The LH314321C4F EDGE DVR brings security to you because it lets you connect from anywhere in the world, on any device. Connect the included security cameras for simultaneous viewing, recording, playing, and backup. Now Mac users can take advantage of live, streaming surveillance video from multiple channels at the same time! Keeping an eye on your home, your kids, or even your pets has never been this easy, or this convenient.
Model no.: LH314321C4F
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).
DVI to HDMI converter cable required. (not included).
† Instant Mobile Viewing on iPad™, iPhone™ and other compatible Smart phones: BlackBerry (9000 & above), Android (version 1.5 & above) and Window Mobile (6.0 & above). Selectable one channel live viewing. Mobile phone data plan is required (not included). Router port forwarding required. For the latest smart phone compatibility list check www.lorextechnology.com
†† Easily mounts to the back of an LCD monitor with VESA standard mounting holes and an independent stand (monitor not included). Requires clear access to the 100 x100 mm VESA mounting holes.
** IR illumination range under ideal conditions. Objects at or beyond this range may be partially or completely obscured, depending on the camera application. Range and clarity vary depending on object reflection.
*** Not recommended for submersion in water. Installation under shelter is recommended.
Always use discretion when installing video and/or audio surveillance equipment especially when there is perceived privacy. Inquire regarding federal, state and/or local regulations applicable to the lawful installation of video and or audio recording or surveillance. Party consent may be required.
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For an entry level system, this is very nice. Remote view setup may cause those unfamiliar with things like port forwarding or active x to stumble a little, but Lorex can help. This unit is superior to my other entry level Zmodo in every way. The cameras are sharper, better at night than the Zmodo, even though the Zmodo advertises greater ir distance. Completely satisfied with this system for the price. I'm hoping to upgrade to a hd system soon, and it'll be a Lorex after my experience with this unit.
Location: Waterbury, CT
I purchased this product about 6 months ago and I'm just getting around to opening the package to install it. I went to power up the system and found that the DVR box was completely dead. I then called technical support and they issued me a RMA number. I then was told to call the service department and they advised me to ship them the product back to them and they will repair it because it still is within the 1 year warranty. So it is hard for me to rate this product accurately due to the product not working out of the box, but the customer service was very helpful on advising me on how to get this issue resolved.
Installed it in my restaurant. Good affordable system
Can't beat it for the price. Not the easiest to configure for mobile viewing but doable if you stick with it. Otherwise eash to set up. Good system and would recommend to anyone on a budget.
Location: Atlanta, GA
Great security camera system. Easy to install and great to have free viewing over the internet from my iPhone. Would be a challenge to setup port forward and DDNS required for Internet viewing for someone that isn't PC knowledgable. Highly recommend.
Location: Las Vegas
This is the third Lorex system I have purchased. Each system requires intensive research to install. The Quick Setup Guide for the LH314 was ok until it got to the point where you try to use the DVR Netviewer...
Location: Atco, NJ 08004
Buyer beware / I had purchased a new Smart phone, by Samsung model Galaxy S4, and I can not View past recordings remotely from my Lorex 314 edge system. Lorex is aware of this problem, and it has been several months without a fix. If anyone has a late model version 2.2 or later Droide phone you will not be able to view any video recording history from your phone.
Location: new york
good product, worth the money you spend.
Location: kansas city, mo.
i installed this in my house and was very pleased with the ease of installation, and the clarity of cameras. so i decided to install the same set up in my parents home. i would recommend this system to anyone.
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
I live in a 2,000 sq ft home next to a private park. We also live near enough to a freeway that when the police are chasing someone, they tend to end up in our area after getting off the freeway. Our park is frequently being tagged by poser gangsters from our neighborhood. So I was excited to receive this four-camera set and see if I could lend some help to our homeowner's association. That's the context.
The reviews this product has thus far received have been excellent and spot-on. So I won't repeat their findings. But I will add to it. First, seriously consider if you are going to install this yourself or hire someone to do it for you. I decided to do it myself. Because I made that decision, I made a serious time commitment. Because of where I needed to place the four cameras, I was in for a lot of work. Little did I realize just how much work it would be. As previous reviewers have stated, this kit comes with four 60ft spools of wiring. I've found this isn't nearly enough to cover all four sides of my home. Running wire to these areas is quite the chore. Longer wire can be purchased from the Lorex website but you'll pay $70 for a 100ft roll and $130 for a 250ft roll. That's way too expensive for wire. So, I went online and found a spool of wire that I could splice into the middle. I bought a 1,000ft roll for only $40, free shipping. It worked great. You just need to know how to properly splice wire which isn't that hard. If you plan on reaching the four corners of your house, you'll be spending a lot of time in your attic, under your home, and on tall ladders drilling holes through your siding. Just be prepared for that. And think things through.
Second, having internet access to your cameras requires more Geek know how than my brain contains. If you're challenged in that way, be prepared to either hire a Geek, or bribe someone you know with dinner in exchange for a set up. I have not gotten to this point yet because the person I know is very, very busy. Once their schedule clears I'll be making tri-tip.
Third, the scenario I did not think about when I installed it is this. What if someone breaks into my house? A smart thief will think to find the DVR and take that. Since I have it connected to our big screen TV, I'm hoping they take the TV and leave the evidence. Otherwise, what I would have to do is purchase a computer monitor, hide it along with the DVR, and hope the thief does not track it down. I'd also have to rewire everything. At this point, I'm counting on the continued stupidity of criminals. I wish I would have thought about that before I went to all that work installing it where it is.
All in all it's a great product. You just need to really think things through before setting it up. I hope these extra hints are useful to you.
The Lorex Edge LH314321C4 is a nicely packaged system with four cameras and a DVR with a 320GB HDD which fulfills the general needs of a home-based video security system. Based on a Linux OS with a USB connector and removable standard SATA HDD, the possibility of a homebrew system is there should anyone be daring enough to try. Out of the box, the LH314321C4 comes with 60ft of cable per camera and a 10ft network cable which connects to the DVR. All units must feed back into the main system - since this DVR unit has no built in power surge or power backup options, installing it into a UPS or other backup power supply is highly recommended - at the very least, a surge protector. The biggest "oops" in this package is the lack of a VGA cable (or option to connect via a standard S-Video or HDMI). If you actually want to be able to configure and view your DVR, you must supply a monitor with a VGA input (ie: a computer monitor or a TV with VGA out). You are reading this correctly: out of the box, you have zero way to monitor and configure this system. You must supply your own monitor and/or monitor cable. Once you get past that hurdle (I had a spare VGA cable lying around from an old KVM set up and therefore hooked up this device to my TV), the initial set up and configuration is relatively simple. The difficulty of the placement of the cameras will of course vary home-by-home, but the 60' radius should be enough for most installations. Also, once this system is actually configured, you probably do not need to have a monitor hooked up to the DVR full time, which is where the remote monitoring option comes into play. The LH314321C4 has the ability to set up a remote monitoring option which allows your system to connect directly to your local network and by using the Lorex DDNS service, from anywhere with internet connectivity. By using this method, you could hypothetically set up your own secured hosted service (where you would control the security option instead of relying on Lorex as your provider). If you are OK with the somewhat creepy option of having a live video feed into your house on the internet (secured or not), this is a neat feature to allow you to monitor your home while on vacation - or bored at work. By default, there are no audio monitoring options, so if you want sound pick up, you will have to purchase separate components. The device also has an option to plug into an existing home security system by way of a DSub9 connector - since I do not have any sensors with this functionality, I was unable to test. You also have the ability to backup the recorded video onto a PC via their web browser based application. The DVR functionality was pretty standard - by default the cameras are set up to automatically record video from the cameras. You have the options of changing this to Motion, Alarm or Video Loss (video captured before the camera lost functionality). The included cameras aren't bad - directly from the box mine had quite a bit of red-bleed, but after fidgeting with the hue and saturation a little bit, it was much better. The black and white night vision was actually pretty impressive and seemed a bit crisper than the color daytime version of the video. These are not high-def cameras by any means, and the sample photos on the box are very misleading. These are slightly better than the standard webcam camera, and since the encoding is highly compressed, there's a bit of detail lost. However if you have the misfortune of being robbed, you will still probably have enough facial detail to identify the bad guy. All-in-all this is a pretty standard system as far as the components are concerned, however the additional functionality added by the remote viewing and backup abilities pushes it past the "average" benchmark. And while the browser based application is rather clunky and cumbersome, it does work (hopefully Lorex will make sure to keep their firmware and software upgrades timely). In my mind, this system lost the five-star mark due to the rather thoughtless lack of a VGA cable and zero sound support. The lack of expansion options (ie: adding additional wired or wireless cameras beyond the initial four) also hurt. Still, for a good ninety percent of the homes out there looking for a DVR-based video security system, this is a good product.