HD-TVI DVR: Hikvision iDS-7204HUHI-M1/S/A (4-ch, 5MP, 12fps, H.265, 4xAcuSence, face detect)



HD-TVI TURBO HD Camera Hikvision DS-2CE16C2T-IR (720p, 2.8mm, 0.01 lx, IR up 20m)
Front view

HD-TVI TURBO HD Camera Hikvision DS-2CE16C2T-IR (720p, 2.8mm, 0.01 lx, IR up 20m)
Back view
HD-TVI TURBO HD Camera Hikvision DS-2CE16C2T-IR (720p, 2.8mm, 0.01 lx, IR up 20m)
View of the included remote control
HD-TVI TURBO HD Camera Hikvision DS-2CE16C2T-IR (720p, 2.8mm, 0.01 lx, IR up 20m)
The accessories included
Key features:
  • HD-TVI signal recording with 5 MP resolution at 12 fps, 3 MP at 18 fps, 1080p and lower at 25 fps,
  • 8 MP recording at 8 fps for the first channel,
  • AcuSense video analytics based on Deep Learning in 4 channels,
  • Face detection function for one channel (interferes with AcuSense),
  • Support for 4 HD-TVI, AHD or CVBS and 2 IP cameras (max. 6 MP Hikvision cameras or others via Onvif),
    • Analog channels can be replaced with IP chanells in a 1:1 ratio (up to 6 channels when the analog ones are off),
    • Enhanced IP mode (interferes with VCA functions): 4 IP channels (up to 8 with analog channels switched off),
  • H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264 video compression,
  • Parallel HDMI/VGA output up to 1920 x 1080 pixels,
  • Independent CVBS output,
  • HikConnect cloud support.
The Hikvision iDS-7204HUHI-M1/S/A DVR is a modern device for recording video from high resolution cameras (up to 5MP). It has universal channels for video recording in HD-TVI AHD, HD-CVI, CVBS and IP standards. The maximum recording resolution is 5 MP at 12 fps. Other supported resolutions: 3 MP at 18 fps and 1080p/720p/VGA/WD1/4CIF/CIF with recording at a rate 25 fps. Moreover, 8 MP cameras with 8 fps recording can be connected to the first channel.
Support for a variety of video systems
By default, the DVR supports 4 analog cameras (HD-TVI, AHD or CVBS signals) and 2 IP cameras (up to 8 MP). If an unused analog channel is disabled in the menu, another IP camera can be added. The maximum number of supported IP cameras (with all analog channels disabled) is 6.
Enhanced IP mode
By activating the Enhanced IP mode, the number of supported IP channels is increased. 4 IP cameras up to 4 MP are supported (max. 8 after turning off all analog channels), but the support for smart events on analog channels is disabled and the resolution of the HDMI/VGA video outputs is limited to 1080p. It can be started only while having a direct access to the DVR menu.
H.265 / H.265 video compression+
The DVR can record one or two video streams (primary and/or secondary) from each channel. The video can be compressed using the H.265 method. Compared with its predecessor (H.264), H.265 can reduce the data stream by half, which translates into proportional disk space savings and extended data retention time. H.265+ can further minimize the streams in typical video surveillance scenarios.
Intelligent image analysis
Each channel can be independently set up for motion detection and VQD (video quality detection, which e.g. can send e-mails or notifications to alert the user whenever the image is out of focus, too bright, or discolored).
Two analog channels can be selected to detect virtual line crossing (and its direction) and intrusion within a rectangular area.
Users can also opt for the Enhanced VCA mode, in which virtual line crossing and intrusion detection are available in four channels. If the mode is switched on, the CVBS output will be disabled.

Sophisticated client software
The iVMS 4200 client software enables users to manage Hikvision devices in IP networks. The software enables the configuration and management of NVRs/DVRs, IP and analog cameras in hybrid systems. The iVMS 4200 utility can remotely manage up to 256 devices on up to 4 monitors. One monitor can display images from up to 64 cameras. Aside from system configuration and live monitoring, the utility can be used for remote playback, notifications, two-way audio transmission, and multi-level e-maps.
The control panel of the iVMS-4200 application
Hik-Connect is a mobile application intended for smartphones with the Android and iOS operating systems. It can be used for the remote live viewing of footage from DVRs, NVRs, network cameras via Wi-Fi, 2G, or 3G networks, as well as the playback of recorded video files. The application connects to the devices by IP addresses and/or through the P2P cloud service.
The start menu of the Hik-Connect app
with a live view thumbnail
The live view screen
Working in the cloud
Hik-Connect is also the name of a network service intended for Hikvison devices. The service relies on P2P cloud computing for remote viewing via smartphones and tablets, and provides extensive monitoring and basic configuration options: live viewing (multiple channels), PTZ control, digital zoom, acoustic monitoring, playback of archival video, and alarm notifications (intrusion, line crossing, etc.).
Main features of the Hik-Connect service:
  • only basic network configuration is required,
  • no external IP address or port forwarding are needed,
  • p2p connection via the cloud or smartphone client application Android, iOS,
  • image encryption.
Advanced applications for organizing and operating CCTV systems
Various applications intended for the installers and operators/users of video surveillance systems based on Hikvision devices are described in this article.

The main window of the SADP software
SADP (Search Active Device Protocol) is a free, easy-to-use utility designed to search for Hikvision IP cameras and DVRs/NVRs in the local network. The network device search tool can also be used to modify device network parameters, e.g. to change or recover default passwords. Detailed information on the software and its use can be found in the following article: SADP application - LAN tool for organizing CCTV systems based on Hikvision devices.
Model iDS-7204HUHI-M1/S/A
Product code M75536
Product type Analog HD DVR
Brand Hikvision
Series AcuSense
Number of analog channels 4
Number of IP channels 2 (4 in Enhanced IP mode)
Number of IP channels with the analog channels off 6 (8 in Enhanced IP mode)
Live display fps 25
Recording Video compression H.265+ / H.265 / H.264+ / H.264 / MPEG4
Frame rate fps 12 for 5 MP
15 for 4 MP
18 for 3 MP (1080p)
25 for 2 MP (1080p)
25 for WD1/4CIF
Single video channel bitrate 32 Kbps - 10 Mbps
Audio compression G.711u
Audio channel bitrate 64 Kbps
PoC support -
Event handling Motion detection, video loss, tamper (camera blinding)
Max. output resolution HDMI 1 p 2K (2560 × 1440)
HDMI 2 -
VGA 1 1920 x 1080
VGA 2 -
BNC 704 × 576
Video output modes parallel HDMI1/VGA1
independent CVBS
Live view/playback No. of channels 4
HDD Synchronous playback   4
Number of SATA II interfaces   1
Number of eSATA interfaces   -
Max. HDD capacity TB 10
RAID support -
Other interfaces
Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Base-T
Serial interfaces RS-485
USB 2.0 2 (front and back) 
3.0 -
Alarm Input 4
Output 1
Audio Input 4 channels, RCA (2.0 Vp-p,1 kΩ)
Output 1 channel, RCA (linear,1 kΩ)
Smart functions
AcuSense False alarm filter 4
Face detection and analysing Face detection 1
Making photos -
Photo comparison alarm -
Photo searching -
VCA (virtual line crossing, area entry) 2 channels (4 in Enhanced VCA mode)
Applications iVMS-4200, iVMS-5200, iVMS-4500, Hik-Connect (Android, iOS), Hik-Central
Archiving USB, remote
Network protocols TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, Hik-Connect, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, NFS, iSCSI, UPnP, HTTPS, ONVIF
Other functions -
Power supply AC V -
W -
DC V 12
W 10
Operating temperature °C -10 ...+ 55
Humidity % 95 or less (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W x D x H) mm 315 x 242 x 45
Height U -
Weight kg 1.2


Model iDS-7204HUHI-M1/S/A
Product type Analog HD DVR
Brand Hikvision
Series TurboHD 5.0
Analog video inputs number 4
Maximum resolution MP 5
Signals supported multi-system (HD-TVI, HD-CVI, AHD, CVBS)
default signal HD-TVI
exchangeable for IP Yes 1:1
IP video inputs number in standard mode 2
quantity after switching off analog channels 8
number in Enhanced IP mode (4 MP limit) 4
Number after switching off analog channels in Enhanced IP mode (4 MP limit) 6
Maximum resolution MP 8
Recording Video compression H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264/MPEG4
speed for default signal kl . /s 8 for 8 MP (for 1 channel only), 12 for 5 MP, 25 for 2 MP and below
bitrate of a single video channel 32 Kb/s – 10 MBps
Audio compression G.711U
audio channel bitrate 64 Kbps
Max. resolution of video outputs HDMI 1 px 1920 × 1080
VGA 1 px 1920 × 1080
BNC 704 × 576 (CVBS)
Video output modes Parallel HDMI1/VGA1
Decoding synchronous playback 4
HDD number of SATA II interfaces 1
max. capacity of each HDD TB 10
Image analysis (conventional algorithm)
Basic incidents Motion detection, Image tampering, Alarm input, Exception, Alarm output
Advanced incidents Leaving an object in a zone, Line crossing detection, Area entry detection, Detection of exit from the area
Intelligent image analysis (Deep Learning algorithm)
AcuSense false alarm filter number 4
Filter human, vehicle Motion detection 2.0, Line crossing detection, Area entry detection
USB 2.0 2
Two-way audio Yes
Audio Input 4, RCA (2.0 Vp-p, 1 kOhm)
Output 1, RCA (linear, 1 kOhm)
Alarm inputs/outputs Yes
Alarm Input 4
Output 1
Serial interfaces RS-485
Ethernet 1 × 1RJ45 10/100
Applications Hik-Connect, iVMS-4200
Archiving USB, Remote
Network protocols TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, Hik-Connect, DNS, DDNS, NTP, SADP, NFS, iSCSI, UPnP™, HTTPS, ONVIF
Power supply output DC V 12
DC A 1,5
Power consumption (without HDD) DC W 10
Operating temperature °C -10 ...+ 55
Humidity % 90 or less (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W × D × H) mm 315 × 242 × 45
Height U 1
Weight kg 1,16