Dahua DHI-NVR5216-8P-I-4TB 16ch face recognition AI NVR


Product Features:
- Linux OS.
- H.265+/H.265/H.264+/H.264/MJPEG.
- Up to 16 IP camera inputs.
- 320Mbps input bandwidth (160Mbps with AI function ON).
- Perimetral protection up to 16 channels.
- Facial recognition with video stream up to 4 channels.
- Up to 24 facial images per second.
- Up to 20 facial data bases with a total of 100.000 images.
- 8x PoE/PoE+/ePoE/EoC.

Dahua DHI-NVR5216-8P-I Pro-AI NVR Network Video Recorder (Facial Recognition Body Temperature Detections Facility): The Dahua DHI-NVR5216-8P-I Pro-AI 2-Bay NVR Network Video Recorder delivers excellent performance and high-quality recording that is ideally suited for IP video surveillance applications. This NVR has a powerful processor, capable of 4K resolution processing for applications where highly detailed images are required. Additionally, the DHI-NVR5216-8P-I NVR can be utilized as edge storage, central storage or a backup storage with an intuitive shortcut operation menu for remote management and control.

Key Features:

✓ Un-populated two (2) bay Network Video Recorder (NVR).

✓ Includes sixteen (16) channel IP video input.

✓ Smart H.265+/H.265/Smart H.264+/H.264/MJPEG.

✓ Up to 16 Channel perimeter protection.

✓ Up to 4 Channel video stream face recognition.

✓ Up to 24 face pictures/sec processing.

✓ Up to 20 face databases with 100,000 face images in total.

✓ 1-8 PoE Ports support Dahua e PoE & EoC.

Third-party compatibility: The DHI-NVR5216-8P-I NVR is compatible with numerous third-party devices, which make it the perfect solution for surveillance systems that work independently of a video management system (VMS).

Deep learning algorithms: With a built-in deep learning module, the DHI-NVR5216-8P-I adopts video image structuring technology based on deep learning algorithms, achieving high-precision human face recognition and perimeter protection. By applying deep learning artificial intelligence, the DHI-NVR5216-8P-I allows users to focus on what matters most, improving event response time and helping to make video actionable.

Perimeter protection: Perimeter Protection automatically filters out false alarms caused by animals, rustling leaves, bright lights, etc., enabling the system to act as secondary recognition for the targets, to improve alarm accuracy.

Real time face recognition: This NVR has the ability to conduct real time face recognition. Facial attribute analysis includes gender, age, expression, glasses, moustache, and mouth mask. It identifies people, records face with metadata, and can filter facial features with real time display, showing only faces with the target features.

Face database management: This NVR has multiple configurable face databases, with powerful face database management. Face databases can be applied to video channels independently, and name, gender, birthday, nationality, address, ID information can be added to each face picture.

Common/Stranger mode: The DHI-NVR5216-8P-I supports common and stranger mode. In stranger mode, when the NVR detects a strange face (i.e. not in the device's face database), it can trigger an alarm, buzzer, snapshot, record, etc. Similarity threshold can be set manually. This function can be utilized for important infrastructure sites for which access control is critical.

AI (Artificial Intelligence) search: The DHI-NVR5216-8P-I supports searching by metadata of humans and vehicles, and supports uploading face pictures to the NVR and comparing them with recorded faces in the NVR by similarity. This enables users to quickly and easily search through multiple channels and lengthy recordings, efficiently finding out when and where a person of interest appeared.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR): ANPR is available for convenient entrance/exit management. This NVR supports license plate recognition (working with Dahua ITC cameras, sold separately), black/white list import/export, add/delete B/W list number, and search result from recorded video.

Point of Sale (POS): Ideal for grocery and retail stores, the optional POS solution allows the DHI-NVR5216-8P-I NVR to receive a POS transaction via corresponding video. This feature allows merchants to analyze specific transactions via the Fuzzy search algorithm.

Standard Warranty: 1-Years



Main Processor

Multi-core embedded processor

Operating System

Embedded LINUX

Perimeter Protection


16 channel, 10 IVS rules for each channel

Object classification

Human/Vehicle secondary recognition for tripwire and intrusion

AI Search

Search by target classification (Human, Vehicle)

Face Recognition


Max 24 face pictures /sec processing (modeling and comparing)

4 channel video stream face recognition / 16 channel picture stream face recognition (with FD camera)

Stranger Mode

Detect strangers' faces (not in device's face database). Similarity threshold can be set manually.

AI Search

Up to 8 target face images search at same time, similarity threshold can be set for each target face image.

Database Management

Up to 20 face databases with 100,000 face images in total. Name, gender, birthday, nationality, address, ID information can be added to each face picture.

Database Application

Each database can be applied to video channels independently.

Trigger Events

Buzzer, Voice Prompts, Email, Snapshot, Recording, Alarm Out, PTZ Activation, etc.



Gender, age, glasses, beard, mask.


Vehicle color, vehicle model, vehicle logo, plate color, vehicle decorations, call, seatbelt.

Human Body

Tops style, tops color, bottom style, bottom color, hat, bag.

Non-motor Vehicle

Type, color, people number.

AI Search

Support search target video by metadata.

Audio and Video

IP Camera Input

16 Channel

Two-way Talk

1 Channel Input, 1 Channel Output, RCA





HDMI/VGA: 3840 × 2160, 1920 × 1080, 1280 × 1024, 1280 × 720, 1024 × 768

Decoding Capability

[email protected] (30fps), [email protected](30fps)

Multi-screen Display




320Mbps (160Mbps when AI function enabled)


Smart H.265+/H.265/Smart H.264+/H.264/MJPEG


16MP, 12MP, 8MP, 6MP, 5MP, 4MP, 3MP, 1080P, 1.3MP, 720P, D1 etc.

Record Mode

Manual, Schedule (Continuous, MD (Motion Detection), Alarm, IVS)

Record Interval

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

Video Detection and Alarm

Trigger Events

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

Video Detection

Motion Detection, MD Zones: 396 (22 × 18), Video Loss, Tampering and Scene Change

Alarm input

4 Channel

Relay Output

2 Channel

Playback and Backup

Sync Playback


Search Mode

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

Backup Mode

USB Device/Network

Third-party Support

Third-party Support

Arecont Vision, Air live, AXIS, Canon, Dynacolor, JVC, LG, Panasonic, Pelco, PSIA, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony, Watchnet and more



1 RJ-45 Ports (10/100/1000Mbps)


8 ports (IEEE802.3af/at)

1-8 ports support ePoE & EoC

Network Function

HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6, UPnP, SNMP, RTSP, UDP, SMTP, NTP, DHCP, DNS, IP Filter, PPPoE,DDNS, FTP, Alarm Server, IP Search (Support IP camera, DVR, NVS, etc.), P2P

Max. User Access

128 users

Smart Phone

iPhone, iPad, Android




Internal HDD

2 SATA III Ports, Up to 8 TB capacity for each HDD



Auxiliary Interface


2 USB Ports (1 Rear USB 3.0, 1 Front USB 2.0)


1 Port, for PC Communication and Keyboard


1 Port, for PTZ Control


Power Supply

Single, AC100V ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60 Hz

Power Consumption

NVR: <15.6W (Without HDD)

PoE: Max 25.5W for single port

130W total rated power, 80% control for protection


Smart fan, automatically adjust running speed


Operating Conditions

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

Storage Conditions

-20°C ~ +70°C (-4°F ~ +158°F), 0 ~ 90% RH



1U, 375mm x 327.3mm x 53mm ;

(14.8" x 12.9" x 2.1")

Net Weight

2.70kg (6.0 lb) (without HDD)

Gross Weight

4.00kg (8.8 lb) (without HDD)



EN55032, EN55024, EN50130-4, EN60950-1


Part 15 Subpart B, ANSI C63.4-2014


UL 60950-1


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