MARKHAM, ON.—Lorex, a Canadian-based provider of video surveillance systems and plug and play wireless video monitoring solutions has introduced a full line of 4K security Network Video Recorders. The NVR, available online, drastically improve the sharpness and clarity of security footage.
The 4K Lorex NVRs deliver 4x as many pixels as 1080p high definition. This higher pixel count is especially important for security monitoring, as it allows for much greater digital zooms. The NVRs also can record 4K resolution at a real-time 30 frames-per-second rate, ensuring smooth on-screen movement
Sufi-Khan Sulaiman, vice president of eCommerce at Lorex, calls the NVRs "a game changer," adding that "they are perfect for new and experienced users alike. They are extremely user-friendly, with easy camera connectivity, and straightforward programming. They are also compatible with our full range of IP security cameras - from 720p all the way to 4K, as well as other ONVIF security cameras—so they make a perfect starting point for any new security system or an easy way to upgrade an older system to 4K."
Advanced options include:
- Different recording modes - choose from continuous, scheduled, or motion recording on a camera to camera bases.
- Regional Motion Zones - customize motion sensitivity with up to four motion zones per camera.
- Privacy Masking - Black out areas, such as inside windows, to ensure privacy.
Lorex 4K NVRs can also record audio if the security camera has a microphone, adding a whole new layer of information, such as voices, and even expand security coverage beyond the camera's field of view. There is no need for additional cables to record audio since it is transmitted via the same Ethernet cable as the video.
The 4K NVRs connect to Lorex's remote viewing app for smartphones and tablets, allowing users to monitor live views or recorded footage from anywhere; it can also send push notifications for motion events. It also includes a new privacy mode in the app to start and stop recording.
For most customers, once the initial setup is complete, and maintenance is minimal, according to the company. Basic operations can be accomplished through the app, there is no hard drive maintenance, as the NVR is programmed to automatically overwrite the oldest footage with the newest, and software updates will also be automatically installed as long as the NVR is connected to the internet.