Video doorbells are becoming more and more common these days, and they’re a brilliant solution for those with busy schedules. No more having to hang around the house waiting for a delivery or worrying that you’ve missed someone stopping by. The video captures from the doorbells are also helpful in identifying package theft, recording incidents, and helping prevent potential break-ins.
When combined with other devices, they can form a home security network that’s immediately accessible from your phone. Today we’re looking at the 2K QHD Wired Video Doorbell from Lorex. Let’s dive in and see how it works.
The Lorex doorbell is wired, so there are never any issues with batteries. You’ll replace your existing doorbell with the Lorex, and there’s even an installation guide that will walk you through the process of wiring it up (don’t worry, there’s not that much to it.) You can also use USB power in a pinch, but you’ll need to run a USB cable, and there’s no AC adapter included. Using USB power will also mean you’ll have to install a new chime box.
The Lorex 2K QHD Video doorbell can be set to play one of three pre-recorded greetings when the button is pushed. The three messages are “We’ll be right there,” “Please leave package at the door,” or “We can’t come to the door right now.” You can also record your own greeting or speak directly to the person at the door.
Local and cloud storage
The Video doorbell comes with a micro SD card (32GB) to store videos locally (you can use any microSD card up to 256 GB). Lorex also offers unlimited cloud storage and 30-day backup for video for $3.49 per month or $34.99 yearly.
The nightlight feature on the Lorex Video doorbell lets your program the downward-facing light to illuminate your front door area, and there’s also a mode that turns the light on when motion is detected.
The video feed on the Lorex is 2K, has a 4:3 aspect ratio, and has a 164% viewing angle. There are also low-light capabilities and color night vision to ensure all your recordings will be easy to see.
Voice Assistants and Wi-Fi
The Lorex 2K QHD offers dual Wi-Fi band support. It doesn’t have IFTTT, and it might be tricky to integrate it with other security setups. It’s made to work with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so it’s possible to create routines to make the doorbell work with your smart home setup.
If you’re looking for a video doorbell to replace your current wired doorbell, the Lorex might be right for you. It’s cost-effective and ticks all the boxes for what you’ll want out of a video doorbell. You’ll be able to see who’s at the door, speak to them directly or record a message for them, and record a video any time there’s movement in front of your door.
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