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[Costco] Lorex 16-channel 1080p DVR Surveillance System

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[Costco] Lorex 16-channel 1080p DVR Surveillance System

Lorex 16-channel 1080p DVR Surveillance System with 2TB and 16 1080p Active Deterrence Cameras

Comes with 16 cameras.

Seems like a good deal...
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2TB is like 16 hrs of footage for 16x 1080p feeds...
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They still make this sxxx?!?!
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actng wrote: 2TB is like 16 hrs of footage for 16x 1080p feeds...
I have a 8x 4k@30fps system from them, and suprisingly the 2TB seems to hold about a week of continuous footage.
I was sure I would require a bigger disk, and looked up the history... I was quite surprised.
They probably save a lot of space from efficient encoding with non-moving camera...
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I am looking at getting a security system for the house Im moving into in January. It's on an acre lot and I'd like to be able to see license plates fairly clearly.

Further, the house is hardwired at the front of the house but not the sides and back. Also, I would like to record for weeks at a time and be able to see footage from work or even when on vacation.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Relaxe wrote: I have a 8x 4k@30fps system from them, and suprisingly the 2TB seems to hold about a week of continuous footage.
I was sure I would require a bigger disk, and looked up the history... I was quite surprised.
They probably save a lot of space from efficient encoding with non-moving camera...
Are yours POE cameras? what`s your feedback and when did you buy?
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It's a good deal...but 16 cameras is a waste!
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peji911 wrote: I am looking at getting a security system for the house Im moving into in January. It's on an acre lot and I'd like to be able to see license plates fairly clearly.

Further, the house is hardwired at the front of the house but not the sides and back. Also, I would like to record for weeks at a time and be able to see footage from work or even when on vacation.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Lorex is a good brand.

Keep your eyes on something like this...
https://www.costco.ca/night-owl-16-chan ... 19932.html

https://www.costco.ca/lorex-16-channel- ... 01538.html
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peji911 wrote: I am looking at getting a security system for the house Im moving into in January. It's on an acre lot and I'd like to be able to see license plates fairly clearly.

Further, the house is hardwired at the front of the house but not the sides and back. Also, I would like to record for weeks at a time and be able to see footage from work or even when on vacation.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?
you can see a car's license plate with 4mp/5mp 2.8mm/4mm camera from 30-40 feet away if the car is sitting still and your camera is pointing direct in front of the car.
it is a different story if the angle is more than 30 degrees or the car is moving.
try to get 4k IP camera if you have the budget.
A 4tb hard drive would get you about a month of recording if it's a 4 cameras system with record on motion.
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Does anyone have PoE cams integrated with Home Assistant? I need to find some cams that do that well.
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microsoldier54 wrote: Does anyone have PoE cams integrated with Home Assistant? I need to find some cams that do that well.
Might be worth asking in the Home Assistant discord server, but a quick search suggests that basically anything that will do RTSP or ONVIF works well (so not a direct integration with Home Assistant so much as something that will work via a URL). Lots of mentions of AliExpress specials and the like.
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not sure how hard / expensive would be to replace existing old cables (BNC) for cameras by POE Cat 5e cable.

could an installer attach the new cable to the old cable and pull it to replace the old cable without damaging inside house and finished basement?
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My friend is looking for 4 camera CCTV system for his home... I know that Riolink is good. DO you guys have any good recommendation on full hd or 4k system? Preferred POE system
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actng wrote: 2TB is like 16 hrs of footage for 16x 1080p feeds...
That's why you record motion only, i have like 2-3 months of footage with four 1440p cameras on a 2tb drive.
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https://www.costco.ca/lorex-8-channel-4 ... 33561.html

This one's a way better deal. 8 channel so you can add more cameras and it's POE. If you want a plate reader camera, a PTZ or something with a Starlight CCD, this would be a good entry level system.

I'm debating one of these 4 camera POE systems that are a bit upgradeable, or a 6 camera if one of them go on sale from Lorex, or just waiting a bit. Starlight CCD seems to be getting cheaper - the new Wyzecam V3 has incorporated them, and they're selling for $30, so there's no reason the next generation of entry-level systems wouldn't have them as standard. Really, even the cheapest surveillance camera systems get great footage during the day, but it's the night time footage and capability that really differentiates them.
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nomorepenniestopinch wrote: https://www.costco.ca/lorex-8-channel-4 ... 33561.html

This one's a way better deal. 8 channel so you can add more cameras and it's POE. If you want a plate reader camera, a PTZ or something with a Starlight CCD, this would be a good entry level system.

I'm debating one of these 4 camera POE systems that are a bit upgradeable, or a 6 camera if one of them go on sale from Lorex, or just waiting a bit. Starlight CCD seems to be getting cheaper - the new Wyzecam V3 has incorporated them, and they're selling for $30, so there's no reason the next generation of entry-level systems wouldn't have them as standard. Really, even the cheapest surveillance camera systems get great footage during the day, but it's the night time footage and capability that really differentiates them.
https://www.costco.ca/lorex-4k-ultra-hd ... 94348.html

How is this one? It is BNC but I read online that there are "optimized" BNC cables that offer higher data transfer rates. Not sure what this one comes with though.
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My uncle: Honestly what's the point of security cameras? If someone is going to break into your house/home, 99.99% of the time they would have a mask and glove. And even if the police catches them in 2-3 days, all your stuff are already all sold. And even if convicted, that person goes to jail for 2 months, and then can come out and rob again.

Thoughts?
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CCHIPSS wrote: My uncle: Honestly what's the point of security cameras? If someone is going to break into your house/home, 99.99% of the time they would have a mask and glove. And even if the police catches them in 2-3 days, all your stuff are already all sold. And even if convicted, that person goes to jail for 2 months, and then can come out and rob again.

Thoughts?
I do go with your uncle on the justice thing. Sending people to jail does not prevent the burglary, damage is already done at this point.

3 things:
- Paperwork. You can actually PROVE that said burglar came. You have clear pictures of the guy stealing your front door package at 2:13pm. No officer or Amazon will suspect a fraud from your side.
- Deterrence. Astute robber will see the cameras (plural) dangling from the corniche, they will move to a lower hanging fruit. Also, they have those "motion activated LED", a nice reminder to them.
- Cats. My main purpose is to document the cats going around my yard. I looooove them cats! I want to know more about their habits and stuff. Racoons too!

But yeah, they are not adding anything to your existant safety that a "protected by [alarm company] with camera" sticker won't do.
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777canadian wrote: Are yours POE cameras? what`s your feedback and when did you buy?
Bought my kit for 2k$ last year on BlackFriday.
https://www.lorextechnology.com/4k-ip-c ... IP168i-1-p
This is for my workplace. 8 cameras allow you to have 2 per corner of a square building, so always have one camera filming the other (preventing a ladder equiped thief to just knock them down).
I have basically plugged and forgot them.
The software is pretty "simple", but it's what you need for 99% of installations.
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CCHIPSS wrote: My uncle: Honestly what's the point of security cameras? If someone is going to break into your house/home, 99.99% of the time they would have a mask and glove. And even if the police catches them in 2-3 days, all your stuff are already all sold. And even if convicted, that person goes to jail for 2 months, and then can come out and rob again.

Thoughts?
well by the same token you're gonna die eventually so why not die today? YOLO!!!

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