Enjoy the simple installation of a wireless security system, with this exclusive security solution from Lorex. This home security monitoring system with six wireless cameras is designed to exceed your expectations and will provide you with excellent video quality, day and night. The wireless security cameras quickly connect to the Lorex cutting edge DV700 digital video recorder (DVR) without the need to run video cables, resulting in a simple and clean security installation.
If the signal strength drops (or if a camera disconnects) Lorex’s SignalGuard technology will automatically reset, and work to maintain a strong video feed. Conflicts with competing wireless signals are minimized thanks to the LW2287B’s next generation adaptive Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) interference reduction technology.
The LW166 by Lorex is designed to work seamlessly with FLIR Cloud™, our innovative solution for managing and viewing your security system over the internet. Connect your DVR to FLIR Cloud™ and easily view your entire system, from virtually anywhere in the world. Simply download our free apps to your smartphone, tablet or computer, scan the QR code on your DVR, and start viewing the live feed from your Lorex security cameras.
Listen-in recording allows you to expand your security coverage beyond the field of view (FOV) of your security camera. Using the audio channel on the DV700 DVR enables you to monitor audio from one of your LW2287B wireless cameras. This can assist in detecting and interpreting events, even when they occur off-screen.
The LW2287B’s long range night vision helps you experience clear and fluid footage around-the-clock. Delivering up to a 140 feet of night vision range, these security cameras will never leave you in the dark.
Engineered with an IP66 weatherproof rating, the LW166’s six wireless security cameras are well equipped for installation indoor and outdoor (or both). They feature high gain antennas that extend the outdoor wireless range. This means that your security cameras can be placed up to 500ft (152m) away from their receivers. Feel truly confident knowing that your security cameras are safe outdoors. Our vandal resistant housing helps your cameras repel attacks, while the cable pass-through mounting bracket protects the cables from being tampered with.
The 3TB security certified hard drive within the DV700 HD DVR from Lorex will provide you with weeks or even months of reliable footage. Customize the recording settings to fit your needs. Record at a lower resolution or utilize the scheduled and motion recording features to extend your record time.
The hard drives are designed to work in a security environment, including simultaneous recording & playback from various streams.
Secured video feed, so no unwanted viewers can hack into the network.
Camera performs both in outdoor and indoor applications.
Disclaimers wireless camera:
1. Based on line of sight. Actual range will vary depending on obstructions.
2. Stated IR illumination ranges are based on ideal conditions in total darkness and typical outdoor night time ambient lighting. Actual range and image clarity depends on installation location, viewing area and light reflection / absorption.
3. Camera and receiver require a wired connection to an electrical outlet (power adaptors included).
4. Not intended for submersion in water. Installation in a sheltered area required.
5. Wireless cameras automatically reconnect with the receiver upon detecting low signal strength to optimize the wireless connection. Maximum wireless transmission range of 160ft (50m) indoors / 500ft (152m) outdoors. Actual range dependent upon building materials and other obstructions in the path of the wireless signal.
* Using multiple receivers in close proximity to each other may cause a slowdown in frame rate performance.
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Location: New Hampshire
There was a mixup and I had to wait 2 months for the arrival of the system. It is very simple to setup and get it going. I have had no issues with it so far. Until spring when I can get power run to where I want to mount the cameras outside I have some of the cameras mounted in temp locations. My only wish is that wireless camera would focus in (Zoom). They will digitally zoom.
I'm happy with the product so far.
Location: Albuquerque NM
The system came complete with everything needed to be up and running quickly. The only problem we encountered was trying to connect remotely and the problem was more with the Apple router. Once we changed out the router we had no problems and the system has been working well. Great solution if you can drill holes to run wires.
Location: Denver, CO
Very easy setup. I did not expect it to be so easy. High quality product would recommend highly.
Very easy to install. Images are clear. Motion detection is a little sensitive--still working on setting. Still have three cameras to install but so far so good. Lorex really ought to provide hard copy owners manual, however tech support is pretty good. Forget leaving your name and number and expecting a call back from customer service.
Very easy to install. The audio portion is a plus.
Location: Commerce, MI
Set up was fairly easy but had to wire in outlets for a couple of cameras. As I plugged in the devices everything quickly came on line. I had to order a couple of range extenders for the guest house but have not had an opportunity to install these yet.
Had no problem with set up and tech support is good. Wish I had ordered range extenders with original purchase. Delivery is very slow
Location: Torrance, CA
I had a problem with the DVR but the tech support person (Jordan B.) was very helpful and courteous. I received a replacement in about a week.
Location: Raleigh, NC
This was n easy to set up solution, and the WiFi worked as I thought.
after I post first review for my purchased, Lorex jenny give me quick response for my issue,and she is very nice and very patient to solve my problem. great company and great employee.
Location: MA USA
Initially I had given this product two stars dues to my own inability to set it to sent notifications. I am revising that review for I was able to get support to put the required setting and now I am receiving the notification. The customer service is great. It seems Lorex has turned greatly worked on its customer service to match the outstanding products they have.
What I love about this system
The night vision is great
The wireless component enable me to put the cameras where I want without running wires
The system is easy to set up
It delivers clear pictures and videos
The secure online transmission the eliminates privacy concerns
It is very responsive and reliable
The only reason I did not give it five stars is I wish it was easier to input using its remote. It is cumbersome to key in information using the remote. The other reason it that the DVR is not the most quiet DVR. Otherwise it is a great system and I would recommend to anyone that needs a reliable security system for home or business.
Location: Nor'eastern PA
Once you have it up and running, it's a great system, but getting there is a battle. The "Quick Start" guide is anything but, leaving out crucial elements that would make the setup painless. Only after downloading the full manual did things go smoother. C'mon guys, ya gotta put the manual in the box!
Location: Haymaker, Va
I love this system. It's very easy to install and to configure. Within minutes of starting my installation, my system was operating.
I would love to see one improvement. That would be to allow the DVR to communicate with my wifi without connecting to my router via cat 5 cable. This would allow for a better hiding space of the DVR out of view of unwanted guess
Location: Ontario, Canada
wow! This systems is better than I expected and was very easy to set up. Really like the night vision. I would certainly recommend this wireless system
Wireless cameras work well. Much better than I expected.
so far this system is ok. not great yet. kind of hard for me to figure out the programing so far. the cameras dont get a very good signal and the farthest one away is only about 30 feet. i had another older lorex 4 camera wireless system with a small monitor with the cameras in the same locations that had excellent signals. the cameras have great night vision but so far are not much better in the daylight than my older system. hopefully this system gets better as i learn the system better
Thank you for your feedback. Our technical support team was happy to assist you with setting up your system to get the best results possible. If you require further assistance, please don't hesitate to call us back at 1-877-755-6739.
Location: South Florida
After researching on YouTube and in the local stores and online, I found the Lorex Wireless 4 camera unit to be reliable and easy to setup and use, this unit is priced right.
Very effective. I like the Iphone App for this product. However, the cameras that came in the SamsClub bundle, LX445W does NOT have audio capability. It can be a bit mis-leading because most of the paperwork states that the cameras do.
I highly recommend the two or four Wireless units.
Location: Edmonton Canada
Great Product! I highly recommend this! Very easy setup, and it works on my Android phone so I can see my home at all times! I love how it will record only the sections you have selected on the screen and you can set the sensitivity. Their Customer Service is excellent. They really take the time to explain and help you with anything. Can't go wrong buying this product, sure beats the dumb alarm companies that charge you for nothing.
Purchased this system and was very happy with the easy setup. Viewing with my iPhone was also very easy to set up. I ordered a 19 inch monitor along with the system and it sits on top of the DVR and does not take up much room. I would definitely recommend this system to a friend.
Location: West Kootenays
easy setup - sync the cameras and then set them up and checked them on the ipad before mounting them to make sure the range was good -- tech support are good also
Location: clawson mi.
product arrived when promised. impressed with quality of cameras, have not received dvr as of yet. being shipped seperatly. cant wait to finish installation. the peace of mind that this system will bring is worth the value to me. I will review this product again after installation and testing are complete.
Great to hear that your DVR has arrived. We hope your system is now up and running well, if you require assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-888-425-6739.
Location: Las Vegas
Great product! Easiest set up ever. Great reception from cameras to receivers. Planing on buying extra ones. I would recommend it.
Excellent DVR and cameras. I would highly recommend this package to anyone looking for a robust wireless camera security solution.
Ordered the product because of the good reviews. We found the system easy to setup, it provides good pictures. We are still trying to find the best place to locate the system for the best coverage of our property and may need to add the extender to reach the back of our lot. Great product!
Location: Rochester, NY
Amazed at how easy it was to set up the system, Great pictures. Excellent night vision. Did not know that I had a family of rabbits in my backyard but the first night revealed at least 6 critters. It was fun watching a thunderstorm via the cameras.
Glad I made the purchase.
I received the product in a timely manner but the packet with the remote and the mouse was missing. The customer service support was excellent and the customer service representative made sure that I received the missing items in a timely manner. Other than that it was easy to install and now I have peace of mind when I travel.
own a bar ... BEST $$$ TO SPENT! added PTZ and a few OUTDOOR for parking lot. I SEE EVERYTHING WHEN I'M NOT THERE!!!! no more GETTING RIPPED OFF!!!!! EXCELLENT!!!! can't imagine NOT HAVING THIS!!! gives me power and more importantly peace of mind!
I took ONE STAR OFF DUE TO getting it on P/C IS NOT AS EASY AS THEY SAY
Location: New Jersey
Great Product, very easy to use and install.
compared to my last system I had, this system is stand up. set up was easy, online connections are great. one drawback, this system should run on 5Ghz instead of 2.4. tech support is also excellent.
YP you are right. If it used 5Ghz I would have to rate it a 10
Location: Los Altos, CA
The product is very easy to install. The wireless camera uses 2.4GHz. It would be nicer to have a selection of 5.0GHz to avoid the conflict with the router.
I bought three of these system with extended entina, I like the clarity of the cameras and the range they provide. I had a issue with dvr setting and the service has been very helpful and professional.
This is a great product, It was easy to install and set up. Everything works as advertised by Lorex. I down loaded the phone app and it is great too. I rate this product 5 out of 5.
Location: Nort Carolina
I got this system at Sams club for 399.00.. At first I had trouble getting the remote and mouse to work so I called LOREX and it was an instant fix... A very good system i'd say
Location: La Verne, CA
Hardware and account setup was simple. Getting the sysytem set up to view live video over the internet to my phone was not. Fortunately the tech support was superb. After a 12 minute wait the tech rep gained remote access to both my computer and router to configure both. After 10 minutes, he (Christopher) got everything working right. I was pretty frustrated with the system until the tech help.
Wireless camera range is good--signals from cameras in garage need to go through 2 cinderblock and 1 drywall wall, but they work fine. Night vision resolution inside the garage is good, camera facing entrance walkway is fair.
Overall, I would (and probably will) buy additional Lorex products, likely hi-def cameras.
The customer service at Lorex has been really nice and helpful, unfortunately our DVR had an issue, but the customer service responded so quick and we have it resolved.
Pretty easy to install all the system and easy to use.
I purchased this system about one year ago, just before I went on vacation to Asia for 5 weeks. Well.....I was burglarized. The crooks walked around my house and then removed my electric meter before entering. Too Late for them! I already had a video of them on my 2 camera system. That 4 second clip of them checking out my back door was enough for the police to identify them and put them in jail. A life of crime is stupid, but better to be prepared as this Lorex system did for me.
Easy Setup fairly intuitive wireless range needs a boost though. I'm less than 50ft from any camera and the signal is lower than expected. Adding better antennas helps.
I like the clarity of the cameras and the range they provide. I had a issue with one camera and the service has been very helpful and professional.
Love the cameras ease of installation,install cameras under the eves of the roof.screwes on cameres are in the way when I try to level all cameras. Need HI-Def wireless cameras.
Location: LA, Calif
I had the system installed, not a handyman. The 6 camera wireless system works fine. Only negative was 2 cameras give a picture which is slanted, not vertically straight up and down. Otherwise, the pictures are great!!
Location: BC Canada
I set this up for my father so he and I can keep an eye on his place. The product seems good and the cameras were easy to set up with good quality vision. The documentation needs work and I still can't get Motion Detection recording to work - only Continuous.
Location: Portage IN
I absolutely love the ability to watch from anywhere. I had my wireless system installed with six
cameras so I can see everything at anytime. I also love the ability to go back in time to reveiw.
Location: San Pedro Ca
I am very please with the ease of installation! Followed all instructions and everything operating Most Excellent!!
Location: Las Vegas nv
I bought this to replace a set of cameras my wife bought without consulting me because they were cheap. But not really because I never got them to record a thing. On the other hand, with this product I had to go to the great length of plugging everything in to make it all work. After I set up my account and warranty I have been watching my carport from 200 miles away, which is a pleasure, and a good thing as I'd left the gate open. I got someone to close it. Thanks, Lorex, for a useful and easy to use product!
Wireless cameras made the installation a breeze (as power was already available). Range has been a bit of a challenge, but we've been able to tweak the receiver location and make it work. I was a little taken back by the fact that the Quick Start Guide for the LW2232 cameras (http://www.lorextechnology.com/downloads/wireless-security-cameras/LW2232/LW2232_QSG_EN_R3.pdf) states: "t is not recommended to install more than 4 digital wireless security cameras (2 receivers) in the same environment to maintain optimal video frame rate performance." And they sold me 6 digital wireless camera with 3 receivers as a kit! Regardless, the units work well. The software in the DVR could use some usability improvements, like an option to change the administrator login timeout, and maybe the ability to attach a USB keyboard to make initial setup easier.
But in general, we're satisfied with the system. It's doing what we bought it to do!
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Up and running for 2 months. Transmitter and receiver signals not as strong as expected. Going through 2 walls and 40 feet apart and signal drops offs down to a bar or less. Cameras still operate but will get the out of range warnings once in a while for a few seconds.
Had it operating in cold weather -20 Deg C and they seem to work good in the cold.
All in all good product, clear picture.
Location: edmonton alberta canada
love this system easy to use going to buy two more cameras
Easy set up!
I purchased LH160 ECO 6 Series in Jan 2015. The system installation went very well and system is working fine. Connecting to network was fairly straight forward, although documented procedure was a little confusion.
Downside: Customer support is poor. Tried for a week to contact support through emails, website, and telephone with no response. However, when I finally reached a technician on the phone I received very good assistance.
Location: Early Texas
This si a good product! I would recommend it to anyone.
Location: Sturgeon County Alberta Canada
So far the system work, I had to go back a 7 days for the date and 4 hours for the time to get it set right. I don't know why that is. I'll give the techs. a call, I only installed 4 cameras. Will install the other 2 in the spring.Works OK so far the cameras don't have a very good aiming system compared to my old system, but the price was not bad I would add a PTZ camera and dome camera and maybe a couple of hard wired cameras plus some extension cables. other wise it seems to be not a bad system, only time will tell.
Location: upstate ny
everything it should be and more
I bought this LW48LH-4PK security system at the end of November 2014. I received it quickly, installed the dvr and all 6 wireless camera's. Compared to some other wireless camera security systems, this system is leaps and bounds ahead. Setting this systems up consists of plugging in the dvr to power/internet, then mounting/plugging in each camera. After hooking up all 3 receivers, each camera immediately connected the second I plugged it in. There are MANY people complaining about the mobile viewing app, I have not had any issues with it. I open up the app, wait about 5 seconds for it to connect to my dvr, and am instantly viewing all of my camera's. As for those who gave poor reviews because the dvr's FAN is too loud...c'mon REALLY? The FAN is too loud? Where do these people come up with this stuff?? Probably the same people who give tires bad reviews because of the excessive road noise... BOTTOM LINE, if you are looking for an affordable, simple to use, and upgradeable security camera system then buy this system...
Being on a private road this system works great to see who is on this road. It even covers my entry door. It was a system that was very easy to install.
I have two Lw2110 - great camera for the money - they do all I need - generally a clear picture - and the support is excellent.
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
This thing was super easy to install and the cameras synced up as soon as I plugged them in. The motion detection does take some tweaking, and if you live in winter weather area be prepared for lots of notifications in snowstorms. I already have a few friends looking at it and wanting my help to install the same system. Love that I can expand with a wider variety of camera options as I get more familiar with the system. The setup/configuration instructions were a bit generic, but eventually through trial/error and just exploring the GUI I was able to get it all working. Really love the live and remote playback capabilities over my android phone. This feature was next to impossible with another brand system I initially tried for indoor security. Overall, I am happy with this, especially at the price and hoping I can get the motion alerts tweaked in time for summer as I bought this primarily for a little peace of mind while we are away at our houseboat on the river.
Very easy to install. I love the fact that it is way cheaper than paying the monthly charges.
I would rate 0 If I can!!!
The system is flawless. Loved the easy setup!
They sent me a wrong system which is still ok but to make them aware of the issue I have been calling everyday! and no response still!!!
Company is UN-responsive, Called several times and left numbers with automatic call back system, no calls back! I am currently on hold from 35 minutes and still no one to get a hold on.
Location: Lubbock, TX USA
I love this system. Very easy to install and immediatley you can start seeing your sites in perfect image. Hope to add to the system in the near future.
Location: nyc, ny
like system but i am annoyed that there is no printed instruction booklet included with the system. please let me know where i can get a printed booklet. thanks
Location: Pueblo, CO
These cameras were very easy to install with good instructions. They work well with our situation. Our parking area needed cameras on the light poles with the furthest distance being 180 feet from the receiver. They work great.
Location: Tampa FL
I am still amazed at the quality of this product for everything I got and the price!! Easy to install and set up and great instructions. My office is 5000 sq ft and I put up 6 wireless and 2 domed cameras and they all work as prescribed.
The equipment was delivered in record time and a temporary installation completed in no time.
Resolution in daylight is excellent but distance significantly reduced at night. Nonetheless facial recognition is possible at about 30 feet.
The dvr is 'extremely' noisey due to a fan that runs continuously and at high noise level. This is a possible cause to return the product.
Set up is still not complete as yet but, experimenting in setting up to record upon motion detection has been unsuccessful todate and will require a call to the service centre to activate.
Location: Coulterville, Calif.
I Bought the Lorex Model NO: ACCANTD9 directions antennas for my VANTAGE LW2231
to get around trees and over obstacle's,
as a result of using the directional antenna's, with the 20 foot cord I get a solid signal from each of my eight cameras. some of which 0ver 400 feet distance,
Thank you for a fine product.
I have been very pleased with the system's images and options.
The wirelss cameras work well yet coudl definatey use longer power cables.
The DVR needed to be replaced due to excessive noise.
Outside of these, the system is doing all we expected it to do.
I am not really happy with the product and I don't see my product in the list.
Location: Kingwood, Texas
I am very please with the product. I had a problem with network connectivity, but it was addressed exceptionally well by the Support Folk.
Location: San Diego CA
I connected the system around and inside my house. The set up was flawless. The only thing I did to simplify the set up is buy extension power cables so I do not have to install a new out and I could use my existing outlets. I it working great so and I love ithis system. Thank you Lorez
Location: DeSoto, Texas
I am being sued by a roofer that is also a member of my church. My insurance company is only paying for part of the hail damage to my roof. He got upset when I didn't sign over the check to him to do the work and he claimed I canceled the contract. Thank goodness the camera's have him coming to my home and getting in an argument with my wife. I have the date and time from multiple angles. The judge was able to clearly see everything and dismissed the case. I am very pleased with the ease of operation and functionality of the DVR and the LW2110 camera's.
Location: Los Angeles
Really great product. Super easy to set up - worked perfectly right out of the box. Excellent picture quality and loads of features and settings so that you can configure it any way you like. Internet access is very simple - nothing to setup; it's just there and ready to go. An excellent value for the money and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quality system at a reasonable price.
Location: Elgin Texas USA
We are very pleased with the security camera. We have caught on camera a man and woman stealing our gas cans - they are in jail for burglary now. We have caught on camera a man also stealing our gas cans - he is also in jail for burglary now. The county deputy says that this product is much better than most security cameras located in local stores.
Purchased this product from box store and had temporary set up in short time. Video quality and smart phone interface very good. Overall, very pleased with the features for the price and would definitely recommend this camera system.
We bought the wireless DVR security system after a break-in. Being able to receive alerts and monitor our property when away has brought us a lot of peace! Thus system is easy to setup and configure. We have even added an additional camera. Couldn't be happier!
Location: Neches River
Nice system. Easy set up. I may use a similar system in our new office.
Location: Hsv. Alabama
Extremely easy to setup the DVR. Would recommend purchasing LED monitor for in home viewing. App for remote monitoring on laptop or smart phone works well.Camera IR works well in little to no light. With wireless cameras, I wish I could find power cable extenders without the additional video cable also attached. I plan to purchase an additional two cameras.
From the time of arrival to install it was easy.
System was easy to setup and install. I have dvr hooked to modem and I have only been using my smart phone. The app is great and product seems to be holding up well.
I installed the system last month and I am very pleased with it. I record 7/24 and have 2 cameras pointing to the road and two more covering around the house. This is my second Lorex wireless system the other system was 4 yrs old so I upgrade to the new one.
Hooked up 4 camera wireless system to my iMac. Wireless range is good. Camera images are good.Setup is a little difficult because DVR needs to be connected to router with a cable. Don't have a monitor attached. I have some control with my computer and with mu iPad though not exactly the same as shown in instructions. I'm not sure if the Lorex system is slowing down my wifi network. I am still working with the system. I haven't quite figured out how to review images in the playback mode. Good system if it is not slowing my wifi.
Very easy to install.The IR night vision and range is great.I highly reccomend this product for home use.I have all entrances/exits covered with the 4 Lorex cameras.I was also surprised to find helpful the technical staff is.Great job guys.
Really like the system. It was very easy to set up. Not as impressed with the web access on my phone. At least half the time I try to check the cameras with my Iphone 5, the system can't connect.
Location: Elkton, MD
Overwhelming Technology !!
SUPERBE CUSTOMER SERVICE in responding to set up needs
I am very pleased! The ability to view my property while I am out of town has been wonderful!
I feel more relaxed knowing I can view when I want wherever I am! Excellent!
Location: New York
Our Lorex camera system is great. Can't say enough about the quality of the picture and the night vision works great. We can watch the deer 25 yards away. Only problem....which isn't any big deal... is the mouse driven input is somewhat cumbersome. I am used to a keyboard. We have had another camera in use outside and this system is way better. The recording feature is excellent and I am sure the remote viewing will be beneficial. I would highly recommend this system.
Location: Orange County
Great wireless security system. Had absolutely no problem installing the cameras and have no dead spots, wifi picks up fine. I couldn't find any Lorex DC extension cords to use, but found some that needed to be modified easily. Once that was done, the system was up and running. Great night vision and great clarity. Would recommend this item and have to my neighbors.
Purchased this set, with an additional set of wireless cameras. It arrived ahead of schedule. The people at the web store were very helpful. Everything set up pretty easy. Could not get the ddns service to work. Called support, a young man named Nick was very pleasant and helpful. Took a few but we had everything up and running before we got off the phone. The system is very nice, clear video, even the night vision is very good. Not sure about the distance, but it is plenty for our needs. We hope to be able to add more cameras in the future. Right now we have one spare, and it is a great system. Service is great, what more could you ask for!
Location: Jayess, MS
This is my second wireless security system. I have to say this is the best I have seen. I actually placed a camera in my moms sun room which is 450 feet from where I have the DVR and got a perfect picture, and that is with two buildings between the houses. The signal strength did not show any bars, but the video is what I want. I have now completed my installation and plan to order two more cameras in the near future. It was easy to install and the DVR easy to set up. I have it on my computer desk with a 22" HD tv plugged into the DVR. I know that I will learn more as I go, but the essentials were very easy to master. I highly recommend this system.
Location: Shawnee, OK
I received this security system as a Christmas present and I am very impressed with the high resolution of the video and snapshots! It was very easy to setup! I was worried about trying to setup the p[ort forwarding, but with the new stratus connectivity through the cloud, it was a breeze! I just downloaded the app for my android smartphone, entered the device ID and it was done. It is piece of mind to be able to monitor my cameras while away from home. I highly recommend this system!!
Location: Amarillo, TX
Easy to install. Works well.
Location: Warren, Oh
Wonderful products, wondurful service sll the way around. Two thumbs up.
After researching for a security system--I finally settled on this one. It arrived on time and was easy to set up. I had no issues whatsoever. I am really pleased and I am looking forward to ordering two more cameras. Very, very easy to set up and grat quality.
Location: Roanoke, va
System is very good, although not really user friendly. I have one of the two camera mounted and have to get ac power to the second one. This is the hardest part of the camera install, except fishing the wire through to the inside of the house. The Black Box 2 software is quite confusing, but I am slowly figuring it out. Have not yet been able to connect using my Iphone or the internet. Just keep getting connection failed prompts. I am going to call Lorex on Monday. Called on Friday and had a 30 minute wait. I think it is a good system, just a bit clunky to use. Cannot get the motion sensor on the camera to work yet.
I was a senior review editor for technology publications of more than 1 million circulation for 30 years. I have installed and reviewed every kind of computer, networking and telecommunications product for both consumer and business going back to the Apple II. Unfortunately, this may have been my worst experience. The documentation was four pieces that offered different and sometimes conflicting setup protocols without a match between product model numbers and the manuals. Setup was needlessly complicated and tortuous and there are many needless and ongoing usability hassles that have been solved in other products many years prior. Support was inadequate, leaving me waiting on the phone for a half hour to talk to a diffident technician in India for just the first level of support. In order to solve the problem I was having I was told I would have to wait another half hour to talk to another technician. The hardware appears to be very good -- although, again, operation is replete with many poorly thought-out usability issues such as typing in one of several IDs and passwords for every new operation. It will require a lot more time for me to familiarize myself with all aspects of this product's non-intuitive operation.
GREAT AND EASY TO INSTALL. SYSTEM WAS UP AND RUNING FIRST DAY!
I Have a 2 camera system LH024000 Great system, and easy to install. Wish I had gotten 4 cameras. I'm ordering two more cameras and longer power cables. Power adapters for cameras too short, needed extension cables. All cables too short they could be a lot longer. Only bad part is the app for I phones, they need to update this app or get a better one. Yes I Recommend this product,
Location: Middle River, MD
I bought this system to eye-ball our large koi fish pond, to evaluate what predators were going after our fish. So motion detection was crucial. In addition, I will use the other cameras for garden-variety home-security surveillance.
Remote (DDNS) access:
1. It ONLY works with IE. They don't tell you this anywhere, before or after you buy it.
3. Often (true in my case), your router won't let you use DDNS from a computer connected to the router. I can only use or test remote access from elsewhere...not at home.
2. The iPad app itself simply does not work, at least not with my perfectly working iPad2. The will not even load properly. With tech support on the phone, we tried to load the iPHONE app onto the iPAD. That does not work either.
3. The cameras do not swivel fully. You must be VERY careful how you mount them!
4. I had to replace an installed camera. The pairing instructions (between cameras and dual-channel receiver) do not match the hardware. Instructions say to press a button until the channel you want flashes. Well, BOTH lights flash on the receiver! --But apparently at different rates of flashing. You have to do it by trial-and-error, but you CAN make it work. It sure would be nice if there were some way to re-set the receivers!
Defective DVR Behavior initially:
5. The cameras and DVR would detect motion, but did not "alarm-mark" the files accordingly. Tech support determined, after a lot of testing ( live, with me) that it was a bad DVR, and authorized a return. 2 days later, as I was preparing to disconnect it and ship it back, it suddenly seemed to working properly! I am holding off for now...to see what happens next.
WIRELESS ISSUES CAUTIONS: This system uses the same radio frequencies as wireless routers.
---The router can interfere with camera signals and vice-versa.
---Nearby signals (from outside of the home) can also interfere.
--- There can also be some data-overloading of the router-- so it can slow down your wireless service to your computers...
Wiring the cameras directly to the DVR would be superior, but for me it was impractical.
I think this is why there are so few wireless camera systems on the market.
USING the DVR:
CAUTION: You are best off dedicating a monitor to the DVR. When you use the PC interface, you cannot replay quickly (8x limit), and the system (whether my pretty-fast PC or the system itself) cannot fast-forward quickly, especially if you are viewing more than one channel. Even then, it slows down replay after awhile.
With a dedicated monitor (I now use a TV Set with its "PC" input -- just plain-Jane VGA) connected to the DVR directly, you can get REAL 6x playback and MUCH better control and performance. HEY! -almost anybody can find a TV set or inexpensive monitor for this purpose.
1. NICE FEATURE: The dual-channel receivers keep things a lot neater.
2. You get a lot for your money, if you can live through the setup agony.
TECH SUPPORT: It's a long wait, but they will help you.
BOTTOM LINE: Would I but this system again? YES.
Location: North Carolina
Ordered camera system and received in about 4 days. Had looked at a similar system at Costco to compare. Mounted two cameras on my detached garage. Mounting was a breeze. Other 2 cameras mounted around the house. Setup was fairly easy and had no issues with basic setup. Had to call technical support to help set up email feature for motion detect. Wait was a little long, but got good, straight forward information.
Location: Largo Florida
Everything was easy to install out of thhe box. We use the system for our home & are 100% satisfied. Was wondering if you could e-mail me if the cameras go on sale, we only got two with our system & would like two more.
I have the out door wireless 4 camera system which I purchased from Amazon about two months ago and I love the system. Installation was easy and monitoring on my Android SmartPhone was also easy to setup and use. I purchased the system to monitor my three dogs while I am not at home and also feel secure with the security aspect. The one problem that I did have and am still in the process of correcting has to do with two of the cameras do not work well and had to be replaced. Unfortunately my installation required a roofer and getting him back to switch out the cameras has been difficult and I am still waiting. Two of the cameras work perfectly well and the third one has to be reset every time it switched to night mode to get an image. Resetting is a matter of unplugging the power then plugging back in, but every night is too much. The other camera that had to be replaced has a slightly blurry image, enough to be bothersome regarding detail. So in conclusion my suggestion to Lorex is to improve on the quality control. The cost of installing cameras more than once will driving up the cost. At lease test the system before installing on the second floor outside. I would recommend this product to anyone interested in a video surveillance system. Lorex is very fast with the replacement of parts.
Ordered the product for my veterinary clinic. Easy to set up. Works great. So good, I ordered the same system for my home. Only thing I have to learn how to do is figure out how to program it to send an e-mail when motion is detected after my clinic is closed.
This system is very easy to set up. Took about 2 hours in total. The camera brackets are easy to install the only wire is the power cord which could be a little heavier quality. The cameras cane on line as soon as I powered up the hdd. The Internet monitoring worked just as quickly. The smartphone app works just as easily on Android. No complaints except picture quality could be little clearer, but thats the trade off for the ease of wireless.
Location: Laurel, MD
I purchased the Lorex wireless security camera and DVR system to help monitor a second home. The cameras and DVR all came as advertised packaged neatly in one box. I was able to install the remote cameras and set up the DVR in one afternoon. And with the Lorex Stratus Cloud Connectivity I was able to set up the remote viewing via my laptop easily. Very good system and value.
What a great system. My wife kept bugging me to get a camera system. Glad I chose this one. I am happy and so is my WIFE.
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Purchased dvr with 2 cameras; setup was quick and easy. The picture quality was great and the ease of which remote viewing via cell phone was established is extremely handy. Network set up was quick and pretty simple. Purchased 2 additional cameras, these to were easily integrated into the system. All in all, very pleased with the system.
Bought the blackbox sys w/2 wireless cameras; followed instructions and voile! It works. I have even put the cameras on the web, that is, when I hit the test button in the install software, the video appears, even though out 2Wire router model isn't listed. Overall, I would recommend this system.
Location: Lexington, MA
Purchased this product and installed it over the past weekend. Installation overall was pretty easy and took me about 3-4 hours. Instructions are a bit vague and sometimes difficult to follow, but the quick start guides give you enough information to get going and the client tools are relaively intuitive. I was also frankly surprised about the strenghth of signals for the wireless cameras. My DVR is in the basement and I have a camera, outside, under the eave of my second floor and the signal is surprisingly good.
I would give this product 5 stars if it were not for a few of nit-picky issues.
1. The cables supplied with the wireless cameras (for power) are woefully short. They really should ship these with longer extension cables.
2. The Apple IOS application for the cameras - both iPhone and iPad are pretty lame. There's no capability to remotely view recordings - all you can do is view live. People always have their mobile devices but are not always at their PC. Hopefully that will be improved in a future release.
3. The instructions to capture motion are pretty poor. If it were not for the fact that I configured a similar system for my office, I probably would have needed to call support. Also, be prepared for fine tuning of the motion parameters. My first day, I got 350 email alerts. Not what I'm looking for!
4. Beware, this system ships and is configured default with little or no security and to get the remote capabilities working, you are opening up holes in your router to make it accessible. There are multiple areas where you need to go in and change default passwords to make this more secure. Instructions are provided for this, but you need to seek that out and should do it right away.
5. It appears that the maximum password length for the system (and remote access) is just six characters. I would prefer at least 8 and hope that will be improved in future updates.
Overally, I'm very happy with the quality of this product. The screen resolution is pretty good - it's not High Def, but good for an above average basic system and enough to get a good shot of the face of any "unwelcome" guest.
The product appears to be working as advertised. It was reasonably easy to set up and get running. The tech manual is not as helpful as it might be. Tech support was slow to respond to questions, but the initial setup was possible without any outside help.
Overall I am quite happy with the experience, from buying to installation. The equipment seems topnotch for the few days it has been up and running.
Nice system, but the android app is HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!
I initially purchased 2 of the cameras with the DVR and it was easy to set-up and worked very well so I ordered 2 more cameras. One of the second two cameras did not work on arrival. Lorex sent a replacement camera and issued a UPS return label for the return immediately. The second camera functioned normally.
I am very happy with the system and would purchase Lorex again. I may extend my system with these excellent wireless cameras and DVR. It works flawlessly on the WIFI and I can view it from anywhere. I initially had difficulty setting up the WIFI away-from-home ability to view the cameras but the technical support (2nd Lever support) was very helpful and got it functioning on WIFI within about 10 minutes.
Location: Las Vegas
Well, I was pleasantly surprised. i was fully prepared - before I received the product - to ship it back it it did not meet my every requirement -- but it did! The vision at night EXCEEDS my expectations. The set up was not as easy as some of the other reviewers say but I don't know if they utilized the remote access features -- that was the hard part.
I should not have assumed the DVR was wireless, but I did assume. That is my one recommendation to Lorex. You MUST hard wire this DVR to your router. In my set up, and I am sure thousands of other owners', my router is not where I wanted to set up this equipment. In my layman's opinion, they could have easily built in a wireless access to your home network. I have to run an ethernet cable, 40 feet, through and in my exterior walls for this to be hard wired.
Other than that, I am very pleased. The menu on the DVR takes a while to get used to as it is very proprietery. But my advice for a new purchaser is don't try to take it out of the box and get it working in an hour. Plan for your learning curve to take a few days and be patient with that.
I reluctantly did just that and now I am glad I did.
Location: Rockbridge, Ohio.
This is a great system easy to install and set up daytime vision is very clear but 1 camera has bad view on night view. This system is about a 1/3 the price of ADT systems and has a lot for features. Plan to add another system to property in the near future.
Great resolution on cameras everything I expected. Looking to add two more cameras.
Location: Hope Mills
Great system and easy set up utilizing a monitor. Struggled trying to connect system for the ability to pull camera's up on the desk top and smart phone. Called tech support and the steps used by tech support were completely different from the directions on the quick connect page. Still not able to connect with smarty phone. Again, system is great for use of a stand alone monitor.
Thank you, Perfect system for a small home or business. Sets up right out of the box. Able to view remotely from any computer or smart phone.
Location: San Diego CA. 92114
I bought this wireless camera w/DVR it works very good the picture is so clear and night vision is very good. I can recommend this to all my friends..
Location: San Diego CA. 92114
I bought this wireless camera w/DVR it works very good the picture is so clear and night vision is very good. I can recommend this to all my friends..
Location: Biloxi, MS
I really like the product so far. I have only had it for a week. The install was not as easy as the box says, but customer support helped me get it right even though it took a while for someone to call me back. All in all it has been a good experience.
I am writing this review simply to get an additional year on my warranty - with that said my product is the lh014501h - I keep choosing the product from the website and I come to this one.
With that said I am happy with the product when it is working - the setup is easy and straight forward.
I do have a concern with tech support and company policy - while waiting on the phone for someone in tech support to answer, it was clearly stated that I will get no help unless I registered the product.
OK I registered the product called back and waited for about 20 minutes to speak to a tech support person. It was determined that one of the power adapters supplied with the camera is defective. A simple thing - well first I have to send the power adapter back to Lorex, then wait at least five business days (according to tech support email) before they will be ready to ship a new power supply so I figure it will be about two weeks before I see the replacement power supply.
Oh yes the Tech support person asked me to repeat all the info I had inputted in the online registration. He informed me that Tech support does not have access to the online registration forms. I still had to send a copy of the receipt with the power supply.
Aloha for now
Location: Brooklyn, ny
Cameras are great once installed. Getting them installed (by me, not a professional) was extremely frustrating and difficult. Now that they are up and running though its perfect. I can see it from my phone, which is what I needed. Still haven't figured out how to remote view from my computer but that's less important for my daily needs at my business.
My biggest sources of frustration were the sales guy telling me I could use my laptop to set up the system, no you need a monitor to connect to the blackbox and port forwarding. Had I known these few things wound be annoying I might have done a few things different. But it was really only a few hours of stress. All is great now.
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
One word.....EASY!!!!!! Alone and pretty much tech challenged I managed to install, and begin using this (4) camera system in about (2) hours and most of that was getting power to camera site.
The online support is great and again EASY!!!! It almost does everything for you. Honestly, if you have a need and you have power source where your cameras will be installed, you will be up and running very quickly.
Thought that watching from another location would be impossibe for ME, but again,, EASY. If you know your router info it is like magic!!!
Oh, quality is very good. This is my second system with some years inbetween and boy , things have gotten better and Easier.
Location: DALLAS TEXAS
GOT MY CAMERA SYSTEM IN JUNE OF 2013 VERY EASY TO HOOK UP AND TH PICTURE WAS VERY CLEAR ALL CAMERAS WORKED VERY WELL. EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE THE UNIT. VERY GOOD SECURITY.
Location: Willow Grove NB
Overall works great. Put it in the garage and purchased a powerline AV 1-port adapter kit which connected to my wireless router in the house. It would be nice if unit was wireless not Ethernet connection. Wasn't do hard to install considering I have no computer training. The remote is a bit slow when trying to set up without the mouse.
Location: San Diego, CA
Very easy to set up with basic settings. Easy to install using software. Lots of options. Installed on iPad and iPhone using apps. Seems like a very good system. Hopefully it will stand the test of time, because these cameras are outdoors.
Location: Union City, CA
The 8 channel DVR from Lorex is definitely at the top of the choices for a remote monitoring system. The only drawback is the somewhat grainy image you get under low light, and at night.
Location: Oakland, Tn.
After a month of use, I am very happy with the operation of this camera system. The only drawback has been the limited range between the camera and receiver(50ft) thru a brick wall. Otherwise, everything has worked extremely well.
In general, we are pleased with the system. We did have issues setting it up initially as it interfered with our cordless phone and wireless internet router. We ended up purchasing a new phone (different frequency) and hardwired a computer that was close to a camera. We also have the same issue of the wireless cameras disconnecting occasionally, as Molly2123 mentioned. It is therefore important to check the monitor on a regular basis to reset the cameras, if necessary.
Location: Wendell, NC
When I received my order, I opened the box, hooked it up and it worked superb. I was instantly amazed. I work at a company that has a system by another brand and you can barely recognize what's in the picture. My system is extremely clear. I upgraded my 500 Gb HDD to a 2 Tb in less than 10 minutes. All of my cameras are outside and work great. Night vision is in black and white but great. I view the system on the Internet and can view it on my Droid Razr smart phone in my home but when I leave the house, I can't get it. I don't know what's up with that! I have had my system for 6 months and I highly recommend it.
My best camera out of four different types. Great IR range, a little too bright at night for indoor use, but easily remedied by covering some of the LEDs. Plan to buy another or two.
Location: Louisville, TN
I monitor people coming and going from the front of my home this includes autos. It works at night time. The picture is clear enough for me but could be better.
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Location: Markham, ON
Location: Markham, ON
Great for safety
Location: Indiana on a Hobby farm
Image quality is nice and stable if you have strong signal. If signal is lesser, then there is some distortion and dropout.
Location: ELGIN, ILL.
Location: Brockton MA
Location: Phoenix, AZ