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Between these two security systems, our favorite is Lorex.

SecureScore™: 8.4/10

Lorex and Reolink cameras can be used to build effective security systems for both homes and offices. Systems are built based on the needs of the home or business owner. Both companies offer the latest advancements in terms of technology and video surveillance. Night vision and two-way voice communication are standard features with both companies. Motion sensors are used to trigger the camera to record unless it is set to record according to a scheduled time or to record continuously.

Overview: Lorex vs Reolink

Lorex and Reolink offer home security systems that require very little in the way of professional service. They are extremely easy to install and set up. Neither company requires a contract and both systems are designed to be self-monitored. Reolink offers solar panels as an energy source for their cameras compared to the battery-operated Lorex models. Cameras from both companies offer full HD quality and can also be weatherproofed for outdoor use

  • Reolink offers solar panels for energy instead of batteries
  • Lorex offers video quality of up to 4K
  • Reolink offers two different types of night vision
  • Both offer indoor and outdoor cameras
  • Both offer several options in terms of equipment

Similarities: Lorex vs Reolink

Lorex and Reolink home security cameras offer many of the same features including night vision, minimal interaction with professional technicians, and no contracts or service agreements. Both Lorex and Reolink allow customers to build a system that works best for them. Each system offers clear, high-definition images with both stills and videos. Apps are also available that allow you to view your home or business from any location.

  • Mobile apps for added convenience
  • Easy to follow directions for self-installation
  • No professional monitoring required
  • No contracts
  • High-definition images and video

Differences: Lorex vs Reolink

While their similarities are extensive, the companies do have significant differences. Reolink, for example, offers both starlight night vision and infrared night vision. Lorex only offers infrared night vision. At this time, Reolink does not offer cloud storage but it is coming soon. Lorex's cameras are battery-operated. Reolink, on the other hand, offers solar panels as an effective energy source.

  • Reolink offers solar panels
  • Lorex offers temperature sensors
  • Reolink is preparing to offer cloud storage but doesn't at this time
  • Lorex offers security-grade hard drives for storage
  • Reolink offers a few lower price camera options


Lorex's features include state of the art video quality, temperature sensors, motion detectors, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, and the option for three different types of recording continuous, motion-activated or scheduled. They also provide push notifications to let you know if an alert has been triggered.

Reolink offers two different types of night vision (infrared and starlight), motion detection, cellular or WiFi connectivity, and solar power panels instead of batteries. Devices also offer two-way voice communication.


Neither company requires a contract or any type of service agreement.


Lorex has cameras for as little as $85. When creating your own system, you can choose as many cameras as you want in addition to other devices like baby monitors and temperature sensors. Depending on the number of devices you choose and the type of storage you decide on, your system may cost as much as $3,000 or more.

Reolink offers the Argus 2 wireless camera at a cost of $130 by itself or $160 if you add a solar panel. The Argus Pro starts out at $100. With those prices, you can build an effective security system for around $500 or less depending on the number of cameras you think you may need.


Lorex's long list of equipment includes both indoor and outdoor cameras, motion sensors, temperature sensors, baby monitors, and security-grade hard drives. They offer several types of cameras designed for indoor and outdoor use that offer two-way communication and high-quality night vision.

In addition to their Argus 2 and Argus Pro cameras, Reolink also offers the Go, C1 Pro, and C2 Pro options. They also offer a line of RLC dome-shaped cameras that range in price from $60 to $250. Camera and storage systems can cost as much as $900 on the highest end of the scale.


Both Lorex and Reolink offer detailed instructions for both the installation and set up of their systems. Homeowners can have the systems up and running in less than an hour.

Emergency Connections

Neither Lorex nor Reolink offers professional monitoring but they do make it easy for the homeowner to monitor the systems on their own. Both offer notifications and mobile apps that allow you to access your system from almost any location. If you see that something is amiss, it's up to you to notify the local authorities.

Summary: Lorex vs Reolink

Lorex is one of the more advanced systems on the market and provides many of the benefits that other systems may not. If you want a system that you build, install, and monitor on your own, Lorex is a good choice.

Reolink is a good choice if you want an easy to install home security system that is comparable in price to more advanced systems. It offers quality cameras but has a little catching up to do in the high-tech department.