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Zmodo PKD-DK4216-500GB 4CH 960H DVR w/ 500GB HDD & 4 x 600TVL Day Night Outdoor Cameras 3G Mobile Access Surveillance Kit

  • 4CH. H.264 Level 960H DVR
  • 600TVL, 6mm Lens
  • Night Vision Up to 50ft
  • Outdoor Weatherproof
  • Motion, Playback, Schedule
  • Free Mobile Apps for remote viewing
  • 500GB HDD Included

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Zmodo 4 Channel Outdoor Camera Surveillance Kit - PKD-DK4216-500GB


Easy Setup

We've equipped this DVR with an innovative hassle-free QR-code connection. Anyone can set up this system for remote access in minutes. Say goodbye to port forwarding and networking issues - simply download the free mobile app, scan the QR Code, and start live viewing your cameras from anywhere in the world.


Connect the DVR to the Cameras & a monitor


Connect to a wifi router


Download the Zsight App and register an account


Scan the QR-Code and Enjoy Live Viewing


View and Record in 960H Resolution

  • Record detailed security footage from the 600TVL cameras in stunning 960H resolution. 960H is the new standard for surveillance cameras and security DVRs that provides high resolution images using advanced image sensors.
  • 960H resolution provides superior images that are 34% larger than D1 and more than 500% larger than CIF. Record at 960H to improve recording efficiency while capturing true-to-life, non-stretched security footage that leaves nothing to the imagination.

Intelligent Alerts for Motion Detection

Always know what's going on at your home or business, even when you're away. When your camera detects motion, you will receive push notifications on your mobile for real-time monitoring or email alert with snapshot.


Smart Recording

  • Smart recording mode saves up to 80% of your hard drive space. It enables the system to record longer while still enjoy 24/7 continuous monitoring. With smart recording, your hard drive will record twice as long as others or equal capacity.
  • Smart recording records at 25fps real-time when there is motion detected, and record at 5fps non real-time when there is no movement.

Easy Connection to your VGA Monitor

With equipped 1 VGA video output, you can easily connect the DVR to your VGA monitor for instant viewing. View all cameras at once on a split-screen, or view 1 camera at a time on full screen with the option to cycle through each of the cameras at a customizable speed.


600TV Line Indoor/Outdoor Security Cameras

Eigth 600TVL high resulotion bullet security cameras offer improved sharpness,clarity and detail under all light conditions, and capture detailed video footage all of the time. Each camera comes equipped with 11 LEDs allowing the ability to view images up to 50ft away at night,protecting your family or business at any hour of the day.




Night Vision up to 50ft


High resistance weatherproof for both indoor and outdoor use

DVR Key Features
  • Tablet / Smartphone viewing and playback
  • Easy QR-Code Smartphone Setup
  • Syperior 960H Resolution - 34% more detailed than D1
  • Instant email alerts with snapshot attachment
  • Instant mobile push notifications when motion detected
  • Smart recording saves up to 80% of your hard drive space
  • Multiple recording modes - smart recording, continuous, scheduled and motion recording
  • H.264 video compression
  • Pentaplex operation - view, record, playback, backup and remotely control the system simultaneously
  • PTZ cameras supported (RS485)
  • Advanced free mobile apps with live viewing, playback, video recording and snapshot
  • Firmware upgrades over internet through your mobile app
  • 4x digital zoom allows you to get a closer view of live video
Camera Features
  • 600TVL high resolution security cameras
  • Durable weatherproof metal housing for both indoor and outdoor use
  • Day/Night mode - picture automatically switches to B&W delivering better clarity in low light conditions
  • 6mm lens allows you to see longer
  • Night vision range up to 50ft
  • Versatile mounting options - ceiling, counter or wall mountable
Package Includes
  1. (1) 4 Channel Real Time DVR
  2. (1) 500GB Hard Drive
  3. (4) 600TVL Outdoor Security Camera
  4. (4) 60ft SurveillanceVideo+Power All-in-one Cable
  5. (1) 12V/1.5A Power Supply for Cameras
  6. (1) 1-4 Splitter Cable for Cameras
  7. (1) Power Supply for Security DVR
  8. (1) Quick User Guide

Learn more about the Zmodo PKD-DK4216-500GB




Kit Solution
Camera inputs
4 Channel
Video Input
BNC x 4
Video Output
BNC x 2, VGA x 1
Audio Input
RCA x 4
Audio Output
RCA x 2
Resolution Display
NTSC: D1 (704 x 480) / PAL: D1 (704 x 576)
Display Frame Rate
NTSC: 120 fps @ D1 / PAL: 100 fps @ D1
Resolution Recording
Selectable: NTSC: D1(704 x 480); HD1(704 x 240); CIF (352 x 240) / PAL: D1(704 x 576); HD1(704 x 288); CIF (352 x 288)
Recording Frame Rate
NTSC: 120 fps @ CIF / PAL: 100 fps @ CIF
Recording Mode
Continuous / Time Schedule / Motion Detection
Recording Compression
H.264 Level
Storage Capacity
500GB SATA HDD, Up to 2TB
Backup Device
USB 2.0


Network Connection
RJ45, 10M/100M
Network Protocol


Remote Control
IR Remote Control
Power Supply
DC12V, 3A


Bundled Camera Number
Bundled Camera Spec
Image Sensor: 1/4" Color CMOS

TV System: NTSC

Effective Pixels: NTSC: 652 (H) x 582 (V)

Horizontal Resolution: 600 TV-Lines

Lens: 6mm

Number of IR LEDs: 11 LEDs

Infrared Illumination (Night Vision): up to 30ft.

Minimum Illumination: 0.0 Lux

S/N Ratio: 48dB

Video Output: 1.0Vp-p, 75ohms

Weatherproof: Yes

Power: 12V DC

Dimensions (W x D x H): 2.9" x 2" x 1.8"

Gross Weight: 0.38 lbs.

Material: Metal Shell
Camera Horizontal Resolution

Dimensions & Weight

300mm (W) x 220mm (D) x 47mm (H)


Package Contents
(1) DVR with 500GB HD
(4) Color IR Security Outdoor Cameras
(4) 60ft Surveillance Video + Power All-in-one Cables
(1) 12V/1500mA 4 Port Power Supply for CCTV Cameras
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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Customer Reviews of the Zmodo PKD-DK4216-500GB

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  • Sergey L.
  • 4/20/2015 6:22:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUsed

Pros: broken, used

Cons: broken, used

Other Thoughts: was delivered next day, when i opened parts were missing, one cable
was cut, the DVR looked used.
Applied RMA and send back to NewEgg and got Email
Unfortunately, the below item(s) was physically damaged and beyond the applicable warranty coverage as indicated in our Standard Warranty Policy.
They send me back broken one.
So disappointing, was customer for a long time

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • George S.
  • 10/23/2013 7:20:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSoftware bugs limit usefulness.

Pros: Price. The kit has mostly what I needed to install it except for some screw hardware that I needed for my particular installation.
I was able to set up the system to email when a motion event happened. The mail goes out very quickly, which is a plus.
I can view my system remotely on my iPhone using the Zviewer app. Another app called APlayer also works, but you can only view live video. I wish you could review motion events remotely on the iPhone.

Cons: Software is faulty.

When I query the unit using ActiveX/IE client or NVMS for motion event videos, the query fails. It used to fail only on Chan 1, but now it does on Chan 2. (I'm using only 2 cameras).

When I try to download the videos using ActiveX/IE client, it acts as if it is doing something, but really nothing happens. Similar problems with NVMS software. NVMS has stopped working completely.

I cannot download videos directly to a USB stick. Upon insertion the system freezes up.

The system has many false positive motion events during sunrise and sunset using outside cameras.

The system was initially configured to record only motion events. It has started recording continuously all on its own.

I don't recommend this system unless they can make it work correctly, or if all you need is to be able to view live video and get snapshots mailed to you of motion events (but then why do you need a hard drive at all then?)

Other Thoughts: Look for some other product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate your feedback about Zmodo products and service. I believe that there is some simple troubleshooting tips that our technical support staff could help you with.

On Internet Explorer you need to right click and select “run as administrator” to access the playback and also for the downloading issues.

The flash drive needs to not have an LED light on it, it will require too much power and will not be detected by the DVR.

The motion detection can be set off by shadows if the sensitivity is too high, so lowering that and/or adjusting the detection area can help.

I encourage you to contact us so we can work directly with you to make Zmodo products right for you. You may call us at 866-551-6881 extension 8117 or email

Best Regards,
Zmodo Sales and Support

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  • Lee S.
  • 8/19/2013 12:38:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpDate

Pros: Fairly simple to setup. Avg camera quality compared with others in price category

Cons: Tech support is available through email. To my surprise there was a knowledgeable person responding and the updates and other settings required were quickly addressed. So I have revised my rating.

Other Thoughts: Update to latest driver, even if you aren't running windows 8.

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  • Barry W.
  • 8/10/2013 12:26:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: The price

Cons: very poor quality cameras, directions might as well be written in Chinese, not worth the trouble of installing, will be returning. Do yourself a favor and buy something better...The old get what you pay for applies to this. And unlike zmodos reply to another disappointed buyer, it is NOT a 2 year warranty. It's a one year limited, although they don't say what the limitations are, and a 7 day return policy.

Other Thoughts: To give you an idea how bad they are, with the packing list they suggest going to YouTube to view their videos. I watched part 1 of 7....and that's all there was. They apparently never made the other 6 videos.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

We appreciate your feedback, it is a vital tool we use to improve ourselves and provide a better product and service. Zmodo strives to offer easy to use products with the lowest price, and with that, we are confident enough to offer 2 year warranty to Newegg customers when buying from Newegg. In the details section of this posting, towards the bottom you can see the warranty information. Our warranty policies can also be found here, and Newegg return policy here

We do provide YouTube tutorial videos to offer another resource for our customers. These videos can be found here

Like always, you may call us at 866-551-6881 or email us at if you have any questions. Please also feel free to return the item to Newegg if you are not satisfied with the product.

Best Regards,

Zmodo Sales and Support

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  • Mike C.
  • 6/10/2013 2:36:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnot bad if on sale

Pros: price if on sale, around $160

Cons: All the cons I have are not really cons with this (sale) price system. Cams could be a little better. Night vision could be a little less grainy. Prob. just me but the wires need to be labeled for cam end and HD end. See below

Other Thoughts: This is my reason for review, and hopes someone won't make the bonehead move I did. I looked at the wires and they looked the same to me so I ran them from where the HD was going to cam mounting positions through walls and up through the attic. When I mounted the first cam I went to plug in the wire and yep, the connection will only go 1 way. Out of all 4 wires you would think I would get at least 1 right but NO lol. It was painful, but all 4 had to be rerouted. So make sure you are running them the right way!

If you use motion detection you will really have to play with settings to keep a LOT of false hits. One thing I had was a/c vents would barely move shades or blinds . Traffic outside would make sun glare and shadows that would trip it. Other times it would go off and I have looked and looked at reviews and can't find anything at all. There are settings and black out regions to eliminate these false captures but I have not tried any. I record 24/7. I get 3 days before data write over with the 500gb drive and record quality on high.

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  • Patrick L.
  • 5/17/2013 8:11:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggslow price but won't last long

Pros: Low price and the hardware is easy to set up.

Cons: The system worked for last than a year before the DVR died suddenly without any reason. I have always used surge protector and there was nothing unusual the days around it died. I tried tech support but it's no help at all. If you buy one, don't expect it to last forever or a year.

Other Thoughts: I finally bought a cheap USB video hookup and connect the cameras to an extra laptop.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

First let us apologize for your negative experience with Zmodo. Zmodo products have a 2 year warranty when bought on newegg and we always recommend our customers to work directly with us to create a RMA for a replacement product. There is a chance that the DVR didn’t die on you, but the hard drive inside did. The hard drive can easily be replaced and have your DVR back up and running.

We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to help resolve this issue with you and improve your Zmodo experience. Please contact us at 866-551-6881 or and our tech support will be able to help you troubleshoot your issue.

Best Regards,
Zmodo Sales and Support

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  • Anthony S.
  • 11/27/2012 6:18:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat bang for your buck

Pros: DDNS capable and 3G mobile access.
Picture quality is much better than I expected.
Motion activated recording does exactly that, with added sensitivity settings for individual cameras; works great with pets.
Global settings can be adjusted easily with built-in mouse or remotely through browser session.
Settings menus, saves, and reboots are snappy and responsive for what I expected to be an inferior system.

Cons: Night vision viewing is effective for my purposes, but only slightly better than a baby monitor.
Do not like drilling 1/2" to 5/8" holes for the BNC connectors to fit through going through the attic/walls; size increases to 7/8" or 1" for the aggregate holes leading to the dvr unit if you are hiding it.

Other Thoughts: Hidden in my home for motion activated recording (break-ins, perps, etc.)
Make sure you allow activeX controls for dvr through IE.
If using 3G access, make sure you follow online instructional videos to setup port forwarding or free ddns services online; being a network engineer helps as these are very similar to setting up PoE cameras.
Make sure you know how to change out a hard drive, because these things do not last forever: 3-6 yrs max.

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  • Sebastian F.
  • 3/24/2012 5:11:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSab

Pros: Price. Video quality is good. I have nothing to compare it to since this is my first kit.

Cons: Didn't know you had to push "0" (zero) on the remote control to "unlock" the dvr's functionality. Didn't see it anywhere in the manual which is an english translation from chinese it seems.

Other Thoughts: Didn't know you had to push "0" (zero) on the remote control to "unlock" the dvr's functionality.

So I recant my previous review of this camera system

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  • Sebastian F.
  • 3/24/2012 6:42:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHappy Disappointment

Pros: Price. Video works. Easy to setup.

Cons: DVR doesnt work. Remote doesnt work. No response from pushing buttons on the DVR.

Other Thoughts: Email zmodo customer service about the non-responsiveness of DVR unit at 6pm-ish on 3-23-2012 and no response. I'm about to start the RMA process and soon as I submit this review.

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  • david G.
  • 2/18/2012 6:23:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood cameras good price at 170

Pros: Easy setup and networking capabilities are nice

Cons: Viewing angle is very wide and the directions are pretty bad

Other Thoughts: Using for office to keep track of who is coming and going, so viewing angle isnt huge problem and works well for what I need. You arent puchasing a casino grade system, so dont expect one.

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