Amcrest Vs Lorex 8 channel Security System

Various models of 8 channel security system in the market today that support camera ranging from low resolution of 1MP up to 5MP or even 8MP (aka 4k or ultra HD). Amcrest and Lorex are two of surveillance system vendors that offer business grade 8 camera DVR system in the market today in additions of consumer products.

For comparison between Amcrest and Foscam NVR system click here for Amcrest NV4108 vs Foscam FN3109 8 channel NVR system.

In this article

  • 8 Channel Security Syetem
  • Amcrest vs Lorex
  • Comparison table


4k 8 Channel Security System

4k 8 channel security system is ideal for large homes or small to medium businesses, that capable of delivering high resolution ultra HD (4k) image detail. For businesses should you require larger scale surveillance system, consider 32 channel NVR system or even larger channel with larger image details of the camera from 5MP varifocal outdoor camera or 4k security IP cameras. For small businesses, a DVR/NVR system with 8 cameras is ideal covering each corners of sensitive areas of your property either indoor or outdoor.

Amcrest vs Lorex 4k security system

720p 0r 1080p is not enough to recognize license plate or is difficult to recognize the human face in distance. But in 4k or 8MP resolution capable camera system you can get the image detail by zooming in.

Both Amcrest and Lorex offer various models of 8 channel security system including the latest model is the 4k security system with included 4k cameras.

Amcrest 8 channel 4k security camera

Amcrest offers 4K 8-Channel PoE NVR (NV4108E-HS) system while Lorex offers NR9082 8 channel security system, and both NVR systems support up to 8MP / 4k security cameras.

Take a look at the following spec comparison tables between Amcrest and Lorex 8 channel security system. table 1 shows you NVR system comparison table while table 2 shows you spec comparison between Amcrest and Lorex 4k security cameras.

Lorex 4k camera security system

NVR system

Both Amcrest and Lorex 8 camera DVR / NVR systems can support up to 8MP (4k) recording resolution, however the frame rate speed is different.


Amcrest NV4108 8 channel security system offers lower frame rates per second @15 fps while Lorex NR9082 offers faster frame rates – 30 fps at the maximum recording resolution (4k). this is because the incoming bandwidth for Amcrest is up to 56Mbps while Lorex is up to 320Mbps.


Both NVR system come with built-in 8-port POE switch and are also H.265 compression format compliant for lower bandwidth transmission. It is a requirement for transmitting high bandwidth of 4K resolution cameras to support latest compression format H.265 instead of standard H.264 to reduce network latency when all the 8 cameras deliver data concurrently. H.265 compression format is 60% more efficient than H.264, ideal for delivering high bandwidth cameras.


Lorex NR9082 NVR system allows you add two SATA disks up to 6TB each (maximum up to 12TB) while Amcrest NV4108 supports only one SATA port for up to 6TB disk storage.

See also larger channel NVR system with built-in POE switch such as LaView 16 channel NVR system, or Q-see 32 channel NVR system with cameras.


The included cameras in each system kit is different model, Amcrest with 8 dome model 4k security cameras (IP8M-2493) while Lorex comes with 6x bullet model cameras (LNB8111). Take a look at table 2 for camera’s spec comparison.

Amcrest IP8M-2493 4k security camera


Both models of camera offer the same recording resolution up to 8MP @15 fps, and both Amcrest and Lorex offer 16x digital zoom. Amcrest with intelligent 16x digital zoom provides you range of field of view angle between 69~112 degree while Lorex LNB8111 with 16x digital zoom is based on back illuminated pixel technology.

Night vision

Like few models of Lorex cameras, Lorex LNB8111 features color night vision. Cameras with night vision in general recording black and night video, but Lorex LNB8111 still records in color night vision at ambient light with range up to 130 ft and soon shift to black and white recording when it is completely dark with range up to 98 ft. Amcrest IP8M-2493 doesn’t feature color night vision and record in black and white video with the range is up to 98 ft.

Lorex LNB8111 4K security camera

Should you require longer distance camera that can reach up to 100 m (300ft), you may consider Dahua PTZ outdoor camera, see also popular outdoor PTZ camera.

With featuring IK10 vandal resistant, Amcrest housing construction is superior over Lorex against vandalism up to certain degree of impact.

Comparison table

Table below is spec comparison between the two 8 camera DVR systems to help you understand spec differences (if any).

Table 1 Amcrest Vs Lorex 8 Channel NVR Security System

Model Amcrest NV4108E-HS Lorex NR9082
#channel 8 channel 8 channel
Recording resolution Up to 4k (3840×2160) @15 fps or 2K @30 fps real time Up to 4K(3840×2160) @25/30 fps
Bandwidth 56Mbps 320Mbps
Built-in POE switch 8-POE ports 8-POE ports
Compression format H.265 H.265; H.264
Storage supports 1x SATA Up to 6TB 2x SATA disks up to 2x6TB (12TB)
Video output VGA; HDMI VGA; HDMI
Audio channel Audio input: 1-ch bidirectional talk input

Audio-output: 1-ch bidirectional talk input

IN 1 Line IN (RCA); Audio OUT 1 Line OUT (RCA)
Remote view    
Price with camera kit $1,260 with 8x 4k cameras $1,415 with 6x 4k cameras


Table 2 Amcrest vs Lorex 4k cameras

Model Amcrest IP8M-2493EW LNB8111B
Recording resolution 4k (3840×2160) @15 fps 4k (3840×2160) @15 fps
Lens 2.8mm fixed lens with 16x intelligent digital zoom 4.0mm fixed lens with 16x digital zoom with back illuminated pixel technology
FOV 69~112 degree 88 degree
Night vision IR LED range up to 98 ft (30m) IR LED 850nm range up to 130 ft(40m) with color night vision in ambient lights
Storage Micro SD card; Onvif NVR N/A
Audio N/A N/A
Onvif Yes Yes
Body construction Metal based housing with IP67 weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant IP66 weatherproof


For complete manufacturer’s description and spec as well as current price in Amazon, click each of the following 8 channel security system links.


Both Amcrest and Lorex 8 channel security camera systems are capable of recording up to 8MP / 4k resolution @15 fps. Lorex supports larger disk space up to 12TB compared with Amcrest which can support only 6TB. Both Amcrest and Lorex 4k cameras feature 16x digital zoom and supports memory card storage.

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