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W881AA - 4K Spotlight Wi-Fi Camera : Troubleshooting

The following are some of the most common issues and troubleshooting tips for the 4K Spotlight Wi-Fi Camera (W881AA).

How to reset 4K Wi-Fi Camera?

Ensure your camera is plugged in and powered ON throughout the reset process.

  1. Locate the reset button located at the side of the camera.

W881AA Series

  1. Press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds until the chime sounds to reset the camera.

  2. Look for the flashing green light below the lens to indicate that the camera has been fully reset.

A solid or steady green light indicates that the camera has not been fully reset. You may have to redo the process again.

Too many notifications

You may find that your camera is triggering frequently and sending too many event notifications. Refer to the article "Lorex App - Too Many Notifications" for a few troubleshooting tips to help reduce false alerts.

The status indicator is not flashing green

If you don't hear a chime or if the status light is not flashing green, then your mobile device is not connecting with your Wi-Fi network. Reboot your Wi-fi OR perform the following steps to reset your device.

  1. Lift the panel on the top of the camera to access the Reset button.

  2. Press and hold the Reset button for 10 seconds to reboot the camera.

  3. Wait for one minute until the camera LED is flashing green.

The camera image is not clear

  • Check the camera lens for dirt, dust, and spiderwebs. Clean the lens with a soft, clean cloth.
  • Remove the vinyl cover on the camera lens.

The audio function is not working

  1. Launch the Lorex App.

  2. From the Home screen, tap a device thumbnail to start live view for a single camera.

  3. Tap Talk to speak through your camera from your mobile device. Tap again to listen in.

How do I change my password

Note: If you have forgotten your device password, you must manually reset your device.

  1. Launch the Lorex App.

  2. From the Home screen, tap your device.

  3. Tap icon to configure device settings.

  4. Tap Device Info on the Device Settings screen.

  5. Tap Device Password.

  6. Enter your old password and the new password.
    Your password must be 8-32 characters in length, and must contain a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols.

  7. Tap Save.

I forgot the password for my Lorex App, how do I reset it?

If you have forgotten the password you created for the Lorex App, tap Forgot password? on the login screen and follow the in-app instructions.

General troubleshooting support

Many issues can be resolved with the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Ensure the latest version of the required software/app is installed and has the most recent firmware (if applicable).
  • If using client software or a mobile app, ensure your device meets the minimum system requirements.
  • Ensure the Internet connection and speed meet the minimum requirements for the product.
  • Check the power connection(s).
  • Power cycle the product(s). To power cycle your product, please power off (if applicable) and disconnect the power source for approximately 30 seconds. Reconnect, and power on.

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