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Lorex Gives You Security With Their Lorex Smart Home Security Center with 2K Cameras and Range Extender

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Affordable Home Security

Home security has become huge — partly due to a greater concern about crime and home invasion and partly due to more homeowners having educated themselves about how home security works. Previously it was up to professionals to provide security services to a homeowner, and that not only meant a lack of control of what devices were used, but also incurred higher initial costs and, in most cases, forced a subscription-like service where monthly payments were the norm. But once WiFi became ubiquitous and fast, coupled with a wide variety of devices to use in the home, people started looking at DIY (do it yourself) home security systems. So what becomes important now when looking for home security is that the device(s) chosen fulfill the homeowner’s need. One way this can be done more easily is to go with a “bundled” system — rather than buying piecemeal all the components are in one box and designed to work together so as to make for an easier assembly, setup and use.

Such is the case with Lorex Smart Home Security Center with 2K Cameras and Range Extender — a system that doesn’t just rely on your smartphone, as so many others do. It consists of three major parts: the video camera (in this case two are provided), the tablet/digital video recording viewing unit and the WiFi extender.

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The Camera

Now a wireless home network is a necessity, since the two provided cameras are WiFi enabled — wirelessly transmitting the video/audio they are picking up over to the tablet/DVR unit. Add to this their being battery operated and placement becomes easy and hassle free (realistically recharging every other month will guarantee Camera quality is 1080p Full HD (aka 2K) and makes for a quality image with plenty of detail. This is even more important when there is low-light or night time recording going on — the camera having invisible infrared LEDs working to illuminate the space before them. Images at night are also in full color, and so retain the needed clarity for delineating what is being captured.

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The Wi-Fi Extender

Now a wireless home network is a necessity, since the two provided cameras are WiFi enabled — wirelessly transmitting the video/audio they are picking up over to the tablet/DVR unit. Add to this their being battery operated and placement becomes easy and hassle free (realistically recharging every other month will guarantee Camera quality is 1080p Full HD (aka 2K) and makes for a quality image with plenty of detail. This is even more important when there is low-light or night time recording going on — the camera having invisible infrared LEDs working to illuminate the space before them. Images ABOUT IN COLOR?? here are not full color, but they still retain the needed clarity for delineating what is being captured.

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The Tablet/DVR Recorder

The final component is the tablet/DVR unit. As noted from the name, it consists of a 7” color LCD screen powered by electricity, and which has a digital recording mechanism built in. At its basic, it accepts a camera’s transmission and saves the video. But it also has uses in “real-time” as well. It can let you view four cameras on it at once (up to 8 connected devices are possible while viewing 4 at a time (with optional sensor devices and cameras with varying features available). It has some similar capabilities as found in a WiFi tablet, for example having a locked splash screen with one’s own images, a weather display and Bluetooth connectivity for streaming music to it for using it as if it was a BT speaker (the embedded speaker being there for two way audio communications with the cameras). A built in camera cover for its own camera and a mute control over audio are both privacy features that are appreciated. And as can be imaged, both Google Assistant and Alexa can be activated with it (but not Apple’s HomeKit).

But perhaps the best privacy/security feature (besides the built in cover to keep the camera blanked out) is that it’s all local storage, with a microSD card doing the heavy lifting (up to 256GB SD card possible).

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What It Is About This Security System That Stands Out

Now for the two major differences to be found between this and other home security units. The first being that what the cameras see and record gets sent wirelessly to the tablet unit and recorded/filed within. The recording mechanism is in the tablet unit, but the actual storage is contained on a SD memory card. This is the second major difference because storage is local (the card can be moved/put into a computer via a card reader for those looking to move storage/reuse the card after erasure, etc.).

So why does Lorex do this? First to answer the obvious, having local storage means that you don’t pay any subscription charges — because all the data (i.e., video) is being contained locally on the unit itself. Of course app control is also offered, but the simplicity of local storage means a quick pop into a computer if desired or not.

And More Features

Other features abound in this system, be it activating a siren remotely or that the 2K cameras are more detailed than a 1080p resolution and voice command capabilities. For more information on the Lorex Smart Home Security Center with 2K Cameras and Range Extender go to https://www.lorex.com/collections/lorex-smart-home-security-center/products/lorex-smart-home-security-center-with-2k-cameras-and-range-extender

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