December 20, 2013
Location: Gilroy, California
This request for me to write a review arrived before I was able to have my installer out to the house to install the camera. However, I did not want to lose out on the extra warranty because the cameras that came with my Lorex system (from Costco) have all failed after just about a year and a half. Two (more expensive cameras) that I added to my original 4 camera system (which I ordered directly from Lorex) are still functioning, so I am assuming that any cameras that come with the Costco package... are just junk. I am not blaming anyone here, especially Costco... but I was disappointed to see all four (4) of the original cameras fail just about the same time. This tells me that if you want/need a video system... one that you can depend on... you may want to opt for the more expensive cameras, and not waste your time fooling around with the ones that come with "kits". Bad idea! Now, I hope that I can actually earn the extra warranty on this latest camera, with this review. NO. It's not the best review, but it is the truth! Maybe the way Lorex should handle this is to stay in touch with the buyer to see 'when' the camera is actually installed. I will say... Visually... it looks like a much better camera... we'll just have to see what happens down the road?