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Lorex LH138501C8B 8 Channel 8 Camera Security System

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Lorex LH138501C8B 8 Channel 8 Camera Security System


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Product Highlights

  • Real-Time Recording at 360 x 240 Pixels
  • H.264 Compression
  • Pentaplex Operation
  • 500 GB HDD / Expandable up to 2 TB
  • Lorex DDNS Support
  • Lorex Auto Port Forward Wizard
  • 600 TVL Resolution
  • 1/3" Super+ Color Image Sensor
  • 18 IR LEDs / Night-Vision Range of 60'
  • Windows & Mac Support
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The LH138501C8B 8 Channel 8 Camera Security System from Lorex is a state-of-the-art surveillance solution that can be deployed 24/7 in your home or office premises. This security system allows for simultaneous viewing and recording of footage from up to 8 Lorex cameras.

Included in this security system are an 8-channel ECO2 DVR and 8 CVC7575PK4B cameras. Each of these cameras records clear and detailed images at a resolution of 600 TVL. The 3.6-mm, 78°-angle lens provides a wide field of view, thus making it easy to monitor broad areas. At night, these security cameras automatically switch to the B&W mode. The integrated IR-cut filter provides accurate color reproduction in any lighting condition. Moreover, the 18 IR LEDs of each of these day/night cameras provide a night-vision range of up to 60' (18 m).

The 8-channel ECO2 DVR records footage at resolutions of up to D1 (720 x 480). With the Pentaplex operation, you can simultaneously view, playback, record, and archive videos, and control DVR functions from a remote location. Keeping a track of high-risk areas during peak hours is simplified with the DVR's scheduled recording mode, using which you can program the DVR to record at a specific time or date. Additionally, when in the continuous recording mode, the DVR also sends prompt motion-activated visual alerts.

All the recorded videos are compressed in the H.264 format, ensuring optimal usage of the available storage and network resources. Equipped with a 500 GB hard drive (expandable up to 2 TB), the DVR provides ample space for storing videos. The recorded videos can be viewed locally over the Internet. They can also be viewed on the iPad tablet PC, smartphones like iPhone and BlackBerry (9800, 9700, 9000 models), phones with Android (version 1.5 & above), Windows Mobile (6.0, 6.5), and Symbian (3rd & 5th generations) operating systems.

8-Channel DVR

Monitors and records videos from up to 8 cameras
Records at resolutions of up to 720 x 480 pixels (D1)
H.264 compression technology allows for high-quality imagery at low data rates
Pentaplex operation facilitates viewing, recording, playback, and archiving while simultaneously controlling the DVR from a remote location
Picture in Picture (PIP) enables you to monitor a scene in the full screen mode while simultaneously keeping an eye on up to 2 other locations
Unique continuous recording with motion-activated visual alerts informs you on detecting movements
Digital zoom allows you to get a closer view while in the live viewing full-screen mode
Digital time stamping with Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Daylight Savings Time
HDMI output facilitates easy connectivity with HD TVs
Storage support of up to 2 TB
Built-in 500 GB SATA HDD (24/7 100% duty cycle) provides ample storage space
Lorex Auto Port Forward Wizard allows for quick connectivity to the Internet
PTZ camera (not included) supported via the RS485 port
Free Dynamic Domain Name Service (DDNS) from Lorex for advanced remote connectivity at all times
Compatible with the iPad tablet PC; iPhone and BlackBerry (9800, 9700, 9000 models) smartphones; and phones with Android (version 1.5 & above), Windows Mobile (6.0, 6.5), and Symbian (3rd & 5th generations) operating systems
Supports Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Mac (OSX Snow Leopard 10.6) operating systems

CVC7575PK4B Camera

1/3" Super+ color image sensor delivers crystal clear images with a recording resolution of 600 TVL
3.6-mm, 78°-angle lens is suitable for wide-area surveillance
18 IR LEDs (850 nm) enable night-time surveillance for a range of up to 60' (18 m)
BrightNight technology facilitates enhanced low-light performance
Automatic light filtering technology and IR-cut filter facilitates accurate color reproduction in any lighting condition
Close-up recognition at night, along with anti-glare functionality, prevents washed out images
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor installations (IP66 rated)
Image Sensor 1/3" Super+ color image sensor
Video Format NTSC
Effective Pixels (H x V) 720 x 480
Resolution 600 TVL
Scan System 2:1 interlace
Sync System Internal
S/N Ratio 48 dB (AGC off)
Iris AES
AES Shutter Speed 1/60 to 1/25,000 second
Minimum Illumination Without IR LED: 0.1 lux
With IR LED: 0 lux
Video Output Composite 1 Vpp @ 75 Ω
Lens 3.6 mm, F 2.0, fixed
FOV (Diagonal) 78°
Termination BNC type
IR LED 18 pieces/850 nm
Night Vision Range 60' (18 m)
Power Requirement 12 VDC ±10%
Power Consumption 250 mA maximum (with IR)
Operating Temperature Range 14 to 122°F (-10° to 50°C)
Operating Humidity Range More than 90% RH
Environmental Rating IP66
Weight 0.7 lb (0.3 kg) (including stand)
Operating System Linux (embedded)
Pentaplex Operation Simultaneous view, record, playback, backup & remote monitoring
Number of Channels 8x
Video In 8x 1 Vpp, CVBS, 75 Ω, BNC/DIN
Video Out 2x BNC
VGA Output Yes
HDMI Video only
Audio In 4x line in (RCA), G.711
Audio Out 2x line out (RCA), G.711
USB Port 2x at the back
Alarm I/O 4-channel input
1-channel output
Output Video Resolutions 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1440 x 900, HDMI
PTZ Control RS-485 Pelco D & P protocol
Live Display 1, 4, 8
Live Display Speed 240
OSD On/off
System Navigation USB mouse, IR remote controller, front panel
Motion Area Setting Adjustable grid (10 x 15)
Sensitivity Levels 8x
Firmware Upgrade Via USB device and network
User Authority By user group
Time Synchronization Auto time sync by NTP server
Video Compression H.264
Audio Compression G.711
Recording Resolution 360 x 240 (CIF), 720 x 240 (HD1), 720 x 480 (D1)
Recording Speed 240 @ CIF, 120 @ HDI, 60 @ D1
Recording Resolution Setting Per camera for different resolutions (CIF/2CIF/D1)
Recording Quality Control 3 levels
Recording Schedule By hour, by day, by recording mode, by alarm, by channel
Pre Recording Maximum 10 seconds
Post Recording Maximum 300 seconds
Reliability Watch-Dog, auto-recovery after power failure
Covert Video Yes
Playback Channel 1 to 8, adjustable
Playback Speed Variable, maximum 16x
Playback Players Backup player
Search By time & event
Log Search Up to 10,000 lines for user login/out, configuration changes, remote access, connects/disconnects and video loss
Audio Play Yes
Storage & Archive
Storage 1 HDD (SATA)
Maximum Capacity Up to 2 TB
Backup Media USB flash drive & HDD
Backup File Format H.264 file (AVI generator included)
Easy Connect Lorex Auto Port Forward Wizard
Supported Operating Systems Windows XP, Vista, 7
Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6
Web Browser Internet Explorer & Safari 5.1
Email Notification Text with snapshot
Instant Smart Phone Compatibility Smart Phone & Tablet Compatibility: iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry (supported model numbers: 9000, 9700, 9800), Android (version 1.5 & above), Windows Mobile (6.0, 6.5), Symbian 3rd & 5th generation phones
DDNS Free Lorex DDNS
System Configuration Full setup configuration over network
Ports Programmable by user
Network Interface 10/100-base-TX, RJ-45
Network Speed Control 48 kbps to 8 Mbps
Power Consumption Approximately 10 W
Supply Voltage 100 to 240 VAC, 12 VDC, 3 A, 50/60 Hz
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity 10 to 90% NC
Dimensions (W x D x H) 11.81 x 8.66 x 1.97" (300 x 220 x 50 mm)
Weight 3.75 lb (1.75 kg)
Lorex LH138501C8B 8 Channel 8 Camera Security System
  • 8 x 600 TVL CVC7575PK4B Camera
  • 8-Channel ECO2 DVR with 500 GB HDD
  • Remote Control
  • Power Adapter
  • Mouse
  • Ethernet Cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • CD
  • QSG
  • Instruction Manual
  • 8 x Camera Stand
  • 8 x 60' (18.2 m) BNC/DC Extension Cable
  • 2 x 4 in 1 Camera Power Adapter
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    LorexLH138501C8B 8 Channel 8 Camera Security System

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    Doesnt work with Macintosh systems

    By Breg

    from Everett, WA

    About Me Professional



        Best Uses

          Comments about Lorex LH138501C8B 8 Channel 8 Camera Security System:

          This is a pretty nice system. A little difficult to understand some of the instructions for things like setting the camera for motion detection and setting up a Static address on your router. The router static instruction don't work.
          The main problem with this system is that is wont let you access the cameras outside of your local Wifi range. If you in another city or state you are supposed to be able to view what you cameras see by setting up a ddns protocol. I did that but It
          wont work with Mac. Ive called their support group and twice was put on hold, in India no less, for more than 45 minutes each time, I hung up both times. Their emails just repeat the same thing time after time with no solutions at all. My internet provider Frontier tells
          me they wont open ports for customers and a static ip connection is extra money and expensive.
          So... They cannot supply off site viewing of cameras, set up port forwarding, or a static address for Macintosh computers. They plainly state that their systems work with both PC and Mac. I dont think this is the truth.
          IF you own a mac system stay away.. far far away.

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          Happy with purchase

          By Mark M

          from Alabama

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer


          • Easy To Set Up


            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about Lorex LH138501C8B 8 Channel 8 Camera Security System:

            This is my first experience of owning a security camera system so any comments I make are based exclusively off of the Lorex LH130 ECO2 eight camera system I purchased. So far I am extremely pleased with this system. The main factor leading me to purchase this system was the ability to connect to my TV via HDMI, and of course the price. Initial setup is fairly straight forward and if you do run into a problem the Lorex website has a lot of good information to resolve any issues you may encounter. Due to my geographical location I am currently unable to utilize the networking feature to allow remote viewing so I can't comment on that feature. In my opinion the CVC7575 cameras have an extremely wide view, but still allow very good picture quality. They are light sensitive so beware of where you locate them. I placed one camera on the eve of my house pointing to an out building just west of the camera. Morning and afternoon viewing are great but as it gets closer to sunset it's a different story. The sun glare pretty much takes over the image. Night viewing is good in black and white provided you have the camera located in a position that allows the light emitted by the LED's to be captured and reflected. I have a wide covered front porch with one camera pointing toward the front door approximately 30 feet away. I have what I consider to be extremely good, detailed, viewing on that camera 24/7. I agree that the cameras pointing straight out into the dark have a night time viewing of approximately 60 feet but for a somewhat detailed image the object being viewed probably needs to be within 20 to 30 feet, if not closer. Also the picture quality on those cameras during night viewing is a little grainy in total darkness. I really like the ability to set one or multiple cameras to only record when motion is detected. I use this feature with one camera to alert me that someone approached my home. Doing an event search on that camera allows me to pinpoint exactly when activity occurred. Just be careful not to hit the manual record button before or while you have a camera set to motion. Took me forever to try and figure out why a camera I had set to motion detection stayed in continuous record mode. Apparently I inadvertently hit the record button during setup which overrides the motion detection. I just hit the stop record button, inserted the password, and that fixed my problem. This system has a lot of features that I've just not had time to play with. Again, this is a "learn as I go" project, but so far I am extremely happy with this system as an added security feature for my home.

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            • Personal

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            good system for the price

            By the gardener

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Buyer


            • Compact
            • Discreet
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy to use
            • Priced right


            • Low Quality Camera
            • Memory
            • Narrow Camera View

            Best Uses

            • Deterrent
            • Inside Viewing
            • Loss Control
            • Recording

            Comments about Lorex LH138501C8B 8 Channel 8 Camera Security System:

            Very easy to install and set up. System is used to keep surveilance on a large warehouse facility. The camera viewing angles could be wider. The memory could have been increased to 1TB.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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