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Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell – Smart Video Doorbell w/ Personal Detection

Nowadays, more and more people want to upgrade their homes with Smart Home devices, as those can offer several different smart functionalities that can greatly improve their quality of life at home. While some Smart Home gadgets can be easily controlled via Smartphone Apps or via Voice Commands to have them perform simple everyday actions (like a smart vacuum robot automatically cleaning a room), other Smart Home devices like smart video doorbells ultimately bring an extra-level of security to any home. While both traditional and smart doorbells equally let homeowners know when someone is at their door, smart video doorbells also provide homeowners with a full-remote visitor identification method for anyone at their doorstep, and can even alert homeowners that someone’s at their door even if they aren’t home. Moreover, many smart video doorbells also integrate Night Vision capabilities, which allow for a 24/7 video-feed of your front-door. Last but not least, in comparison to their traditional counterparts, smart video doorbells can also make it much easier for homeowners to organize and confirm any package deliveries to their doorstep, while simultaneously helping to protect said packages against potential porch pirates that might try to steal them. So, if you’re on the market for a smart video doorbell for your home, then have a good look at the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell.

The Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell is an electric-powered smart video doorbell that boasts a IP65 Weather-Resistance rating, while also featuring a high-end camera that can record video at 2K QHD resolution in a 164° Ultra-wide FOV with both HDR and Color Night Vision functionalities, along with a pre-inserted 32GB WD microSD Card (expandable to 256GB) for local storage of its HD video recording, a motion detection sensor, a built-in LED nightlight for extra illumination, a remote-activated siren, a Full Duplex 2-Way Audio System with Noise Cancellation, Wi-Fi Connectivity, and Voice Assistant support to Amazon Alexa.

On top of everything, its motion detection sensor also gives this smart video doorbell a Pre-Recording function, which triggers the doorbell to automatically start recording video after just 5 seconds of its motion sensor detecting any activity within the unit’s proximity-range, ultimately ensuring that you don’t miss anything.

Lastly, homeowners can also set up between 1 to 3 Pre-Recorded Quick Response Messages and use those to easily greet any visitors who ring at their doorbell.

Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell and check out everything that this smart video doorbell has to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the unit’s size, note that this smart video doorbell comes at a reasonably compact size, measuring just 1.8 inches wide by 5.1 inches tall (45 x 130 mm).

Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell
Measurements

Then, in terms of its design, the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell also features an ultra-modern design, which ultimately allows it to have a sleek and discrete look when installed at the side of your front-door and easily blend in within your home entrance.

Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell
Ultra-Modern Design

Furthermore, this smart video doorbell also packs a fairly durable construction, for which the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell is even rated to have a IP65 Weather-Resistance rating, which means that this smart video doorbell is perfectly capable of withstanding harsher weather-conditions such as heavy winds, intense rain, or even snowfall.

Durable Construction & IP65 Weather-Resistance

Moving on to the smart video doorbell’s different components. Starting with its main component, as said before, the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell comes equipped a built-in high-end camera lens (integrated at the top-side of the unit).

Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell
Equipped with a high-end camera lens

Its high-end camera lens ultimately makes this smart video doorbell capable of recording video at a maximum 2K Quad-HD video-resolution (video recorded in 2560 by 1920 pixels) with a very clear video-quality and in a 164° Ultra-wide Diagonal FOV, for which its recorded video-footage is then display in a 4:3 aspect ratio (which actually means you get to see the full picture, unlike lower-end video doorbells that tend to record only in a 16:9 aspect ratio).

Capable of recording video at a 2K Quad-HD video-resolution in a 164° Ultra-wide FOV (in a 4:3 aspect ratio)

Alternatively, homeowners can instead have the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell configured to record its video-footage at a slightly lower-quality of 1080p (this is the camera’s default recording-quality, so if you have want it to record video in 2K resolution, then you have to configure that during its installation / set-up process).

On top of its 2K Quad-HD video-resolution, this smart video doorbell also features a HDR functionality for its video-footage, which is used to automatically correct a visitor’s exposure to light when lighting conditions are not ideal (meaning low-light conditions).

Features support to HDR

Additionally, this smart video doorbell also boasts a Color Night Vision functionality which allows the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell to record in full color even within low-light conditions, ultimately ensuring that people who are coming towards your door are always visible, both at night-time as well as at any other time of the day within periods of low-light conditions (such as wintertime afternoons when the sun sets earlier, or even very foggy days).

It’s also worth mentioning that this smart video doorbell also comes with a pre-inserted Western Digital 32GB microSD Card that’s used to provide it with a local storage option (expandable up to a 256GB microSD Card) for its HD video recording.

Comes with a pre-inserted Western Digital 32GB microSD Card

The Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell also integrates a built-in motion detection sensor, which gives this smart video doorbell a Pre-Recording function that’s triggers the doorbell to automatically start recording video after just 5 seconds of its motion sensor detecting any activity within the unit’s proximity-range, ultimately ensuring that you don’t miss anything happening just outside your door.

Moreover, this smart video doorbell also integrates a built-in LED light that can be programmed not only to automatically turn On at specific times to have it illuminate your doorstep within times of the day where there’s low-light conditions, but also for whenever motion is detected by the unit’s motion detection sensor in order to deter unwanted guests.

Integrates a built-in LED light

Lastly, the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell also comes equipped with a Full Duplex 2-Way Audio System that boasts a Noise Cancellation functionality, which ultimately provides homeowners and their visitors with a reliable way of communicating with each other without requiring the homeowners to open the door.

This is a great functionality to have in a video doorbell, not only in terms of security, but also in terms of convenience, as you might not be able to immediately answer your door when someone rings the doorbell.

Finally, the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell also features a built-in remote-activated siren that’s integrated into its Full Duplex 2-Way Audio System, which can be remotely triggered to deter unwanted guests (as a second option to its automatically-triggered nightlight) if that’s ever necessary.

SET UP / INSTALLATION

We’ll now talk a little about the the set-up / installation process of this smart video doorbell. As said before, this is an electric-powered smart video doorbell, and as such, works as a wired video doorbell, meaning that its power source comes from having it directly wired to electricity.

Nevertheless, its installation process is still fairly easy, as all you really need to install it is a screwdriver (and potentially a drill), so the process shouldn’t take you longer than just 15 to 30 minutes.

Inside its package, this smart video doorbell also comes together with a 15° Horizontal Bracket and also with a 5° Vertical Bracket, which homeowners can install together with the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell in order to be able to adjust its camera’s viewing angle when originally setting up the system.

Embedded below for our readers, we also have Lorex’s official video guide, which lists all the necessary steps to follow for the installation of this smart video doorbell:

CONNECTIVITY

For its connectivity method with its Smartphone App (which we’ll discuss in more detail just slightly ahead), this smart video doorbell features Wi-Fi Connectivity (boasting support to the some of most common Wireless Standards (802.11 b/g/n/ac), while operating at a frequency band of either 2.4 GHz or 5GHz.

COMPATIBILITY

Compatibility-wise, it’s also worth noting that the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell is fully-compatible with Lorex’s very own Smart Home Security Center, meaning that this smart video doorbell can be added to the LSHSC along with other indoor and outdoor Wi-Fi cameras, video doorbells, floodlight cameras, and alarm sensors to ultimately have a all-in-one home security system protecting your household.

Fully-Compatible with Lorex’s very own Smart Home Security Center

As part of the Fusion Collection, you can connect with a Fusion recorder to integrate the 2K Wired Video Doorbell with a Lorex Fusion Wired System for 24/7 continuous recording.

Lorex Fusion Collection

THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Lorex Home App

For controlling all the different smart functionalities that this smart video doorbell has to offer, all that homeowners have to do is to download the Lorex Home App, which is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.

Via the Lorex Home App, users are able to receive Smartphone notifications whenever someone enters within the motion detection range of the smart video doorbell’s motion sensor, which, mind you, can also be customized to work in a slightly larger area, if you want it to.

Lorex Home App
Lorex Home App

Thanks to this, homeowners are always able to know when someone is at their door, even if they aren’t home at that time.

Lorex Home App
Lorex Home App

Not only that, but via the Lorex Home App, homeowners can also record different custom voice-messages and set up between 1 to 3 Pre-Recorded Quick Response Messages, which they can then use (instead of the doorbell’s Full Duplex 2-Way Audio System) to easily greet any visitors who ring at their doorbell.

OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES

Voice Assistant Support to Amazon Alexa

Last of all, the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell also boasts Voice Assistant support to Amazon Alexa, meaning that users can be notified by Alexa itself whenever someone rings their doorbell, as well as answer it without having to use their Smartphone.

Controlling the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell via Amazon Alexa’s Voice Commands

By using simple Voice Commands, users can also tell Alexa to pull up the live video-feed from the doorbell onto the video screen of their hub, or alternatively, use it with Firestick to view that same video-feed directly on their Smart TV.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell is an electric-powered smart video doorbell that boasts a IP65 Weather-Resistance rating, while also featuring a high-end camera that can record video at 2K QHD resolution in a 164° Ultra-wide FOV with both HDR and Color Night Vision functionalities, along with a pre-inserted 32GB WD microSD Card (expandable to 256GB) for local storage of its HD video recording, a motion detection sensor, a built-in LED nightlight for extra illumination, a remote-activated siren, a Full Duplex 2-Way Audio System with Noise Cancellation, Wi-Fi Connectivity, and Voice Assistant support to Amazon Alexa.

Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell
Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell

With this smart video doorbell, homeowners can conveniently see who’s at the door, greet guests via 2-Way Talk or via Pre-Recorded Messages, all while also having its nightlight and its remote-activated siren working at all times to easily protect their household when necessary.

All in all, the Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell is a really nice option to go with for a smart video doorbell, as it combines great home-security and quality-of-life functionalities that can greatly improve your life at home.

If you’re interested in buying it, know that you can get a single unit (1-Pack) for just $179.99, or ultimately, you could go with a 2-Pack for just $329.99 (which lowers the price of each unit to just $164.99, saving you $15 per device). You can order yours online right now, directly from Lorex’s official shopping page.

João Matos
Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a proficient News Writer and News Editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Social Media Manager for the company's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

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