This post is sponsored by Lorex Technology Inc.
We live in a nice neighborhood and, to be honest, I’ve always felt pretty safe and even now I feel safe. However, there’s been a little bit of trouble in the neighborhood more recently. A few cars have been broken into and there seem to be people out and about in the middle of the night.
Plus, I have teenagers that I like to keep an eye on basically all the time. So when Lorex offered to send me one of their systems I was pumped to try it out. They sent me the Lorex Weatherproof Indoor/Outdoor Wire-Free Home Surveillance Security System, 1080p HD Cameras with Night Vision and 2-Way Talk (2 Pack) that also includes 6 Channel HD 1080p DVR with a 1 TB storage hard drive.
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7 Best Lorex Security Camera Features
After testing it out I am really enjoying certain features.
1. Wireless Cameras
The Lorex cameras are wireless and instead run off long-lasting rechargeable batteries. It is extremely easy to switch out the batteries without taking down the camera. You can also plug the camera into an outlet for continuous power using the included power adapter if you want to.
2. Ultra-Wide Coverage
Each 1080p security camera provides a wide 140-degree field of view and has a wireless signal range of up to 600 feet.
3. 150 Feet of Night Vision
The Lorex cameras are equipped with infrared LEDs to provide clear video quality for up to 150 feet in low ambient light.
4. 2-WAY TALK
With the app, you have the ability to listen or talk directly to anyone on your property with the built-in mic and speaker. You can use the Lorex Cloud mobile app for Android or iPhone to view, listen, and talk.
5. No Monitoring Service is Required
I do not like to pay for home security monitoring. I’m not saying it’s a waste of money, but in the several years, I had one of those paid services I was basically just throwing away money. In fact, there was one time the system called the police for a false alarm and they fined me for it. Even something like the Nest doorbell requires an annual fee to be used fully.
The Lorex does not need monitoring and there’s no monthly fee. You buy one of their systems like the 1080p Wire Free Camera System, 6 Battery Powered Black Outdoor Metal Cameras install them, get it all set up in the app and that’s it! The system keeps your footage safe and secure within the 1TB of local storage space on the certified hard drive that is located within the DVR that comes with the cameras. It will record video for all 6 cameras.
6. Water Proof Cameras
The weather in Portland is not ideal. It rains a lot, so the last thing I want is a camera that can’t handle rain. These wire-free cameras have an IP66 waterproof rating. This means that they can withstand extreme weather conditions, such as torrential downpours and snowstorms. They are also capable of operating in temperatures ranging from -4° to 113°F (-20° to 45°C). So no matter where you live, the weather won’t interfere with your camera’s performance.
7. Easy to Use
It could not have been any simpler to put them together, install, and start using.
3 Reasons I am Loving the Lorex Security Cameras
1. Peace of Mind While Traveling
As you know we travel a lot, so it’s nice to be able to watch the house from anywhere in the world. The Lorex system works off your wifi, so as long as your wifi is good you can check your cameras from anywhere in the world.
2. No Teens Sneaking Out
My kids basically cannot find any way out of the house without me knowing. My teens are pretty mild. I doubt they would sneak out, but at least I’ve completely taken the option away.
I feel safer for multiple reasons.
People with ill intentions will be deterred just by seeing the cameras. In fact, according to a study done by University of North Carolina at Charlotte researcher Joseph Kuhns from the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
- 83% of burglars say they’ll leave a home if they see an alarm system or an alarm company sign in a yard/window.
- When selecting a target most burglars said they considered signs of increased security — including alarm signs, alarms, dogs inside, and outdoor cameras or other surveillance equipment.
In addition to preventing a possible burglary, you always know who is at your door from looking at the app.
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Lorex makes fantastic security cameras! Thanks for this in depth post, very useful. It might be time for me to invest in security cameras myself.
We’ve recently had a few small burglaries in the neighbourhood, so I may invest. The wide-angle lens is really important!
The lorex system sounds perfect with all its’ features. We could have used these cameras when we lived in Oakland. It was so annoying having packages stolen from our front porch (we learned to send items to our office instead).
These are dangerous days, wherever we live. I don’t think there’s a place that’s a hundred percent safe. Security cameras and monitors like these are really helpful
Security cameras are definitely helpful, especially if you live somewhere that’s unsafe!
Sounds like I absolutely need to check into these!
These security cameras seem nice. All of us need security these day and having a security camera is surely a first step.