A Few Things To Know Before We Begin
I have to say I was very excited to try out the Lorex Smart Outdoor Wi-Fi Security Camera. I’ve had a traditional monitored home security system for years, but don’t currently have any home security cameras. Recently, I’ve noticed a sharp uptick in outdoor cameras and doorbell cameras around the neighborhood and have been intrigued by the idea of adding some kind of video security to my home.
This Lorex camera checked all the boxes for me: Wi-Fi connection, easy install, customizable setup and on-the-go app access to monitor activity. As you can see, I don’t need much.
In fact, this camera has a lot more powerful features that would serve a small business just as well as a single family home like mine. That’s part of what I liked about it – you can customize it for your needs.
Before I dive into my review, here’s a few things to know about me and my home that will give some context to my observations and experiences with this Lorex camera. I live on a cul-de-sac in a very safe neighborhood (think very traditionally suburban). I am definitely not handy. As we all know, “do it yourself” (DIY) means different things to different people. For me, building IKEA furniture and assembling kids toys is my comfort zone. If a project requires much more than a basic power drill, I’m out. Luckily, the setup was not much more involved than hanging a shelf or picture on the wall.
What I Want
While this camera can be used indoors, I was interested in setting it up outside on my front porch. Sure, knowing who is coming and going is helpful, but like I said, my neighborhood is pretty safe. If I’m being honest, I’m mostly concerned about keeping an eye on all the packages that get delivered weekly. (Yes we have an Amazon Prime problem). With our busy schedules, it’s common for packages to sit on our porch all day – maybe even longer. And with the rise in package theft, I definitely wanted to see what I could do to protect my home before the holiday season. Alright, let’s get to it.