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Full HD network security camera system


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IP Security Camera System with NVR

View your world like never before in Full High Definition 1080p viewing and real time recording, adding a whole new dimension to your monitoring. The netHD NVR security system (LNR200) brings a more heightened level of detail and clarity to your surveillance and awareness needs. Access your netHD NVR system at your convenience from anywhere in the world on your PC or Mac with free remote viewing software, and on your tablet or smartphone using free dedicated Lorex® apps. The dual streaming function allows for bandwidth efficient transmissions over the internet while still recording HD quality video to the NVR.

HD NVR with HDMI support

Vivid 1080p HD resolution

The Lorex netHD Lorex NVR features stunning real-time 30 fps recording on each channel at 1080p resolution providing you with that crucial peace-of-mind knowing that the recorded footage is of the highest quality. Watch live surveillance video or review the recordings on your TV in High Definition. The Lorex netHD NVR can be connected to any compatible HD TV using the included HDMI cable.

High definition IP camera

Compatibility Notice

This NVR is compatible with Lorex IP cameras that use PoE for power and data transmission over Ethernet cables. This HD NVR is not compatible with third-party IP cameras. Click here for full camera compatibility list.

remote viewing

Remote security viewing

The user friendly and exclusive Lorex® Easy Connect Internet Set-up Wizard provides a quick and simple step by step setup process to access the free Lorex® DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service). Assuring a secure and constant connection over the internet while providing a reliable and customizable email notification service with snapshot attachments and accurate time synchronization with NTP (Network Time Protocol).

power over ethernet security cameras

PoE installation

Connect and install the IP cameras in minutes. Additional Lorex® cameras will be discovered and configured automatically. The netHD NVR is equipped with PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports that eliminate the need of extra cables and power supplies for the IP cameras.

LNR200 series security NVR compatibility chart

Exclusive LOREX Easy Connect Internet Set-up Wizard

Simple installation process for user convenience.

24/7 100% Duty cycle hard drive pre-installed

The hard drives are designed to work in a security environment, including simultaneous recording & playback from various streams.

FLIR Cloud Connection and Apps

FLIR Cloud will help simplify and organize your life by keeping track of all your security cameras from anywhere in the world on any iPhone®, iPad® or Android® devices.




  • FULL HD 1080P Resolution
  • Real-time Recording at 1080P Resolution (30fps on each channel)
  • Simultaneous Playback and Live view on the same screen
  • Selectable area Zoom during Live and Playback display
  • Easy Camera Installation using Power over Ethernet (CAT5) cable
  • 24/7 100% Duty Cycle Hard Disc Drive
  • Expandable High Capacity Storage - up to 8TB (2 x HDD up to 4TB each)
  • Mirror Hard Drive Recording - secure your recordings by backing up footage to an internal hard drive at the same time as recording to the primary hard drive 1
  • HDMI output resolution 1080p & VGA output for simple connection to HDTVs (HDMI cable included)
  • Pentaplex operation - View, Record, Playback, Backup & Remotely control the system simultaneously

Connectivity Features :

  • Instant Mobile Viewing on compatible Smartphones 2
  • Dedicated iPad® and Android tablet apps with multi-channel live viewing and playback
  • Exclusive LOREX Easy Connect Internet Set-up Wizard 3
  • Lorex netHD Client Software:
  • PC (Microsoft Windows™ 8, 7) compatible using client software (included) & web browser
  • Mac remote client software (included) and Safari web browser
  • Free LOREX DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service) for advanced remote connectivity at all times
  • Instant e-mail alerts with snap shot attachments of event and web link

Camera Features:

  • H.264 video compression technology
  • Full HD1080p video with real-time recording (30fps)
  • True Day/Night mode: Picture automatically switches to B&W delivering better clarity in low light conditions
  • 3D DNR - Frame-to-frame Digital Noise Reduction combined with
  • Spatial Noise Reduction, delivering a cleaner, more accurate image, with better clarity, sharpness, greater disc space for storage, and improved motion detection.
  • Digital-Wide Dynamic Range backlight compensation provides clear detailed images where very bright and very dark areas are in the same field of view and frame of the camera.
  • Outstanding Night Vision up to 150ft away in typical night time ambient lighting and up to 100ft away total darkness4
  • Automatic Infrared Filter ensures true & accurate color in all lighting conditions
  • 3 Megapixel 4mm lens for superior detail and wide angle viewing (79° diagonal FOV)
  • Easy IP management for hassle free remote mobile surveillance
  • Dual stream allows you to record & view live video simultaneously while also conserving bandwidth
  • Weatherproof (IP66) rated aluminum housing for indoor/outdoor installations 5
  • Vandal-resistant design: Cable pass-through wall-mount bracket protects connection cables
  • 100ft Cat5 Power over Ethernet cable (PoE) for flexible installation
  • Close-up recognition at night with auto light compensation prevents wash-out effect
  • Anti-glare feature ensures clear images under strong lighting conditions
  • Set It and Forget It -Auto-Detect pre-configured cameras 6

1. Mirror recording requires a second hard drive (not included) be installed in the NVR. Mirror hard drive must be as large or larger than primary hard drive to backup all recordings. Backup begins from when mirror hard drive is installed and configured.
2. Instant Mobile Viewing on iPad®, iPhone®, Android (version 2.3 & above). Mobile phone data plan is required (not included). Router port forwarding required. For the latest smart phone compatibility list check as new smart phone models become available in the market.
3. Requires a high speed Internet connection and a router (not included).
4. Stated IR illumination range is based on ideal conditions in total darkness and in typical outdoor night time ambient lighting. Actual range and image clarity depends on installation location, viewing area and light reflection / absorption level of object.
5. Not intended for submersion in water. Installation in a sheltered location recommended.
6. 1 minute discovery time when connecting a new camera to NVR.










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1 out of 141


Location: Orange Park, Florida

I have owned this system for 3 years. All 6 cameras and the NVR are still functioning flawlessly. Power over Ethernet was easy to install. I took the time to route the cables through a wall which was the hardest part. I had a helper so it made it easier. I live in Florida so these cameras are in a hot humid harsh environment including surviving hurricane Matthew.

What have I seen since I installed the cameras? Possums, Armadillos digging up my yard, Foxes, Owls, Cats, Dogs Etc. I have caught a woman stealing my Sunday newspaper, A tree in the front yard was caught going down during a heavy thunderstorm. The payoff was last month when I walked outside and saw that my brick mailbox was hit. It took me about 2 minutes to find the footage. The HD cameras allowed me to see the truck number and logo on the side. The company didn't want to work with me so the police were called. With that footage the driver who left without leaving a note is being charged with leaving the scene and careless driving and I am getting a new mailbox at no charge to me. The police said without that video there would not have been much that they could do. I never would have known who the culprit was.

I have read some of the other reviews one person was unhappy about getting too many Emails. I rarely use this function but it is nice to have. The camera motion sensitivity is adjustable he has it on the wrong setting. If a large moth flies in front of your camera it will alert. The cameras are functioning correctly.

For Lorex. Your remote software works on my tablet but not on my phone. I am using third party software to view on my Android phone. I have been waiting for a fix but it has yet to arrive. That is my only complaint. I would have rated 5 stars if that was working.

2 out of 141


Location: mid west

Hi, I have worked with Tech. support a dozen times or more. The result has been no solution and no call back to date as promised. I have attempted to work with the customer support team in good faith attempting to even pay for an upgrade or replacement. The results were broken promises.
I'm requesting a call from John Distelzweig, Eric Miller or Steve Gold Vice President, Sales.
I have received a return authorization for my unit but feel a better solution would be the HDIP84W and LND 3374B-2PK at the price promised. At this point I far meet you more than half way on a solution.
I’m asking that your company honor what was promised of a discount on a new system that can be found in your internal emails or resolve the internal issues with a HD system to works with Android operating system.
I feel I have been a good customer and supported your product and my time is of some value. Therefore I ask that you make some efforts to compensate me for a product that has been unable to work as promised.

Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies for any difficulty you experienced. Our sales team was happy to assist in a resolution for you.

3 out of 141


Location: Washington State

The set up was easy. The camera quality is good. The motion sensing is absolutely terrible! I get at least 200 emails daily. I adjusted the sensitivity to the lowest setting. At this setting they will not even sense a person walking past, one setting higher they send you a ton of images with nothing happening. I would definitely NOT recommend this product to a friend.

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear you're having trouble with your motion sensitivity settings. Our technical support team will be happy to assist you with this and can be reached at 1-877-755-6739.

4 out of 141


Location: Order L408019

I ordered a camera over 5 months ago. I still have not received it. STAY AWAY

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5 out of 141


Location: Westlock Alberta Canada

I just installed my second set of cameras this past fall. they work well for a basic system and I finally got around to setting up the ddns which works well.

I am having a connectivity issue with one of the cameras and hope lorex will cover it on warranty.

6 out of 141


Location: California

I bought this system from Costco in 2013 did not install it till about couple of weeks ago. 3 of my 4 bullet cameras have fogging issue. Literally nothing but fog is visible during the day. Costco has a 90 day policy on electronics and told that they could not help. I spoke to Lorex and all they could tell me was that the cameras are bad and have to be replaced. And since I am out of warranty they would offer me a generous 15% off on the replacement cameras. I paid a lot of money to get this kit. Now I either have to pay $600 (four cameras) or look at a whole new system which today cost about $800. I know i am out of warranty but Lorex can definitely do better on the quality of their gear.

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about the issue you are experiencing. Our sales team would be happy to assist you with a newer system that meets your needs as we have many new products available. Please call us at 1-888-425-6739.

7 out of 141


Location: California

The LNR4082C6B with 8-Channel HD NVR with 2TB HDD and 6 Weatherproof cameras seem to be an upgrade from the LNR380 series (which will essentially be phased out). There are some functions that i wish they copied from the LNR380 like the snapshot photos that come with email notifications (3 attached photos when motion is triggered compared to one at a time with the LNR408). And the actual day of the week( mon-sun ) in the time stamp with the LNR380 instead of just the month, day, and year with the LNR408... Video quality is essentially the same between the two (great!) Field of view on the LNR408 is wider (better) on the bullets (lnb3153 series but noton the lnb3143 is less if not the same as the lnr380?) All in all the LNR408 seems to be lorex's top of the line with much more added functionality. I just mentioned what was appealing to me. Only had them for less than a week to test and compare.

8 out of 141


Location: Boise, ID

I bought the LOLNR4082C6B with 8-Channel HD NVR with 2TB HDD and 6 Weatherproof last month. These IP cameras were easy to install. And relatively easy to put up and get the system up and running. Great picture, Good night vision and phone interface ap good also.

I hope that I get the extended warranty with this review!

9 out of 141


Location: Boise, ID

I bought the LOLNR4082C6B with 8-Channel HD NVR with 2TB HDD and 6 Weatherproof last month. These IP cameras were easy to install. And relatively easy to put up and get the system up and running. Great picture, Good night vision and phone interface ap good also.

I hope that I get the extended warranty with this review!

10 out of 141


Location: San Jose, ca

So far so good except that one of the cameras stopped working. Will need to request replacement. I even caught someone stealing packages and was able to zoom in the license plate. Installed this for almost a year now.

11 out of 141


Location: Vancouver

received replacement NVR, with all the same problems.
still waiting for something that works

12 out of 141


Location: Canada

It's been more than a year, support now says they don't plan to fix the issues with the NVR previously promised. The android app does not work on Android 5 (lollipop) support just closes my tickets without any help.

Support is a disaster, and the product is buggy.

13 out of 141


Location: Alberta Canada

These IP cameras were easy to install. And relatively easy to put up and get the system up and running. The most difficult part was the remote access but lorex has lots of online resources to walk you through it, plus the startup guide that came with the box.

Had a issue with a foggy lens on the camera but lorex sent one out ASAP and also sent a prepaid return slip so there was no cost to me at all.

I bought 2 of these systems and am still waiting to set the second one up. Cant wait!

next up: dome cameras

14 out of 141


Location: Michigan

Bought the LNR280 High def IP camera system about 22 months ago. It installed fairly easily. The only problem I encountered was due to not reading the instructions correctly. After going back and reading again, it worked perfectly. Great picture and phone interface ap good also.

15 out of 141


Location: California

I have been considering this system for over a year now. Ended up getting it 1 week ago.from Costco on sale. I am very pleased with the quality of the system. The cameras are die cast with good quality domes made of tough plexiglass. O ring sealed and packed with desiccant to avoid fogging the lens.
Set up was fairly easy considering the software setting up all the port forwarding for you.
I Phone 4s picks up the system reasonably well with a fairly standard web connection.
Happy so far hope the system will last for years.

16 out of 141


Location: Hawaii

My system stopping working while I was still under my warranty. The process of dealing with customer service has been a complete nightmare. I started the process about one month ago and I am still trying to find resolution. Each time I call customer service I am on hold for over an hour. I have requested the call back option and never heard from anyone. I am past the point of wanting to fix the system, I just want to get rid of it, so I don't have to deal with the awful customer service again. I am currently on hold and it has been 1 hour and 22 minutes.

17 out of 141


Location: Montreal

Fast delivery
Easy to install
Plug and play
Great remote connection
Easy to use
Good night vision

18 out of 141


Location: Continue to have problems

I continue to have problems with remote connectivity with this system. I dread having to call customer service because of the extended wait times and the techs not being very friendly. Its like I am bothering them with the call. i hope that I get the extended warranty with this review because i will need it!

19 out of 141


Location: California

The equipment was higher quality than I expected. It all worked out of the box which was great. The cameras can be wireless or direct wired which is good for people who have complex installs or do not feel confident running wires in the walls. The fan on the recording unit is a bit noisy but I a assume it is pulling allot of air. Since that can be placed in a out of the way area connected to the network it can be put in a place where sound is not an issue.

Image quality is excellent and provides good images day or night.

20 out of 141


Location: Ontario, Canada

I ordered the complete LNR282C6B 6 camera NVR system from Lorex after a lot of careful researching on the net. The NVR is the LNR200 series 8 channel model with built in PoE ports to power up the cameras. One cat5e cable (100 feet included with each camera) supplies both the video feed and the DC voltage to power the camera. Way better than the analog systems where you had to run a coax and a power cable.

Installation was quick and easy for the cameras but fishing the wires through our commercial building not so much... got the job done finally.

Everything powered up perfectly first time although one camera didn't work - traced the problem to a bad RJ45 connector - swapped it out and problem solved. Guess that one cable slipped through quality control...

Next it was configuring the NVR for remote connectivity over the internet and for the iPhone app. All went well until I had a problem with port forwarding on my Cisco RV-016 router.

One call to tech support - and despite other reviewer's complaints about being put on hold forever - I was up and running in less than 10 minutes. The tech took control of my computer remotely and configured my router properly. Special thanks to Roberto I. Thanks a million Rob.

All in all I am very pleased with this Lorex IP security package. The picture quality is absolutely stunning.

I might purchase a second complete system if we decide on more cameras in the future.

21 out of 141


Location: Lao Vista, Texas

I bought the Lorex Stratus Vantage LNR382 system with 4 outdoor security cameras and 2 outdoor dome cameras from Costco. I wanted HD at 1080p resolution, recorded events, complete control of my own operation and importantly the ability to do all of this from my Mac computer, iPhone and iPad. I know that this was a lot of "wants" but I got exactly what I wanted. I am not a computer nerd but do use a Mac and all this needed to be incredibly easy for my old brain. In short, it was and is! This was an incredibly easy and intuitive experience for me with only a little difficulty using my iPad with all of this. Once I had a handle on that all was perfect! My house was wired already for every possible contingency for security so I was able to pick what type of connectivity I wanted to use. In my case the POE was easy and important and the Lorex system allowed my to keep all wires completely hidden. I have gone on vacation and was able to see and control my entire system via the internet from hundreds of miles away with only a slight delay in reaction to changes that I wanted to make to cameras for clarity. I highly recommend this system to anyone who knows what they want to begin with and probably even for those who do not really know what that is all there when you want it to be!!!

22 out of 141


Location: Tampa, FL

Product came quickly and true to its word was plug and play. Quality of the cameras is excellent. When viewing remotely you need some good bandwidth to support watching the videos at Full HD, otherwise they will stop a few times.
Features there are plenty, still going through them all. Highly recommend the product.

23 out of 141


Location: PA

My order was delivered quickly. Set up was easy and quick. This new system that takes all of the port forwarding, etc. out of the picture is great. I've had no problem with the remote viewing either. The camera's give you a great view with really good clarity. This is a top notch system at a fraction of the cost.

24 out of 141


Location: Charlotte, NC

I absolutely love this system! I have had several camera problems but overall it has been great! The recordings are great and customer service is always helpful and kind.

25 out of 141


Location: Louisiana

Order was delivered very quickly. Installed 7 cameras and the NVR in a day. Very simple and easy to install but seems to be build very durable. I installed the NVR under a lower shelf so it can not be seen. installed a wireless mouse to operate from any where in the room. NVR does have a fan noise but not that noticeable. Setting the system up to send notification emails was a little tough but was able to figure it out after an hour or so. The biggest issue I had was the bright blue lights. They are blinding at night. Thankfully a small piece of black electrical tape and problem was solved. Picture quality is outstanding during the day and better that average at night. Well worth the money so far but have only had it installed for a month. If I do have any complaints or should I say suggestions, I would love to see them offer a camera for an IP system that would have pan, tilt and/or zoom function I can control remotely. I would also like them to offer a faster forward and reverse time than 4x (on NVR) and 8x in software when reviewing playback. Would purchase again.

26 out of 141


Location: Massachusetts

Very happy with LNR382C4B System. Easy to set up and operate. Bought the 1080P for a quality picture. Really wanted the POE capabilities this system offers. It worked out great and the picture quality is excellent!! I have some of the camera's mounted outside on my building and the distance covered in the parking lot look nice and clear.

27 out of 141


Location: Atlanta , GA

i purchased this unit from Lorex official store with 2 additional cameras. i guess it woks fine for 4 cameras. it has been three months since i hooked it up. i had one bad camera, which the night vision doesnt activate and lorex replaced free of charge. My main issue about the product is under multiscreen format , 2 or 3 cameras comes up as no resource or wont get any picture..
Out of 8 cameras , 6 will give live picture and 2 will give no resource message. But i will get all the pictures in single view mode. and it is really annoying screen switches every 5 secs. Tech support has no clue how to resolve this issue and talking to level 3 support 3 times about this issues, they said lorex is aware of it and it is a firmware issue and they will release a new firmware in 1-2 weeks. it has been more than 3 months and no software. Those who are buying 8 camera system be aware of this.

28 out of 141


Location: Fort Lauderdale

I have purchased this system to be installed on a hotel that i own. Let me tell you i am not disappointed. I highly recommend this NVR system if you are planning on upgrading or installing a new system. It is so easy to install it is almost like plug wait 30 seconds and play.
Remote viewing is a little bit more challenging, it will take a little bit more time to set up but in the long run it will pay off.
I was shocked to see how clear the definition is on this cameras.
The only downside i see is that if you get extra cameras can get expensive.
Overall i am loving it. Good job guys.

29 out of 141


Location: Minneapolis, MN

I spent a long time looking for a security camera system, and finally decided on Lorex. I purchased the HD POE version that came with the NVR and six bullet cameras. I still haven't installed the system because I ran out of warm weather (currently zero degrees in the Twin Cities), and will probably need to wait until the Spring to do it since the cameras probably won't work in sub-zero temperatures anyway. I'll have to update this review once the system is up and running. The only issue that I had was with the 30-day price guarantee. I purchased the system on October 31 with Lorex's standard 15% discount. The Black Friday discount ended up being 25% (within the 30-day price guarantee period). I couldn't find any details to Lorex's guarantee anywhere on their website, so I contacted them directly. They explained to me that they would not honor the guarantee during the Black Friday sales. It would be nice if Lorex would publish their guarantee. For this issue alone, I will have to give only a 3-star review pending the installation of the product.

30 out of 141


Location: Chattanooga

I purchased the LNR380 with 6 bullet cameras on Cyber Monday. It took about a week and two calls to get a shipping notification, but with the amount of Cyber Monday orders, I cannot complain. Once the order arrived, I was about to test one of the cameras and was very impressed with the clarity and picture of the HD cameras. Due to my work schedule I was not able to install the cameras for couple weeks. But I was able to complete the entire install in two days (it would only take about 7 hours for the entire project. I have an open attic area and a channel leading from the attic to the basment where the HVAC lines run. I ran all six PoE cables down the channel from the attic to the basment and was able to run them along the duct work to right under my bedroom. I have all the line running to my bedroom so that it is much easier to view the cameras from my HD tv mounted on the wall. All six lines were able to be run through a 1 inch hole in the floor joist only after the terminals on the PoE cables were staggered every 6 inches or so and secured with electrical tape. My cameras are secured to the eaves near the soffits. My eaves are vinyl but are very secure and I could not even pop them out of place if I tried. I was wanting to at least secure them to wood but as far as running the cables and the camera connection, the eaves worked the best. Like I said before, the picture quality is fantastic especially during the daylight when the cameras record in color. The IR for night recording works very well and the 150 ft view is very accurate. The motion detection however, is not working like I hoped. I set up the email alerts and set the sensitivity on high and I was recieving notifications every few minutes with no severe motion. Bugs flying in front of the lense and trees swaying seem to set it off. I even limited the motion field but was still receiving false alerts. I have submitted a help ticket to Lorex but due to the holidays I have not heard back yet. I did receive a notification that my ticket had been upgraded but I will submit a follow up review with the customer service experience. I would highly recommend this system, especially with the HD cameras, to anyone who would like that extra layer of security/protection and needs a high quality system. I plan on purchasing two addition cameras to fill my NVR and get the most out of it. I also recommend viewing on an HD TV and you will not be disappointed. Setting up the Stratus App on my iPhone and connecting it was so easy, as long as there is internet to the NVR, just use the app and follow the instructions.

31 out of 141


Location: Corona, CA

I received all my cameras and equipment in a timely manner and in great condition.
I'm not a computer expert but the entire set-up was easy completed. The quality is better than expected and the clarity is perfect. It was easy running the Ethernet cables to the NVR. I love the ease of using the mouse and make me look like I've been doing this for awhile.
I still don't know the purpose of the "remote" since it comes with a mouse, but I'll read the rest of the materials and I'm sure I'll fine out. Great Product!

32 out of 141


Location: HNL

Nice system, I received it within a week. Easy set up , I will recommend Lorex to any one for some good security system .

33 out of 141


Location: CA

Easy to setup with decent UI. My only gripe (which I have yet to vet) will be the availability of cameras to use with this system. My current suspicion is that it will only work with the cameras it comes with + the comparable dome version.

It is also on the noisier side for a dvr, but it may need the extra cooling for poe? It should at least ramp...only have 1 camera plugged in and it sounds like it's running at full throttle.

34 out of 141


Location: California

Great product and easy to setup for sure. This is my 2nd purchase from lorex and yet the most impressive thus far. Picture day and night has improved quite noticeable compared to the analog version I bought for another property. Still in testing mode before final approval. Satisfied for sure for now...

35 out of 141


Location: Austin, TX

We are building a new house and I am having it wired for CAT-6 from the start. I did some pretty extensive research on POE camera systems, and ultimately settled on this little beauty. I ended up purchasing it directly through the Lorex site as they had the best deal across all the retailers - and I have not been disappointed. I got my package a few days late (due to the massive winter storm in early Dec 2013), but I can't blame Lorex for that. Setup was a breeze, and I already had DynDNS set up so I was able to connect remotely from the start. If you are looking for a great POE IP-NVR system, look no further.

36 out of 141


Location: New York City

Order was received quickly and well package. The camera system was very easy to setup and video quality is very good. This is exactly what I was looking for. I don't want to settle for the cheaper brand where support is limited and software is not well built. Lorex was the right choice we made.

37 out of 141


Location: Washington, IL

Order was delivered pretty quick especially seeings it was ordered on Black Friday. Ordered late Friday night and had it Wednesday. Based on this page the LNR182C6 is supposed to come with 6 bullet cameras. Mine was delivered with 4 bullet and two dome. Not a problem for me, but for some this may be an issue. Setup was pretty easy. DDNS was a bit confusing as the instructions on the email say your domain name is suppose to be just the name you created, when in reality you need to put the full dns ( name for it to correctly update. I left the system connected for a few days before installation to make sure all of the cameras work correctly. I do have one of the bullet cameras that has the moisture problem. Submitted a support ticket about it Thursday and haven't received any contact from support since then. (Today is Sunday) Hopefully will hear something tomorrow. One thing to take note of, if you have you are planning on using CAT6 with these cameras check to make sure the ends fit into the cameras plugs just fine. Some of my patch cables would only fit with force which ended up getting one of them stuck. I would suggest just using CAT5e connectors to be safe. From the previous reviewers I was expecting the DVR to be pretty loud, but pleasantly surprised it isn't too bad at all. Very happy with my purchase so far, we will see about support in the next coming days. Four stars since I am still waiting to hear from support.

38 out of 141


Location: Arizona

shipped quickly, all cameras fired right up, easy to view on my mac. haven't had to use tech support yet. clear pics and NVR noise not so bad

39 out of 141


Location: New Jersey

Purchased my system direct from the Lorex store. Package arrived in 3 days. Everything was as ordered and packed well. I have not had time to install the system yet, but I started by setting up all the cameras indoors so I can test them out. I was able to set up the NVR and cameras, and set up my DDNS and remote viewing on I-Pad & I-Phone. Process took about 1 hour total. I followed the quick ref guide and user manual with no problems.
Cameras look good, picture quality is good, I can't say it's as good as the high def signal on my TV, but I'm not sure I have all my settings in order yet.
Cons - Three out of the six cameras are no good. After I set them up indoors, and let them run for a awhile, some of them developed a blurry picture, seemed to fog up. After some research, I realized they have condensation inside the lens. I contacted Lorex support through email, and after about a day they got back to me and issued a return label for the defective cameras, which they are going to exchange. I have not received the replacements yet, but I hope this won't happen again. My only other problem so far was viewing the NVR on a television. I have tried 3 different locations in my house to set up the system on a trial, and only one of my tv's displayed the picture. I'm sure this is a setting issue between my tv and the NVR, but the problem is unless you can view the NVR, you can't adjust the settings. I have not addressed this issue yet, as I'm still working on getting the cameras working.
Overall, so far I am happy with this system, but that depends on how things play out with the final install and camera replacement.

40 out of 141


Location: NJ

My order for a LNR 182c6 was processed quickly. Installation was a breeze, the HD cameras show excellent detail day or night. The NVR recorder fan is some what louder than the older desk top computers - how ever my NVR location is out of the living area. I am still adjusting and tweeking for my requirements. I have looked at many systems and so far very pleased with the Lorex i have purchased

41 out of 141


Location: Williston, ND

I am a huge supporter of this product, to the point of promoting it on my own website. Lorex has always proven to be reliable and good quality for me. I recently installed a system in a business and I was able to do it in a fraction of the time it takes to put in another system. It saved me time, money and it really impressed my clients. Great job.

42 out of 141


Location: Pennsylvania

I received my LNR182C6 System promptly. However, one camera did not function. Lorex responded quickly and sent a new one. The setup was easy. My cameras are set up outside under my roof (sheltered) to monitor my 2.5 acres lot. The color daytime images are very vivid and the B&W night time images are very good.
However, I wish that the digital zoom would produce a sharper image. The motion of the images are sometimes 'jerky' when more than one camera is displayed on the monitor. That's why I gave it only 4 stars.

I would definitely recommend this system to my friends.

43 out of 141


Location: Canada

The package arrived quickly, and nicely packed. I tested all the cameras, they are very easy to connect and configure, with very clear images, especially during the day. The night images are so so, but other more expensive cameras are about the same, so I am satisfied. I am still yet to install the cameras outdoor, and not sure yet what kind of shelter I can come up with at locations with absolutely no shelter. Overall, I am very happy with the purchase.

44 out of 141


Location: Kansas

I Purchased the 6 bullet camera system (LNR182C6) and added two dome cameras (LND2152B-2PK) for mounting in lower areas. The system arrived in four days. Setup was pretty strait forward if you have an understanding of networking. I set up the client software on my pc and loaded the iPhone app and tested everything before mounting the cameras. After mounting cameras I was disappointed in the night vision of the dome camera. I was getting a halo around my frame of view losing 50% of the area being covered. I contacted Lorex and was told the Dome cameras are to be mounted high with the lens pointing more downward instead of outward. I was getting LED reflection from the dome. I ordered two more bullet cameras and returned the two dome cameras. The cameras are not as visible as I thought they would be, you have to be looking to see them. This system is everything and more than I was expecting except for the hard drive usage. Default settings record continuously at 1080P HD and will fill up a 2TB hard drive in less than 5 days with 8 cameras. With 2 cameras recording continuously and the other five only recording motion only and setting it back to 720P it looks like you could go back 12 -14 days. I?ll be adding a 4 TB hard drive soon to overcome this. Motion detection works a lot better in daylight than in night vision. Spider webs and bugs seem to prevail at night with motion being detected 90% of the time. There are a lot of options and configurations available to fine tune this system I just haven?t? had the time to figure it out yet. I would recommend this system and I?m happy with my purchase.

45 out of 141


Location: Vancouver

Replacements have arrived and are working.
NVR website is a bit buggy, looking forward to the first firmware release.

46 out of 141


Location: Columbus, OH

I ordered a LNR182c6 surveillance camera system for my home. After 5 days I was told that the cameras were on backorder from the factory. They agreed to ship the system with 4 cameras and complete the order in 5-7 days. The complete order arrived the next day. Prior to installing them outdoors I plugged them in to verify that they worked. Four of the six cameras had misture inside the lens causing thie picture to be completely blurred. Ii spoke with 3 different technicians and waited on hold for 2 1/2 hours. I finally gave up and called back the next morning and spoke with a technician who agreed to replace the defective cameras. A prepaid UPS label was emailed to me and the package returned to Lorex the next day. I was told I would have the replacements in 5-7 days. The two working cameras were easy to install with cat5 wire and the pictures were crystal clear. If my replacement cameras arrive as promised and function like to first two I'll be a happy customer.

47 out of 141


Location: Bakersfield, CA.

Purchased the LNR282C4B (2TB) HD system with six bullet and two dome IP cameras, online direct from Lorex. After installing the first two bullet cameras, I discovered that one of them had formed condensation on the inside of the lens after being on for a few hours. I opened a ticket per Lorex's website and then contacted customer service. I was informed that I had to send an e-mail to or fax describing the problem, with my order number, camera model and shipping address. After sending the information requested, I was sent a replacement camera. The system has been up and running for two weeks and is working great. The installation was easy and straight forward. Camera placement takes some thought in order to obtain the best view and prevent easy tampering. The dome cameras lack up and down adjustment and I had to fabricate a small wedge to place under the base of each camera to get the desired view I wanted. The remote view capability on my tablet is great and made it much easier to install the cameras and check the view before mounting them permanently. The connection for remote viewing with my computer modem/router was very easy and works great. The fan noise is not a problem since the NVR is in a secure storage location. I use a Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400r with a unifying USB receiver to control the NVR from my office, which is a short distance from the secure storage location. It works great and eliminates the remote and mouse that comes with the NVR. I had to run a Cat5e/Ethernet and HDMI cable from the secure storage location to my office to connect to the modem/router and the monitor for the cameras. The picture is very clear and the fact that it is 1080 P is that much better when using digital zoom. I am very satisfied with the system as of this time.

48 out of 141


Location: midland texas

Upgraded to this system and about 2 weeks later caught persons breaking into my truck, Police said it was some great picture quality, they caught them a week later and recovered my property. Would recommend highly!!!

49 out of 141


Location: Vancouver BC

4 of my 6 cameras have water in them and fogged over within a few hours. Multiple calls and a few hours of phone calls and I am now waiting for the replacements.

we will see when the new shipment arrives.

50 out of 141


Location: Indianapolis, IN

I had the Lorex Edge system for about 4 years prior to purchasing this system. It was a great system that was trouble free, but I wanted to improve picture quality and add more cameras so I purchased this NVR system. What an improvement! The picture quality is not only superb, but the installation is also easier than the older system. The cameras are powered by a single Ethernet 5e cable. So adding or replacing cables is a breeze. You can also add cameras to your existing network that the NVR is attached to with out running extra network cables. Setting up the remote viewing was also a little more straight forward than the older system I had. You still need to set up port forwarding on your router. So far I'm very pleased.

51 out of 141


Location: Maumee, Ohio

Received the unit before they said I would get it. Opened the box and found all the goodies I needed. I only hooked up three cameras to start. I had to run the ethernet cables through the attic and to the outside wall, behind the siding to get into the basement. I could have gone to the second story attic and down the cold air chute but didn't think there would be enough wire. There was plenty of wire as the unit comes with 4 100 ft rolls. After hooking up the unit I followed the instructions to install the software. It installs pretty automatically but if you aren't a technical person you may not know what they are talking about. The pictures from the the cameras are very nice and they have a decent horizontal view. The cameras are very easy to adjust. I used a hole saw to cut into the overhang siding and ran the cat5 plug from the camera through it. Then I went out and bought some hole plugs, drilled a hole just big enough for the wire and pushed it up in there. Makes a nice fit. You almost can't see the wire at all. Overall the unit seems to work pretty good.

52 out of 141


Location: Philadelphia, PA

I bought this kit along with two dome cameras for an elementary school in an old building. I'm not a professional, but would consider myself pretty handy with technology. Ordering was easy and delivery was quick. Everything was well packaged, and the hardware felt sturdy, not cheap. Only installation complaint was the fact that I'd have to cut off at least one end of the Cat5e cable in order to pull the cables through the walls. (After all running Cat5e cable versus analog cable was a major consideration when going with this system.) However, this didn't end up being a huge issue because I already had end connectors and a network crimper. If this were not the case, you'd have to make bigger holes to take into account the ends. Once cut, the stranded pairs were also a tad tricky to put in the right order to crimp, but we managed. I was hoping to hide the connection between the camera and the wiring inside the walls or in some exterior junction box, but the female adapter on the camera was too big so I just taped and tied them up to keep from being exposed to the elements. Be careful not to strip the screws if using a screw-gun when installing the bullet cams. You have to fully seat the screws in order to tighten the collar of the camera. The NVR software is not too difficult to navigate. It was also pretty easy to add another hard drive to mirror the existing one. From earlier reviews I was expecting that the port-forwarding and ddns set up would be a tad complicated - and they were - but they were manageable with the online help videos and by reading customer comments. The mobile apps work but I needed to set up separate ones for viewing via LAN (onsite wifi) and WAN (remote viewing). Aside from installation, the picture quality is great and you get lots of choices for monitoring the cameras. It was well worth the money. I only wish there was a 16 channel NVR for scalability. Can't go wrong with getting this product. Also, fan noise was not an issue for me because it's running in a room that already has a few desktops in it. So I can't differentiate between the sound of the NVR and any one of the desktops.

53 out of 141


Location: boston, ma

We purchased our system from Costco. Set up was fairly straight-forward but needed some assist from support to complete everything. Excellent quality on both day and night views. Phone app for iphone/ipad works great. All and all very happy with our purchase.

54 out of 141


Location: Florida

This system has the highest quality video I have seen from a consumer based unit. Very simple to instal and configure. The best feature is viewing recorded playback while still in recording mode. One are of concern I had was with the dome camera. for some reason I kept getting condensation inside. The trick I found that seems to work is DON'T over tighten the hex screws. This will pinch the rubber ring allowing moisture to enter dome within time. Most importantly, tighten snug and evenly. Aside from the dome, I rated this unit 5 stars because with most installs, 9 out of 10 it's not the equipment, it's user error.

55 out of 141


Location: Toronto

I just received the system and I give 5 star for the system because of easy setup and built quality, I haven't installed it yet. But I decided to give 3 stars because on the email confirmation I should have 4 x LNB2153 (new style) bullet cams but when I received the package I have 4 x LNB2151 (original style) cameras. I read the self serve FAQ (see link below), I think people would expect to receive the new style cam when web is showing the old one, not the other way around.

56 out of 141


Location: Chino, CA

Good quality for the price. Order came quickly. Easy to set up EXCEPT for the remote viewing. Still have not got that figured out. The camera resolution is good, but the digital zoom is poor quality. I wish the had better in the box instructions.

57 out of 141


Location: Clovis, CA

Great product at a good price for the quality. I was a little more particular about the camera installation and had it professionally done, hiding all the wires and such which wasn't a big task. Product and easy 5 stars. Ease of set up, directions and customer service...not so much! I called Lorex about 7 times over a period of 6 days. Usually on hold for at least an hour. If they would have added 2-3 more, very short, very simple directions on the set up sheet, it'd of taken 5min. I'm not the most tech savy guy but, if the professionals I did call out couldn't figure it out, they couldn't understand customer service, then I'd have to say things can be laid out a little better. With that said, after all the hassles, now being set up for remote viewing, I'm very happy with the system.

58 out of 141


Location: Meridian, Ms

I bought this system from Costco online and I finally got the time to install it. It has been 4 days and the system works great. I plan to order 2 more cameras to fill the eight channels. Cameras are real clear in daytime and the night time is also very clear. Installation went good. Had a small problem with remote connect but upper level tech took care of that. Port forwarding was relatively easy. I am still learning the system and love the remote access on any computer, tablet and I phone in real time. Did a lot of study and looked at reviews before deciding to purchase. I think the system overall is great. I am learning about the zoom it does not appear that it is real clear when you zoom in. I think Lorex has got something that people can depend on with the 1080p system and they can afford. Thanks Lorex.

59 out of 141


Location: Los Angeles, CA

A few days after receiving the unit, one of the dome cameras would get stuck in the night vision mode and would take an hour to reset itself back to day mode. Contacted Costco and they had Lorex send a replacement camera. The camera took two weeks for delivery since it came from Canada. After receiving the first replacement camera, the second dome camera started doing the same thing. I contacted Costco again and this time the replacement came within a week since it came from within the US. Have not tried any of the advanced features yet, but will write another review at that time.

60 out of 141


Location: Cary, NC

This is an update to my review I posted on Aug. 16, 2013. The system is working well. As I expected, the 2TB became full after approx. 1 week and it automatically started deleting old recordings to make space for new ones. Since the recordings are over one week, I have decided to delay adding another disk. I can review past week during weekends. The main reason I decided to post this update is because one of the cameras developed a problem with the infrared lights. It would turn off infrared intermittently (every 10-15 mins for a couple of mins). During the time infrared is off, you just get a black screen. So I reached out to Lorex after I had already registered for Warranty. They asked me to provide the receipt (proof of purchase). I got upset thinking they were asking for information they already had (like the serial no. and my contact info., etc.) However after I sent them the receipt via email, they promptly sent me a replacement camera with a pre-paid return label for the faulty camera. I am still waiting for the installer to come back and replace the camera. They honored the warranty fairly quickly. Just save your receipt - you will need it even if you have registered for warranty on their site. You can buy this product with confidence that they will honor warranty if something goes wrong.

61 out of 141


Location: North Coast, CA

I bought this system from, and thus far am very pleased with it. The included 2TB drive fills up quickly when recording HD video, so I added a second HDD - quite a simple procedure to install and format when following the instructions in the manual. I needed assistance from Lorex tech support to force a DDNS update, but once that was complete (about 10 minutes), the cameras popped right up on the remote client. Video quality (including nighttime IR) is very good, and tech support is helpful. The one thing I wish could be changed is the size of the female Ethernet connectors on the cameras. If you're going to mount directly to a wall and feed the connector into the wall, you'll need to drill a 7/8" hole to fit it in. I would prefer to see either a male end (1/2" hole) or a removable coupler. One other thing to note is that the dome cameras are not recommended for wall mounting, as the image is upside down. They need to be ceiling mounted, although I believe that's not obvious as per the included instructions.

62 out of 141


Location: California


63 out of 141


Location: Arizona

We have a remote cabin with DSL internet, and have the cabin built with 3/4 inch conduit to all 8 camera locations. POE Ethernet made wiring simple, with home run Ethernet to the NVR. The installation was simple and straight forward. Day and night vision is excellent. I can monitor remotely via smart phone, the LorexnetHD client, or HTTP web page. I would recommend this system, and the quality of the video is excellent.

64 out of 141


Location: SoCal

I purchased this system from Costco during a recent online sale and I could not be happier. The system functions great and the image quality is amazing. Lucky for me, my house was pre-wired with Cat5e at all points of entry so installation was a snap. The only issue that I had was port forwarding since I am a Mac user. I'm sure if I had a PC the online setup would have been much easier but, with a few Google searches and some trial and error, I was able to get the DDNS site figured out. The fan on the DVR is noisy but mine is in a closet and I only hear it when I am in there. Overall, I have had a great experience with Lorex products and I'm happy I chose this system.

65 out of 141


Location: Shelby Twp

I have had this system running for a couple of weeks. In general I'm happy with the system. I started working on the motion detection and alerts and have found some problems. The motion sensors are too sensitive even after adjusting the sensitivity and selecting areas of the image to ignore. It seems that any heat source sets off motion detection. For example during the day, shadows on the ground from trees seem to set off the motion detection. At night, I thought I had a lot of bugs flying around, but after closer examination I found they were like particles. One camera is mounted about 8 to 10 feet above the clothes dryer vent. If the dryer is on at night it sets off the motion detection. Other cameras that are located near soffit vents are getting heat from the soffit vent detected as particles flying by in the wind. I am getting my soffit vents baffled so that might help that problem. The dryer, I guess cant be run at night. But the big problem is with the shadows from the trees. I don't think there is any fix for that. I set up the alerts to beep and send an email. I have been getting hundreds and hundreds of emails of no motion. I do get an email also when there is actual motion, but it is hard to pick out of the hundreds and hundreds of false emails. Maybe I'll call tech support. Or just don't use the motion detection and notification.

66 out of 141


Location: Fort Myers Florida

I have been dealing with video security systems for more than 12 years and I must say, this is the most intuitive system I have seen at even twice the price. The system is easy to use and the image is unbelievable. I highly recommend this system to even the most demanding user.

67 out of 141


Location: Texas

Overall, I'm very happy with this Lorex product. I was able to install it myself once I followed the quick start guide. The only problem I see in Lorex is their customer serviceTech Support. Every time I got stuck in the DIY process, I called to get assistance and the tech person was not very helpful and sometimes plain rude.

68 out of 141


Location: Milford, MA

I am very pleased with the LNR21C4B. Picture quality is great day or night, even in total darkness. Installation went well, documentation was thorough. My only problem is getting email notifications to work but I am sure it's something I have overlooked and will solve it soon. Next time those scumbags break into my car I will have good quality pics to give to the police.

69 out of 141


Location: Peshtigo, WI

I originally ordered this product from TigerDirect. When it didn't arrive or even ship within 7 days, I canceled the order and ordered it from BestBuy. It arrived in 3 days. The installation instructions were easy and complete. The only difficulty I had was with the Lorex Auto Port Forwarding utility. I have a NetGear modem/router that the utility was suppose to work with. It didn't. I downloaded the new update for the utility and that didn't fix the problem. After a call to Lorex tech. support, they remoted in and got it working. I can now access my system from the web using a browser. I have not tried an app. yet. Daytime video is very crisp and clear. Face recognition and license plate reading is easily done. Nighttime video is another story. Since these camera's are made for up to 150 feet at night, the IR they emit is somewhat of a problem for close range viewing. Three of the four camera I am using are useable, but the forth is pointing down on some gravel that reflects back the IR in a big blur. I ended up adjusting the camera up a little higher than I wanted, but at least the blur is gone. Nighttime viewing works, but the face recognition is pretty much useless at night. Hardware installation was snap. Pretty much plug and play. For people complaining about the motion sensitivity, I found that if you open the motion setup grid page in the Lorex netHD Client side by side with the motion setup page by typing in the IP address of your DVR in the address page of a web browser (yes you can actually access more setting by doing this than with just the client), you'll find that the grid coverage is slightly different between the two. I de-selected the motion coverage of the grip in both places for all of the areas that I didn't want to detect motion and the system now works great.

70 out of 141


Location: Albuquerque NM

I am really happy with the LNR. I originally rented a system from a well known security provider, it worked well on my internal intranet but accessing the cameras remotely was spotty at best and worked less often than it did. This system was easy to set up and the image quality is great. I did initially have some issues setting it up for remote viewing and was on hold for quite some time with customer service. Once I finally reached a technician I granted him remote access of my computer and he had the system functioning remotely in no time. I have had no issues accessing the system ever since. Overall I am very happy.

71 out of 141


Location: Redmond, WA

Very easy to setup and the best part is no power needed for the cameras. The remote configuration is another cool feature - wish it had shut down option too ...

72 out of 141


Location: Oregon

Purchased system at the beginning of August from With one caveat, the system has been very easy to set up and the image quality is very good. I am able to access the feeds on my TV via HDMI output, on my computer, and on my iPad and iPhone. I have not seen another HD ip camera system anywhere near this price. Power over ethernet (POE) and the 100ft cables give you a lot of install options (an fun times crawling around the attic--not). The only minor hiccup that could easily be fixed by Lorex is that the NVR is shipped with the HDMI not active. I had to bring home an old monitor to change the setting because the only place where the setting could be changed is directly on the NVR. None of the apps have access to the setting. It took a couple of days of searching and frustration to sort out that minor issue. Since making that setting change, the product works well, the images are clear and everything is working with the default settings. I am very pleased with the system and will likely be adding the two additional cameras that are supported by the NVR. With the 2TB HD, I am currently in the process of determining how much footage will be stored on the NVR (with default settings) before it starts overwriting older footage. If it approaches a week of footage, I'll be a happy camper. If it has at least 3 days, that will work for my needs. Very good value for money. Looking forward to tinkering with the advanced settings and getting the DDNS functioning with my ISP. The only reason I am not giving 5 stars is because of the HDMI output setting issue. While Lorex did solve the issue, it took several days and I had already found the solution on another site.

73 out of 141


Location: Michigan

I bought a Lorex LRN282C6B from and recently had it professionally installed. The setup, DDNS, and picture quality was easy and I am still in the learning curve mode on the operation and playback of the unit. I did have a problem develop with one of the bullet cameras which started after several hours of use. The picture is very cloudy and makes that one channel almost useless. After contacting Lorex Tech Support, I am currently awaiting the delivery of a replacement camera. They were very professional and understanding and after having me run several tests, agreed that the problem was with the camera (not the NVR or Ethernet wire) and immediately ordered a replacement be sent, I then will be responsible to return the defective camera back to them. It was a very good experience dealing with the tech support and customer service staff on this issue. Other than this one issue, which is being corrected, I am very happy with the system and would buy from Lorex again. I had ordered two additional dome cameras and they were installed at the same time and appear to be also working great.

74 out of 141


Location: Litchfield Park-Arizona

Excellent value for the Costco discounted price!, I purchased the system through I open the box. I notice two missing parts. I called to Costco and they said very sorry and shipping to me for two days! I am really very happy they are good service and friendly. Thank you Costco!!! After reviewing lots of systems I am very happy with this one, easy to set up, very clear, easy to use, had to call Lorex tech because my router would not let me access the mobile app and they fixed me up and it all works very well now. Also, the mobile programs for iPhone and iPad have worked well. The picture quality is CHAMP! I would recommend this to anyone.

75 out of 141


Location: SF Bay area

Picture quality is excellent. Everything worked well. Installation took some time but POE made it easier Since I have a mac, took longer to get it setup for remote viewing. Wish Lorex had spent some time in making it easier for mac users. Fan is noisy and I had to assign to a "remote" area Documentation could have been better Overall, a good system at a decent price point.

76 out of 141


Location: Fremont, CA

Over all, image/video quality is pretty good, it's good to just use ethernet cable to wire camera. Software setup/configuration is a little bit confused, it may not easy to set it up for end user, and it needs to provide more detail information for error code, it causes user no idea to solve about it. Motion detection can be more smart, otherwise, it's useless. If software part can improve to be more friendly, that will be very very good.

77 out of 141


Location: Seattle, WA

Bought the system LNR280 with 6 cameras (1080 HD) from Costco. I didn't expect much from this. The installation was completed yesterday (by the professionals) and to my surprise... the picture quality is awesome! It's clear & I can see the little details. The night vision is not bad either. This system is great for someone who's on a budget ;) I'm very happy with my choice. Highly recommended.

78 out of 141


Location: Louisiana

You can tell this system is quality right out of the box. All the cameras are metal and well made. Setting up the system amounts to mounting the cameras running the wire to the NVR and that is it. The picture quality is unbelievable. I've seen recordings from bargain camera systems, and about all you can see is there is someone there. I can actually easily identify people day or night with this system. Make sure you have a computer monitor or television that allows you to get the full resolution. I just got it all installed and have it recording just motion all day. The motion sensing is as sensitive as you want it to be. Nothing moves around my place day or night I don't have video of!

79 out of 141


Location: Atascadero,CA

After do some research about security camera we end up with Lorex. We ordered online from Costco. Received product within a few day, I?m very excited we hook up camera temporally to see how it work. Took me awhile to set up part of it, I can?t get port forward to work (can?t remotely view camera, can?t receive email alert). Have to call in tech support. And leave massage if they can call me back after I get off work. They agree to call me back then I notice it will be after their after of hour of operation. I didn?t think they would call me. But they did!! After over 30 minute on the phone, my system is up and running. I?m very impress with their service. I like plug n play camera feature. Picture quality is superb. I like email notification, remote viewing, I wish they have PTZ cam in HD, or they might have but I just couldn?t find it. Very happy with product.

80 out of 141


Location: Eugene, Oregon

Camera install was difficult due to crawl space. Once cables were installed, the project came together in a snap! Picture quality (even on a VGA monitor) is great. Navigating through the customization process was intuitive. Just finished installing this weekend. The port forwarding process is more involved than anticipated. I just upgraded the high-speed internet modem and have a separate router. I am working through this now and think that once completed, the online access will be great. Overall, this is a very good product that I recommend.

81 out of 141


Location: Utah

The shipment came nicely packaged with very good instructions. All parts are functioning. Disappointed with the night view sensitivity and the constant motion caused by bugs (all cameras may suffer from this though). A couple of my cameras fogged up but it later went away. Hopefully that doesn't continue. Have a firmware mismatch error when checking for the latest firmware and the 1x5 view doesn't show one of the cameras showing a "No Resource" error. I'm hoping support will clear these items up. Overall a very solid product for the price.

82 out of 141


Location: NJ

I would have given 5 stars if it weren't for the 2 cons listed below. I received my order in a week of ordering. Great price for a powerful system on sale at COSTCO. Easy connections(POE RJ45), and set up on LAN. Very sharp pictures in day time, and night. Has digital zoom in menu. Hard to set up to view on my i-phone. Still working on it. This system is like a professional system on a budget. Two cameras out of 6 had a blurry pic when first connected. When I tried to clean the lens, I saw moisture in both of them. Customer support sent me one camera, waiting for the 2nd replacement camera.The 1080P resolution has to be set, and is not default, which is a surprise since it is advertised as HD. Pros: GREAT price for Professional like system with sharp picture day & night. Good customer support so far. They offered an additional 1 year warranty for writing a review! Easy set up with POE RJ45 camera connections. Digital zoom. Cons: Moisture in 2 cameras shows poor Quality control. Hard to set up Remote view on i-phone. Customer support is only on week days, not on weekends. I only have weekends to work on the system. Will have to try Costco concierge service. Need to set higher resolution for HD when installing system.

83 out of 141


Location: Michigan

Great Product---arrived quickly and set up was easy. Just some minor problems with port forwarding, but my neighbor had just installed his Lorex System and helped me out. All is now functioning. Pictures are very clear and I did not find the fan on the NVR to be any louder than the fan on my PC.

84 out of 141


Location: Pennsylvania

I have only installed two of the six cameras (one dome and one bullet) so far, but have found great ease of set up and an amazingly clear sharp pictures using a separately purchased 23" 1080p monitor. We like to leave the cameras up so we can make a quick assessment of what is going on around the house or to see who is at the door so a separate monitor works best for us. The networking was easy to set up and the pictures look great on my iPhone. If you do a live comparison I have found about a 5 to eight second delay when viewing on the iPhone and recorded playback is really slow on the iPhone (like 5-8 seconds for each second of playback) but that could well be related to my cable upload capabilities as I have no issues at all using playback on my home computer) but the view is more than sufficient to see what is occurring at the present time. The night vision is working very well too. The only problem I have had so far is that one of the bullet cameras did not tighten very well so it would fully lock its position in place. Before installing I was able to take a rubber O-ring and slip it over the wire and camera housing and insert it inside the housing where the two sets of circular teeth would normally grip in the base of the unit by the locking ring. That provided the extra depth the unit needed to put sufficient pressure on the rotating ball so it would stay in place. The cameras detect motion very well. While I have not tried to set an email notification up yet for motion, I would think that the sensitivity of the motion would cause a lot of false positives, but maybe I will try that later as there are still settings I have not tried to experiment with yet. I did note that the sequencing mode appears to go through all 8 cameras and not just the six that came with the system. So you end up with two "Lorex" screens until it rotates back to Camera 1. Not sure if that is adjustable but it would be good if you could select the cameras you wanted to see in the rotation. The other item is it was very helpful to see this video - It greatly helped with the initial installation especially related to stopping the beeping, changing the cameras from the default 720 to 1080 The quick networking guide also tells you to go to http://www, in BIG LETTERS but that turns out to be a bad URL. You need to go to and set up an account to get your DDNS code. Overall I am very happy with the system and looking forward to hooking up my other four cameras. So far the hardest part of this project has been crawling around the attic to install the Ethernet cables between the cameras and the NVR.

85 out of 141


Location: Jersey city

Great System, easy ti install, not easy to sey up program cost me $200

86 out of 141


Location: NYC

Pros: -Great image quality -iPhone & Mac app -Easy setup (Yes, this depends on your technical know-how. Though, I'm sure Lorex support can guide those of us in need.) Cons: -None (So far. Fingers crossed.)

87 out of 141


Location: New York

I have a couple of Lorex DVRs and this one is by far the best. Installation of the DVR, camera, and apps was fairly simple. And yes, once you go 1080p, you'll never look back. Image quality is finally where you'd expect it to be in the age of high quality mobile cameras. I'm pleased.

88 out of 141


Location: Chicago. IL

Love this product. It may seem overwhelming to install and get it up and running, but after laying out install plan and getting my hands a little dirty it was worth the effort. Not only by saving tons of money, rather to say I did it myself. Back to reviewing this product, we went with NVR 1080p and vs other ones available. The cameras deliver perfect quality and as previously mentioned is pretty much a DIY package. I would gladly recommend this product to business owners or those people who are looking for the highest quality CCTV system without breaking the bank.

89 out of 141


Location: Shelby Twp., MI

I am very happy with this system so far. I just got it up and running a few days ago. The daytime picture quality is great! The nighttime picture quality is very good. I'm having a little problem with some landscape lighting keeping some of the cameras from going into nightvision mode. I'm working on it. Setting everything up was pretty easy. My router was not in the list for the automatic port forwarding app, which made things a little harder. I installed some of the cameras on the second story (colonial). They don't seem to pick up motion very well from that distance, so I am leaving them on continuous record. I was able to get a wireless mouse to work with no problems. My neighbor saw my system and bought one for himself. I did put a surge protector and battery backup on the NVR. Once I got the router problem worked out, getting the phone app working was a piece of cake. I love Costco, but wish they would have had an 8 camera system instead of the 6 they offered and then making me purchase the 2 additional cameras from Lorex or where ever. I don't use the remote control, it seems useless. I prefer the mouse. The system almost paid for itself today, I heard a knock on the front door, I first checked out that camera and saw it was some kid going door to door selling something - didn't even have to get up for that one! We had a bad storm last night, using the cameras I saw that my wife left the umbrella up on the patio and one of my downspouts is blocked. Good luck!

90 out of 141


Location: Maryland

Extremely happy with this system. Hardest part was running the wires through the attic to get to the camera locations. Configuring the router firewall took a couple tries but I ultimately got it to work. Ordered the two additional cameras to max the system out to 8 cameras. So far so good. Would buy again at this point.

91 out of 141


Location: Garland

Excellent product, very clear and details picture, wide angle camera, POE / 1080P resolution is the way to go for camera now day, dome camera is look great inside living room and front door. Highly recommended.

92 out of 141


Location: South Carolina

Power over Ethernet is the way to go. Installed system myself. I had to tweak my ATT router to view over the Internet. Awesome system. Recommend highly.

93 out of 141


Location: CA, USA

I am very happy with this product , it basically does everything that is advertised. High resolution Videos, helpful support from the company, and easy operated system .

94 out of 141


Location: Home

Like most customers, I find the fan on the NVR to be quite noisy. (I wound up installing it in a cabinet with a USB controlled cabinet fan to help circulate and cool the air, and this significantly reduces the fan noise.) HOWEVER, this is the ONLY negative with the system. The equipment is well-made, the weather-proof cameras are sturdy, and installation was easy. The NVR software is highly configurable, and I especially like the option of e-mail alerts if a camera loses power. It took me about 4 hours to set up remote viewing capabilities on my Mac and iPhone, and both work great! The only issue I had with setting up remote viewing was port forwarding the necessary ports to my router (apple time machine). Turned out this was easier than I thought, but Lorex tech support helped a lot, and were available on Memorial Day! One note on setting up Ian P address for intra- and inter net connectivity: Lorex suggests disabling DHCP on the NVR, and then manually inputting IPv4 address, subnet mask, default server, etc. For Mac users, it's easier to leave DHCP enabled on the NVR, and then on your router you reserve an IP address to the MAC address of your NVR. This way, your router will always connect to your NVR by the same IP address, even if you lose power to your router or to your NVR. If you don't either used a Fixed IP/Disable DHCP on the NVR, or reserve an address on your apple router, your router could randomly change the IP address of your NVR, and you will not be able to connect on local intra-net, and may not be able to connect remotely on inter-net.

95 out of 141


Location: Brandon

Very Impressive technology, easy to use and set up the initial video... truly "plug and Play". I have had the units operating for 5 days or so and they work fine. Great video during the day and night. The capabilities built into the software for selecting trigger points, masking off areas you do not want to video, email alerts, etc. are refinements I am impressed with. I could not view the cameras via the internet, but had no problems via my own network, so I called their tech support. I was elevated to second level support and they were absolutely great. Everything was set up properly, however my ISP provider had a modem which was blocking two of the ports required to be port forwarded. In short the problem was identified quickly and the tech was polite, efficient and professional. I am having my ISP correct the problem and anticipate full functioning of the unit soon. Looking forward to remote viewing. Finally the Lorex website is very well designed for the user. All your warranties, purchases, Tech support and Sales "tickets" are easily accessed and navigated. Good job Lorex !

96 out of 141


Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Was amazed at the clarity and range of the view. Requires some skill to install and getting used to all the functions does take time. The fan is quite noisy(such as a room fan) and so are the motion alarms so not recommended for a bedroom. Finding the operation manual online is also quite the task, it comes with both a mouse and a remote--but the remote has limited functions whereas the mouse does everything, but all in all am very pleased with this purchase.

97 out of 141


Location: Austin Texas

After looking at some reviews for this product, I purchased this at Costco Online. Great value for the money. Easy installation. Quality of video is great. Configuration is easy. 100ft cables included! Great Job! Disappointed there was no PTZ cameras for this system. Software is built into the system but cameras not available yet? When will PTZ cam be available for this system?

98 out of 141


Location: Bassett, VA

Very nice camera system. Easy to install once I figured out the instructions and port forwarding. HD Picture is great. Can't go wrong with this system.

99 out of 141


Location: San Gabriel Valley

It's very Good product. My order was delivered very quickly (2-days). I would recommend it to anybody Except for the people that Burglarized me. Very good picture quality and night vision. Fan noise is just a little loud. But other than that I love it.

100 out of 141


Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Overall clarity is great. Lots of features. Not that easy to set up for internet viewing, you need to know what you are doing even with the setup wizard. Great for the price. Motion detector is not practical for outside use. Every shadow/bug seems to trip it even with sensitivity low and restricted areas of motion detection.

101 out of 141


Location: Quebec

Great camera system. Shipping was quite quick and it came packaged very well. Excellent image and easy to install. Very happy with my purchase and will buy again from this company when needed.

102 out of 141


Location: Everett, WA

I got a 4 camera system from Costco and installed it yesterday. The power over ethernet CAT5 cabling made the installation very easy by just plugging in the cables. While there is a gazillion possible configuration parameters in the user interface the defaults out of the box seemed to work well. It really was as easy as just plugging in cables and turning on the power. As with any system, some of the advanced features like remote access, motion triggers, sending email etc will take a bit more work but at least the system is up and running without any software setup needed.

103 out of 141


Location: Madera CA.

This is the first security camera system I have had, but it is very clear and was easy to install my son and I installed it in just 2 hours. I like the power by Ethernet it made it easy to power the cameras. If you want to view 1080p you need a 1080p monitor. I like it a lot. Great job Lorex.

104 out of 141


Location: Springfield, VA

I debated buying a wireless system and even installed 4 A/C outlets in my attic to power them; then decided on this one, which is PoE. I think that was the better choice since WiFi can sometimes be spotty reception. Anyhow, although I've never had webcams before, so far I'm pleased with the performance. The only feature I would want to note is the fan noise: the NVR in is my wife's office. But she doesn't say the sound bothers her, although it can be heard at 20 paces. By contrast, my Gateway quad core is virtually silent. Lorex says the fan noise is because it's cooling an NVR with PoE as well. So I guess that means you'd be gambling trying to replace the fan. If my wife's OK with it, I'll let that go. But it is noticeable. Setup was easy and the instructions are foolproof. I got the cameras to appear on my Windows laptop and my Android phone, so I'm thrilled. I'd like to see them on my desktop computer, but I run Linux on it and there's apparently no video plugin available for that. Fine. Picture quality is great in daylight; at night, there is some distance limitations, but that's standard fare. These cameras are under my roof (soffitt) at opposite ends of the house, front and back. One sees most of the front yard and down the street to one side, and one is straight out front and covers the driveway close up. The rear ones see my deck and patio and both rear entrances. Illumination falls off beyond about 50 feet or so, but that's enough to see what I need. If an incident occurs at night at that distance, you'll never get facial recognition or a car make without some additional light; but you'll have enough to give the cops something to go on. Runs a 24 hr continuous loop you can play back. For about $900, I'm not sure you could do better than this product. Sure, you can lay out a several thousand and see all you need. I'm not in that market. Again, if a little fan whir won't bug you, give this a try.

105 out of 141


Location: Toronto

Ordered LNR282C4B package two weeks ago from Arrived within one week of ordering. Fantastic Product! We have been running multiple tests on the system since its arrival to determine if this is the system to implement for our residential surveillance needs. So far it's lived up to every expectation! The picture quality is simply amazing! Camera and NVR build quality is excellent! We had a few issues with the remote viewing/playback setup (The included Auto Port Forwarding application was not communicating properly with our router) so port forwarding was done manually. Remote viewer works great on Android and Ipad but, unfortunately, no support for BlackBerry (yet). Can't say enough good things about this system! This has hit the mark on performance, price, and quality. Great Buy!

106 out of 141


Location: California

Order arrived in two days! Great customer support service though took it took 15 minutes on hold before someone breathing was able to assist me. Clear instructions.

107 out of 141


Location: San Jose, CA

I purchased the system through The system is very easy to install and setup using POE. Setting up the software was a bit tricky, but with the help of Tech Support, they were able to resolve my problems quickly. Video is very clear during the daytime and the night viewing is OK, even in complete darkness. Fan noise is OK, but not louder than any heavy duty desktop computer. Overall, I am pleased with the purchase.

108 out of 141


Location: Hawaii

Bought this at plus two extra cameras. The low light performance is incredible. Daylight video is sharp. Set up was mostly easy. I would expect better literature for Mac setup, though. Had to wait half an hour on the phone before getting a tech, BUT he did fix my iPhone connection. Overall I'd recommend it to a friend.

109 out of 141


Location: Bonita, Florida

Daylight video very good. Night video grainy but acceptable. Easy to set up and connect master unit and android version 4.0 remote Asus tablet but having trouble with android version 2.3 smart phone. Very long wait for customer support but when I finally reached level 2 support I received excellent call back and answers to my questions from tech named Juan. Have only had unit hooked up for 2 days and customer support is obtaining cell phone equivalent to mine to trouble shoot why I am having above with the cell phone connection problem. The main unit has at least 2 fans and is noisy so I placed unit directly on carpet floor under TV monitor. Today I have been controlling unit from my wifi connected Widows8 notebook with excellent 1080p video.

110 out of 141


Location: Omaha, NE

All in all, I am extremely happy with this system; was able to get it up and running within 1/2 hour! I have researched home camera systems for a number of years and before this one, have not found one that has the ease of installation with the POE, specifications and price. The only challenge with the installation was manually setting up the port forwarding on my router. However, the manuals were clear and I was able to get all done very easily. Also, the mobile programs for iPhone and iPad have worked well. The picture quality is amazing!

111 out of 141


Location: San Diego

Been wanting a system for a long time and finally decided to order. I wanted a a network connection as I did not want to be running two separate wires. Power over Ethernet is the only way to go!. makes for a clean and professional installation. The field of view the cameras have is fantastic! 80 degrees or so and the picture quality is fantastic!. Crisp and clear. Setup is straight forward and simple as long as you follow the instructions, I have my iPhone and iPad app installed and have no problems viewing my camera system while I am out, good picture quality on my mobile devices. The noise factor is that of a typical PC, not worse but not less and my system is installed on a hallway closet. I was impressed with the picture quality and decided to order 2 more cameras. I cannot review the longevity of the system as it has been running only a couple of weeks. Seems like a good quality system and hoping to get many years use out of it. Definitely a happy camper so far.

112 out of 141


Location: Brampton,Canada

Just bought the LNR 200 series NVR. Its amazing. I'm still trying to decide final install of the cameras. You can actually identify people in light and dark places and that's the reason I bought this system. My only issue is setting up the remote viewing on cell phone. I will certainly recommend this system.

113 out of 141


Location: Killington, VT

Tech support was ultimately very helpful, however, the first few attempts I got a busy signal then once I got through it took almost an hour between holding, then speaking to someone with a heavy Indian accent and having to hold again to get someone to help me with setup. I am a retired electronics engineer so I am not quite a novice at this. Once I got someone who was knowledgeble, and spoke well, it took him only a few minutes(remotely controlling my PC) to determine that I had the recorder & PC on different routers. Apparently a no no. I am still trying to find a suitable location for the recorder as its fan is quite noisy. I thought that I could use a remote location and fully control/monitor it from my PC, however, there appear to be some commands that can only be done from a directly connected monitor/TV. I am concerned about power consumption as I believe the label on the recorder is incorrect. It claims 70 watts. However, it also says 100 - 250V 6.3 amps Max 70W? Again thus far testing the system (on my coffee table) with nothing yet mounted the camera resolution day & night appears to be very good. Once I find a suitable location for the recorder, where I can plug in a monitor if needed, and mount the cameras, I will be able to give a more definitive evaluation.

114 out of 141


Location: Ohio

This system is a big step up from my prevous low res D1 camera system. Remote viewing setup was a bid tedious, I have a apple airport extreme router, but after a call to lorex, they were able to walk me thru, and remote view now works on ipad and iphone. Make sure you get a level 2 tech to assist. Camera external temp is a bit warm, but I guess thats normal. NVR fan is definately audible, but I am eventually going to locate unit to storage closet. Camera picture quality is very good, there is a bit of delay when viewing moving video, but I believe there is a setting to decrease delay. I am not sure of the power over ehternet IP camera's which this system has vs regular coxial/power camera systems, may be limited to type of cameras used if ever want to add or upgrade cameras in the future.

115 out of 141


Location: Orlando, FL

I purchased this system through Costco. The price is a little more than I wanted to spend, but the quality of the system seems to be superior to others I looked at. I wanted a network system that would allow me to view the camera's via my pc through the internet and my smart phone. After the software and network setup, which took me approximately 8 hours and a few phone calls, I would have to say I'm very pleased with the network option. The biggest issue I ran into was setting up the network options. In the end, I found out that my IP provider had a password set on the router and it took me forever to get it. It had nothing to do with Lorex. Although the picture is pretty good through the network, you can tell it is slightly inferior to viewing the excellent picture via a direct-connect monitor. I really like the PoIP, but am wondering how long the Cat5 plastic plugs will last in the attic. I have had to reconsider where I located the NVR because the fan is quite a bit louder than a typical computer fan. Overall, I am pleased with the purchase.

116 out of 141


Location: Houston, TX

The DVR/NVR fan can be quite loud. It's pretty constant. Definitely do not put this in your bedroom. That's my only real complaint about this DVR system. The system comes with a mouse, all the cords, even an HDMI cord to hook it up. The system works pretty well. Lorex definitely tried to make the process of port forwarding the router easier. I commend them on their efforts. It still was a bit of a pain for me. I like the expandability of the system to 8 cameras and the fact that only 1 wire is used to connect the cameras. I would recommend it but put the DVR in a cabinet to muffle the fan.

117 out of 141


Location: NY

Just bought the Lorex LNR280 system. I am so fascinated by the simplicity of this - plug and play. The image quality is amazing when there is a bit of lights, I am impress. However, there is always that little down side, the zoom quality is not the best. Also, the setup for remote viewing on smart phone is a little complicated. I didn't have my own router (using TimeWarner's router) so I have to go and get a router for it. All in all, its a great system. I would recommend to anyone else!

118 out of 141


Location: Queens NY

So far it is a love and hate. I installed 1 week ago and had some issues with a housing and remote viewing on ipads and android phones. First the need for cases housings. I bought the system from costco because it said weather proof cameras and since I have to mount the cameras completely exposed I thought this would be perfect. I than found out the cameras are recommended to be mounted in a sheltered location. As this was not possible I bought housing units for them. After mounting the cameras in the boxes I had a great day time picture but at night they did not work, as they created a reflection in the glass of the boxes. I than had to remove the glass from the box and move the cameras so they extended beyond where the glass was. Once all that was done they seemed to work fine. Install of the cabling was easy and required no special skills. Second I had to call tech support for an issue with the log on from a remote source. I called and spoke to a person in India with a thick Indian accent, and I for one hate this out sourcing. This person clearly a script reader could do nothing to help with the problem. He put me on hold for the next level of support. After a 45 min. wait I was put in a queue for the next available tech to call me back. I then figured out the problem thru hit and miss tech, took about an hour and a half. I received a call back on my answering machine three days later. Now that everything is up and running and all remote viewing works, I think it as a great system for the money. I would have given this system a five star rating if not for the problems encountered above. I do hope however that if future tech help is needed that it is better than initial encounter.

119 out of 141


Location: Miami, FL

Received the system and on initial observation the hardware looked of good quality. Installation instructions are very clear and based on the fact that it is a POE system made the installation that much easier. Upon installation and online setup which Lorex has made very easy to do btw, the system worked perfectly fine. Crystal clear images and easy operation. Important to make sure to install the DVR in a place where the loud fan noise will not bother you, it is very loud.

120 out of 141


Location: Sacramento

Pros. Great picture quality. Cons. Loud fan, poor customer service.

121 out of 141


Location: Bonney Lake, WA

I received my order within 5 business days and was able to setup the system within a few hours. The setup was extremely easy and it was up and operational without issue. I'm planning on getting additional cameras to extend the security coverage. Great product!

122 out of 141


Location: san leandro, ca

High quality product - Good sharp picture, simplify DDNS set up with Wizar with quick networking set up guide very helpful. Little problem with Cell phone set up but may but much better other brand from COSTCO.. Little noisy cooling fan. Set up video guide is good. Will see and learn more after few more week test all the available feature

123 out of 141


Location: San Jose, CA.

I bought this system at Costco. Pretty easy to install and set up the hardware portion... However the software portion is little tricky... I use all Apple product including timecapsule router... Port forwarding is an issue so far.. Still has yet figured out... I was unable to use the software included in the system. Therefore, Mac user or apple faithful must be careful with this product... Video is super clear during the day.. At night is fair not that clear.. I still recommend this system.. This is my first security system and I love it so far

124 out of 141


Location: Illinois

Received this order within one week of placing it from Installation & setup was straightforward and simple, and both the resolution & night vision are excellent. Very happy with my purchase and would purchase the same product again.

125 out of 141


Location: CA.

I ordered in Costco, delivered on time. Very nice picture as expected, wide angle cameras very nice option. Installation somewhat easy except remote viewing I have not been able to make it work, I have to say that they have the worst customer service you can deal with, waiting time on the phone 2 to 3 hours and sometimes they don't speak understandable English so that only make matters worst. The last time I made a connection after 2-1/2 hours the tech disconnected me and never called back. Very disappointing. So far the tech department have not been able to solve the issue, I still can't see my cameras from remote area away from home, I hope that I can get a hold of some one one day and get them to work other wise well return unit to the store. The fan makes lots of noise more like a refrigerator in the kitchen, hope they fix that problem and contact all of us for upgrade. I don't give 5 stars because of tech. service so bad and the noise, otherwise is a very nice system.

126 out of 141


Location: Souther California

Pros I ordered the LN282 with 4 IP cams from Costco and received it two days later. The packaging was excellent and documentation was very good. I watched the installation video and then connected the 4 IP cams and Sony TV to the LNR unit and turned it on - it came up and worked perfectly. The system has great 1080P resolution from all cams. I needed to call tech support to help set up the remote viewing DDNS domain and open the ports on my Apple Airport Express router - this router was not in the setup wizard. The tech support was excellent and the techs were very knowledgeable and friendly. I downloaded the Lorex netHD app on my Samsung Note2 Android phone and stared viewing live streaming video from the cams using WI-FI and 4G. Cons The cams do not have PTZ or Audio and the LNR fan is noisy. I knew about these issues before I purchased the system and hope Lorex can improve them. Bob L.

127 out of 141


Location: Calgary, Alberta

This is great system. It was very easy to install everything and we are very impressed with the quality of the cameras. This system has replaced another brand system that wasn't very good. It's an excellent buy for the cost. thank you

128 out of 141


Location: Philadelphia, PA

Out-of-the-box setup was easy. Cameras are functioning as advertised, although it takes 5-10 seconds for them to switch between IR/night and color/day modes. However, if you want to access video or snapshots over a network -- even a high-speed intranet -- at present their less-than-friendly software does not support resolutions higher than 4CIF! So you would have to sit in front of the NVR itself, with just a mouse and remote control, to monitor in HD. An absurd shortcoming that I hope will be corrected soon!

129 out of 141


Location: Torrance CA

I bought the surveillance system (LNR280 NVR with 4 bullet IP cameras). The single cable with POE was an advantage. I opted not to buy wireless camera due to still having to wire power to the unit. I also wasn't sure how reliable the wireless would be compared to the single POE RJ45 CAT 5 cable. The system came up when I tried a test before I installed. Installing was OK but the RJ45 female connectors on the camera are large. If you try to hide them you need a i inch drill bit. I had to go thru stucco and standard drill bits (non-hammer) only go up to 3/4 inch. I opted to buy an outdoor weatherproof box at Home Depot with 1 inch holes to hold the RJ45 connectors so I wouldn't need to drill big 1 inch hole thru my stucco. I got them mounted after crawling in my 2 story attic, ugh. Dirty job. The cameras sometimes do not come up after initial power on of the NVR. My first power up after install 3 of 4 cameras came up. After trying to figure it out the next day I checked and the 4th camera did come on. I had to do some maintenance on the wires and turned off the NVR. After power up none of the cameras came on. I called Lorex Support, they told me that you must power cycle a few times or wait and the cameras should come up. After 3 power cycles all cameras came up. The DDNS setup was not bad. The NVR remote control is not needed since the screen and mouse can control most of the configuration of the system. It's been about 3 days since I've had the system so we will see how it actually works long term. The NVR is loud, couldn't stand the noise so I moved it into the closet. Bought longer HDMI, USB for mouse, power and ethernet cables to get to the unit. Bought a HDMI switch to go from my computer or the NVR output to my HD monitor. Experience is a good teacher. Not sure if wireless would have been a better choice, is there a quieter NVR so you can actually stand being next to it for longer then 10 seconds, is there a more reliable NVR which can get the camera to power up 100% of the time. Can Lorex do a better job on the RJ45 connector on the bullet camera so they are not so huge.

130 out of 141


Location: FISHKILL, NY


131 out of 141


Location: San Jose, Ca

I received my unit quickly and was pleased with how easy it was to set-up. The Network configuration can be a bit tricky but I had the entire system up and running within an hour or so. The client software is much easier to use than operating the system using the mouse. I cant seem to get the settings right for viewing on my android phone/tablet so I plan on calling tech support. So far so good. I will update my review once I've had more time with the system.

132 out of 141


Location: Houston

The cameras are very easy to set up. The quality of the cameras are sharp during the daylight (really nice). The cameras work as well in the night as it is during the daytime. Because the surrounding of my have do not have much light, the IR in the cameras kick in and you can see everything from the outside on your monitor/TV. The only problem I had with this system is the connectivity after connecting the DVR through my router to view it on my Iphone. I called up tech support and the wait was very long. I showed this system to my friends and they were amazed at how good the quality of the pictures were.

133 out of 141


Location: California

Ordered the LNR200 Security Camera w/NVR. All the Cameras worked but the HDMI out on the NVR was bad. So I tried to contact tech support. I was on hold for 45min then it sad transferring now, I heard a phone ringing and was waiting for a tech to pick up 20 min later, Nothing!!! so I hung up. So over an hour and No Tech Support. So I called they said we have a backdoor # for Lorex Tech Support they did answer in 3min and Costco was on the phone to here the conversation. Almost forgot my friend got a system at Home Depot he installed if it said 720P Well the crooks came back to the front door the camera was 6 feet away. You couldn't make out the persons face. Same thing with the camera over the driveway it was so blurry you could not read the word California that was in large print, but we guessed what it said. So the jury is still out on there systems.

134 out of 141


Location: California

Great system. User manual is easy to follow. Quick help chart was very helpful. Technical support was great.

135 out of 141


Location: Flemington, NJ

I got this full HD network camera system. I like it. The picture is clear and using powered Cat 5 cables that make installation much easier. The Lorex Quick Networking Guide is a very good tool to help with the system setup. The recorder was little noisy. The only problem I had is the quality of your custom services. First of all, it took me long time to dial in. Secondly, the line was off when a first level representative passes the line to a higher level support after he tried over 10 minutes and never called back.

136 out of 141


Location: Central Oregon Coast

Last week, I purchased a Lorex LNR282C4B Vantage security system that includes a Lorex LNR200 NVR withfour of the Lorex 1080p IP cameras from Costco online. This system will be used at my home to monitor the exterior of our house. I am a retired video and television maintenance engineer who was employed for almost 30 years by the major U.S. television networks. The last ten years before my retirement, I was employed as a broadcast video engineer/technician at DirecTv?s Castle Rock Broadcast Center in Colorado performing maintenance on the latest state-of-the-art video compression systems for satellite broadcasting. As you can see, I have an extensive technical background in video electronics including computer-based systems. Last year, I installed another brand of NVR with four IP cameras to monitor the entrance gates at our gated community on the Oregon Coast. This system is a 720p IP system and was purchased by our Homeowners' Association. Two years ago, we installed an analog eight camera system from a dealer to record the swimming pool and clubhouse areas in our community. Seven years ago another analog system was installed at our Tennis Facility. I maintain all of these systems on a volunteer basis. It is amazing the definite changes in quality, the ease of installation and operation of the newer products over the years, especially now with the new Lorex system that I purchased. The Lorex images are crystal clear and amazing in 1080p mode. Playback is just as smooth and clear as the live video. After many hours of research, I decided to purchase and install a security system at my home, I discovered on Costco?s website, the Lorex Vantage 1080p IP NVR system with four cameras. Albeit, the cost is higher for 1080p over 720p, but for me, it is well worth the difference to get the better resolution. Over the last few days, I have found that getting the Lorex system configured and operating was much easier than any of the other brands that I have been used to. Lorex is definitely a ?plug and play? system. The menu page is extremely clear, and intuitive to understand plus easy to make ?custom configurations for the customer?s particular needs whether this it be for residential or business situations. The Lorex system also records at 1080p 30 frames per second. This greatly increases clarity of a moving object, especially when the video is paused and ?still framed?. I would love to have this Lorex system at our gated community as we record each of the vehicles and their license plates of those who enter through our gates. I heartedly recommend this Lorex system for the excellent quality, ease of installation, operation and that so many custom configurations are possible and easily changed. If you want these features and a quality product, you should seriously consider this Lorex Vantage 1080 IP system. With the Lorex Vantage system, the playback is smooth and extremely clear without the "jerkiness" I see on other systems. I originally read about the Lorex and fan noise. Possibly the newer units have had a manufacture change, because I do not find the fan noise loud nor objectionable. It is about the same noise level as a desktop PC. The Operations Manual on the website is well written and very helpful. But it is a bit convoluted to find the manual's location on the website. It should be easier to find. This is my only complaint thus far! ?Southshore Rob?

137 out of 141


Location: Texas

Pros: good picture quality, software works well, good support available from lorex website, mac compatible with safari plugin, cameras are excellent in low light, very good price / performance combination Cons: remote viewing requires computer-savvy user Model Number: LNR282C4B "I'm very happy with this system. Setup is relatively straight-forward. The NVR recognizes and displays the cameras about 30 seconds after connection. I had little trouble connecting the NVR to my local computer network following the instructions for setting up my router. I use Macs, not Windows PCs. There is a plugin for the Safari browser that is super easy to install and makes either local or remote viewing of the Lorex cameras very easy. It's probably easier setting up the Safari plugin than installing the Lorex software in Windows! I was also able to get remote viewing setup on iPhone and iPad, using the Lorex NetHD and NetHD Plus apps from iTunes. This is relatively easy if one follows the instructions on the Quick Start Guides that come with the system. The only problem was that after setting up the apps, the first time I tried to go to "Live View", both my iPhone and iPad gave me "Insufficient Memory" warnings. But, once I left the app and opened it again, the live camera views came up fine. Noise is not an issue for me. Fan noise is equivalent to my computer gear -- no better or worse."

138 out of 141


Location: DFW

I have only had this product for 4 days and I am still deciding on final installation options, however, I did connect all of the cameras. I am very impressed with the clarity of the daytime images and how much can be seen in basically total darkness. One surprise so far - I am going to need to be very careful on outdoor placement. My experiments so far have demonstrated that the cameras will "focus" on close in leaves. I believe this system will provide exactly what I expected.

139 out of 141


Location: Garden Grove, CA

Bought, tested with 4 connected cameras. But I am confuse if it will record and play back all 8 channel in HD 1080P @ 30 FPS (240FPS) per website's advertised or just 15 FPS (120 FPS) per User's Manual. Which one is correct? The picture quality is great but was unable to use it as a standalone IP camera likes the Qsee IP camera without NVR. Look great but not sure if frame rate drop if I plan to populate 4 more camera. If anyone know, please verify. Thanks

140 out of 141


Location: Bakersfield, Ca.

This seems to be a very powerful system. It's new, so I don't use all of its functions as yet. The Cameras are 1080p, but I like that I can switch to 720p, since that's my monitor capacity. By the way, you have to match the Camera to your Monitor, otherwise your picture looks choppy. You can do this in the Record section of the Menu. The set-up was easy, all you're running is the Ethernet cable from the Cameras to the Recorder. The Cameras are small enough, they almost look inconspicuous. If more variety of Cameras were offered, it would be nice. The Recorder (NVR) does have a hum, like any other recorders or computers, but not loud enough to be irritating. The unit is not any bigger than a Blu-Ray player. The unit does come with a Remote Control, though I'm not sure what its function is since the unit also comes with a mouse and I use it for everything. I could write more about it, but I don't think Lorex will give me that much space. All-in-all, this system is great. It has set-ups galore. It seems like Lorex put everything they had (Technology) into this system. You definately can't go wrong.

141 out of 141


Location: Glendale, Ca

My order was delivered quickly (2 days). Instructions for installation are very clear. Camera's resolutions are great (very clear picture). Online setup was easy and it's great. You probably can't put the recorder in a sleeping room, because of the fan noise but it is like most computers. Lorex customer service was helpfull for a question I had. Everything works as I expected.



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