Lorex Fusion: Frequently Asked Questions

The following frequently asked questions (FAQs) provide more information about your Lorex Fusion Collection. Where applicable, the FAQ includes links to articles where you may find more information.


What is Lorex Fusion?

Our Lorex Fusion recorders incorporate the newest (fusion) technology to connect both wired and Wi-Fi cameras, doorbells, floodlights, and motion sensors to one system. Fusion Wi-Fi cameras and accessories can connect to one recorder for continuous 24/7 recording and local, secure storage (up to 10TB). Everything can be accessed from your Lorex Home app for easy control of all devices.

Fusion


Which recorders are part of Fusion?

For a list of Fusion recorders, see the Product Compatibility Chart.


Can I connect all Lorex Wi-Fi cameras and accessories to my Fusion recorder?

Only Fusion compatible Wi-Fi devices can connect to Fusion recorders.


Which Wi-Fi cameras and accessories are part of Fusion?

See the following list of Fusion Wi-Fi devices:

  • Lorex 2K Pan-Tilt Outdoor Wi-Fi Security Camera (F461AQD)
  • 2K Spotlight Indoor/Outdoor Wi-Fi Security Camera (W482CAD)
  • 2K Wi-Fi Video Doorbell (B451AJD)
  • 2K Indoor Wi-Fi Security Camera (W461ASC)
  • 2K Pan-Tilt Indoor Wi-Fi Security Camera (W462AQC)
  • Smart Sensor Starter Kit with 2 Sensors (AY41TR-KTK1-MTK1)
  • Smart Indoor/Outdoor 1080p Wi-Fi Camera (W282CAD)
  • 1080p Wi-Fi Floodlight Camera (V261LCD)
  • 1080p Wi-Fi Video Doorbell (LNWDB1)
  • 1080p Full HD Smart Indoor Wi-Fi Security Camera (W261ASC)
  • 1080p Full HD Smart Indoor Wi-Fi Pan-Tilt Security Camera (W261AQC)
  • Smart Outdoor Wi-Fi Security Camera (W281AA)

Should I update my Fusion recorder's firmware?

It is recommended to update your system firmware to the latest version to ensure remote connectivity and to support newly added Fusion Wi-Fi devices.

  • New Local UI: Login to your recorder and navigate to System > Update & Reset > Upgrade, then click Check for Updates.

System Upgrade

  • Previous Local UI: Login to your recorder and navigate to Main Menu > Information > Update/Reset > Update, then click Check for Updates. For instructions on updating your recorder's firmware through USB, see the article How to manually upgrade the firmware of your recorder.

Does my Fusion recorder require a network setup?

Yes, a network setup is required to connect Fusion Wi-Fi cameras and accessories to your Fusion recorder. Ensure you connect the included Ethernet cable to your recorder's LAN port and your router.

Network Setup


Does it matter which router I use?

Yes, due to its strong signal, the dual-band router is suitable for high resolution video recording and for connectivity between devices. Ensure that your Fusion Wi-Fi cameras and accessories and your Fusion recorder are all connected to a dual-band router (2.4 GHz/5 GHz bands).


How many Fusion Wi-Fi cameras and accessories can I connect to my Fusion recorder?

This depends on your Fusion recorder and the number of Fusion Wi-Fi channels it comes with. For full technical specifications, refer to the Product Specifications on your recorder's product support page. Visit help.lorextechnology.com and search your Fusion recorder's model number.


What is a Fusion Wi-Fi channel?

A Fusion Wi-Fi channel is the channel you use to add a single Fusion Wi-Fi camera to your system. A 16-channel security system with 8 PoE ports/channels (for wired camera connection) and 8 Fusion Wi-Fi channels means that 8 Fusion Wi-Fi cameras and accessories can connect to the entire system.

Note: Fusion Wi-Fi channel's are only available on certain Lorex Fusion recorders. For a list of Fusion recorders, see the Product Compatibility Chart.


How many Fusion Wi-Fi channels are on my Fusion recorder?

The number of Fusion Wi-Fi channels varies per Fusion recorder. For full technical specifications, refer to the Product Specifications on your recorder's product support page. Visit help.lorextechnology.com and search your Fusion recorder's model number.


How do I setup my Lorex Fusion system?

Complete your Fusion setup in the following order:

  1. Setup your Fusion recorder and wired cameras
  2. Download the Lorex Home App
  3. Connect your Fusion Wi-Fi cameras and accessories - See the new local UI or the previous local UI instructions

After connecting your Fusion system, ensure you adjust your Fusion settings.


Are there Fusion setup tutorial videos?

For a video walk-through of the Fusion setup with the new local UI, please watch [here]().

For a video walk-through of the Fusion setup with the previous local UI, please watch here.


How do I setup my Fusion recorder and wired cameras?

For Basic System Setup instructions, refer to your recorder's Quick Start Guide or Series Manual on the product support page. Visit help.lorextechnology.com and search your Fusion recorder's model number.


How do I connect my Fusion Wi-Fi camera or accessory to my Fusion recorder?

For setup instructions using the new local UI, please see the article Lorex Fusion: Connect Your Wi-Fi Cameras and Accessories (New Local UI).

For setup instructions using the previous local UI, please see the article Lorex Fusion: Connect Your Wi-Fi Cameras and Accessories.


Which password should I enter to connect my Fusion Wi-Fi camera or accessory to my Fusion recorder?

Enter the same password that you created in the Lorex Home app when setting up your Fusion Wi-Fi device.


What is continuous recording?

Once your Lorex Fusion Wi-Fi camera connects to your Fusion recorder, your camera's recording settings are automatically set to continuous. This means that your Fusion Wi-Fi camera will record 24/7 or for the entire duration of the recording schedule onto your Fusion recorder's hard drive. It is worth noting that recordings on the camera are limited due to the size of its onboard storage, while recordings on the recorder are extensive (3TB to 10TB). Continuous recording captures everything in the background, and you can playback to catch anything you missed.


How do I set my Fusion Wi-Fi camera to continuous recording?

After Fusion setup, your Wi-Fi camera is automatically set to Continuous recording. To adjust your camera's recording settings, login to your recorder and navigate to the devices menu. For instructions, please see the article Lorex Fusion: Adjust Settings.


How come I'm receiving duplicate notifications in the Lorex Home app?

After completing the Fusion setup, your Wi-Fi camera or accessory is connected to the Lorex Home app twice - once as a single device and then a second time as a device connected to your recorder. To avoid receiving duplicate notifications from the same camera or accessory, you will need to Turn off Alerts for your Wi-Fi device connected to your recorder. For instructions, please see the article Lorex Fusion: Adjust Settings.


After Fusion setup, where is my Wi-Fi camera's video footage being stored?

Your Lorex Fusion Wi-Fi camera saves recorded motion detection videos onto the local microSD card (not always included). Once you've connected your Fusion Wi-Fi camera to your Fusion recorder, your camera's recording settings is automatically set to 24/7 Continuous recording, and all recorded video is stored on your recorder's extensive hard drive (up to 10TB).


What features are supported in my recorder vs. the Lorex Home app?

Please see the following list of features supported in either your Fusion recorder and/or the Lorex Home app:

  • Live View: App & Recorder
  • Notifications: App & Recorder
  • Playback: App & Recorder
  • Backup: App & Recorder
  • Change Channel Name: App & Recorder
  • Motion Zones: App & Recorder
  • Person Detection: App & Recorder
  • Vehicle Detection: App & Recorder
  • White Light: App & Recorder
  • Smart Track: App & Recorder
  • Audio Recording: App & Recorder
  • Continuous Recording: App & Recorder
  • Motion Recording: App & Recorder
  • Smart Recording: App & Recorder
  • Storage: App & Recorder
  • Night Vision: App only
  • Siren: App only
  • Audio Recording: App only

Can I use my web browser to access my camera?

You can only access your camera on the Lorex Home app, recorder, or on the Lorex Cloud Client.


When modifying the password in the Lorex Cloud Client, which password should I enter?

Enter the password for your Wi-Fi camera or accessory created in the Lorex Home app during setup.


Where can I order the Lorex Fusion Collection?

To order, go to lorex.com.