An Inside and Outside Look at the Lorex Nocturnal Series

Security camera systems are tools that fulfill a vital function for store owners and homeowners alike, but they are also feats of engineering in style and technology. While they are unobtrusive, the Lorex Technologies Nocturnal Series is packed with state-of-the-art specs and features. Here’s an inside-out look at this security camera system and its best uses.


On the outside, the Nocturnal series is a sleek mixture of bullet and dome camera styles. Available in matte black or matte white, the external cases are not only classic in style, but robust in function. Their metal cases are rated IP67, which means these cameras aren’t only immune to dust, but are rated for full water immersion in a meter of water for over 30 minutes. Of course, these cameras are not built for underwater life, but rather for extreme weather, even frosty climates.


While you’ve seen 4K UltraHD TVs, the Nocturnal Series boasts this stellar image quality. Why is 4k better than 1080p? While 1080p high definition is lauded for its clear image and definition, 4K UltraHD is exponentially better. This is owed to the higher pixel count, 3840 x 2160 of 4K, rather than the 1920 x 1080. Why does this matter for security cameras? The clearer the image the more details are seen, which means any ambiguity about who was involved in a situation or altercation is removed.


Of course, with so much 4K video, these cameras create a lot of hefty data. However, these cameras use High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) to make the data more manageable. HEVC was created for UltraHD video compression with a wider color range than regular HD. While HEVC requires considerably less storage space than other compressed files it requires a trade in high computational power by the CPU.

Night Vision

Night vision is usually blurry, often choppy and not as reliable as daylight-hour footage. As the name might suggest, though, the Nocturnal Series takes night vision seriously. With the longest night vision range available, these cameras capture everything within 250 feet. Furthermore, they have a unique ambient light technology that lets them record in full color even when the light isn’t ideal.

Frames Per Second

Frames per second (FPS) have long been the bane of many video surveillance systems. The question has been, until now, how to manufacture affordable cameras that still have adequate FPS. Many mid and low-level security camera systems are between five to 10 FPS, which only captures the biggest instances, not the small details. Select Nocturnal Cameras, on the other hand, sports 30 FPS, so every detail is caught. While high-tech security systems such as these usually come at a top dollar, Lorex has affordable options and regular promotions across their website.

Best Positions

The Nocturnal Line is perfect for homes and apartments. As a camera system that has power over ethernet, it records 24/7 and doesn’t rely on batteries. This makes them great for high-traffic areas, like busy street corners and cities. They also work well for business owners in malls or other high-traffic shopping centers. Anyone who needs a high level of monitoring in a crowded area, look no further, this security camera system is for you.

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