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2K security system NVR - 8 channel



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8 channel, digital 2K security NVR (web exclusive)


Experience the next generation of premium, do-it-yourself security with the NR8081 network video recorder (NVR). Supporting 2K extreme HD resolution and real-time 30fps (frame per second) per channel recording, your NVR will provide you with clear images and smooth on-screen movement so you never miss those crucial details. The future of home and business security, NVRs from Lorex connect IP cameras using Cat5E ethernet cabling for a simple and flexible installation.





NVR supports up to 8 cameras



Double the resolution of HD 1080p



Maximum Capacity 2 x 6TB hard drives

2K security monitoring

Security footage like you've never seen

Your NR800 Series NVR is capable of recording a 2K pixel resolution (2272 x 1704) on every channel. This will provide you with a new level of detail and clarity when combined with 2K resolution security cameras. The higher resolution will increase the digital zoom function, so you can see further into the distance without drastically reducing image quality. This NVR also supports a wide range of our compatible 1080p digital IP security cameras, alongside 2K security cameras.

Which Cameras Work with the NR800 NVR?

Our NR800 Series network video recorder (NVR) is compatible with many of Lorex by FLIR's HD and 2K security cameras. Click the button below for the complete list:

remotely stay connected to your security system from your mobile with FLIR Cloud app

Remotely stay connected from your mobile with FLIR Cloud™

Say goodbye to IP & router port forwarding issues with FLIR Cloud™ - our innovative hassle-free solution for viewing your security system over the internet. With iOS®, Android™ and PC options, your security system will always be at your fingertips. Simply download the free app, scan the NVR’s QR code, and start viewing the live feed (or recorded playback) of all of your cameras. Customizable features such as push notifications and instant email alerts for motion-triggered events will add another level of security to your property. Without recurring fees, FLIR Cloud™ will always keep you connected to your property no matter where you are in the world.

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easy installation with PoE (Power over Ethernet technology)

Plug-and-play installation via PoE

Simply connect your IP cameras to the NVRs 8 integrated power-over-ethernet (PoE) ports for a truly plug-and-play surveillance experience. Using PoE technology, each camera only requires a single ethernet cable to connect it to the NVR. This all-in-one cable provides both power and video transmission up to 300ft / 91m. The auto-detect function automatically discovers and configures compatible IP cameras on the same local network as the NVR so you will have your system up and running in no time. This NVR can also incorporate a PoE switch. This switch allows you to not only extend and minimize the amount of cabling required, but it also opens the door for additional cameras.

Security grade hard drive for high workloads

Pre-installed security grade hard drive

Weeks (if not months) of recorded security footage can be safely stored on the dependable 1TB security certified hard drive inside of the NR800 Series NVR. Not only is this HDD designed to be in constant use, it can easily continue to record even while you watch recorded footage. Schedule specific time periods or adapt the NVR to record at a lower resolution to extend available hard drive space. You can also maximize storage space by recording only when movement is detected.

Image resolution comparison

2K 4mp Comparison Chart
  2K HDIP HD 1080 Digital IP HD 720 Digital IP HD 1080 Analog BNC HD 720 Analog BNC
Recording 4mp (2272×1704) Full 1080p HD (1920x1080) 720p HD (1280x720) Analog 1080p HD (1920x1080) 720p HD (1280x720)
Platform 2K NVR systems 1080p HD NVR systems 720p HD NVR systems 1080p HD DVR systems 720p HD DVR systems
Video Digital IP / RJ45 connection Digital IP / RJ45 connection Digital IP / RJ45 connection Analog BNC / RG59 connection Analog BNC / RG59 connection
Power PoE (Power over Ethernet) PoE (Power over Ethernet) PoE (Power over Ethernet) Standard DC power Standard DC power
Installation Connect cameras to NVR or to router/LAN Connect cameras to NVR or to router/LAN Connect cameras to NVR or to router/LAN Cameras require wired connection to DVR Cameras require wired connection to DVR
Resolution 2K = 4 megapixels 1080p = 2 megapixels 720p = 1 megapixels 1080p = 2 megapixels 720p = 1 megapixels

NVR Network Video Recorder

Security NVRs will connect to IP cameras using CAT5 network cables and will store pre-compressed video footage from IP cameras.

HD 1080P Resolution 1920 x 1800 pixels

Record and capture all the details, don't miss out anything. Full HD resolution with accurate color reproduction brings your recorded video to life.

24/7 100% Duty cycle hard drive pre-installed

The hard drives are designed to work in a security environment, including simultaneous recording & playback from various streams.

FLIR Cloud Connection and Apps

FLIR Cloud will help simplify and organize your life by keeping track of all your security cameras from anywhere in the world on any iPhone®, iPad® or Android® devices.




8 channel, digital 2K security NVR:

  • 2K recording - double the resolution of HD 1080p
  • Real-time recording at 30fps per channel
  • 8 built-in PoE (Power over Ethernet) ports providing video and power on a single Ethernet cable
  • Automatically detects compatible IP cameras in the network1
  • 24/7 security-grade pre-installed hard drive2
  • H.264 video compression2
  • Expandable high capacity storage
  • Mirror hard drive recording - secure your recordings by backing up footage to an internal hard drive at the same time as recording to the primary hard drive3
  • Pentaplex operation - view, record, playback, backup & remotely control the system simultaneously
  • Simultaneous playback and live view on the same screen4
  • Selectable area digital zoom in live view and playback
  • Dynamic click-and-drag camera channel assignment
  • Flip and mirror camera view settings
  • Convenient front panel button controls
  • Accurate time stamps with NTP & daylight savings time
  • Instant USB backup of live video from selected camera
  • Dual video outputs (HDMI & VGA) to connect multiple monitors
  • HDMI output (HDMI cable included) for simple connection to HD TVs
  • Keep up to date with automatic firmware upgrades5
  • 3-step remote view with FLIR Cloud™6
  • PC and Mac compatible7
  • Free iOS and Android compatible apps with live viewing, playback, video recording, and snap shot7
  • Dedicated iPad app with multi-channel live viewing and playback7
  • Push notifications of motion events
  • Instant email alerts with snap shot attachment
  • Dual streaming to conserve bandwidth
  • Continuous, scheduled and motion recording

Each NR8081 Includes:

1 × NVR
1 × AC power cable
1 × Remote control
1 × USB mouse
1 × Ethernet cable
1 × HDMI cable
Quick start guides

1. Compatible with Lorex 1080p 2MP / 3MP / 4MP PoE HD IP cameras only. For a list of compatible cameras, please visit
2. Recording time may vary based on recording resolution & quality, lighting conditions and movement in the scene.
3. Mirror recording requires a second hard drive (not included) to be installed in the NVR. Mirrored hard drive must be as large or larger than the primary hard drive to backup all recordings. Backup begins from when the mirrored hard drive is installed and configured.
4. Instant playback feature available on one camera at a time during live view (when in quad or multiple live camera viewing mode).
5. Both firmware and software must be updated to latest version to ensure remote connectivity. Firmware updates are pushed to the NVR automatically over the Internet (available at Always update to the latest software after upgrading the NVR firmware.
6. Requires a high speed internet connection and a router (not included). A minimum upload speed of 2Mbps is required for the best video performance. Up to 2 devices may connect to the system at the same time.
7. For the latest list of supported apps and devices, please visit

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1 out of 19


Location: Winnipeg

We bought this NVR for our Winnipeg branch. It was our forth one. This system was very easy to set up and we did it ourselves. The only thing you need to consider is the cat5e cable. We made our our cables (over 100 ft) and shipped them to the branch to install. If you do not know how to make cat5 cable, just goto you local mom pal computer store. One thing we are worrying about is the temperature. Our Lorex PTZ cam says works -10 c but our branch is in Winnipeg and sometimes it gets down to -40 c. we are not sure how it can stand against the temp. I guess we will find out.

2 out of 19


Location: Michigan

This was a necessary yet expensive purchase. First time purchase of security monitoring equipment for me. Bottom line was yes, i would recommend this product and company to others. It was received in a timely fashion, it was packed very well, it was easy to understand instructions and i had to call tech support for software assist, issue was mine not the software, and tech support was very professional, courteous and prompt in resolving my issue. I will buy from this company again.

3 out of 19


Location: Ontario

Great product. Ease of ordering and delivered within a week. Camera quality is excellent. Tech support was readily available and knowledgeable.
One issue I have when viewing on TV screen with having 6 cameras I can only pick from menu bar to view individually, 4 or 9 cameras. Would be better view if could be adaptive to number of cameras.

4 out of 19


Location: iowa

upgraded from edge3 dvr, this one is a lot quieter then the edge 3, can still here a fan running to keep it cool, but not a loud annoying sound like my last one.
the picture is much better, can see every blade of grass in the yard. the app to view your cameras on your phone is quite easy to setup and use. Took 2 weeks before they shipped it out of there warehouse though, i was very disappointed in the amount of handling time! so if you buy one expect it to take at least 2 1/2 weeks to reach your home!

5 out of 19


Location: Nanaimo BC Canada

The UI is easy to understand. I like to use Internet Explorer to connect to the NVR because I am not at the NVR all the time. I do not like the PC client version (FLIR CLOUD) program. If you use more than one camera, you need to change the hard drive from 1 TB to something bigger. I am using one cam and recording motion, the hard drive seems to only hold 30 days. I might have done some setting wrong.

6 out of 19


Location: NYC

Very good NVR. Lots of features. Fair cloud works well but with a lag.

7 out of 19


Location: ct.

Fan very loud not to user friendly only works with lorex products

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8 out of 19


Location: Schererville, Indiana

We have a 16 channel system in our business and we decided to add a few extra camera so we were forced to either by one larger system or separate out systems into internal and external systems. We chose the separate systems route and ordered a new 8 channel DVR. Loren was great in working with us to get the price savings aligned with our original order. The products work great and we have no complaints about our cameras or this 8 channel NVR. Having two NVRs on my app is seamless to switch back and forth on for remote viewing...they did a great job with their product line. People say Lorex is not top of the line security equipment, but I say just because you don't have to pay over $5,000 for a security system doesn't mean it isn't top of the line for what I need. Thanks Lorex, love both the systems we bought from you.

9 out of 19


Location: alden ny

have had some problems....3 of the 8 cameras i bought have went black.....but the techs have been very good to send me new cameras and UPS stickers to send the cameras that were not working back.....dan

10 out of 19


Location: Cleveland, OH

So far this is great NVR & IP camera system. The image quality is far better than I expected and the NVR was easy to setup on smartphones/tablets. The only suggestion I have is to simplify the setup process for PC/Mac remote viewing.

11 out of 19


Location: Louisiana

I really like the cameras, NVR and software. The app for the iPhone is really unreliable. It fails to connect more often than it connects. I'm an IT guy. I know 100% that the problem is not with my Internet connection or network. The BIG problem I'm having is this - I had a camera quit working properly. No problem. It's electronics and electronics sometimes fails no matter how new. I contacted support. They concluded that the camera is bad and will need to be replaced. Two days later, I added a ticket note asking if the replacement camera shipped. I received no response. I added 4 additional notes over the next several days trying to get a status update. I can see my notes in the ticket so I know they can too. Never received a response. I called customer service to learn that the camera had not yet shipped. This was about 2 1/2 weeks after the replacement was approved. They told me they would expedite the process. A few more days goes by and I call again. We're now at 3 full weeks after replacement was approved. The replacement still has not shipped. I was told to expect the camera in 5 - 7 business days. I explained how long I had been waiting and asked if they could ship the replacement with Next Business Day shipping. The rep told me they would add my request to the ticket. We shall see. If I could rate the product separately from customer support, I'd give the product 4 stars and customer support 0.

Our sincere apologies for the delay with your replacement. It is being shipped asap.

12 out of 19


Location: New York

Nice camera system. Good quality images day and night.
Tech service was excellent. Had issues with internet and iphone connections during set-up that were corrected promptly.

13 out of 19


Location: Oakville Ontario

Easy to setup for novice users, but extremely customizable for the advanced users. This unit has alarm inputs and outputs so you can have a pretty much full blown security system and camera system in one! This is the 4th one I've setup, and I keep coming back for more. Look around on the site for the best bundle - buying this unit with cameras is less expensive than doing it separately. Enjoy!

14 out of 19


Location: Alabama

This product is great. Once it is setup, you're good to go. But if you have to call tech support, be ready to wait or just not get thru to anybody. I've called multiple times and couldn't get thru to anybody after several hours. I would have gave it a better rating if the tech support was helpful.

15 out of 19


Location: Fremont

I bought online with good discount. The system is commissioned. Features are working... and you need to play with it on how to use it.
Systems is stable has not noticed any crash. Look good from last few weeks.

16 out of 19


Location: Peoria AZ

I upgraded from a LNR280 because I wanted the new features available on the NR8081 and the Alarm in/out ports on the back for better motion sensing.

The biggest problem I had was motion sensing on the LNR280. I was receiving so many false alarms my email count was in the thousands, I just had to turn it off! T

he NR8081 Has MAJOR improvements on on sensitivity and threshold adjustments. I thought I was going to have to use a PIR sensor and connect it to the Alarm in ports on the back (Which is A NICE FEATURE! that was not in the LNR280) - but I did not need to. I found a good setting.

The Cameras on this unit handle night vision better, don't expect color night vision unless there is ample lighting, it will still switch to Black and White mode if not.

I added a second 3TB hard drive to this unit for longer recordings. It was so simple to do, any novice can do it with the provided instructions.

I am going to give this new unit 5 stars!

17 out of 19


Location: Tyler

Good clarity and night Vision. Prefer a wider view.

18 out of 19


Location: Florida

Great camera picture quality with easy installation. Unfortunately, the software is very "clunky". Connection over the internet is not self explanatory and will require more than one call to tech support. The FLIR Cloud Client software is finicky and wasn't available for this model at the time of purchase in 11/15. Had to call to obtain the software for another model. Connecting expandable storage is limited to a USB thumb drive on this model as the NVR will not connect directly to an external hard drive.

19 out of 19


Location: Virginia

Good system so far. Easy setup. My only issues with it is the noisy fan. It never stops even when the air is cool. Ominous out the back.



4-Channel High Power PoE Switch


8-Channel PoE Switch


English security decal


24" security surveillance monitor


Security surveillance microphone


300FT Cat5e Extension Cable


200FT Cat5e Extension Cable



100FT Cat5e Extension Cable


HD IP camera with color night vision


HD IP camera with color night vision


3 Terabyte Surveillance Hard Drive



2 Terabyte Surveillance Hard Drive










60FT Cat5e Extension Cable


100FT Cat5e Extension Cable


200FT Cat5e Extension Cable


300FT Cat5e Extension Cable


HD IP camera with color night vision


HD IP camera with color night vision




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