Lorex Wireless Cameras, as well as all Lorex security systems, are designed to be simple to install and setup. This is one reason that Lorex is a leading name in home and business security.
Most people are able to install their security system in a few hours with a few basic tools. For more details on installing Lorex security systems, please see:
However, it certainly is possible to run into problems along the way when you’re installing your Lorex wireless camera home security system. We’ll outline a few of the most common problems you might run into and provide possible solutions for each.
Lorex Wireless Camera Problems
The following are some common problems you might have with your Lorex security system. Scroll through to see if your issue is covered here. If not, we provide some more tips and videos below that might also help.
Lorex Wireless Camera Problem #1: No picture Or Signal
You install everything, hook up the wires, turn on your Lorex home security system and hope to see some action. Nothing!
Just a blank screen. Hopefully the solution is an easy one. Did you…
- …plug everything into a power source? Be sure to turn your power bar on too, if you plugged a cord into one.
- …make sure all cables are attached to a DVR or TV?
- …ensure the channel/input is correct? This will vary by TV or DVR so be sure to check the manual.
- …check if the signal is too far or obstructed? This can be caused by building materials, distance, etc. Hold the camera up next to the receiver to rule out this problem.
- …make sure the camera and received are paired? They should come paired already when you order a Lorex wireless camera. However, you may need to do this manually again. Check the manual that came with your security system for more details.
Common Problem #2: Competing Signals
Security cameras use a 2.4 GHz frequency. Many other products in your home use this same frequency. Lorex recommends upgrading to a dual band router so you can have a 5GHz and a 2.4GHz signal.
This way, your security system won’t have to compete for bandwidth will all your other devices. It’s easier than you might think to set this up. Basically, you just need to get that aforementioned dual band router (here is one we highly recommend) and follow the set-up instructions that come along with it.
Issue #3: Poor Picture At Night
You may sometimes see bright spots in the picture when using your Lorex security system at night. This is often because the camera is located indoors, but pointed outdoors.
If your goal is to see what’s going on outside, it’s recommended that you install the camera outside. Just make sure to install it somewhere protected from the elements, such as under an eaves trough. Although they are outdoor cameras, you don’t want them to take a beating from the weather.
You may also see these bright spots if the camera lens is dirty. Clean it carefully with a damp camera cloth.
Problem #4: The Night Vision Doesn’t Work
So you got yourself a sweet new camera from Lorex complete with night vision! You’re ready to try it out. Except it doesn’t work.
A common problem is that there is too much light for this feature to become activated. Wait until it gets darker.
Or, perhaps you’ve just installed it in a place that doesn’t really need night vision. It could also be that it is pointing at a light source, like a street light, that stays on all night.
Lorex Night Vision Information
Lorex Wireless Camera Problem #5: There Is No Color
If you always see black and white, but are expecting color, the issue is probably just a matter of light. In almost every case, the problem is that the camera isn’t getting enough light. You should reinstall it somewhere else in order to get better picture quality.
Issue #6: Poor Picture Quality
Just because a security camera is an “outdoor” one doesn’t mean it will stand up to abuse. Like any electronic gadget, some TLC (tender, loving care) goes a long way to ensuring your investment lasts a long time.
Lorex recommends installing outdoor cameras away from the elements if at all possible. They are weatherproof, but a constant barrage of rain, snow and hail will damage them. Remember, they are an electronic item and we all know that these things and water don’t really mix that well.
It may also be a case of the output resolution being too low. Here is how to set it.
How To Set Your DVR’s Output Resolution
A Different Lorex Wireless Camera Problem?
Is the issue you’re having not covered above? The following two videos may help. If not, feel free to comment below with your Lorex home security system problem and we’ll do our best to help you out or point you in the right direction.
Lorex CCTV Camera Troubleshooting
Lorex Security System Overview And Common Questions Answered
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