Lorex Vantage 8 Channel DVR 500GB 8 Camera Weatherproof Security Camera System

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About Lorex

Watch over your world from anywhere in the world using this Lorex LH138501C8B security camera system. The DVR is both PC and Mac compatible and you can connect to the system remotely over a 3G/4G or Wi-Fi network. You can record on the specialty hard drive designed for surveillance, providing weeks or even months of reliable video. Plus, you can connect to any TV, PC or CCTV monitor with industry standard HDMI, VGA and BNC inputs on up to 4 monitors simultaneously. The intuitive interface with simple icons allows for easy and efficient DVR programming.

Lorex Features

  • Designed for home or business security
  • DVR provides recording of surveillance in up to 8 locations with high-resolution cameras (cameras included)
  • 60' of night vision allows for around-the-clock surveillance
  • Lets you monitor your property from anywhere in the world via a supported mobile device (compatible with iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry model numbers 9000, 9700 and 9800, Android version 1.5 and above, Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.5 and Symbian 3rd and 5th generation phones)
  • H.264 compression allows for maximum storage on the 500GB hard drive with little loss of quality
  • Custom recording settings fit your needs; record at D1 (720 x 480) for highest resolution or set to a lower resolution for extended recording time (720 x 240 or 360 x 240)
  • Pentaplex operation lets you view, record, playback, back up and remotely control the system simultaneously
  • Records on a reliable pre-installed 24/7 100 percent duty HDD that is designed specifically for surveillance purposes
  • Exclusive Lorex Easy Connect Internet setup wizard gets you up and running in no time
  • PC and Mac compatible (Internet Explorer required; Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6 or above using Safari browser)
  • Reliable and free dynamic domain name service and instant e-mail alert-relay service with snap shot attachments provide you with connectivity you can count on at all times
  • DVR will always record with the accurate time stamps thank to Lorex Network Time Protocol, which syncs with the atomic clock as well as advanced Day Light Saving modes
  • 4 video outputs (HDMI, VGA and 2 BNC) allow you to connect up to 4 monitors simultaneously (VGA and HDMI cannot be connected simultaneously)
  • Picture in Picture (PIP) allows you to monitor a scene in full-screen mode while keeping an eye on up to 2 other locations simultaneously
  • HDMI output (HDMI cable included) for convenient connection to HDTVs
  • Setup is easy with the copy feature that allows you to copy your settings from 1 camera to all the cameras, saving you time when programming the DVR
  • Digital zoom allows you to get a closer view while in live viewing full-screen mode
  • Unique continuous recording with motion activated visual alerts inform you when motion is detected; there's no need to choose between continuous or motion recording options
  • Super resolution 1/3" image sensor produces sharp and clear video at 600 TV lines of resolution
  • BrightNight viewing for clearer and brighter nighttime video
  • Close-up recognition at night with auto light compensation prevents wash-out effect
  • Reliable camera operation coupled with patented ImageCool technology ensures optimal performance in extreme temperatures (-22 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit/-30 degrees to 50 degrees Celsius)
  • Automatic IR filter ensures true color in all lighting conditions
  • 3.6mm wide-angle lens captures a 78-degree field of view
  • Anti-glare feature ensures clear images under strong lighting conditions

Lorex Specifications

DVR: Operating System
Linux (embedded)
DVR: Pentaplex
Simultaneous View, Record, Playback, Backup & Remote Monitoring
DVR: Number of Channels
8 Channel
DVR: Inputs/Outputs
Video IN: 8 x 1Vp-p, CVBS, 75ohms, BNC
Video OUT: 2 x BNC
VGA OUT: 8 ch: Yes
HDMI: 8 ch: Video only
Audio IN: 4 Line in(RCA), G.711(8 ch)
Audio OUT: 2 line out(RCA), G.711(8 ch)
USB Port: 2 at the back
Alarm IN: 8 ch: 4 ch IN
Alarm OUT: 1 ch OUT
Video Output Resolution: 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, HDMI
PTZ control: RS-485 Pelco D & P Protocol
DVR: Live Display
8 ch: 1, 4, 8
DVR: Live Display Speed
240 (8 ch) NTSC
200 (8 ch) PAL
DVR: System Navigation
USB Mouse, IR Remote Controller, Front Panel
DVR: Motion Area Setting
Adjustable grid (10 x15) NTSC
Adjustable grid (12 x15) PAL
DVR: Sensitivity levels
DVR: Firmware Upgrade
Via USB device and Network
DVR: User Authority
By user group
DVR: Time Synchronization
Auto time sync by NTP server
DVR: Video Compression
DVR: Audio Compression
DVR: Recording Resolution
NTSC: 360x240 (CIF), 720x240 (HD1), 720x480 (D1)
PAL: 360x288 (CIF), 720x288 (HD1), 720x576 (D1)
DVR: Recording Speed
8 ch: 240/200 (NTSC/PAL) @ CIF, 120/100(NTSC/PAL) @ HDI, 60/50 (NTSC/PAL) @ D1
DVR: Recording Resolution Setting
Per camera for different resolutions (CIF/2CIF/D1)
DVR: Recording Quality Control
3 levels
DVR: Recording Schedule
By hour, by day, by recording mode, by alarm, by ch
DVR: Pre Recording
Max. 10 Secs
DVR: Post Recording
Max. 5 Minutes
DVR: Reliability
Watch-Dog, Auto-recovery after power failure
DVR: Covert Video
DVR: Playback Channel
1-8 Adjustable (8 ch),
DVR: Playback Speed
Variable Max 16x
DVR: Playback Players
Backup Player
DVR: Search
By time & event
DVR: Log Search
Up to 10,00,000 lines for alarm activated, motion detected, configuration changes, connects/disconnects and video loss
DVR: Audio Play
DVR: Storage
8 ch: Up to 1 HDD's (SATA)
DVR: Maximum Capacity
8 ch: Up to 2TB
DVR: Backup Media
USB Flash Drive & HDD
DVR: Backup File Format
H.264 file (AVI generator included)
DVR: Easy Connect
Lorex Auto Port Forward Wizard
DVR: Supported Operating Systems
8 ch: Windows XP, Vista, 7
8 ch: Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6 or above
DVR: Browsers
Internet Explorer & Safari 5.1
DVR: Email notification
Text with snapshot
DVR: Instant Smart Phone Compatibility
Smart Phone & Tablet Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry (supported model numbers: 9000, 9700, 9800), Android (version 1.5 & above), Windows Mobile (6.0, 6.5), Symbian 3rd & 5th generation phones
Lorex DDNS
DVR: System Configuration
Full setup configuration over network
DVR: Ports
Programmable by User
DVR: Network Protocol
DVR: Network Interface
10/100-Base-TX, RJ-45
DVR: Network Speed Control
48Kb - 8MB/sec.
Power Consumption
8 ch: Approx. 10 watts
Supply Voltage
8 ch: 100VAC-240VAC, 12VDC, 3A, 50/60Hz
Operating temperature
32deg. - 104deg. F / 0deg. - 40deg. C
10 - 90% NC
Camera: Image Sensor
1/3" Color Image Sensor
Camera: Video Format
Camera: Effective Pixels
H: 720 V: 480
Camera: Resolution
600 TV Lines
Camera: Scan System
2:1 Interlace
Camera: Sync System
Camera: S/N Ratio
48dB (AGC Off)
Camera: Iris
Camera: AES Shutter Speed
1/60 - 1/25,000 Sec.
Camera: Min. Illumination
0.1 Lux without IR LED, 0 Lux with IR LED
Camera: Video Output
Composite 1.0Vpp @75 ohm
Camera: Lens / Lens Type
3.6mm F2.0 / Fixed
Camera: FOV (Diagonal)
Camera: Termination
BNC Type
Camera: IR LED Qty / Type
18 pieces / 850nm
Camera: Night Vision Range
60ft / 18m
Camera: Power Requirement
12V DC ±10%
Camera: Power Consumption
Max. 250mA (w/IR)
Camera: Operating Temp. Range
14deg. to 122deg.F / -10deg. to 50deg.C
Camera: Operating Humidity Range
< 90% RH
Camera: Environmental Rating
Dimensions (W x D x H)
DVR: 11.81" x 8.66" x 1.97"/300mm x 220mm x 50mm
DVR: 1.7 kg/3.75 lbs
Camera: 0.7lbs / 0.3kg

Reviews about this item

Reviewed by 1 customers


Good security System


from NY  -  Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Good price for the 8 camera system. Good for a small business.


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Garry B  Is this easy to install?
CHRISTIAN B  It is pretty easy to install. You might have to purchase some longer cables to install them though, depending on how far they are from where you decide to keep the console.
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