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How to Install Security Cameras

Installing security cameras is easy with Lorex. A world leader in Do-It-Yourself security systems, our intuitive products are designed with customers in mind.


How do I connect security cameras?

The connections each system uses follow general patterns to make the installation process easier. Lorex offers several types of security camera systems:

What you need to install surveillance cameras

What do I need to install security cameras?

A security system from Lorex includes everything you need to get your system up and running right out of the box. Each camera (whether sold separately or as part of a system) includes the necessary parts to connect and mount your cameras.

Common household tools, such as drills, screwdrivers, and a ladder are also typically required for installation of security cameras, or for making final adjustments and positioning.


Where should I install my security cameras?

Outdoor security cameras from Lorex are weatherproof, meaning you can install them where you need them most. Once you have determined the areas that need the most coverage, optimize installation locations with the following tips:

where to install security cameras?

Keep Cameras Up High

This will protect cameras from vandalism and provide a wider coverage area.

Keep under shelter

This will reduce the impact precipitation has on the quality of security footage.


Don't make obstructions the point of focus to maximize the field of view.

Point away from light

Mount the camera so the lens is pointed away from sources of light.

Protect camera cables

Install on the side of buildings, soffits or ceilings to conceal the cables.

Obvious placement

The mere appearance of security cameras can deter potential intruders.

All Lorex security cameras come with Quick Start Guides that document how to install them, along with tips and other guidelines.

Security camera installation videos

The best way to learn how to install security cameras is to see it happen.

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