Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PSU95 Poor APP Support
I have this system and their APP to view this on Android has been broken since the Lillipop release late last year. (This is the latest OS.) It's been about 6 months and they still haven't released a fix. Poor support...beware if you're buying and have lollipop. But with their poor software support, I would avoid thier products.
April 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarcusW I'm loving it!
Pretty easy to set-up. But I'm well experienced with electronics, networking, and troubleshooting. Which is why I'm rating this NVR system so highly. I've done months of research on NVR systems within my affordability and found that as far as bang-for-the-buck, this is a very impressive system. Spend more, and you'll find a better product. spend less: and you'll find an affordable lesser product. But buy this one, and be happy!
Note: This system has a lot of features, and it takes time to learn them all.
#1. DO NOT CHANGE YOUR PASSCODE YET! The first thing the instructions had me do is change my passcode from default. MY RECOMMENDATION is: Wait until all cameras are installed, All apps are installed on your phone, Ipad, computer, etc... And everything is set up the way you want it. THEN change your passcode from the default. Its a long story, but I somehow immediately locked myself out of the NVR (because the pw entry mechanism is TERRIBLE) and the ONLY way to clear it, is to contact a real-live person at Lorex. I started on Friday night. The following weekend I learned that when you open your Ipad app, it asks you to change your password. Now its a different entry mechanism and its confusing because you're not sure if you're changing the APPS password, or your NVR's password. Guess which one it was! It took awhile before I learned to leave the Password thing alone for awhile.
2. 50' of Cat5e cable is A LOT! , Buy something like the "Network Tool Kit" by Datashark from Home Depot. You can then cut off the extra Cat5e cable, and make for a more professional installation. Be forewarned, re-connecting plugs to cat5e cable is an art. Once you get the hang of it, its not so bad, but it takes a lot of practice and can be maddening.
3. When your camera is mounted the "Green Eye" should be at 6 o'clock. (You'll thank me later)
4. Check to see if your local law-enforcement will allow you to register your cameras. Ours will send you a sticker to put on your doors from the city.
5. Plan your cable path first. All of them.
6. The Field-of-view is never going to be as wide as you want. BUT..if your camera is rotated correctly, you may find its wider than you thought. (See #2 about the "green eye")
7. I personally believe that each camera should be in view of another camera. I want to see the SMARTER thief who figured its easier to first steal your cameras, then break into your house. So "cover" your-self too.
8. Yes, the fan is louder than I expected, but my house is seldom dead-silent anyway. And thats the only time I hear the fan.
9. Buy a wireless usb rf mouse!
March 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Great picture
Read a lot of reviews talking about the set up time and tech support taking to long. Neither of them I had a issue with. Picture is awesome!!
October 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RYPJR Superb quality
Can't say enough about the quality of the cameras and NVR. Absolutely crystal clear HD views.
April 15, 2014