4K Home Security Cameras from Flir Lorex – Follow-up – Part 2


This is a follow-up to the previous video on my 4K Home Security Cameras from Flir Lorex. In this video I’m showing a test on how well they can read license plates.

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  1. In defence, when you playback footage the rate and resolution does get blurry though. Do you get the same results from live viewing? Which optical zoom video camera are you looking into? I'm in the same boat as you. Thanks for your help, and for your time.

  2. Ok, this review of 4K is EXACTLY what I have been looking for. Unfortunately, like yourself, I can't see the justification of purchasing 4K as a replacement of my current 2K Lorex cam LNB4321B bullet. What I require is approximately 40 feet from the cam to the license, and these cameras are falling short. btw: I have the same issues that you have with sun glare, You can tweak the luminance in the settings if you want to do that, but it's really still not going to improve resolution.

    At almost 400 bucks a pop I can't see the justification of buying this. BTW I don't know why Lorex doesn't stay consistent with its CAT cables: mine came with Cat 5, and the recorder can only handle up to Cat 5: The recorder is capable of handling the 4K cameras so they say.

    Frankly, I wouldn't put a lot of hope in that digital zoom, but who knows I could be wrong. Many thanks for reviewing…I'll be watching for the follow up.

  3. Great review! I have a LaView 4mp Camera System. Thought about upgrading to 4k, maybe not. Waiting for your review of optical zoom with 4k. Keep up the good work!

  4. To get a plate, you def need a higher lens mm for the distance you are tying to achieve. Somewhere near a 50mm lens. Disadvantage would be a small field of view, but keep the 2.8mm that you current have to give the overall view. Most LPR cameras need to be mounted no more than 15 degrees vertical of the normal plate height and no more than 25 feet. Most LPR's wi;; have the White Flux LEDS to help read the plates at night. Traditional IR LEDS will just "blow-up" the reflection from the plate and hence see nothing concerning plate ID. Good Luck!

  5. Optical zoom requires you to zoom it while you are recording. What you need for surveillance is good optic quality, resolution and high bitrate recording. This will allow you to take advantage of your 4k resolution and zoom into the image without all the compression artifacts that make detail unrecognizable when you zoom in digitally. Generally bigger video file sizes are better. If you can store 30 days of video for 8 cameras on a 3TB disk your bitrate is hella low and useless IMO. You're just paying more for a 4k system that a quality 1080p with high bitrate would outperform.


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