Review of Lorex LW2002W Digital Portable Wireless Surveillance System
One of the most difficult aspects of choosing a security camera is deciding how to monitor it. Unless an entire system is purchased, you have the option of hooking the camera up to any number of different receivers, and you can choose between viewing the video on a TV, on a computer, online, etc. You then have to make sure that you are near whatever receiver you have chosen in order to view the live feeds.
The Lorex LW2002W Digital Portable Color LCD Wireless Surveillance System provides a receiver for you that is able to be taken with you from room to room in order to monitor the camera. As the most portable surveillance system available, the Lorex Surveillance System provides you with all of the hardware you need – monitor, cameras, etc – so that you can watch the things that are important to you from as far as 450 feet away.
Features of the Lorex Surveillance System
· Night vision capabilities in both low and no light.
· Multi-camera modes for added monitoring.
· Portable monitor and backup battery powered camera for added portability.
· 450 foot wireless range.
· Television/DVR monitoring capabilities.
· Frequency hopping to reduce interference and data theft.
The Lorex Surveillance System is portable and versatile. Few other security cameras on the market today come with their own portable monitor to allow you to view the images from the camera from any place within 450 feet of the camera.
The Lorex Surveillance System is also one of the few small, portable monitoring systems that comes with its own low/no light nightvision modes. Low light is able to continue to receive clear black and white imagery. Finally, the entire Lorex Surveillance System can be hooked up to standard televisions, DVR, and other monitoring tools, and is not limited for use on the wireless portable receiver.
Despite its label as a surveillance system, the Lorex Surveillance System is essentially a baby monitor. It provides you with the tools you need to watch over any room, but its primary use will be to watch over your child during its growing years. It is designed to be part of a complicated CCTV system or any in home security force.
Another issue with the system is that because the 450 foot radius, while large for a portable monitor, is still somewhat limiting. Data is not sent over the web, so the monitor will only work within the radius defined for it. Also, the night lighting on the small monitor can be difficult to see, though the quality is such that it should suffice for most people’s needs.
The Lorex Surveillance System is quite good for its most common use – watching over your child. But as a general security tool it becomes less useful. If you are looking for a high tech baby monitor that will help you watch over your child’s safety, this may easily be the device you are looking for, but if you are looking for a portable way to monitor your belongings you may wish to look elsewhere. You can buy it online here.