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Active Deterrence

A set of features that actively deter unwanted visitors, such as warning lights, siren, and two-way talk. LED warning lights are triggered when motion is detected or activated manually, while the siren can be triggered remotely through the app.


Enable Active View on the recorder to lock, track, and digitally zoom in on a moving person or vehicle the moment it appears in the camera’s field of view.

Analog Security Camera

Lorex Analog cameras are connected to a Lorex Digital Video Recorder (DVR) and transmit continuous video via BNC cabling.

AoV (Angle of View)

The angle of view (AOV) quantifies how much of an area is visible in a single frame. This is especially relevant in Lorex’s motorized varifocal lenses, as they offer flexibility in capturing the desired field of view.


The opening through which light enters a camera. In a Lorex security camera, the aperture size is designed to automatically adapt to various lighting conditions.

Aspect Ratio

The proportional relationship between the width and height of the security camera’s image or video. A 16:9 aspect ratio means a wider frame, apt for capturing a wide area from side to side.

Auto Tracking

Lorex cameras featuring Auto Tracking use advanced software to automatically lock, track, and digitally zoom in on a moving person or vehicle on your property.

Audio Recording

Audio capabilities deliver an additional layer of security to Lorex cameras. The built-in microphone and speaker allow users to hear and speak to anyone on the other end of the camera.

AWG - American Wire Gauge

American Wire Gauge (AWG) is the standard way to denote wire size in North America. In AWG, the larger the number, the smaller the wire diameter and thickness.


Battery-Powered Camera

Cameras powered by battery packs that can be set up in any location without worrying about running wires or finding outlets.

BLC - Back Light Compensation

In a Lorex camera, the BLC setting balances the contrast to capture clear images, even when there’s very dark areas or a strong light source.

BNC Coaxial Cables

A type of cable used to connect video equipment like cameras, monitors, and DVRs. BNC cables transmit video signals from the cameras to recording devices and to monitors for live viewing.

Bullet Security Cameras

Bullet cameras have a distinctive cylindrical shape with a long and narrow housing. They are usually mounted on a wall or ceiling and point in a fixed direction.


Cat5/Cat5e/Cat6 Ethernet Cables

Cables used to transmit data in computer networks, including wired internet connections. Cat5 cables support lower data speeds while Cat5e and Cat6 cables offer enhanced performance, suited for modern high-speed networks.


Represents the number of camera inputs that can be connected to the recording device. For example, a 16-Channel Lorex Recorder can support up to 16 individual cameras.

Cloud Storage / Cloud Analytics

A virtual place and set of remote servers that can store large amounts of data and can be accessed anytime and anywhere through the Internet.

CM Rated

CM refers to Communications Multipurpose; a rating of cable jacket fire resistance as defined in the US National Electric Code, and used while installing Lorex cameras that require in-wall installation of cables inside a building.

CMR Rated

CMR stands for "Communications Multipurpose (Riser) Cable." This rating indicates the suitability of a cable for installation in vertical spaces called risers within buildings.

CMOS Sensor

A CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) sensor is a type of image sensor, which serves as the "eye" of the camera, capturing incoming light and converting it into digital signals that create images or video.

Color Night Vision (CNV)

CNV captures and displays color images during nighttime or low-light conditions. Lorex cameras with CNV use highly sensitive image sensors that can process lower levels of ambient light.

Color Search

Users can search for footage based on different colors within recorded video footage.



"dB" stands for decibels, a unit of measurement used to express the relative level of sound, gain, or signal strength. Sound is measured in decibels (dB). If you are getting too many Sound Detection notifications in your Lorex Home app, you can decrease the decibel level.


Dynamic Domain Name System. DDNS allows you to name your Lorex camera access via the internet.

Deep Learning

Refers to the application of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that analyze and interpret visual data in real-time. This facilitates security features like Facial Recognition and Motion Detections.


DHCP is a system that makes it easy for your Lorex security camera to join your network and communicate with other devices like an NVR without you having to manually configure IP addresses.

Digital Wireless

Refers to the use of digital technology to transmit video, audio, and data wirelessly between security cameras/sensors and an app/recorder.

Digital Zoom

A digital zoom is applied to zoom in on specific details in a video feed. Digital zooms crop the video/image and enlarge the remaining pixels, causing a degradation in sharpness as the zoom increases.

Display Resolution

Refers to the level of detail and clarity that cameras can capture and display in its video footage. A higher resolution means higher image detail and clarity.


Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) in security cameras is a technology that enhances image quality by reducing or eliminating visual noise or graininess in video footage, especially in low-light conditions.


Domain Name System acts as a sort of translator, helping you access your devices on the internet by converting human-friendly domain names into numerical IP addresses.

Dome / Turret / Eyeball Security Cameras

This camera sports a rounded, dome-shaped housing that covers the camera lens and other components. This design makes it difficult for observers to determine where it's pointing, providing a level of discretion and deterrence.

Dual Band Wi-Fi

"Dual-band" typically refers to the capability of a device or system to operate on two different frequency bands within the radio spectrum. Many Lorex cameras and related devices operate on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands for wireless communication. Single-band Wi-Fi cameras are limited to the 2.4 GHz band for their wireless connections.

Dual Lens

A security camera setup that features two separate camera lenses and image sensors within a single housing. With the Lorex Dual Lens Wi-Fi security camera, each lens captures a distinct field of view or angle, allowing you to monitor two separate areas simultaneously, in a single frame.


A device used to record / store video, manage camera settings, and perform analytics. DVRs store video footage digitally on internal hard drives.



ePoE stands for "Extended Power over Ethernet. PoE technology enables the transmission of both power and data over a single Ethernet cable. ePoE takes this concept further by increasing the power and data transmission distances over Ethernet cables.

Edge / Edge AI Analytics

Edge analytics in security cameras refers to the process of analyzing video and other data directly on the camera itself.


Encryption safeguards sensitive data by converting it into an unreadable format, protecting it from unauthorized access, interception, or tampering.


Ethernet in security cameras refers to the use of Ethernet cables and network technology to connect and transmit data between security cameras and other devices in a surveillance system.

Ethernet Cables

Ethernet cables are used to establish wired connections for data transmission and, with PoE support, power delivery. They ensure a constant connection and high-quality video streaming for Lorex IP security cameras.

ETL Certification

ETL stands for "Electrical Testing Laboratories,". It signifies that a product or system has been tested and verified for compliance with specific safety and performance standards.

Environmental Rating

Refers to a device's suitability for installation and operation in different environmental conditions. For example, Lorex cameras feature an IP (Ingress Protection) rating; a common classification used to describe a security system or device's protection against solid objects (like dust) and liquids (like water).


Face Detection vs Face Recognition

In a Lorex camera, you can identify the presence and location of faces with Face detection, making it suitable for general surveillance. Face recognition, on the other hand, identifies and verifies specific individuals based on their facial features.


FHSS (Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum) is a wireless communication technology used in security cameras and other devices to transmit data securely and reliably by rapidly switching between different radio frequencies. This enhances the security and resilience of wireless transmissions.

Field of View (FOV)

Defines the area that the camera can monitor and capture. It's a crucial factor in camera placement and selection, as it determines what the camera can "see" and record, in a given area.


Firmware refers to the embedded software that runs on the cameras, Network Video Recorders (NVRs), Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), and other related devices. It controls how the device operates, manages hardware components, and communicates with the user interface and other connected devices.

Fixed Lens

A fixed lens security camera is a type of security camera with a lens that has a predetermined and non-adjustable focal length, meaning it has a fixed field of view (FOV).

Focusing (Auto back focusing / auto focusing)

A Lorex camera with Autofocus capabilities uses built-in algorithms and sensors to automatically adjust the focus to ensure that objects within its view remain sharp and clear.


Stands for Frames Per Second. FPS represents the number of individual frames or images captured and displayed by the camera in one second. It is a measure of video playback smoothness and is closely related to the quality and detail of surveillance footage.

Frame Rate

Frame rate (measured in FPS) in security cameras refers to the rate at which individual frames or images are captured and displayed per second. For example, a Lorex camera with 30 FPS means that the camera captures and displays 30 individual frames every second.


Lorex Fusion lets users combine Wired and Wi-Fi Cameras on the same system. Lorex’s award-winning Fusion Collection is a set of NVRs and wireless devices united by our Lorex App.


Gigabytes (GB)

Gigabytes are a unit of digital storage capacity and are commonly used to measure the size of data storage devices, such as hard drives, solid-state drives (SSDs), or network-attached storage (NAS) devices.


H.264 / H.265 (HEVC)

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a video compression standard known for its high efficiency in reducing video file sizes while maintaining or improving video quality. Lorex systems with H.264 / H.265 deliver high-quality video footage at a lower bandwidth and storage space requirement.

Hard Drive (HDD)

A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) serves as the primary storage device in many security camera systems. It is used to store video recordings, images, and other data captured by the cameras.

HDMI Cable

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cables connect the DVR or NVR to a display device like a TV or monitor.


High Dynamic Range technology is designed to ensure that security cameras can capture a wider range of light levels within a single frame, enhancing the visibility of details in both bright and dark areas.

Heat Map

A smart tool that can analyze foot traffic, customer behavior, and movement patterns in various environments. Lorex cameras with the heat map feature can show areas with the most movement or activity.

HfoV / Horizontal Field of View

A Horizontal Field of View (HFoV) in security cameras is a measurement that defines the width of the area the camera can cover horizontally. Lorex varifocal cameras allow users to adjust the HFoV. Lorex’s Fixed lens cameras have a predetermined HFoV that cannot be changed.


Highlight Compensation is designed to resolve issues caused by strong sources of light, such as headlights or direct sunlight, in the camera's field of view. Depending on the Lorex camera model, users may have the option to enable or disable HLC and adjust its sensitivity settings to suit their specific surveillance needs.


IK Ratings

The IK rating (Impact Protection rating) measures the level of protection a security camera or other electronic equipment offers against mechanical impact and vandalism. The higher the number, the greater the level of protection against impact.

Image Sensor

The image sensor in security cameras is the core component responsible for capturing light and turning it into digital video or images. CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) Sensors are widely used in Lorex security cameras with advantages like lower power consumption, cost-effectiveness, and compatibility with various camera designs.

Infrared (IR) Cut Filter

An Infrared (IR) Cut Filter, commonly referred to as an IR filter or IR-cut filter’s main purpose is to prevent the camera's infrared lights from entering the lens during the day, ensuring the camera's image quality and color accuracy. The filter is then disengaged during low-light conditions.

Infrared (IR) LEDs

Infrared LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) are a key component used to provide infrared illumination for night vision or low-light recording.

Infrared Night Vision

Lorex security cameras with Infrared night vision are equipped with built-in Infrared LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) or infrared illuminators. This light is completely invisible but can be seen by devices built to be receptive to IR light.

Ingress Protection (IP) Rating

Ingress Protection (IP) or IP rating, is a standard that indicates the level of protection a camera offers against solid particles like dust and moisture. It can help users select cameras suitable for specific outdoor or indoor surveillance environments.

IP (Internet Protocol)

Internet Protocol is a set of rules and conventions that govern how data packets should be formatted, transmitted, routed, and received across computer networks, including the Internet.

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to a network of interconnected physical devices, objects, or "things" that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies to collect and exchange data over the internet or other communication networks.

IP Address – Dynamic, External, Internal, Static

IP Address, or Internet Protocol Address, is a numerical label assigned to each device (such as a computer, smartphone, or networked camera) within a computer network that uses the Internet Protocol for communication. IP addresses are unique identifiers for each device, allowing them to send and receive data on the internet or within a local network. There are several types of IP addresses, including dynamic, external, internal, and static.

IP Security Cameras (IPC)

Internet Protocol cameras are a type of surveillance camera that uses the Internet Protocol to transmit and receive video and audio data over computer networks, including the Internet. Lorex IP security cameras offer enhanced functionality, remote accessibility, and scalability, making them suitable for a wide range of surveillance applications, including homes and businesses.

IP65 / IP66 / IP67 Ratings

IP65, IP66, and IP67 ratings describe the degree of protection against solid particles (dust and debris) and liquids (water) that a device or enclosure provides.


"Iris" refers to the adjustable opening within the camera's lens that controls the amount of light reaching the camera's image sensor. It determines the camera's exposure to light and the quality of the footage.


Junction Box

A junction box is an enclosure used in electrical and electronic installations to house and protect electrical connections, wiring, and devices. Lorex’s weatherproof Junction Boxes can hide security camera cables for a clean installation.



Stands for"Local Area Network." LAN is a network of interconnected devices and computers within a limited geographical area, such as a home, office building, or campus.


An LED, or Light Emitting Diode, is a tiny electronic device that can produce light when electricity passes through it. IR LEDs (Infrared LEDs) are a common feature in many security cameras, especially those equipped with night vision capabilities. Status LEDs provide visual feedback to users or installers about the camera's status, helping with setup, troubleshooting, and monitoring.


Refers to the optical component that gathers and focuses light onto the camera's image sensor. It plays a crucial role in determining the camera's field of view, focal length, and overall image quality.

Live View

Refers to the real-time, live streaming of video from your security cameras to a display. Live View in Lorex security camera systems provides immediate access to real-time video feeds.

Lorex Voice Assistant

Lorex's own offline voice assistant within the Lorex Smart Home Security Center.


A unit of measurement used to describe light intensity. In the context of security cameras, a lower minimum lux rating is generally better suited for low-light and nighttime surveillance.


MAC Address

A "Media Access Control" (MAC) address is a unique hardware identifier assigned to each network-connected device, including security cameras.

Mbps (megabits per second)

"Mbps" stands for "megabits per second”; a unit of measurement used to express data transfer speeds over a network. Higher-resolution and higher-quality video streams typically require more Mbps to transmit.

Megabyte (MB)

A unit of of digital information storage that represents approximately one million bytes of data.


A megapixel represents one million pixels. The term is used to describe the resolution and image quality of the camera. A higher megapixel count results in more detailed and higher-quality images.


A Micro Secure Digital card is a small, portable, and removable flash memory card used for storing digital data in electronic devices. Lorex security cameras with MicroSD card slots allow you to insert a MicroSD for data recording.

Mobile Apps

Software programs or applications specifically designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Lorex security systems or cameras connect to one of our apps for remote viewing and management.

Multi-Screen Display

Refers to the ability to view and monitor multiple camera feeds simultaneously on a single screen or monitor. Lorex NVRs/DVRs offer a live view mode where you can see real-time video feeds from many connected cameras on a single screen.



A Network Attached Storage (NAS) device is a storage solution that can be integrated with your security system to provide additional storage capacity for recorded footage. Connect a NAS to your network to significantly expand storage capacity for video recordings.


"NIC" typically stands for "Network Interface Card." Lorex security cameras often include a built-in Network Interface Card that enables them to connect to a network. It is essential for remote viewing and data transfer.

Night Vision

The camera's ability to capture video footage in low-light or nighttime conditions. Lorex security cameras often come equipped with infrared (IR) LEDs and sensors.

Nocturnal Security Cameras

Nocturnal security cameras are a line of high-performance security cameras produced by Lorex, a well-known brand in the field of video surveillance. These cameras are designed to excel in low-light and nighttime conditions, providing enhanced visibility and clarity during nighttime surveillance.


Network Time Protocol helps ensure that all the devices in your security system have synchronized and accurate time and date settings.

Number Search

This feature can filter, search, and browse for numbers that have been captured by the camera. Note that Number Search is not an LPR (License Plate Recognition) feature.


A Network Video Recorder (NVR) system is a device used for recording, storing, and managing video footage captured by IP (Internet Protocol) cameras. They offer such as continuous recording, motion-triggered recording, and scheduled recording.



ONVIF stands for Open Network Video Interface Forum, an industry-standard protocol. If a security camera, NVR, or other surveillance equipment is ONVIF-compliant, it should be able to communicate and work with other ONVIF-compliant devices, regardless of the manufacturer.

Optical Zoom

An Optical Zoom allows you to adjust the focal length of the camera's lens to zoom in and out without any loss in image quality. The zoom range of Lorex security cameras with optical zooms vary from model to model.



Refers to the process of connecting or linking a security camera with other devices or components within a surveillance system.

Pan-Tilt Camera

A Pan-Tilt camera has motorized mechanisms that allow it to pan (move horizontally) and tilt (move vertically) to change the Field of View.

People Counting

The People Counting feature anonymously detects, counts, and records the amount of people entering, exiting, and waiting in a monitored area allowing you to detect how long people spend in one place and how often that place was visited.

PIR Motion Sensor

PIR motion sensors detect motion and trigger recording or other actions when a change in infrared radiation, typically caused by the heat of a moving object (like a person or a vehicle), is detected.


The smallest block of unit in a digital image. It appears as a single dot when it appears in a display device. Millions of pixels combine to create pictures and videos.


Playback functionality in Lorex security camera systems allows users to review and analyze recorded footage from their security cameras. It enables users to inspect events, identify individuals, and gather evidence if needed.


PoE, which stands for Power over Ethernet, is a technology that allows both data and electrical power to be transmitted over a single Ethernet cable, simplifying the installation and operation of network connected devices like IP security cameras.

PoE Switch

A Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch is a network switch that provides both data connectivity and electrical power to PoE-compatible devices over a single Ethernet cable.

Port Forwarding

Port forwarding is a configuration that lets you access your Lorex surveillance cameras or Network Video Recorder (NVR) remotely from outside your local network.

Privacy Masking

Privacy masking is a feature used to "mask" certain areas like windows, neighboring properties, or areas where sensitive information is displayed.

PTZ Camera

PTZ stands for Pan-Tilt-Zoom. Lorex PTZ cameras can both pan, tilt, and zoom in with optical zoom capabilities, delivering high-quality zoomed-in images without sacrificing image quality.



RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a technology in security and surveillance, providing both data redundancy and performance improvements.

RCA Cable

An RCA cable is used for transmitting audio and video signals. These cables can carry analog audio signals (e.g., from a microphone) to the audio input of the recording device.


A "recorder" refers to a Network Video Recorder (NVR) or a Digital Video Recorder (DVR). Network Video Recorders (NVR) are designed for use with IP (Internet Protocol) cameras, which are digital cameras that transmit video data over a network. DVRs are typically used with analog cameras, which transmit video in analog format. Lorex DVRs are compatible with Lorex's analog camera lineup.

Regional Motion Zones

Regional motion zones allow users to specify specific areas within the camera's field of view where motion detection should be active while ignoring motion in other regions.

Remote Monitoring / Viewing

This feature allows users to access live video feeds and recorded footage from their security cameras, NVRs (Network Video Recorders), or DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) remotely, using smartphones, tablets, computers, or web browsers.

RG45 / RG59 / RG6

RG59 is the type of coaxial cable that Lorex analog cameras use to transfer video and data to a DVR. RG6 cables are commonly used for modern digital cable and satellite TV installations, as well as for high-speed Internet connections.


A standardized connector used primarily for Ethernet networking and telecommunications, commonly found at the ends of Ethernet cables, which are used to connect devices such as computers and routers.


A router is a fundamental networking device that serves as the central point of communication within a computer network. It plays a critical role in forwarding data packets between devices on a local area network (LAN) and facilitates their communication with devices on other networks, including the wider internet.


Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a network protocol that allows for the streaming of live video and audio from security cameras to a variety of client devices and software applications. With this, Lorex users can access and stream high-quality video and audio from their security cameras, whether for real-time monitoring or recording purposes.



In the security industry, Storage Area Networks (SANs) can be used to store backup copies of important security data, allowing for rapid recovery in the event of data loss or system failures.


SD" typically refers to an SD card (Secure Digital card) or microSD card, which is a type of removable storage device for storing recorded video footage and snapshots captured by the cameras.


Stands for Software Development Kit. An SDK is a set of tools to build software for a particular platform; a simplified way to access and interact with security-related features and functionalities.

Security Camera

A device designed to capture and record video footage to monitor and protect an area, property, or individuals. Lorex security cameras are often used in residential settings, small businesses, retail stores, and commercial properties to enhance security, deter theft, and provide evidence in the event of incidents.

Security System

A comprehensive network of devices and components designed to protect homes, businesses, and properties from a range of security threats and emergencies. It can detect, deter, and respond to intrusions, unauthorized access, and other security-related events.

Shutter Speed

The length of time that a camera's image sensor or film is exposed to light when capturing an image or recording a video frame.

Smart Home

A residence that uses advanced automation and communication technology to enhance the efficiency, convenience, security, and energy management of various home functions.

Smart Search

Smart search, also known as intelligent search, is an advanced search technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to provide more accurate and contextually relevant search results to users.

Smart Security lighting

Certain Lorex deterrence cameras have a built-in, colorful Smart Security Lighting™ on the front of the camera. It can be set to different lighting modes or paired with smart motion detection settings.

Smart Motion Detection

Smart motion detection in Lorex security systems, cameras, and recorders identify and classify different types of objects, such as people, vehicles, animals, packages, and faces.

Smart IR

"Smart IR" is a feature that enhances the night vision capabilities of security cameras by intelligently adjusting the infrared (IR) illumination based on the distance and movement of objects in the camera's field of view.


A System-on-Chip (SoC) in the context of security cameras refers to a single integrated circuit that can efficiently process video data, manage network connectivity, and run various tools for tasks like video encoding, motion detection, and more.


A Service Set Identifier (SSID) refers to the name of a wireless network that helps wireless devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets, identify and connect to a specific wireless access point (AP) or router.


A Solid State Drive (SSD) is a type of storage disk that stores data on flash memory or integrated circuits. At Lorex, we use SSD as an optional storage solution for the Lorex Home Centre.


Safeguard is a smart feature found on many Lorex security cameras and recorders. It can detect if you left something behind or if something goes missing from a selected area.

Single Band Wi-Fi

Single-band Wi-Fi operates on the 2.4 GHz frequency band. It's the older and more widely used Wi-Fi band, and it offers decent range and compatibility with a wide range of devices.

Smart Home Compatibility

Refers to products that can integrate with and be controlled through popular smart home platforms and applications like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Storage Capacity

Refers to the amount of storage space available on a storage device, like a hard drive or microSD card.


A Substream refers to a secondary video stream that runs concurrently with the primary video stream. It makes it possible for users to access surveillance footage remotely, on mobile devices, and over networks with limited bandwidth while still maintaining a degree of video quality suitable for surveillance purposes.

Synchronized Playback

A synchronized playback feature allows the user to select and view footage from multiple security cameras simultaneously. This is particularly useful in situations where a single camera may not provide a comprehensive view of an incident or area.



A unit of measurement for how much information, like pictures, videos, documents, or software, you can save on your computer or other devices. One terabyte is equal to 1,000 gigabytes.


Lorex recorders and apps feature a timeline or playback interface that allows users to review recorded video footage. Motion events are marked to offer a visual summary of specific points in time.


In Lorex security systems, a transmitter allows the wireless transmission of video and audio signals from a Lorex camera to a receiver within a recorder.

Two-Way Audio

A feature that allows users to hear sounds from the camera's built-in microphone while also being able to speak through the camera using a built-in speaker.


UL Certified

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification is a mark of safety and quality assurance for electrical and electronic products. It signifies that Lorex security products have been tested for safety and compliance with applicable safety standards.


A Uniform Resource Locator is a web address that specifies the location of a particular webpage, document, image, or any other resource on the World Wide Web.


USB ports are commonly found on Lorex Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs), as well as some cameras and related equipment. Users can connect external USB hard drives or USB flash drives to these ports to increase storage or move data.


Varifocal Lens

A varifocal lens is a type of camera lens, which offers the flexibility to adjust the focal length within a specified range. This means you can zoom in for a closer view of a specific area without losing quality.

Video Motion Detection

Video Motion Detection works by identifying movement in its field of view and recording these incidents, reducing the need for continuous recording, which can consume storage space.

Virtual Fence

This feature lets you define a virtual fence (perimeter lines) to protect an area within the camera’s field of view from intrusion. When motion or activity is detected within these predefined fence lines, the camera can trigger specific actions or alerts to send to the user.


Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that allows for voice communication over an Internet connection. Lorex may incorporate this technology into certain systems to provide additional functionality or features.


VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) can be offered in two primary deployment models: hosted and managed. Hosted VSaaS gives users more control over their on-premises hardware and focuses on the cloud infrastructure. Managed VSaaS involves a service provider assuming greater responsibility for managing both cloud and on-premises hardware.

Video Format

A video format refers to the specific way in which video data is encoded, compressed, and stored in a digital file. Video formats are used to ensure compatibility between different devices, software applications, and platforms for recording, playback, and sharing of video content.

Video Compression

The process of reducing the size of a video file while preserving its visual quality and integrity. The terms GOP (Group of Pictures), GOV (Group of VOPs), Frame Types, and Smart Codecs are related to how video frames are organized, encoded, and compressed within a video stream.



Stands for Wide Dynamic Range; used in surveillance systems to capture high-quality images and video in challenging lighting conditions.


Wi-Fi is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to connect to the internet and communicate with each other without the need for physical cables. Wi-Fi operates in various frequency bands, and the latest standard, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), brings significant improvements in speed, capacity, and performance compared to its predecessors, as in the Lorex 4K Spotlight Indoor/Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 Security Camera.

Wi-Fi HaLow

Wi-Fi HaLow stands for High Efficiency Low Power. Designed for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, it is a new Wi-Fi standard that uses a sub-1 GHz frequency (unlike traditional the traditional 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands). This leads to a longer wireless range, better penetration through walls, and significantly lower power usage for battery-powered devices.

Wireless Camera

A wireless camera transmits data wirelessly to a receiving device or network. Lorex wireless cameras use Wi-Fi technology to connect to your local wireless network.


Zoom Ratio

The zoom ratio is how much the camera lens or optics can magnify the subject or scene. If a camera lens has a zoom ratio of 5x, it means that the maximum focal length of the lens is five times longer than the minimum focal length.