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16-Channel PoE Network Video Recorder



The DNR-2020-04P JustConnect 16-Channel PoE Network Video Recorder is an all-in-one network video recorder (NVR) that can record video from up to 16 network cameras1 to its dual HDD storage2. With the integrated HDMI/VGA display output and USB port3, users can view, control and configure the DNR-2020-04P without the need to turn on their PC.

Featuring Power over Ethernet (PoE), the NVR supplies power to up to four PoE cameras, saving valuable time and electrical installation costs during setup.

Powered by an embedded system, the DNR-2020-04P supports real-time remote monitoring and playback via a web browser using the NVR’s web GUI. Additionally, support for audio in/out, DI/DO triggering, and external USB 3.0 storage for video export and backups fill the needs of small businesses.


The NVR also includes the option to protect data using a RAID 1 configuration, which duplicates recorded data onto two separate hard drives. In the event of HDD failure, data integrity is maintained on the secondary HDD. The recorded data can be backed up to external USB disks or additional storage locations such as FTP servers whenever required.


The included DCS-260 Multi-NVR Viewer is a comprehensive network surveillance software designed for SMB and enterprise users. Using an intuitive user interface, you can centrally manage up to 128 NVR devices and network cameras, allowing you to efficiently control multiple D-Link NVRs located in different areas.


Users can remotely monitor their surveillance network in real-time through the JustConnect+ mobile app for smart phones or tablets. It offers total peace-of-mind 24/7 for business owners to view live video or playback recorded footage, at anytime, when connected to the Internet.

Bundled NVR Software 

The NVR software bundled with the DNR-2020-04P consists of four main components including an NVR Search Utility, Playback Manager, Remote Backup, and Verification Tool. The NVR Search Utility lets the administrator easily find the DNR-2020-04P on a network. The Playback Manager includes a clean and simple web GUI that allows users to play, search, or export video. Completing the package are the Remote Backup tool and Verification Tool to help manage backups and ensure the authenticity of video recordings. 

1 Please see the camera compatibility list.
2 Hard disks are not included. Supports hard disks up to 10 TB each for a total of 16 TB.
3 This port is used for firmware updates, video exports to USB drives, and backups. Connection to a USB mouse/keyboard is supported.
4 RAID 0 and RAID 1 mirroring requires the use of two internal SATA drives. To avoid data incompatibility in RAID 1 operation, use identical SATA drives from the same manufacturer. Formatted drive capacity for RAID 1 operation is dependent on the drive capacity of the lowest-sized drive. Some older generation SATA drives may not be compatible. Please see the Support page ( for a list of SATA drives that have been tested to work with the NVR.
  • Reliable network camera surveillance recorder for small business users
  • View real-time and recorded video of all 16 cameras from anywhere in your home or office, or remotely via the Internet
  • Effortless network camera setup and management 
  • User-friendly interface provides 16 channels of simultaneous live view, recording, playback, and PTZ control 
  • Continuous, scheduled, or event recording with automatic overwrite function
  • Two-bay SATA 3.5” HDD interface, up to 20 TB of hard disk storage space for recorded video
  • Stand-alone device: Eliminates the need for a dedicated PC
  • Supports D-Link network cameras and ONVIF Cameras
  • 4 PoE Ethernet ports for Camera connection

Technical Specifications


  • Supports up to 16 IP Cameras

I/O Ports

  • 1 x 10/100/1000 BaseT RJ-45 port for Management
  • 4 x 10/100 BaseT PoE ports (802.3af) for IP Cameras
  • HDMI (supports 720p and 1080p resolution with 16:9 display ratio)
  • D-sub for VGA output
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port3
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port3
  • 3.5 mm audio input x 1, output x 1
  • 4 x DI, 1 x DO


  • 1 x Smart Fan

Recording Performance

  • Max recording bitrate: 80 Mbit/s
  • Primary video profile: H.264 at 1080p at 480 fps
  • Secondary video profile: H.264 at VGA at 240 fps

HDD (Please See Compatibility List for Supported Drives)

  • Format Disk
  • Up to 10 TB HDD
  • EXT3 file system
  • RAID 04, 14, JBOD

Two Reset Modes

  • Reset firmware GUI button
  • HW reset button (hold for 10 seconds)

Flash ROM

  • 128 MB


  • 1024 MB DDR3



  • Linux


  • Supports resolutions up to a maximum of 1920 x1080

Live View/Playback

  • Supports camera resolutions up to a maximum of 2560 x1920

System Requirements for Web Interface

  • Browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari

Camera Search

  • UPnP

Audio and Video Recording

  • Synchronized audio & video recording

Compression Format

  • H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG

Audio Compression Format

  • G.711, G.726

Video Setting

  • Resolution
  • Quality
  • Bitrate
  • Frame rate
  • Enable audio
  • Video profile selection

Recording Mode

  • Record by schedule, manual, always, and event-based recording
  • Motion-triggered recording

Alarm Recording

  • Pre-alarm: 60 seconds per channel
  • Post-alarm: 300 seconds per channel

Remote Live View

  • Supported via browser and NVR CMS (DCS-260) software

Remote Live View Control

  • Live view
  • Preset/Go to Preset
  • Patrol/Auto Patrol
  • Focus
  • PTZ control
  • Snapshot
  • Full screen
  • Auto scan
  • Digital zoom (Zoom in & Zoom out)
  • Manual Record
  • Audio Enable
  • Adjust audio volume
  • Video layout
  • e-map

Remote Playback Control

  • Normal
  • Fast forward/rewind
  • Step forward/rewind

Remote Playback

  • Supported via browser and Remote Playback application
  • Playback system with timeline GUI, search by event, area, cameras, date, and time
  • Browser or Remote Playback support 16-channel simultaneous playback
  • Digital zoom

Overwrite Recording

  • Auto recycling when disk storage is full

File Export

  • Local: Export videos to AVI file
  • Remote: Export videos to AVI file
  • Export images to JPG file

Digital Watermark Tool

  • Prevents recorded video files/snapshots from being tampered with
  • Acts as a tool for verification

User Account

  • Additional accounts can be created to allow users system access and specify authorization for camera channels, PTZ, etc.


  • D-Link DDNS and DynDns server support
  • Manual DDNS

System Time

  • D-Link NTP
  • Input time
  • Sync with computer

Auto Backup

  • Backup recorded data to USB/SAMBA/FTP via a schedule

Remote Backup

  • Remote backup software can backup raw data to redundant storage

System Status

  • Camera status
  • HDD status
  • System status

Network Service Protocols

  • DHCP Server/Client
  • NTP Client
  • DNS Client
  • DDNS Client
  • SMTP Client
  • FTP Client
  • HTTP Server
  • RTP
  • RTCP
  • RTSP
  • IP filtering
  • UPnP
  • CoS
  • QoS/DSCP
  • Samba
  • Bonjour
  • SNMP v1/v2c/v3
  • PPPoE
  • DDP

User Interface

  • HTTP Web browser
  • NVR Search Utility
  • Remote Playback/Backup
  • Verification tool
  • Mobile app
  • GUI via HDMI/VGA

Package Contents

  • JustConnect 16-Channel PoE Network Video Recorder
  • Power Adapter
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • CD-ROM with:
  • Software
  • Product Documentation


Weight • 2.1 kg (4.63 lbs)

Power Input

  • Input: 100 to 240 V AC, 50 to 60 Hz
  • Output: DC 48 V/1.85 A

Power Consumption • Max. 90 W

PoE Budget

  • Per Port: Max. 15 W
  • Total: 45 W


  • Operating: 0 to 40 ˚C (32 to 104 ˚F)
  • Storage: -20 to 70 ˚C (-4 to 158 ˚F)


  • 5% to 90% non-condensing


  • CE
  • FCC
  • RoHS


  • 5-Years

Business Benefits

"We’re on the air and on the Internet because of D-Link switches. We’re very comfortable with the hardware, it’s been flawless."
Steven Bothwick
Director of Information Management Systems New Hampshire Public Radio

How to get the

Hardware revisions
Downloads can vary across product revisions.
How can I find my hardware version?
The Hardware version is located on the product information sticker on the bottom of the box and on the bottom of the product. It is marked with H/W.
Ex. H/W Ver: A1

Contact Details

D-Link Canada
2525 Meadowvale Blvd.
L5N 5S2

General: 800.354.6522
Fax: 905-828-5669