HD-TVI TURBO HD 4.0 DVR: Hikvision DS-7204HTHI-K1 (4-ch, 8MP@12fps, H.265, HDMI, VGA)



HD-TVI TURBO HD 4.0 DVR: Hikvision DS-7204HTHI-K1 (4-ch, 8MP@12fps, H.265, HDMI, VGA)
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HD-TVI TURBO HD 4.0 DVR: Hikvision DS-7204HTHI-K1 (4-ch, 8MP@12fps, H.265, HDMI, VGA)
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HD-TVI TURBO HD 4.0 DVR: Hikvision DS-7204HTHI-K1 (4-ch, 8MP@12fps, H.265, HDMI, VGA)
Included accessories
Key features of the HD-TVI DS-7204HTHI-K1 DVR:
  • 8 MP recording resolution at 12 fps, 5 MP at 20 fps, 4 MP and lower resolutions at 25 fps,
  • Support for 4 HD-TVI, AHD, HD-CVI or CVBS cameras + 2 IP cameras (max. 8 MP),
  • Analog channels can be replaced with IP channels up to 8 MP,
  • Channel 0 - all cameras can be monitored with minimum demand for network bandwidth,
  • Parallel HDMI and VGA outputs,
  • Independent CVBS output,
  • HDMI resolution: 4K, VGA: 2K,
  • Alarm event recording search,
  • VCA both for analog and IP cameras,
  • Digital zoom during live monitoring and playback,
  • Synchronous playback from 4 cameras,
  • Status monitoring for LAN, cameras, and hard drives.
Hikvision DS-7204HTHI-K1 is a modern DVR designed for the recording of surveillance video in the HD-TVI, AHD, HD-CVI, CVBS, and IP standards with the max. resolution of 8MP (at 12 fps). The device can also support 5 MP at 20 fps, as well as 4 MP / 2 MP/ 720P / VGA / WD1 / 4CIF / CIF at 25 fps.
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
The Enhanced IP mode allows to increase the number of supported IP channels. It disables smart events in analog channels and limits the HDMI-VGA output resolution to 1080p. The mode can be activated only through direct access to the DVR's menu.
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.
The architecture of remote access to CCTV devices via the Hik-Connect cloud service
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 application
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/Name DS-7204HTHI-K1
Code M75804
Video formats
Video inputs 4 x BNC
Video outputs
HDMI1/VGA video output 4K: 3840×2160, 30Hz (HDMI only) 
2K: 2560×1440, 60Hz
1080p: 1920x1080
SXGA: 1280x1024
720p: 1280x720
XGA 1024x768
Audio inputs/outputs RCA 4 /1
Alarms and exceptions
Motion detection, video loss, camera tampering
Live streaming
25 fps
Recording options (resolution
/frame rate)
8 MP 12 fps
5 MP 20 fps
4 MP
 20 fps
1080p 25 fps
WD1/4CIF 25 fps
Video bit rate (single channel) 32 Kbps - 10 Mbps
Audio bit rate
64 Kbps
HDD capacity & interface 1 x 10 TB HDD SATA
S.M.A.R.T. monitoring tools
NAS/SAN compatibility Yes, NAS
External ports
1xUSB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0. RS-485, RJ-45
Secondary stream
Network protocols
Software ports
Server - 8000
HTTP - 80
RTSP - 554
Remote monitoring
Internet Explorer, PC applications, smartphones
PTZ protocols
Archiving USB storage device, remote server
Power 12 VDC, 1.5 A
Power consumption
<15 W
Operating temperature
-10...55 ºC
Operating humidity
Dimensions (W x D x H) 315 x 242 x 45 mm


Model DS-7204HTHI-K1
Product type Analog HD DVR
Brand Hikvision
Series TurboHD 4.0
Analog video inputs number 4
Maximum resolution MP 8
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 4
quantity after switching off analog channels 8
Maximum resolution MP 8
Operating band total (input and output) MBps 128
Recording Video compression H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264/MPEG4
speed for default signal kl . /s 15 for 8 MP, 20 for 5 MP
speed of other HD signals kl . /s 25 for 2 MP, 25 for 4 MP, 25 for WD1/4CIF
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 3840 × 2160 (4K)
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 Line crossing detection, Area entry detection, Detection of exit from the area
USB 2.0 1
3.0 1
Two-way audio Yes
Audio Input 1, RCA (2.0 Vp-p, 1 kOhm)
Output 1, RCA (linear, 1 kOhm)
Alarm inputs/outputs Yes
Alarm Input 4
Output 1
Ethernet 1 × RJ-45 10/100/1000
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 15
Operating temperature °C -10 ...+ 55
Humidity % 95 or less (non-condensing)
Dimensions (W × D × H) mm 315 × 242 × 45
Height U 1
Weight kg 1,5