Lorex wireless camera systems...anyone know much about them?

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Hi, I am looking at a few wireless camera system options for a temp quick setup at a relatives home while they are away for a while. I'm pretty sure I don't want the Arles based on video I've seen.

I noticed Lorex has some ready to go wireless cam systems and a few on sale.
Has anyone here used them or have any other experience ce with similar to know if they are decent enough?
I'm not looking to compete with a good wired system. I just need something quick and easy for this project that will work for basic motion capture. I don't really want to mess with cloud based storage setups either.

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Never count on a wifi connection for a security camera. It's too easy to hack/block/overload. It also won't handle the bandwidth of several 2MP and/or 4MP cameras. Wired power-over-ethernet is the only way to go.
 

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Hi, I am looking at a few wireless camera system options for a temp quick setup at a relatives home while they are away for a while. I'm pretty sure I don't want the Arles based on video I've seen.

I noticed Lorex has some ready to go wireless cam systems and a few on sale.
Has anyone here used them or have any other experience ce with similar to know if they are decent enough?
I'm not looking to compete with a good wired system. I just need something quick and easy for this project that will work for basic motion capture. I don't really want to mess with cloud based storage setups either.

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Hi nbstl68

On another forum someone who purchased a kit on a black friday deal noted it was ok.

Otherwise, I have not seen much reported on it.

Does the relative have an alarm system?
 

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Yes they have an alarm system but not used in years as it is a subscription service and had issues. Since no one will be home for a month or so we just wanted something quick and easy to use like this wireless setup. I get wired is always better, etc. But don't have the time o r desire to mess with that in this instance. Just look I ng for a good WiFi setup for now and was hop I ng someone might know a little about these. I have seen only Arlo as a similar example and don't care for it or cloud services.
 

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Yes they have an alarm system but not used in years as it is a subscription service and had issues. Since no one will be home for a month or so we just wanted something quick and easy to use like this wireless setup. I get wired is always better, etc. But don't have the time o r desire to mess with that in this instance. Just look I ng for a good WiFi setup for now and was hop I ng someone might know a little about these. I have seen only Arlo as a similar example and don't care for it or cloud services.
Have them buy a ring alarm.
 

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Another poster here determined their cameras were re-branded Reolink items. If that's what Lorex is doing/using, I'd steer far away from them.
 

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Another poster here determined their cameras were re-branded Reolink items. If that's what Lorex is doing/using, I'd steer far away from them.
Hi VorlonFrog,

I do not recall seeing that.

I did see a post where Reolink reportedly had the same NVR hardware as Hikvision...

I do know many of the IP PoE items that Lorex has are Dahua OEM, and recall that Dahua did purchase Lorex this last year ( iirc ).
 

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Hi VorlonFrog,
I do not recall seeing that.
I did see a post where Reolink reportedly had the same NVR hardware as Hikvision...
I do know many of the IP PoE items that Lorex has are Dahua OEM, and recall that Dahua did purchase Lorex this last year ( iirc ).
It was another brand (possibly Swann) where they were re-branded Reolinks. If Dahua bought Lorex (my ignorance here) then it's not very likely they'd be re-branding Reolinks, but simply loading different firmware on similar/limited Dahua hardware.
 

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It was another brand (possibly Swann) where they were re-branded Reolinks. If Dahua bought Lorex (my ignorance here) then it's not very likely they'd be re-branding Reolinks, but simply loading different firmware on similar/limited Dahua hardware.
FYI - quick search on both "swann" and "reolink" and quick scan brought up the following posts:

My SWANN NHD-815 Experiment
Reolink NVR RLN8-410 with Swann 815 or 818 cameras (Swann 7400 firmware ) ?
Reolink - good & bad
Reolink - good & bad
Swann NVR8-7400

"fyi, the swann systems you are referring to are older systems made by the same OEM that makes the reolinks...the newer swann systems are hikvision." - fenderman
Reolink - good & bad
 
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