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As a world leader in DIY security, Lorex security systems and cameras are always designed to keep the installation process as straightforward as possible. Here's a quick guide to get you up and running.

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DIY Installation

Lorex products feature simplified installation processes that allow you to set them up yourself.

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Professional Installation

Lorex products can also be installed using one of our recognized installation service providers.

How do I connect security cameras?

The connections each system uses follow general patterns to make the installation process easier. Lorex offers several types of security camera systems:

IP Security Systems

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.

Analog Security Systems

An RG59 siamese BNC cable connects analog cameras to a DVR. This cable is really two cables; one for power and one for data transfer. The power head connects to a power adapter.

Wire-Free Security Systems

Wire-Free cameras are battery-operated and do not need to be physically connected to either a power source or to their designated Hub/DVR. They record on motion and transfer data wirelessly.

Wi-Fi Security Cameras

Wi-Fi monitoring cameras are easily connected over your personal wi-fi network. Simply plug the camera in, download the App, and follow the instructions to add your camera.

Doorbells and Floodlights

Wired Wi-Fi cameras connect to the existing electrical connections for power. Once powered, connect them over your Wi-Fi network and follow the App instructions.

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The Lorex Fusion Collection

Many IP Security Camera Systems now include a Fusion NVR, which can incorporate both Wired and Wi-Fi cameras, video doorbells, floodlights, and accessories.

What do I need to install security cameras?

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.

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.


Where should I install my security cameras?

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:

  1. Install cameras up high
    This will protect cameras from vandalism and provide a wider coverage area.
  2. Keep under shelter
    This will reduce the impact precipitation has on the quality of security footage.
  3. Obstruction-free
    Don't make obstructions the point of focus to maximize the field of view.
  4. Point away from light
    Mount the camera so the lens is pointed away from sources of light.
  5. Protect camera cables
    Install on the side of buildings, soffits or ceilings to conceal the cables.
  6. Obvious placement
    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.

Security camera installation videos

The best way to learn how to install security cameras is to see it happen.