No, Lorex does not have traditional home security systems in the sense of being able to purchase motion detectors, door/window sensors, smoke detectors, and smart home devices. Lorex provides camera systems that are designed for those whose main goal is video monitoring.
What Sets Lorex Apart?
Founded in 1991, Lorex is a security company that offers innovative products like 2K and 4K camera systems to help families protect their homes. Lorex is not like traditional home security providers in the sense of offering equipment packages that include motion detectors, door/window sensors, smoke detectors, and smart home devices, but Lorex is great for you if you want to be able to monitor your home through video surveillance. Plus, with Lorex, you won’t have to be concerned with an installation fee and monthly monitoring fee.
Through either of Lorex’s mobile apps (Home, Cloud, or Cirrus), you can receive notifications and monitor your home remotely. All of your footage will be stored either on a digital video recorder (DVR) or network video recorder (NVR). You can choose whether or not you want a system that requires wired-power or wire-free, battery-power. Learn more about some of the systems that Lorex has to offer with our overview.
Lorex Equipment and Features
Wire-Free Outdoor Camera – LWB4901
This wire-free Lorex camera is built to capture 1080p HD video and allows for up to 95 ft. of night vision. It also boasts a maximum wireless signal range of 600 ft. and features Adaptive Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) to reduce signal conflicts. This camera is designed with an IP66 weatherproof rating, but you’re free to use it indoors or outdoors.
4K Ultra HD Audio Security Camera – LBV8721AB
This 4K Ultra HD security camera provides 4 times the viewing detail of 1080p cameras. You’ll be able to see in color during the day and night with up to 150 ft. of night vision. A built-in microphone will allow you to listen in and record audio (you’ll need to ensure audio recording is permitted in your jurisdiction). A metal housing and vandal-resistant design bolsters the durability and security of this device. For power, this camera comes comes with a 60 ft. power cable.
5MP Super HD Outdoor Security Camera – C581CB
This Lorex security camera provides more than double the resolution of a 1080p camera. This device boasts up to 120 ft. of night vision with color viewing. It’s designed to withstand the elements with an IP67 weatherproof rating and a metal housing.
4K Ultra HD Smart Deterrence IP Camera – E891AB
Built with LED warning lights and a siren for deterrence, this 4K Ultra HD camera is ideal for monitoring and helping to ward off unwanted visitors. You’ll be able to see in color during the day and night with up to 150 ft. of night vision. Smart Motion technology allows the camera to distinguish motion between people and vehicles, which spares you from unnecessary alerts. This camera also has an IP67 weatherproof rating and metal housing, extending its durability for all-season use.
Wire-Free DVR – LHB926
This wire-free Lorex DVR is equipped with 1080p HD resolution and can support up to 6 wire-free cameras. You can record up to 2 years of video clips, avoiding monthly fees for cloud storage. Through the Lorex Cirrus app, you’ll be able to select custom motion zones and view your connected cameras remotely.
4K Ultra High Definition DVR – D841A81B
Not only does this DVR boast 4K Ultra HD video recording, but it is also able to handle 24/7 monitoring of your home. This device has a security grade hard drive and will alert you whenever motion is detected. You’ll be able to zoom in on distant objects and can watch live video or recordings on your TV if you have Chromecast. Want to control your DVR by voice, this device is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
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|Equipment price starts at||$439.99||$499.99||$689.99|
|24/7 Professional monitoring||No||No||No|
|Smart device compatible||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Frequently Asked Questions About Lorex Security
Does Lorex have traditional home security systems?
Are Lorex camera systems installed by professionals?
No, Lorex camera systems are designed for self-installation (DIY). Lorex claims that they their installation processes are easy to follow, and everything you need will be included with your kit. Typically, with each camera system you can expect to find 60 ft. of cable, screws and anchors, and a power adaptor and/or receiver. You may need a ladder, screwdrivers, and a power drill to help with installation.
Does Lorex have monitoring plans?
No, Lorex does not offer any monitoring plans. You’ll be responsible for monitoring your security system. Lorex makes this easy, however, through either of their mobile apps, allowing to get notifications, view live video feeds, and even set custom motion zones.
How is my camera footage stored?
Lorex provides 2 methods for storage: by digital video recorder (DVR) or network video recorder (NVR). A DVR is older technology and processes video through an encoder. Lorex DVR systems use a single BNC cable for power and video transmission. An NVR is newer and processes video at the camera. NVR systems are also powered by ethernet cable, commonly known as Power Over Ethernet (PoE).
What’s the difference between Lorex’s mobile apps?
Lorex has three mobile apps: Lorex Home, Lorex Cloud, and Lorex Cirrus. Your Lorex security system will determine the Lorex app that you can use. Each mobile app gives you access to alerts, remove viewing, and the ability to customize camera settings.