October 15, 2015
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
So I ordered this system with the 15% off sale, and received a great deal from the start. Then, instead of receiving the 720p DVR and 8 720p cameras, I instead received a 1080p DVR, 4 1080p cameras, and 4 720p cameras. The 1080p cameras only have a 70 degree field of vision compared to the 90 degree of the 720p cameras, but with higher resolution, I feel they make up for that. Also I received a standard AOC 24inch monitor instead of the lorex monitor, which I was perfectly OK with as the AOC monitor I received has VGA, and 2 (!) HDMI inputs. I had an older Lorex system before, so this system literally was plug and play with all of my existing BNC/power cables. I swapped the DVR (which did display and record my older low quality cameras), swapped out the cameras, and wow does it look amazing. My old system was next to impossible to get online, but with this system, I downloaded the iPhone app, scanned the QR code on the DVR, and within 15-20 seconds, I was looking at all my cameras. It literally could not have been easier. (Unless someone did it for me, I guess that would have been easier.) - Next I downloaded the FLIRCloud client for PC on my home computers, it found the DVR on my home network by itself. I clicked on it, inputted the 6 digit passcode (that I set up from the app on my phone on download) and again within 30 seconds was looking at all my video feeds. Also the quality is near perfect even over the live feed. (granted it is on a 100mbs home network, but still.) - The quality was lower, but still acceptable over the iPhone app. I could not be happier with the value, quality, and ease of use. I will continue being a Lorex customer.