Testing Lorex LNC

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Oct 29, 2012

lorex pictureLorex has quietly become one of the biggest forces in the consumer / home surveillance market, on pace to sell over 500,000 cameras this year through mass distribution and big box retailers (like Costco). Indeed, the company was just acquired by thermal manufacturer FLIR for $60 million as the cornerstone for FLIR's expansion into the low end of the surveillance market.

Lorex was one of the first surveillance company's to provide plug n play cloud access to their IP cameras and DVRs. Now, the company is releasing a new line of IP cameras that expand those functionalities with edge recording support. In this report, we test the image quality and software functionalities.

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