|List Price: $1299.95
Our Price: $1299.95
LOREX SG-14Q5184UQA, 14 REAL TIME 2-PAGE / 8-CHANNEL COLOR QUAD
The Lorex SG14Q5181UQ-A 14-inch Color 2-page / 8-channel Quad Observation System with Web-ready Software and 4 Cameras provides convenience, flexibility, and ease of mind. This system allows you to view up to eight camera locations in multiple viewing options such as quad, sequential, or picture-in-picture, from across the hall or around the world. The four included cameras have built-in PIR motion sensors that alert you of camera activity, while the monitor has a built-in video capture card and USB output that allows remote security monitoring via the Internet. Featuring two-way audio, remote control, and other advanced functions the Lorex SG14Q5181UQ-A is a complete, feature-rich, self-contained surveillance system perfect for everything from the home or business application, to professional security installations.
The SG14Q5181UQ-A's 14-inch color monitor can be operated via its built-in main panel or via the included remote control. Constructed within a durable metal cabinet, this monitor includes eight DIN/BNC (Bayonet Neill-Concelman, RF-type) composite video inputs, and eight RCA audio inputs. Also included are eight alarm inputs with two alarm output. Multi-voltage compatible, the SG14Q5181UQ-A's monitor runs on 100- to 240-volts of power, and achieves 380 TVL (TV lines) at center resolution at up to 30 frames per second (frames per second). This monitor includes pan/tilt capability on channel one (with optional SG7380 camera), and has an operating temperature of 32- to 104-degrees Fahrenheit.
The four cameras that come with the SG14Q5181UQ-A utilize 0.25-inch color CCD (charge-coupled device) image sensors, and a 3.6mm fixed lenses. Powered from the monitor via the connecting cables, these cameras achieve a horizontal resolution of 330 TVL. Constructed of durable ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic, these cameras can receive a usable picture in low-light conditions with a minimum illumination of two Lux. The SG14Q5181UQ-A's cameras come with their own 63-foot connection cables allowing you to install them virtually anywhere, and can operate in temperatures ranging from 14- to 122-degrees Fahrenheit.
Designed primarily for indoor use, the Lorex SG14Q5181UQ-A offers you everything you need in a security surveillance system. Though only four cameras are included, the SG14Q5181UQ-A allows up to eight cameras to be controlled, viewed, and recorded by a single unit, as well as viewed remotely from anywhere with Internet access. User's should note that the CCD image sensor in the cameras may become permanently damaged if exposed to long hours of direct sunlight or halogen light, so the cameras should not be mounted or pointed directly at the sun or other bright-light sources.
- Camera lenses: 3.6mm fixed
- Image sensor: 0.25-inch color CCD
- Sensitivity: minimum illumination of 2 Lux
- Resolution: monitor 380 TVL at 30 frames per second, camera 330 TVL
- Operating temperature: 14 - 122 degrees Fahrenheit for camera; 32 - 104 degrees Fahrenheit for monitor
- Monitor dimensions: 12.7 x 12.5 x 12.5 inches (W x D x H)
- Camera dimensions: 3 x 3.6 x 3.5 inches (W x D x H)
About Surveillance Camera Technical Features
Lux rating is the measurement used to indicate how sensitive a camera is to light, and stands for the level of light reflected off a piece of paper by a candle from one meter away. Thus a sensitivity of three Lux would mean a camera could generate an acceptable picture of a piece-of-paper-sized object that was illuminated by the equivalent of three candles from one meter away. The lower the Lux level, the better the camera's ability to work in low-light conditions. The camera's resolution should be greater than or equal to the resolution supported by the system's recorder or monitor. The S/N, or signal to noise ratio, is an important measure of a camera's quality. A poor camera, low-light conditions or poor wiring causes "noise" which consumes processing power and disk space. A camera with a wide dynamic range is ideal, especially for recording areas in which both indoor and outdoor light are present. CCD (charge-coupled device) sensors provide high-quality images that are less susceptible to noise. CMOS (complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors offer less image quality, but are usually more cost-effective and energy efficient.
- One Star Is Way To Many
This system is a joke. It does not work. Lorexs' tech support is a joke. When you get ahold of them, they do not know what to do. They refer you to a level two tech. He will call you right away. We are still waiting.
What this system does do; is continually lock up our computer. It locks it up so bad, all you can do is reset it. Forget using the program manager. It locks it up so bad, nothing works except the reset button.
The computer we have this system on is no slouch; by any means. It is based on an 845 Intel mother board; 2.67 gig, Pentium 4. Audigy 2 sound card, 2 gigs of 333/mhz Double Data Rate memory; 8500 ATI Radeon video card; running XP with service pack 2.
This is the only program, or hardware we have a problem with on this computer. When the Lorex system works at all, it severely slows down the entire computer. After a couple hours, it generally crashes the system.
We have at least 30 calls into their tech line. What a waste of time. Every time they say; well we will escalate this to a level 2 tech. They will call you this after noon, or tomorrow morning, etceteras... Yeah right. Were still waiting on the first call. The best their tech has done so far; is recommend we return the system.
At this point we have at least twenty five hours invested in installing the cameras, wiring, etcetera.... What an absolute waste. But since the last time it crashed our system, we have no sound card; which up to that point, has always worked fine.
Now we have to repair the sound card.
Calling Tiger Direct & requesting a return authorization really looks like an excellent idea. At this point, we are dialing the phone, before this worthless piece of junk does any more damage to our system.
Our condolences to anyone who was/is foolish enough to buy this system.
Update: We finally got a RMA # from Tiger Direct. What a Blessing to be able to get rid of this system.