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Digital wireless security camera with monitor

The Lorex LIVE SD Digital Wireless LCD Home wireless camera system offers an easy plug &play video security solution for your home or small business. The LW71 wireless camera system allows you to view your home on the LCD monitor or remotely from anywhere in the world on a computer or smartphone via Skype™. Have a complete digital wireless video surveillance system up and running in minutes, it's that easy! Simply mount connect the cameras to a power source, plug in the 7-inch LCD receiver and you're done!

Video will be recorded directly to an SD card (2GB SD card included) providing you with both viewing and recording in an attractive, compact, space saving design. Place it on a desk, table, mount it on a wall or even under a counter. The digital wireless technology provided by the LIVE SD7 Series ensures that the system is secure and 100% interference-free.

Other innovative features include intercom functionality for two-way communication between the LCD monitor and the camera, and advanced motion detection that is triggered by heat sources, such as people, animals, and an expandable system of up to 4 cameras. Video security has never been easier.

Model no.: LW71

Expandable System

System is expandable, allowing for additional camera channels.

SD Recording

Record and store video on the SD supported system.

Secured Network

Secured video feed, so no unwanted viewers can hack into the network.



Home wireless camera system.

LCD Receiver Features:

  • Simple installation. No video cables required1
  • 7” Digital wireless LCD monitor integrated digital video recorder, SD™ memory card included
  • Multiple recording options: manual, motion or schedule2
  • Time and date stamped recordings for easy retrieval
  • Simulated picture frame using pre-programmed images3
  • 2-Way Audio communication for Intercom usage
  • View up to 4 cameras at the same time or in sequence
  • Tabletop, wall or under-counter mountable monitor
  • Audio/Video RCA output for connection to a TV

Camera Features:

  • Built-in PIR motion sensor for accurate motion detection
  • Exclusive built-in infrared camera lens filter for accurate color reproduction under all lighting conditions
  • Night viewing up to 40ft (12m)4
  • Install cameras indoors or outdoors5
  • Up to 150ft indoor / 450ft outdoor wireless range6
  • SMA connector allows for the usage of higher power antennas to extend wireless range (antennas sold separately)

Record Video & Audio.

Record video clips to the included SD card using three recording modes: manual, motion, or schedule.

Connect Remotely.

Connect the monitor to a computer to view from anywhere in the world using Skype™*

See, Hear, Talk.

An extra pair of eyes and ears to help you manage your busy life.

Simple & Quick Setup.

An easy to setup, easy to use all-in-one video and audio security solution to monitor your home or small business.

Private and Secure.

Monitor with confidence knowing the digital signal is secure, private, and can’t be picked up by neighbours.

System Includes:

  • 1 x 7” LCD monitor with built-in recorder
  • 1 x Indoor/outdoor camera
  • 2 x Power adapters
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Audio/video cable (RCA)
  • 1 x 2GB SD memory card
  • 1 x Remote control
  • 1 x Monitor stand & mounting bracket
  • 1 x CD

1. Cameras require a local power outlet.
2. Local viewing up to 4 cameras simultaneously. Local recording and playback of one camera at a time.
3. Five preloaded scenery images enable digital picture frame simulation when no motion is detected by the camera. When motion is detected, image changes to the camera detecting motion. No ability to upload your own pictures.
4. Stated IR Illumination range is based on ideal conditions. Actual range and image clarity depends on installation location, viewing area and light reflection/absorption level of object.
5. Weather resistant. Not intended for direct exposure to rain or snow. For outdoor applications install under shelter protected from the elements.
6. Based on line of sight. Actual range will vary depending on obstructions.
* Remote connection requires driver installation on home PC/Mac (CD included), a wired USB connection between the monitor and PC/Mac (USB cable included) and a high speed internet connection. PC/Mac must be turned ON and Skype™ application must be running. Remote viewing is limited to a single camera and is not selectable remotely.










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1 out of 86


Location: Atlanta, GA

I purchased this for my a Birthday gift for my spouse last year and it was super simple to connect, and use. It works on Skype, so we can view the camera from anywhere. We have a huge piece of property and I was afraid that the signal would dilineate from the extra cameras we purchased and placed by the mailbox, along the driveway, in the back yard, garage, arbor, etc. This thing is the best!! You can cycle 4 cameras directly onto the monitor that comes with it. You can set up the system so you can even view it on your cell phone using Skype. It comes with a memory card, and the cameras have a microphone/speaker on them, so I can talk to people at our front gate before opening it. I have recommended this to a number of friends. A very good purchase...and a GREAT gift!

2 out of 86


Very easy to use. All you have to do is unbox it and attach the base (with included screws) to any wall surface, inside or out. The infra red works great at night so you can see who is at your door if it's dark. The monitor can be placed quite a distance from the camera. My camera is outside and the wireless monitor is inside. No problem with the signal going through brick!

3 out of 86




4 out of 86



I saw the add for the system with one camera, bought it to try and when it got here they had the same system with two camera's at Lorex site cheaper than what I paid for one camera system. Very disappointed, should have been given that option to start with. System works great even tho I had to buy the second camera.

5 out of 86


Location: Geneva IL

Opened the box. Put on antennas. Plugged monitor and camera in. And immediately started working simple as that. Picture looks good. Audio sounds good. Night vision works great. Cant beat the price. We installed a new front door that you cant see out of. After researching wireless video intercoms that all got bad reviews. I started searching wireless security cameras and found this. It got great reviews. And we can now see who is at the door and choose to answer it. Or tell any unwanted solicitors to go away and not even have to open the door.

6 out of 86


I have had this unit long enough to have 100 degree + temps where it is located. So far the system is working well and I plan to add additional cameras if I have no problems. Have used it with unknown visitors and the communication without opening the door is good. It has met my hopes for usage.

7 out of 86


i like the things i can do with the system.i use it to monitor an area i can view &hear remotely.the system has a lot of things you could do record display 4 areas at the same time.i may expand the use with time.

8 out of 86


I researched so many surveillance/systems that I had myself doubting that any system would perform well. I finally, out of desperation, purchased the Lorex LW2731 because I couldn't handle reading anymore reviews and just needed to be done. I am so glad that I purchased this system-it is awesome for my needs. I have a small business and want to know when someone enters the building. The motion detector works perfectly for me. It detects quickly and the monitor gives an audible alert. The monitor is excellent because it's always visible from my desk. You can also control the volume of the audible alert-several volume options which is very nice.

I was concerned about setting up the system, so imagine my surprise when I connected the camera to power; then the monitor, turned on the monitor and done. It was the easiest set-up I've ever done for an electronic item. I am very pleased and plan to add an additional camera to watch over the store showroom soon.

9 out of 86


Location: Romulus, MI

Great product. We use the wireless camera for interior monitoring because its easy to move around. We also have an 8 camera/DVR setup around the outside of our home.

10 out of 86


Location: Los Angeles, CA

A lot of features for a reasonable price. Picture and audio quality aren't great but are more than ample for residential purposes. Set up is super easy and quick. I ended up returning the 7" model for the 9" (easier viewing in multiple cam mode and most control buttons are in the front vs. having to always access the screen menu to make system changes). I would recommend this to a friend!

11 out of 86


Location: Lake Charles, LA

This system is perfect for smaller homes or businesses. The display screen also has a screen saver mode so it looks like a digital picture frame. I found out that there is an intercom feature with this setup after I installed it, and am thrilled as to how well it works. Setup was incredibly easy, and the ability to add three more cameras to the system make it better. The only downfall is the camera's short power chord. The outlets around my home are not placed conveniently enough so I had to make compromises about placement. Otherwise a great system. The night vision and motion detection are also very good.

12 out of 86


Location: Denton, TX

This system is so easy to use, my 12 year old son set it up for me! I love the convenience of knowing who is at the front door without having to walk up to it and look out the peep hole. Great deal, worth the price! I would recommend this system!

13 out of 86


Location: Vancouver, BC

Great Purchase

"Works great, has been working great for over 6 months now, would recommend to everyone. Installation is quick and easy."

14 out of 86


Location: El Paso

Best security ever

I  recommend this security system to everybody.  This system works perfect for home security!

15 out of 86


Location: Fort Worth, TX

Best purchase for me!

The cameras works good and the sound is very good. i love the display monitor.  You can move it all over the house and still pickup the wireless signal. 

16 out of 86


great value, good product!

Everything worked great out of the box and basically just plug it in and you are good to go. The monitor is small but it works fine. The picture quality is not the greatest but it serves its purpose. The cameras pick up the audio just fine too. I like how the monitor will beep if there is activity so I don’t have to stare at it to know if someone has walked in the store. I have the cameras probably 50 and 75 ft. away from the monitor and the signal is good. Phones and mobile devices never interfere. All in all if you are looking for a small package to monitor your home or workplace this is a great deal. Would have given 5 stars but the contrast can be a little dark at times, but I am very happy with my purchase.

17 out of 86


Location: Teaneck, NJ, USA

Kid monitor on steriods

The receiver is light and can be brought into the kitchen whenever we are cooking or to the living room whenever we have guests. We like to keep an eye on the kids when they play in the playroom or when they are asleep in their bedrooms.

Probably my favourite features are the night vision which allows us to see if their eyes are still open, the 2 way speaker which allows me to speak with them without having to go there and the motion sensor which detects when they get out of bed. I'm able to stop problems before they get out of hand.

Love it...had a baby monitor but this just takes it to another level

18 out of 86


Location: Dover, Delaware

Lorex has a good product

Cameras are for outside.  They work very well although I had to replace one.

The monitor picture is excellent at night great with no lighting . The remote I am not fond of had to replace twice. Need to produce a better remote. 

19 out of 86


Location: Colorado

I have owned my system for 15 months now. Living in Colorado we have had below 0 temps, hail, rain, snow. My system has performed wonderfully. This has got to be the best security system for the money. I love the wireless connections and the stand alone monitor. The only thing I could want in addition to what I have is additional cameras, (hint hint). I recommend this system to anyone in need of security cameras.

20 out of 86


Location: New York, NY

Great Product

I used this camera to monitor the exterior of my home and its a great product. Highly recommend.

21 out of 86


Location: Madison, WI

Love it

We have a driveway alarm, however our driveway is situated on the side of our house that has no windows so that we have to go outside to see who it is when someone drives up. With the monitor, we can see who is there without going outside. It has been perfect for us. When at first, we had an issue, Lorex was excellent in taking care of it in a timely manner.

22 out of 86


Location: St. Pete, FL


I love this system a lot better than.the other two systems I have, much easier to use.

23 out of 86


Lorex 2 camera video moniroring system

As a retired employee from the Department Of Corrections, I understand the importance of cameras for secuity. Excellent quality picture. No problems with cameras. After a week, the monitor went bad. After a phone call and confirmation email, the monitor was replaced. Cameras are steel and good quallity made to last. I am disabled and was able to install the system watching my two entrance doors to my house. I feel safer for myself and my family.

24 out of 86


Location: Saint Charles, MI


I am satisfied with the product. After a few months, the display unit went white but it was replaced promptly when I sent the system back for repair. In the winter, I have to be careful to aim the cameras so as not to allow an expansive white snow background to throw off the light sensor and reduce the aperture too much and produce a dark image in the foreground. The cameras are on their second winter and seem to be working well in the temperatures encountered here in mid-Michigan. The system was easy to set up and the cameras are very easy to relocate if necessary.

25 out of 86


Location: La Paz, Mexico

Excellent choice

Top of its class. Easy to install, easy to use. 100% recommended

26 out of 86


Location: San Diego Ca.

Well worth the investment

The system is easy to use and very reliable.I am very happy with my purchase.

27 out of 86


Location: Rochester, NY

My LIVE Lorex

When I got my Lorex, I was a little confused about the set up, but that was my fault, the thing was simple to put together, and the sound is great. I like the idea that I don't have to go to the door to see who it is, I just stand there and talk to the person without opening the door. The cords could be a bit longer, but I found a solution for that. I love my Lorex and would buy another if I had to.

28 out of 86


Location: Connecticut

Review Lorex Live SD Wireless System

The Lorex Live SD Wireless System is easy to install and use. The picture is clear during the day and night. The motion detection recording works extremely well without being too sensitive. The cameras' view is wide and each camera picks up a large area. I like the capability of upgrading from a two camera system to four camera system. My only criticism is with the remote. In order to view taped files I have to turn off the monitor and turn it on again. Then the remote will work. Overall the system is really good and has helped to improve the security of our home.

29 out of 86


Location: Reidsville, NC

We purchased this system to use in our retail store. It has performed remarkably well for us. I can monitor the counter sales while working in the office. I would highly recommend this product for home or business use.

30 out of 86


Location: Sugar Land, TX

Very Happy

I have been very happy with my Lorex LIVE SD Wireless Home Video Monitoring System. It is very easy to setup and use. I really like the fact that it is wireless.

31 out of 86


Location: Durham, NC

Excellent Purchase

This wireless system works great so long as cameras are not too far from monitor or obstructed by structures that block the signal. Pictures are excellent. I like the two-way audio as well as audio monitoring. I use 4 cameras. Good system for the cost. Easy to install. Providing power to cameras works well with extension cords if receptacles are not convenient to length of cord provided with camera.

32 out of 86


Location: San Jose, CA USA

Not completely trouble free, however

What I like about this system: The monitor is small and easily mounted to a wall to free up desk space, and the cameras provide, clear crisp images even at night. The installation of the system was straightforward, but there is wiring involved. One of our four cameras had to be returned, and that process took a while. But perhaps the most disconcerting issue was that the small remote control stopped working within 3 weeks, and we have now had to request a new one. When calling the company, there is quite the long phone menu hierarchy to get through and sometimes a long wait for a customer service person.

33 out of 86


Location: Lake Tahoe, NV

Great Value

We bought 2 of these systems and have one monitor upstairs and one downstairs in our bedroom. They really work. Picture quality is OK . You can see a racoon walk across the driveway in the middle of the night with no lights.

34 out of 86


Location: Tennessee

An incredible product and value

One of the concerns I had about getting a wireless video security system was setup but Lorex made it easy. Within 30 minutes out of the box, I had 2 cameras installed outside sending video to the control viewer panel. Wireless connected instantly. One of the cameras failed but Lorex sent a replacement quickly with no hassles. I plan to add 2 more cameras.

35 out of 86


I was so happy with this system that I purchased a second one.

36 out of 86


Location: Delaware

Great camera

Great product. Works great day/night rain or shine. Will be purchasing another add on shortly.


37 out of 86


Location: Pflugerville, TX

Good Camera System

I bought 2 of these for my house and one for my mothers house. They are a great system and the setup is very user friendly. The only down fall is you can not remotely log into them. 

38 out of 86


I love this product to know who is at door before opening it, whether it is worth opening at all.

39 out of 86


Location: Houston, Texas

Good Investment

Well worth the investment. Prevented a potential burglary within months of purchasing the system.

40 out of 86


Location: South Carolina

Excellent product                                                         

 This security system has performed flawlessly. Excellent picture quality. I have camera set up from 30 feet to 80 feet from the monitor and always have a good signal. I have already recommended this product to friends. I plan on buying one more camera in the near future which will give me 8 cameras and 2 monitors.

41 out of 86


Wireless monitor                                                        

Money well spent. The system functions very well and provides peace of mind for the family.

42 out of 86


Location: San Francisco, CA

Lorex Wireless 2 Camera system

Wireless monitor works fine for observing individuals entering and leaving.

The 3 second delay before recording can result in loss of filmed activity,

if the camera is set for a narrow range of vision. The alarm on the monitor

to activate when movement is detected is a very good alert system,

especially for the elderly, who do not want to be surprised by individuals

entering their home. All in all, it is a good system, reasonably priced and

films at night as well as daylight 

43 out of 86


Location: Moreno Valley California


The money was well spent, We have a peace of mind. It is so easy to use,many functions to use. Like the introduction says read first and every thing falls in place. Installing was A BREEZE, 45 Min. My 14 year old son did it, clear picture,clear sound, intercom is the best & people listen when speaking.  It takes 4 cameras.  I have 1, and am going to order 1 more. Play back is so cool to use with the system or play back with PC & download video for reference on PC


44 out of 86


Location: Norton NB Canada

Front Gate

Super easy set up, sleek display, easy to mount on a desk. The images are sharp and clear. Night view caught a raccoon on my front porch!

45 out of 86


Lorex Live LW2702 Wireless

I bought this after numerous research and reading lots of reviews on other wireless cameras.

This camera is GREAT and the price is Great. I had my reserves after reading how other things could interfere with the reception. Like portable phones, microwaves, DVD’s, and so on. Don't have any problems whatsoever. I live in a brick home and I have one camera in front of house and another one in back. You can hang themonitor on the wall like a picture or set it on table. I wish the monitor was a 8x10 but it's 5x7. It has several screen savers where it looks like an ordinary picture. It comes with everything you need except like other comments I wish it had longer cable but easy to fix with extension cord. Also it has good audio sound for outside. I am thinking of purchasing 2 more cameras to have 4 cameras at a time for security. My Sister & her husband also have this same product and they live in a different state. They Love theirs too! All I can say is Love it Love it Love it!!!

46 out of 86


Better than expected

The motion detection works great, they were easy to install, and I like the fact that there is sound to. They have already deterred some not so welcome neighbours from walking through my yard. I have recommended this set to friends and plan to add two more cameras to my setup. I did order a 16GB card along with them and now I can record for several months without having to worry about running out of space.

47 out of 86


Very Nice Product--Easy To Use!

I received my Lorex 2702 last week and have some thoughts about it. I'm fairly technical with gadgets as I have worked in radio most of my life (crystal radio set was my first "toy"). I live in a two story, 2500 sq. ft. house and single. I have a hearing loss and thought about how neat it would be to be able to pick up my iPhone at night and see what is going on downstairs, etc. I'm learning about security systems (had an ADT ten years ago). I came across this product and was intrigued with its simplicity. I put both cameras in my kitchen-aimed at front/back door areas. I considered mounting one of them on the front porch--but was concerned about putting a $109 camera in the elements--in spite of the fact it was weather resistant. On top of that--how/where to plug it in the AC plug. Then--I came up with a different solution. I also bought two "fake" security cameras from Amazon for $22. They come with security warning stickers. I'll mount one on the porch and the other on the back door--with the stickers. I then found an online security company where I bought an alarm system with keypad, two door sensors and motion detector. The base-station of the alarm is separate from the keypad--and will be placed upstairs as its wireless. An 85 decibel siren goes off if activated--and i got a secondary 105 decibel siren to put downstairs. So, between the fake outdoor cams, stickers, alarm system and lorex 2702--I’m pretty well covered. I'm not (at this time) planning on having my alarm system monitored as I did in the past and kept setting it off (my bad)! The Lorex records on a 2G SD card and the nigh time viewing is very nice. Colors in the daytime are ok but a little washed out. I've also decided to get two ip camera's to compare with the Lorex--in order to be able to get email alerts and view on my iPhone/web browser. If the ip camera's/software work well--I may be sending the Lorex back. However--it's growing on me--as I like the digital picture frame/pics and built in recording capability. Some folks have upped their SD card from 2G to 8G, etc. Not sure why you would need to--as this system can overwrite it and record on-going if you like. Plus--you can select "motion" record in five, ten and thirty second segments. It only records one camera at a time for the duration you set it for. The first cam that senses heat--it begins to record. You can view the card each night or weekly--and save whatever clips/evidence you need to your computer. I guess there's a trade-off to everything. But for this price--this system is very simple and does make me feel more secure. By the way--the day the system arrived--a sheet of paper was stuck in my door. On the front was a warning for my sub-division and two others in my area--as there were three break-ins in the past week. It referenced my local police dept. blotter website. I checked it out and was surprised to find 20+ crime "areas" within a square mile of my home in the past year. A friend of mine told me today she had her condo clubhouse broken in to last night. Glad I made the decision to be more vigilant and secure. A number of people have commented on the quality of this system vs. others. I guess it's all relative. Do you want to spend upwards of $1000 or more? Some have commented on how it slows their internet down--watching Netflix, etc. I noticed that too--my solution--when you're home--watch Netflix or whatever on your Wi-Fi--but first--unplug at least ONE camera. Why? It will use less of your broadband to watch TV over the internet, etc. I measured a broadband speed test this morning and after I unplugged one camera--it shot up and doubled the speed to almost normal. then--when you go to bed or leave--just plug it back in (they're already paired with the unit) and hit record or motion record and you're done. If need be--unplug both camera's until you need them. If you want a front porch camera to run--just unplug the other one and you still have one running.

48 out of 86


Great Product

I bought this for my Boyfriend's Mother for Christmas. She absolutely loves it! The quality of the footage as well as the sound is amazing, easy set-up, I couldn't be happier. I will be buying this same product for my own home.

49 out of 86


Spend some dough, bag a crook

Well, after 2 instances of thievery at my local perish I decided to do something rather than sit on my hands and wait for it to happen again. I reviewed the options and figured I'd run with this product. Install is easy - drive a couple screws into the wall and plug in the cameras. Plug in the base unit, a couple clicks to set date, time and record mode and you're off. Three day later the dumb criminal came back in the dark with his bolt cutters and scumbag girlfriend. Say "CHEESE". They didn't even know it was there. Perfect images of the whole sequence put that loser behind bars.

Pros - good graphic detail. Night images were as good, in b/w. Quick setup and playback. Rest easy knowing you did something at a very reasonable price. Be proactive. At $300, why wouldn't you?

Cons - limited signal range 

50 out of 86


Business owner

This wireless system is really amazing, very easy set-up, good quality, picture is very clear for the wireless, I will buy one more camera to add for this system


51 out of 86


Location: Nevada

Overall, pretty satisfied

My biggest complaint is the fact that you can't record on all cameras at the same time. You are only able to record during the scroll session, which would make it very difficult to get much information at one time. It would be better if it automatically switched to the camera or cameras that had motion on them and recorded until the motion stopped. Other than that, it's a pretty good buy for the price. One can't expect too much technology with an inexpensive system I guess.

Yes, I recommend this product.

52 out of 86


Location: Richmond, VA USA

Good system for the money

Lorex LW2702 it is the best surveillance system on the market under $250. It’s easy to install, very easy to start it up. It is working right out the box. Add a 16GB memory card and you are set for few weeks.

53 out of 86


good product

I was looking for a camera system for the front of my house with 2 cameras. After searching and doing research I finally picked this camera system. The cameras are perfect for what I need them for. The card that comes with it is a bit small so i put in an 8GB and it is fine. The screen is simple to use. The remote is small so I used velcro to put it on the back screen. The best part about the screen is that you can pretty much plug it in anywhere in the house. We have a 2 story house and our bedroom is in the back side of the house and it still picks up the signal. And our daughter can put it in her room when we are not at home. The only downside to the system is the cameras are not as clear as I would like but for what it is used for they are fine. I would recommend this product to other people.

54 out of 86


Location: Las Vegas, NV

 Works Awesome!

I bought this system because I needed a wireless system for where I planned to put the cameras. I looked at so many other systems but decided on this one. It not only does what it says, it's very easy to fast forward through the recorded video.

55 out of 86


Simple and Straight

I know nothing is perfect, but this system is almost perfect.  Two things missing on the design:

Battery Powered screen for Cameras

Wireless Range booster

But if you look at the price, they had to compromise, but would not mind, paying a little extra for those features. Overall

Great Product.

56 out of 86


Location: Kelso, WA, USA

You get what you pay for.

product O.K. can’t get clear picture except up close,(a few feet.)By the time the automatic recorder records, the picture is empty of its activity. The motion sensor sometimes works and other times Not.. It is O.K. for minor surveillance. Not for evidence or proof....From what I understand. this system is good for the price I paid.

Yes, I recommend this product.

57 out of 86


Lorex Live LW2702 Review

I ordered this product from Amazon after about 2 years of research & looking for the right cameras for my need. This unit was on sale for about half price & it was an excellent deal. This unit works great as far as range & ease of installation & use. The reception is also good along with the microphone & other features. As far as the clarity, it is good, but it's hard to make out who exactly someone is from about 20 feet away (using full 640 x 480). This unit is highly recommended for the average household & at close range. As stated the picture & color are good, but far away it's hard to make out someone. It's recommended to use a 16GB SDHC card with this unit as it will make recording much better.

58 out of 86


Location: Acme, Pa, US

Great Security for a fair price!

I installed these cameras for an elderly lady for security, one covering her back door and one for the front door. These particular cameras are two way intercoms too. They can be set to alert you when someone is in site thus you can push a button on the monitor and speak to that person directly which is very audible on both ends "and loud", the whole time the picture is focused on them you can hear everything they say. You can be set them to record automatically "motion detection recording". I think these have setting for recording between 5 and 30 seconds but from my experience they record as long as someone's in the site of the camera. The night vision is unbelievable! I was shocked at how clear the picture was, "and there was no light on"?

"I couldn't believe the things these cameras picked up and in the distance that they did too". The camera I installed on the back side of her house overlooked the basement door on a two story house I installed the camera under the overhang of the house making the distance some 25 ft. or so and the sound and video feed was very clear for both. You place the camera were you want them and the cable that hooks to the camera I think is like 60ft, you do have to drill a 3/8 hole to get the end of the cable plug to fit through for its power supply that I plugged into a receptacle I wired into the attic of my installation, you plug in the monitor click menu and pair the camera and that's it you're done with the exception of setting it to record or not and other preferences! It was all worth it for her peace of mind knowing who was at the door without having to open it to see ... she is extremely pleased with this product! This item definitely gets 5 stars from me and her both! 

59 out of 86


Simple system, but excellent if you are looking for small system!

This is not an alarming system it is a video monitoring device, with 2-way audio communication for intercom purposes between selected camera and monitor.

I found that it was an incredible system for $400. The IR (night vision) was outstanding at 30 feet plus.

Keep in mind! Though wireless it does require an outlet nearby to power each camera as well as the monitor. Wireless refers to the video signal, not power.

The monitor is shipped with a SD memory card, which we later purchased a larger capacity "off the shelf" replacement. One drawback I saw with this system is, though you can view all cameras (up to 4 I believe) it will only record to the SD memory card one camera at a time, therefore if you have it set up to record for a long period of time it must complete it's timed cycle before it will start recording again. I can't recall what the time setting you have to choose from, but it's something like 5sec, 15sec, 30sec, 1min, etc.

Example: Let us assume you have set up the system for a 1-Minute recording period. Camera "ONE" detects motion and recording begins from that camera. Now the subject is no longer in view of camera "One" but is in the view of camera "Two". The monitor is still recording from camera "One" until the timer expires. Once the timer expire either camera sensing motion begins a new trigger to record the next session of time. The worst case here if the subject is no longer in view of either camera no further recording will be done. I advise you to do your research before you buy. I started my research directly with the factory where I was able to download manuals ...LorexTechnologies.

Overall this was a very simple system to set up and it worked very well. I left the mounting of the cameras up to my friend.

Rarely can we deter the thieving bastards or the vandalise scum, but you can take their pictures and provide them to the police for paybacks!

60 out of 86


Good to go out the box!!!!

Pros: Had this set up within 20 minutes. Longest thing was installing the cameras in the wall.

Cons: The SD card stopped holding in the slot. I wrapped one layer of electrical tape around the SD card and it holds now.

61 out of 86


these work pretty well

Getting these cameras to work was very easy. Too bad they could not run off of some type of battery pack instead on 120v and a DC supply. I was able to connect the camera at the front door to the porch light and the back door to the deck light. I had to run some conduit and add a couple more 120v outlets to get side front yard and side of the house cameras. The programming is easy and the setup is easy too.

62 out of 86


Location: Jacksonville, FL

not HDTV

Ok, so it was really easy to set up once you figured out the methodology.

Not the clearest set of directions ever written.

Very nice hardware but don't expect to read a license plate at 30 yards.

The same device, installed by a security company would have cost me $2700 . . . NO FOOLING!

I'd say it was a deal!

63 out of 86


Location: Magnolia, TX

Lorex LIVE SD7 Digital Security System

I purchased this system 2 weeks ago. No wonder it was awarded the 2010 Innovations International CES! If you are ok with wireless and have the outlets in place to power the cameras, then you can't do better than this system. I had to get one ACCANTD9 Wireless range extender for one camera since it was a little too far away from the receiver/monitor. It was the quickest and simplest to set-up than any other I've ever owned...up and running in under 15 minutes! Signal from all cameras is good and reliable. Motion detection works very well. Color video is good and detailed. Infrared night vision is great! 2GB SD card has plenty of recording space, but accommodates up to 16GB if needed. Playback, deleting and formatting quick and easy with the remote! The 7" monitor may be small for some users, but is just right for me because I placed it on top of my desktop tower, so it doesn't use up any desktop space. It also interfaces with my flat screen LCD TV and/or PC monitor if I want to view video on a larger screen.

Product works as advertised. I am totally pleased with this purchase. I have had two other systems which cost more and did not work nearly this well. I sent one of those systems back and trashed the other one. I plan on getting the Lorex LIVE SD7 as gifts for my grown children.

64 out of 86


Location: Boston MA

Pretty Darn Good

I was looking for a good system that was easy to install, water-proof, had night vision, remote viewing, motion triggered recording, audio pick-up, performed well and wasn't too expensive. I tried network cameras like the Panasonic BL-C210A which were total and complete frustrations, and I did a lot of reading on all-in-one systems like the Logitech home security system. All of them have the same flaw - they come with terrible software so they are almost impossible to set up (router and network configuration issues) and even if you succeed, you end up with a really buggy system that is unreliable and goes dark on you all the time. So, I was just about to give up or at least scale back my requirements when I decided to try the Lorex as a last ditch effort. I didn't know how I was going to make it remotely viewable, but at least it would allow me to see what was going on in the front of the house when I was upstairs in the office, and at least it would record in the event of a break-in. So I tried it out and I was really impressed with the ease of set up. I worked instantly and well. (See caveats below). But I still had to figure out the remote viewing issue. After some research, I stumbled upon someone who had tried it with a slingbox. Their review said they didn't like the Lorex (long distance reception issues), but they didn't have any issues with the slingbox, so I sent away for a cheap one and behold, it turned out I found an alternative solution that is working quite well: I jacked the Lorex AV output feed into a Slingmedia Slingbox Solo which transmits it over the internet to any web browser or to the slingplayer app on any android, iOS device. Works exceptionally well for me, with no monthly monitoring fees or anything. When I am working from home and the dogs go nuts, I can see the front of the house on my computer screen and I can see the house from my mobile or laptop when I am away. So for me it`s a nearly perfect solution. But...

Your mileage may vary. Here's some potential downsides: some people complain about reception issues with the Lorex over long distances, but if you keep in mind that the screen is blanked out when it is in AV out mode, and you want it next to the Slingbox and your internet router, then there is no reason you cannot put the receiver unit somewhere central where it gets good reception, as I did. Secondly, out of the box, you cannot remote control the system when set up this way, but it does record automatically upon detecting motion and put an icon on the screen telling you there is a recording waiting for you to play back later. The slingbox does have a remote IR repeater/virtual onscreen remote and the Lorex remote appears to use IR, so it should be possible to set up remote control over the internet, but it would require "teaching" the commands to the slingbox using their custom remote set-up utility (remotes(dot)slingbox(dot)com) and I haven't gotten around to that. Note, this might be a good idea since the remote that comes with the Lorex is a little flimsy. Additionally, the color rendition on the cameras is not great because the sensors are designed to be able to pick up the infrared night-vision illumination as well. In daylight, the color is fine and good enough, but it is hardly deeply saturated or accurate. Also, keep in mind that while the image data transmission is wireless, you do need to find a way to feed household electricity to the cameras - minor issue, but does require a little advance planning or some extension cords). And the last quibble I would raise is that the camera stands are a little flimsy - they don't thread into the bottom of the camera well and if you muscle the adjustable joints to re-orient them without loosening first, you will strip them. They are metal and each of the parts is pretty strong, but they just aren't recession casting. So be gentle and careful. Otherwise, this is a great solution. I have three cameras up and running and I am going to get a fourth and leave the system permanently in "quad" mode where you can see all four cameras at once. I can view anytime from any computer, any iPod touch, any iPhone or any iPad (don't own any Android gear, but I think the slingplayer app works well on android too.) Good stuff. Perfect? No. But far better and easier and more cost-effective than anything else I could find!

65 out of 86


Everything works the second time around

Installation was easy and everything works except the intercom features. When the TALK button at the monitor was pressed, the audio from monitor to camera was loud and clear; however, there was no audio response from camera when the TALK button was released. This was true for both cam 1 and cam 2. The call to Lorex technical support was no help so I returned the unit to Amazon for a replacement. The reason that I requested for a replacement instead of a refund is that I like the system and the chance of a second system having the same intercom malfunction is probably quite small. Secondly, I invested a lot of time to install the system so that a person could not easily unplug the power cord of the camera. Here is how I did it. I have an outside 110v outlet that I connect the cam power cord to. I went to Home Depot to get 10 feet long metal wire channel, and a few 1/2 inch size brackets. I cut the channel to the length I need to conceal the cam power cord. The other things I did was to add an elbow that allowed the cam power cord to turn 90 degrees and a L-shape metal bracket with couple screws to conceal the cam power cord plug. When painted to match my sidings, it is not noticeable at all except the camera mounted about 8 feet above.

Follow up Comment 8/14/10

Received replacement system 8/12/10. This time the intercom system works. I rate the system 4 stars this time around instead of the original 2 stars. For $299, I agree that the pros certainly outweigh the cons.

66 out of 86


Very good!

I bought the set with 2 cameras plus one extra camera.

Very good price with good performance.

I put one in front of the entrance, one facing backyard and one facing garage.

Quality at night is pretty good.

But you have to think where to plug into your electric outlet.

67 out of 86


Good choice for easy install surveillence system

I received my Lorex from Amazon very quickly and after take out the box I finished

the installation in a few minutes. The installation is very simple, only you will need is an electrical point (100-240VAC) for power supply to cameras and LCD display. The record motion feature work fine and save memory space in SDHC card. The video quality is good enough for the purpose of the system. I'm using the 2-way Intercom and its working fine, the sound is clear not too loud but enough. The range of the signal 2.4GHz is good; it can pass through my brick walls of my house with no loss for about 60-75 foot. The night vision of cameras is good; the cameras have a LDR sensor to light infra-red LEDs only in the night. It's a very good system and I'm very happy, my house is safer now.

68 out of 86


Lorex LW2702

I have had the LW2702 for a month now and very pleased with its performance. I live in a duplex and the cameras are just outside my front and back doors approximately 60 to 80 feet from the receiver. The video and audio reception is very good. Although I didn't need the audio portion I can hear my neighbor’s conversations when they are on the back porch. The motion detection portion of the system works as expected. I've had a few false triggers, one when the sun was hitting the bushes close to the front door with a little breeze moving them. Not sure what the others were unless it was a close flying moth because nothing showed up on the recording when viewed. It has added a little more comfort for my wife when sleeping. The monitor has a indicator that reads "New" that shows if motion has been picked up and recorded along with an audible alarm. Once viewed the indicator is turned off.

I purchased this system because of the reviews it got. Other system of this caliber didn't seem to hold up. Here's my list of things I like about it. Very easy to set up, picture quality is good, motion detection and recording as expected along with night vision, and no interference with other systems using the same frequency. There is only one thing I can think of that would have been nice and that is a wider view for the camera. Because you are limited on the power cable length, the cameras have to be mounted close to an outlet. This makes it hard to configure a wide view of the area you want. To solve this problem I made a 25 foot extension power cord. I'm thinking of getting one more of these to have a four camera system and using the extra monitor in the living room. The other monitor is on my wife's night stand. Hope this has been helpful.

69 out of 86


Great Range - Very good Quailty - Easy to install

I usually do not write reviews for products but I was very impressed with this one. I had tried several wireless camera solutions but they failed miserably, range was always the issue. This device had everything I was looking for.

1. Great range - my house is built from reinforced concrete. The cameras work perfectly up to a distance of 15 meters through at least 3 walls.

2. Setting it up is super simple. Just plug them in and all is set to go.

3. Very easy to use the video frame

4. Talk back function is a very useful adds on.

5. Good video quality

6. Good night vision

7. The material of both the cameras and the frame are very good.

8. A/V out feature is great if you want to connect it to an external monitor

9. Super compact photo frame like LCD

I would strongly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a wireless solution that actually works. I have only had it for a few weeks now and it is working fine. I will make sure to update this review if anything changes.

70 out of 86


Very Good

This product works just like it is advertised. Easy to install, easy to operate and  it’s easy to understand the instructions. Works good in the dark as well as in the light. I would definitely recommend this to friends.

71 out of 86


Location: Reading, PA USA

Great system

I had these up and working in 10 minutes. It gives a good picture and range. I can review the memory card on my computer.

72 out of 86


Location: Milton, Vermont, USA

Great system, range exaggerated though

I have two of these systems in use and am quite happy with them overall. I have two of the cameras outdoors in Vermont temperatures but protected from direct rain under eves, and they do fine all year.

I would say these systems have just two flaws, first the display is only 7" diagonal, pretty small, in quad display mode the four images are too small to see what's going on, but in single image mode its fine and you can have it scroll through the four images in slide show fashion. It does have video out so you could connect it to a larger monitor.

Second and more significant, the range is vastly exaggerated! The farthest I have one is 150 feet away which is an almost unobstructed line of site except for one window, and it just barely makes it with two or three bars of signal out of five. Since the signal is digital if it is weak the picture will just flash on and off instead of becoming grainy just like with digital TV. If the signal has to pass through several walls or obstructions expect less than 100 feet or even 50, depending on the type of obstruction. The coaxial fitting antenna's do detach so perhaps the motivated techy could get much more range with a larger or external mounted antenna?

The night vision is very good in my opinion. Motion sensing is fairly short range, depending on the size of the object, good enough though. I've never been of the camera side of audio communication, and expected it to be poor with that tiny speaker, but I talk to my cat when she walks by the cameras and she seems to hear me fine, which amuses me to no end. Cheers, Jesse.

73 out of 86


Location: Hawaii

Awesome Add-on Security System

I installed this at my aunt's house because she is the only one living there. She locks herself in her room at night once she sets her alarm. She would get people at her front door, but was too afraid to go and check. Now with this system, she can see who it is and converse with them through the intercom feature.

It was super easy to install, however, the power cords for the camera is really short (5 feet). I had to splice 23g wire to them and make them about 20 feet. Overall a very simple solution, considering I had to do the same to my previous camera system for my house. I hope this helps someone out!

74 out of 86


Needs better software

The system has excellent picture and audio...however the audio cannot be made to continuously stay on which is an annoyance since this was used as a high tech baby monitor. The motion sensor needs a sensitivity adjustment as well due to the fact my toddler could wake up, move around, and climb out of bed and open the door before the screen would come on and start recording or displaying the movements. This makes a great camera to pick up large adult movements, but not so much for the little ones. Also since this system comes with only two cameras (with the ability to add two more) it would be nice if it had a spit screen feature for just two screens and not the quad display which wastes half of the screen if you only have two cameras.

75 out of 86


Location: Ohio, Naturally!

Love it! this is my SECOND set!

The clarity of the recorder is just great. We have 2 cats so I can tell you, small animals do not trigger the motion recorder. This is my second set I use one for the house and one for the garage. Night vision is excellent. There is a zoom feature that will give you more detail. I highly recommend this system. Easy install. You need to have an outlet to plug the cameras and monitors into (no batteries).

76 out of 86


Location: Rocklin, CA

Good low cost system with some limitations

This wireless camera system includes a 7" LCD monitor and 2 cameras with sound pickup (expandable to 4 cameras) for $290. It transmits over 2.4 GHz and the transmission is digital over a reliable data channel so it doesn't suffer from the interference problems common with analog transmitters. The wireless transmission seemed robust and is by far the best I've seen of anything in this price range.

It records to an SD card and has some night vision capabilities (using IR LED's in the cameras). It also has a PIR motion sensor in the cameras so can record on motion. The motion triggering is somewhat buggy though as I found it will record for the preset time period (5/15/30 seconds) after detecting motion, but will not continue to record past that period even if there is still motion occurring. Not ideal, but still usable. It has a function to allow automatic overwriting of the oldest recordings on the SD card.

It also has a 2 way intercom mode between a camera and the LCD display. It's convenient to run the cameras and/or display from portable power as the display is powered from 5V and the cameras from 9V.

The problems I found (in no particular order):

(1) It causes intermittent interference with my Logitech wireless mouse which uses the same 2.4 GHz band.

(2) There is color distortion such as visible with the white colored trees (that are actually green).

(3) Night vision capabilities are meager, but the best I've seen for anything in this price range.

(4) The resolution is supposedly 640 x 480, but the picture noise is high enough that it is roughly equivalent to decent quality 320x240

Overall it's a good usable system for the price, but the image quality is lackluster, especially at night. And the image quality is marginal (at best) for identifying perpetrators though it's still the best I've seen in this price range.

77 out of 86


Location: Seattle, WA

Near-excellent little set!

This was an incredibly easy surveillance system to set up. Connect antennae to the cameras, plug cameras in to the wall, Plug LCD monitor into wall, done! Put the included SD card in the LCD monitor for recording, and you're away.

The good:

1) Very, very easy to set up, with a nice little installation card showing you what you need to do.

2) Inclusion of a reasonably-sized SD card (2GB).

3) Solid-feeling cameras.

The not so good:

1) Not particularly high resolution images from the cameras at 640x480. Refresh isn't instant, either, so you're not getting smooth video but rather "frames" of video. This is done to conserve memory on the SD card, I'm sure, and because the wireless system probably can't handle that kind bandwidth.

2) LCD casing feels fairly cheap, though it does the job!

3) Power cables not particularly long, though this is easily solved with an extension cord, of course...

The bad:

1) Despite being touted as indoor/outdoor cameras, they are NOT designed for use in high humidity/wet areas. They need to be kept under cover. This is potentially a deal-breaker for many, I'm guessing.

2) The range on the cameras isn't amazing. For a smaller place, they'll be fine, but others might prefer something with more range.

3) If you lose/break the remote you're kind-of screwed. Pretty much ALL the controls are on it!

4) No way to remotely check the feed if you're out/away from your home/business etc.

Overall, this is a perfectly serviceable set of cameras. Be aware of their limitations and you really wouldn't be disappointed with this purchase!

78 out of 86


Location: California

Great for simple monitoring!

We have this set up to monitor the front door and the baby's room. It is nice to have the monitor be mobile; it can be with us in our bedroom if the doorbell rings or the baby cries. I can talk to the guest or baby and let them know I am on my way.

This set up is wonderful if you have a 2 story house and would like to know who is downstairs knocking on your door. Is UPS or is it a solicitor ignoring your sign out front? Now I know before answering the door. If it is a sketchy looking stranger, I communicate via microphone. I feel much safer at home alone when I can monitor the outside.

Set up is super simple too, does not feel intimidated if you are not tech savvy. I plan to add a camera for the backyard in the future when the kids are playing.

79 out of 86


Location: South Bend, IN


A consistent picture w/o interference but the cameras lose the signal occasionally. I've had difficulty with cheaper units even maintaining images due to the placement of the cameras. My cameras are placed approx. 25 feet from the LCD. It is better than the cheaper units you can get (like Swann). Image detail could be better; recognition of people is somewhat questionable at a distance.

80 out of 86


Location: Marysville, OH

Excellent for their intended purpose

We are using these cameras in our Church for security monitoring. They work just as advertised, but don't expect features that are not promised. For example, the cameras cannot dump the video data directly to a computer on the network. In fact, the cameras do not communicate on a normal 802.11-based network. They communicate with the viewer panel and the video is recorded on memory sticks there.

However, with sufficient storage space, you can enable motion detection and then simply dump the video files once each week. Based on the promise of the products, I'm very happy with the results.

81 out of 86


Location: Va, USA

Good deal...

This is a great deal for the price and is easy to set up and use it has many great features like motion detection. You can use it as an intercom as well; I would suggest getting a bigger SD card for it. This nifty little video surveillance system will provide adequate security and a peace of mind for home or even your business. The quality and reception is very good. I would recommend this system!

82 out of 86


Worth the money

I bought this from Amazon two weeks ago and received the package a few days later. I set it up right away. For $300, both cameras worked with receiver perfectly. The quality of image may not be the best during the day, but the night vision (you got to see it to believe it), sensor, recording when sensor tripped (or recording all the time) and alarm certainly make up for it. I live in a 3 story townhouse. I have no problem with signal reception. My mother is over 70 years old and she wants one after playing with my cameras 15 minutes in my house. I would recommend it.

83 out of 86


Location: Ca USA

Easy to set up

I received the product today and had it up and running in under an hour. What took the longest was getting electricity to the number one camera. Once I had all that corrected the set up was fast. The pairing was simple and the instructions are easy to understand. I am happy with the purchase.

84 out of 86


Location: Baltimore, MD

This one is a winner!

I have to agree with the other 5 star reviews for this product. After surfing lots of reviews and debating on whether to go wired or wireless, especially after some horrible wireless fiascoes in the past, I decided to try this Lomax system. I had it up and running in minutes without looking at the manual but the real test, that being range/reception, was what I was worried about. Camera on one side of the house, receiver on the other, and no problems. Pictures are good, not high def, but acceptable and low light or dark performance is great. I have nothing to complain about. Like some others, I now want 2 more cameras and have ordered another complete system as individual cameras run about 140 from Amazon. A pair is only 20 dollars less than the whole system and having another receiver/monitor is going to be great. It makes a great bedside monitor and the video storage works great for later review. Buy this product. I don't think you will regret it.

85 out of 86


Location: Pacific Northwest

Dead Easy to Use and it Works Like a Charm

I was unpacking this even as the UPS guy was pulling away from my curb and after giving the contents in the box a quick once over, I set the instructions aside, checked out the monitor, fished the plug from the box. Then I did the same with one of the cameras. I called my husband away from his computer, plugged in a camera, told him to hold it, then I went into the next room and plugged in the little color monitor. And what do you know; there he was smiling at me on the monitor. It was dead easy. No muss, no fuss, it just worked. Then all of a sudden my hubby vanished from the monitor and I got no signal. It took me about ten seconds to realize that it was switching to the second camera, which I hadn't set up. I pushed the menu button on the back of the monitor and figured out how to turn the camera off in another five seconds and I also learned that you can add two more cameras to the system for a total of four.

The camera works a treat in low light and the system does what it's supposed to do and it's so simple to set up even a non-techie older person like myself can figure it out. We set up the system, without ever taking the instructions out of their plastic baggie. This really is a hassle free system. We use it for monitoring our grandson's bedroom and my husband's workshop out in the garage, which works out well, because the cameras want electricity, which would be the only downer if you were setting them up outside to monitor your house, because you'd have to figure out how to get power to the cameras. We didn't have that problem. Gosh we just love having this system. I can't praise it enough.

86 out of 86


Location: Northern Virginia

Very cool and works great

We've needed a way to see who's been around the house during the day (kids, dogs, potential evildoers) and didn't want to have to string a bunch of wire around.

This system comes with two wireless cameras that are easy to set up, auto-record events, can see in the dark and act as a two way intercom as well. Please note: the term "wireless" means that you don't have to run video cable between the cameras and the base station. You still have to plug the cameras and base station into your house's power. It's very convenient to be able to drag the base station to different parts of the house so I'm not stuck in one spot if I'm expecting a delivery and need to sign for something.

You're able to select different record qualities, schedule recordings, trigger times, etc. using the menus built into the monitor and the remote control gives you the ability to start recording video without having been triggered by detected motion.

I found a unique use for one of the cameras the other day. We had a mother squirrel set up a nest under the covered portion of our deck. I mounted the camera in such a way where I could see inside the nest and could watch the squirrels day or night and auto-record their comings and goings. Very cool!

Overall, I'm quite happy with the unit. It was very easy to set up and since its wireless; I can move cameras and the base station easily.



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