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The BLACK Line™ 16-channel 960H H.264 DVR with HDMI output enables you to view and record 960H high-resolution video — providing sharp, detailed images for your most demanding security applications.

The 16-channel DVR features H.264 video compression, quadplex operation for simultaneous live or playback during recording, network transfer or backup without affecting recording quality, as well as individual channel operation for frames per second, recording mode, image quality and detection zone. The unit also features a USB port for backup, firmware upgrade, configuration, export/import or USB mouse connection.

The DVR offers multiple recording modes including schedule, motion detection, continuous or alarm, synchronized and bi-directional audio, email event notification, NTP (Network Time Protocol) synchronization and hard drive S.M.A.R.T status check to you alert via email or internal beep the health of your hard drive.

The DVR also features:

  • (1) HDMI 1080p video output
  • (4) sensor inputs
  • (1) alarm output
  • (4) audio inputs
  • (1) audio output
  • (2) video inputs
  • (2) video outputs
  • (2) USB ports

PC and Mac single client software offers live-viewing, PTZ control, playback and remote configuration. The DVR can also connect up to 16 DVRs simultaneously with multi-client software exclusively for PCs.

Video offloading is easy via DVD, USB or network, and there is a free iOS/Android app available for download that provides live video and audio, playback, PTZ controls and remote configuration, as well as a free DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) server.

This DVR comes with a 3-year warranty, 30-day money-back guarantee and free lifetime US-based technical support.

What’s Included:

  • Client software CD
  • Quick start guide
  • IR remote control
  • USB mouse
  • HDD/DVR mounting bracket and hardware
  • Power supply

Hard drive not included. Select 'Add a hard drive' to add a security grade hard drive to your order. Please note: Customer installed components (including hard drives) may damage your DVR and result in non-warranty repair costs. We recommend purchasing a security grade hard drive from us which we will install at no extra cost.

Key Features and Capabilities:

960H Viewing and Recording – View and record high-resolution video. 960H recording resolution ensures high quality, high-resolution video for live-viewing and recording.  The 960H image sensor can increase a DVR’s recording resolution by approximately 30% to produce sharper, more detailed recorded video than standard D1 DVRs.

HDMI Output – Enhanced image clarity. HDMI supports standard, enhanced or HD video. This DVR features an HDMI output which delivers enhanced image clarity with crisp images and enables you to view your security camera video in HD on your HDTV screen. HD images can be reproduced with the HDMI support for HD display.

H.264 Video Compression. Maximize recording time and reduce file size. H.264 enables the transmission of higher-quality images at the same rate as MPEG4, but H.264 has a higher compression ratio than MPEG4, and can reduce bandwidth and storage usage, keeping file sizes small and manageable.

Free iOS/Android App – View your video remotely from anywhere. Enjoy convenient remote access from your iOS or Android device with our FREE BlackHawk mobile app. You can monitor your security system from anywhere—at any time.

Free Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) – Convenient DVR registration. Dynamic DNS provides easy registration of your DVR, allowing you to locate your DVR on the internet through the client software without requiring a static IP address, and ensuring you never lose access to your security system.

Network Time Protocol (NTP) – Accurate time synchronization. This feature enables you to synchronize your DVR with a remote time server over the Internet to automatically update your DVR to the most accurate time and ensure your DVR is automatically updated for DST.

Multiple Recording Modes – This DVR features multiple recording modes: continuous, alarm, schedule and motion detection to maximize your video recording capabilities and provide recording options that are right for your security application.

Schedule Recording – Record at a scheduled time. The DVR will record video on specific days and time ranges specified by the user. For example, you may set recording to occur between 9 am and 5 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Motion Detection – Record only when motion is detected. The DVR’s motion detection feature allows you to pre-define zones for each camera and program the DVR to start recording when motion is detected within the zone, saving hard drive space and reducing the amount of recorded video. This feature also enables you to get alerted by alarm and email when there is an incident.

Continuous Recording – Record uninterrupted video. The DVR will record continuous video for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Pre/Post Alarm Recording – Alarm triggered recording. Alarm contacts for pre/post alarm recording enable the DVR to constantly save a pre-defined length of buffered video, and only record that video when motion is detected and an alarm is triggered. This feature typically works in combination with your motion detection feature — and is especially powerful when defining a smaller motion detection zone within your camera’s field of view.



Ethernet Ports 1
Ethernet Speed 10/100
Remote Configuration Yes
Remote Viewable Yes
Switching Capacity (Gbps) Selectable Bandwidth Throttle

PTZ Features

PTZ Control Yes

Recording Specifications

Channels 16
Activity Log Yes
Bit Rate Bandwidth Throttle
Compression Type H.264
Email Notification Yes
Event Log Yes
Event Notification Yes
Event Search Yes
Recording Resolution CIF, D1, 960H
Max Storage Capacity (TB) 4
Selectable Frame Rate Yes
Frame Rate (fps) 480 (CIF) - 240 (960H)
Motion Detection Yes
Pre/Post Alarm Recording Yes
Recording Mode Continuous, Motion, Schedule, Sensor
Video Offload DVD, USB, Network

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions 2.83" H x 15" W x 13.4" D
Certification CE, FCC, RoHS
DVD Burner Yes
Hard Drive Type SATA
Number of Drive Bays 1
Operating Temperature (F) 41° - 104°
Product Color Black
Remote Control Yes
Weight (lb) 7.0

Power Requirements

Power Supply Included Yes
Amps DC (mA) 5000
Volts DC 12


Browser Support Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome
Mobile App iOS & Android BLACKHAWK


RS-485 Yes
Sensor Inputs 4
Alarm Output Yes
Alarm Outputs 1
Audio In 4
Audio Out 1
BNC Video In 16
BNC Video Out 2
Digital Outputs 1 HDMI
USB Ports 2
Video In BNC
Video Output BNC


Warranty 3 Years
File NameFile SizeFile Type
Data Sheet291 KBPDF
Multi-client Software10871 KBZIP
Remote-client Software5725 KBZIP
BlackHawk for MAC Software5199 KBZIP
Manual17839 KBPDF
Outdoor Answers
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Will this DVR accept analog as well as digital cameras?
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Is audio available through the HDMI when viewing live video?
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How can we reset the password?
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My DVR responds to the remote control on my cable remote, changing the view every time I use the cable remote. Is there a way to change the DVR remote channel so that it will only respond to the DVR remote and not the cable remote?
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Will this support PTZ cameras that use the Pelco format?
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Is it possible to increase or change the quality of live video when streaming live to mobile device? Currently image is 352x240 quality which is CIF. Thank you
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Is there a firmware upgrade for The Black Line DVR Model: blk-dh3016d?
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How many simultaneous users can be logged on at one time viewing separate streams?
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I've hooked up the VGA output for our workstation, but still need to hook up two BNC video outputs. The specs state that this DVR comes with two BNC video outputs, but what are they labeled on the back of the machine?
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Is there any other DVR software compatible with this model DVR?
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Can you use both the HDMI output and the BNC output to 2 different monitors?
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Customer Reviews

Remote viewing

I like the multi-view remote viewing function.

Easy to set-up!

This unit has time and time again been my go to. Easy set up and the Blackhawk app works well with the system.

Easy to configure & use

I have this unit running in my home. I found it easy to configure. I liked it enough that I had our organization buy one. I find the Ipad app to be useful and stable.

Easy to install / setup

The product is very easy to install and setup the features. The features are user friendly once you work through the process using the user manual.

Very easy to use

I have at least 14 of these systems on my facility. They are very easy to use on the DVR itself and on the viewing program. Most problems I had out of them would be a faulty NIC that was taken care of through RMA with the 3 year warranty, only had about 2 of them do that. NTP support helps these keep consistent time.

Would not buy again

Disappointed with this DVR. Compared to my QSEE DVR, this one is poor on features, instructions, and operation. With email notifications, you have to view a video file rather than just a quick snap shot. This takes to long to look at incidents. Live view on droid phone to many button presses to even view a pic. Would rather go back to QSEE, everything was quick access and easy to use.

Excellent picture qualilty

The quality of the picture is awesome.

good iphone app

i like it comes with a iphone app so if when out working on cameras i just pull them up to look at them.

Excellent DVR

Own 3 of these DVRs for my businesses. One is an 8 camera DVR. Excellent equipment, easy to use and set up!

Good overall

As with any camera system backup takes to long.

Easy to hook up

Easy to hook up and utilize for "hard-wire" connection. Haven't attempted the on-line portion yet but anticipate no problems.

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