Imagine awareness technology so lifelike that it rivals reality. The Lorex LNR300 Series Network Video Recorder (NVR) brings surveillance recordings to life in HD. Record video in real-time (30 frames per second) on up to 8 channels with full 1080p resolution. Don't miss a single detail with the ultimate in recording resolution and picture quality in your corner.
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.
Say goodbye to port forwarding and complex networking issues. The LNR300 Series is the first NVR with Lorex's quick-and-easy Stratus Connectivity - a cloud-based service that sets up a remote connection to your smartphone or tablet in minutes. Simply download the free app, scan the NVR's QR code and start monitoring your property in full HD. The exclusive app has a number of advanced features, such as playback mode and multi-camera viewing straight to your mobile device.
This NVR comes with a 100% duty cycle surveillance-grade hard drive to ensure you can monitor your property 24/7. Expand your storage space by up to 8TB (maximum of two 4TB hard drives) to suit your needs.
The LNR300 Series features a simplified installation that saves time when setting up your cameras. The auto-detect function automatically discovers and configures compatible IP cameras on the same local network as the NVR. Simply connect your cameras to the built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports using a single Cat5E Ethernet cable - no power supply required. The LNR300 Series features a simplified installation that saves time when setting up your cameras. The auto-detect function automatically discovers and configures compatible IP cameras on the same local network as the NVR. Simply connect your cameras to the built-in Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports using a single Cat5E Ethernet cable - no power supply required.
The eight-port PoE switch makes a perfect addition to your surveillance system. It provides power and video transmission the exact same way an NVR does. However, it can offer you tremendous flexibility in the way you install your cameras. Instead of having to run multiple camera cables back to one device, you now have two to choose from (the NVR and the PoE switch). That means you can have the NVR in one corner of your home or business, and place the switch in a completely different area, thus eliminating the need for lengthy cables. The switch allows your system to connect with up to 16 cameras!
The NVR is packaged with high-performance 1080p IP cameras to bring a heightened level of detail and clarity to your home or business surveillance needs. The end result of stunning high definition video of your home or business provides you with that crucial peace-of-mind you need. The cameras feature advanced 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. High-powered Infrared LED's deliver outstanding night vision range up to 150ft away in ambient lighting and up to 100ft away in total darkness, ensuring extremely clear HD viewing in all low-light conditions.
The Lorex LNR300 Series NVR paired with 1080p IP cameras combine the fluidity of real-time recording with stunning HD picture quality for a surveillance experience more lifelike than ever before. Stay forever present no matter where life takes you to, confident that your world is being watched over by an especially keen eye.
The hard drives are designed to work in a security environment, including simultaneous recording & playback from various streams.
Variety of installation options are available.
High definition interface with HDMI output for easy connection to a TV
1. Mirror recording requires a second hard drive (not included) to be installed in the NVR. Mirrored hard drive must be as large or larger than the primary hard drive to backup all recordings. Backup begins from when the mirrored 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 www.lorextechnology.com as new smart phone models become available in the market.
3. Requires a high speed internet connection and a router (not included). An upload speed of 1Mbps is recommended for the best video performance. Up to 3 devices may connect to the system at the same time.
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.
† Smart Phone & Tablet Compatibility: iPad®, iPhone®, Android (version 2.3 & above). Mobile phone data plan is required (not included). For the latest compatibility list check www.lorextechnology.com as new models become available in the market.
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Location: Honolulu, HI
Overall great product, worth the money, lorex has many improvement that should be made.
- quality of video great
- Access from anywhere in the world
- Some technical support is very effective. Be patient.
- PoE reduces quantity of wires and easy installation
- Many features, very customizable
- app store app doesnt work, technical support had to email a working version
- 3 out of 14 cameras purchased just stopped working within 6-18 months
- Technical support is Foreign and not able to solve advanced problems. Frustrating.
- old website sucked. new website not much better. Doesnt have all my previous purchases. Saved my Bill of Sale multiple times, and to this day does not show up in my profile.
- Numerous times, some cameras go offline, all cameras go offline, only cameras on the PoE switch go offline, etc.
I have owned the LNR360 with 16 cameras for about a year. It is fantastic, especailly the remote iPhone apps that permit viewing from anywhere in the world. If you have any issues with you cell phone provider, just switch to DDNS services offered by Lorex for free. Then you will have both wifi and mobile coverage worldwide. Resolution is great on the IP cameras. I get about 2 weeks of saved video if all cameras are on all the time. You can set this in the program so that they only come on during motion. Lots of options there too. Enjoy!
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
I purchased the LNR300 Series 16-Channel Security NVR with HD IP cameras after researching several systems. None of the others had the feature or ease of connection this system has.
The clarity of both the daylight and night vision images is outstanding. The POE switch is rack mount with all mounting hardware included. The DVR unit is not, or the mounting hardware was not included.
Very pleased so far.
Location: Palo Alto, CA
I purchased this unit about a year ago from Costco. The quality of camera and the video they produced is pretty high. NVR works well and I added another 3TB hard disk to make it RAID1 (mirroring). This process went well too.
The biggest issue I have is the SMTP alert setup with Gmail. This is the issue I still don't have a solution after working with Lorex support for months. You just google "Lorex Gmail SMTP" and will see this is a common problem with Lorex' system. Ironically there is a "Default" Email Mode in the Email setting on its configuration page, and that default one is not working and is also not recommended by Lorex support. They advised using Gmail SMTP but they also don't have a working example that can help their customers.
I travel a lot and this email alert is one of the most important features for me. If this is something important to you, you may want to look for something that has more reliable and straight-forward email alert feature and configuration. I just purchased a $89 Foscam FI9831P which is way more user friendly in terms of email SMTP configuration (than my $1,600 Lorex).
I hope Lorex tech support can document how SMTP really works on their website someday.
Location: Hollywood, Florida
I purchased a Lorex 16 channel camera system with 8 cameras and a 3TB video recording system. The cameras have an excellent 1080p resolution and night vision up to 100 ft from the camera. I bought at Costco, at a bargain price. The system was easy to install and it has functioned without any troubles since July, 2014.
I love the connectivity of the system, as the client mobile application can be loaded on your smart cell phone and I can monitor my home from anywhere in the United States.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a reliable home/business video system, at a very reasonable cost.
Location: St. Louis, MO
I bought the LNR360 from Costco in response to some concerning issues I had encountered in our area recently. I chose the LNR360 due to the combination of it being accessible from outside the internal network, using IP cameras, and the capability of future expansion to greater than 9 cameras if I were to buy additional IP cameras.
A few very nice features:
- The DVR actually has 8 of the 9 cameras covered for using POE. The really nice part about this is that you do not have to have 9 cameras putting traffic across your network. Even if the traffic data is compressed that can be a lot of unnecessary traffic.
- The cameras are capable of using CAT5 cable. Does not have to be CAT6 or even CAT5e. Finding CAT5 in-wall cable is extraordinarily cheap. I did not realize this when I purchased the system otherwise I would not have purchased CAT6 and saved myself a few bucks.
- The Internet DNS registration process could not be any simpler. Someone with next to no IT experience can set this up without any difficulty.
- The DVR itself is pretty quiet. Some of these things can run you out of the room but this one can reasonably put somewhere that is not locked in a closet or server room.
While the software is, to be kind, buggy most of it really isn't necessary. The viewer does work far better on Firefox or Chrome than it does Internet Explorer, but it still typically works on IE.
A couple of notes on this:
Make sure you have given the device a static IP. Lorex's instructions act as if this is unimportant and that couldn't be further from the truth. This also extends to Camera #9 since that will also be going across your network (which is why Lorex ships the additional POE switch). Give them static IPs and remember them and it'll make your life easier later on.
The DVR allows for mirroring the hard drive. This does not mean you get more recording space after installing the drive, it's only there if the first drive dies and you can no longer get to the information from the first disk. It's simply a live copy of the first disk's data. Also, while you can hook up a USB HD to the DVR the method for transferal of the old data is clunky to put it most politely. There is no automatic transfer to the USB drive, nor is there a real good way to figure out what is being transferred.
For the price and features, this is a pretty solid buy.
I bought a LNR280 and it installed quickly and eorked with the android phone ap well also, I bought a second set of the same system a month later, but when it came the part # had changed to LNR380, looks identical, probably software revision. Installed and worked the ame at my partent home.
Location: Honolulu, HI
Bought the NVR 16Ch with 9 HD cameras from Costco. Selling point too was the PoE. I decided to test the cameras before I mount them to make sure all worked properly and thus far, they are working. I have yet to mount them and run the lines through my home. I did have a difficult time with the remote client setup on the web. I think that somehow the passwords got mixed up somewhere along the line so that I could not connect the cameras to the main view. I finally got a hold of Lorex tech support and they basically took remote control of my laptop and set it up as I watched from my chair. The tech guy had to reset the password and then uninstall/reinstall the program again and then the setup was quick and easy. I have yet to mount the system so I will have to hold off on further ratings until I do that final step.
Location: Monclova, OH
After a lot of research, I decided on the LNR360 16Ch NVR with 9 HD cameras. The selling point was the PoE switch that greatly simplified the installation in my home. I had access to a single Cat6 cable in my attic and this allowed me to install the cameras using only Cat5 cable into the PoE switch separate from the DVR. The NVR/DVR can reside elsewhere in my home and it works perfectly for our situation. Setup was very easy and we are very happy with the end result. Our only disappointment lies in the web App (Lorex netHD Stratus) on Android. As many of the other reviews online indicate, the web app crashes quite frequently and it appears that Lorex has not updated the app since Oct 2013. Based on all of the other negative reviews on the app alone, I hope they submit an updated version to correct the app deficiencies soon. Outside of the app, we are very happy with the quality and capabilities with this system and look forward to seeing a fix soon on the mobile app.
Location: Denton, Tx
I wanted a 1080p camera system for awhile, I selected the Lorex and it has been great. It's truly a plug and play system, setup took all of 5 min and even less time on my iPhone and iPad. The picture quality is fantastic, I highly recommend it. The system I had before, I have had nothing but problems, never could get it tied to the internet for any length of time.
If you want a fantastic system buy one od the netHD systems from Lorex.
Location: Redlands, CA
This system has good sharp camera, but the software is very buggy. It appears to be incompatible with Internet Explorer. When you attempt to view with IE, it tells you that you need to install an add-in. After clicking to install and following the prompts and instruction it appears to install. When you re-open IE and log in, it gives you the same message.
The Lorex netHD Stratus Client software is also very buggy. It often locks up the computer in such a way that you can not even force quit the application via task manager. You have to power down the computer.
The Android smart phone application also is buggy. It will stop working after a few seconds. It also often stops working when you rotate the phone to view landscape, and or if you try to switch the view to view one camera full screen.
An otherwise good product is rendered almost useless by shoddy poor performing soft ware.
I attempted to contact tech support (over 20 minute wait time) to connect to offshore support that was hard to understand and was not able to resolve issue.
Location: Houston, Tx
Bought this product about 2 months ago. 2 cables did not work from the beginning. After contacting Lorex, they immediately replaced the cables that were bad. I really like the system and the service I have received from Lorex. I recommend this unit.
Location: San Jose, California
I have had a security camera system from another company for about 3 years. It has operated fine and in fact helped catch the San Jose Arsonist from this past January. But the technology has marched on and I was very interested in upgrading to PoE technology. After doing a lot of research, I settled on this Lorex bundle from Costco. I did have some initial setup issues, but the Lorex tech support was OUTSTANDING in working with me and now the system is working flawlessly. The setup and use on my iPhone, iPad and desktop computer is extremely easy. There are no compatibility issues and NO PORT FORWARDING is required! That used to be a nightmare when changing routers. The picture quality of the HD 1080p cameras is truly outstanding and makes my older system look like a Model T.
Yes, this newer technology is more expensive than the old, analog systems but the degree of security it provides me and my family is well worth it. The build quality of the Lorex equipment is top notch: cameras (both bullet and ceiling) and the NVR itself. It is a breeze to use. I can not recommend this more highly! Don't shortchange yourself and don't be alarmed if you have some setup issues. Rather than getting mad, give the Lorex tech support a chance - they know what they are doing, and are very responsive. They also just recently expanded their coverage to 7 days a week from 5am to 8pm Pacific time.
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