Dahua 16CH 8216A-S3 Tribrid - Ultra Series

SKU: DTC8216A-S3

Quick Overview

16CH 960H / HD-CVI , IP recording max 64 channels. Intel processor.

Dahua Code HCVR8216A-S3

Huge Power with Intel Chipset

The Dahua tri-brid ultra series encorporates Intel processors.  This gives enough power to be able to record up to 16 analogue, AHD or CVI cameras and up to 64 IP cameras.

Face Detect

Up to four cameras can have facial detection enabled (on IP or analogue).    A built in facial detect menu shows a daily mosiac of faces, clicking a face instantly plays back the video of that time alowing quick video playback for certain faces.  (faces blured for privacy).

This feature is available in both the web GUI and directly on the DVR itself.

Dual HDMI and RJ45 ports

Dual HDMI ports allow an independantly prgrammable spot output and dual network interface ports allow IP cameras to be connected via one LAN and the uplink (for client access) to supply another LAN.


The Dahua tri-brid DVR Ultra solution allows connection of analogue 960H, HD-CVI 2MP, AHD and 64  IP channels.  Analogue inputs are auto detecting and IP channels are simply enabled within the on screen menu and you then use the built in search feature to find and add them into your recorder. This allows complete backwards compatibility as well as allowing you to use multiple cabling and design topologies.

Total channels is 32 so you can select any combination of Analogue, CVI and IP channels.

This is perfect for sites wanting to upgrade as you do not have to upgrade all your cameras at once as your old cameras will be backwards compatible. 

P2P Support

No more time consuming port forwarding for mobile phone access. Simply scan the included QR code into the Dahua mobile phone app for full remote access without port forwarding.    Full DDNS support is still included and P2P has to be enabled to work.

Advanced Motion Detection
Multi-region maskable motion detection allows complete customisation of motion activated recording.   Both sensitivity and threshold can be adjusted.

Web Interface
The easy to use web interface is fast and intuitive.    Features likes video settings, SD card record and playback control, network information, motion detection as well as hundreds of other settings can all be done from here.

Mobile Phone Support
All Dahua cameras and NVR/DVR feature fully featured mobile apps.   These are supported for iPhone and Android.   Features include live view, playback, alarm monitoring, status monitoring, full remote setup and push alerts.  Push alerts send notifications straight to your phone regarding motion detect or other alarms.


Smart PSS 
Smart PSS (smart pro surveillance software) is a free camera management tool for PC or MAC that comes with all Dahua cameras. This allows 16CH or recording and playback on a PC or MAC.  It allows alarm management and has multi-monitor support.

  • Intel Embedded processor 
  • 2 x HDMI
  • 2 x Ethernet ports
  • H.264+/H.264 video compression
  • Support HDCVI/AHD/CVBS video inputs
  • Max 64 channels IP camera inputs, each channel up to 12MP
  • Max 256Mbps Incoming Bandwidth
  • Smart Search and Intelligent Video System


Main Processor

Embedded Processor

Operating System

Embedded LINUX





1920×1080, 1280×1024, 1280×720, 1024×768

Multi-screen Display

4CH: 1/4

8CH: 1/4/8/9

16CH: 1/4/8/9/16


Camera title, Time, Video loss, Camera lock, Motion detection, Recording

Video Detection and Alarm

Trigger Events

Recording, PTZ, Tour, Alarm Out, Video Push, Email, FTP, Snapshot, Buzzer and Screen Tips

Video Detection

Motion Detection, MD Zones: 396 (22 × 18), Video Loss and Camera Blank

Alarm input


Relay Output


Tracking Trigger Event


Playback and Backup


4CH: 1/4

8CH: 1/4/9

16CH: 1/4/9/16

Search Mode

Time /Date, Alarm, MD and Exact Search (accurate to second)

Playback Function

Play, Pause, Stop, Rewind, Fast play, Slow Play, Next File, Previous File, Next Camera, Previous Camera, Full Screen, Repeat, Shuffle, Backup Selection, Digital Zoom

Backup Mode

USB Device/Network


Internal HDD

2 SATA Ports, up to 8TB capacity for each disk

HDD Mode



1 Port

Auxiliary Interface

Front Cover



3 USB Ports (1 USB 2.0 , 2 USB 3.0)


1 port, For PC communication & Keyboard


1 Port, for PTZ Control

Third-party Support

Third-party Support

Dahua, Arecont Vision, AXIS, Bosch, Brickcom, Canon, CP Plus, Dynacolor, Honeywell, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Videotec, Vivotek, and more

Audio and Video

HDCVI Camera Input

4/8/16 Channel

IP Camera Input

64 Channel, each channel up to 12MP

Audio In/Out


Two-way Talk

1 Mic Input, BNC, 1 Audio Output, RCA





1080P, 720P, 960H, D1, HD1, BCIF, CIF, QCIF

Record Rate

Main stream: 1080P/720P/960H/D1/HD1/BCIF/CIF/QCIF (1~25/30fps)

Sub steram:D1/CIF/QCIF(1~25/30fps)

Bit Rate

32Kbps ~ 6144Kbps Per Channel

Record Mode

Manual, Schedule (Regular, Continuous), MD (Video detection: Motion Detection, Video Loss, Tampering), Alarm, Stop

Record Interval

1 ~ 120 min (default: 60 min), Pre-record: 1 ~ 30 sec, Post-record: 10 ~ 300 sec



2 RJ-45 Port (1000M)

Network Function

HTTP, TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6, UPnP, RTSP, UDP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, DNS, IP Filter, PPPoE,DDNS, FTP, Alarm Server, IP Search (Support Dahua IP camera, DVR, NVS, etc.)

Max. User Access

128 users

Smart Phone

iPhone, iPad, Android


ONVIF 2.4.1, CGI Conformant


Power Supply


Power Consumption

<40W (Without HDD)


Operating Conditions

-10°C ~ +55°C (+14°F ~ +131°F), 86 ~ 106kpa

Storage Conditions

0°C ~ +50°C (+32°F ~ +122°F), 0 ~ 90% RH



1U, 375mm×310mm×55mm (14.8" x 12.2" x 2.2")

Net Weight

2.35kg (5.2lb) (without HDD)

Gross Weight

3.2kg (7.05lb)


Desktop installation



FCC: Part 15 Subpart B ICES 003 Issue 6

CE: EN 55032: 2012+AC:2013 (Class B)

EN 55024 : 2010 EN 61000-3-2 : 2014

EN 50130-4: 2011 EN 61000-3-3 : 2013

UL 60950-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07

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