Configuration and Setup

Accessing Device Passwords on Your Lorex Cirrus App

If you forgot your device's password on the Lorex Cirrus app, use these steps to regain access. NOTE: The following instructions are shown using an iOS (Apple) smartphone. There may be some...

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D Series DVRs: Audio recording

The system supports Lorex HD audio cameras, which transmit audio through the same coax cable used for video connection. The system can also record one audio channel using the AUDIO IN...

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D Series DVRs: Backing up video recordings

Back up recordings from the hard drive to a USB flash drive (not included). To back up recordings: Insert a formatted USB flash drive (not included) into a free USB...

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D Series DVRs: Changing the recorder’s output resolution

The system will automatically match the resolution of the connected monitor the first time you use the recorder. IMPORTANT: If you need to switch the monitor, make...

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D Series DVRs: Configuring hard drive overwrite

When the hard drive is full, the system will overwrite the oldest recordings by default. This is recommended, as it makes sure that your system will continue to record without any input...

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D Series DVRs: Configuring recording quality

The system uses two video recording streams: a Main Stream and a Sub Stream. The Main Stream records high quality video to your system’s hard drive. The Sub Stream records lower resolution...

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D Series DVRs: Configuring smart motion detection

Set preferences for motion detection on each channel, and select channels you want to enable smart Person/Vehicle detection on. NOTE: Depending on your system configuration, the maximum number of channels that support...

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D Series DVRs: Playing back recorded video

Search through and play video recordings from the hard drive. To search for and play recordings: From live view, right-click and then click Playback. If prompted, log in using the...

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D Series DVRs: Setting a recording schedule

You can set a custom recording schedule so that your security system records video according to your needs. For example, you can set the system to record continuously during business hours and...

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D Series DVRs: Setting up email alerts

You can configure the system to send out email alerts for motion detection and other events. NOTE: To send out motion detection alerts, you must enable the Send Email option for motion...

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D Series DVRs: Smart search

Play back all recordings from a single channel with motion in a specific area of the camera image. To perform a Smart Search: From the Live View...

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D841 Series: Enabling voice assistance

In order to use voice commands with your security system using Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you must enable voice assistance through the recorder. To enable voice assistance: From the Live...

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D861 Series - Face Recognition

The D861 series recorder is equipped with face recognition. You can configure the system to detect faces and respond with various actions. To configure face recognition: Step 1. From the Live View...

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Device Sharing on Lorex Home

You can share access to your security device with other Lorex Home users. CAUTION: Sharing will allow the selected user to operate the device and see live...

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DV / LHV Series DVRs: Configuring deterrence settings

Set preferences for the automatic warning light triggering on compatible Lorex deterrence cameras. For a complete list of compatible deterrence cameras, see lorex.com/compatibility. To configure automatic deterrence using DVR:

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DV / LHV Series DVRs: Setting date and time

It is important to set the correct time to ensure accurate time stamps on recordings. Recordings with inaccurate date and time stamps are inadmissible as evidence in court. To set date...

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ECO / net HD Series: Lorex Stratus Connectivity

Lorex Stratus Connectivity is an exclusive cloud-enabled service that allows for remote access to your system over the Internet without requiring any network configuration, Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) registration, or...

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ECO Series: Accessing system information

The System Information window on your ECO Series DVR displays useful system information including, the IP address, MAC address, device ID, and firmware version. You can access this screen...

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ECO Series: Changing the IP address

An ECO Series DVR requires an IP address to connect to a router. You can configure your network settings so that the DVR IP address is either automatically assigned by...

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ECO Series: Connecting a monitor to your DVR / NVR system

Depending on the type of monitor / TV screen being used, you can connect to your DVR / NVR system using an HDMI, VGA, DVI, or RCA cable....

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ECO Series: DVR keeps beeping

The ECO Series DVR is set by default to beep when there are specific errors or events. These include low hard disk drive (HDD) space warnings, HDD error warnings, or video...

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ECO Series: Enabling email notifications

You can use the Lorex email server to send and receive alerts. Enabling Send Email option on alert-settable cameras. To enable email notifications: Right-click on the Live View to...

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ECO Series: Modifying recording settings

You can enable or disable recording and configure recording settings in the ECO Series DVR. To modify recording settings: Right-click on the Live View to access the Quick Menu. Click...

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ECO Series: Pausing / resuming Sequence mode

The ECO Series DVR automatically cycles through connected cameras in Sequence mode. To pause and resume Sequence mode using the remote control: In Live View, press the pause button (

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ECO Series: Restoring to default settings

If you encounter a troubleshooting issue that cannot be resolved, you may need to restore your ECO Series DVR to default settings. To restore to default settings: Right-click on...

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ECO Series: Setting / modifying the recording schedule

Your ECO Series DVR allows you to set a recording schedule that designates dates and times to record and enables motion alerts to trigger. To set or modify the recording schedule:...

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ECO Series: Setting the time on the DVR

Set the system date and time accurately in your ECO Series DVR to ensure accurate time stamps on the recorded video. To set the time: Right-click on the Live View...

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ECO Series: Setting up motion alerts

Motion alerts allow for your ECO Series DVR to send email alerts when the camera detects motion. To receive the email alerts, first enable motion alerts, then configure your email settings....

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ECO Series: Setting up your DVR

You can set up your ECO Series DVR to be used with a monitor (not included) and wired mouse (included). To set...

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Ensuring accurate person and vehicle detection

The following are important camera installation notes to ensure accurate Person/Vehicle detection on compatible security systems. For your specific camera’s mounting instructions, search for your camera model number at lorex.com. ...

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LHA / LNK Series: Accessing system information

The LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR system information displays useful system information such as the IP address, MAC address, device ID, Device model, and firmware version. ...

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LHA / LNK Series: Automatic firmware upgrade

Your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR can receive firmware updates: Automatically over a network connected by an Ethernet cable (included). Manually by connecting a USB flash drive (not...

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LHA / LNK Series: Changing a camera's On-Screen Display (OSD)

The On-Screen Display (OSD) shows the channel name with the date and time stamp on the top-right corner of the live feed or video playback. You can change the settings and the...

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LHA / LNK Series: Configuring and using Sequence mode

In Sequence mode your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR system will automatically cycle through the Live View of connected cameras every few seconds. You can configure the time interval of...

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LHA / LNK Series: Configuring basic network settings

The LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR requires an IP address to communicate with the router. The IP address can be automatically assigned by the router using Dynamic...

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LHA / LNK Series: Configuring display settings

Different monitors can support different image / video resolutions. If your image appears pixelated or cut off, you may need to modify your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR display resolution....

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LHA / LNK Series: Configuring mainstream recording settings

The LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR system uses two different recording streams: Mainstream: a high-quality stream used for live viewing and recording. Substream: a lower quality stream used for...

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LHA / LNK Series: Configuring motion detection settings

You can configure your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR system to record motion detection events. The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR / NVR...

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LHA / LNK Series: Configuring recording settings

The LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR systems have many different recording settings that can be configured. Basic configuration options include recording for specific channels, selecting a stream mode, and enabling...

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LHA / LNK Series: Configuring substream recording settings

Your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR system uses two different recording streams: Mainstream: a high-quality stream used for live viewing and recording. Substream: a lower quality stream used for...

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LHA / LNK Series: Connecting a monitor to the DVR / NVR

Depending on the type of monitor / TV screen being used, you can connect to your DVR / NVR system using an HDMI or VGA cable. We recommend using an...

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LHA / LNK Series: Date and time on the DVR / NVR

If your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR is showing the incorrect time, adjust your time configuration settings by enabling the Network Time Protocol (NTP) or the Daylight Savings Time...

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LHA / LNK Series: DVR / NVR keeps beeping

Depending on the model, the LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR may be set by default to alert you when there are specific errors or events. To stop the buzzer from...

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LHA / LNK Series: Enabling and configuring Auto Capture of snapshots

You can set the LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR to record snapshots using the Auto Capture feature. Auto Capture automatically saves snapshots of a camera image at time intervals, and...

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LHA / LNK Series: Enabling and configuring Manual Capture of snapshots

You can quickly take snapshots from enabled channels using the Manual Capture feature in the LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR. Manual Capture by default, is disabled. The following instructions...

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LHA / LNK Series: Manual firmware upgrade

Your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR can receive firmware updates: Automatically over a network, connected by an Ethernet cable (included). Click here for information on how to...

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LHA / LNK Series: Pairing your remote control

Some DVR / NVR models include a remote control. If you have more than one DVR / NVR in the same location, you can use the ID function to pair the included...

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LHA / LNK Series: Resetting Your Device's Password

For a password reset on your device, contact Technical Support. For security purposes, passwords cannot be reset using the online support system. Before contacting technical support, you will need to provide...

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LHA / LNK Series: Restoring to default settings

You can restore your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR to default settings. The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR / NVR and a monitor....

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LHA / LNK Series: Restoring your DVR / NVR to default settings

You can restore your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR to default settings. You can choose to restore all settings at once,‎ or just settings on specific menus. Restoring default settings...

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LHA / LNK Series: Setting a picture schedule for Auto Capture

You can configure your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR to set a picture schedule for Auto Capture. Prerequisite: Enable Auto Capture of snapshots The following instructions...

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LHA / LNK Series: Setting a recording schedule

You can set your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR system to a custom recording schedule according to your needs. For example, you can set the system to record continuously during...

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LHA / LNK Series: Setting an email schedule

Your LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR email settings can be configured so that email notifications are only sent at certain times / days. You can set separate schedules for motion...

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LHA / LNK Series: Setting up email notifications using the Lorex email server

You can use the free Lorex email server (recommended) to send and receive notifications on the LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR. You can configure your email notifications to receive emails...

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LHA / LNK Series: Setting up email notifications using your own server information

On an LHA / LNK Series DVR / NVR, you can use your own server information to set up email notifications to send and receive motion detection events or system warnings. It...

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LHA / LNK Series: Using Picture Search to locate and back up snapshots

You can use Picture Search to view a list of snapshots taken with Auto Capture or Manual Capture and back up snapshots to a USB flash drive (not included)‎. Prerequisites: ...

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LHB Series: Accessing system information

The LHB Series DVR system information displays useful system information such as the IP address, MAC address, device ID, device model, and firmware version. The following instructions require...

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LHB Series: Adding a new user

Your LHB Series DVR supports two account types: ADMIN / System Administrator The system administrator has full control of the system, and can change both administrator and user passwords, and...

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LHB Series: Changing a camera's On-Screen Display (OSD)

The On-Screen Display (OSD) shows the channel name with the date and time stamp on the top-right corner of the live feed or video playback. You can change the settings and the...

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LHB Series: Changing video output settings

Your LHB Series DVR is capable of either NTSC or PAL video outputs. The video output for your system is determined intelligently based on the region you set during the setup wizard....

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LHB Series: Checking your camera firmware

To troubleshoot certain issues, technical support may ask you for the firmware version of your LHB Series Wire-Free cameras. The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR...

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LHB Series: Completing the setup wizard

Once you have completed setting up your LHB Series DVR and have connected it to a monitor, you must use the DVR Setup Wizard to configure required settings. Prerequisites: Complete...

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LHB Series: Configuring basic network settings

The LHB Series DVR requires an IP address to communicate with the router. The IP address can be automatically assigned by the router using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP),...

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LHB Series: Configuring Daylight Savings Time (DST) on your DVR

You can customize settings for Daylight Savings Time (DST) based on your region or preference. The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR and a monitor. ...

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LHB Series: Configuring DDNS settings

The primary connectivity option for the LHB Series DVR is the FLIR Cloud. FLIR Cloud connects to your system over the Internet without requiring port forwarding or Dynamic Domain Name...

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LHB Series: Configuring display settings

Different monitors can support different image / video resolutions. If your image appears pixelated or cut off, you may need to modify your LHB Series DVR display resolution. REMINDER: The maximum...

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LHB Series: Configuring motion detection settings

You can configure your LHB Series DVR system to record motion detection events. The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR and a monitor. To enable and...

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LHB Series: Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) on the DVR

If your LHB Series DVR is showing the incorrect time, adjust your time configuration settings by enabling the Network Time Protocol (NTP) or the Daylight Savings Time (DST). Click here...

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LHB Series: Configuring recording resolution

LHB Series Wire-Free cameras can record at a resolution of 720p (1280×720) or 1080p (1920×1080). To change the recording resolution: In the taskbar, click the Main Menu icon (

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LHB Series: Connecting your DVR to your wireless receiver

To use your LHB Series DVR, and Wire-Free cameras, you must set up the DVR and connect to the wireless receiver. Prerequisite: Ensure that you have set up your...

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LHB Series: DVR keeps beeping

Your LHB Series DVR can be configured to emit warnings or alerts when events occur such as video loss, hard disk drive (HDD) errors, or when the HDD is full. If...

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LHB Series: Installing your Wire-Free cameras

Your LHB Series DVR comes with included Wire-Free cameras that can be installed in the location of your choice. Prerequisites: Ensure that you have set up your Wire-Free camera...

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LHB Series: Manual firmware upgrade

Your LHB Series DVR can receive firmware updates in three ways: Automatically over a network, connected by an Ethernet cable (included). Click here for information on how to automatically...

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LHB Series: Manually setting the date and time

You can choose to manually configure and set the date and time on your LHB Series DVR. The following instructions require you to access your system using your DVR and a monitor....

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LHB Series: Modifying user permissions

The administrator account is the only account that has full control of all system functions. You can enable or disable access to certain menus and functions of each user account. Prerequisites:...

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LHB Series: Restoring to default settings

Your LHB Series DVR can be restored to default settings. You can choose to restore all settings or select specific settings to restore. REMINDER: Restoring default settings will not delete recordings...

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LHB Series: Setting an email schedule

Your LHB Series DVR email settings can be configured so that email notifications are only sent at certain times / days. You can set separate schedules for motion events and system warnings...

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LHB Series: Setting up email notifications using the Lorex server

You can use the free Lorex email server (recommended) to send and receive notifications on the LHB Series DVR. You can configure your email notifications to receive emails for events like motion...

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LHB Series: Setting up email notifications using your own server information

On an LHB Series DVR, you can use your own server information to set up email notifications to send and receive motion detection events or system warnings. It is recommended to use...

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LHB Series: Setting up your DVR

Once you have set up your Wire-Free cameras, you must set up your LHB Series DVR using a mouse (included) and monitor (not included). Prerequisites: Ensure that you have...

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LHB Series: Setting up your Wire-Free camera and receiver

When initially setting up your LHB Series DVR, you will need to prepare the included power packs, Wire-Free cameras, and wireless receiver. REMINDER: Power packs come fully charged with no need...

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LHV / LNR / MPX Series: Setting the time on DVR / NVR

When setting up your LHV / LNR / MPX Series DVR / NVR system for the first time, it is highly recommended that the system date and time be set accurately. This...

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LHV / LNR Series: Accessing system information

The Info window for your DVR / NVR system displays useful system information such as the IP address, MAC address, device ID, device model, and firmware version. You can...

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LHV / LNR Series: Assigning names to channels

Custom names can be assigned to a channel (e.g., hallway, front door, camera1) for ease of identification. To assign names to channel connected to an LHV / LNR Series cameras: ...

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LHV / LNR Series: Changing the IP address of the NVR / DVR

When your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR system connects to your router it requires an IP address to communicate with. This IP address can either be automatically assigned...

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LHV / LNR Series: Configuring a snapshot schedule

The first step to setting up snapshots is to enable them in your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR menu. By default, your LHV / LNR system may have...

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LHV / LNR Series: Configuring display settings

Different monitors can support different image / video resolutions. If your image appears pixelated or cut off, you may need to modify your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR display resolution....

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LHV / LNR Series: Configuring recording settings

The LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR systems have many different recording settings that can be configured. These include compression settings, resolution settings, frames per second (FPS) settings, as well...

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LHV / LNR Series: Connecting a monitor to your DVR / NVR system

Depending on the type of monitor / TV screen being used, you can connect to your DVR / NVR system using an HDMI, VGA, DVI, or RCA cable....

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LHV / LNR Series: DVR / NVR keeps beeping

Depending on your model, your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR system is set by default to beep when there are specific errors or events. These include motion alerts, hard...

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LHV / LNR Series: Enabling and configuring snapshots

Your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR system can be set to record snapshot images. Snapshots are still image files saved to your DVR / NVR Hard Disk Drive (HDD)....

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LHV / LNR Series: Enabling email notifications using the Lorex email server

On an LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR, the Lorex email server can be used to send and receive alerts such as motion detection or other events. To send out motion...

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LHV / LNR Series: Enabling motion detection

You can configure your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR system to record motion detection events. To enable motion detection: Right-click on the Live View to access the Quick...

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LHV / LNR Series: Enabling snapshots during Motion Detection Alerts

The first step to setting up snapshots is to enable them in your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR menu. Click here for more information on enabling snapshots. Snapshots can...

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LHV / LNR Series: Incorrect time or time changing automatically on the recorder

The time on your DVR / NVR can be configured manually, or automatically by enabling Network Time Protocol (NTP). If the recorder is showing the incorrect time, or the time is...

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LHV / LNR Series: Not receiving email notifications when using Lorex email

The Lorex email server can be used to send and receive alerts such as motion detection or other events recorded on your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR. To send out...

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LHV / LNR Series: Pairing your remote control

Some DVR / NVR systems include a remote control. If you have more than one DVR / NVR system in the same location, you can set up your remote control to pair...

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LHV / LNR Series: Pausing / resuming Sequence mode

In Sequence mode your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR system will automatically cycle through the Live View of connected cameras every few seconds. When using Sequence mode, you have the...

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LHV / LNR Series: Resetting Your Device's Password

For a password reset on your device, contact Technical Support. For security purposes, passwords cannot be reset using the online support system. Before contacting technical support, you will need to provide...

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LHV / LNR Series: Restoring display resolution to default settings

You can configure your monitor resolution settings to suit your screen resolution. If you have configured your monitor resolution settings and you are experiencing display issues, restore your DVR /...

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LHV / LNR Series: Restoring your DVR / NVR to default settings

If you encounter a troubleshooting issue that cannot be resolved, you may need to restore your DVR / NVR system to default settings. Restoring default settings will reset any conflicting configurations that...

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LHV / LNR Series: Setting up an email schedule

If email is set up on the DVR / NVR, email settings can be configured so the email notifications are only sent at certain times / days. To configure an email...

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LHV / LNR Series: Setting up anti-dither, latch, and post record

On an LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR, use Anti-dither, Latch, and Post Record to specify how the system behaves when motion is detected. Anti-dither: After an initial motion event,...

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LHV / LNR Series: Setting up motion alerts on your DVR / NVR

Motion alerts allow for the DVR / NVR to send email alerts when motion detection occurs on a camera. Motion alerts setup varies with the product. For more specific details on how...

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LHV / LNR Series: Setting up recording schedules

You can set a custom recording schedule according to your needs. For example, you can set the system to record continuously during business hours and record on motion detection only outside of...

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LHV / LNR Series: Setting up third-party email

Lorex by FLIR provides email services to customers who have NVR systems connected to the Internet. If issues arise using the default Lorex email, we recommend switching to a third-party email account...

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LHV / LNR Series: Snapshots not recording / adjusting threshold or sensitivity

If snapshots are not recording on your LHV / LNR Series DVR / NVR, first check that they are enabled and configured for more information. If you have enabled and configured...

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LHV Series: Setting up your DVR

You can set up your LHV Series DVR to be used with a monitor (not included) and wired mouse (included). To set up your...

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LHWF1000 Series: Enabling voice assistance

In order to use voice commands with your Wire-Free security system, you must enable voice assistance through the recorder. To enable voice assistance: From the Live View display, right-click to open...

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LNK Series: Adding, editing, and deleting IP Cameras

You can add, edit, or delete IP cameras from your LNK Series NVR from the local area network (LAN). IP cameras connected directly to the NVR automatically appear in the...

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LNK Series: Setting up your NVR

You can set up your LNK Series NVR to be used with a monitor (not included) and wired mouse (included). To set up your...

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LNR / NR Series NVRs: Configuring deterrence settings

Set preferences for the automatic warning light triggering on compatible Lorex deterrence cameras. For a complete list of compatible deterrence cameras, see lorex.com/compatibility. To configure automatic deterrence using recorder:

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LNR / NR Series NVRs: Setting date and time

It is important to set the correct time to ensure accurate time stamps on recordings. Recordings with inaccurate date and time stamps are inadmissible as evidence in court. To set the...

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LNR 200 / LNR 300 Series: Setting up your DVR / NVR

You can set up your LNR 200 / 300 Series DVR / NVR to be used with a monitor (not included) and wired mouse (included).

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LNR Series: Connecting and configuring audio capable cameras

Your LNR Series NVR system supports audio recording with audio-capable cameras (not included). Audio-capable cameras have either a built-in microphone or a camera with audio input cables that can be connected to...

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LNR Series: Connecting IP cameras through a network

IP cameras can be connected directly to an LNR Series NVR, or connected through the network using a router, or a Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch. To connect IP...

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LNR Series: Connecting IP cameras to your NVR

To add an IP Camera to your LNR Series NVR, you must connect the cameras to the same Router and Local Area Network (LAN) as your NVR. You must...

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LNR Series: Setting up your NVR

You can set up your LNR Series NVR to be used with a monitor (not included) and wired mouse (included). To set up...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Accessing system information

The Device Info window for your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR system displays useful system information such as the IP address, MAC address, device ID, Device model, and firmware...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Adjusting motion detection settings

By default, motion detection is enabled on all cameras connected to your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR. You can enable / disable cameras for motion detection. You can also enable / disable...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Changing the IP address of the NVR

When your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR system connects to your router it requires an IP address to communicate with. This IP address can either be automatically assigned by the...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Configuring display settings

Different monitors can support different image / video resolutions. If your image appears pixelated or cut off, you may need to modify your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR display resolution. You can...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Configuring Mainstream recording resolution, frame rate, and image quality

You can configure recording and streaming parameters on your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR such as the resolution, frame rate, and image quality. The Encoding Settings are set separately for Continuous...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Configuring motion detection alarms on your NVR

By default, motion detection is enabled on all connected cameras on your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR. You can configure the alarm actions that occur when motion detection is triggered. The...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Configuring Pre and Post Recording times

LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVRs support pre- and post-recording. The Pre-record time determines how long the NVR will record before an event (such as motion or video loss) occurs. The Post-record time...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Configuring Substream Settings on your NVR

Substream settings allow you to configure the video quality settings for streaming to a PC / Mac or smartphone / tablet. Substream allows you to conserve Internet bandwidth for connections over the...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Configuring the On-Screen Display (OSD) and camera name

The On-Screen Display (OSD) sub-menu allows you to configure custom names for your cameras or configure the on-screen text shown for your cameras. The following instructions require you to access your...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Connecting your NVR to a Local Area Network (LAN)

Before accessing your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR, you must ensure that it is connected to a Local Area Network (LAN) using the included Ethernet cable. To connect NVR...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Enabling email notifications using the Lorex email server

You can configure your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR to send you email alerts when an event occurs (for example, motion detection or video loss). The following instructions require you to...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Incorrect time or time changing automatically on the recorder

The time on your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR can be configured manually, or automatically by enabling Network Time Protocol (NTP). If the recorder is showing the incorrect time, or the...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Not receiving email notifications when using Lorex email

The Lorex email server can be used to send and receive alerts such as motion detection or other events recorded on your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR. To send out motion detection...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: NVR keeps beeping

Your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR can be set to beep when there are specific errors or events. These include motion alerts, hard disk drive (HDD) warnings, network connectivity warnings, tampering,...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Pairing your remote control

The remote control comes pre-paired to your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR. If you have more than one NVR, you can pair the remote control to a specific NVR. The following...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Pausing and resuming sequence mode

In Sequence mode your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR system will automatically cycle through the Live View of connected cameras every few seconds. When using sequence mode, you have the option to...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Restoring your NVR to default settings

If you encounter a troubleshooting issue that cannot be resolved, you may need to restore your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR system to default settings. Restoring default settings will reset any conflicting...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Setting the system time

It is strongly recommended to set the date and time when first setting up your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR. Inaccurate time stamps may render your footage unusable for court evidence. ...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Setting the system time using a Network Time Protocol server

A Network Time Protocol (NTP) server syncs your system time with an online time server. Lorex provides a free NTP service that allows your NVR to automatically update the time for...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Setting up motion alerts

Motion alerts allow for your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR to send email alerts when motion detection occurs on a camera. Motion alerts setup varies with the product. For more specific details...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Setting up recording schedules

You can set a custom recording schedule on your LNR200 / LNR300 Series NVR. Use the recording schedule to configure when cameras will use continuous or motion detection recording. A custom recording...

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LNR200 / LNR300 Series: Setting up third-party email

Lorex provides email services to customers who have NVR systems connected to the Internet. If issues arise using the default Lorex email server, we recommend switching to a third-party email server such...

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Locking Your Lorex Cloud App

If you would like to put a lock on your Lorex Cloud app, follow these steps to secure your app. NOTE: The following instructions are shown using an iOS (Apple) smartphone. There...

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Lorex Cirrus App: Activating deterrence features

Active deterrence features deter suspicious activities from occurring by flashing a warning light and/or sounding a siren from compatible cameras. You can manually control these features using the Lorex Cirrus app. NOTE:...

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Lorex Cloud App: Activating deterrence features

Active deterrence features deter suspicious activities from occurring by flashing a warning light and/or sounding a siren from compatible cameras. You can manually control these features using the Lorex Cloud app. NOTES:...

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Lorex Home App: Home & Away Mode

You can set an area surrounding your property so the app will intelligently change notification settings based on whether you are inside or outside the set area. For example, if you do...

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Lorex Secure / FLIR Secure App: Connecting to your DVR / NVR System

You can use the Lorex Secure / FLIR Secure app on your smartphone or tablet to connect to your DVR / NVR System. Prerequisites: Ensure your smartphone or tablet has...

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M4400 DVR: Connecting IP cameras

The M4400 MPX DVR system supports up to 16 IP cameras in addition to MPX or Analog cameras. To connect IP cameras to the M4400 MPX DVR: Connect the...

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N Series NVRs: Adding cameras from the LAN

Follow the steps below to add cameras that are not directly connected to the Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports on the back of the recorder. NOTE: Visit lorex.com/compatibility for a...

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N Series NVRs: Area search

Play back all recordings from a single channel with motion in a specific area of the camera image. To perform an area search: From the Live View...

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N Series NVRs: Audio recording

The system supports Lorex HD audio cameras, which transmit audio through the same network cable used for video connection. CAUTION: Audio recording and / or use of listen-in...

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N Series NVRs: Backing up video recordings

Back up recordings from the hard drive to a USB flash drive. To back up recordings: Insert a USB flash drive into a free USB port on the recorder. From...

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N Series NVRs: Changing the recorder’s output resolution

To ensure the best possible picture quality, set the recorder’s output resolution to match the highest resolution supported by your monitor. IMPORTANT: If you need to switch the...

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N Series NVRs: Configuring hard drive overwrite

When the hard drive is full, the system will overwrite the oldest recordings by default. This is recommended, as it makes sure that your system will continue to record without any input...

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N Series NVRs: Configuring motion detection

Set preferences for motion detection per channel. To configure motion detection: From the Live View display, right-click to open the Quick Menu, then click Main Menu.

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N Series NVRs: Configuring person & vehicle detection

Set preferences for person and vehicle detection using compatible Lorex IP cameras. For a complete list of compatible cameras, navigate to your recorder series at lorex.com/compatibility. In live view, right-click...

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N Series NVRs: Configuring recording quality

The system uses two video recording streams: a Main Stream and a Sub Stream. The Main Stream records high quality video to your system’s hard drive. The Sub Stream records lower resolution...

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N Series NVRs: Playing back recorded video

Search through and play video recordings from the hard drive. To search for and play back recordings: From live view, right-click and then click Playback. If prompted, log in using...

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N Series NVRs: Reset the Recorder's Display Resolution

If the recorder’s output resolution is set to a resolution your TV does not support, the screen image will not be displayed. To fix this you will need to set the display...

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N Series NVRs: Setting a recording schedule

You can set a custom recording schedule so that your security system records video according to your needs. For example, you can set the system to record continuously during business hours and...

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N Series NVRs: Setting up email alerts

You can configure the system to send out email alerts for motion detection or other events. To configure email alerts: From the Live View display, right-click to open the Quick...

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N Series NVRs: Smart search

Smart Search lets you filter recorded video to search for person detection events, vehicle detection events, or both. NOTE: In order to use Smart Search, you must configure at least one channel’s...

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Passwords: Securing the system

Unauthorized users may try to access consumer video security systems. You should create a new username and password the first time you access the system. To keep the system secure from...

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Resetting Passwords on IP Cameras

If you forgot your IP camera's password, try the current or previous NVR’s password on the camera. If this does not work, follow these steps to reset the password and regain access....

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Resetting Your Lorex Home App password

If you forgot your Lorex Home app password, use these steps to reset it and regain access to your app. After resetting the Lorex Home app password, it will automatically change the...

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Setup: Camera masking

Depending on your camera or DVR / NVR system, there are two types of camera masking that you can use: Privacy Masking: Used to block out specific areas of recordings. In...

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Setup: Pairing wireless cameras to DVR

If you have purchased additional wireless cameras that you wish to pair to your DVR, or you have lost connection to a camera and need to pair it again, follow the steps...

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Setup: Remote control not detected by the system

Your Lorex by FLIR DVR / NVR system may include a remote control. If your remote control is not being detected by your DVR / NVR, try the following troubleshooting steps. ...

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Setup: Setting up a wireless range extender

A wireless range extender allows you to extend the range of your wireless IP cameras. Click here before purchasing a wireless range extender to ensure that it is compatible with your...

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Setup: Viewing video playback using a laptop

Computer monitors and TV screens can be used as display monitors for DVR / NVR systems. Click here for more information on setting up a monitor. Laptops, cannot be used...

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Smart IP Motorized Varifocals Nocturnal 3.0 Camera - Frequently Asked Questions

This frequently asked questions is applicable to the following products: LNB9292B LNB9282B LNE9282B LNE9292B Is the camera equipped with the latest Color Night Vision...

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V261LCD - How to install the floodlight camera

The V261LCD Wi-Fi Floodlight Camera is wired. This guide will show you how to safely remove your old exterior light and install your new Lorex floodlight using the same existing wiring....

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W261AQ - How to activate and deactivate privacy mode

Your device is equipped with a privacy mode. With this feature, you can hide the lens without having to turn off the camera. Here's how to activate or deactivate privacy mode.

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W281AA - How to activate or deactivate camera siren

Your smart device is equipped with a siren. You can activate the siren manually or automatically when motion is detected. Manual Here's how to manually activate or deactivate camera siren....

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W281AA - How to activate or deactivate Warning LED Light

Your smart device is equipped with a Warning LED Light (see image below). You can activate the light manually or automatically when motion is detected. ...

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W281AA - How to set up person and vehicle detection

Your smart camera can detect both person and/or vehicle and send you instant alert that a person or vehicle is detected. Here's how to set up each or both features. ...

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W281AA Series: Configuring smart motion detection

Set preferences for motion detection, as well as detection of people and/or vehicles. To access smart motion detection settings: Launch the Lorex Home app.

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - Compatible SD cards and recording times

The following is a list of compatible micro SD cards for LNW16FX, W261AQ, W261AS, W281AA, LNWDB1, W282CA. Compatible SD Cards and Storage Sizes NOTE:...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - Getting started

Congratulations on your Lorex purchase! This guide applies to the following products: W281AA, W282CA, W261AS, W261AQ, and LNWDB1. In this article, we will help set...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to add or remove devices

As a registered user, you can add multiple cameras to your Lorex Home account. You also have the option to remove cameras as you wish. Here's how to do it. This guide...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to add or remove users

As the owner of the device, you can grant other people access to your device. You can also revoke their access to the device as you please. Here's how to do it....

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to back up and share video via the Lorex Home app

You can back up and share videos and snapshots via the Lorex Home app. You can also back up videos and snapshots by manually removing the micro SD card from the camera...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to change password

We recommend using strong passwords for the Lorex Home app and all cameras connected to it, and changing them on a regular basis. This guide applies to the following products: W281AA,...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to enable or disable notifications

Get instant notifications when your camera detects motion. Here's how to enable or disable notifications. This guide applies to the following products: W281AA, W282CA, W261AS, W261AQ, LNWDB1,...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to format and replace the microSD card

Your device uses a micro SD card to store data locally. Here's how to format and replace the card on your device. This guide applies to the following products: W281AA,

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to live view

You can live view up to nine cameras at the same time. If you've added multiple cameras to the app, here's how to live view one or multiple cameras at the same...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to play back

Using the Lorex Home app, you can look back at your recordings at the precise day, hour, and minute. Here's how to do it. This guide applies to the following products:

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to reset your camera when you change modem or router

When you change your modem or router your camera will lose network connection and will go offline. To go back up online again, you must reset your camera and connect it to...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to reset your device

Resetting your device to factory default is quick and easy. Here's how to do it. This guide applies to the following products: W281AA, W282CA, W261AS, W261AQ, and

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to set up person detection

Your smart device can detect a person and send you a notification when a person is detected. Here's how to set up person detection. This guide applies to the following products:

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to troubleshoot offline status

In some cases, your device may appear offline on the Lorex Home app but still display a solid green LED light on the camera. If this has happened to you, here are...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to troubleshoot the camera

Verify your camera model and perform troubleshooting procedures as per your camera. This guide applies to the following products: W281AA, W282CA, W261AS, W261AQ, and LNWDB1. ...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to turn off camera LED light

The camera LED is an activity or status light located next to the lens (see image below). You can turn on and off the light on the Lorex Home app. This guide...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - How to use two-way talk

Your device is equipped with a two-way talk feature. The two-way talk allows you to communicate with someone near your camera. This guide applies to the following products: W281AA, W282CA,...

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Wi-Fi Security Camera - Installation tips

In this support article, we will show you how to properly install your camera. Verify your camera model and use the appropriate installation method for your camera. This guide applies to the...

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Wireless Security Cameras: Setup on DVR

If you received wireless cameras as part of your DVR bundle, use the steps below to get started. If you purchased wireless cameras separately from your DVR, click here for setup...

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