Lorex PTZ Camera Outdoor 1080P 25X Optical ZOOM Review

Lorex PTZ camera is a wide area coverage cam. It is a product of Lorex Technology. Lorex is committed to safeguarding the people, property, and potential found in homes and businesses.

Founded in Canada, Lorex has a team of professionals across North America devoted to the design, development, and deployment of ingenious smart home security and monitoring solutions that enhance the customers’ lifestyles and sense of well-being.  

The PTZ camera can take the maximum coverage by panning, tilting, and zooming. It has a 12x optical zoom lens. This camera also features vivid 2K resolution recording, along with a fully weatherproof exterior for year-round protection. It costs $419.99 at Amazon and Lorex stores.

Lorex PTZ camera 1Buying Guide For A PTZ Camera

When buying a PTZ cam, look for the following qualities. 

Setup

How easy it is to fix the cam device. How easy it is to position or mount the camera. If a CCTV camera has a good pan/tilt, it might not require accurate positioning because panning and tilting cover the entire area. You might just place them over a heightened table or wardrobe.

Weatherproofing

Since PTZ cameras are used outdoors, weatherproofing is a must. Check whether your cameras have IP66, IP67, etc. level waterproofing at least.

Night vision

Cameras have an inbuilt IR system. You have to check the quality of the night-vision. If night-vision is weak then it will capture dull images, face recognition would be difficult. The security purpose would be in peril.  

Two-way Audio

All good PTZ cameras are equipped with speakers and microphones. With the help of the app, you can talk two-way and communicate with the person on the other side. It is a very useful function. With its help, you can alert others or hush away the threat.

Storage

Most cameras have an SD-Card slot that supports capacities up to 128GB. When you have this facility in your camera, then your camera is complete in its totality. It doesn’t require any external source like NVR/DVR to record the activities.

Cloud Storage facility

CCTV cloud storage is a comprehensive program that allows users to store cam-related footage remotely without worrying about storage capacity on-site.

IP Cameras and POEs

IP Cam is the latest and modern range. Installation is easy, and picture quality is the best. Go for IP appliances only. IP Cameras are network-based security cameras that communicate over a computer network to send a data signal back to the recorder.

Motion & Audio Sensor

The technology is improving day by day, making it much more effective at tracking objects of interest. It keeps the user safe from any kind of threat. 

Sensors are functional in such a way that they relay alarms or switch on floodlights or lights attached to the PTZ camera when they read something fishy. They also send you notifications on your mobile phones when observing suspicious activities.

PAN/ Tilt

All PTZ cams can be moved horizontally or vertically. They are made to function that way to cover the maximum coverage area. 

When cameras move horizontally to cover the wider angle of the location then it is called as panning of the camera.

When they move vertically to cover the wider range then it is known as tilting of the camera.

Cameras can rotate horizontally up to 360 degrees and vertically up to 90 degrees. Though, the degrees of the movement vary from product to product.

Zooming

PTZ cameras are special because they can be zoomed in and out manyfold. By zooming in the image you can trace even the minutest of the activities very clearly. 

You can zoom in on the image from 2x to 40x and even more. The better the resolution and image quality, the clearer the zoomed clip. The quality of the zoomed image depends on the quality of the varifocal lens and the setting of focal length.

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Advantages

  • 1080p super HD PTZ camera
  • Color Night Vision
  • Sturdy metallic camera
  • IP66 waterproofing
  • 2k super HD resolution
  • Remote connectivity
  • PoE installation

Disadvantages

  • Not a standalone PTZ camera
  • Wi-Fi doesn’t connect 5Ghz

Unboxing Of The Lorex PTZ Camera

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  • 1x PTZ camera
  • 1x wall mount
  • 1x power adapter
  • 1x patch cord
  • 1x user manual
  • Anchors & screws
  • 1x safety chain
  • 4x Allen key

Design Of The Lorex PTZ Camera

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The cam’s face is white, and its base is black. The dimensions are 6.3 x 9.9 x 14.3 inches, and the weight is 17.36 pounds. The face of the cam is studded with LED lights and a lens.

The backside of the cam is connected with a BNC cable. The cable gets to connect to the NVR at the other end.

Features Of The Lorex PTZ Camera

The features and functions of the cam are given here.

High Definition, 1080P clarity

1 x 1080p SUPER HD PTZ CAMERA – Each 1080p HD security camera allows you to view from every angle with its pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities. Remotely control the camera’s movement from your NVR or a connected smartphone and with 25x optical zoom, you will get all the detail you need.

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Night-vision-Equipped with infrared LEDs, these cameras provide IR night vision for up to 300ft. When ambient lighting is present, Color Night Vision delivers an added level of clarity to nighttime video.

Metallic Housing- Full metal housing that is made of corrosion-resistant aluminium protects your camera while it is protecting you and your property.

Waterproofing- These cams can withstand the harshest weather conditions as low as -40°F / -40°C and hot climate as high as 158°F | 70°C. IP66 is the proofing standard.

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Requires NVR  Camera is Compatible with Lorex DV700FS/DV800/DV900/LHV2000/LHV2000FS/LHV5100/LHV5100W/D841/D841B/D861/D231/D241/D441 Series Recorders.

Lorex PTZ camera 5Panning 360° continuous panning rotation for complete area coverage. Up to 200° per second panning speed

Remote Access- Remote control of the PTZ camera using a smartphone or tablet when connected to an NVR.

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Storage– Using the latest technology and innovations, Lorex strives to produce solutions to both enhance security and fit your lifestyle. It supports a recorder and a cloud-based server for recording.

How To Install?

To hang the camera at the desired place, you have to select the location. Once the location is final, you go to mark the area. Once the area is marked, fix the bracket at that place with the help of anchors, and screws. Now lay the wiring from the cam to where the NVR is placed.  

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To watch the cam on your mobile from a remote location, do the following steps. Open the browser of your mobile and type google play store. Now, search for Lorex Home App on the play store. Install the app and add the device by scanning the QR code.

Your device will come on your display.

Users Review   

A geek from the USA says that

  • Our(Camera) company is giving free coupons which you can redeem at the time of purchase on amazon. To get yours, you only need to review the product on amazon and give it 5 stars. And share the screenshot with us and your email id.
  • Don’t fall for ratings, though the camera is working fine and can stream at v low bandwidth too (using bsnl 3g sim) installed today only, monitoring from 270 km away via 3g, haven’t seen record quality off course stream quality won’t give any judgment as it adjusts as per bandwidth available
  • Finally, after 30 days of use, it’s working quite well, after 1 break down, 12 Volt adapter is cheaply conked off in a month, these are not made to stay powered on 24/7 be ready to arrange new after a few weeks.

Dr. Biswajeet from India Says

  • Everything working fine. Mobile app and NVR networking working fine. Need to input Use rID and Password during NVR networking. Only to test its reliability and life. Cloud storage is also not tested, I shall try once monthly subscription. Overall satisfied till now.

Should I Buy It?

If you are looking for an outdoor CCTV Camera with panning, tilting, and zooming, plus you want to use it outdoors, then definitely you should give it a chance. 

The product is reliable, company support is good, features are very useful, and users’ reviews are favorable. The only issue is that it is not a standalone cam. So you have to use it with a recorder.

Conclusion

The Lorex PTZ cam is a high-range device. It can tilt, pan, and zoom to give you all-around coverage. 3 kinds of night-vision are there for your security. 

A Cam with 2560X1920 resolution gives us a clear vision. The access system can detect human motion from other movements. These features stand it out from the other devices.      

This is the review of the Lorex cam. Please mention your comments about the review article. You are always first to us. 

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