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Lorex debuts Wi-Fi connected, Internet-viewable security monitor
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Aug 27, 2013, 08:52 PM
 
Video surveillance technology developer Lorex has revealed its latest offering in the Live line of home monitoring solutions -- the LW3451X. The new Wi-Fi connected wireless home video monitor enables users to stay aware of what's happening at home anytime, from anywhere. Geared towards consumers looking for a wireless solution for in-home use, the LW3451X provides flexibility, privacy, and is easy to use and self-install.

Users can locate the Wi-Fi cradle anywhere there is a Wi-Fi signal. The cradle lets consumers view connected cameras from anywhere in the world. When users dock the monitor, they can view video remotely and locally. The free Lorex Care app for iOS and Android devices provides simple cloud-based connectivity that allows for remote access in just three easy steps without recurring fees.

The camera is pan/tilt with motion tracking, and is remotely controllable. Users can move the camera in any direction for maximum coverage. Also, the unit is capable of video recording with the option to capture events through scheduled or motion-based recording.

The LW3451X has a retail price of $299 and is currently available.



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Aug 27, 2013, 10:22 PM
 
I use DropCam - it doesn't remotely pan or tilt, but it has everything else and only cost $150.
     
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Aug 27, 2013, 11:42 PM
 
for FSM's sake do NOT buy anything Lorex if you plan to use a Mac to access it. My folks installed a Lorex system in their home a couple years back so they could keep an eye on the house while traveling. It worked fine for about six months, then when they updated Safari to 5.1 it broke the plug-in and Lorex NEVER FIXED IT. Of course we only figured out it was the update after much gnashing of teeth, trips to Apple Store and VERY dissatisfying chats with Lorex's completely useless and somewhat rude customer support. Apple Store was able to take their Safari version back to 5.0 but they can't / won't do that anymore.

I ended up putting VirtualBox on their MacBook, then installing Win XP... all so that my folks could use a PC browser (Internet Exploder, the only browser that works on PC with Lorex) to view their cameras.

AVOID AVOID AVOID LOREX IF YOU ARE ON A MAC
     
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Aug 27, 2013, 11:43 PM
 
...basically Lorex told them they should get a PC if they want to view their cameras remotely. UNACCEPTABLE WHEN YOU ADVERTISE YOUR PRODUCT AS BEING MAC-COMPATIBLE.
     
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Aug 28, 2013, 03:29 AM
 
Well, it would be Mac-compatible if you're running BootCamp, Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion on a Mac, but that's rather devious.
     
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That's what I wrote, iphonerulz: only I installed VirtualBox which is the free method of running Winblows on your Mac. But it's farking ridiculous that I should have to go to that trouble to basically run the Mac as a PC to use their sht.
     
   
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