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  1. I come from a security system background as I installed them commercially for many years. I get them. You install door contacts, window contacts, motion detectors, glassbreak sensors, keypads, sirens, etc... When you leave the building, you arm it, when you get back, you disarm it. If you get a break in while you're gone, the alarm triggers and calls whoever is monitoring it, and they call the police. I now see that a box with a set of cameras, DVR/NVR, cables, etc... is being called a "security system." No door contacts, window contacts etc... I guess I get it, because now with being able to hook the DVR/NVR to the internet, when a camera sees motion, the system will basically call your phone, show you the activity, and you can decide to call the police or not. My old camera system wasn't able to hook up the internet so I'm not use to that, but I can see why its called a "security system" now. You can completely get rid of the monitoring center. Great idea and great technology. My old DVR took a dump on me and I don't have my new camera system yet. I've picked out what I want, (Lorex 4K NVR-LNR6100 and 6 LNB8005's) but I'm going out of town for a few days and it should be here when I get back, but I have a question about my new "security system" coming in a few days... How do I arm it? I have people coming and going all day long here. My wife works from home, I'm home all day long, we have people coming over all the time, my kids come and go. If I set the NVR to notify me every time it sees motion, I'll get notifications on my phone all day long. Is there a way to push a button to tell the system "Hey, we're going out for dinner and a movie, nobody should be coming in for the next 4 hours, notify me if someone does." And then turn that off when we get home? Maybe that's done through the app?
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    Hello all

    Welcome to the forum!
  4. What's your budget? I'm in the research phase of upgrading my camera system right now.
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    This Lorex any good?

    And by looking at this pic, one could tell it is a digital NVR: Am I mistaken?
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    This Lorex any good?

    I thought you could tell if it was analog or digital just by looking at the back. Like just by looking at this picture, shouldn't one know that this is an analog DVR:
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    This Lorex any good?

    Thanks, I like your link much better anyways, but I would like to learn how to tell if the system is analog HD. I couldn't find the word "anolog" anywhere in the costco link. Did I miss it, or how can you tell? Also how can you tell if the NVR in my link was proprietary, but the one in your link isn't?
  8. Looking at this 8ch Lorex NVR with four 4K cameras from Costco for 599.00. Wondering if anyone has any experience with this system. Kind of debating between this one and a comparable Swann system... https://www.costco.com/Lorex-8-Channel-UHD-4K-Network-Video-Recorder-with-2TB-HDD-4-UHD-4K-Active-Deterrence-Bullet-Cameras-Security-System.product.100469040.html
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    Swann 4k night vision EXTREMELY poor quality

    My mistake, for some reason I thought you got the NVR system. Looks like it wasn't a problem with Swann then...? How was their tech support to deal with?
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    Swann 4k night vision EXTREMELY poor quality

    Your suggestion is a DVR though... not an NVR. Are the Swann NVRs that bad? Is it possible the OP just got a bad unit? @Mr. Craig what did you end up doing? I was considering this same system.
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    Suggestions on a new camera system

    Thanks, do you have any suggestions?
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    Suggestions on a new camera system

    Thanks for your input. I was looking at one of these Swann systems: 8 Channel 5MP Super HD NVR Security System https://www.swann.com/us/swnvk-875804 SWNVK-875804 $549 8 Channel 4K Ultra HD NVR Security System https://www.swann.com/us/swnvk-875804 SWNVK-885804 $649 With this PTZ camera (I was hoping for more zoom but the higher zoom model is analog) NHD-817 Pan-Tilt-Zoom Super HD Dome Camera https://www.swann.com/us/swnhd-817ptz SWNHD-817PTZ $299 It looks like even if I go with the 4K system and this PTZ camera, I'll still be at 949.00. Just below my budget. Does this seem like decent equipment? Also... correct me if I'm wrong here, but those two systems I posted above are the exact same NVR, just different cameras right? 4K or 5MP...?