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Lorex Wireless Cameras and Monitors 2024, Wireless Security Lorex offers a wide-range of wireless devices and battery-operated (wire-free) security cameras that are easy to install, easy to set-up, and easy to use. Lorex Fusion Combine Wired and Wireless Cameras together! Fusion Recorders allow you to connect and record Smart Home Cameras around-the-clock – just like Wired Security Cameras Wi-Fi Security Cameras Easy plug-and-play monitoring solutions. Choose from both indoor and outdoor models, as well as Pan- options Accessories: Selecting the right range-extending antenna
If you are experiencing low or no signal strength with one or more of your wireless or wire-free cameras, a good option is to use a range-extending accessory antenna.

ATTENTION: Prior to purchasing and installing an accessory antenna, read the product specifications of your receiver to determine if your receiver has a weatherproof housing. Installing your weatherproof receiver outdoors provides a better line-of-sight between the receiver and the camera, increasing the strength of the wireless signal. See your product specifications to determine the weatherproof rating of your receiver.

The Directional Wireless Panel Antenna and the Omni-Directional Antenna are used to extend the range of one or multiple wireless or wire-free cameras.

Directional Wireless Panel Antenna (ACCANTD9)

Omni-Directional Antenna (ACCANTO8)

Use the 2.4GHz Directional Wireless Panel Antenna (ACCANTD9) to focus a wireless signal onto one specific wireless device (camera or receiver) to increase the range of transmission. A clear line-of-sight between the antenna and the wireless device needing range extension is required.

Use the 2.4GHz Omni-Directional Antenna (ACCANTO8) to enhance the signal of one or multiple cameras that are paired to a single or dual antenna receiver. You may also use two Omni-Directional Antennas to extend the range of all cameras paired to a dual antenna receiver.

REQUIREMENT: To connect the antenna directly to the camera or receiver, the device must have a removable SMA type antenna. Visit www.lorextechnology.com/compatibility to ensure the antenna is compatible with your camera or receiver model.

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Lorex Wireless Cameras and Monitors guide 2024

Also Read  : Lorex Camera Troubleshooting

Recommended Antenna Installation Methods

Your antenna needs will vary depending on the setup of your camera system, the number of cameras that require range extension, and the number of channels on your wireless receiver. Review the scenarios below to ensure you have the correct antenna and installation method to meet your needs.

Click a setup scenario to see the recommended installation method:

Combining Accessory Antennas

If you have installed your accessory antenna according to the recommended installation methods and would like to enhance wireless signal strength even further, you may add an additional Directional Wireless Panel Antenna (ACCANTD9) directly to a camera. The additional Directional Wireless Panel Antenna can be used with a Directional Wireless Panel Antenna or with an Omni-Directional Antenna attached to the receiver.

Click an antenna combination to see recommended installation methods:

Scenario 1: Extend the range of one camera paired to a single antenna receiver

To extend the range of one camera connected to a single channel receiver, use the Directional Wireless Panel Antenna (ACCANTD9).

The Directional Wireless Panel Antenna can be connected in two configurations.

Configuration 1. Connect the antenna directly to the camera

Configuration 2. Connect the antenna directly to the wireless receiver

REQUIREMENT: The antenna connects using an SMA cable and replaces the existing antenna on either the camera or wireless receiver. Check www.lorextechnology.com/compatibility to determine if your product is compatible with the antennas.

Scenario 2: Extend the range of one camera paired to a dual antenna receiver

To extend the range of one camera connected to a multi-channel receiver, use the Directional Wireless Panel Antenna (ACCANTD9). Connect the Directional Wireless Panel Antenna directly to the camera.

Scenario 3: Extend the range of select cameras paired to a dual antenna receiver

To extend the range of select cameras on a multi-channel receiver, use the Omni-Directional Antenna (ACCANTO8).

Connect the Omni-Directional Antenna to one of the antenna ports on the wireless receiver.

REMINDER: Each antenna port on a dual antenna receiver is associated with specific camera channels. One antenna communicates with odd numbered channels (1, 3, and 5), while the other antenna communicates with even numbered channels (2, 4, and 6). See the table below for dual antenna channel configurations.

Receiver Model#####

4-Channel Receiver######

6-Channel Receiver

Antenna 1

Channels 1 and 3

Channels 1, 3 and 5

Antenna 2

Channels 2 and 4

Channels 2, 4, and 6

If you connect the Omni-Directional Antenna to an antenna port and your wireless signal does not improve, try switching the Omni-Directional Antenna to the other antenna port or pairing your camera to a different camera channel.

Scenario 4: Extend the range of all cameras paired to a dual antenna receiver

To extend the range of all cameras on a dual antenna receiver, connect an Omni-Directional Antenna (ACCANTO8) to each antenna port on the receiver.

IMPORTANT: Two Omni-Directional Antennas are required to accommodate this setup.

Combination 1: Combine two Directional Wireless Panel Antennas

If you are using a Directional Wireless Panel Antenna (ACCANTD9) to enhance the signal of a single camera with a single channel receiver, you can use an additional Directional Wireless Panel Antenna to further enhance the wireless signal.

Connect one Directional Wireless Panel Antenna directly to the camera and one Directional Wireless Panel Antenna directly to the wireless receiver. To maximize signal strength, it is recommended to aim the two antennas directly at each other with a clear line-of-sight.

Combination 2: Combine a Directional Wireless Panel Antenna with an Omni-Directional Antenna

If you are using an Omni-Directional Antenna (ACCANTO8) to enhance the signal of multiple cameras, you can further enhance the signal of a specific camera by connecting a Directional Wireless Panel Antenna (ACCANTD9) directly to the camera.

A clear line-of-sight between the Directional Wireless Panel Antenna and the Omni-Directional Antenna is recommended to maximize signal strength.

Lorex SD Pro App: Changing / resetting the

If the password for the Lorex SD Pro app to view the Wireless Home Monitor is lost or forgotten it will need to be .

To reset the Lorex SD Pro app password:

1.Ensure that your Wireless Home Monitor is connected to a network router using the included Ethernet cable.
2.On the Wireless Home Monitor tap the Menu icon ().
3.Use the joystick to select Settings > Network > Reset Password.
4.Select Yes to confirm.
5.Tap the Menu icon () repeatedly until all the menus are closed.
6.Launch the SD Pro app and enter the . Refer to your user manual for your default password. You will be prompted to create a new password.

Lorex SD Pro App: Setting up Wireless Home Monitor remote access

You can access and view wireless cameras from a Wireless Home Monitor system using an iPhone, iPad, or smartphone or tablet using the Lorex SD Pro app. It is available at the App Store or Google Play Store.

Prerequisites:

 Ensure that you have completed initial set up of your Wireless Home Monitor system.
 Ensure you have at least one camera paired with your monitor. Click here for instructions on how to pair your camera.
 Install the Lorex SD Pro app on your smartphone or tablet.
 The following instructions are displayed using an Android operating system

To set up the mobile application:

1.Launch the Lorex SD Pro app on your smartphone or tablet.
2.Tap Click here to add device.

3.On the Add Device window, tap Scan to scan the QR code on the back of the monitor or enter the UID printed near the QR code on the back of the monitor.

4.Enter a name and password of your choice for the monitor.

REMINDER: If using the default password, you may be prompted to create a new password.

5.Tap Save.

The system will be displayed in the Device Manager as .

LW2700 Wireless Home Monitor: Included cables and accessories

LW2700 Series Wireless Home Monitors support wireless cameras using a wireless signal. They do not have an internal battery and require a connection to a power source. Refer to your user manual for model specific information on cables and accessories. Click here for downloads and documentation for your product.

Most wireless home monitors include the following cable connections and accessories when purchased:

 A monitor power adapter used to connect the monitor to a power source.

 A camera power connector / adapter used to connect the wireless cameras to a power source.

 Units that support remote access require a wired connection from your monitor's network port to your router via an Ethernet cable (included).

Network: Wireless camera Internet requirements

Standard wireless cameras that connect to a DVR / NVR, do not need access to the Internet to function. Stand-alone IP cameras do not require an Internet connection for basic functions, but an Internet connection is required for full functionality.

Security Cameras: Understanding Field of View (FOV)

Field of View (FOV) is the maximum observable area that is seen at any given moment through an device such as a camera lens. The coverage of the area can be measured using the horizontal and vertical distances to find the diagonal of the area in degrees. Mathematically, the FOV is calculated using the horizontal dimension of the sensor (h) and the Focal Length (F).

You can find the camera's Field of View details in the Specifications sheet. Click here for additional support content including security camera documentation.

The Camera Lens, Sensor and Focal Length

Focal length (F) is the distance between the center of a lens and its sensor. The size of the lens is the aperture size.

These factors affect field of view. A narrower focal length captures more of the scene and displays a larger field of view. A wider focal length magnifies a scene and decreases the field of view. The higher the focal length value the lower the FOV.

Types of Camera Lenses

Fixed: a fixed camera focal length provides an Angular FOV which is permanently set and cannot be adjusted by the user. Varifocal: the camera focal length can be manually adjusted by the user. Generally, this is done manually with screws or dials. At Lorex we have motorized varifocal cameras that allow you to digitally zoom using your phone or NVR without losing details. These lenses provide flexibility and customization for your camera image needs.

The importance of Field of View

A wide angle lens or smaller lenses produce a greater field of view and captures more objects in a scene enhancing your ability to cover larger and wider areas such as foyers, parking lots or warehouses.

A narrow angle lens or larger lenses produce a smaller field of view; capturing a limited area, but the camera quality image improves in detail. These are designed to monitor a specific object, such as cash registers, entrances/exits, hallways or objects of value.

How to Calculate the FOV

To calculate the FOV requires the sensor size and the focal length of the lens: h = Sensor Size F = Focal Length of the Lens

FOV is represented by this equation: FOV = 2tan-1(h) / 2F

Example: h = 4.7mm F = 6mm FOV = 2tan-1(h) / 2F = 2tan-1(4.7)(12) = 2tan-1(0.39) = 2(21.4°) = 42.8°

W482CAD – 2K Wi-Fi Camera : Frequently Asked Questions

The following FAQ article answers many of the general questions about the 2K Wi-Fi Camera with Smart Deterrence (W482CAD). Where applicable, the FAQ includes links to articles where you may find more information.

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Where do I place my Lorex 2K Wi-Fi Camera?

 Place the camera close to your Wi-Fi router as possible.
 Reduce the number of obstructive materials between the camera and the router or access point.
 Other electronic devices such as microwaves, TVs, cordless phones, and baby monitors can cause signal interference. It is recommended to install the camera as far away from these devices as possible.

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How should I position my Lorex 2K Wi-Fi camera?

When mounting the camera on a wall, make sure of the following:

 Distance: Optimal accuracy for objects within 5ft to 50ft (1.5-15m).
 Angle: Angle the camera around 30°-60° down from the level position.
 Height: Install the camera between 8-16ft (2.5-5m) off of the ground.

 Accuracy of person detection will be influenced by multiple factors, such as the person's distance from the camera, the height of the person, and the height and angle of the camera. Night vision will also impact the accuracy and distance of detection.

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How do I enable and person detection?

1.Launch the Lorex App.
2.Tap  icon above the channel thumbnail on the Devices screen.
3.Tap Motion Detection Settings.
4.Tap  icon to enable Motion Detection.

Note: If motion detection is disabled, general/person/vehicle detection will automatically disable and you will not receive any motion detection notifications in the Lorex App.

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How do I customize Motion Zones™?

Motion Zones™ allows you to customize your device's motion detection region. Motion Zones™ screen consists of the following settings:

 General Motion Zone
 Person Motion Zone
 Vehicle Motion Zone

To set Motion Zones™

1.Launch the Lorex App.
2.Tap  icon above the channel thumbnail on the Devices screen.
3.Tap Motion Detection Settings.
4.Tap Motion Zones™.

 For full instructions on how to set customized Motion Zones™, see Configuring Motion Zones™.

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Why am I receiving so many notifications?

There are a few ways you can lower the number of notifications you are getting.

 Adjust Motion Detection Settings: You can enable/disable motion detection and person detection, as well as customize Motion Zones™ and Motion Sensitivity. Refer to Configuring Motion Zones™ for more information.
 Manage Notifications: You can manage notifications in Device Settings>Notifications and set a schedule to receive at set periods in the day. Refer to Configuring Notification Settings for more information.

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How do I enable Color Night Vision?

1.Lauch the Lorex App.
2.From the Devices screen, tap  icon to configure device settings.
3.Tap  icon to disable Auto Night Vision.
Note: Disabling Auto Night Vision will force the camera into Color Night Vision mode. Recommended in low-light conditions.

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How to activate Two-Step Verification?

1.Launch the Lorex App.
2.Tap Settings.
3.Tap Account Settings.
4.Tap Two-Step Verification.
5.Tapicon to enable Two-Step Verification.

For detailed setup instructions, see Two-Step Verification Setup.

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How to optimize video quality?

1.Launch the Lorex App.
2.Tap  icon above the channel thumbnail on the Devices screen.
3.Tap Video Settings.
4.Tap  icon to enable HDR (High Dynamic Range).

Note: Enabling HDR optimizes video picture in high-contrast conditions such as under-lit and over-lit areas.
By default, the video quality is set to 
High (2x1080p HD).

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What is Home & Away™?

Lorex App can automatically use your location to manage your notifications when you are at home or away. The app will notify you when you are inside/outside of your set home perimeter.

To start using this feature, navigate to your mobile device settings and enable Location services for Lorex App.

For detailed setup instructions, see Configuring Home & Away™.

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How do I activate the LED deterrence light when motion is detected?

1.Lauch Lorex App.
2.From the Devices screen, tap  icon to configure device settings.
3.Tap Deterrence Light Brightness.
4.Tap  icon to enable camera's deterrence light whenever motion or person is detected.

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How do I remove the 2K Wi-Fi Camera from my account?

1.Launch the Lorex App.
2.From the Devices screen, tap  icon to configure device settings.
3.Tap Remove Device.

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How to permanently delete data of 2K Wi-Fi Camera?

Refer to Formatting Device Storage for more information.

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Does my device support WPA2 or WPA3?

Your device supports Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) which is the industry standard security protocol for Wi-Fi networks. WPA2 offers security against unauthorized access and data interception and is supported by most Wi-Fi routers including those that support both WPA2 and WPA3. It employs Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), an encryption mechanism, which secures communication between your camera and Wi-Fi network to keep transmitted data confidential. For information on which devices support WPA2 and which devices support WPA3, please refer to “WPA2 and WPA3 Supportive Devices.”

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What are the compatible SD cards?

Refer to Compatible SD Cards and Storage Sizes for more information.

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What devices are compatible with the 2K Wi-Fi camera?

Refer to Product Compatibility Chart for more information.

W482CAD – 2K Wi-Fi Camera : Installation

This article provides instructions to install your Lorex 2K Wi-Fi camera with Smart Deterrence (W482CAD).

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What is included in the box?

The above contents are based on one camera.

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How to connect with Lorex App

1.Attach the provided power adapter to the camera. The device is ready for setup as soon as the status indicator is flashing green and chimes.
Note: Ensure your camera is plugged in and powered ON throughout the setup.
Optional: Attach the weatherproof extension cable to the camera.
2.Download the Lorex App by scanning the following QR Code. You can also visit Google Play or Apple Store to download Lorex App.

3.Open the Lorex App app and create an account or login with your credentials.
4.Tap  icon to add a new device, then follow the in-app instructions to complete the device setup.

For full instructions on Lorex App setup, see Connecting with Lorex App.

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How to mount 2K Wi-Fi Camera to the wall

1.Place the mounting template onto the desired location.
Note: Ensure an outlet is nearby, and keep in mind the cable lengths.
2.Using a 15/64″ (6mm) drill bit, drill 2 holes over the triangle symbols on the template.
Optional: Drill 15/64″ (6mm) holes for the anchors.
3.Align the arrows of the mounting plate and template.
Using a screwdriver and provided screws, secure the mounting plate to the surface.

4.Align the arrows between wall mounting bracket and plate. Push the bracket in to install, then slide down to lock in place. You will hear a ‘click' when the bracket is installed.
5.Attach the camera to the mounting bracket using the threaded insert at the rear of the camera. Rotate the camera clockwise until attached, then tighten into place with an adjustable nut.
6.Adjust the camera into desired angle.

Note:

 If the camera is not holding in place or difficult to adjust, unplug the camera and slide the bracket up to detach from the mounting plate.
 Tighten or loosen the 3 screws at the back of the mounting bracket to adjust accordingly.
 Repeat steps 4-6 to re-install.

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How to mount 2K Wi-Fi Camera to the ceiling

1.Place the mounting template onto the desired location.
Note: Ensure an outlet is nearby, and keep in mind the cable lengths.
2.Using a 15/64″ (6mm) drill bit, drill 4 holes over the X symbols on the template.
Optional: Drill 15/64″ (6mm) holes for the anchors.
3.Remove the 4 pre-inserted plugs from the ceiling/table mounting bracket.

4.Attach the camera to the ceiling/table mounting bracket using the threaded insert at the rear of the camera. Rotate the camera clockwise until attached, then use the wrench to tighten the adjustable nut in place.
5.Place the bracket over the drilled holes. Using a screwdriver and the provided screws, secure the bracket to the surface.
6.Rotate the adjustable ring counter-clockwise to loosen and adjust the camera to the desired position, then tighten to secure.

Optional:

 Feed the camera cable through the hole at the base of the bracket or the mounting surface.
 Open the camera's settings in the app and enable Image Rotation to flip the camera image. To configure camera settings, see Device Settings.

Wi-Fi Security Cameras – How to Read a MicroSD card

To view the contents of a MicroSD card on a laptop or computer, follow these steps:

1.Push gently against the MicroSD card to remove it from your device. Refer to the product documentation to find the MicroSD slot. Search for your product documentation by clicking here.

2.Insert the MicroSD card into the built-in MicroSD reader in your laptop or computer.

If your computer only has an SD reader, a MicroSD to SD adapter is required.

 

If your laptop or computer does not have an SD card reader built-in, you can purchase an external card reader that connects to your device via USB.

3.Open File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac).
4.Locate the SD card under This PC (Windows) or Computer (Mac). It may also be listed as SDXC or similar.

5.Click on the MicroSD card to access its contents and view the files and folders stored on it.

a. Select the day to play back:

b. Click on the available folder:

c. Within the folder, click either the day folder (Video files) or the jpg folder (Snapshots):

d. Click to select a video time from 00 – 23 hours:

6.Click the MP4 video file to view the video. 

Wireless Home Monitor: Audio not working

If the audio is not working on your Wireless Home Monitor:

 Ensure that the protective film is removed from the camera lens.
 Ensure that the monitor volume is not muted. A mute icon () will be visible on the screen if the volume has been muted.
 Turn the monitor volume up using the volume buttons on the side of the unit. Location will vary by model. For exact location of volume buttons for your model, refer to your user manual. Click here for downloads and documentation for your product.
 The camera must be in Full Screen mode for audio. Tap the Channel Select icon () to switch between channels in Full Screen mode. Audio is disabled in Quad mode.

If audio is not working after increasing the volume and viewing in Full Screen mode, restore the system to default settings.

To restore your monitor to default settings:

CAUTION: Restoring to default settings will erase any setting input on the monitor. Your monitor will need to be reconfigured.

1.On the monitor tap the Menu icon ().
2.Use the joystick to select Settings > Default Settings.
3.Select Yes.

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