August 27, 2016
Location: Detroit, MI
The DVR is a vast improvement over the no-name DVR that came with my previous system. The Android app was super easy to setup, I just installed in and scanned the QR code on the DVR and I was connected to my system. The DVR isn't whisper quiet, there is a little noise (possibly from a fan) but after a little while you don't notice it.
The wide angle cameras (LBV2561UW) are amazing in the daytime. Watching the demo video is one thing but actually installing one and seeing the difference between that and my old camera was incredible. Another huge plus for me is that if anyone is looking at where your cameras are pointed, they'll probably vastly underestimate what can be seen. The only downside is that the night vision along the edges could be better. I suspect it's because the way the LEDs are pointed, the camera's field of view is much wider than the area they cover. It's a minor inconvenience but it's still far better than my last system and most of the camera has good night vision.
The dome cameras (LEV2724B) are a pain to install. They provide good coverage during the daytime but the one I've got installed so far leaves a lot to be desired at night. It shoots right along a wall so I'm going to try adjusting the position of it some and see if that makes a difference.
The LBV2723B are OK in the daytime. They've got a good picture and the zoom is a nice feature but aside from that, there's not much difference between them and other cheaper cameras with a similar field of view. These cameras really prove their worth once it gets dark. With just a bit of ambient light, these can see quite far. Where other cameras would see darkness or blurry shapes, I can easily make out individual people and vehicles.