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Wireless network camera

LNC100-Series

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Lorex Live Ping wireless network camera

The LNC100 Lorex LIVE Ping Wireless Network Cameras allow users to remotely monitor their home or business through a secure, password protected connection that requires no networking knowledge. Simply connect the ip camera into a router, run the installation CD and users are on their way to see, hear and protect what matters to them most. View on your PC, Mac or compatible smartphone.

ip camera with iPhone iPad Mac android and PC connectivity
ip camera set-up in 3 easy steps

Configure your camera on any device - no PC required

With a quick & easy 3 Step Set-Up with no PC required, all you have to do to activate your camera is plug it into power, connect to the internet with the press of a button, then simply scan the QR code on the back of the camera with your smartphone or tablet using the free downloadable Ping App. Never before has it been such a breeze to set-up a wireless network camera. The QR code acts as the camera’s ID, and once you scan it, voila you’re instantly viewing live video right from your mobile device without the need of a PC!

ip camera easily connects to Wi-Fi

Easy connection to home network with Ethernet or Wi-Fi

Versatile and advanced the Ping is capable of connecting to the internet over Wi-Fi with WPS. Connect over Wi-Fi with no hardwired connection to the router necessary, so there’s no need for an Ethernet cable as long as your router has a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function. The camera can detect and connect to your Wi-Fi network and start streaming video right away.

ip camera for recording

Simple microSD and snapshot recording

Conveniently choose to either record straight to your camera on a microSD card using the built-in video recorder, or record directly to your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac with the free remote viewing applications for mobile devices, laptops and desktop computers. Using H.264 video compression technology to maximize recording space and conserve Internet bandwidth, enabling you to playback that captured footage on your device straight away.

IP camera with night vision

Night vision & unique Dual Lens design

This camera was built with a dual lens to deliver enhanced day imagery and excellent night vision observation. One lens is used specifically for day time operation providing a clean and colourful picture. While the other lens is solely used during low light conditions, with the image automatically switching to a crisp and clear black & white night vision. The camera features a powerful infrared LED that allows for viewing of up to 30ft away in total darkness. Be in the know at all times no matter what time of day or night.

IP camera with motion detection

Dual motion detection technology with instant alerts to your phone

Featuring dual motion detection technology with both Passive Infra-Red (PIR) and smart video motion detection. Alert accuracy is drastically improved, providing superior motion sensing that ensures more precise motion-activated recordings, push notifications and email alerts with snapshot attachments of the event sent directly to your device. The built-in PIR (Passive Infrared) sensor tracks heat from moving objects such as people or animals, while the video motion detection with customizable sensitivity levels catches all the motion that doesn’t generate heat and is also outside of the PIR sensor’s 20ft range. Instantly know if anything happens at your home, small business or vacation properties all at once!

IP camera with audio alerts

Listen-in audio with push/email audio alerts

Featuring a powerful built-in microphone that lets you hear what’s happening around the camera straight to your mobile device or computer. The LIVE Ping also supports a two-way talk feature by connecting an accessory speaker (sold separately) to the audio jack, helping bridge the gap between the camera and the end user. Being able to talk to your camera from anywhere in the world is a great function to have. Whether you’re just upstairs in the house or traveling across the globe, you can calm your frantic pet or communicate with family members in the house with the press of a button!

SD Recording

Record the video directly on the SD memory card (not included)

Two-way audio

The IP camera supports two-way voice communication over the Internet. External speakers are required.

Secured Network

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

FEATURES

LNC100-Series

STAY CONNECTED - ANYWHERE YOU GO

  • View & record anytime, anywhere
  • Control with Smartphone / Tablet App
  • Dual lens for enhanced day & night video
  • Event Push notifications
  • Easy 3-step set-up

RECORD, PLAYBACK & SHARE.

Record directly to the camera, your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac. Multiple recording options, no recurring fees.*

DUAL MOTION DETECTION.

Advanced audio & motion sensors with smart video motion detection for improved alert accuracy.

EXPAND YOUR VIEW.

Watch over multiple locations simultaneously. Your home, your office or your vacation property, all in one screen.6

QUICK SETUP.

Activate your camera by simply scanning a QR code with your smartphone or tablet.

IP camera Features:

  • iOS, Android, PC and Mac compatible *
  • Wi-Fi & wired internet connectivity
  • Easy connection to Wi-Fi networks with WPS 1
  • Night vision up to 30ft with single high-power IR LED 2
  • microSD recording & playback supported 3
  • Dual motion detection : PIR & video
  • Sound activated alerts
  • Push notification of events & email alerts with snap shot attachment
  • Bandwidth-efficient VGA (640x480) resolution
  • H.264 video compression
  • Supports up to 20 simultaneous users 4
  • Two-way audio supported 5
  • Flexible indoor mounting (counter, wall, ceiling)
  • Expandable up to 4 cameras

Includes:

  • Network IP Camera
  • Camera Bracket
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power adapter
  • User Manual
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD
  • Disclaimers
    1. Compatible with WPS enabled routers (not included).
    2. Infrared illumination range under ideal conditions. Actual range and clarity may vary depending on scene/object reflection and camera application.
    3. microSD Card not included (supports up to 32GB).
    4. Connection speed may vary depending internet bandwidth.
    5. External speaker required, not included.
    6. Up to 4 simultaneous camera views available on PC, Mac and tablets. Selectable single camera viewing on smartphones.

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    1 out of 161

    Kortnie6

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    August 27, 2016

    Location: Canada

    I love my new camera! I use it as a baby camera. The only thing I would change having the ooooh to maybe use it for sound when the app itself is closed while using it for a baby monitor and not just have alerts pop up on my phone. So I can have constant monitor for my child.

    2 out of 161

    Nilsen

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    July 13, 2016

    Location: Slatehill NY

    I recommend this product for added security at a low price.

    3 out of 161

    eli

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    July 1, 2016

    Location: los angeles

    I own two of the LNC204 wireless IP cameras for surveillance purposes and have been very satisfied after over 1 year of continuous use. I use the cameras both in the home office as well as the home and record both to micro SD as well as a NAS drive with motion sensor triggers on a schedule. When recently running into a technical issue with one of the units, technical support was swift in resolving the matter as fast as can reasonably be expected. I would highly recommend this camera to anybody who is looking for a solid, simple to use solution that does not require recording to the cloud!

    4 out of 161

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    May 28, 2016

    Location: San Diego

    I purchased an LNC 204 a week ago. I was impressed by the iPhone accessibility and the wireless feature. I struggled for a time to get things set and working properly. I kept losing the signal, and had some communication issues with the support department. After I mated the camera with the modem with a cable, everything works great! I'm very happy with this purchase, and I anticipate good usage in the future. Thank you.

    5 out of 161

    cb

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    May 25, 2016

    Location: Washington

    I usually don't write but I have had nothing but problems with these cameras. Nothing works as advertised. The website torments you with a popup about getting sales help but no no technical help at all. Suggesting I call some 800 number and be on hold doesn't work for me. Links to downloads don't exist. Cameras won't record to NAS devices. Documentation leaves out any reference to NAS as to configuration but it is in the camera as an option just doesn't work. I could not be more disappointed. Waste plenty of time and money on this non solution. Moving on to another option, that will not include Lorex. If I could rate 0 stars I would.

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for any difficulty you may have experienced. Our technical support team was happy to help you with this.

    6 out of 161

    Montward

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    December 12, 2015

    Location: Canada

    I purchased a Lorex wireless camera a few weeks ago. The set up was extremely easy. I was impressed that new firmware for the camera was offered almost instantly after setting it up so I update the camera's firmware.

    I did have to contact Lorex for customer support assisting in setting up recording features along with viewing the camera from the internet. I must say, the Lorex support team in each of my two calls were excellent.

    They offer great customer service and excellent products for a reasonable price.

    Thanks Lorex!

    7 out of 161

    jc

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    November 14, 2015

    Location: Stanford KY

    Have 4 MCNC 100 cameras (also known as lorex LNC116 ip camera) purchased directly from Lorex. Pros...camera is reasonably priced, has motion detection recording....live view with lorex ping app....camera has decent quality picture. NO COMPLAINTS ABOUT QUALITY OF CAMERA.
    Cons....and I do mean CONS. Customer support knowledge is lacking on installation onto a Mac Computer. Took me and Rep over 8 hours to get all kinks worked out on first camera. Finally, after several hours, one service person was able to pinpoint my issues. Installation is not...insert disk or download drivers and go....it is much more detailed. If it takes over 8 hours for Lorex employees to install this camera....there is a problem. (After I could not get the cameras up and running I allowed the CSR to take control of my computer) Seriously 8 hours for first camera...then more than 4 hours to get kinks worked out of 3 remaining cameras. Also, do not purchase this camera if you have an Att Uverse account. the upload speed is too slow and the camera shows off line frequently. CHECK YOUR UPLOAD SPEED OF YOUR INTERNET BEFORE PURCHASING. IT DOES MATTER. Feel blessed if you get a CSR who is familiar with installing this manually. I have been lucky 2 times and got excellent CSR support. I would estimate that 3 of 4 CSR I spoke with were not able to problem shoot the installation of this product. FEELING FRUSTRATED. I know when my warranty wears out...due to the complexity of manual installation my cameras will be useless. The average person does not know their router IP address....Computer address....Gateway, etc. Last complaint, the system has a mic and will give you live audio however, the system does not record audio to hard drive or sd card. (or at least, I and the CSR have not been able to get it to record).

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for the inconvenience you have experienced. Unfortunately some customers may have unique set up situations which may require troubleshooting from our technical support team. Should you require further assistance, please phone us at 1-877-755-6739.

    8 out of 161

    Ted

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    October 7, 2015

    Location: Massachusetts

    Have been using this camera system for a year and a half and I am very happy with product. Works very well when I am away from home. It is good at alerting any movement or noise on the property.
    Image quality is very good. I highly recomend this product.

    9 out of 161

    GeorgeRW

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    July 14, 2015

    Location: Anchorage, AK

    This thing used to work great, however, after the latest update I can not access the device on my iPhone. It quit working on my PC for about a month, but magically started working again today. It works fine on my Android Tablet, but can't get it to work on the iPhone - it asks me to login and gives me an error. On my tablet it says there's a firmware update, but fails when I try to install it. This really sucks that it only works some of the time on my PC and doesn't work at all on my iPhone!

    10 out of 161

    Unhappy customer

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    June 3, 2015

    Location: Canada

    Could not get the wifi to work. Could not get a hold of any support.

    Caution....Do not buy!!!!

    I had to give at least 1 star. It should be zero!!

    11 out of 161

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    March 24, 2015

    Location: Glendale Ca

    I am having a very difficult time trying to access my cameras via my desktop. The password protocol has baffled.

    12 out of 161

    Mekdam

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    December 29, 2014

    Location: Vancouver, BC

    I wanted a security camera that is easy to install and easy to use; and I have found the solution in LNC100, its keywords are: simplicity and easiness.

    13 out of 161

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    December 15, 2014

    Location: Rhode Island

    I just bought this cam. I love it. I bought it because it was on sale for $69.99. I would not have bought it for full price which was over $200 but for $69.99 it was a steal. The picture quality is very good for such a small device. We bought it so that we could see what our dog was doing while we were away. Found out she is pretty lazy hahahha...

    14 out of 161

    debi

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    July 24, 2014

    Location: indiana

    worse hardest to use product ever. worse customer service EVER. wish I could rate it less than zero

    15 out of 161

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    July 21, 2014

    Location: Toronto Canada

    Well at this point I wish I could write a great review but ..........

    Support...... what support ????? I have tried the phone route a number of times. After an hour of more of waiting, no support agent. Left a call back number. Never a call back.

    Tried creating support tickets. Nearly a week later now and still no response.

    I really do think if you buy this product you are on your own !!!! The software...... even worse! Looks like early beta software. The mac stuff....... most of it doesn't seem to work for me, at least not the way it says it will in the documentation.

    Would I purchase again? Not a chance!

    16 out of 161

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    June 1, 2014

    Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

    Very easy set up if you follow instructions !! Don't forget to re boot camera at the end and all will work fine !! Mine does, 5 minutes out of the box !

    17 out of 161

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    April 12, 2014

    Location: West Hollywood

    Try as I might, the thing does not work. Junk, and I have to send back. So disappointed as I have a dog with a recent cancer diagnosis I wanted to keep and eye on , like tonight when I came home from diner with a friend and she was falling on the floor trying to get up and had been there for some time.

    18 out of 161

    George

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    March 30, 2014

    Location: New York

    I purchased a 3 pack of the LNC116 cameras to monitor my summer home. I was amazed at how easy it was to install the cameras. I watched the video prior to the arrival and did not need to review the quick start guide. I am able to view my summer home on my computer, iPad and iPhone from anywhere. I would purchase additional cameras from Lorex should the need arise.

    19 out of 161

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    March 3, 2014

    Location: Southern California

    I recently purchased an LNC116 camera on sale. After quickly learning what it was capable of I purchased 2 more while they were still available. I'm extremely impressed. It can see across the street with great clarity. With minimal adjustments I had them capturing a high quality picture day and night at the push of a button. With the Android app I can view each camera while I'm away and hear whats going on too!

    During the initial setup I needed some phone support and the service tech actually knew what he was doing.

    Lorex has made getting my geek on a very enjoyable experience.

    20 out of 161

    Mike In Providence

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    January 20, 2014

    Location: RI

    A bit pricey but you get what you pay for and this is a great product. Extremely easy install, great web support, and works as advertised.

    I set up two cameras in about 30 minutes including physical install and web uplink. Later, I easily added remote viewing for my family on PCs, Iphone, Ipad, and an Android device, all without needing to be onsite.

    Will be looking to add an external camera soon.

    21 out of 161

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    January 3, 2014

    Location: Florida

    I would give it 5 stars, however, the lens should have been a wider angle to encompass a greater field of view for small spaces. In a home environment all rooms are not gigantic and this renders this camera useless.
    Everything about it is good EXCEPT the setup instructions.
    The video makes it look so simple BUT what they do not make clear is you HAVE to connect it up to your router with a wire FIRST. Then and only then can you change the settings on the camera and make it connect WIRELESS.

    22 out of 161

    Plooch

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    November 8, 2013

    Location: Seattle, WA

    This camera exceeded my expectations. Allows me to monitor my home from my MacBook Air, iPhone, and iPad while I am away. The Mac software is beta and is adequate; I trust it will improve over time.

    23 out of 161

    Barrett Johnston

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    November 8, 2013

    I bought these for my office. They work great--especially for the price. Clear picture in light and dark. I thought they were very easy to set up, even with my password protected wireless internet. I would recommend this product.

    24 out of 161

    Laurie Filipiak

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    November 8, 2013

    great item works easy was worth trying. easy set up and use. I have called for tech support and they were helpful

    25 out of 161

    Isaac Dayan

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    November 8, 2013

    Location: Rockville, MD

    This is my third camera of this kind. Pretty stable and self sufficient. If you have a NAS drive, it will be very easy to set the camera up to store days worth of surveillance videos on it.

    26 out of 161

    Ark

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    October 25, 2013

    Location: Washington

    Help please? I have Galaxy S3, I am receiving email and device notifications (example: 004036048 Alarm triggered Event: motion)? when I click on this notification I get an error message ?retrieve failed?. It worked just fine for first two weeks and few days ago I stared receiving this error message.
    Other then that I rate this camera 4 starts? there is alleyways room for the improvement.

    27 out of 161

    rgoldo

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    October 24, 2013

    Location: New York

    Lorex might be a leader in technology but they are at the bottom in terms of technical support. This device is NOT easy to set up. I admit I'm not a tech wiz so the support was important to me but I must have spend nearly 10 hours already with tech support....most of it on hold. Then when I do get through it's an overseas tech with minimal skills. It's been a huge frustration. If anyone from Lorex really reads this AND cares please HELP!

    28 out of 161

    NativeNewYorker2014

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    October 9, 2013

    Location: New York City

    Very easy to install. All features work flawlessly. I use 2 cameras to keep an eye on my elderly Mother and her home care attendants....I am very pleased with the price and quality.

    29 out of 161

    vcb1404

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    October 9, 2013

    Location: Washington Crossing, PA

    Very easy to install-no monthly or annual fees! Great iPhone app. Don't miss this great deal.

    30 out of 161

    Troutdle

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    October 9, 2013

    Location: Pittsburgh, PA

    This thing set up easily and works perfectly. The picture quality is good. I am not sure what else you can ask in a camera this price range.

    31 out of 161

    brooklynboy

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    October 9, 2013

    Location: New York

    Had to use three for a elderly monitoring system,setup was pretty straight forward and it works.

    32 out of 161

    Karen

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    October 8, 2013

    Location: Gadsden, Alabama

    Bought camera to watch my 3 dogs while I was on vacation. Set up was very easy. Could us the Wi-Fi connection but my Wi-Fi signal for where I put the camera was not very strong so I wired the camera to my modem. Watched though my I-Phone and never had any problem with connecting to the camera. Since my vacation I now use the camera every day to watch my dogs while I am at work. This was the best purchase I have made this year. I love it.

    33 out of 161

    Ohio Guy

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    October 8, 2013

    Location: Fredericktown, OH

    After setting up a home security system and dealing with the frustrations, this was remarkably easy. It actually was as simple as the demo video on Amazon. Quickly had it up and running on my iPad, iTouch and MacBook Air. The video quality is mediocre but it's not like it was advertised to be any better so I'm satisfied. I bought this to keep track of our pets while gone and even the speaker worked well although I didn't realize at first you had to toggle the speaker button to talk and then listen. Bought it on the deal of the day special although I think the lower price was really more reasonable than the every day price. That's really the only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5.

    34 out of 161

    Manya Dobaj

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    October 8, 2013

    Location: Wentachee, WA

    It took a little work to get it up and running wirelessly but once up, it works great! Go to the Lorex website and watch the setup video, the instructions in the box aren't clear, hence the video recommendation. I'm using this to watch my dogs while I'm at work, I'd like to get a couple of more to place around the house but will wait until it goes on sale again.

    35 out of 161

    Kado

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    October 8, 2013

    This little camera we got on sale and absolutely love. My eldest son is old enough to babysit and this camera was a cheap way to keep an eye on how he is doing while watching his brothers. Love having the peace of mind that no matter where I am I can log in to see how they are doing. The sound quality is rather poor but overall it works for what we need it for.

    36 out of 161

    Wanda A. Wicker

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    October 8, 2013

    Location: Ocean Springs, MS

    Nice clear/sharp picture, indoor with night lighting. Setup instructions inaccurate. I have some computer knowledge thankfully - I went to the IP address and had options I did not see on my iPad/iPhone. Wish I could use it directionally - change area monitored by sweeping or controlling tilt angle.

    37 out of 161

    Charles Martin Link, II

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    October 8, 2013

    Great picture. Used for baby monitor. Easy setup. Always easy to connect with iPhone app. I hope it is secure. Very good picture at night.

    38 out of 161

    Chris Hoogstad

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    October 8, 2013

    Arrived and was very easy to set up. I had the cameras up and broadcasting in about 10 minutes. I purchased two cameras. If you change the admin password right it down, there doesn't seem to be a way to retrieve it.

    39 out of 161

    Not Mark Twain

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    October 8, 2013

    Location: USA

    I mean it works but it it isn't fun. The video is acceptable at best but easily swings into poor. The iphone app connects well but even after troubleshooting it shows the top half of the video with a repeating pattern down the bottom half or 2/3rds. On my computer it streams fine so this seems to be iphone related.



    My next camera will be HD for sure after seeing the video off this device.

    40 out of 161

    Dave M. Sanda

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    October 8, 2013

    We love it. We have 5 of them & 1 zyxel I-cloud. The lorex doesn't pan/tilt but for the price can't expect it to. Set up is simple, customer support was superb when I needed it, and we can view all cameras at once on multiple phones/pc's. With the Zyxel if my wife was viewing it on her phone I was unable to log in. Great product.

    41 out of 161

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    September 13, 2013

    Location: oVLmzB9dQGQC

    Lorex's CVC6999U is stunning. when used on smellar monitors (maybe 20 or so monitor sizes) the quality is sharp, but with my 46 HDTV its a little sloppy, though i understand this as a 1080P tv is alot for that to push. nightvision is pretty awesome, and you can recognise figures pretty easily. colors are accurate, and the mount is solid as a rock.for those of you who are up north, or in harsh enviornments,you'll like this camera. some nights it got to -1 below, and the camera worked fine, also through a few snowstorms it held its ground.a change of seasons with raining heavily, and it does great, also in high temps such as 90-100 it worked fine. i love this camera,and have others with buisnesses hooked on it. in fact, the guy loves it so much, hes ordering two more. lorex did great this time..

    42 out of 161

    LaurelM

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    August 22, 2013

    Location: Costa Mesa, CA

    Lorex Live Ping LNC-104 It Works!



    Lorex Live Ping LNC-104 I do not understand why all the bad reviews. Probably problems with their home network. I have four of the LNC-104 cams and it was

    easy to set up. I have all on my Android v3.2 smartphone, easy peasy I have L-View (Lorex, free software) on my laptops (Win XP Pro) and can view the cams anywhere I have WiFi access. I have decent data rates (best on smartphone). I can talk into my smartphone and can hear excellent quality sound at the LNC-104 with my optional speaker plugged in. Cam resolution (640x480 max) and data rate are settable. This is a trade off between data rate and resolution since it is going over the LAN and internet but I have a 1GB LAN so locally it is fast. That is a lot of data for four cams but my LAN supports it. You can view four cams at once with L-View but only one at a time on the smartphone. Wish these were outdoors cams. But with a little thought I got the cams to work through the windows for both day and night vision. Night vision is excellent. Day vision color pops on (640x480 res max) at sunrise and is very good until dark when B&W night vision takes over. The documentation could be better regarding setting up FTP and NAS recording. I used WPS on my router to connect. Two button pushes for each cam and I was connected. Amazing!

    43 out of 161

    GeraldC

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    August 22, 2013

    Location: Layton, UT

    Works Exactly as Advertised



    Read the "Quick Start Guide", followed the instructions and connected in less than 15 minutes. Working Great so far..

    44 out of 161

    WEB

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    August 22, 2013

    Location: Eastern PA, USA

    Lorex Network Camera



    This camera provides an excellent view in normal daylight and a surprising good view in reduced or dark conditions. It set up quickly and easily on my iPhone 5. Lorex's instructions for use with an Apple computer / MacBook need updating / correctling because they refer to "right clicking" and Macs don't have a right click mouse button.

    45 out of 161

    Y.W

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    August 19, 2013

    Location: Colorado

    I have both mac system and window's system. The CD from the camera does not work for mac, although they claim to support the mac from the product description. The address from the manual is not clear, same as the Lorex home page. I spent a lot of time and finally found the software from Lorex website. But it still does not work. so far, I suspect the quality. I will return the camera.

    46 out of 161

    Steve P

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    August 12, 2013

    Location: Toronto, Canada

    This is my second Lorex product, first being a wireless camera setup, that served me well,

    but was time for an upgrade. My order was delivered last week and I finished installation over the weekend. Very pleased with this product and detailed configuration settings, great picture clarity. One thing that would be useful is a protective cap for the Ethernet tips, the connectors can get damaged if threaded through concrete holes, but I simply covered them with duct tape, worked well. No problems with remote setup on PC, I manually configured the Bell 2Wire modem's application support, works smoothly. One thing I wouldn't mind is a volume control on the audio alarm, I set up the motion sensor and when it goes off I find it rather loud, perhaps there is a setting I haven't noticed? Just one other issue, I have motion detection enabled, and on very low settings it gets triggered on shadow movements from the surrounding trees' leaves blowing. At night, the bugs flying around near the camera are worse for triggering the sensors off, I have the sensitivity at second level from the bottom, and I have selected the trigger areas. Perhaps a size setting for motion? So that small objects don't set motion off. Also I wouldn't mind Quick menu through the remote.


    Over all I'm very pleased with this purchase

    47 out of 161

    Disniac

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    August 2, 2013

    I have a few of these to monitor our weekend home. They work great and have excellent night vision. They are extremely easy to set up, even for those that are not tech savvy.

    48 out of 161

    K. Peters

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    July 28, 2013

    Location: New York

    easy to set up. works well. need to play w/ alert sensitivities, but that is to be expected. We keep an eye on our dog w/ our Galaxy S3s.

    49 out of 161

    may664

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    July 11, 2013

    Location: NJ




    Pros: easy installation


    Cons: none so far




    Model Number: LNC104




    Mine worked great! easily installed in 15 minutes. Setting up the camera is a little tricky but it was worth it when I started getting the alerts on my cell phone. This is my second Lorex camera and they really know what they are doing. Audio feature is a plus!!



    50 out of 161

    Eagle

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    June 24, 2013

    Location: Alberta, Canada

    I like the quality of the images this camera produces. I am happy with the dual lens, and how it can be set up to automatically switch between color/day images to infra-red/night images.
    One disappointment is that you can not set up DDNS on this camera. My work computer does not allow me to install software and I was hoping to be able to access the images just through the internet DDNS.
    Easy to set up overall.

    51 out of 161

    BVR

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    June 20, 2013

    This camera really works great! I got this so I could check in on my dogs at home. It works fantastic. There are many variables that you can set for it to alert you. Motion or inferred. You can set up schedules so that it wont e mail you pictures if it sees movement during a time that you know someone will be there. So for the set up. It was not quite as easy as I would have liked but really close. I bet I had it working in under 5 minutes. I could not get the wireless set up to work so I set it up wired and then it worked fine on the wireless system. This could also just be me but I am OK with most computer stuff. I enjoy being able to check on my girls during the day an this is a great camera. I do hope to get more in the future

    52 out of 161

    Mr. Picky

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    June 19, 2013

    Location: Puerto Rico

    I just purchased this Ping LNC100 and it did take a few attempts to get it setup on my Wifi network, but once I saw the instructional video, it was a breeze. I wish I could have bought the 106 instead to record to NAS, but it was not available where I bought this one.

    There is a chance that my hubs or my phone signal is causing constant disconnects, but other than that I enjoy this camera a lot.

    The only thing I wish is for one to come out for use outside, one with a wide angle and for all of them to be HD beside being compatible of being used accross the different Lorex systems to avoid running two or three different applications.

    Perhaps in a future uprade. How about it guys?

    53 out of 161

    rks

    on

    June 17, 2013

    Location: california

    Very easy to connect and install. Excellent quality. Night vision is remarkable.

    54 out of 161

    Berrygood

    on

    June 17, 2013

    Location: Hawaii

    The product was easy enough to set up..I did have a few minutes where the camera would not connect and it said password error..I found out that the default password was lorex and then all went smooth..Changed the paswword to my own and it works great!

    For a wireless device the picture is much better than I thought and the idea of a Micro SD card for recording is terrific..Really, what esle would you want from a camera?..You can also take snap shots..Very nice purchase..I am happy

    55 out of 161

    Mspenc45

    on

    June 13, 2013

    Location: Arizona

    These work as I would expect, and are great for observation. While they can be set up pretty easily to capture video when triggered by motion, passive infrared, or sound, they are not, in my opinion, intended as a full blown security system. A nice improvement would be to the ping software that would allow for a limited recording file size on your hard drive that would then start a new file automatically. The on board MicroSD card allows this. Other than that, these are nice, good quality photos and video, and plenty of ways to fine tune your triggers for recording and notifying you of activity.

    56 out of 161

    Becky

    on

    June 8, 2013

    Location: New Jersey

    I have only had the product (2 - Lorex LNC104) a short time and like it so much better than the other network camera system I had. The feed (picture and sound) is clear for a security monitor and so far reliable without any problems whatsoever. There is a slight delay in the feed transmission which is fine for the purpose of this system. I downloaded the software for the Mac from the Lorex site and installation went well on my Mac without any problems. I then downloaded the free apps for the Ipad and Iphone and connected them to the system. The videos that Lorex has available are very helpful and all worked on the first try. Time will tell regarding reliability. So far all looks great!

    One thing I really like about this system is that it runs on an electric plug-in and not a battery like my old system had. When we went away it always seemed that the batteries would go bad on the old system. That should not be a problem any more.

    57 out of 161

    Katie Bedard

    on

    June 8, 2013

    Location: MA, US

    We are fostering a dog that has a severe case of separation anxiety. We purchased 3 of these cameras to help keep an eye on her and try to get her adjusted to being alone in small increments. we purchased these because of the ability to have an app on our phone that we could watch her and know when we need to get back. The cameras work great, we're very easy to set up, however the app has been a let down. Its buggy, sometimes has no sound, sometimes it says "can't find camera". But if you look at the cameras on our laptop they are fine. So its definitely the app. I have 3G my huband has a 4G phone, and we both experience the same issues at the same time, in different parts of the state. We have also even seen these errors while on wifi. Overall, we are glad we have them, but really wish the app was better. If you hook up a. speaker to 1 of the cameras you can also talk through it, which is nice for us to be able to talk to her when she's getting really upset, it usually stops her for the moment. Also amazone was cheaper than best buy.. who wanted $300 for 2 cameras, amazon allowed you to buy singles for $120, much cheaper than best buy!

    58 out of 161

    ASM ME

    on

    June 8, 2013

    Location: ME, US

    Works great, easy to use, I would have given it 5 stars, but the base that it sits on is not tight and it will not stand up well in it's own so it has to be propped up next to something (very annoying) or it will fall over. If you were going to used this bolted somewhere there would be no issues. Careful if you use the email setting with motion, I recommend setting up an address just for the webcam as it will send you a notice EVERY time something moves (depending on your sensitivity) and it can overwhelm your email. I purchased this because I have a preteen who comes home after school for an hour before everyone else and I wanted to know when she got home. (She calls, but this lets me know the minute she walks in the door). Works great, recommend, but hope they fix that base.

    59 out of 161

    db

    on

    June 7, 2013

    Location: San Francisco Bay Area

    We purchased 4 cameras to provide security surveillance of the most vulnerable entries to our home. The cameras were extremely easy to setup. Everything worked without a hitch over our WiFi network as advertised. Clearly, the product is very well designed and delivers excellent performance.

    Configuring the cameras from a PC or iPad is not too difficult, although a simpler way to just turn on and turn off the e-mail notification feature would be a huge improvement, since that is what we really need to do when we come and go on a non-scheduled basis. If a fixed schedule doesn't fit your lifestyle, it takes quite a few steps to accomplish this, and it must be performed for each individual camera. Unless, that is, you are willing to receive a ton of e-mails triggered by motion and/or body heat while you are at home. Lorex should be able to do this with just a software upgrade.

    A limitation for users who don't have either an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, e.g. Blackberry, Windows Phone, or Surface tablet with Windows RT, is that you are out of luck when it comes to easy access using an app on your mobile device. There are some not so easy work-arounds, such as remotely accessing a PC on the home network, but support for these additional platforms would make it more usable to such users.

    Finally, these devices are designed for indoor use. We'd like to have one setup to observe outside areas beyond what can be seen out a window, so that suspicious activity can be caught before an actual break-in. An outdoor version which works with the indoor devices, or an accessory to simply permit outdoor use by protecting it from the weather would be a big plus.

    If Lorex addresses the above issues, this well-designed and versatile product would be almost perfect and I would give it 5 stars.

    60 out of 161

    Jeryl

    on

    June 5, 2013

    Location: California

    I have been very pleased with this product. I am in the CCTV business and work on commercial systems. This is very easy to setup and the quality is excellent for its price point.


    Excellent product!

    61 out of 161

    Jerry

    on

    May 31, 2013

    Location: Michigan

    I was nervous about leaving my pets and house alone while I was on vacation. Although I had someone coming in every couple of days, I wanted a little peace of mind. Last year I bought a competitor's camera. The picture was lousy and it had to be power cycled every day or two. The smart phone interface left a lot to be desired. Knowing the concept was sound, I bought 2 LNC-104's from Costco as a package. Within 15 minutes, I had both cameras up and running and viewable on my PC both my phone and Ipad. The picture is clear and the Apps work great. This was money well spent.

    62 out of 161

    joey

    on

    May 30, 2013

    The best way to review this product is to simply list the pros and cons. I've addressed all the features that the manufacturer used to promote this product.



    Pros & Cons:



    1. You can easily record, play, and share. In addition, you are able to record directly to the camera, your smartphone, tablet, PC or Mac. This manufacturer claim is not an overstatement



    2. Dual motion detection. Advanced audio & motion sensors with smart video motion detection. This is true. It has great audio.



    3. You are able to see four camera views if you have four different cameras. I thought the view was a bit narrow. The camera coverage is limited. It should be made to cover a wider range of view.



    4 Quick setup - Setup was quick and easy.



    5. Activate your camera by simply scanning a QR code with your smartphone or tablet - The activation worked seamlessly.



    6. It would have been nice if the camera included a zoom view. The software has an option for tilt and zoom, but the camera is not able to perform this task.



    7. The software interface looks outdated.

    63 out of 161

    Timboo

    on

    May 29, 2013

    Location: Winniped, Manitoba



    I needed a camera to monitor various rooms inside my house. During the day and night work excellent. The quality at night is way way much better then I would have imagined. Would have been nice if cameras could go through windows but they can't. Cameras for outside are much different and have to be put outside. Nonetheless, the picture quality of these cameras are great once you get them installed. I have had to call customer service about three times and they were wonderful. I have both cameras running. I think they should have added the SD cards to the purchase, since they are made a dime a dozen, but that was not the case. So I bought the MINI SD cards....32g and now I am set. Picture quality is great.


    64 out of 161

    Jeff

    on

    May 29, 2013

    Location: Piedmont, CA

    Easy to install system. Works great with both Mac and PC. Iphone and iPad apps make this system very easy to control and monitor.

    65 out of 161

    Dave

    on

    May 28, 2013

    Location: Seattle

    The ease of set up is like no other technology product I have used. So good I am thinking about getting 2 more cameras.

    66 out of 161

    WSC

    on

    May 27, 2013

    Location: New Hyde Park NY

    Terrific Camera

    I waited for an ip camera like this for a while, and i am glad i did. It can be used without leaving your computer on and you can access the video from a smartphone. It was a little tricky setting up as i do not have a router that supports WPS and i limit my router access by mac address. (install camera manually without limiting mac address and use mac address reported by your wi-fi router. Then enable mac filtering.) After that and ensuring you place your cameras within router range, the system works well. The only reason i am rating this a 4 instead of 5 is because when I access the camera via smartphone, connecting is a little hit and miss. Sometimes is connects right away and sometimes it take a long time and then tells me there is no connection. My phone signal strength is very good. Overall, i really like the ablility to remotely monitor my home with both video and audio. Give it 4.5 stars.

    67 out of 161

    WSC

    on

    May 27, 2013

    Location: New Hyde Park NY

    I waited for an ip camera like this for a while, and i am glad i did. It can be used without leaving your computer on and you can access the video from a smartphone. It was a little tricky setting up as i do not have a router that supports WPS and i limit my router access by mac address. (install camera manually without limiting mac address and use mac address reported by your wi-fi router. Then enable mac filtering.) After that and ensuring you place your cameras within router range, the system works well. The only reason i am rating this a 4 instead of 5 is because when I access the camera via smartphone, connecting is a little hit and miss. Sometimes is connects right away and sometimes it take a long time and then tells me there is no connection. My phone signal strength is very good. Overall, i really like the ablility to remotely monitor my home with both video and audio. Give it 4.5 stars.

    68 out of 161

    Timboo

    on

    May 27, 2013

    Location: Winniped, Manitoba




    Pros: picture quality great, night vision is great, price was not bad.


    Cons: should have thrown in the sd cards., would have been nice if there was an on off button, on the camera itself. since if i am home alone., i don't need these cameras running., could have been a bit cheaper in price.






    I needed a camera to monitor various rooms inside my house. During the day and night work excellent. The quality at night is way way much better then I would have imagined. Would have been nice if cameras could go through windows but they can't. Cameras for outside are much different and have to be put outside. Nonetheless, the picture quality of these cameras are great once you get them installed. I have had to call customer service about three times and they were wonderful. I have both cameras running. I think they should have added the SD cards to the purchase, since they are made a dime a dozen, but that was not the case. So I bought the MINI SD cards....32g and now I am set. Picture quality is great.



    69 out of 161

    Jack

    on

    May 27, 2013

    Location: New Smyrna Beach , FL

    Bought one LNC 104 and it set up so easily and it worked so well that 2 weeks later I bought another one for broader coverage. So far I'm very pleased with the quality, operation and especially the ease of operation.

    70 out of 161

    Jack

    on

    May 27, 2013

    Location: New Smyrna Beach , FL

    Bought one LNC 104 and it set up so easily and it worked so well that 2 weeks later I bought another one for broader coverage. So far I'm very pleased with the quality, operation and especially the ease of operation.

    71 out of 161

    Willam Crook

    on

    May 26, 2013

    A couple of features I really like about this camera, is that it doesn't look like a camera and you can program it so that the lights are not on as to not bring attention to it.

    72 out of 161

    larry

    on

    May 26, 2013

    Location: langley

    Great camera
    L- view for Mac,Limited software, hope for another upgrade?
    Tech Support was very helpful

    Great Value for what you get and will probably buy two more.
    Battery backup would be good

    73 out of 161

    Alex D

    on

    May 25, 2013

    Location: Colorado

    Works great now that I have them hardwired to my network. I was even able to upgrade the firmware when hardwired. Connection via WiFi was unreliable

    74 out of 161

    Lily

    on

    May 24, 2013

    Location: CA

    This Wireless network camera is very good for me to look my house yard around from working place and anywhere. I'm glad got them. It is seting easy and placing easy...

    75 out of 161

    CaberThrower

    on

    May 24, 2013

    Location: Campbell, California

    Sadly, the LNC100 worked only while the tech was on the phone with me. My G6 Mac has the latest software, video cards, memory etc and yet this system refuses to function. It works sporadically with my wife's iPhone, but that is it. I have many uses for these cameras and would like to buy more, but they need to work. It doesn't matter whether the camera is hard-wired or wireless 10 feet away, they do now work. I am deeply disappointed.

    76 out of 161

    Chris Krahling "chk"

    on

    May 24, 2013

    Location: NJ

    Great camera with easy setup. Takes literally minutes. Have had for a few weeks now and still working seamlessly. The speaker and microphone is a plus.

    77 out of 161

    gmd

    on

    May 24, 2013

    Location: Philadelphia, PA

    This is a great camera system, I have always had a burglar system but with the addition of this camera system I can go on vacation and not worry about my home.

    78 out of 161

    Jz

    on

    May 21, 2013

    Location: New Mexico

    I had purchased three IP wireless cameras previously (different brand). Two of the three have quit working. Set up on those was not easy, especially configuring the router. When I saw these LNC104 cameras at Costco and read the reviews and watched the videos, I decided to give them a try. I have only had them a week, but so far I think they are great. Setup was as easy as the video described. The iPhone app has worked great; takes a little time to figure out all the available settings. The biggest thing I like about this Lorex is the PIR alarm feature. With my old cameras I would get lots of alarms from lighting changes in rooms - and the Lorex will too on the motion alarm. So I use the PIR and it only detects body heat (I don't have pets to cause alarms). The camera day vision is good, the night vision is okay. Now, it would be great to have an OUTDOOR camera. The L-View software that runs on the PC is not overly impressive and neither is the user manual.

    79 out of 161

    SnazzyGuy

    on

    May 20, 2013

    Location: Fremont, CA



    Pros: easy to setup, clear night time video feed, easy viewing on portable devices and computers





    Excellent cameras. I got these to keep an eye on the cleaners as they work while I am away. The cameras were easy enough to setup if you follow the four setup steps on the instruction page. Just connect the power, wait for the red LED to stabilize and then connect via WPS.


    I was instantly able to watch the videos on my iPhone through the Lorex app. The app allows you to scan a QR code on the back of the camera to instantly register it, which I think is great given that the other option is to manually type a 9 digit camera ID number.

    I also installed Lorex's L-View on my laptop and it works great too. I did not try accessing the cameras through the web-URL so can't comment on that. Night time video quality exceeded my expectations. Although it displays in grey scale, the feed was crispy clear. I am using these cameras with Netgear's N900 router with a 20 Mbps internet connection, so for those who are experiencing poor night time video quality, see if the router/internet speed is the issue. Overall, I love these cameras and will recommend them to anyone who wants a decent home surveillance system

    80 out of 161

    Jerry

    on

    May 17, 2013

    Location: Collingwood Ontario

    I just received the camera and it took very little time to set up on my wifi network.

    The Lorex Ping App is a free download and lets me acces my camera through my Iphone when away from home. The camera also allows video recording and will send email and text alerts when motion is detected in the line of sight of the camera.

    The picture is quite good considering it is not HD.

    I would recommend this camera for those looking for a web camera that is easy to set up.

    81 out of 161

    D. OBrien "DOB"

    on

    May 17, 2013

    Location: NYC

    I ordered mine from a big warehouse store, not amazon, but the product is excellent. I can drive all over town and keep connected to the cameras in my house via my cell phone flawlessly!. It works MUCH better than I thought it would and the only installation you have to do is simply put it where you want it and plug it in. I am so impressed. The iPhone app works great on an iPhone 5 an iOS 6.1.1.



    I really think the people who could not get it to work must be completely inept with computers, because it took all of a half hour including installation time. Set it, and forget it, lol.



    That being said, for the same price as 4 of these cameras you could get a 16 channel system with better resolution cameras and a 1TB DVR. However, the key to this system is the fact that it is wireless and you can still view it from anywhere you have a cell phone.



    Pretty amazing really.



    The one criticism I will give it is the viewing angle. The amount of space that you can actually see is very small. Don't expect to get 1 camera and view an entire room. You'll get 1 camera and view 1-2 corners of a room.

    82 out of 161

    Bad Dog

    on

    May 16, 2013

    Location: Reno Nevada

    Super product! Easy to install and the picture quality is superb in both daylight and no light. I can watch what is going on at my home anytime from my pc or smartphone.

    83 out of 161

    D Hudson

    on

    May 16, 2013

    Location: Minneapolis, MN

    The camera was very easy to setup and I was able to connect with the L-View App on my PC as well as the iPhone and iPad applications. Image and audio quality are both good. The only challenge so far has been occassional problems connecting through the L-View application. I'm having about a 50% success rate connecting even though it will connect everytime using the iPhone or iPad apps. If you're persistent, you can get connected the L-View, but it's hit-or-miss.

    Othewise, a great product for the price.

    84 out of 161

    George McAdams

    on

    May 14, 2013

    Location: Alabama

    Lorex's LNC104 Wireless Network Camera is an excellent way to have "peace of mine" about your house, children or workplace no matter where you are. Since i have Apple computers, it involved downloading software to get it to work on my computer, but I found it easy to set-up by hooking-it-up first using CAT5 cable, then going wireless. The iPhone app allows you to easily view what is going on anywhere you have 3G or better reception, and you can easily record what is happening with the click of a button.



    The infrared light allows you to see in absolutely total darkness, and the micro memory allows you to record what is happening even if the wired or wireless connectivity goes out.



    I gave it only four stars because it did involve downloading software to get it to operate, and once you download it, you really have to "tweak" it to get it to work on the WiFi.

    85 out of 161

    JT

    on

    May 13, 2013

    Location: corona, ca

    Pro,
    Set up is easy if using the same network. I like the night camera and the audio.

    Con,
    I had a tough time using DDNS feature, instruction was not clear about this.

    86 out of 161

    Dawie

    on

    May 12, 2013

    Location: Bettendorf, Iowa

    I purchased the model LNC104 live ping camera and I love it. I had it up and running within 10 minutes viewing on my iPhone and iPad. I'm still playing with the settings but the picture quality is great. I was amazed at the night clarity. You can see the furniture shapes and body outlines in the complete darkness. The website has great tutorials for all the features the camera has. I am very happy with this camera. So far it has exceeded my expectations.

    87 out of 161

    dspgoats

    on

    May 7, 2013

    Location: Klamath Falls

    I now own 6 Lorex LNC104 cameras

    Pros: Cameras are relatively easy to setup but you do need to follow the instructions. The quality and viewing of these cameras are excellent and can be viewed on my computer, ipad, and iphone.
    I did need to contact lorex technology for help in getting my iphone setup and they were very professional and got me fixed. The software for viewing cameras on computer is easy to understand and setup as well as the Apps to install on both ipad and iphone.

    Cons: On two of my cameras I updated the firmware and now am having problems viewing on my computer and am still waiting for this to be resolved.

    88 out of 161

    Joe

    on

    May 3, 2013

    Location: North Carolina

    Overall the product works as expected. It connects easily and records video to the sd card fine. I do have two issues how ever:

    1. When I connect to the camera over wifi to view the video stream I hear a lot of noise over the video. I can actually hear the noise coming from the camera when I put my ear close to it. Its only when connected over wifi. I've seen other people also report this problem. I've contacted the lorex for a warranty but I still haven't heard anything.

    2. I can transfer the recorded video to my computer but then I can only play it using their l-play client. There doesn't seem to be a way to convert it to avi or mp4 so I could send it to a friend. I've contacted technical support about this too, they claim it is possible but have yet to give me directions that I can follow to make this happen.

    -Joe

    89 out of 161

    Dhammer01

    on

    May 2, 2013

    Location: Mile high city




    Pros: easy set up good day time video.


    Cons: lower quality night video, automatic alerts only work on one camera.




     




    Purchased this pair of camera's to monitor my residence while I was on an extended vacation. Camera set up was easy and installed quickly on my window based computer, both Vista 32 bit/Windows 7 64 bit and my older Linksys 54G WiFi router. Played around with the settings before leaving. All can be programmed for e-mail alerts and video trigger to be recorded to SD card on cameras or computers hard drive. Only negative here is only one camera on the network can be armed for the alert e-mail and video triggers. ( you can arm both but only one works) I was able to monitor the system from my android tablet with the Lorex app. which worked well. Also was able to monitor camera through web based ip address through windows explorer. Each camera has separate ip address. Video quality during day was good, mostly clear and bright. Note: if set by window where sunlight directly comes in there is going to be some washout. Definitely do not point these directly out a window as it will wash the video completely. Night vision was viewable but fuzzy. (This could be my routers fault not being a super strong connection plus the added quality of the infrared camera ability. All in all I am happy with the purchase for my application.



    90 out of 161

    on

    April 29, 2013

    Location: Atlanta

    Product was difficult to set up. Customer service isn't offered on weekends and you can't understand them because they are from India. I called for help last Friday and waited over 1 hours to speak to someone. Then, the first person I spoke with gave me a trouble ticket and then asked me wait longer for a 2nd tier tech support person. I finally gave up. Seriously considering returning these two camera's to Costco. As far as I'm concerned, this is a black eye for Costco as well. If you are going to sell a product, offer adequate support. Very Frustrating!!!

    91 out of 161

    YoungPro

    on

    April 26, 2013

    I grow wary of certain reviews I see of products. I must say for all those who had issues setting up this camera "please insert brain before use". Works as prescribed. Motion sensor, PIR sensor, night vision, email notification and clear as day visual.



    Got this baby after an attempt to break into my home. Let them try now the authorities will be on them before they know it.

    92 out of 161

    Jim

    on

    April 14, 2013

    Location: Tucson, AZ

    Best Wireless Camera so far

    I own three other wireless cameras which have been a pain to keep on the network so that I can view them remotely. The LNC 104 was easy to connect to the network and can be view remotely without any additional hassles. I didn't even have to do any setup to my router. I only which that Lorex would come out with an outdoor version.

    93 out of 161

    beach11

    on

    April 9, 2013

    Location: Tampa Bay


    Excellent camera that can be used as a stand alone or in a multi unit setup. Extremely easy set-up when using the optional WPS button found on most new routers, however that process becomes less clear when using a router without WPS. The issue then becomes configuring the camera for both admin and network purposes. Here the instructions could be better written so for example... the user easily understands that the setup on line 6, page 22 of the instruction manual is asking for the WIFI password/passphrase used to authenticate to the router.Additionally, The iPhone app seems to have issues connecting from outside networks, and it continues to search for the camera without connecting. When using the ipad it seems to easily connect where the iphone cannot




    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend



    94 out of 161

    on

    April 9, 2013

    ping wireless

    "awesome worked fine right out of box,I will buy Lorex products"

    95 out of 161

    Dunk

    on

    April 7, 2013

    Location: Lucerne, California

    Easy to set up and use

    And I love the smartphone app for remote viewing. The 32GB micro SD card records for a week before starting over if set to loop.

    96 out of 161

    central ca girl

    on

    April 7, 2013

    Location: Central California

    so far it works good

    I have had the camera about 2 weeks now. I am pretty happy with it. The only cons I have experienced is that when viewing the sd card play back - it is rather blurry, and I've had to reset it (unplugged) twice now when I stop receiving the images emailed to me (not sure why that is happening).Also, I wish it had a mic. I'll look for one down the road.

    97 out of 161

    Marco

    on

    April 5, 2013

    Location: az

    ping wireless

    awesome worked fine right out of box,I will buy Lorex products

    98 out of 161

    CameraLorex

    on

    April 5, 2013

    works well - great value!






    "Set up was just like the video, easy to follow instructions & software, very user friendly. Good picture and video but not a wide view camera (no zoom) more just point and shoot. I bought a set and ended up ordering another set of cameras to have better coverage. Wi-Fi works great and I am able to watch my house and dog from my phone anywhere @ at any time. Cameras can record to a PC or micro 32 GB SD card. Only complaint is you need an external speaker to use the two way communication (wish it was built into the camera)."



    99 out of 161

    Elmer Fudd

    on

    April 4, 2013

    Location: Springfield, MO


    Fairly easy to set up and use. Best feature is that you don't need a third party to host and forward the transmission of images. Nightime viewing can be problematic, but daytime viewing is excellent, and you can hear what is going on, as well as see. This is my third surveillance camera, from three different manufacturers (the other two were Linksys and Trendnet). This is the best, by far. Can view images on my IPhone.




    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend



    100 out of 161

    Travelingman775

    on

    April 4, 2013

    Location: Michigan


    Great Purchase

     




    "These are great cameras especially for someone who travels often. The picture is good and so far I have been able to connect through my smartphone wherever I have been to view my house. I liked the first set that I purchased and a few weeks later, I purchased another 2 cameras. Setup was a little difficult, but customer support was very good. I would definitely recommend them."



    101 out of 161

    Yinka

    on

    April 2, 2013

    Love it!






    This is my first monitoring camera and so far I love it! Easy to set up and I can access from my iPhone virtually from anywhere. I bought one just to try it out now I'm buying two more.



    102 out of 161

    Fred

    on

    April 2, 2013

    Location: SATX





    "The instruction are easy to understand, Set was a breeze"



    103 out of 161

    condo spy

    on

    March 31, 2013

    Location: New York to Florida

    great camera

    Got this to keep an eye on my condo while not there. (snowbird). Easy to install, set up on 2 home computers 1 andriod phone and I touch. Easy conecct to all above withPing L-View. Great pics and sound.

    104 out of 161

    Sunny Boy

    on

    March 30, 2013

    Location: Conway, AR

    I have a LNC104 wireless camera and am satisfied with the way it performes. I was very impressed with the simplicity of installing the camera, it can be installed in less than twenty minutes. The only issue I had with the camera is my internet service, I am on satallite and the system requires a certain mbps upload to perfore well. I do recommend this product.

    105 out of 161

    M-Flight

    on

    March 28, 2013

    Location: Laurel, MD

    Live Ping Cameras: Great Value

    I love my LNC104 Ping series cameras, but note, this IP camera line does not support DDNS. This is a small technical inconvenience in that the LNC series can be accessed remotely via the L-View software or via one of Lorex's mobile device Apps.

    106 out of 161

    niteal

    on

    March 28, 2013

    Location: Southern Illinois

    Excellent Camera

    We love our Lorex 116 cameras. They provide me such peace of mind while I'm away. Being able to logon from anywhere, including by smartphone, and check on my areas is a terrific feature, and the wireless feature makes them so versatile. The camera clarity is excellent, even in lower light, and the sound is incredible as well.

    107 out of 161

    Jerey

    on

    March 27, 2013

    I Bought 2 of the LNC104N and had them set up. They are really cool and I even hooked up external speakers so if there was motion they would trigger an alarm. Also the motion detection through e-mail is great. Really easy to set up and only thing I had to have a new power cord sent out free of charge due to the default in the old one. Over All Love the Product.

    108 out of 161

    Mr Dave

    on

    March 26, 2013

    Location: South Carolina

    great cameras, easy set-up

    I purchased 4 cameras & they work great. I messed up in naming 2 of them & customer service called me & walked me through the process-after I blamed them for faulty equipment. They were great 7 so are the cameras!

    109 out of 161

    Bobby

    on

    March 26, 2013

    Location: Henderson, NV

    Awesome Product!

    This is a great product with easy setup. Highly recommend!

    110 out of 161

    Dave P

    on

    March 26, 2013

    Location: Meriden, CT

    Good for price

    I bought 2 of these for keeping an eye on my Golden Retriever. Setup was easy and the Android app works well. Viewing from a remote computer is another story. Tech support was not well versed in how to do this. I gave up and just use the android app. Would definitely recommend these to anyone.

    111 out of 161

    Ronio

    on

    March 25, 2013

    Location: Appleton, WI

    Super easy setup!

    I have another brand security camera and I still haven't figured out how to access it away from home. This camera was super easy to set up and install. I installed the Ping app on my iPhone and iPad and I can view it from anywhere. Best purchase I ever made. The picture and sound are perfect. I highly recommend it to anyone.

    112 out of 161

    Michael Plummer

    on

    March 25, 2013

    Worked out of the box

    Instruction were a little confusing but setup was was easy

    and it is worth the price

    113 out of 161

    DonahueCrew

    on

    March 20, 2013

    Havven't quite figured out yet everything on it...need to learn how to make it come on and record by motion.

    114 out of 161

    DTanc

    on

    March 19, 2013

    No problems with the camera and setting up the wireless connection but the software for OS X is crippled in comparison to the capabilities as described in the manual for the windows version. I can get some value from the product in the present state but would not get additional units until the software catches up.

    115 out of 161

    tjcooper

    on

    March 15, 2013

    got on special price because it has two way voice. was rather easy to setup on wired. Took a little more effort on wireless because the MAC address on the card does not match the MAC address needed for my router where I want MAC filtering.

    Color fidelity is off in the green direction for whites. But with the Lorex App, you can view your home and talk to your dog from anywhere in the world.....I happen to be in China this moment and can talk to me wife and dog with no problem. the sofware works well. Better than the FOSCAM I also have.

    116 out of 161

    Jay G "jsg12"

    on

    March 15, 2013

    Location: Melville, NY USA

    I did a lot of research and chose the Lorex based on features, price and ease of installation. Initial setup took about 15 minutes (couldn't get wireless to work using IPhone app, but switched to PC installation and figured it out. Camera works well and offers tons of features regarding recording and scheduling options. Their are a lot of settings that are pretty intuitive and with manual, it was pretty easy to tweak..



    Overall, great product and reasonable price for what you get.

    117 out of 161

    sandibeaches5

    on

    March 14, 2013

    Location: Maryland

    I bought this for the fact that it looked easy to set up and move around to different areas. I did have some problems at first connecting to my internet but was able to figure it out on my own eventually. It has a good picture and you can access it away from home which is a plus.

    118 out of 161

    Homer

    on

    March 12, 2013

    Location: Los Angeles, CA USA

    returned it for the foscam ones because they rotate but i watched the setup videos and it looks a lot easier than the foscam ones.

    119 out of 161

    J. Turner

    on

    March 6, 2013

    Location: Springfield, IL USA

    These cameras are easy to set up and get working, although the interface for making adjustments should be more user-friendly. It can be difficult to figure out how to access and save the specific settings that are wanted. These cameras do a good job in low-light conditions, though it's not surprising they do not do nearly as well if there is a large contrast in lighting being viewed at night. The motion sensor function works fine under some conditions but not others. I had a camera trained on my front door (which has multiple panes of glass) in hopes of taking pictures of people coming to the door. I got random pictures during the night and always during dawn but never of the postman or others at the front door. Of course the cameras have to be plugged into electricity, but having wireless capability for audio and video is really convenient. I am able to view their feed on my computer and my iPad anywhere in the world I have an internet connection, and on my iPhone anywhere I have a data connection.



    I bought 2 cameras to experiment and hope I can catch them on sale again to get another 2. Unfortunately, the software will handle a maximum of only 4 cameras. I have not investigated whether there is a way to set up a second grouping of up to 4 more cameras. I have no experience with other cameras for comparison, but I am happy with these. They will allow me to check on the house when we are out of town and will send me notifications--with pictures--if movement is detected.



    If you are considering buying these, keep in mind that they do not tilt or pan. They do have mics (which can be turned off) to pick up sounds, but each requires an auxiliary speaker if you want to be able to send audio to the camera site.

    120 out of 161

    pojieps

    on

    March 4, 2013

    I bought this for use as a baby monitor system. The hope was that I could use the video and audio monitoring features. The baby is not here yet, but I am not sure that the mic is going to be sensitive enough. We will see...

    Still a great product!

    121 out of 161

    Chanteysinger

    on

    February 27, 2013

    Location: Midcoast Maine


    For the past few years I have used a Linksys WVC54GCA camera which gave me the email alert feature I wanted and a Lorex WL2700 (two cameras and base unit) for night vision and PIR motion detection.

    The LIVE Ping Wireless Network Camera by Lorex gives me all of that in one camera! I can also look in on the house remotely using an app on my Droid phone or iPad and I didn't have to subscribe to anything or learn a new skill set.




    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend



    122 out of 161

    Zeek

    on

    February 13, 2013

    Location: VA

    Great purchase

    I purchased this camera after trying out another brand. I set it up from my iphone without any problems. The quality is very good and IR is the best feature as I can look at my child at night time as well. Overall, its an excellent buy and setup is a breeze.

    123 out of 161

    tjcooper

    on

    February 12, 2013

    Location: Sunnyvale, CA

    great connection but needs better color

    I am a professional digitial camera expert, Got this unit to test out for Amazon to connect to Kindle HD FIRE units. It works just fine with current sideloaded app. I could not get it to work with Windows XP SP3 but it works fine with Win7. Tech Support says it should work with XP and we are tracing down what is the problem. I have done several IPcam in the past....it was a nightmare getting all the parts in the router connected. This PING came up immediately and worked fine. Many KUDOS on getting a simple interface that my grandmother could use. My reason for not 5 stars is that color whitebalance is wrong. Indoor pictures are too green. Lorex needs a better illumination estimation algorithm that gives a better guess at the lighting used in the scene. I tried "indoor" and "Outdoor" and "indoor+outdoor" but none of them worked. I am hoping they will do a little more tuning and get "reasonable color" into their product. Amazed that units second camera (the IR lens) works so well in the dark. A great little product for people who want to "see what's happening at home". tjcooper

    124 out of 161

    Bad Dog

    on

    February 12, 2013

    Location: Reno, NV

    This is a fabulous product!

    These cameras are wonderful. The clarity of the picture in both daylight and darkness will simply amaze you for the cost! The ease at setting up the system made me look like a genius! I highly recommend these cameras!

    125 out of 161

    P B

    on

    February 12, 2013

    Location: Phoenix, AZ

    Great Security

    I love the cameas that we have. The wide angel fits all our needs

    126 out of 161

    CL1

    on

    February 6, 2013

    Location: CA United States

    I bought this camera to be able to check inside my house while at work and it proved to be easy to set up and reliable for 2 weeks now. No need to know port forwarding or static IP or other networking terms to set it up.



    I first downloaded the Lview software to my PC from the Lorex website and installed it (about 5 minutes). Then downloaded the Lorex Ping app from Google Play to my android tablet. When the camera arrived I took it out of the box, connected the power, and pressed the WPS button on my wireless router. While the LED on the router flashed, I pressed the WPS button on the camera. The lights started flashing for a minute or two and then the blue light stayed on. (note the router, the camera, and my pc are all in the same room, makes it easy to set up)



    Then I opened the Lview software on the PC, it immediately found the camera and listed it under the "autosearch" pane. I clicked on it, added a password and I got the video of my room on the screen! I Opened the Ping app on the android tablet and added the camera there too, easily. All this took about 10-20 minutes.



    I moved the camera to a position in the room that I wanted to monitor. The next day at work I installed the Lview software on my work pc and added the camera (all I needed to do is type in the camera id printed on the back of the camera and the password I set up the day before). and I was watching and listening the inside of my house, live. Took about 5 minutes. There is no need to know anything about cloud connection to get it to work.



    One thing I found out is that the placement of the camera is very important.

    It must be placed where there is good Wifi coverage from your wireless router. This is true regardless of what IP camera you buy, since without good wireless signals none of them can talk to the router.



    To test this, you can take a laptop or a ipad/tablet and walk around your house. Watch the signal strength bar of the wifi. Where ever the signal is weak, an IP camera won't work very well. When I placed it in weak-coverage areas it constantly rebooted to search for a better signal and couldn't maintain a connection. The camera works fine, but depends on the wifi infrastructure of the house.

    127 out of 161

    Jeff Thomson "Rush fan"

    on

    February 4, 2013

    Location: New Hampshire

    When it works, it's great! But I find I have to reboot it once or twice a day, which totally defeats the purpose of going away for the day/weekend or on vacation. It looks like I'm going to have to return it.

    128 out of 161

    Lihua He

    on

    February 4, 2013

    Location: USA

    Using this to monitor the babies so there is no need to check their room or sleep situation. Really great help.

    129 out of 161

    Idaho Hunter "Skeeter"

    on

    February 4, 2013

    I own quite a few cameras, both IP and analog (hooked up to dvr) that I monitor remotely. This Lorex LNC104 is close to being the best bang for the buck (especially when it was on sale for under 100). It is the only IP camera I am aware of in this price range that has built-in PIR motion detection which is far better than pixel change motion detection that others use. Unfortunately, I am having problems once the camera switches to black and white mode at night in that the PIR sensor is fooled into thinking it is seeing motion almost constantly. I am not sure if the built-in IR emitter is causing enough heat to cause this or something else. During daylight hours when the color mode is in effect I do not have a single false alarm from the PIR sensor. I currently have disabled the night (B/W) mode and the false alarming has stopped. Hopefully Lorex will address this issue and fix it soon.



    Another annoying problem has to do with a constant loud fast clicking noise when viewing live video - this has been reported by numerous other users. Again, Lorex needs to fix this ASAP.



    I especially like the push notifications that I get when the Lorex detects motion and that I can immediately see what is being recorded. The push notifications come within a second of the sensor detecting motion.



    The Lorex iPhone app works well but I usually only use an app called IP Cam Viewer which allows me to view all of my other cameras at the same time in one app. Unfortunately, this app does not work with the Lorex LNC104 which is too bad. If anyone has found another iPhone app that works with the Lorex LNC104, please let me know.



    I have a Music Angel JH-MD07 speaker connected to the camera and the sound is loud and clear. The speaker is relatively small and also uses USB power so I have both the speaker and camera plugged into a 2-port USB charger.



    In short, this is a wonderful camera with lots of potential once Lorex fixes some of the flaws mentioned. It would also be nice if they would make a version of this camera that can handle being outdoors. They would sell like hotcakes.

    130 out of 161

    paul fontaine

    on

    January 25, 2013

    I do agree that image quality is good and there is a lot of setting to play with and tune it to your taste.

    Software is average at best, e.g, keep asking you to upgrade to new software, remotly re-flash your device (3-5 minutes duration) and then ask you to upgrade again as if nothing happen....

    But the big drawback is the sound quality: there is a permanent loud clicking (bursting at few hertz) when you monitor it remotly.

    I believe it's due to some mechanical switching inside the camera because I can hear it from the camera itself when getting my ear close to it. For this high-end price category, this is not acceptable.

    The suport line was overly busy, so I left a ticket on their website (need a account) and will see if they reply to it.

    131 out of 161

    Richard R. butcher "rrb"

    on

    January 23, 2013

    Location: houston

    we just got an alarm system and have had 4 false alarms in one month. they call us and ask if the police s/b dispatched. well, how would i know? so, i take off work, dangerously speed home only to find it's another false alarm. well, that was it, i've got to have a way of knowing someone's taking my 65" plasma. well, this was the solution. for me i needed it to pop up on my work computer and it does. just need the camera name & ID and you're off to the races. i've got AT&T's new wire internet but, didn't need WPS. it configured pretty easily & has about a 2-3 second delay. but, i dont need complete real time. just need to know if someone is in the house. if you want that kind of "peace of mind" this is a great buy.

    132 out of 161

    dwar

    on

    January 23, 2013

    Location: Washington

    My wife and I were talking about a security system one day and I happened to see this unit on sale at Amazon for under $100. The instructions regarding hooking up the unit were very easy to follow. I don't have a WPS router, so I followed the instructions for PC installation. I got it hooked up very easily and it worked perfect on my wifi.



    I then followed the directions on installing the software on my iPhone. This too went very smoothly and I had no problems getting it working. I love that I'm able to be at work and check the house and see what my dog is doing. She somehow has been opening the back door, and now I'm going to be able to see how she does it. On the first day, I did lose the video feed on my iPhone, however I just rebooted the phone and it has worked fine ever since.



    The quality of the video and snapshots are pretty good for a inexpensive camera.



    The only issues I've had is the instructions didn't mention that you have to download a VLC player to watch the recorded videos. Another issue is when you push the record button on your phone, it doesn't say how you can share the video (email). I did email the company tonight so when I get a response I'll update this review.



    All in all I'm very satisfied with the camera and would easily pay the normal $150 price. I would like to get another one (rated for outdoors) to watch my driveway/front steps.

    133 out of 161

    william niola

    on

    January 23, 2013

    Wish I would got a few more when they were on sale.. That good!

    very easy to connect..works very nice!!

    134 out of 161

    Yevgeniya

    on

    January 23, 2013

    We purchased this item as a nanny cam and absolutely love it. It was incredibly easy to set up, just need to follow directions, and we are able to view video on our Asus tablet, both smartphones and pc with no problems. The only negative I can see is that we can also easily spy on each other...

    135 out of 161

    william niola

    on

    January 21, 2013

    Wish I would got a few more when they were on sale.. That good!

    very easy to connect..works very nice!!

    136 out of 161

    Maceo Eric Culberson "Mythical Tome"

    on

    January 19, 2013

    Location: Portland, OR USA

    Returning the camera because it did not live up to expectations. In particular, it is advertised as compatible with Android, with no caveats. Nevertheless, it did not work with my Samsung tablet operating on ice cream sandwich or with my Android smart phone, also with the most recent Android OS. This incompatibility made the product useless to me, since I can't monitor it on these devices. I can say that the set up of the camera itself went relatively flawlessly, but that does me no good whatsoever if I don't have monitoring ability.

    137 out of 161

    W. T. Shiers "wtshiers"

    on

    January 17, 2013

    Location: Jacksonville, Florida United States

    I purchased this as one of Amazon's 'daily deals'. I'm glad I did. I got it for just under $100 (normally $149). Though - after buying it and setting it up - I'd be happy to pay the extra $50.



    What's good? Well - it's extremely easy to set it up. The video indicating you'll have it up and running in minutes is true. Literally took me less than two minutes. You simply hook it up to a wired network / router and follow the simple directions and bingo... you're good. I'm using an Iphone 5 to monitor it and - their app is free to download. Simply download it - scan the code on the back and, you're connected. Choose a camera name/password and it's all downhill from there.



    The Iphone software is actually quite impressive really. All the settings from bandwidth/alarm notifications/sensitivity are right there. As well - once you have it on your phone - you can EASILY set it up for your wifi and move it anywhere within the range for use.



    The sensitivity settings for sound take a bit of trial and error with the adjusting. However - that's to be expected depending on the dynamics of the room and - your expectations.



    The night vision on this camera is clear as well... you can choose to include date/time on the capture or not.



    Overall - I'm impressed. I bought two and will be giving one as a gift.



    What not to expect?? - well for starters - it isn't designed as a 'fail-safe' recording device for complete security. If you buy it for that then - you're setting your expectations way too high. If your network goes out or - your ISP takes a dive for maintenance then you're out of luck for monitoring. Granted - you can record directly to the camera but - don't expect the notifications if your network goes down (or your power for that matter).



    So - if you want something that's great for basic security/monitoring pets/kids this is it. If you're wanting to have something to monitor your property while away - it's great too (just remember - it's power and network dependent for notifications).



    Still - all in all - EXCELLENT value for $150.

    138 out of 161

    Jay Faeges

    on

    January 17, 2013

    I purchased two LNC104s to test them out. They worked so well I purchased two more. Set up was truly plug and play. Video quality is great. If you want a simple wifi based system that you can monitor from your smart phone or computer, or both, then the LNC104 is perfect.

    139 out of 161

    A. Boston

    on

    January 16, 2013

    Location: Winchester, CT

    When I was younger my apartment was robbed. Since then I've always been a little paranoid about everything when I'm not home. I worry about where I've left expensive items out, how easy it could be to get in and all those lovely paranoia break-in issues. Getting this out of the box, it was super easy to set up, took about 10 minutes. It has wifi, so it didn't need to be near hardwired into my modem which is wonderful. Downloaded the app on my iPhone and iPad 3 in moments and that was also very easy to set up with the password key on the back of the camera.



    I attached this high up in my living room and angled it to catch both the front door and the dog's bed. I was astounded that I could watch my house live time on my iPhone 4s when I'm not home! I tell people I'm bringing up my nanny-cam and we watch the dog sleep, cause really that's all he's ever doing when I'm not there. I like that you could hear things if there was any noise to be heard, would love it if you could speak back!! Otherwise, my only problems are that I wish it was a wide angle, almost fish eye lens. I have a small living room so there's only so far up and back I can go to get a good span of the room. Also, I have had a few times when it couldn't pull up the live camera view from my phone. Otherwise, I love this camera and now have less doggie/break-in nightmare anxiety.

    140 out of 161

    Jay

    on

    January 16, 2013

    I purchased two LNC104s to test them out. They worked so well I purchased two more. Set up was truly plug and play. Video quality is great. If you want a simple wifi based system that you can monitor from your smart phone or computer, or both, then the LNC104 is perfect.

    141 out of 161

    John Lee

    on

    January 14, 2013

    Location: Baltimore, MA


    I watched the video on Lorex web and installed the camera within 2min. SD card recordings feature is AWESOME and supported on my iPhone. Good quality and best value! Highly recommended.




    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend



    142 out of 161

    A. Boston

    on

    December 20, 2012

    Location: Winchester, CT

    I recently read this absolutely hilarious article about loving your dog too much: hellogiggles. com/9-signs-you-have-an-unhealthy-relationship-with-your-dog and this Lorex camera was the perfect remedy to wondering what he's doing when I'm not home. Beyond that though, in all seriousness...when I was younger my apartment was robbed. Since then I've always been a little paranoid about everything when I'm not home. I worry about where I've left expensive items out, how easy it could be to get in and all those lovely paranoia break-in issues. Getting this out of the box, it was super easy to set up, took about 10 minutes. It has wifi, so it didn't need to be near hardwired into my modem which is wonderful. Downloaded the app on my iPhone and iPad 3 in moments and that was also very easy to set up with the password key on the back of the camera. I attached this high up in my living room and angled it to catch both the front door and the dog's bed. I was astounded that I could watch my house live time on my iPhone 4s when I'm not home! I tell people I'm bringing up my nanny-cam and we watch the dog sleep, cause really that's all he's ever doing when I'm not there. I like that you could hear things if there was any noise to be heard, would love it if you could speak back!! Otherwise, my only problems are that I wish it was a wide angle, almost fish eye lens. I have a small living room so there's only so far up and back I can go to get a good span of the room. Also, I have had a few times when it couldn't pull up the live camera view from my phone. Otherwise, I love this camera and now have less doggie/break-in nightmare anxiety.

    143 out of 161

    Curtis G

    on

    November 26, 2012

    Location: Surf City USA

    I've been casually looking for a simple home surveillance system for quite a while, and decided to give this a shot. It's certainly not something you can easily hide (the status lights don't help), but if you want something visible or it doesn't matter whether anyone sees it, it's OK. I hooked it up to my router and set everything up on my MacBook. It was surprisingly easy. I left the camera on and went to work, then logged in with my Android phone. The picture quality isn't fantastic, but for the price it's good enough. Most of all, it's just a really cool little camera that will let you watch an area from anywhere you have an Internet connection. I'm impressed.

    144 out of 161

    Ari Elias Bachrach

    on

    November 26, 2012

    Location: Philadelphia PA

    This is a nice IP based camera. It has some nice features, but is also lacking in a few areas.



    Pro:

    * Flexible - wifi or wired, and comes with either a stand or a mounting bracket and screws.

    * Can be controlled from a iPhone or android device (in addition to regular laptop of course).

    * Setup is a cinch. The "scan the QR code with your phone" is somewhat misleading since all the QR code contains is the serial number - you still have to install the app on your device, set it up, and enter all the other info manually.

    * Can store images remotely on your mobile device, or on the camera.



    Con:

    * While it can use a wifi network, it doesn't have any batteries, so it needs to be connected to an AC adaptor.

    * The picture quality is what I'd call "security camera grainy".

    * The motion alarm is way too sensitive.

    145 out of 161

    Tom McGee "Tom"

    on

    November 15, 2012

    Location: Springfield, IL USA

    Amazing Quality, Useful and Affordable Product Limited Only by Imagination



    Notwithstanding the excellent video explanation for installing the Lorex LNC104 wireless network camera, I found the Quick Starting Guide and software CD more than adequate for installing the camera, connecting it to my Toshiba laptop, my Android Cellular Phone and my wife's iphone.



    This product is compatible with either Mac or PC users as long as they meet the prerequisite software requirements.



    I procrastinated because I thought this would be a difficult product to install; however, to my surprise it was very easy and I am so happy to have this useful product.



    It allows users to watch and/or record multiple locations in color day or night--home, office, vacation property, babies, pets and anywhere else that up to four camera's are installed.



    It is absolutely amazing that my wife and I can see who is at our front door while we are at home, work or anywhere else we have computer or cell phone reception. The product's use is limited only by the user's imagination.



    I have positioned the camera to monitor who is at my front door, driveway or front yard; however, I could also install a camera in the basement, on the main floor or upstairs or anywhere else that my dlink Wi-Fi reception is available.



    This is a quality security camera with infrared LED (night vision), the ability to detect motion by tracking body heat, has external speaker audio capability and supports MicroSD cards up to a maximum size of 32GB.



    The external speaker and MicroSD cards are not included with this product; however, I ordered a 32GB scandisk and X-Mini II Capsule Speaker on amazon.com for total cost of $41.22.



    I wholeheartedly recommend this affordable quality product to those who can benefit from its many applications.



    Enjoy!

    146 out of 161

    David K Watson DKW

    on

    November 15, 2012

    Location: California USA

    Good net cam, mediocre software



    This good basic network camera. It is compact and has good daytime and night vision picture quality. It has a microphone and a speaker can be attached for two-way communication. It has a Micro SD-Card slot that allows it to record on its own; you can also record to your hard disk or a Network Attached Storage device. It can connect to your network by ethernet and Wifi. Apple routers do not support WPS (WiFi Protected Setup), so you need to use the manual setup instructions if you use an Airport or Time Capsule. I found it no more difficult to set up on my Apple Airport-based network than any other network camera. Once you have the camera installed, a QR Code on the back of the camera an be used to to configure the client software on your iPhone or iPad.



    A detailed user manual, Mac-specific instructions, and Mac client software are all available on the Lorex support site.



    Where the LNC 104 fails to measure up is in software:



    -iOS iPad. The basic functionality of the iPad version is OK. There are a couple or problems areas for me, however. The Lorex iPad software only works in landscape mode. This is a pet peeve of mine; the only time I ever voluntarily use my iPad in landscape mode is when I'm watching a long-form video like a movie or TV show. The Lorex software prevents your iPad from going to sleep; if you walk away from it while it is running (it does not even need to be connected to a camera), it will drain your battery. There are rudimentary playback controls for clips recorded on your iPad, but none for clips played from the camera's SD card. There is no way to export clips into a more useful format.

    While I was writing this review, both my iPhone 4S and iPad 3 lost the ability to connect to the cam (at the same time). The desktop client, the web, and my iPad 1 all continued to work. The iPad 3 and iPhone 4S had to be re-started to regain the ability to connect to the cam.



    -iOS iPhone. The iPhone app has the same functionality and issues as the iPad version except that it works in landscape or portrait mode and it needs to be connected to the cam before it overrides the system's effort to go into sleep mode and drains your battery. The iPhone version does have the ability to convert recordings made on the phone to .avi format files, but how this is done and how the resulting files can be accessed by other apps is not apparent. The user manual says only: "...you can...also convert the video files to .avi files for sharing."



    -Windows. The Windows version is not without its share of irritants. If you want to play back a recording on the SD card, you click a button in the viewing window which opens a dialog box with a list of the daily folders. You open the folder for the appropriate day, scroll to the clip you want to view, then click Playback or double-click on the clip name. The dialog box closes and the clip plays. If you want to see the previous or next clip, you have to repeat the entire process. Depending on the the capacity of your SD-Card, you can have dozens or even hundreds of clips on the card. The Windows version now has the ability to record clips to your hard disk. Like the Mac version, you must download and install VLC Player in order to view any you have recorded.



    -Web Interface. As you might expect, the web interface gives you the most information about the cam settings. To display video in the web interface, Internet Explorer is required because an Active-X control is used. This means you cannot view the cam image via the web page at all on a Mac or if you use Firefox or another non-MSIE browser in Windows. However, even with Internet Explorer and the Lorex Active-X control installed and enabled, all I ever got was a black frame with "Locating..." in the middle of it.





    I think this is a great network cam if all you need to do is set up a camera and monitor the situation in real time. You can accomplish that in iOS, Windows, and even the Mac beta version. However, I find the process for creating, viewing, organizing, editing, and exporting clips to be cumbersome at best. If you do not know the exact date and time a clip may have been recorded, finding the pertinent clip could be very time-consuming. I also think the process for setting camera features and scheduling could be more intuitive.



    147 out of 161

    Mandy "mandy"

    on

    November 11, 2012

    Location: San Rafael, CA, United States

    Works well wirelessly,



    I hooked this up in my office because we keep the front door locked and I like to see who is out there before I step out in front of the huge glass doors and they see me. Sitting on a table inside of the office it has a great view of the outdoors and the street. The picture is surprising clear.



    We have some ridiculously overpowering firewall in the office, so hooking it up was a bit of a challenge. It would have been very easy to sync it with the FIOS wireless, but instead I had to assign it its own IP address and go through several extra steps. In spite of how techno-savvy I may sound with the whole "assign it its own IP address" bit, I truly am a moron when it comes to that stuff. That being said, you can figure that setting up this camera is very easy for anyone who can run a computer.



    It works on all of our cell phones, so anyone in the office can run the app and quickly glance at their iPhone, or in my case, Android, and see very clearly who is knocking outside. Very groovy.

    148 out of 161

    rose thyme

    on

    October 30, 2012

    Location: Fernandina Beach, FL

    A commedian once said that she would not buy a technological product unless she was promised that it was the very last thing. She was talking about cassette tapes over vinyl records. In reality, technology is advancing so quickly that it is difficult for some of us to keep up. My 35mm SLR camera is virtually worthless and outdated, and now we have products like this that we can set up to watch the kids, the dog, or patrol the house from a cell phone. It is an idea whose time is here, and it is amazing that it arrived in a very small box. Digital technology like this is now available to all of us at very reasonable prices, even if there are privacy issues when anyone can take photos or video on a cell phone. "Big Brother" in the living room? Scary concepts like that aside, this seems to be a simple system, and we are going to take it over to our sons so that we can visit with the grandchildren and keep up with what they are doing. We are connected in visual, if somewhat virtual ways.

    149 out of 161

    MotherLodeBeth "MotherLodeBeth"

    on

    October 29, 2012

    Location: Sierras of California

    Great product Go slow Follow the directions



    Ok I admit I sat here with the box unopened wondering if I would ever get the set up to work, since I may type fast on the Internet but wires and plug in stuff never seems too have easy to follow instructions.



    You can add additional cameras and this set up is for day as well as nighttime use. It covers up to 30 feet which is decent for inside a home or for use inside a chicken coop if you are interested in what or who is stealing your hens or eggs. Would be awesome in a baby or child's room or if you are a caregiver set it up in the persons room so while you work you can keep and eye on things via your computer.



    Thankfully they have video that walks you thru everything included and if you go slow and dot panic, the set up will be up and running.

    150 out of 161

    I. Tysoe "Inna Tysoe"

    on

    October 29, 2012

    Location: Earth

    Good camera for the right application



    I received this camera with some excitement. I have a baby monitor already and though the camera was wireless it has to be run via a dedicated network hub which is annoying. So I was quite excited about running this sleeker and more elegant looking wireless camera with motion detection. The plastics feel a bit light and cheap, but the camera doesn't look it. The mount/stand is made from molded aluminum and nicely curved which finishes off the look.



    My first disappointment out the box was that it doesn't run on batteries and has to be powered by a powered USB port. Either from a device like a computer or a wall socket adapter. So it isn't THAT portable since it has to have an external power source of some kind in order to run.



    Set up was dead easy if you have a modern wireless router often all the password info you need is on a label on the back or the camera can make use of the automated WPS feature if your router supports it.



    The L-View software that comes with the camera is simple but effective and allows you to have up to 4 cameras running simultaneously. Your list of available cameras is on the right column which can be dragged to any of up to 4 windows on the screen to activate it.



    The default quality is quite low at 64k 640x480 resolution at 5 frames per second. Quality isn't actually bad considering that the bandwidth being used is equivalent to your average mp3 music track.



    A right click on the camera in L-View gives you a bunch of options where you can up the streaming quality and update to 30 fps in increments of 5. The motion sensor works very well as does the dynamic switching of night vision. I have a smallish house and the camera can see from the study across the corridor into the living room with no problem.



    One disappointment is that unlike my other Lorex system, this camera does not work with skype and isn't recognized physically on the computer as a device. Only the L-view software can see it. This is good for security since it makes it harder to hack but does provide some limitations for those who want to make use of it as a general purpose web cam.



    I installed the Lorex Ping software on my Galaxy S Android phone and it found and displayed the camera view straight away with no trouble whatsoever.



    Overall this camera is ok, great if you want it for fairly portable wireless security security camera that works in the dark. The image quality is pretty decent considering that it's a standard low res by todays standard 640x480 or 320x240 pixels.



    If you are getting if for the right application it is a decent camera. I would have liked to have had the option of viewing over skype like my previous Lorex camera. So not ideal in my particular situation.

    151 out of 161

    G. Ware

    on

    October 28, 2012

    Location: Colorado USA

    Nice picture quality but lacks in other areas



    I have a Panasonic wired camera and have been very pleased with it. The Panasonic isn't very easy to setup for remote viewing but once setup it works great. I picked up the Lorex for its wireless capabilities so that I could place it easily around the house. The Lorex is good on a number of things but it also falls short on several things as well.



    The pros



    1. Picture quality- I have found the picture quality to be very good. Seems to be better than the Panasonic with better brightness in daylight and offers ability to see at night.



    2. Wireless- for the price the inclusion of the wireless is a good deal.



    Cons



    1. Setup- setup wasn't as smooth as I expected after reading about the product. I wasn't able to setup the camera through my iphone so had to set it up via the web front end.



    2. Wireless connection- I'm running the camera through a Cisco wireless router and after a reboot of the camera it often does not find the router. This has happened several times. I often have to unplug the camera, the router, and then start both back up. I had the same issue running it through an Apple wireless router.



    3. Software- the software is a bit buggy on both the iOS devices and desktop pc I have tried. The iOS application for iphone has crashed several times. I have found the Ipad version to be better. The software for MAC computer is not very intuitive and looks to be a port from PC version. On the MAC version I have still not been able to bring up the video from the camera.



    4. Camera pan- my Panasonic has the ability to move the camera lens remotely, the Lorex is fixed.



    5. Web access- my Panasonic has a web based free service that allows you to bring up the camera without an application. This is nice when at work and I want to see the camera without using my cellular data plan. I am able to view the camera from my work PC on the Panasonic. On the Lorex the only way to view the camera is through the lorex software or over a mobile device application.



    I gave this device 3 stars because of some of the features that are not available compared to other products. Its a good start but I would consider other products before making a purchase of this camera.

    152 out of 161

    Truth Teller

    on

    October 27, 2012

    Location: Colorado, USA

    The video is clear and the sound good too. Motion detection via heat sensing or video movement is really cool.



    I was able to get this all setup and working with two android devices and my windows 7 computer in about 30 minutes. Android app was actually the easiest. Pretty much just install app and then scan the QR code on the camera and your done. It was really easy and included lots of different features.



    Honestly, I only see two downsides to it that seem to be design short comings. Why no battery and why is the powercord short relatively short? Yes, I have lots of outlets in my house, but I'd like to have a bit more leeway with it.



    For the PC Software, it took me awhile to find it on the website (yes, it is included in the box on CD, but I wanted to get the latest.) I finally found it, by going to the item in the lorex store and it listed it under the "updates" section. I'd post the link, but amazon staff removes it.



    I see in another review that somebody claims it doesn't work with wifi unless your router has WPS. My router had WPS, which made it really easy, but the instructions do include info on how to download software to your PC or Mac so that you can use it with routers that don't have WPS. It is the same software you use to view the video from your camera and it appears to be straight forward.



    There is nothing about it that claims to be an outdoor camera and it does not appear to be weather proof, so I'd look elsewhere if you want to mount it outdoors.

    153 out of 161

    Truth Teller

    on

    October 27, 2012

    Location: Colorado, USA

    Really cool. Quick setup with Android and Win7



    The video is clear and the sound good too. Motion detection via heat sensing or video movement is really cool.



    I was able to get this all setup and working with two android devices and my windows 7 computer in about 30 minutes. Android app was actually the easiest. Pretty much just install app and then scan the QR code on the camera and your done. It was really easy and included lots of different features.



    Honestly, I only see two downsides to it that seem to be design short comings. Why no battery and why is the powercord short relatively short? Yes, I have lots of outlets in my house, but I'd like to have a bit more leeway with it.



    For the PC Software, it took me awhile to find it on the website (yes, it is included in the box on CD, but I wanted to get the latest.) I finally found it, by going to the item in the lorex store and it listed it under the "updates" section. I'd post the link, but amazon staff removes it.



    I see in another review that somebody claims it doesn't work with wifi unless your router has WPS. My router had WPS, which made it really easy, but the instructions do include info on how to download software to your PC or Mac so that you can use it with routers that don't have WPS. It is the same software you use to view the video from your camera and it appears to be straight forward.



    There is nothing about it that claims to be an outdoor camera and it does not appear to be weather proof, so I'd look elsewhere if you want to mount it outdoors.

    154 out of 161

    Jacqueline "sf/f writer"

    on

    October 25, 2012

    Location: United States

    It works, but was a bit of a hassle,



    I got this camera from the Amazon Vine program because I'd never had an online security camera before. I'd like to say if I can get this thing to work, anyone can, but -- no, I've had a bit more experience with installing "devices" on a "network" than some, and I understand my router. And even so, it took me an hour longer than I think it should have.



    Lorex also makes baby monitors, and other handy security camera setups, so I wanted to try this one hoping it would be simple. I saw on their website [...] that they even have techs to come set up whole systems.



    I went to the website because I thought I'd failed getting the setup to connect to my wireless router, and wanted to find out how to blank the camera's memory and start over. I thought I'd gotten the camera to memorize the wrong passcode for my router. But that isn't what happened.



    When I thought that is what had happened, I fiddled around on the website for quite a while, saw many tech support pages with the little thumbs-up/thumbs-down icons at the bottom. Lots more thumbs-down had been clicked than up.



    I didn't find anything about what to do if it failed to connect to the wireless router either, no list of error messages, but finally thought of pressing the reset button on the camera which I'd noticed on the Quick Start instructions but forgot about. So I went to the camera to do that and found it had finally connected itself to my router. I hadn't made a mistake typing the passcode, and the camera hadn't crashed. It just took several minutes to find the router.



    Any way you do it, the camera once on the network, will put pictures on a number of devices, your PC and/or TV. To get images to your phone, you'll need to download the Android or iTunes App Lorex Ping, and it has room for a number of cameras. To get your camera onto your Lorex Ping, follow the directions into the menus, and the phone's camera will take a picture of the QR Code on the back of the camera. That procedure needs some work by Lorex. When the camera comes on by itself during the procedure, it has a CANCEL button but no "take a picture" button to use when you get it aimed at the QR Code. It took a few tries and some puzzling, but eventually the phone's camera took the picture all by itself, without me poking anything on the phone's screen.





    In my case, it did not. The directions explained the blue light would come on when it made the connection -- the three lights cycled and cycled, then went dark. Clearly it was searching for the wireless network, and failed. I repeated the sign onto the router steps putting in the passcode for my router, and again got an error message, FAIL on my phone, and the lights on the camera searched then went dark. I went through this several times, then went hunting for the Lorex website, as noted above. While I was searching for what to do about that error message, somehow the camera finally found the router.



    When I went back to the camera to try the reset button, the blue light was on and steady. So I didn't fail, and the FAIL error message on my phone was an error!



    So the two trouble spots in the setup procedure were getting the phone to take a picture of the QR Code, and getting the camera to find the router wirelessly. Both worked all by themselves without me doing anything except repeating the steps of the directions wondering why it wouldn't work.



    I conclude that this piece of hardware works as advertised at least in terms of using a household wireless network to send a picture (and SOUND - not great sound, but real sound you can understand) to your phone. The configuration directions might be a bit hard for some people, or take patience and concentration, but the device itself is rather amazing for the price.

    155 out of 161

    Daniel Myers

    on

    October 25, 2012

    Location: Greenville, SC USA

    Now just take a paper-clip...



    The title above is a quote from a Lorex Customer Service Agent when I was calling about how to sign back onto the camera on my PC - less than a year old w/ Windows 7 OS - as she was trying to describe to me how to reset the camera so that I could accomplish this feat. I won't go into the details but it doesn't work, and I ended up uninstalling it from my PC.



    It works quite well on my Android phone, however, a Samsung Galaxy S III. You just have to long press on the phone's ID # for the menu to come up and you can adjust all sorts of settings and arrange to have a picture e-mailed to you whenever motion is detected, or sound or both depending on how you set it up.



    All very well, I set it up to my Gmail address and, despite the 1 to 10 scale of sensitivity, in reality it's all or nothing. No matter what setting I put it on, I either end up getting a picture mailed to me every 5 seconds - I've had to delete 150 e-mails from my account - or no notifications come through at all.



    The picture and sound quality are excellent and probably much clearer than the picture you see of yourself at your local convenience store.



    But so what? What is the point of having this device, a "wireless" camera with a very short power cord and no battery? Unless you can amuse yourself all day watching your driveway, which is where I have the camera focussed at the moment, I really don't see the point. I chose the camera because my neighbour had been complaining about scary noises in the night and our driveways overlap. I'm afraid to put her email address on the camera now because she'll become furious at me to find 150 or more useless pictures filling up her inbox.



    Everything about this kit screams BETA to me. It's a good camera. It connects well with the mobile app for Android they've developed - at least on the Galaxy S III, though forget about your computer. But I'm having to use an extension cord to mount it where it's useful to me.



    If you're looking for a good surveillance camera, look elsewhere. I've spent the better part of three days fiddling with the software, calling customer service, etc. and I've given up on getting quality use out of it.



    But I notice that this is version 1.0 of the mobile app. Lorex, update the software a little more and this thing might be worth the bother, and, btw, the paper-clip reset solution does not work!

    156 out of 161

    A.M.Boughey "Poetmaster"

    on

    October 23, 2012

    Location: Rochester, MN

    Truly wireless security...........almost



    Having used and reviewed other security type camera products the drawback has always seemed to be connection.

    Trailing wires, so called window mounted wireless cameras and so on are good, but often a pain to locate easily, without too much set up.

    No system is perfect, and although it's not really a complaint, when are we going to get one of these with a rechargeable battery pack to make it 100% portable?

    The set up is very straightforward as long as you have a newer WPS enabled router.

    The kit comes with a hard line Ethernet connection for initial set up, and you will have to piggy in the middle set up between you computer and router while you run the installation.



    The bracket (stand) can be free standing, wall or otherwise mounted, just remember if you intend to have it in a fixed location, it does have to be near an electrical outlet, so you may want to consider something like Wiremold C110 White Cordmate Kit to make it look neat and tidy.

    The unit enables you to record footage direct to your smartphone or tablet, or on the included integral SD card - a word to the wise here - you will need preferably a class 10 card for efficient recording, older cheaper cards will actually interrupt the recording if they are too slow.

    Connecting it to your phone is as easy as scanning the barcode of the device. You have to install the "ping" app from the website, on your phone or tablet, but it's compatible with most operating systems out there.

    Picture quality and video with the right SD card (there is NOT one included) is good in normal daylight, or interior well lit rooms, don't expect high quality at night. In fact the dual lens "night vision" which boasts up to 20' is not ideal, and very grainy black and white.

    Another nice (if not standard these days) feature is the motion sensor that activates and then signals your phone or PC if you have it set up for alerts.

    If you are away from home and using something like jump desktop for example, as long as your home PC is on and running(and that's where the Ping software is setup) you can monitor the camera from your own PC, from any PC anywhere, kind of cool.



    Overall it's a nice package, not cheap, but not that expensive either. With many additional features, including the option to monitor simultaneously on several devices it's a good addition 6to any home or office (even garden) security. More cameras can be added to give whole home or business protection.

    4 stars.

    157 out of 161

    Y. R. Wu "The will to win is nothing without ...

    on

    October 23, 2012

    Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

    UPDATE: Lorex sent me a replacement and it appears to be working fine. Thanks much to Vlad at customer service. It appears that the bad had a weak antenna or some other bug that kept making it come offline.



    I've played around with the SD recording, the NAS and the remote recording. Very cool.



    Summary: Overall 4-1/2 stars. Amazing network camera which set up easily with one minor hiccup, works great on my laptop and Android 4.0 device! Perfect for real time security, house sitting or nanny cam. On board SD or NAS recording! Wow.



    For those who aren't into the TV show "Breaking Bad," there is this Fastfood Manager/Drug Kingpin who has a network of surveillance cameras feeding his camera. I couldn't help thinking of this after I set this camera up and had a huge grin as I surveyed... my garage.



    Setup was very easy, even though I don't have WPS. WPS makes it super easy to "handshake" a device and your router, so I was doing this the hard way. Most people probably won't have WPS. In this case I installed the software straight from the CD (Note to Lorex: it's "Software" not "Sofware" Other than the typo, it installed fine on my quad core Toshiba laptop running 64 bit Windows 7.



    Size? The camera is about as large as a pack of cigarettes. Nice looking and innocuous except for the blinking red and blue lights. You can change the settings so the lights are out once the camera is linked. In general, there are TONS of settings that the average person won't care about. For a tech geek like me though, I was impressed.



    How wide is the picture? I have it mounted on the back wall of our 2 car garage and it *Just* covers the 16 foot wide opening. A little geometry says this is about a 42 degree included angle - I'd personally like to see something wider for interior surveillance, but then it would be too wide for outside work. I wonder if they could do something with clip on lenses to allow the user to select. Just a thought.



    Here is the tricky bit - the program, after installing, didn't show up. I had to manually navigate in windows to C > Programfiles(x86) > LOREX and run "L-View.exe" From there everything worked fine.



    From there I followed the directions in the quick start guide and had the camera running on the network in about 5-10 minutes total. I should note that after setting up the camera on your network this way, it still remembers the wireless network - I unplugged the camera and moved it to the garage. After plugging it in it did take perhaps 3-4 minutes to boot up and reconnect to my router.



    The mounting bracket appears to be metal - very nice and initially very good for the camera, but I had perhaps twisted it around a lot trying to read the QR code after I mounted it, so it no longer held the exact adjustment I wanted. There's a set screw I may be able to tighten - my advice is to pass on the QR code which didn't work on the iPhone anyways - it only saves you from entering a 9 digit number.



    I installed the app on my smartphone(HTC EVO LTE running Android 4.05). This was *very* simple. Also installed on my wife's iPhone 4S. I had to enter the camera number manually instead of using the QR code while the Android worked fine for the QR.



    *LIKES*

    - Easy to set up

    - Decent video - 3-5 FPS with 64-128 kbps

    - Good sound included

    - 640x480 resolution on the network, fiddle with your smartphone settings to bump up from 320x240

    - Switches over to night vision automatically when lights go out



    *DISLIKES*

    - Clock on camera is off by 12 hours - I suspect this is because it copied the system time from my computer but not AM/PM

    - Android version lacks video recording feature available on IOS (Perhaps it's my phone but I doubt it)

    - Had to manually find program on hard drive after installation

    - Mounting ball/socket loosened - had to tighten with screwdriver but it loosened again - will have to get some Loctite.

    - Occasionally takes an extra try or two to connect from my smartphone



    I have some contractors coming over tomorrow to do some work - I hope they don't take offense that I'll be watching from my office! (My wife will be home most of the time they are there)



    My sister had the housesitter from hell a couple of years ago - she's planning to get some remote cameras next time. This one will be perfect. I'll probably relocate this to the family room so I can see (and hear) the family from the office or make sure the kids to to bed on time when we go out from dinner....

    158 out of 161

    A.M.Boughey "Poetmaster"

    on

    October 23, 2012

    Location: Rochester, MN

    Having used and reviewed other security type camera products the drawback has always seemed to be connection.

    Trailing wires, so called window mounted wireless cameras and so on are good, but often a pain to locate easily, without too much set up.

    No system is perfect, and although it's not really a complaint, when are we going to get one of these with a rechargeable battery pack to make it 100% portable?

    The set up is very straightforward as long as you have a newer WPS enabled router.

    The kit comes with a hard line Ethernet connection for initial set up, and you will have to piggy in the middle set up between you computer and router while you run the installation.



    The bracket (stand) can be free standing, wall or otherwise mounted, just remember if you intend to have it in a fixed location, it does have to be near an electrical outlet, so you may want to consider something like Wiremold C110 White Cordmate Kit to make it look neat and tidy.

    The unit enables you to record footage direct to your smartphone or tablet, or on the included integral SD card - a word to the wise here - you will need preferably a class 10 card for efficient recording, older cheaper cards will actually interrupt the recording if they are too slow.

    Connecting it to your phone is as easy as scanning the barcode of the device. You have to install the "ping" app from the website, on your phone or tablet, but it's compatible with most operating systems out there.

    Picture quality and video with the right SD card (there is NOT one included) is good in normal daylight, or interior well lit rooms, don't expect high quality at night. In fact the dual lens "night vision" which boasts up to 20' is not ideal, and very grainy black and white.

    Another nice (if not standard these days) feature is the motion sensor that activates and then signals your phone or PC if you have it set up for alerts.

    If you are away from home and using something like jump desktop for example, as long as your home PC is on and running(and that's where the Ping software is setup) you can monitor the camera from your own PC, from any PC anywhere, kind of cool.


    Overall it's a nice package, not cheap, but not that expensive either. With many additional features, including the option to monitor simultaneously on several devices it's a good addition 6to any home or office (even garden) security. More cameras can be added to give whole home or business protection.

    159 out of 161

    Y R Wu

    on

    October 22, 2012

    Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Gustavo Fring, Watch Out!!!!!,



    A sniffer showed me that my next door neighbor was on the same channel and that their signal has a similar strength (Both ~ -74 dB). I have moved it much closer to the router (family room where it gets -63 dB) I have to conclude that something is wrong with the antenna.



    The Android app still requires several tries to relink to the camera, but I attribute this more to the app than to the camera. Meanwhile. Lorex has contacted me and may arrange a trade so they can examine this unit STAY TUNED!



    Summary: Overall 4-1/2 stars. Amazing network camera which set up easily with one minor hiccup, works great on my laptop and Android 4.0 device! Perfect for real time security, house sitting or nanny cam. On board SD or NAS recording! Wow.



    For those who aren't into the TV show "Breaking Bad," there is this Fastfood Manager/Drug Kingpin who has a network of surveillance cameras feeding his camera. I couldn't help thinking of this after I set this camera up and had a huge grin as I surveyed... my garage.



    Setup was very easy, even though I don't have WPS. WPS makes it super easy to "handshake" a device and your router, so I was doing this the hard way. Most people probably won't have WPS. In this case I installed the software straight from the CD (Note to Lorex: it's "Software" not "Sofware" Other than the typo, it installed fine on my quad core Toshiba laptop running 64 bit Windows 7.



    Size? The camera is about as large as a pack of cigarettes. Nice looking and innocuous except for the blinking red and blue lights. You can change the settings so the lights are out once the camera is linked. In general, there are TONS of settings that the average person won't care about. For a tech geek like me though, I was impressed.



    How wide is the picture? I have it mounted on the back wall of our 2 car garage and it *Just* covers the 16 foot wide opening. A little geometry says this is about a 42 degree included angle - I'd personally like to see something wider for interior surveillance, but then it would be too wide for outside work. I wonder if they could do something with clip on lenses to allow the user to select. Just a thought.



    Here is the tricky bit - the program, after installing, didn't show up. I had to manually navigate in windows to C > Programfiles(x86) > LOREX and run "L-View.exe" From there everything worked fine.



    From there I followed the directions in the quick start guide and had the camera running on the network in about 5-10 minutes total. I should note that after setting up the camera on your network this way, it still remembers the wireless network - I unplugged the camera and moved it to the garage. After plugging it in it did take perhaps 3-4 minutes to boot up and reconnect to my router.



    The mounting bracket appears to be metal - very nice and initially very good for the camera, but I had perhaps twisted it around a lot trying to read the QR code after I mounted it, so it no longer held the exact adjustment I wanted. There's a set screw I may be able to tighten - my advice is to pass on the QR code which didn't work on the iPhone anyways - it only saves you from entering a 9 digit number.



    I installed the app on my smartphone(HTC EVO LTE running Android 4.05). This was *very* simple. Also installed on my wife's iPhone 4S. I had to enter the camera number manually instead of using the QR code while the Android worked fine for the QR.



    *LIKES*

    - Easy to set up

    - Decent video - 3-5 FPS with 64-128 kbps

    - Good sound included

    - 640x480 resolution on the network, fiddle with your smartphone settings to bump up from 320x240

    - Switches over to night vision automatically when lights go out



    *DISLIKES*

    - Clock on camera is off by 12 hours - I suspect this is because it copied the system time from my computer but not AM/PM

    - Android version lacks video recording feature available on IOS (Perhaps it's my phone but I doubt it)

    - Had to manually find program on hard drive after installation

    - Mounting ball/socket loosened - had to tighten with screwdriver but it loosened again - will have to get some Loctite.

    - Occasionally takes an extra try or two to connect from my smartphone





    160 out of 161

    maximum verbosity

    on

    October 19, 2012

    Location: Ohio USA

    A little more direction needed,

    I wanted to use this for several reasons: Firstly, to put near a birdfeeder so I could watch the birds up close and capture video/photos of them without them seeing me. Secondly, to figure out where the dog keeps getting out of the back yard and thirdly, do keep in the play room to resolve disputes between two little girls who always claim "it was HER" when the piano gets tipped over.



    We hooked it up yesterday afternoon. The sofware is very basic, but it seemed to have installed correcty. I'm running Windows 7 64bit on an HP laptop. My son is running the same but on a custom built desktop. I also use this camera on my cell phone.



    The Good Stuff:



    -There is a slot for a mini SD card so you can record the videos as they are being captured, which is neat if you want to pull a photo off of the film. The mini-SD is not included.

    -This can be used as a two way device, meaning you can speak to the room being monitored (like yelling at the dog to get off of the sofa and then laughing hysterically as he goes from shock to confusion to possible minor mental breakdown over why your VOICE is in the room by YOU are not! This does require external speakers, which also are not included. Otherwise, you can hear what the people in the room are saying, but you can't respond to them.

    -The video quality on the first day was excellent - clear, crisp and not much of a lag at all.

    -The unit must be plugged in, so that is a consideration when deciding where to put this camera. But the camera itself is about the size of a typical point & shoot digital camera or maybe slightly larger than a deck of cards. It has a removable stand that can be screwed into a door, wall or whatever.



    The Not Good Stuff:

    -Not that easy to set up. My 15 year old son did most of it for me, but that was mostly out of laziness on my part, he was willing to run up and down the stairs between my laptop and the router (yeah, he could have just taken the laptop down, exercise is good) But camera came with a CD for software installation that wouldn't play at first and then once I got it installed, I kept getting error messages. My son doesn't get these messages on his computer. The user interface isn't very intuitive on the website or on the manual, I'm still not sure how to get a lot of things to work correctly like picture quality (which degraded a great deal after the first day, now it's more like a super pixelated, grainy, old school web camera. We're still working on messing with the settings but nothing seems to help and the website for the product isn't very informative either.

    -I have an android phone and my son has an iPod touch. The Apple version of the app has a lot more control (volume, alarms, etc). The Android version has NO help and really you can only watch the video, not do anything else.



    So, until I can figure out how to set the settings the way I want them to be set and how to set the video quality how I want for it to be set, I have to take off a star. I have to take off another for no guide explaining the error codes and what to do about them. If I am able to get these issues resolved, I will happily update my review and my stars. In this day and age, where cars connect to cell phones, laptop connect to tablets, gaming systems connect to TV's and internet - it should be a snap to install this camera and have it run easily with a good help section on how to change the settings, trouble shooting, etc. Getting all of the error codes is really frustrating. And having a screen pop up that says "Enter ADMIN ID and Password" when I didn't create one yet is really annoying because it won't allow me to save my setting!



    161 out of 161

    L. Wick

    on

    October 10, 2012

    Location: Michigan

    top quality, easy setup

    We've been through a number of network cameras for different applications, everything from taking photos at our hummingbird feeder to watching inside a bee hive. This is one of the best. The image quality is exceedingly good. We're using it at roughly 75 feet, no problems at that range. And this device is rather more versatile than most. 5 stars.

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