View your world with absolute clarity, sharpness and accurate color during the day with the LH130. Check out the BrightNight viewing and close-up recognition in the dark. Connect to any TV/PC/CCTV monitor with industry standard HDMI/VGA/BNC inputs up to 4 monitors simultaneously. Download free Apps for your smartphone or tablet. Use your PC or Mac for advanced remote monitoring. Lorex's high performance Pan-Tilt-Zoom speed dome security camera (included only with certain configurations) features an impressive ten times (10x) Zoom coupled with high speed panning (360 degrees per second) and the ability to pre-set tours, you can cover your entire property in no time without missing a thing.
The hard drives are designed to work in a security environment, including simultaneous recording & playback from various streams.
Simple installation process for user convenience.
FLIR Cloud is a cloud-enabled software platform to connect to all FLIR NVRs and MPX DVRs. The FLIR Cloud apps give you access to FLIR systems from any iPhone®, iPad® or Android® device.
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).
3. IR Illumination range under ideal conditions. Actual range and clarity may vary depending on scene/object reflection and camera application. Picture automatically switches to B&W delivering better clarity in low light conditions.
4. Not intended for submersion in water. Installation in a sheltered location recommended.
5. HDMI® - High-Definition Multimedia Interface
6. This camera features an ultra-low light sensitive image sensor and therefore does not feature Infra-Red LEDs. The camera requires ambient lighting (for example, street/building lighting, star or moon light) to render a night time image. In total darkness (zero Lux) the camera will not produce a night time image and therefore the camera should not be installed in completely dark areas.
7. Wall mount required for outdoor installation. Not intended for submersion in water. Installation in a sheltered location recommended. - If light level is too low, camera will switch over to B/W for increased light sensitivity.
† PC (Microsoft Windows™ 7/Vista/XP) compatible using Internet Explorer browser. Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6 or above using Safari browser.
† Smartphone & 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.
* Number of Channels/ Cameras/ Accessories/ HDD (hard disk drive) capacity may vary by model. Check your package label for specific content information.
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Location: Miami, Fl
Out of the box everything worked great. After about a month of use, I noticed the DVR was displaying an error message with the hard drive. After two weeks the unit completely died. Lorex customer service was very quick to offer a replacement. There was no haggling with customer service to replace the unit. I am currently waiting for the new unit to arrive. Will update the review then! Overall I am very satisfied with the camera system and I understand that every once in a while there may be a lemon. However, the customer service departments willingness to help was excellent.
Location: West Palm Beach
Our ECO2 system has been an invaluable asset for monitoring our home while travelling for work and vacation. It provides a piece of mind knowing that we can always check in on our home, and see if everything is in order.
Location: Dallas, Texas
I purchased the ECO2 LH130 Series. I found it very easy to use. Picture quality on the cameras was very clear. Overall I am very pleased with this product. I have recommended it to all my family and friends.
Location: San Leandro, CA
My Mom has some land in the Tri Valley of Calif.. I have two units. To watch the place when not there. On my days Off and vacations, I go out there to work the land and check the units. to see what has been going on.It is farm land so there is No High Speed ISP Cable. we do not have a phone out there as if the phone line goes down. Ma Bell person tacks our pair of phone lines. So I Clear ( ClearWire ) ISP by air. I would like be told when a wireless ISP ver. comes out. I would be glade to Help test it.
finaly got my security camera system
well after getting all camers up and in place in a 2-story house, a little bit of doing. i new i would have trouble hooking this up to the computer and my android phone. after a phone call with tech suport it went well they got my whole set up, up and working in no time. i can monitor my home frome any where now. i wish to purchase a high def camera later for a specific spot.
Location: Rancho Cucamonga , California
Purchased on line. Took about 6 hours to install 6 cameras and set up the dvr. Very simple to do. Great step by step instructions. Camera quality is best I've seen for the money. Already caught my neighbor doing vandalism to my property. Great ease of mind having an unbiased set of eyes on your side.
This system does everything it says it does. Great camera quality, straight-forward installation, basically plug n play. The network setup worked right away, but really understanding how to connect remotely took a little more thought, but totally a do-it-yourselfer's job. Very happy with this product. Best quality for the $ that I found, and I looked extensively.
Location: Mafeking, MB
Very good security camera
for the price I paid, i sure got the best. great resolution in both inside and outside of the building.
Location: Phoenix, AZ
LH016H-16ch, 8 camera Wired-Series
The DVR unit is very quiet. It does not have a "fan" like the competitors (Swann and QC). Following the manual, configuring the Lorex DDNS was straight forward allowing us to view our cameras from the web. The outdoor bullet cameras are 600TVL and rated at 60 ft in total darkness. With 8 cameras, we can cover the complete exterior of our house. This provides great "piece of mind" to view who is knocking on the door before opening it. A nice feature of the motion detection is when one cameral detects motion, you can configure the other cameras to start recording at the same time or just the single camera that detected motion. We purchased the ECO BlackBox Surveillance DVR system with outdoor cameras from Costco. This bundled unit from Costco costs less than the 16 channel DVR (without cameras) from Fry's Electronics. Overall, I give "two thumbs up" for this unit. The unit is affordable, provides clear pictures, and comes with free Lorex DDNS for internet viewing.
Location: Seattle, Wa
It's a bit hard to see some of the book illustrations and refers you back and forth. Will have to call on the internet and DDNS as I can access it on LAN and everything looks GREAT but not Internet yet. Wish I could link my old camera's to it or additional cameras were less expensive. But over all is meeting my needs
Good system for the price
For the price of the system it is a decent system. The cameras could be better, but you can still identify people when necessary if you place the cameras in the proper spots which takes a little figuring out.
Location: Mississauga, ON
I have recently purchase the Lorex Eco 2 16 security system for my business. I' m extremely satisfied with my recent purchase due to it was very quick and easy to assemble. Visual on the system is very clear and accurate plus I think that price wise it's very fair and affordable. I have not inquired any problems with the system since the purchase which satisfies me, with no doubt i would definitely recommend this product to other businesses.
Location: Lake Balboa, CA
These security cameras were the best purchase I have made for my home. Not only do I feel safe having the cameras but I can also watch my dogs when I am not home because I mounted a camera in the back yard. These cameras are a must for any home but especially any pet lover who wants to know what their pet does during the day.
Location: South West Florida
Very please with my purchase of the Lorex Security Camera System.Setup was a breeze with the exception of my mobile device. but simple call to tech support straightened that right out in just a couple of minutes. Thanks Lorex. Only downside, i was expecting better clarity, so i plan on upgrading to HD cameras.
Easy to install and set up guides are great Call in to customer support hold time was longer than expected
Location: Leduc, Alberta
When i purchased this product, I had no idea how powerful and for the most part easy to use. Hard to get it set up on the internet with the DDNS method, but the app for my Iphone works like a charm..
Location: Bay Area
I'm head of security for a chain of halfway houses and an internet cafe chain. After 3 months, the hard drive broke on one of these. Technical support had me on hold for half an hour until I was hung up on. Tech Support hours are inconveinient, and it's going to take over a week to get a replacement. Try to use alternatives if possible. Most companies do advanced placement. If you're going to spend $500 on a DVR, make sure it's reliable.
Location: Bradenton, FL
Good product, bad instructions
The product works great...once set up. But the instructions are not great so you have to search to find what you need.
Location: Sacramento CA
This is a great product. Lorex has a good reputation that's why I picked over other security system. I have recommended the ECO2 to several of my friends and they were very happy with my recommendation.
Easy setup. Nice resolution. Easy installation. best part is being able to monitor property whenever you want with the app.
Location: Atlanta, GA
The Best system every bought
Pros: image is very good., cable is very long very thick., the housing is very durable.
Cons: could not get preset to work., would be better if give more range on focusing.
"I bought this camera with the 12 bullets cameras kit, and ECO2 DVR. Lorex PTZ cameras is awesome. The Pan fuction is super fast, and you can adjust the speed to your desire. The Image is very good when I recorded in D1 resolution. I mounted it 20ft high, and the image is very good. However, I still could not get the preset to work yet. If I can get preset or automatic Pan function to work, I can see my whole yard. Will try again later, or will call customer service."
Location: new yory
This is my first home camera system. It was easy to install and set up. It comes with everything you need. I have worked with other expensive systems at work that do not have the picture quality that this system has. Highly recommend this system for work or home it works perfect. I love that I can view it from anywhere. Already looking at adding on to my system with more cameras!!
Location: Phoeniz, AZ
16 Ch DVR
This is my 2nd Lorex camera system. I initially had an 8 cam system but upgraded to 16 cams for more coverage. The things I love about my Lorex system are: The remote viewing, my wife or I can check on our house, kids, sitter, or just monitor the house from our IPhones, iPads, or computers while away from or at the house. And we have several TVs in the house to monitor our cameras. The Tech Support at Lorex is great, any time I have called with setup or technical problems, they take the time to get me working properly. What I do not like: The Lorex system is difficult to use beyond a few basic functions. The manual is big but not simple. I cannot figure out how to go back in time to watch recorded events. It would take a forensics team from CSI if we ever needed to "go back in time". The fan on my Eco DVR is loud, like when a computer is working hard and all of its fans kick on.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
I purchased the Loxex Eco 16 channel, 8 camera security system to replace my 11 year old security system. What an improvement. Day Picture quality is superior along with you now can see anyone approaching the house at night. One of the best feature is the ability to receive an emailed picture of anyone coming to the house, something my old system lacked. The equipment worked fabulously and when I ran into trouble manually port forwarding my router, support was right there to help.
Location: Olmsted Falls, OH
Great Purchase !!
This item is very affordable yet very intelligent. We have the LH130 ECO2 Series and by having 8 cameras it circles our entire home. You can save, back up, and review. This camera system gives us the extra security when we are away. It is good to know what is happening at your home when you're out and it is very discrete from your view when you're outside. There is infra-red for night time vision. I would recommend this product to anyone. The set up is small on the inside and all fits into a small cabinet. We have recommended this camera to others. The price is very affordable and we had to send a camera back. The company sent another to replace it, no hassle.
Location: lawrenceburg, IN
eco 2 16 ch system with dvr and live remote viewin
Great system for the money.Easy to self install,and set up. Had an issue setting up the domain and live remote viewing,called their tech number and they got right into my router and fixed the problem for me. Stil can not use the phone app though,dont know what is wrong with it. Great entry level system though,got 8 cameras on a single family home. Love the picture quality it gives. Would recomend to other people.
Location: Varnell, GA
Great product with 8 cameras can scan entire surroundings of our home. Wife can check things out from work and scan inside home before entering. She feels a lot safer well worth the money thanks
I would recommend this product to my friend and family. It give you that extra security when you're away. Love it.....
Location: Caledonia, Ontario
With Lorex I feel peace of mind. My previous camera system used to hang up on me at night and finally it stopped working. My business needs constant monitoring, I trust Lorex though my experience. Really feel safe, secure and hassel free. So for me Lorex is peace of mind
Setup is easy, many cameras to place where ever needed with plenty of HDD storage for multiple days of recording. Very pleased with the system and all components.
Recommend for anyone looking for piece of mind and security
Location: Long Island New York
The entire system is a breeze to set up and the functuslity of the software is one of the better ones I've used.
Location: Woodbridge, CT
Customer service was knowledgeable and friendly. System was easy to install and worked right from the start
Location: washington state
so far a pretty good system , easy to install and hook up. cameras have good resolution at night and great in the day time. i have had some issues with the dvr and recording and playing back all 12 cameras i have up. only want's to play back the first 9. and i hope to get that worked out with the tech support in the near future. love the app for my android so i can watch the cameras real time from where ever im at. it's awesome!!!
Very happy with this product for the cost. I had to up grade two cameras to you top of the line to get the proper sight for the area.
Location: Fremont, CA
ECO2 16 Channel
I am very satisfied with my purchase. I installed the system my self with no issues with the exception of actually running the wires throughout my home. I really enjoy the real-time monitoring of my home via iPhone apps and alert emails that are sent to me.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Excellent Security System
HDMI connection results in great clarity. Easy to use. Excellent integration to home alarm system. Fully customizable.
the product is the best buy I made for the benefit of my safety and my family
Location: San Antonio, TX
Good Product, Good Supprt
Very happy, good product, good support, and very please with perfromance.
Location: Parisppany, NJ
I have peace of mind with this security system
When I opened the package I felt over whelmed. But with tech support there for me I was able to complete the entire install myself. The best part of the system is the remote connectivity. I brag to everyone I meet how I'm able to see my cameras on my iphone"
Location: Tempe, AZ
great hi res camera
Lorex ECO2 16 Channel Security Camera System with 8 Super Resolution Cameras is a great system. i use this for my business and i can check the cameras from my phone anywhere. Also, i can check the cameras from my PC anywhere. So far i have not experience any problems with this system. i am planning to buy another one of this system. i hope the menu can be little more user friendly.
Location: antioch, Ca
Convenience and peace of mind is priceless!
"I installed 7 of the 8 cameras in my home . The installation was easy enough and the quality of the video is good. The night video is also very acceptable.This really seems to be a great value for the money
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
I love my security system. It allows me to see all areas outside of home. We also have camera on the inside which adds more protection from intruders. I have recommend this system to family and friends.
It is great product and very easy to use with execelent after sale service.
Location: Minocqua, WI
I bought a Q-see system from Costco,but I could not connect to I-phone or pc. I called Q-see tech support and they could not make my system work. They would keep sending set up inst. via my e-mail, so I returned the Q-see unit to Costco.
This time I bought a Loxex from Costco. I called lorex tech support and within a couple minutes the lorex tech had me up and running. (Super tech surport)
Location: San Antonio, TX
Very happy, good product, good support, and very please with perfromance.
Best Security cameras available today
I have only started installing my cameras, the technical service has been outstanding and they have assisted me in getting everything working properly. Today I was having some computer problems so I installed the app on my cell phone and now I can see my cameras on my phone, I'm impressed with the quality of this product.
Location: North Fork, CA
Great Camer System
We purchased the eight camera system after being burglarized and had a limited time frame in which to get it installed and functional before leaving on vacation to Europe. The system came up quickly, the cameras were very easy to setup and install and the IPhone app setup was a snap. We only had one minor issue that was not Lorex related during the DVR setup, our DSL model wouldn’t allow an open port for the system to communicate. Lorex technical service helped me resolve the issue with the DSL router very quickly. We made it on vacation in time and had the extra feeling of knowing what was going on at home with the ability to check in with the IPhone app and see what was happening (along with making sure the dog watched was doing their job) Several of our friends have bought the same system based on our results and have been just as happy and we’re soon going to buy the sixteen camera system for installation at our church.
Location: Rural Minnesota
Peace of Mind
I am so happy with our surveillance system. Knowing that we now have 24/7 "eyes on" our property to see all coming and going traffic even when we're not home is great.
Location: Los Angeles, CA
HDMI connection results in great clarity. Easy to use. Excellent integration to home alarm system. Fully customizable.
Location: Fremont, California
I am very satisfied with my purchase. I installed the system my self with no issues with the exception of actually running the wires throughout my home. I really enjoy the real-time monitoring of my home via iPhone apps and alert emails that are sent to me
Location: North Lake Tahoe, CA
Good system, good value
I am happy with the system, really like the 2 TB hard drive, gives us about 2 weeks of storage with 16 cameras. Only downside is I wish I got the HDMI system. Video quality is okay, but could definitely be better.
Very impressed! I purchased this system for use at one of my self service carwashes. In three months I have been able to clearly identify as many thieves and a few vandals resulting in the arrest and conviction of two. The PTZ camera clearly captures license plates even at night. They don't always show the front plate clearly if the headlights are facing the camera but the rear plate comes through clear most of the time. The PTZ camera is so good that if I'm watching the cameras remotely and need to zoom in, I can read a plate on the other end of the property (approx. 80ft away). The 660 TV line cameras are great also. They are dependable and really clear even though they don't pick up license plates from a distance. I've placed them in every bay and around the property. I plan on buying this system for my other location soon.
Location: Houston, Texas
We visit our daughter & grandkids about every 2 months in another state, when we were there, we always worry about our house. so I bought the Lorex ECO2 w/ 8 cameras from Costco, and I installed 8 cameras around the house by myself, it was easy to install, except the labor to climb in & out of attic and drill the holes. The cameras work great, pictures are clear, I can monitor and see my entire my house from any computer and my cell phone at anytime and anywhere. I am no longer worry when we go out of town. I real have a peace of mind.
Location: LA, CA
I bought a Lorex Edge 2 years ago because of a neighbor who threatened my family and one day he came at me with a hammer. Because of the recorded footage from the Lorex DVR, the idiot was convicted and sentenced. So when Lorex came out with the new Lorex Eco2 with 12 high resolution cameras and TPZ at the same price as the old model (Costco), I went ahead and replaced the old 8 cameras. The resolution on the cameras are much better and the DVR menu is easy to navigate. The DDNS was easy to setup too.
Location: San Jose, CA
My home cameras
The product is working flawlessly. However when I zoomed in, the details are not clear. For example, I can't see the numbers on a car licence plate with a distance of 20 feet.
Location: Staten Island, NY
ECO2 DVR has good solid feature functionality and is user friendly. Easy to setup and be in business. Cameras have good video characterisitcs and PTZ fucntions very nice. Installation was very easy, with carton packed in sequence for when parts were needed. Features in oveall system match or exceed competitors prodcuts that cost more
Location: Carvel Alberta
I bought this system from our Costco in Edmonton. found it an awesome system for the money.I found it to be an easy set up and for the few questions i had Tech support was great.The only down fall is the fan on the DVR is very loud. The cameras are great nite and day very clear at both times.With the connection to my Iphone it is great to have the coverage and online live view of whats going on at all times. I would recomend this system to anyone looking for a home serveillance system.
Location: Kent, WA
Unfortunately we got this after a burglary, but now feel more secure with this excellent camera system. It was pretty easy to set up and the 8 cameras give great coverage around the house. Easy to hook up to router and get access from anywhere, including live access via my iPhone
it works great.. But I have to spend some time figuring out how to connect to Internet
Very good product with minor bugs
The Lorex Eco2 is an exceptional product and I recommend it as very good option for home surveillance. I did extensive research before purchasing this system and feel satisfied that, at least for the price, this camera system is the best on the market. The setup was easy, though naturally running cables through all the walls and ceilings of a house can be time consuming. Setting up the DDNS, remote viewing, and computer network access is not particularly difficult for someone with a good grasp of computers, though this would be quite difficult for people who are not as familiar with computers. The cameras themselves provide a fairly good picture, though naturally they are not HD and, consequently, the image quality is probably not going to be adequate to read license plates on vehicles or identify individuals over 15 feet from the camera. This is essentially the case with all competing systems, however. The system itself can be set up for continual recording, motion detection, audio recording, and auto email alerts with picture attachments. I leave my system recording all the time and rely on email alerts to let me know what times may be useful for viewing. The motion detection can be set for various tolerances, though false hits from blowing trees, insects, cars, etc. dominate the majority of such emails alerts. The camera can be setup to ignore certain portions of the camera's field of vision for the purposes of motion detection, though the reality is that some false hits are inevitable, especially if it is raining, windy, or a lot of bugs are flying around. This issue would be eliminated if there were some sort of IR detection built into the camera somewhat like a motion detection device, and I would be interested in some sort of IR setup that would allow you to specify the minimum size of the object to be detected (somewhat like motion detection systems for alarms that ignore pets under 40 lbs). I am unaware of a way to incorporate this into the camera system at present. Viewing of the cameras on the tablet or smartphone is relatively easy to set up. The only issue I have with this system, and I do find it to be highly annoying, is that, for whatever reason, when logging into the camera system I have to select each individual camera and load it into the screen every time I open the program. I would like to open it and have it go to a default set of cameras. Also, every single time I open the smartphone (Android) app, I have to wait for the system to try to connect, time out, and then individual load each camera. This, to me, shows poor programming and I have not noticed any updates to the Android software since purchasing the camera system. Also, there is no way to view past footage from your smartphone that I am aware of, so even if you are able to view live footage, if you receive an email alert on your phone you have to go to a computer to login and view recorded footage remotely. In sum Pros: - Easy setup - Decent camera quality - Motion detection and alert Cons: - Buggy smartphone access - No IR system for alert
Location: Fredericton, NB
I bought this system to replace a competitive one that I was never happy with. I found it easy to install and set up on my network. The menu is easy to navigate and the camera quality is good.
Location: Dallas, TX
I am very pleased with this product. The quality and ease of use are certainly noteworthy.
I love the ability to remotely access the system from my iPhone!
Family Pricing Professional Quality
The pricing for the system fit great into our families budget yet the quality of the equipment is outstanding. Great for the Do it yourself home project with easy set up and smartphone access for you comfort away from home.
Location: Ottawa, ON
Excellent customer service
I enjoyed setting up our Lorex security cameras. The system was complete, with the exceptions of some extension cables I needed, and found locally, for some extremely long runs between camera and DVR. The equipment was good quality and everything worked well. When I ran into some stumbling blocks trying to set the system up for remote viewing, the tech support was top-notch. Overall, very satisfied with my experience.
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
I am pleased with my security system . It was easy to set up and is working flawlessly. I would highly recommend this product for the price and ease of setup.
Location: Little Canada, Mn, US
Just set this up .. and have to say Not bad for the money!
The web interface is really nice .. better then most expensive DVR'S
The Cameras are OK .. They do not seem to be what they state for the 660TV lines of resolution!
The cameras switch automatically to black and white in low light.
However seem to switch to black and white even if there is a lot of light.
Easy to setup .. nice unit .. cool interface .. low cost!
So over all I would say get it!
Location: Tallahassee, FL
I bought this product to keep track of my business when I'm not there. It's awesome. It's very clear, I can zoom in using my Pan Tilt Zoom camera. My employees know that I can see what they're doing at anytime. It has helped me out a lot.
Location: Rainbow City, AL
I found the product satisfactorily packaged with everything needed for the installation. This was my first system and by following the instructions I have successfully installed it and am very happy with its features and performance. I did have to call support regarding port forwarding. They were courtesy and thorough and had me able to remotely login to the system. Other than that one call I did not require any help from support. I could not be more satisfied. I highly recommend Lorex and this system.
Location: Fremont, CA
Have a Lorex security system for our home. It is so good to watch your home from remote. The best part of lorex is customer service. They are really good and helpful. Called them three times and the issue was resolved in no time.
Location: Vancouver, WA
Had to replace an existing camera system when a former employee stole money & damaged the cameras. Super simple to install & use.
Location: Maricopa, AZ
eazy to hook up and to work. i will be buying some more from this company
Location: Small Town, NS
Over all the system was painless to install. Local operation was as defined in the manual. However remote operation with a Apple Time Capsule router was not covered and not that straight forward. If I hadn't come across an article explaining that an older version 5.6 of Mac air utility was needed. I would still be scratching my balding head. An app for this would of course make more friends in the Mac world. In my job I worked with installing Pelco cameras and found it to be comparable to this system. Next a PTZ to go with it.
Location: So Ca
Very user friendly system
Purchased the system from Costco in early August. I had it up and running in 1 day. The hardest part about setting up the system had nothing to do with Lorex, but Verizon failing to put the model number on my router, which made setting up the remote access more difficult. The ability to check on your home remotely is awesome! The only negative about this system is the noise from the cooling fan
Location: San Diego, CA
Great for home use!
Bought this system for home use and it is great!!! We are happy with the camera quality and it is working good without any issues for home monitoring!
Location: Long Beach, CA
Eye on Quality
My recently installed Lorex ECO2 16-Channel security system has met my expectations and more. Having the lower res cameras in the past has left me wanting a better picture for some time. The set up of the system was simple and intuitive. Access to the various features and settings is easy to do after crusing through the menu a couple of times. Setting the alarm area for each camera was simple. A novice can install and set-up this system with little to no problem. the connectors on the recorder and cameras are straight forward. The overall system is, in my opinion, an excellent value. I'm going to purchase another system for a friend of mine so she can enjoy the same level of security I am now enjoying.
Location: Upper Marlboro, MD
I purchased the Lorex ECO2 16 system and it's exactly what I was looking for to secure my home and know what's going on even while away. I recommend doing your own research on hiring your own installer so that you can gaurantee getting the professional service and quality installation for the money you pay.
Location: Oakland, CA
Night vision is very good. Picture quality is fair ,but what expect for the price. Purchased at costco.com . Took a while to get it connected for mobile viewing but after found out what was doing wrong with assistance from tech support it was easy. The fan is very loud on this unit so plan where you want to put it. I think it emits that heat to have to fans on all the time. I still cant get the email alerts working at all. if you want to see your video on a mobile phone you must enable port forwarding. Sure they can improve on this unit design like quiet the fans.
Great value and Performance
I tried other brands and this is the one that gave the best performance and value. The remote configuration is reliable and easy to configure, it does require some basic knowledge of how to confiure your router.
Location: Los Angeles
Excellent product, but instructions need work.
I purchased this product at Costco, and installed it myself. It is a great product. The cameras are sturdy, and the resolution is excellent. The kit came with detailed instructions on how to use the DVR, and how to set up the cameras on the DVR, as well as how to set up remote monitoring. What was missing was important instructions on the cameras. I am very good at do-it-yourself jobs, so was able to get by. But I had to do trial and error to realize that if you point an infrared camera ANYWHERE neat a wall, you got a strong white halo at night, whch made it pretty much impossible to see anything. Was the extension cable OK for wet locations? Did I have to use electric tape around the connectors that were exposed outdoor? None of these important installation instructions were present, because there were no installation instructions for the camera mounting. A great product, but you have to figure the installation out by yourself.
System works very well, after some learning curve I now have the system set up to e-mail important alarms and record what is required. I have still not been able to view remotly but that is my fault for not having time to work on it. I have reviewed various alarms for different days and can see what set the alarm in 95% of the time. I have even been alerted to deliveries that were made so I know they were there. I had another brand before this, they are not recommended, this one is.
Location: Northern Connecticut
Current problem with 1 camera that has a glare on screen at night but workes fine during daylight hours. I called Lorex and 4 days later replacment camera arrived.Excellent service!!Also I hired a contractor thru Installernet.com.I am pleased with their work and recommend them.
Good system for the price. App is not the best but it works. Wish you could rewind from the app.
Location: Great Cacapon, WV
Huge learning curve, but worth the time
Just a quick note, more later. I've installed and I'm using 6 of the 8 cameras. I'll install the other two shortly. All the cameras are installed outdoors in a sheltered location. I took the time to run electrical conduit, to hide and protect the wires and for essestic reasons. I'm still tweaking the system. I can watch remotely, receive email of breeches. The pictures I receive are fabulous. Once I've installed all the cameras, I'll call Lorex for assistance with final setup. A great system.
Very nice I can view my house all time with my I phone Easy to work
Location: Temecula, CA
Bought this for my home. I have a commercial system at my business that I paid 4 time more for and the Lorex outperforms it.
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Great price for quality product
I have been looking for a security system for my business. I wanted one that ha enough cameras, high volume memory, and something I could view on my phone or computer when away from the business. This met all the requirements but it's the customer service that I received that exceeded my expectations. They were able to get me hooked up remotely so I could view from my phone. Thanks Lorex!
Location: North HIlls, California
the best camera system
this is the best camera system for me, i can see my house from my phone from anywhere and is super clear quality image. i love it
Location: Southern Wisconsin
Very Pleased With Purchase
I purchased this unit after lots of research online, about 2 weeks worth. I was looking at systems that were affordable but want to make sure that I had no regrets, so I spent double of what I first planned to spend. With 17 years in the telecommunication industry, it was a breeze to install. The DVR was online, sending photos, and streaming to (2) Android smartphones, (1) iPad, and (1) Android tablet in no time. Made changes improving video quality, (mainstream and sub stream), little tweaks here and there all was well for over a month. I started to make a few more changes to improve video quality, (more bandwidth) and the DVR would lock up. I would then reboot the DVR and put the video settings back. Then after a couple of weeks the DVR would lose internal network connection while watching through a browser. Up to 68 times in 24 hours for 1 to 8 minutes each time. With confirming a solid gigabit home network, I reset the DVR to factory default. Then changing the settings right away, all is good. No network reboots for over a month. With it probably being a small firmware glitch, I have no concerns now or in the future. I chose this unit mainly for the cameras temperature operating range. Winters here can get quite cold. At this moment I cannot comment on how the cameras work in the cold / frigid weather, but I probably will update the review in the future. The unit is very easy to upgrade the hard drive. SATA and power connections are already connected to the motherboard, it just awaits a new HD. With the unit having a 500Gig hard drive, I added a 1.5 Terabyte “green” hard drive. Case fans are a bit loud, but not too much of a concern. As always, put the DVR on a UPS. Not just for security reasons, but also to condition the line, (brownouts, spikes, etc.). This is a great peace of mind and I cannot see our future homes without a security camera system. I will purchase Lorex products again.
This system is easy to set up. Oly thing I do not like is the camera coverage is not good. wish it came with 2.8 mm and it say 700 TL seems to me make no diff if is 500 or 700
Location: Miamisburg, OH
Perfect coverage, great picture quality
We've just installed this system in our business and are very pleased with total coverage of the entire facility, and the quality of the picture coming through the cameras. Installation was a bit of a challenge, and finding out that your 6pin DIN connector is proprietary and available only through Lorex presented a hiccup. But, overall, this system is definitely recommended.
Very nice product with Good Customer Support
I bought my system through Costco. Their website listed a BUNCH of stats, but not the key stat of camera operating range. I found the system on the Lorex website, saw that the cameras had a -22 deg F range and decided to make the purchase. When I opened the system up I saw a camera spec sheet that showed a +17 deg F operating temp and called up. It took a while to resolve but the rep offered to make a 1 for 1 swap for the low temp cameras with slightly worse resolution (since there is no 700 TVL camera with low temp performance on the market). As an alternative, he offered to annotate my file so that we could see how they work through this first winter (noting that they're a canadian company and experience -40 temps with these same cameras). Setup was relatively easy, though it took a lot of trial and error to learn the behavior of the system. After playing with it for a couple weeks, the only issues I have are troubleshooting the sending of e-mails and sparse documentation when explaining the logs (e.g. CON must be condition and VL must be video loss, but I haven't found that anywhere in the logs). On a side note, when I had the house built 4 years ago I had wires pulled to locations where I wanted cameras, but after the purchase I learned that I had ONLY had Cat 5e and a power lead pulled and not coax. I was able to do some franken-wiring to connect a bnc twist-on to RG59 which was then filleted open to solder the center lead to 1 conductor of a twisted pair and the shield to the other conductor. After doing this on both ends, I was able to connect the cameras through the house wiring and into the DVR. The live pictures and recorded images look fine, though periodically there's a video artifact that will work its way across the image (like a line of color distortion). By turning down the sensitivity on the motion detection configuration, I've eliminated most of the false positives
GOOD SYSTEM. EASY TO INSTALL AND OPERATE OUT OF THE BOX
Location: Bronx, NY
Lorex - Business security for home
Great product overall; easy to install and worked right out of the box, internet setup required a call to customer service who quickly resolved this item. Great resolution day or night. Good clarity in low light and over distance as marketed. Bought at COSTCO, a bit pricey. Cables are good, but could use a mix of 60 feet and 100 feet since there are multiple cameras to install. Lorex team, keep up the great customer service
Location: Mesa, AZ
It is a good system for price
It is very reliable and works well. I have two small negatives, one is the night illuminator only lights up a small portion of the scene in center of the field of view, the other issue is that the motion detection feather needs more user adjustment options. I got 50 to a 100 emails each night from motion detections of bugs flying in front of the camera while missing some real motions. Other wise the system does a good job. If these two problems could be fixed I would give it a 5 star rating.
Location: Austin, Texas
These cameras are easy to set up and provide a great sense of security. Some kids recently shot paint balls at our house, and we were able to see that it was the neighbor's kid and his friends who did it by replaying the footage on the cameras. Highly recommend!
Location: Long Island, NY
Lorex ECO2 16-Channel Security System with 1TB Hard Drive
Easy to install, great quality system. If you want a great security system for a reasonable price, this is the product for you. I would definitely recommend this product to a friend. I now have peace of mind knowing that my house is under 24 hour surveillance. Way to go Lorex!
Location: South Carolina
This is my first Lorex security system. I had a previous system and decided to upgrade . I was very satisfied on the quality of the picture . Even at night it is a good quality picture. I purchased the unit at Costco and was pleased with the price. Thanks .
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Great DIY kit and follw-up support
I recently bought a Lorex system after researching a few of the DIY kits out there because it offered the most features and a good value. I installed it pretty quickly and was up and running in no time. The manuals are pretty good and their website tips helped a bit too. I did have a problem getting the remote internet access running since my network uses a dual router setup. But I was really impressed when a telephone call with the Tech Support guy resolved my problem quickly and he went extra mile by troubleshooting an IE issue I was having! Great support
This is a fine product with great remote connectivity
Location: Austin, TX
Pros: easy set up., ease of use, e-mails sent w/ snapshot on alarms
Cons: infra-red images are grainy. Model Number:
"We purchased this product in Austin, TX last month to remotely monitor my 98 year old mother in her home from our home. This system is extremely easy to setup and intitive to use. The DVR is totally silent and has been running 24x7 without a problem. Although we monitor the system from our home, we can monitor from a notebook, tablet, iPhone or Mac real-time from any Free Wifi HotSpot making it versatile. This is really helpful if we are travelling. Since this is used as a monitoring system, and not used to download data, we use the least expensive Timewarner Internet plan available ($21/mo) rather than the 'Standard Plan". Lorex provides a free DDNS Service with the purchase, which means that you have your own secure means to connect to your DVR "Server" at anytime at no cost. The system can be quickly configured to send e-mails to your SmartPhone together with a picture of what the camera caught that triggered the 'alarm'. It also allows us to remotely playback anything the cameras have captured over the last month with a few mouse clicks. The cameras are color and run on infra-red when there is low light conditions or in total darkness, so we can always see see what is happening. The only drawback is that the images are not 100% crystal clear like on your HDTV when in infra-red mode. This is not a defect with the system but simply a limitation of the technology that is used. The price was a reasonable given that you got a computer (DVR), fully installed software, a free DDNS Service, and 8 color cameras with 60 foot length cables. So far this is certainly a good purchase. It allows to watch over my mother-in-law in case she falls or has any other difficulty that would otherwise be ignored in an assisted living facility and a heck of a lot cheaper than $7,000 per month."
Location: Port Orchard WA
Pros: user-friendly, very customizable, remote monitoring is surprisingly good, motion detection really helps save hd space., cameras look awesome
Cons: dvr fan a little loud.
Model Number: ECO2/16 channel
"I just wanted to say that I am very appreciative of your products. About 6 months ago, I bought a Lorex 16-channel ECO2 DVR/8 Cam kit from Costco. I installed it over two weekends at my residence and had a great time doing it! I can now watch my home when I’m away and I really have a broadened sense of security whenever I leave. I’ve been in law enforcement and security most of my professional life and really believe in your product. Very equivalent to my multi-million dollar cctv system at work. It’s extremely user-friendly, has tons of customization options and provides a crisp picture locally (on my home monitor) and over the internet. Your customer service staff is very pleasant as well. I had to call them once to help with port blocking on my router.
Anyway, I think you have wonderful products, great staff and a truly amazing company doing some amazing things. Thanks for providing me with an affordable and reliable system to help protect my home and family. Highly recommend Lorex CCTV systems."
Love these cameras
I have used quite a few different systems and this one was very simple and easy to figure out. The cameras have really good picture, in fact we forgot to remove the protective film and still saw a better picture then most of the other ones I've seen. My only negative comment is the box is very noisy, but that's to be somewhat expected with its size. Also, I wish they offered a higher playback speed, at as fast as it goes, it's still super slow. Night vision is great though!