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. They feature simplified installation processes that save both time and money. With that said, there are still a few important questions that need to be answered before installation can begin.
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. Each camera typically includes:
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.
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:
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.
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. For more on security camera installation and ideas please see our guide on security camera planning and positioning.
No security installation is ever going to be the same. The connections each system uses, on the other hand, follow general patterns to make the installation process easier. Lorex offers several types of security camera systems, which each have somewhat different installation requirements:
NVR systems utilizing power-over-ethernet (POE) technology only require a single Ethernet cable to connect camera and NVR. This cable provides both power and video transmission. Please see Security Camera Extension Cables for more information on extending the distance of your IP cameras from the NVR.
A single RG59 siamese BNC cable connects analog cameras to a DVR. This cable is really two cables in one; one is for power and the other one for data transmission. The video head of the siamese BNC cable plugs directly into the DVR, while the power head connects to an included power adapter. This allows you to plug the cameras in close-by to the DVR, rather than around the camera itself. Please see Security Camera Extension Cables for more information on extending the distance of your analog MPX cameras from the DVR.
You may wish to hire a professional to install your security system, however Lorex security systems are designed to be DIY friendly, and many of our customers get them up and running quickly. Our security systems come with detailed installation instructions and include the parts needed to install them yourself.
The best way to learn how to install security cameras is to see it happen.