W881AA Series: Using Smart Security Lighting™

The following article provides Lorex Home app and recorder instructions for using the Smart Security Lighting™ deterrence feature on your 4K Wi-Fi Security Camera (W881AA Series).

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

Certain Lorex Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi cameras. For a complete list of compatible cameras, navigate to your camera 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 smart phone. Refer to the Quick Start Guide for full instructions.

  1. Launch the Lorex Home app.

    Lorex Home App

  2. Tap Settings icon icon above the channel thumbnail on the Devices screen.

  3. Tap on Motion Detection Settings.

    Camera Device Settings

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

    Motion Detection Settings

  5. Tap on Smart Lighting Settings.

    Light Settings

  6. 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. Launch the Lorex Home app.

    Lorex Home App

  2. Tap Settings icon icon above the channel thumbnail on the Devices screen.

  3. Tap on Motion Detection Settings.

    Camera Device Settings

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

    Motion Detection Settings

  5. Tap on Smart lighting Modes.

    Motion Detection Settings

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

    Smart Lighting Modes

  7. (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™.

Disable Smart Security Lighting™ (Lorex Home App)

  1. Launch the Lorex Home app.

    Lorex Home App

  2. Tap Settings icon icon above the channel thumbnail on the Devices screen.

  3. Tap on Motion Detection Settings.

    Camera Device Settings

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

    Motion Detection Settings

  5. Tap on Smart Lighting Settings.

    Light Settings

  6. Tap on the Toggle icon icon to disable the smart detection feature. Make sure all the features are disabled Toggle icon disabled.

    Smart Lighting Settings

  7. Tap Save.

  8. Tap Arrow icon to go back, and then tap on Smart lighting modes.

    Motion Detection Settings

  9. Tap Checkmark enabled to deselect any enabled modes. Smart Lighting Modes

  10. Tap Arrow icon to go back and save your deselections.