Record and view impressive 4K video with this powerful recorder, providing Ultra HD resolution with superior detail and definition. This recorder also features advanced person/vehicle motion detection available on up to four channels, so you only receive alerts important to you. Smart Search allows you to filter motion events by area, time/date and person/vehicle, saving time when reviewing footage. With convenient voice control and smart home compatibility, 4K resolution, and advanced motion detection, this recorder covers all the bases.
See more with Color Night Vision™
Make nighttime recognition of people and objects easier using clear color video in low light conditions such as porchlights and streetlights.
This system sets off a loud intruder alert to deter crime. You can turn the camera siren on and off from the app providing real-time theft deterrence.
Monitor your property with four cameras
These weatherproof Ultra HD 4K security cameras boast high-definition resolution.
View and record from up to eight channels
Add more devices to ensure that your whole home is safe from intruders.
Set and forget with hard drive storage
Comes with pre-installed security-grade duty-cycle 2TB hard drive.
See more than ever before
Capture clear visual evidence with 4K Ultra HD and advanced 16x digital zoom.
Infrared night vision lets you see in dark
Keep an eye on things with exceptionally long-range IR night vision up to 150' at night.
Viewing angle up to 111°
Expertly captures a wide angle of your property for exceptional security at all times.
Outdoor security cameras for all-weather coverage
The professional-grade cameras feature lightweight vandal-resistant polycarbonate protected housing, each camera is IP67-rated and can withstand temperatures from -22° to 140°F.
Advanced Person/Vehicle motion detection
Allows you to only receive notifications on your mobile device when a person or vehicle is detected by the camera, reducing false alerts from other types of motion, such as animals or branches swaying in the wind.
Works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa
For easy voice operations.
Connected on the go
Get set up in an instant and stay connected with free Lorex Secure™ app. Get important motion alerts, enjoy remote live viewing in HD, and review recorded videos.
HDMI and VGA outputs
Connect to a wide range of compatible displays for versatile viewing, including your HDTV, LCD or plasma TV. USB connectivity makes it easy to transfer stored footage.
Check in anytime from anywhere
You can stream live video from your home to your mobile device.
Motion-activated warning light
The bright customizable LED light warns off would-be intruders.
This system features premium 60' UL/CM rated in-wall fire-resistant cables.
Reliable and secure local storage with no hidden fees
Store up to 35 days of motion recording with customizable recording resolution, frame rate, and quality settings.
2x 4-in-1 camera power supply, DVR power adapter
8 x UL/CM-rated 60ft in-wall fire resistant cables
Lorex 8-Channel, 8-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Wired 4K 2TB DVR Surveillance System
Remote control, mouse, HDMI and Ethernet cables
Camera Power Source
Number Of Cameras Included
Field Of View
Indoor Or Outdoor Use
Minimum Operating Temperature
-40 degrees fahrenheit
Maximum Operating Temperature
131 degrees fahrenheit
1280 x 720, 1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160
Number Of Channels
Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant
8-Channel, 8-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Wired 4K UHD 2TB DVR Surveillance System
Lorex - 8-Channel, 4-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Wired 4K UHD 2TB DVR Surveillance System - White
I am not a security camera expert although I do have some personal experience of my own having setup a few camera systems in the past. Most of my experience has been with wired and wireless IP cameras systems. They both have some advantages and limitation which made me want to try a package like this Lorex system. My current setup has been wireless outside cameras that have their own batteries. They have worked well but if you have to many notification your battery life suffers. So you have to be very careful what you allow to trigger them. Also they have to be mounted high enough so they are not stolen. That means you can plan on getting a ladder out every few months or weeks to charge the batteries. A wired IP camera like this wired Lorex system is still restricted as to where you can run the wiring. But unlike the Lorex system if you have more than a couple IP cameras you risk slowing down your home network with camera traffic you might not care about. This is one area where a true wired solution like the Lorex system excels. It’s always on and recording and the only time it affects your wireless network is if your viewing them on a phone or tablet.. Which of course you wouldn’t need to do that unless you get a notification or your just watching them because you can. The wireless IP cameras give you a lot of flexibility in where you might mount them, but that doesn’t do away with the network traffic or pulling out your ladder every few weeks. In this review I felt getting the cameras professionally mounted was the only true way to review them. I had the camera install quoted by several companies. Not one of them had any concerns that I already had the camera kit and I only wanted them installed. This seems to be a very common request and in each quote that was never an issue. I had prices quoted starting from around $85 to just over $100 per camera. Best Buy also quoted the installation and although they were competitive in the pricing I went with a local company only because of there lower pricing and excellent online reviews. My home is a two story and I could only install three of the four cameras because of the limited access in the attic to run the wires. Still I have almost complete outside coverage and much more than my wireless setup due to needing to place them so I could access them regularly. The actual install was about one hour for each camera. The security company that installed the cameras knew the Lorex brand very well and had nothing but good things to say about them. They were very impressed with the quality of the 4K images as was I. Also being Lorex they knew the software interface and although I really didn’t need any help on the configuration they could have helped me if I had needed it. I had already setup each camera and tested each one before they were installed. I had them setup to be viewed by my computers, tablet and phone before the install. When viewed on a monitor connected directly to the DVR you have a very comprehensive software program. I could go on for pages on the options I have including how and when the cameras send me notifications if specific zones detect motion. My wireless cameras has some of this capability but nowhere near the level of control I have with the Lorex system. I also must say the speed of the image cannot be compared in how much faster it is then the IP cameras. From my prior experience to get this level of security camera software that supports up to 64 cameras would easily exceed the cost of this whole package even adding in the installation. There is some very good free security camera software you can get but you will spend quite a bit of time learning it and setting it up. If you have cameras from different supplier that maybe a better option but I have to say it would still be hard to be the plug and play solution most people want and even with that you are not likely to get the amount of features packed here. This is really a great camera system for the price. The installer also commented on how much he liked these cameras and that’s all he does all day. So you really are getting a professional package here and if you have a single level home you may not need a professional installer. I am just getting a little old to go up 20 feet on a ladder and my attic is not a friendly place to do any work. I still have some final adjustments to make on setting up camera zones so I get accurate notifications but I am not having any issues streaming to my phone and the image quality over the wireless battery cameras is much better. Often you see news stories where they show camera images and you wonder why they don’t have a better image. I am sure you can pay for a better image but you are giving up very little here. I am very satisfied with the quality of the cameras, software and tools provided to access them. This is a great package that I can expect to get many years of service from. If you are a DIY person or do what I did and get an installer to help you, this package is an excellent choice.
The Lorex surveillance security system is an excellent investment to protect your loved ones and your property. If you have decided to invest money in a security system, it is wiser to get a system which gives the best protection and which will be reliable. This wired system can provide that, and it has the latest technology to view on a mobile device. The instruction is good enough and gives every detail of the installation process. After connecting the cameras to the base/DVR and the power is turned on, the rest is simple; the system has a setup wizard that guides the rest of the process. After everything is complete, you have live 4K recording and a great surveillance system watching over your property.
Wired vs. Wireless: Wired systems system can be a bit challenging when running cables from the base station to the cameras, but this effort will give you a professional quality installation. The wired system doesn’t require batteries, thus eliminating the frequent hassle of removing, recharging, and replacing dead batteries. A wired system is more reliable because cameras with dead batteries can’t record. Another possible issue is that batteries may leak, explode, and lose recharging capability; which will require future additional expense replacing them. Sometimes it is tiring, or we forget to do the task of replacing batteries. Compared to wireless, the wired system has less chance of the signal being hacked or manipulated. Lorex connects to the internet for instant mobile app video viewing and camera configuration but if there is a concern about having a security system on the internet, this Lorex system function well without connecting to a network (it is optional).
Installation Recommendation: Connect all cameras to DVR to see that they work properly before running the wires throughout the building and attaching the cameras to the wall. Having this system power plug connected to a UPS battery backup would be great for when there is a power outage or when a thief cut off the property’s power. If the 60 ft (ca. 18 m) cable provided with the kit is not long enough for your setup, Best Buy sells longer 4K video cables. I use a hammer drill run each camera wire through the wall, then I ran all wires on the ceiling of the inside, and I covered all wires with crown molding- the house is now more secure, and it looks nice with new crown molding.
Conclusion: A wireless system might be easier, but I have mentioned a couple of trade offs for going that route. A lot of DIY systems use cloud storage and charge a monthly service fee. The Lorex system records 4K quality, has an internal 2 TB hard drive, and the video are viewable on a mobile device. The setting can be conveniently controlled using the Lorex Home app. With the app I have turned on/off notification on some cameras, set preference for motion detection area “SmartZone,” and set schedule for continues recording. Overall, this a DIY surveillance system with professional quality features. I like it!
My situation: I had an outdated night owl system that used BNC, so I bought this Lorex set so I can just use the existing BNCs and just swap out the cameras and DVR. The first 3 cameras were installed: the first one worked great, so I went onto the second one--also worked great; then went onto the third. Then I came back to check out the images. The first camera feed now flashes "loading/Lorex" back and forth. Then the second camera started doing it. Only the 3rd camera stayed on/functioned properly. So basically 2/8 cams were defective, possibly more; I'm not going to waste time installing the rest. The thing is, the first two cams worked initially, then seemed to have stopped after several minutes. I Googled the issues, found Lorex instructions to try and swap out ports around (good for bad, vice versa), did that and the bad camera still displays "loading." Tried swapping power supplies, even using the new included power adapters, still no cigar. Firmware says Up to Date. Did a factory reset, no cigar. So at this point, I think the cameras were defective, after troubleshooting according to Lorex instructions. Unless a miracle happens after this review, I will be returning it for another brand (maybe Swann).
The good: great pictures, even night time.
The bad: defective cameras; loud DVR fan (I can't comment on the rest: I haven't even gotten to the phone app, or check out the recording, IR detection, motion, etc.).
4 out of 5
3 out of 5
Ease of Use
2 out of 5
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Ease of use, Set up, Video quality
For home use
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great starter package, expandable for planning
Ease of use, Set up, Video quality
For home use
This is a WIRED camera package. That being said, plan camera placement and wiring paths before hand. The kit includes 4 cameras which are HD but can downplay to standard to save NVR space. I've attached both from the same camera to compare the difference in definition. These come with 60' wiring adapters that will run both camera/control feed and the power input. The field of view is wide, about 110 degrees.
The NVR is easy to setup, includes a mouse (USB), an HDMI cable for a monitor, and its power supply. It can also output VGA. The initial setup is very point and click allowing each camera to be seen for actual image. You can adjust the area on each camera for motion alerts, in case you have one pointed at a busy street.
The NVR also has an additional capacity for 4 more cameras, totaling 8. The additional 4 would need to be purchased separately, but use the standard BNC connection.
The only downside I've seen so far is there is no pc application for control. Control is either directly on NVR, through a phone app, or web-browser based. The phone app is intuitive, easy to control or change settings. Cameras can be viewed and alerts/notifications can be set. Geo-fencing can be enabled on the phone app so notifications are disabled within your home. This setting will burn your phone battery up however, as location services must always be on. I've used this app the most (iPhone), and have enjoyed the ability to enable a warning light on each camera, or there is a siren deterrent built-in to each. The siren isn't deafening, but is noticeable.
Personally I had been planning to install a camera system, and wanted a wired kit. This is a great system to start with, and I like that I can add more cameras if desired.
Being my first surveillance system, I wasn't sure how hard it would be to set one up. I am a technical person and while I have never completed a wiring run or run wires through walls, I can say this is the hardest part about the setup. Once you get through this step, the rest of the setup is easy.
I have done much research and through my research, I have always found experts and in general, people who own a camera system, say it is better to have a wired system vs wireless. While I will not talk about all the benefits, a few are not worrying about batteries, wireless security, and it affecting your network performance. After running the cables to the Lorex DVR, their setup was very easy and simple. Although a few of their menus to navigate around the different settings looks complicated (they have lots of features), they take you step by step to configure your cameras the way you would like.
Out of all the features my favorites are being able to select which areas of the camera you would like for the camera to ignore motion and for the cameras to actually be a deterrent system. For example, if you setup a camera for your front door to record when there is motion, you can set it to ignore any motion from cars passing by (a very nice addition). Using that same example, you can also setup that at certain times of day when it detects motion to sound a siren or give a warning message. This is great! In each camera the kit comes with has a small speaker that is able to do this.
Being a 4k surveillance system the picture is fantastic. The cameras are rated for 30 feet of night vision and I can certainly say they can reach that while still having clear picture. After 30 feet, it starts to get grainy but depending on how you setup your cameras another camera can compensate for that area.
Overall, I can definitely recommend this system to anyone looking to setup a surveillance system for the first time or if you already have one. Setup is easy, picture is great, and can even deter a thief with a siren if it ever comes to it!
I had repeated video loss and What honestly really killed me keeping this item was the 15 day return policy. If it was 30 day I would of kept trying to figure out the issue and would of kept if I could resolve it.
4K picture was sharp, great detail in images. Lots of clarity. Multiple motion sensitivity zones per camera. You can have 24 / hr recording and motion detect notifications so you can review anything any time but only get notified. (Incase maybe you think something happened between notifications.)
Mainly I kept losing video feed. This may of been an issue with me some how it’s not widely reported. But what good is a camera that doesn’t work.
Poor instructions come in the box. The manual online is very detailed and expansive but hard to navigate. There is a learning curve with setting it up beyond the basic Out of the box settings. I didn’t find the system to be really intuitive.
Built in light : I’m not sure it’s rating in Lumens but I’d have to guess it’s like 10. It’s not very bright at all. If you use it might as well set it to flash as it’s only purpose is to make someone look at the camera. It doesn’t light up anything. Definitely not enough to see any better at night if you’re hoping to use it as a motion activated spot light.
Color Night Vision : I have flood lights over my garage and the camera was adjacent. They’re pretty bright but unless I really tweaked the color settings on the camera it stayed in black and white.
Clearly it needs not just a little ambient lighting. It needs a fair amount.
It seemed that a partially cloud day would trigger the motion sensor as clouds went over. Might be needing sensitivity adjustment. Did the same when I had inside and room would get lighter and darker.
The other notes from my experience :
I did as the instructions suggested. I hooked everything up in my dining room and actually let it run for a day and a half made sure all camera and cables worked. It was good.
I set up the first camera. Set it for 24/7 recording with motion notifications. Crawled thru my attic etc. ran the cable seemed ok, walked around got notifications and seemed fine. Then I noticed the next day I didn’t have a notification when i pulled the car out of the driveway. I looked further into it and there was a video loss for a period of time. I had a couple. I check settings to make sure I had it set to 24/7 recording. 2TB HD might as well use it.
So We ordered a pizza, I had the unit connected to a monitor right next to my computer and I figured hey I’ll see the pizza guy pull up and then go answer the door. About 5 mins later the screen went black and said Lorex and I realized no camera feed. I checked the power cables next to me restarted the system camera came back on. 10 mins later feed loss again.
Do some research - I even un mounted the camera made sure connections were good - still kept having this issue. One of the suggestions was a bad HD or bad power. Check the cables connection etc, try different power plug. Did those. The HD suggested opening it up and disconnecting HD - but a 13 day old unit shouldn’t be needing this plus I wasn’t going to open it up - sounds like a great way to void return / warranty. So instead I left it go another day see it it still happened after I checked the cable in the attic and tried different power source and it still happened.
So that was day 14 I was out of time to trouble shoot it was keep it or return it - so I took it back the next day.
Had they worked properly I’d be posting a much more favorable review.
The Lorex wired 4k surveillance system is very good overall.
In the box, you have a very large base with a plethora of connections for cameras, HDMI out, a USB port, and a few other ports. I would have thought the base could be a lot smaller than it is and a lot more quiet. It tends to run a bit hot, which may at least partly explain the size (better ventilation). It's about the size of a 13" laptop, if the laptop were close to 2 inches thick. The base has to connect directly to your router or modem. It also needs a monitor connection for setup. the contains a 2 TB HD, so you have plenty of room to record video.
There are different camera configurations. In this particularly set, there are four 4k cameras. The cameras are excellent. Images are clear. Mounting is straightforward. Basically, you plug them in, and they work like a charm. Resolution is strong. Clarity is excellent. Field of vision is a little more restrictive than I'd prefer (about a 90-degree range), but I would guess that's part of the trade-off of having 4k. The cameras allow for digital zoom. They also have pretty good night vision.
The cameras include a power cord that all four cameras connect to. This is a little bit limiting, but manageable.
There are four cables to run from the base to the cameras. Each cable is about 65 feet long. This could can be a problem for installation. For instance, due to the need to be connected to the router and monitor, I had to set my base unit up in my office, which is on the front corner of my house. The home is reasonably sized, and the included cables are too short to reach to the opposite corner of the house outside. But as long as you are careful, the cables do buy you a decent range for placement options. Just remember you have to account for vertical distances as well. There are longer cables available for purchase separately.
I wanted to use the system a little while before posting a review. That's in part because the initial setup was a bit disappointing. Included with the system is a pretty cheap wired mouse. When you start the install, it looks like you're installing something for Windows 95, or maybe even DOS. You cannot connect a keyboard to the system, but you have to enter a password. You do this by clicking on the virtual keyboard beside the password box. I swear it took me more than five minutes to figure that out. I kept trying to change the user name instead, but it wouldn't let me enter that field.
Regardless, once the setup is complete, you have a set of screens that are not super intuitive unless you designed it. You can toggle between viewing the cameras and getting to other settings. You have to poke around with it a bit because the instructions are not particularly helpful.
I know that sounds fairly negative. And it was not a pleasant experience. But once you get it up and running and get a little more used to it, it works fine. I do wish the UI were a lot more modern, but it is functional.
Meanwhile, you do have access and a significant level of control via the app, which thankfully is much more modern than the UI for the base. Just make sure you download the correct Lorex App. For the camera system, you want Lorex Home, not Lorex Secuity.
Once the system is up and running and you get comfortable with the UI, it's pretty awesome. It comes across much more like a "professional" security system than a DIY.
Overall, I'm very pleased. It excels at the basic things I wanted it to do. I hope they find a way to improve setup and the UI. My suggestion would be to include BT and let your phone be the interface for setup.
My rating for this is really 4.25 stars, but the system doesn't work in fractions. If the field of view were a bit wider (say 120 degrees) and the UI and setup were improved, this would be a clear 5-star product. Even with the few flaws, it is an excellent security camera system that I am confident recommending.
A:AnswerIt SAYS 30, but 4K cameras right now use 7 frames per second. 7 is the most you can select in the recording menu, which coincidentally can only be accessed through an Internet Explorer 11 web browser, not the Lorex mobile app.
In fact, everything related to camera settings, recording settings, hard drive, network, etc - can only be accessed through IE11 on a desktop Windows computer- and that's only after allowing some components to be installed (ActiveX) which are no longer supported by new browsers (like Edge, Chrome, etc). You basically have to figure out the DVR's address on your network, go there in IE11, and then you can see the menu.
Unfortunately- turning down the camera recording setting to 5MP, 3MP, 1080P, 720P, etc DOES NOT change the frames per second choices. If you hook up an older 1080P camera to the system, it will allow up to 30 frames per second, but these 4K cameras do not. Even after selecting lower resolutions, confirming, and refreshing the menu - 7 is the max you can select.
This means crystal clear 4K backgrounds, but blurry moving people and cars.
A:AnswerI have the 8 camera 4K Lorex System. I have my system set up to send an email whenever motion is detected to my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. This camera system will also send notifications through the Lorex App to your smartphone with a link to playback the review of what motion was detected. I turned it off because it got to be worrisome after a while. If you need to use this feature, I strongly suggest you enable motion detection with ONLY people and vehicle.
A:AnswerYes you can, once you are connected to the internet you will have to download an app. Once you download the app you are able to see them live, or watch previously recorded videos on your phone or tablet.
A:AnswerIf by waterproof you mean can they be installed outside where they will get wet, then yes. I installed mine last week and since we’ve had a couple days of good downpours and there have been no issues with the cameras or wires at all.
A:AnswerYou need a monitor connected to the DVR to setup the system. Once it's set up, you can use the monitor to view the cameras without internet service. But, if you wand to view the cameras on a cell phone, tablet or PC you need internet service.
A:AnswerIf you have a DVR with only 4 ports for 4 cameras, you are out of luck. In order to add more cameras, you will need a DVR that can handle 8 or 16 cameras. If Best buy doesn't sell extra cameras, you can purchase them directly from Lorex. Their website will tell you which cameras work with your DVR.