Lorex Smart Home Security Center - How to add a camera via App Setup Method

In this article, we will use the App Setup Method to set up your camera using the Lorex Home app. To set up your camera directly to the LSHSC (L871T8), please see our Direct Setup Method guide here.


How it works

Unlike the Direct Setup Method, the App Setup Method allows you to connect your camera to the Lorex Home Center using the Lorex Home app. There are two steps that you must follow in the App Setup Method:

  1. Connect your camera to the Lorex Home app. Refer to the camera's quick start guide if required.

  2. Connect the app to the LSHSC. By doing so the camera that you had previously connected to the Lorex Home app will also be connected to the LSHSC.

The App Setup Method uses your network as a bridge to connect your camera to the LSHSC.


How to add your camera to the LSHSC via the App Setup Method:

We created a video tutorial to help you setup your devices using the App Setup Method.

Watch It Here


Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The main advantage of this method is that your camera uses the network to establish connection to the Lorex Smart Home Security Center. With this method, it may help if you have devices that are located far away from the LSHSC, but near your router (or node if you have a mesh router system).

  • Before using this method, please ensure that your cameras are running the latest firmware before adding to the LSHSC.

Cons

  • Since there are multiple steps involved in this method, the installation process is a bit longer. We encourage you to watch our video tutorial.

Important

If you are going to add your camera to the LSHSC using this method, it may be noteworthy to remember the following:

Floodlight (V261LCD)

If you are adding the Floodlight to the LSHSC using the App Setup Method, you can only access the basic viewing and recording functions of the Floodlight on the LSHSC. You can access the advanced features and settings of the Floodlight on the Lorex Home app. Please ensure the Floodlight is using the latest firmware.

Doorbells (LNWDB1 and B451AJD)

If you are adding a Doorbell to the LSHSC using the App Setup Method, you can only access the basic viewing and recording functions of the Doorbell on the LSHSC. You can access the advanced features and settings of the Doorbell on the Lorex Home app. Please ensure the Doorbell is using the latest firmware.

Cameras (W261AS, W261AQ, and W281AA)

If you are adding any of the above cameras to the LSHSC using the App Setup Method, please ensure the camera is using the latest firmware to ensure full LSHSC compatibility.

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