The Lorex LH034 Eco Blackbox3 4-Ch 500GB HDD DVR with 2x Wireless Outdoor Cameras provides you with a feature-rich analog DVR and two versatile outdoor-rated day/night wireless bullet cameras to give you the basic tools you need to set up a comprehensive surveillance system. The DVR's 500GB installed HDD can be upgraded later to as much as 4TB and the audio-in and out ports allow you to integrate it into a PA system with external microphones and speakers wired to it.
This a full pentaplex DVR that allows you to view, record, playback, backup and remotely access the system simultaneously so you never have to stop recording to work with the system. Multiple recording modes, H.264 video and G.711 audio compression and adjustable frame rates allow the user to tailor the surveillance coverage to their needs and optimize the available HDD space. When connected to the Internet, the DVR is accessible remotely via most web browsers and on mobile devices with a free app installed.
Complementing the DVR are two wireless bullet cameras, with a wireless receiver that get plugged into the DVR. Each camera is IP66 outdoor-rated to be weather and dustproof so you can feel confident installing them inside or out. The 1/4" image sensor and 4.6mm f/2 fixed lens captures 480TVL resolution images with a 57deg. field of view. 24 IR LEDs with an effective night vision range of 135' and an automatic IR cut filter give these cameras 24 hour surveillance capabilities.
Utilizing interference reduction and signal guard technologies ensures signal quality and strength with automatic reconnection between the camera and receiver. Transmission ranges of up to 165' indoor and 500' outdoor allow these cameras to be placed in areas where running cables is impossible or impracticable.
Reviewed by 1 customers
I'm pretty pleased with this system, now that I have had it in operation for over a week. It seems to be a well-engineered system for the most part, and I have managed to configure all aspects, including remote access on my LG G4 smartphone, along with motion alarm emails. The latter was more involved only because I needed to set up a DDNS account just to have the email service, whereas I was using Lorex Stratus for remote access. Interference on the 2.4 Ghz band is not too bad since most of my computer networking is 5 Ghz. I did, however, need to set up a separate 5 Ghz bridge for the DVR to connect it to my router, since I was too far from the router to run an Ethernet cable. This solution cost me some extra money but I knew I would need it, so no surprise. My only criticism is the number of false motion alarms caused by rapid changes in contrast, particularly in early morning as the sun is rising, with long shadows and clouds blowing across the sun. If I decrease sensitivity to mitigate this problem, I miss a person walking across a grass lawn wearing clothing that is similar in tonality to the grass (even though it is a different color). For the price, though, this is a pretty amazing system!