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SVAT CV501-16CH-X Do-it-Yourself 16 Channel DVR Security System with 500GB Hard Drive and Smartphone Compatibility
SVAT CV501-16CH-X Do-it-Yourself 16 Channel DVR Security System with 500GB Hard Drive and Smartphone Compatibility
SVAT CV501-16CH-X Do-it-Yourself 16 Channel DVR Security System with 500GB Hard Drive and Smartphone Compatibility
SVAT CV501-16CH-X Do-it-Yourself 16 Channel DVR Security System with 500GB Hard Drive and Smartphone Compatibility
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SVAT CV501-16CH-X Do-it-Yourself 16 Channel DVR Security System with 500GB Hard Drive and Smartphone Compatibility

Item Model Number: CV501-16CH-X

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Free Shipping The CV501-16CH-X is a do-it-yourself video security package that has it all. Protect your property, valuables, and family with advanced features that you can setup yourself. Know who enters your property even when you are away with the online viewing feature that lets you check in from any computer in the world with Internet Explorer. This security system is loaded with user-friendly features that will help keep your business or home safe and secure. The CV501-16CH-X is an effective and simple security solution that records over 2.5 years of continuous video on the built-in 500GB hard drive.

Easy SetupFast & Hassle-Free Setup
The CV501-16CH-X is one of SVAT's complete do-it-yourself systems that are incredibly easy to set up and use with no need to hire a professional installer. Auto-start recording ensures that your system will automatically begin recording as soon as you plug it in to a power outlet. You can easily monitor entryways, offices, shops, warehouses, children's rooms, garages, or any other area in your business or home.

Smartphone CompatibleiPhone & BlackBerry Compatible
Access live video footage directly from your iPhone or BlackBerry. This DVR allows you to utilize 3G technology, which is specifically designed to transmit your video and audio at higher speeds. (SVAT is not operated by, sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with Apple or Research in Motion.)

Record Over 2.5 Years of Video Footage
The 500GB hard drive is capable of recording over 2.5 years of continuous video and is optimized for 24/7 surveillance. We only use hard drives that are specifically designed for high capacity writing, which ensures long product life and accurate video data storage. Your DVR will alert you when your memory space is full so that you can overwrite your old video, stop the unit from recording, or backup and transfer your video footage. (Based on a 500GB hard drive, using lowest quality settings).

View Video Online with No Service FeesView Video Online with No Service Fees
Regardless of where you are in the world, you can view your DVR's live or recorded video footage on any Internet accessible computer with Internet Explorer. See what is happening on your property and check in on your employees or family members. (Requires a router, Windows operating system, Internet Explorer browser, and broadband Internet connection for online viewing).

We'll Get You Online with Our 24/7 Lifetime Live Customer Support
Assistance is available for you whenever you need it. Simply visit for video networking guides, simple tips on how to protect your property, and instructional videos on topics such as camera placement. Our customer support team can be reached by phone 24/7, or by email and live web chat services so that you will always have access to an expert.

Multiple Easy Backup Options
You have several ways to backup your important video footage. A built-in USB port gives you the option of backing up and transferring your video footage with a USB flash drive or external USB hard drive. You can connect an external CD/DVD writer and burn your footage to disk. Another great option is the ability to send your video footage to an FTP site. Your video footage then becomes portable for easy viewing and archiving on any PC.

Cutting Edge H.264 CompressionCutting Edge H.264 Compression
The CV501-16CH-X utilizes H.264 compression - the latest and most advanced compression level available for a DVR system. You will see an amazing picture but save almost 50% on storage space versus DVRs with MPEG-4 compression! H.264 maximizes your hard drive space.

Advanced Motion Activated Recording
You have the option to record video only when motion is detected. Finding important video footage using the playback feature is easy, and will also save you time and conserve hard drive space. You can even set individual cameras to detect motion while the others continuously record. Advanced motion detection settings ensure that false alarms are not triggered - the easy motion detection "mask" allows you to block out areas with constant movement, such as roads or blowing trees so that only suspicious activity is recorded.

Time, Date and Event SearchFind Your Video Footage Easily with Time, Date, and Event Search
Simply choose the desired date and time range, and the requested video clips will appear. Clips are also labeled by event, which makes it easy to find footage that was captured by motion detection.

24/7 Scheduled Recording to Meet Your Needs
You can fully customize a weekly recording schedule. You can choose which days of the week and hours of the day you want to continuously record, motion record, alarm record, or not record at all. Each camera can be scheduled with different settings (up to 30 frames per second per camera).

Customize Your Camera Display
Display 9, 13 or 16 cameras in a split screen, use Quad Screen mode to show 4 cameras or view an individual camera in Full Screen mode. Zoom mode allows you to enlarge a portion of the camera's view to get a closer look, and Sequence mode cycles through all camera views at preset interval times.


  • Fast and hassle-free setup - start recording as soon as you plug in your DVR
  • iPhone and Blackberry compatible - access live footage from your smart phone
  • Record over 2.5 years of video footage on the 500GB hard drive
  • Cutting edge H.264 compression - amazing picture at half the size of MPEG-4 compression
  • View video online with no service fees - view your DVR's live or recorded video footage anywhere in the world
  • 24/7 lifetime Live Customer Service - our experts will get you online in no time
  • Multiple easy backup options - USB flash drive, external USB hard drive, CD/DVD or FTP
  • Advanced motion activated recording - set your cameras (not included) to record video only when motion is detected
  • 24/7 scheduled recording to meet your needs - fully customize a weekly recording schedule
  • Customize your camera display - display 1, 4, 9, 13 or 16 cameras at a time
  • Find your video footage easily with time, date, and event search.

List of Contents

SVAT CV501-16CH-X 16 Channel DVR with 500GB HDD, 10ft 12V DC power adapter for DVR, software CD, instruction manual, quick start guide, 24/7 lifetime live customer support, 1 year manufacturer's direct warranty.
Display 16CH DVR
Functionality Triplex
Video Compression H.264
Wireless Frequency N/A
Number of cameras supported 16
File Format H.264
Resolution NTSC: 720 x 480 / PAL : 720 x 576
Recording Frame Rate 120FPS (Fully Adjustable)
Recording Time Max 40 days with 160G HDD
Recording Resolution (Half D1)NTSC : 720 x 240 up to 120 PPS
(Half D1) PAL : 720 x 288 up to 100 PPS
Recording Method Record as Each, Playback in MultiCamera or Full Screen
Recording Qualities Low, Medium, High, Best
Recording Modes Manual / Schedule/ Alarm (motion, alarm, video loss)
Recording Media HDD (Backup via USB, USB CD/DVD & Ethernet)
Storage Capacity 1.5T
Autostart Recording Yes
Auto Resume Recording Yes (watch dog)
HDD Type Internal
Removable HDD No
Video Format NTSC/PAL
Video Loss Alarm Auto Detect Alarm
Video Inputs 16 CH Composite BNC
Video Display Output 1 CH Composite BNC(Monitor)
Audio Input 1 CH
Audio Output 1 CH
Live Resolution NTSC: 720 x 480 / PAL : 720 x 576
Audio Bitrate 32 kbps
Live Frame Rate 16 X 30 Frame / Sec
Live Viewing Full, 4, 9, 13, 16 ZOOM, SEQ
Network Protocol TCP/IP, DDNS, DHCP, PPPoE, SMTP, FTP
Network LAN IP Static, Dynamic
Network Connection 10/100 BaseT Ethernet (RJ-45)
Back-up USB & Ethernet
Play Search Mode Time / Date, Event list
Play Speed X2 X4 X8
Pan/Tilt/Zoom Yes
Play Mode 1 (Full)/ 4 / 9 / 13 /16
OSD and System Menu Display Yes
OSD Language Display Multi-Language
Time and Date Stamp Display Yes
Password Protection Yes, Menu Password, Clear HDD Password
Adjustable Screen Settings Color, Brightness, Contrast, Hue
File Transfer Ethernet, HDD, USB
Operating System Linux
Disk Full Warning Yes
Automatic Overwrite Option Yes
Playback Navigation Rewind, Play, Pause, Stop, Forward
LED Indicators Play, Power, HDD, REC
Housing Material Aluminum
Housing Color Black
Cooling Fan Based
Power Input 12V DC 4.16A
Power Consumption 22W (Without HDD)
Power Adapter Input 100V 50/60Hz ~ 240V 50/60 Hz
Operating Temperature 0F~104F
Alarm Sensor Inputs Yes, 16
Alarm Sensor Connection Terminal
Dimensions 11" (w) x 3.15" (h) x 10.3" (d)
Weight 9 lbs
USB Port For Firmware Upgrade, Backup, Mouse
Remote Control Yes
Supported Peripherals USB Mouse, IR Remote Control, USB Flash Drive, USB CD/DVD Burners
Alarm Sensor Inputs 16
Alarm Relay Outputs Yes
PTZ Protocols Pelco-D, Pelco-P, Hunt, Li-lin, Dynacolor, Eyeview, EP-Pelco-D, EP-Pelco-P
System Requirements
Mac Compatible? No
PC Requirements for Software CD No, IE browser
CPU 1 GHz or above
RAM 256MB or above
OS Microsoft Windows 2000/ XP/Vista
ManufacturerSVAT Electronics

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SVAT CV501-16CH-X Do-it-Yourself 16 Channel DVR Security System with 500GB Hard Drive and Smartphone Compatibility
SVAT CV501-16CH-X Do-it-Yourself 16 Channel DVR Security System with 500GB Hard Drive and Smartphone Compatibility