Lorex 4K Security Camera System – How to Protect Your Home!

February 21, 2020 0 By Kailee Schamberger

– I’m Andru Edwards and
you’re watching “Gear Live.” (upbeat music) Being able to monitor your
home, no matter where you are, offers a tremendous
amount of peace of mind. But, these days many people
are also worried about relying on cloud services
from Google, Ring and others, that may leave your private data exposed. In this video I give you
a look at a system that offers the best of both worlds in the Lorex 4K Smart NVR Security System. What is going on tech squad. Andru Edwards here,
Editor-in-Chief of gearlive.com and as I mentioned today
we’re talking about the Lorex Smart 4K NVR Security System. In this set in particular, features four 4K smart security cameras, which also include
deterrent security features. Now in this video I’m
going to be giving you my top five features of the
Lorex Security System. And why I think it makes sense
to give a system like this a serious look when determining the best security monitoring
options for your home. Especially in this day and age when privacy is a major concern. Before we get started, let me give a big thank
you to Lorex for sending over the system and for
sponsoring this video. Now before I give you
my top five features, of the Lorex Security System, let me give you an overview of what you’re going to find in the box. First, you get the cameras. As I mentioned earlier,
you get four of these 4K Ultra HD smart deterrents IP cameras, which give you a 111 degree field of view and record in high dynamic range to give you great video quality. The cameras are IP67 rated
which means they’ll work even in harsh weather conditions, in temperatures as high
as 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Along with the cameras you
also get a quick start guide, a mounting kit, and a CAT 5E ethernet cable for connecting each camera to the NVR. Speaking of which, you also get the Lorex N841
4K network video recorder. And this set in particular includes a NVR with three terabyte’s of storage and uses a security-grade hard drive which that’s meant specifically
for 24/7 monitoring and is an enough to store 11
days of continuous recording, from the four cameras, at 4K, 15 frames per second. Or, can record one month of
motion recording instead, which means it’s only
going to record the footage where motion has been detected. Along with the NVR you
also get a power cable, USB mouse, ethernet cable, HDMI cable and a quick start guide. All right, now, let’s more on to my top five features of the
Lorex Security System. Starting with Smart Home Integration. Smart Home Integration
of devices like cameras adds a nice level of convenience when you want to access them. With Lorex this means that
not only can you pull up both live and recorded video feeds, using a display that’s
connected directly to the NVR, but you can also access it on an Apple TV or Google Chrome Cast, that’s on the same network. You can also quickly
access footage and features with voice commands, using both Amazon’s Alexa,
and the Google assistant. This means you can ask Alexa or Google to show you the backyard
camera on a Nest Hub or an Amazon Echo Show. You can ask them to turn
the lights on or off on a specific camera, or you can even ask them
to sound the siren alarm on a camera as well. And of course, this is
all just using your voice. Moving on to the next major feature of the Lorex Smart NVR 4K Screening System, let’s talk about privacy. With the Lorex set up, all
your recording and footage is stored directly on the NVR, which remains in your possession. There’s no requirement
to send your camera feeds to any cloud service provider, nor do you have to pay
a monthly storage fee, or cloud service fee, in order to store, or
access your recordings. Instead, everything
lives on the Lorex NVR, which you can physically access anytime and view right on a display. Or, by using the Lorex Home app. Even better you can use the system with, or without, connecting it
directly to the internet. In other words, if you
don’t want any of your data to be accessible remotely
at all, and you only want to be able to use it on-site, you don’t care about things
like notification alerts, you can keep it 100% off-line. When it comes to privacy, with
Lorex the choice is yours. And, that’s a rare thing to see these days with smart camera devices. Next up, let’s talk about
some of the additional smarts built in to the system, namely Smart Vehicle and
Smart Person Detection. Lorex algorithms are able to
identify the important objects that might be moving within
the cameras line of sight. When you’re relying on motion detection, it’s a safe bet that you care
more about a human being, or a vehicle pulling up to your home, than you do branches in
the background that are swaying in the wind. The Lorex Home app will only
send you a push notification and image screen shot
when a vehicle or person is detected on your property, reducing false positives by
moving debris and animals. And of course, all motion alert footage is accessible in the Lorex Home app by using the smart search function. All right next up, feature
number four on my top five list, of the best features of the Lorex Smart 4K NVR Security System. Let’s talk about the communication and smart deterrence features that are built in to the physical cameras. The Lorex security cameras feature a built-in speaker and
microphone allowing you to record audio along with video but it also allows you to listen in on the audio live and even
communicate with others through the camera with
two-way talk through the Lorex Home app. On top of that, the cameras
also have two super bright LED’s built right in to them. And these you can customize
to turn off and on, on a schedule, or to be
automatically triggered by motion, and there’s even a strobe
light setting as well. The remote triggered
siren is also super cool, it’s something that you can
use to maybe stop an intruder, or a trespasser in their tracks. And you have an option to trigger that also in the Lorex Home app as well. And, the last major feature
that I want to talk about with the Lorex Smart
4K NVR Security System has got to be full color
video, even at night. With other smart security
cameras that I’ve used, you get vibrant color during the day, and then you get a black
and white night vision mode. This isn’t the case with Lorex cameras. Instead you get color night vision which preserves full color, even
in low light conditions, as long as you have some ambient lighting. Now this will let you see things like the color of someones clothing, or the color of paint on a car, which could be helpful if you’re trying to identify a trespasser. So you have it guys, those were
my top five features of the Lorex Smart 4K NVR Security System. Again, if you want something that can cover the entire
perimeter of your home, that gives you extra privacy, that can be kept off line, but does also have a
bunch of smart features if you don’t mind being online, you may want to bypass
the more entry level stuff by some of the other
smart home device makers, and go directly with Lorex. Any questions that you guys
have about the Lorex system, or smart cameras in general, drop them down in the comments below and I will meet you there
for further discussion. Don’t forget, if you want even more tech throughout your week, be
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