Buy Online or Call 1-888-425-6739 | 8:30 AM - 10 PM EST | 7 Days a Week

Cameras: Installation tips

Listed below are tips for installing Lorex cameras:

  • Before installing the camera, test the cameras with the associated DVR / NVR or app, to ensure functionality.
  • Ensure that all protective packing is removed from the cameras, including film that is used to cover lenses.

Outdoor security cameras from Lorex are weatherproof, meaning they can be installed wherever they are needed most.
Once areas that require coverage are determined, installation locations can be optimized with the tips below:

Securing points of entry
Windows and doorways can be used by intruders to gain access to secure areas. If outdoors place cameras high enough so that cameras cannot be tampered with. First floor windows and back doors are simple potential targets for intruders.

Protecting objects of value
Be sure to provide coverage to any object or location that may attract the attention of an intruder including areas that contain expensive items such as garages or sheds.

Monitoring outdoors
Outdoor security cameras can be used to cover points of entry. For monitoring large areas like yards or streets a wide-angle lens is recommended. A mix of obviously placed and discretely placed security cameras can be used to deter or catch potential intruders.

Place cameras up high
Placing cameras in higher locations can protect them from being tampered with and provide a wider coverage area.

REMINDER: Prior to installing cameras in hard to access areas, keep a record of the model and serial number for each camera.

Keep under shelter
Keep the camera sheltered to reduce the impact of precipitation on the quality of security footage and protect the lens from obstructions such as rain, snow, ice or dust.

Point away from light
Ensure that the camera is mounted so that the lens is pointed away from sources of light. Keeping the camera pointed away from reflective surfaces also prevents a halo effect from occurring during night vision.

Obstruction-free
Keep the camera free of obstructions to allow for a more enhanced field of view.

​Protect camera cables
Install cameras on the side of buildings, soffits or ceilings to conceal cameras cables. Concealing cables can protect them from damage or tampering.

Obvious placement
Obviously placed security cameras can be used to deter intruders.

Monitor detached buildings
Consider using wireless security cameras for detached buildings to extend coverage.

RECOMMENDED: Wireless cameras come with a power adapter (approximately 2 ft to 3 ft in length), ensure that a power outlet is readily accessible to power wireless cameras. Refer to the camera's Quick Start Guide for maximum cable length or cable extension possibilities.