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Wired Security Systems

The best security - Wired Systems allow for complete property coverage and continuous 24/7 recording. So if you're looking for professional security and don't mind running cables, then a wired system is for you.

Wired Security Systems

The best security - Wired Systems allow for complete property coverage and continuous 24/7 recording. So if you're looking for professional security and don't mind running cables, then a wired system is for you.

There are two kinds of Wired Systems to choose from:

IP Security cameras and NVR

IP Systems

Digital IP Systems are the most technologically advanced. Smart IP Cameras capture video data (and audio if available) and then process and encode that data for quick network transmission back to a Network Video Recorder (NVR). IP Cameras do not need to be plugged into an electrical outlet as they receive power over the ethernet cable (Power-over-Ethernet), which gives them a fair amount of flexibility when it comes to installation.

analog secuirty cameras and DVR

Analog Systems

Analog Security Systems are a more economical choice for continuous 24/7 recording. Analog Security Cameras capture raw analog video (and audio if available) and send the data to a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for encoding and storage. Wired Analog Cameras are connected to the DVR with a Siamese BNC cable. This cable combines two different cables in one: one for data, one for power. This allows you to connect the power for Analog Cameras close by to the DVR, rather than near the camera itself.

Why Choose A Wired System?

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Ultimate Reliability

Don't miss a moment. A wired connection allows cameras to record around-the-clock to a secure local hard drive.

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Best Evidence

A wired connection allows for faster data transfer, allowing for higher resolutions and higher frame-rates.  

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Most Coverage

Wired systems are built to cover every angle. Recorders come in 8, 16, and 32-channel configurations.

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Largest Hard Drive Capacity

Every recorder includes a large security grade hard drive built to meet the demands of continuous use. Hard drives can also be easily upgraded to larger sizes - some NVRs even include two hard drive bays for up to 20TB of data storage.

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Top Features

Along with the highest quality video, wired systems also have the smartest motion detection and the best night vision. Recorders also have a myriad of features and options to help you maximize your security experience.    

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Highest Durability

Wired cameras offer the highest weatherproof ratings, ensuring year-round performance for years and years. Sturdy metal exteriors also provide additional protection against the elements and vandalism.

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Lorex's Professional-Grade Nocturnal Series

Looking for the best? Lorex's long running Nocturnal Security Camera Series will provide you with real-time 4K video recording, the best Color Night Vision, the smartest motion detection, and more.  

Combine "wired" and "Wi-Fi" on the same NVR! Lorex's exclusive Fusion Series NVRs can pair with other Lorex Wi-Fi cameras through the Lorex Home App - allowing you to record them continuously.

Lorex's Versatile Fusion Collection

Wire-Free Security Systems

Easy home security - Battery powered cameras wirelessly transmit recorded motion events to a recorder or hub. The lack of cabling means they can be easily installed around your property.

Wire-Free Security Systems

Easy home security - Battery powered cameras wirelessly transmit recorded motion events to a recorder or hub. The lack of cabling means they can be easily installed around your property.

There are two kinds of Wire-Free Systems to choose from:

Lorex Home Hub wire-free system

Wire-Free System with Lorex Home Hub

A perfect wire-free security solution for those who might wish to grow their Lorex smart home security eco-system. The Lorex Home Hub connects directly to the Lorex Home app, which is also used by the rest of our Smart Home collection.

NVR wire-free security system

Wire-Free System With NVR

An NVR Wire-free Security System offers higher storage capacity and the ability to connect the system to a monitor or computer for customization and viewing. The NVR connects to the Lorex Cirrus app for easy smartphone monitoring.  

Why Choose A Wire-Free System?

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Easy Installation

Wire-Free cameras offer easy DIY security. There are no cables connecting them to their Hub or DVR and no cables required for power.  

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Removable Batteries

Wire-Free cameras use rechargable batteries, which allows you to place them virtually anywhere around your property. Batteries are easily removed from the camera when a charge is required.  

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Protective Features

The latest Wire-Free systems include 2K resolution recording, person detection, and active deterrence features such as a motion-activated LED light, two-way talk, and a siren.

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Expandable up to 6 Cameras

Both Lorex Home Hub and NVR Wire-Free Systems can use up to 6 wire-free security cameras.

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Smart Home Compatible

Use simple voice commands to activate camera features with Amazon Alexa™ and Google Assistant™.

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No Monthly Fees

Local storage means no monthly fees. Included hard drives or MicroSD cards provide ample storage while keeping your video recordings safe and secure.

Smart Home Security

Security to fit your life - United by our Lorex Home app, Lorex’s Smart Home Collection of Wi-Fi cameras, Sensors, and Hubs all work together to create your own personal security eco-system.

Smart Home Security

Security to fit your life - United by our Lorex Home app, Lorex’s Smart Home Collection of Wi-Fi cameras, Sensors, and Hubs all work together to create your own personal security eco-system.

Wi-Fi security cameras from Lorex

Wi-Fi Cameras

Looking for a simple plug and play home security solution? Wi-Fi Cameras are stand-alone cameras that connect to your local home network and record to a local microSD card. Indoor and outdoor models available.

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Video Doorbells

Know who's at your house and answer the door from wherever you are with a security Doorbell. Easily installed using the previous doorbell wiring.

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Floodlights

Add some security and some outdoor lighting with a Wi-Fi Floodlight Camera. Installed using your existing light fixture wiring, a Floodlight Camera can be an important deterrent for any unwanted visitors detected on your property.

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Sensors

Sensors can add valuable security to your house without compromising your indoor privacy. Easily armed and disarmed right from your smartphone, these inconspicuous sensors will let you know of any suspicious activity.

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Lorex Smart Home Security Center

Connect Smart Home products to our innovative touch-screen control center and manage all your security in one place. It also serves as a recorder and provides double data backup of all cameras.

Connect Smart Home products to our innovative touch-screen control center and manage all your security in one place. It also serves as a recorder and provides double data backup of all cameras.

Why Choose A Smart Home Product?

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No Recorder Needed

Smart Home Cameras simply connect to your local Wi-Fi network and are used through the Lorex Home app. They record to an on-board MicroSD card - so no NVR or DVR is required.  

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Stay Connected

Lorex's Smart Home Collection is united by our Lorex Home app. Manage all of your devices, view live and recorded footage, and recieve motion notifications to your smartphone to stay in-the-know.  

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Indoor & Outdoor Monitoring

Need a single camera for a specific reason? For example, an Indoor Wi-Fi Camera is perfect for pet monitoring or an Outdoor Wi-Fi camera is great for the front yard, back yard, or garage.

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Latest Features

Smart Home products include the latest technology to help you protect what matters most. Person Detection, Smart Deterrence, and Two-Way Audio add invaluable preventive measures to stop potential events before they happen.  

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Smart Home Compatible

Expand your current Smart Home by connecting Smart Home products to Google Home and Amazon Alexa hubs. Use simple voice commands to get fast access to your cameras, view live or recorded footage, and activate camera features.

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No Monthly Fees

There are no monthly fees with any of our Smart Home products. Local storage keeps your data with you and off costly cloud storage services.

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Audio Security Cameras

Audio can enhance the security coverage of your home or business with a greater ability to detect and interpret events. Learn More 

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Active Deterrence

Active Deterrence cameras, with their bright LED spotlight and loud siren, are designed to stop people in their tracks. Learn More 

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Security Data Storage

Lorex uses Western Digital (WD) Purple hard drives and microSD cards to provide the most reliable storage for our NVRs, DVRs, and Wi-Fi devices. Learn More 

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How To Upgrade Storage

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