Watch over your world from anywhere in the world using the economical LH010 security DVR solution, ideal for business or home. The DVR is both PC and Mac compatible. Connect to your system on any device no matter where you are over a 3G/4G or Wi-Fi network. Record on a specialty hard drive designed for surveillance, providing weeks or even months of reliable video. Connect to a TV, PC, or CCTV monitors with industry standard VGA & BNC inputs. The new intuitive interface with simple icons allows for easy & efficient security DVR programming. The system includes indoor/outdoor security cameras with infrared night vision as well as all accessories required for the installation.
The hard drives are designed to work in a security environment, including simultaneous recording & playback from various streams.
Simple installation process for user convenience.
Camera performs both in outdoor and indoor applications.
1. Recording time may vary based on recording resolution & quality, lighting conditions and movement in the scene.
2. Requires a high speed internet connection and a router (not included).
† Smart Phone & Tablet Compatibility: iPad™, iPhone™, Android (version 1.5 & above), Windows Mobile (6.0, 6.5), Symbian 3rd & 5th generation phones. Mobile phone data plan is required (not included). Router port forwarding required. For the latest compatibility list, check www.lorextechnology.com as new models become available in the market.
**IR Illumination range under ideal conditions. Objects at or beyond this range may be partially or completely obscured, depending on the camera application.
***Not intended for submersion in water. Installation in a sheltered location recommended.
* BlackBox is used solely as a marketing term and does not imply that the product can survive fire or extreme conditions. Use product in accordance with the instructions provided.
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Funcionan mucho mejor que los demas sistemas que probe. El software para pc deja mucho que desear ya que no hay manera de adelantar a mas de 8X y falta que desarrollen la aplicacion para Windows Phone como los nuevos Nokia Lumia...
Lo demas funciona bastante bien y hay soporte en su portal.
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Works as stated. Easy hook up and just enough coverage for all of the house exterior. Great value for the price.
Best name in CCTV! Lorex systems are the only ones for me. They will provide this company the security we need.
Location: Edison, NJ
I use the cameras to watch over my driveway and back yard. I set it to record only if there a motion at the middle sensitivity. I get many false recordings and the player does not have a sliding bar for fast forward or rewind. The software reminds you of the days of DOS (Disk Operating System).
I can use a computer well. I am having a lot of problems trying to set up my iPhone 5 access. Only works at home, no remote viewing away from home. No remote viewing from other computers. The software doesn't set up your system. I have a new lynksys rout
This is a very good setup for the price. And the software is very well thought out. I had some issue getting mine set up because of a firewall I had but the customer support was great and got it all working for me. I love that I can check on my building from anywhere.
Does the Job for a reasonable price
Product relatively easy to set up with good documentation. Good tech support and good trouble shooting information on the product web site.
Great for the money
Everything plugged in and hooked up just as promised. I have a big attic and running the wires was not a problem. Camera quality is okay but not great (you can't read a license plate). You WILL need to contact tech support in order to view your cameras over the internet (unless you either 1. work as an IT person or 2. are an 12 year old gamer.)
Lorex Security System
Great product. Very easy to set up. Instructions were easy to follow. U can set it up to your iphone also.
Works very well in many different applications
Purchased this to montior my rooms at work. VERY easy installation. Literally plug and play. I didn't network so I could use remote viewing but if you have a monitor and a PC, it will do the trick. I plan on networking at a later date if needed but right now, we're just saving the video and reviewing daily.
Very Happy with my purchase of the four channel security camera system. Very easy to setup.
Location: South La.
great product I would have given this product 5 star but it is a little challageing to operate and setup. I am a tech nerd and very good with computers and tech stuff. I did figure most everything out with this setup with a little help from a network friend i had a hard time port forwarding my cams. but other wise a good product for the money. oh packageing was great. cams a little blury but they are just 720p
Location: CT USA
I purchased this system for under $200 on Amazon.com during a 1 day sale. I am very happy with the system and quality of features I am getting for the price. I installed this myself and can view the cameras remotely from my phone,ipad, and any computer. It comes with a pretty cool router set up wizard. It did not work with my Trendnet and I had to have customer service set it up. They did it in one phone call. Color and picture are good. Not crystal clear but you should not expect that at this price point. It is good. Night vision is very good. It can send e-mail on motion detection which is a great feature.
Value? Outstanding. The functionality of what you get for the (sale) price is outstanding. Four wired cameras 60+ feet in length, tons of settings including alarm with definable frame setting (e.g. just highlighting the door in the picture and not the entire view of a single camera) that trips when movement is detected and takes a still photograph that can be emailed anywhere, the ability to access on your local network via computer or phone or remotely via DDNS, high quality images as far as color and contrast that see better in the dark in color (until very dark then switches to black and white) than the human eye, everything you need in the box safely shipped.
BUT . . . there goes four days of my life I'll never get back. The incredibly difficult networking setup (not the camera installs but the networking settings) make it accessible when THE SCRIPT THAT CAME WITH THE SOFTWARE DIDN'T WORK AS DESCRIBED/PROGRAMMED brought me enormous frustration. Add to that the fact that all the cords are double-wrapped in plastic so they are easy to cut by accident even when being careful and that the box (most likely done by marketing) shows an incorrect camera orientation so after they were all installed I had to reorient every one of them 180 degrees.
So, 5 star value and functionality with 2 star networking problems (even though the instructions were fairly good the software was not) brought this down a notch to 4 stars.
When this system arrived, my husband who worked as a security and satellite technician volunteered to install for our home so I will split my review in to two parts.
First the installer's(my husband's) thoughts:
Camera casings are solid and weighty which is right for an outdoor camera. Wire ports in the back center of the brackets allow for the wire to be completely inside the camera and casing body which is good for low mounts where a wire could be easily damaged or cut. Wire provided was 'fine' but a little short for one long run to the back door. The DVR casing was sturdy and because of remote viewing is great to hide in rafters or under a cupboard. Daytime video is great, and for a system of this price the IR works surprisingly well.
Now my thoughts:
I really like the remote viewing capability on this system. From work or in my car I can use my android phone to see who is in the driveway, whether my husband is home or not, or what time my Amazon.com delivery came. I also like that if anything is ever out of place outside we can have video to help figure out what happened. It is kind of strange to see my own house at night on security camera footage but so far all we have recorded is a family of deer and countless racoons. Hopefully that is exciting as our security footage will get.
Overall: Solid sturdy hardware, great video recording, low end price.
The Lorex Vantage package is a good option for people who need to be able to monitor several locations or subjects simultaneously without making a major investment or commitment to a security service.
You get four cams that perform solidly if unexceptionally. Lorex overstates the low-light performance of the cameras a bit, but it's serviceable (the user will probably want to experiment a bit to find the 'sweet spot' of low-light performance).
Setup isn't as intuitive as it could have been, due primarily to unclear literature and software that isn't terribly user-friendly. However, once it's up and running, it DOES actually work as advertised. The mobile monitoring is pretty cool, and although the motion detection is hit-or-miss, email notification works as advertised. I've not had to deal with Lorex customer service or technical support, so I can't speak to that aspect of the product.
In my estimation, prospective buyers need to consider two things:
1.) The cameras are NOT wireless, so you WILL need to consider the logistics of running cable from the cameras to the control box
2.) This is not a high-end security system- it's a low-end monitoring system. That means that things like software-side maintenance, etc., are the user's responsibility. Don't set this up, forget about it for six months, then get upset because it didn't automatically retain and catalog all your footage for the previous six months.
Having said all that, it's a reasonably priced monitoring system that, for the most part, works and performs as promised.
My husband and I have been considering a security system for some time and when offered the Lorex Vantage 4-Channel DVR with 4 Cameras, I was very excited.
I left the installation up to my husband. He's a perfectionist with a engineer's mind so he read the instruction manual thoroughly, twice - making sure he understood the precise steps he was to follow. And, yet, still he became frustrated. To put it in his words, "A chimpanzee could have written clearer instructions!" But, in the end, he figured it out and the system was installed about about five hours (give or take).
So next in line was actually using the system. Beginning with daylight hours, the picture was extremely clear and crisp - very high quality. But as dusk turned to dark, the quality of the picture became less quality; not horrible but definitely not as clear as that with sun aiding it. Let me put it this way: daytime pic, you could identify the someone or "something" you're view; nighttime, you'd just know "it" was there.
As to viewing via smartphone... just fine. Picture quality as I described above but app works beautifully with the system.
Lorex is a good system for the price paid but don't expect to get the same quality as you do from higher priced systems. It's still more than good enough to make a person feel secure in knowing what is going on "out there" especially in comparison to having nothing at all.
I decided to use this system to monitor the inside of my home, really a few rooms since you only get 4 cameras in the kit. I am really curious to see what my dog does throughout the day, and to make sure bulgar, etc. don't go in on the walk-out-portion of the basement. I found the set up a little bit harder than DEFENDER SENTINEL 8CH Smart Security System, 500GB DVR and 4 Dome/4 Bullet Cameras with 600TVL, IR Cut Filter and Night Vision, but then this is more inexpensive than that one. The value is in your ability to monitor via tablets/phone/computer. I think for the price, the time required to set up the cameras and the monitoring software is realyl worth it. All-in-all, i find this a decent product for the price.
We're using these to monitor the basement for my brother who is disabled and needs full time care. Now we don't have to constantly check on him as we can monitor him via the computers, tablets, or even iPhones.
Pictures are sharp. And the apps work consistently. We can even leave him alone for a few hours and know we can check in on him remotely.
Location: Orlando, FL
This is quite nice for the price. It is fairly easy to install and get set up. Depending on the design of your home, you might wish there were more cameras. We could have used one more for full coverage but overall it is a good buy.
Location: Huntington Beach, California
You see so many cameras these days and it seems that more and more, as time goes by, more of your life is being watched and even recorded. Cameras, you can't get away from them. We never thought we'd be setting them up at our house. We live in a nice area and have always felt secure. Then we got this security system.
You see other houses with security systems. It's not like it used to be when everybody would think you were either paranoid or hoarding jewels if you have cameras around your house. These days, people don't seem to notice them anymore.
We've not ordinary people though. My husband raises racing homers (fast pigeons for those of you who don't know) and he plays in a band called the Wandering Banshees. Their main gig is in our garage. So he set two of the camera up in there, then put in two umbrella studio lights from Cowboy studios so that they would look TV quality on camera. He already had near professional sound wired from the amps and instruments in the garage into our very elaborate home stereo system. So now I can not only hear the Wandering Banshees, I can watch them too, from two different angles. It's super cool.
The third camera he set up so he could monitor his pigeons and the fourth (we're not completely non security conscious) he set up to monitor the front door, so that we can see who's knocking.
My husband isn't the most techie person on Earth and neither is anybody in the band, but they got this system set up in working in one Sunday. It took them all day, but they did it and it works like a treat. I can see the band clear as a bell and so can the groupies. Okay, we're really wives, but we call ourselves groupies. Having the cameras in the garage allows us to watch them play as we drink Cabernet and talk inside. Like I said, it's super cool.
The pigeons too come in clearly and of course, for the security conscious out there, we can see very clearly who is knock, knock, knocking at our door. This is a very good systems and if you're in the market for a security system that won't break your bank, I highly recommend Lorex.
Location: Highlands, VA
The Lorex package includes the following:
· 4 Ch DVR with 500GB HDD
· Remote Control
· Power Adapter
· Ethernet Cable
· 4 x Cameras
· 4 x Camera Stands
· 4 x 60ft BNC/DC Extension Cables
· 1 x 4 in 1 Camera Power Adaptor
· CD, Quick Start Guide, and Instruction Manual
I installed this (along with my father) at my father's house as I had already installed another system at my own house. The installation took four hours and went fairly easily as I had gained experience in a prior installation (which I'll call Brand X for comparison to this unit).
Observations: The instruction manual wasn't as well written as Brand X but with my experience I managed pretty well. Someone without experience may need some help in the installation process.
The daytime image was almost as clear as the pricier Brand X (I used the same monitor for comparison). I was pretty happy with it. The nighttime image wasn't as defined as Brand X and the range was about 20% lower, but still very good. I could pick out the neighbor's dog across the street pretty well, but lost visibility once I looked down the street.
The images via smart phone were also good, but not great.
Recommendation: There are systems with better cameras and greater range on the market but these systems are more expensive. I felt Lorex had very good performance for a less expensive system and would recommend purchase if your budget is in the $300 or below price range.
Location: Sanatoga, PA
We purchased this product at BJ's It was easy to install. Running the wires was a challange. But setting up for online viewing was somewhat eazy. I would recommend this product. We were quoted $1200 for a security company to install their camera system with the exact same features. I would recommend this to a friend
Location: Boise, Idaho
After testing this system for quite a while, I'm happy to report I'm pleased with it.
I was fortunate enough to have a relative who used to install security monitoring systems, so with his help we were able to get it all installed in a day. There were a few extras we needed:
-- plugs for holes drilled in the soffits,
-- a 100-foot camera cable to place a camera on the far end of the house --- (even though I placed the unit as central as possible within my house, the cameras cables that come in the box are only 50 feet long)
-- a monitor
For a home, you'll also need to decide on a location for the unit. In my 2500 sq ft tri-level home, it was bit tricky to determine where to locate the unit so it didn't get in the way of day-to-day living.
Even though the cameras are rated for outdoor use, I mounted all of mine under the soffits so they would be out of the rain.
What I like:
- The motion detector feature that turns the unit on when motion occurs
- The cables carry both video signal AND power to the cameras
- Good picture clarity, both day and night. Not great, but good.
I've not called Lorex tech support, so I can't comment on that. Nor have I set up the system for Internet use nor used the system to send alerts to my phone, so I can't comment on those features, either. I suppose if I didn't have a relative who was familiar with setting up Lorex systems it would have been a tad confusing as to how to go about setting it all up, and I have no doubt it would have taken me longer than a day.
Not a bad unit if you want a reasonably priced video security system. I think clearer installation instructions might be warranted to accomodate the buyer who has no experience installing this type of equipment.
understand i paid 250 on amazon, so i was happy with the purchase. orginally advertised with montior but it did not come with it. easy to install. still havent hooked up to web.