While there is much to consider when you're selecting a home security solution, you've taken a good first step by considering Lorex as your provider because the company has been a pioneer in the home security world for over two decades. Lorex security solutions help give you peace of mind by using cutting-edge technology that lets you keep an eye on the things you love from anywhere in the world. A Lorex security camera can record 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or it can be motion activated. Either way, it records and sends video files to a DVR (digital video recorder) or an NVR (network video recorder), each with a specially designed, security-certified hard drive, to be sure you're able to see everything you want to see. Plus, you can use the Lorex app for remote viewing via your smartphone or tablet from anywhere.
There are several questions you'll need to answer to determine the best Lorex security camera system for you. What are the areas of concern around your property, and how many are there? Will you need more than one Lorex camera? You can get a Lorex security camera system at Best Buy with 2, 4, 6 or 8 cameras, and depending on the model you choose, you can add more cameras as needed—up to 16. Do you want a Lorex security camera with night vision capability? Or color night vision? And what resolution will work best for you? Simply put, the higher the resolution, the larger the video and the more details you'll be able to make out. You can choose 720p, full HD 1080p or Lorex 4K 2160p UHD. Do you want your Lorex security camera to have tilt-zoom capability? Or day/night mode, which automatically switches the video from color to black and white in low light? Other security measures around your home may help with deciding which security system you should get and where to place your cameras. For instance, if you have a reliable door alarm that can alert you to an intrusion, or if you have security lighting strategically placed around your home, you can take these security measures into account when you select your Lorex security camera configuration in order to create a complete home security setup.
Installing Your Lorex Security Camera
Another decision you'll have to make is whether a wired system or a wireless system will work best for you. Generally, both will provide the same quality and offer the same or similar features, though wired systems are often considered a better choice if your system will have more than four cameras. Also, if you do choose to go with Lorex wireless security cameras, you'll want to be certain that you have a reliable router on your home network, because wireless security cameras depend on the router to send video data from the built-in transmitter to a receiver, and if your router stops working, so do your cameras. Along the same lines, you might also want to consider a battery backup to cover you in the event that your power goes out, because both wired and wireless systems require a power source.
For help making any of these decisions, along with assistance installing and concealing cameras, installing and configuring the DVR, connecting everything to your network, verifying setup, and learning how to use your security system, you can count on Geek Squad® for wired security camera installation or any other help you need.