Using Smart Security Lighting™

The following article provides Lorex Home app and recorder instructions for using the Smart Security Lighting™ deterrence feature on your wired IP deterrence cameras.

Table of Contents:

  • Set the Smart Security Lighting™ Settings (Lorex Home App)
  • Set the Smart Security Lighting™ Modes (Lorex Home App)
  • Set the Smart Security Lighting™ Settings (New Local UI)
  • Manually Activate the Smart Security Lighting™ (New Local UI)

Certain Lorex deterrence IP cameras have a built-in, colorful Smart Security Lighting™. This smart lighting feature can be set to different lighting modes or paired with smart motion detection settings for deterrence.

Smart Security Lighting™ is compatible with certain Lorex IP cameras. For a complete list of compatible cameras, navigate to your recorder series at lorex.com/compatibility.


Set the Smart Security Lighting™ Settings (Lorex Home App)

Set Smart Security Lighting™ settings for when smart detection events occur (active deterrence).

Pre-requisite: Download the Lorex Home app and connect your system. Refer to the article DVR / NVR - Download the Lorex Home App for full instructions.

  1. Open your Lorex Home app and login.

Lorex Home App

  1. Under your recorder, swipe left and tap on a compatible deterrence camera.

Devices Screen

  1. Tap the camera's device settings icon.

Live View

  1. Tap on Motion Detection Settings.

Camera Device Settings

  1. Swipe to the bottom and tap on Light Settings.

Motion Detection Settings

  1. Tap on Smart Lighting Settings.

Light Settings

  1. Tap to enable the smart detection feature, and configure the following:

Smart Lighting Settings

  • Light Color: Tap to open the color wheel, then swipe through to set a custom color. Tap Save.

Color Wheel

  • Light Mode: Select Solid for a solid light or Flashing for a flashing light. Tap Save.
  • Color Light Brightness: Adjust the Smart Security Lighting™ brightness level, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.
  • Light Schedules: Tap on a weekday to adjust Smart Security Lighting™ time schedule preferences. Set the start time and end time, then select other weekdays to repeat the schedule. Tap Save.
  1. Tap Save to apply all changes.

Set the Smart Security Lighting™ Modes (Lorex Home App)

  1. Open your Lorex Home app and login.

Lorex Home App

  1. Under your recorder, swipe left and tap on a compatible deterrence camera.

Devices Screen

  1. Tap the camera's device settings icon.

Live View

  1. Tap on Motion Detection Settings.

Camera Device Settings

  1. Swipe to the bottom and tap on Light Settings.

Motion Detection Settings

  1. Tap on Smart lighting Modes.

Motion Detection Settings

  1. Select a smart lighting mode and then tap Set.

Smart Lighting Modes

  1. (Optional) Select Custom Mode, and then tap again to customize it:

Custom Mode

  • Sun - Sat: Select a weekday for the schedule.
  • AM - PM: Set the schedule start time and end time.
  • Light Color: Tap to open the color wheel, then swipe through to set a custom color. Tap Save.

Color Settings

  • Light Mode: Select Solid for a solid light or Flashing for a flashing light. Tap Save.
  • Light Brightness: Adjust the Smart Security Lighting™ brightness level, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.
  • +Add New Schedule: Create another schedule.
  1. Tap Save.
  2. Tap Set to apply the Custom Mode for Smart Security Lighting™.

Set the Smart Security Lighting™ Settings (New Local UI)

Select channels that you want to enable the Smart Security Lighting™ on and adjust preferences.

  1. From the Live View display, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Main Menu.
  2. Click Events, then Event Settings. Click the Smart Security Lighting tab from the side panel.

Smart Security Lighting

  1. Select a channel of a connected deterrence camera.
  2. Check to enable Smart Security Lighting™.
  3. Select between the different lighting modes or select Custom to customize the colors.
  4. (Optional) Adjust Custom mode preferences:

Color Settings

  • Current Date: Select the weekday from the drop-down menu and then click Schedule to choose the times of the week to enable Smart Security Lighting™.
  • Period (1–6): Choose the time that Smart Security Lighting™ will be active.
  • Color: Click on the green color box to open the color settings. Set a custom color by clicking through the rainbow color palette or by entering an RGB color code. Click OK to select the color.

Color Settings

  • Brightness: Set the Smart Security Lighting™ brightness level.
  • Select Normal for a solid light or Strobe for a flashing light.
  • Copy: Copy your preferences onto other weekdays or All.
  1. Click Apply to save changes.

Manually Activate the Smart Security Lighting™ (New Local UI)

From the recorder, hover the mouse pointer near the top of the camera image in Live View to reveal the Camera Toolbar. Click to activate the Smart Security Lighting™.

Camera Toolbar


For detailed instructions on configuring your system, refer to your recorder's Series Manual on the product support page. Visit help.lorextechnology.com and search your recorder's model number.