Protect your property with confidence by purchasing a professional-grade security system designed for your home. The web exclusive HDIP1644MD security system features our 16-channel NR800 network video recorder (NVR). It also comes with four 1080p bullet and four dome weatherproof network security cameras, both with outstanding night vision capabilities. This security system is made complete with a widescreen 24-inch energy star certified LED monitor. There’s room to grow your security system as your monitoring needs evolve. A total of 16 channels on the NVR allows you to accommodate up to eight additional IP cameras.
Leave nothing to question with full 1080p high definition security monitoring. HD quality security footage can be the difference in identifying vital details such as faces or license plate numbers. The 2-megapixel image sensor records footage at 30 frames-per-second to deliver exceptionally smooth on-screen movement so your security system doesn’t miss a single moment. Both security camera models that make up the HDIP1644MD feature wide 90° angle lenses, and provide extensive video coverage.
A do-it-yourself security camera company, Lorex is proud to provide security systems that feature a simplified installation process. Power-over-ethernet (PoE) technology is an all-in-one solution that cuts cost and installation time. A single cable run between your NVR and each IP camera provides both power and video transmission up to 300 feet / 91m (click here to purchase extension cables). A system like the HDIP1644MD can also incorporate a PoE switch. This switch allows you to minimize the amount of cabling required.
Easily consolidate your security system into the palm of your hand with the help of our FLIR Cloud™ app. Securely view your security cameras from virtually anywhere in the world using your mobile device or personal computer. With iOS®, Android™ and PC options your security system will always be at your fingertips. Customizable features such as push notifications and instant email alerts for motion-triggered events will help you stay connected to your property at all times.
Trust in Lorex’s color night vision (CNV) technology to keep you and your property safe through the night. Both the LNB3321B and LNE3322B network security cameras will produce full color video, even in low-light conditions. This unique feature delivers an additional level of visual detail that may help identify people, or objects throughout the night. With night vision ranges up to 150ft (LNB3321B) and 130ft (LNE3322B) in ambient lighting you can be confident that your IP cameras will be there for you when you need them most. (Click for video)
A widescreen 24-inch LED monitor is included to round out this web exclusive security system. Easily connect your NVR to this energy efficient monitor with the included HDMI cable. Use this monitor to create a handy hub for accessing your security system locally.
>With an IP66 weatherproof rating, the security cameras in this system are suitable for both indoor and outdoor installation. Whether in a torrential downpour or a furious snowstorm, these security cameras can persevere. A vandal resistant design and heavy-duty durable metal housing makes them a top contender for year round security that never stops working.
The HDIP1644MD security system features a 3TB security certified hard drive designed to handle the demands of surveillance monitoring. Rely on this professional grade HDD to safely store weeks (or even months) of security footage. Record at a lower resolution or program scheduled recording times to maximize hard drive space. The motion-triggered recording option saves additional storage space by constantly keeping watch, and only starts recording if movement is detected.
The hard drives are designed to work in a security environment, including simultaneous recording & playback from various streams.
FLIR Cloud is a cloud-enabled software platform to connect to all FLIR NVRs and MPX DVRs. The FLIR Cloud apps give you access to FLIR systems from any iPhone®, iPad® or Android® device.
The 4 mm lens incerases the field of view of the camera to 75 degrees.
1. Compatible with Lorex 1080p 2MP / 3MP / 4MP PoE HD IP cameras only. For a list of compatible cameras, please visit www.lorextechnology.com/support.
2. Recording time may vary based on recording resolution & quality, lighting conditions and movement in the scene.
3. 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.
4. Instant playback feature available on one camera at a time during live view (when in quad or multiple live camera viewing mode).
5. Both firmware and software must be updated to latest version to ensure remote connectivity. Firmware updates are pushed to the NVR automatically over the Internet (available at www.lorextechnology.com). Always update to the latest software after upgrading the NVR firmware.
6. Requires a high speed internet connection and a router (not included). A minimum upload speed of 2Mbps is required for the best video performance. Up to 2 devices may connect to the system at the same time.
7. For the latest list of supported apps and devices, please visit www.lorextechnology.com/support.
8. Compatible with Lorex HD NVR NR800 / LNR100 / LNR110 / LNR400 / LNR500 Series only
9. Stated IR illumination range is based on ideal conditions in typical outdoor night time ambient lighting and total darkness. Actual range and image clarity depends on installation location, viewing area, and light reflection / absorption level of object. In low light, the camera will switch to black and white.
10. Full color nighttime video typically switches to black & white IR night vision below 1Lux to ensure optimal low-light image quality.
11. Not intended for submersion in water. Installation in a sheltered location recommended.
12. Compatible with Lorex HD NVR NR800 / LNR100 / LNR110 / LNR400 / LNR500 Series only
13. Stated IR illumination range is based on ideal conditions in typical outdoor night time ambient lighting and total darkness. Actual range and image clarity depends on installation location, viewing area, and light reflection / absorption level of object. In low light, the camera will switch to black and white.
14. Full color nighttime video typically switches to black & white IR night vision below 1Lux to ensure optimal low-light image quality.
15. Not intended for submersion in water. Installation in a sheltered location recommended.
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Location: Kohler WI
I purchased model HDIP1644MDW which came with 8 cameres, NVR and monitor. Like others I spent a lot of time researching different brands before I purchased my system. You get what you pay for with this system. I have not installed the cameras yet but I have unboxed everything and played around with the software. I'm very impressed on how easy it is to surf around on menu very user friendly. As of now I'm completely satisfied with my purchase
Location: Bakersfield calif
I also did a lot of research to try to find the right system and also to get the best bang for the buck. I purchased the HDIP1644MDW 8 camera system. I found a you tube video from a consumer showing this system in real world operation. That made my decision very easy. I have set the system up in my home office. Have not yet put the cameras in position, but do have a dome and bullet camera setup so I can see how everything works. I have my system intergrated with my home network. The only thing I can't get to work is port forwarding so I can access from the internet. I have tried calling tech support but the hold times of an hour does not work for me. In all fairness, I tried calling a few days before Christmas so I figured that was the reason for the hold time. Although I left my phone number for a callback, that did not happen. I will call them the week after christmas and see if I can fair any better. Except for that, I give this system 4 and a half stars. Since I can only give 4 or 5 stars, I will give them 5. Also, I ordered this system on cyber monday and was given an exceptionally good deal. You owe it to yourself to go check out the other guys, but you will be back here to order.
Location: Los Angeles, California
It's a great system I bought from Thanksgiving. We love it.Hope it will last long.
Location: Germantown, WI
I checked around the local video and alarm shops that install video camera systems, after our house got burglarized. Their prizes ranged from $13,000 to $7,000 for a camera system that included two less camera. (To be fair that did include installation.)
I purchased and installed the Lorex HD eight camera, (4 dome and 4 bullet) system for less then a third of the lowest quote.
I now can view 380 degrees around my house at all times, no matter where I'm at.
The only issue I had is getting the Lorex App to work on my iPhone. But after downloading the right App and getting a better internet connection the system works great.
This system I bought is great. Picture is clear even night vision. Glad I got it.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
I spent many months researching video security products and happy to have selected this model. The unit worked fine in the home first time after I connected cameras to the DVR and followed the easy instructions to configure the system. I am quite impressed with the High Definition 1080P quality provided by both dome and bullet cameras. However, the remote access program obtained from the Android Play Store for my Smartphone did not work on first try. Nonetheless, Lorex technical support quickly sent me a an updated NetHD Stratus file that worked fine once loaded on my Android device. Very good product and would recommend to anyone.
For the price, you can not beat this system. It was very easy to setup the system and super easy to control from my computer and smart phone. I highly recommend this system to anyone looking. The video is very clear, even at night.
The Camera's on this system are excellent. I had the Dvr replaced twice after it failed with no problems getting a replacement unit. The only other problem that I have with this unit is the galaxy s6 and iPhone 6 apps don't work with this unit.
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Great product. Despite my order originally not including 3 of the 8 cameras, Lorex quickly dispatched the missing ones to me. Video is great. Would like sound though. System works best once you have it all set up according to the instructions. It's even easier once you load the computer version to adjust everything vs using just the included mouse.
Location: McKinney, TX
I spent 2 months in research for a security system and glad that I bought this finally. Excellent system, very easy to setup and install. Amazing picture quality, easy to access from PC, android and iPhone/iPad devices.
Location: Windsor Ontario Canada
Amazing system. Nice clear pictures. Easy setup. I am very happy with the product.
Tech support has been amazing. I called twice, both times the techs were very knowledgeable and helpful.
I would not hesitate to recommend the 1080 NVR (LNR4160) system to anyone. A little more money than the lower resolution products, but I believe worth the extra money.
Location: North Carolina
We purchased the LNR1612 Security camera system with 12 full HD weatherproof cameras. Let me first say that I was coming from a pretty good Logitech camera system so I don't impress easy. As soon as connected my cameras to the NVR and saw the picture, I was blown away. Real 1080p quality. I love the playback feature especially while away from home. I never had a playback feature on a mobile device. Using the Flir Cloud was also a breeze. I even tried port forwarding the NVR's ip so I can log on remotely through my router in case the Flir cloud was down and that was fairly easy (a little working knowledge of forwarding ports on your router doesn't hurt). I haven't even began to set up motion detection emails and alerts but know it will not be hard; it will just take some time to tweak it to the way I want it. The night vision is awesome. My only hiccup so far is night vision when the room isn't completely dark, I see a white halo-ish ring around the picture. I am hoping I can adjust that but all in all, I love this system.
We purchased LNR200 unit late 2013 & finally took it out of the box to install this March 2015. The NVR's were exchanged twice because it was not able to read the ISP, router codes & some ports not working. Since my warranty had passed I had to pay $150.00 & shipping fee the first time, the other 2 NVR's we did not have to pay. Prior to going live on the internet all the cameras were clear. Once we connected live (4) bullet cameras were not clear at all. Spoke to customer service again & she said we have to pay for new ones and did not give me a price for them. I further explained to her that we purchased another Lorex system prior to the LNR200 and that did not work at all, so we just purchased another new set (LNR200) from Costco. I asked if she could accommodate us and she made a sarcastic remark. So I asked to speak to a supervisor, which she forwarded me to a Mr. Joselle? I left a message and hence no return call back since 05/01/15.
So you may ask: 1) Maybe we should’ve opened the box and tested the unit before the installation. 2) Why purchase when not ready….But realistically if they all worked within the warranty period would they be working today? Maybe we just got the lemons.
Other than that Tech Support is great. I am not a techy person and they spent a lot of time to make sure all works.
I just purchased my lorex LNR system from Costco & got a super deal.I have been running a dvr security system with 700 tvl cameras for about three years now and have nerver really been impressed with the results.With my new Lnr400 & 8 HD cameras the images are absolutely awsome.Just one word to describe my Lorex... '' WOW ''.
cons: The cat5 ethernet cables that come with the kit are not the greatest but still do the job !
Bought my second security system from Lorex and can not be any happier. I have brought other name brand but to me there is no comparasing. The hardest part to getting this system up and running was the wiring. Other then that it was easy and fast. The picture was clear and sharp just as you would expect from a HD. I am now looking to buy a third system for the home.
Location: San Diego, CA
Bought my LNR system from Costco. Most of the work for me was to wire the cameras through out the house and hide the cables. I really like the fact that the LNR400 can handle both directly connected cameras as well as IP cameras with an external POE switch. I was able to connect three cameras to the NVR directly and another one to my home network via an external POE switch supporting 802.3af. It worked!
I don't know about the remote access to the NVR since I chose to use the port forwarding method instead of the DigitalID scan. It worked within seconds! I can watch my home from my iPhone while on the road now... I did use the free DDNS provided by Lorex and it worked within seconds as well.
The IP cameras connected to your home router instead of the NVR need to be configured separately since the NVR doesn't seem to send the time correctly. My network camera was on the wrong time zone from the other cameras. You have to login into the camera and configure the time manually!
Also, the Main video stream is only available on the remote FLIR client. The iPad and the iPhone only access the Sub video stream which is much lower resolution. Don't expect a clear image especially at night on your iPad! Use the computer FLIR client to view the full resolution 1080p Main Stream.
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Bought the LNR88TV package direct from Lorex January 30, 2015. Ran into my first snag when trying to link the LNR to my network. Tech support walked me through it quickly although more knowledge of Apple routers would have made things to more smoothly. Hooked everything up in table-top fashion and all eight cameras, the monitor, and the LNR380 worked flawlessly. Toughest part of the installation was getting the shrinkwrap off the rolls of CAT5 wiring. (Here's an install tip: unroll and work the "memory" out of the CAT5 before installing; makes life much easier in the attic/basement.) I'm installing the cameras at the rate of one or two a day to make sure I get the right coverage and test daylight and nighttime reception. So far, only on glitch; one of the cameras works great on a short run of CAT5 but fails when connected to 100+ feet of wire. Probably need a replacement. Sales staff was great. The package comes with four bullet and four dome cameras and I needed six and two. No problem with the swap-out. So far, a terrific addition to the house - great clarity at night and during the day. Remote access via iPhone and iPad is better than expected and very helpful when selecting the best installation sites.
Gave this system to my wife for Christmas and have been enjoying the installation process with great support from the tech people available. This is our first video security system. Suggest trial installation of system and software before setting all cameras and wiring in place. Familiarity with software and camera view intricacies makes this temporary set up a must. Tech support personnel were understandable and superbly qualified in addressing initial software set up issues. Found manuals and web videos sort of weak for my moderate tech skill level. Each call to tech support quickly solved each issue and helped me improve my ability to upgrade my skill & confidence with the system. Found need for couple of new powered (PoE) network hubs to ease camera connections for spread out coverage around my home & yard area. These helped make use of existing network wiring..
Quality of video picture is tops and low light/dark clarity is excellent. Already looking to expand with one or two added cameras for more complete coverage.
Location: NEW YORK CITY
I have been in possession of my Lorex LRN100 system for only a week, and so far found the assembly and setup pretty straight forward.
I have chosen this system with the poe IP cameras because of my previous experience with wireless systems that only seemed to work intermittently. I have chalked this up to possible interference with the other radios in my home eg; wi-fi, telephone system, blue tooth, HDMI extender, and who knows what else. Other considerations for my choice is that wireless is not truly wireless due to having to run power wires anyway, and I am more familiar with 48x wiring over BNC coax.
I have all the cameras connected, but only one permanently installed outside due to the current sub-zero weather. I find the 1080p display very good on my local VGA display, and also quite good on my remote iPad. As of yet, I have not found the ‘FLIR Cloud Client icon’ on my PC for a PC remote connection.
As I get further along with this install, I will add more to this review, but for now I am totally satisfied.
Location: Cataula, GA
We purchased a HD IP Camera System for home surveillance and wildlife viewing. The cameras have superb viewing during daylight and decent viewing at night using infrared light.
Running network wires was by far the most difficult part of the installation. Pick a location for the network video recorder on an interior wall, as close to the center of the house as possible. Interior walls normally do not have insulation within and offer more overhead room in the attic. I used electrical tape to fasten all 8 network wires to a pull rope, and pulled from the attic down into the opening I cut in the sheet rock (against stud). I staggered the ends of the wires to make the bundle as slender as possible.
Carefully locate cameras for best viewing and ease of installation. I used the netHD Stratus software for my android phone to aid in optimizing the viewing area. Point the cameras down so that IR light doesn't reflect back into camera lens after dark.
Hooking up the cable modem, router, network video recorder was easy. Getting the remote viewing software working was a bit challenging. In the router, I created 3 rules to forward ports 80, 8000, and 1025. You must also fill out the warranty and create the ddns on the Lorex website.
Lorex makes great products with many great features. Lorex keep up the great work.
Easy to install, good image quality. Wish they had PTZ cameras available & wish mobile software was a little simpler to use like my dropcam interface
other than running the wires, it took about 5 minutes to set it up and having it viewable on the ios app.
Location: Paramus ,NJ
This the second system i bought.The first was a Qsee system.This Lorex was far superior.The clarity was 1st class .Easy to install would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality camera system.system LNR282C4B
Location: Paramus ,NJ
This the second system i bought.The first was a Qsee system.This Lorex was far superior.The clarity was 1st class .Easy to install would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality camera system.
Location: Chardon, OH
I like the cameras and their ease of setup. The one wire and p.o.e makes out very convenient to install. The sales service has been terrible on the other hand. I have left messages to have a call back and have created 2 separate tickets, but have heard nothing. Cameras and NVR seem to be quality, but customer service is terrible.
Easy to install, great quality. Wish they had PTZ and wireless options off this system. Very good value for the money.
This is wonderful product. We have had other cameras and nothing has compared to these. The setup was easy, the price was fabulous and the remote viewing is top notch. I would highly recommend this product to anyone. Thanks for making a great product with a great price!
Location: Lake Worth Florida
Hello all, received my LNR360 IP system, so far I love it, I searched HI and Low for an IP system and found Lorex to be the one. The picture quality is great. Just wish there was an IP PTZ available for the same system.. Anyway, thumbs up on this product..
We chose this system because of the HD quality and the fact that it was POE! only one wire to run and was all digital vs analog.
It was very hard to find this system no one had it in stock.
We had it installed and the system worked on the first try, I don't know why I thought it wouldn't? The picture was very clear, and at night the spot that the lED's light up is very far away from the camera.
My only issue with this system was the next morning 3 of my 4 cameras were fogged with condensate? No rain nothing. it was on the inside, not outside. We have to return them now and get new ones but other than that the system is very good.
Note: the DVR fan is loud and we have this thing sitting under our 60 plasma tv so its annoying. I need to move it the cabinet below to reduce the fan noise.
I have not been able to get the remote app to work yet. It is on my home network , but I have yet to figure out the app issue.
Hopefully once the new cameras arrive all will be ok.
If you can find one of these systems I say go for it! better than I expected.
Location: Nashville, TN
I received my order and was immediately impressed by how well it was packaged... in fact, some stuff like the Ethernet cable was a little too well packed and took FOREVER to unwrap all 8 cables without cutting the cables. Next, I plugged them all in to make sure it all worked... that's when I noticed two issues: (1) The Lorex LED TV screen was completely messed up and seemed cheaply built (2) One of the dome cameras was extremely blurry (and no, the film was not on it). I called up Lorex and told them about the TV being messed up and that after seeing the TV quality, I didn't want it exchanged. They fully understood and refunded me $200 off the package price. Also, they immediately sent me a new dome camera and I didn't have to wait until they received mine first. Definitely TOP NOTCH customer service.
Overall, the system is decent (see comments on picture quality below) and features are good.
I love the customer service (minus the 10-25 min wait times... I just put my phone down and leave it on speaker and do other tasks).
The video quality is just okay. I bought the latest and greatest they had and put it on a brand new 32" LG 1080p LED TV.... and I would have thought with 1080p WIRED cameras, the picture quality would have been like looking through my GoPro camera.... but it's far from that. Maybe my expectations were just too high since I'm an IT guy and know what 1080p should truly look like in a decent camera. One quick example: one of my cameras sit about 20' from a very, very large wall clock above our fireplace mantle. You can tell the time in the video, but it's not crisp at all... the numbers are a little blurry and anything in the shadows further away is obscured.
Location: Washington DC area
My huge box arrived Monday 9 cameras, 1 NVR, ! PoE switch and a CD. THe set up was fairly straight forward but I did need some help getting ports talking. I have a static IP vs Dynamic from my ISP. Everything seems to work fine. cameras are a breeze to hookup and seem fairly robust. Low /no light viewing is amazing at short distance - will need further testing beyond a dark room which is clearly visible in B&W with lots of detail. Little disappointed that the dome cameras are not PTZ but I guess I was wishful thinking (Ill try those soon). Best part so far (I've only been up for 4 hours) was the tech support people. I spoke to two separate agents and they were both extremely patient, knowledgable and skilled at getting me online. They were the best CSR's I have ever encountered. Keep up the great work and workers LOREX !
5 Stars so far !
Location: Saint Louis
This system is great. I can view it from any where. I did have a issue with port forwarding on my router but that had nothing to do with this system. I would buy this brand again. the picture is clear.
Location: North Port, FL
Delivered on time. Only had it a short time. System was easily set up. No problem pairing with iphone and ipad. Picture quality is very good. The hardest part is running the wires through the attic. Living in Florida the attic is brutally hot. Cameras seem to have a good wide angle view. Sometimes view can be a little choppy, but nothing you can't live with. My soffits are white so the cameras blended in nicely. Less likely to be messed with if you can't see them. Fan noise was not a problem for me, as it is set up in an office with other computers. So far I like the system very much and would recommend to others.
Great product, user friendly, and price. Internet access is fantastic for viewing cameras. Adds value as a deterrent for burglars entering your home. Dome and bullet types HD cameras provide great quality. Order was delivered quickly.
Location: North Carolina
Like the system, good picture quality but when you something goes wrong you better be a EE like myself to try to resolve on your own. Still have not resolved my issue..everything works great but after not viewing the cameras remotely with either the PC software or the IOS app for a couple of hours you can't connect to the NVR remotely. Once you reboot the system (NVR), all is well and you can view remotely as it should. Called technical support, on hold for 15 mins, then the guys says he can help me, and click... disconnected. Called back, spent another 15 mins on the phone, talked with a guy I could not understand, told me to hold on after every question (so he could check his manual as they must have hired him off the street. No luck, all he wanted me to do is reset to default...call back if it does not fix it. After spending 2k on a system, I would look very hard at another brand. I am just before boxing mine back up and sending back.. Check for updates and all you get is an error saying can't connect to FTP server. Told the guys off the street from india this and his response "well you just bought it so it has the latest firmware"...really these people don't know how engineering works obviously.
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Delivery was fast, installation was easy. Had to contact tech. support with a few questions, and with there help got al l8 camera's and DVR setup. Able to check when away over my cell, iPad and computer with there app. You differently can't go wrong with Lorex.
Location: New Jersey
After spending many hours looking into a good camera security system, I decided to buy the Lorex IP Camera system with an NVR recorder. Installation was quite easy. After completing the installation, I contacted Lorex technical support and they helped me set up the system completely. The technician spent over an hour and a half on the phone with me, helping me configure my system to my cell phone and tablet. The Lorex system gives a clear picture and is easy to access. The service guy on the phone was fantastic. The best thing was the customer service i received. Before i bought the cameras and after, they answered all my questions and concerns. I could not ask for a better service. There hours of operations and being there 7 days a week for support is awesome. They knew exactly what they were talking about. I had a problem and they walked me through step by step to solve my issue. I absolutely recommend this system.
I ordered the system and received it within four days. The system was exactly as advertised. Furthermore, after spending a few days running wire through the attic and walls of my 6000 square-foot house, I literally plugged in the CAT5E wires and hit the power button. Three minutes later the entire system was up and running and connected to the Internet. Understanding there are a number of reviews which talked about the difficulty hooking the system up to the Internet, I wanted to make sure my seamless experience was documented to people looking at the system. I am a tech moron and this system ran perfectly.
Location: West Virginia
I did not purchase my system directly from Lorex, I purchased it over the Internet and the shipper sent it snail mail so took about two weeks to get.After reading the instructions it seemed pretty simple and easy to hook up. the nvr and the cameras setup to a monitor I found that one of the cameras would only show black and white.I continued to set the system up through my computer and my mobile phone. I had multiple problems could not get them to work. Finally after two days of working with it I contacted customer service the lady was very helpful and walk me through it I finally got online on my computer through the DDNS net. What I did not know it was that I could still not hook up to see my camera's away from home. After a little research I found out that the major problem with not being able to get my cameras over the internet while I was away from home what's that my internet service provider, Suddenlink, blocks port 80.after I reconfigured NVR and my router with a different port number it appears to be working perfectly.Lorex has sent me an email with instructions on returning the bad camera . I think it will be a great system after I finish getting a few more bugs worked out and well worth the money that I paid
Location: Los Angeles, CA
I brought this system with 4 bullet HD cameras and 2 dome HD cameras in Costco. The bundle was very good and easy to install. After all the necessary mounting and cabling, all I have to do is plug in all the CAT 5 cables and the DVR recognize it after 30 seconds. The picture is very clear, and the angle of view (75 degress) is actually very wide on each camera. The only complaint I have is that the dome cameras have to be mounted on the ceiling. Some manufactures' dome cameras can be mounted on the wall, but for Lorex, my dome cameras will give you an upside down picture if you do not mount them on the ceiling, I even called tech support and they said I can not rotate the picture via the DVR or software, so that was a shame. Other than that the system was very nice.
This is the first camera system I have installed and was a little worried about choosing the right product. Installation is simple and quality is excellent. Not much more needs to be said.
We are very pleased with the system. The quality of the Cameras are excellent. The Support Service is superb. We got all the answers needed. We are particular satisfy with the possibility to see "live" from anywhere at anytime. We recommend this system to anyone who wish to get a dependable surveillance system. Thanks to Lorex and its team !
I purchased an eight camera, high definition, IP system. The most difficult part of the installation was running the included cat 5 cable to all of the required locations crawling through the attic. Based on cautions I saw posted on the noise level generated by the server, I installed the server in a large double closet adjacent to a bedroom. The mouse and monitor were installed in the bedroom for ease of use and required my purchase of a 30 foot HDMI cable and a 36 foot powered USB extender. After all connections were made and system powered up, everything worked perfectly. The daytime color detail is incredible and the nighttime black and white is very good. The IR cameras reach far out for a good picture in total darkness. After several days of operation and a rain storm, I had one camera develop condensation on the inside lenses. I created a ticket online and the next day Lorex Support said they were sending me a replacement camera that would arrive in 7 or 8 days. Replacement camera arrived per schedule and system is back to 100%. The configuration of the system took a little time including getting familiar with the software and installing remote software for inside the LAN and from the WAN but not unexpected. I did struggle getting the remote connection to work from the WAN but did get it to work once I configured the primary & secondary DNS server in my Lorex server to my local LAN gateway (i.e. 192.168.1.1 in my router). Great value!
Location: Mt. Airy, Md
The LNR88TV HD security camera system is a very good system so far. A little learning curve for me especially with remote access. I spent some time with a couple of the technical people on the phone and found the problem to be the way my router works not the Lorex system. The Technicians were polite and knowledgeable at the their assigned level of expertise. I am still learning new things about the system and am very pleased with its operation. I manage a high end security system at our Fire Company and have found that this much less expensive system is quite impressive in comparison. I would recommend this system as it is quite good for the price.
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Easy to install with the Plug & Play cameras. Daytime images excellent. Email using the Lorex servers works great?an option not available from other vendors. Required technical support to properly implement DDNS. Second/third level Tech Support quite knowledgeable and they take the time to solve problems and answer questions. Using MAC client SW which is again not available from other vendors. Installed only six days ago and the many options will take time to work through. Options within the client SW vs Web Remote Access vs local is confusing ? with more experience I hope to reconcile. Cons: long Technical Support wait times but once you get there and move to second level support OK.
Location: Greenwood, IN
Product arrived quickly since the distribution center was only 20 miles away!. Packaging was very good. All items were undamaged, new, and accounted for. Initial set up was very easy. Equipment seems robust and solid. Camera/picture quality on 1080p monitor was very good. Excellent night vision capabilities. Fan noise of NVR was not too bad - less than my home DVR for the TV. Ipad/Iphone apps are good, but you need to know which app works for this particular model - I got confused initially on which app to download. Their website has a table which will show you the correct one. Unless you are good with networking and routers, the port fowarding needed to get the system to be viewed remotely is slightly confusing - not much support for Mac systems, but I did get it done on my own. Still getting the system all set-up as their are lots of options to consider. Haven't tried customer service yet.
Location: San Diego
I love the HD security system, works great and is better than I expected.
Location: Toronto ON Canada
I?ve had my Lorex LNR282C6B system for 2 weeks now. I?m pleased to say the picture quality is great. The install was very easy with only the one Cat5 cable to run to each camera. The cameras are plug and play, each one coming up minutes after it was plug into the NVR. One of the features I like, is the record on motion with the ability to frame off the area of the camera you wish to trigger the recording. Being able to log into the system remotely via a laptop or smart phone is also an awesome feature.
Since I installed the system, I?ve recommended the system to 3 of my friends.
Thanks Lorex, for making such a great and simple surveillance system
Location: Queens, NY (NYC)
Overall: Great system for the money! 5 Stars!
Camera quality, and construction are very nice, Power over Ethernet eliminates running separate video and power. 100' of Cat5e is more than enough cable for most applications and can be extended to 300'. (just be careful with the jacks!, lil tape on the ends solves that when running the wire thru walls)
Superb video quality in both day and night. Extremely easy to set up, included setup wizards do all the work for you (to configure router/modem) so you can view cameras via Internet or Mobile device.
Very easy to install.
Easily upgrade HD capacity, and they include SATA cable and mounting accessories for 2nd HD.
Very easy to administer the system directly from NVR or via PC client software or via internet. In fact the PC client and Internet versions are easier than the NVR interface.
Dome cameras can not be wall mounted, well you can if you don't mind upside down video, no matter how you configure the camera the picture will be upside down. However this was solved by purchasing a dome camera "L" bracket from a 3rd Party.
No PTZ cameras can be installed on this system.
NVR Fan noise is very loud. I thought I wouldn't mind it in my office... but its slightly annoying.
Did not like that the cameras did not come with a waterproof connection. Solved by purchasing small plastic TELCO enclosures.
Also to note:
Unlike others I found Lorex Customer service to be fine.. Yes at times they took longer than average to answer some of my questions but they did solve my problems and addressed issues. (this system was originally offered with a 32" TV/monitor but was changed the weekend I ordered it to a 27" monitor. I was offered a substantial credit for my inconvenience added to the 18% off made it an EXCELLENT deal!)
I highly recommend this LOREX system!!!!!!
Location: Atlanta, GA
I really don't know why the haters are hating on this product. The picture quality is great, the camera set-up is easy, and the price point is reasonable for the equipment received. 100 feet of CAT5 cable was more than what I needed to make all my connections, in fact in most areas I have extra cable coiled up resting in walls and drop ceilings.
Set-up over my Wi-Fi was a snap. Setting the system up to view from iPhone and other mobile devices was a bit more challenging. It required me to call their tech service guys, which by the way were awesome. I gave them permission to take over my system and they configured everything for me while I watched on my screen, all the time I asked questions so I would have a better understanding of what the problem was for the future. BTY - It seemed my VoIP (second router) was not detected by the port forwarding wizard, it was configured manually and everything worked fine after.
Email notifications were a challenge as well. Not very good documentation on this set-up. Since I had tech support on the phone, they assisted with that as well. I created a special email account, dedicated to this alerting, and then added that account to my iPhone, bam! Getting the alerts when motion is detected from my dedicated email address.
Now the marginal things I have noticed about the system.
1-the video feed isn't "real time", there is a slight delay. I noticed this when setting up the camera(s) and checking angles using my iPhone. I would move the camera, several seconds would pass and then the image would move on my iPhone - not good!
2- Also, when using the motion detectors, the same situation would occur. Motion would be activated and the video images captured would reveal nothing. In other words, the image was taken after the object passed through and activated the motion sensor.
3- The motion sensors appear to be very sensitive, even at the lowest setting, which lead to a lot of false alarms.
4- Not sure why this happens, but on occasion the various video feeds would freeze and then start again after a second or two.
I have to call tech support about these issues; there might be a system weak I'm missing. I intended to call them after assembling a list of items to discuss.
All-in-all, I would rate this packaged security product 5 stars. It's better than the alternative, no security at all.
Location: Miami, FL
Installation of IP Camera System is very simple, until it comes to the network setup. Running the single Cat5e cable and attaching the cameras to the overhang couldn't be simpler. I did find a limitation with the dome cameras as to being able to aim up, this could be an advantage with the bullet type camera. Connecting Cat5 cable to NVR and setting up the monitor and router is simplified by the supplied cables. Following the step-by-step network connection using the provided guide is not too bad but a little confusing at certain steps. Remote access via iPhone is the next challenge, I will comments on my experience with that next.
Location: Clearwater Florida
It is difficult to rate this product because although I have images on the local monitor, I have still not been able to get images across my home network. If you have a complex home network setup, you will be required to add another level complexity with this system. Unless you are a computer expert you will have to rely on customer support, which is very painful.
*Wait time for customer support. It is the most insane of any company I have ever run across. The last time I called the message said they would hold my place in line and return the call within thirty minutes. They called me back 7 HOURS later and then they hung up on me in the middle of fixing the problem and didn't call back!
* Networking required port forwarding, which can be lost if you have to reset your router or power failure.
*Good image but not 1080
*Fan noise is loud on the NVR, but this was known ahead of time because of the Lorex video and other reviews. One way to deal with this is to to run VGA over Ethernet and keep the NVR in a secure location, which is actually what you should do. If a semi-smart intruder sees the security system, they will just steal the NVR. The problem is the mouse which is used to configure the system. If you have a mobile device like an ipad that can connect to your home network, you should be able to stream the images, which means that you can eliminate a physical connection to the monitor.
Location: Miami, FL
Was shopping for the newest IP Camera and was pleased to find them at Lorex. Called in for initial information and by the time I made up my mind to buy the system I had spoken with a couple of Lorex sales persons. Found some of the information provided to be different and contradictory. Sales department needs to work on being consistent, accurate and know the system details better. Found the ordering process very easy and even though the new system was on back order, shipping was before anticipated date. I'm in the process of installation and will report about camera setup and image quality later. Thank you.
Location: San Diego
I have always been security conscious since we had an intruder several years ago. We have a home security system and have been looking for the "right" security camera system for some time. Once I saw this system, I knew it would meet my requirements. I ordered it on line and installed it myself. I'm a bit of a fixer-upper. The system works superbly. The pictures are crystal clear and I love the capability of monitoring the cameras on my smart phone and iPad since I travel a bit. I now have a little better piece of mind. Great product.
Location: Naperville, IL
This system is truly plug-and-play. The system is easy to set-up via following the instruations provided. I am still in the process of doing the beta-testing to work out any kinks prior to final installation. I was able to identify one bad night vision of the bullet type camerat. I have yet to contact the technical support team for online issue. I will need their help in getting the unit to be able to view online from a separate network. However, before I contact them I like to attempt this myself first. Otherwise, I recommend this sytem since it is a better value when compared to other comparable system.
Location: San Jose
I have had problems with my system. Support finally replaced the touch screen which didn't work but I had to pay 28.00 to return the old one. The new one doesn't work well either as a touch screen so I am disappointed. One of the cameras stopped working and then worked again for a week then stopped again so I have to call support once again. Overall, I am very disappointed in this system. The only reason I don't return it is I paid $350.00 to have the outside cameras installed. Support isn't very supportive and doesn't listen to me and it's a pain to look up your sales receipt every time you need support.
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.
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.
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 Costco.com 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.
Great system. User manual is easy to follow. Quick help chart was very helpful. Technical support was great.
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.
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."
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.
Location: Dallas, TX
Sadly, I really wanted to keep this but the fan noise is unacceptable in the location that I am able to put it (my office). I have several computers in the room and other electronic equipment, and this DVR is louder than all the other electronics I have COMBINED. It's just unacceptable. Maybe if you have a place you can put it where noise isn't an issue it would work for you.. but the fan noise was just too much to take 24/7.
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
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.
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.