Amcrest Vs Lorex 8 channel nvr system

Many people come to two choices between Amcrest or Lorex products to meet their surveillance security besides any other surveillance vendors including Foscam, GW Security, Zmodo, Hikvision, LaView and still more.

And in the real thing is that Amcrest offers less expensive cameras than Lorex in any cameras with similar specs. See spec comparison for Amcrest vs lorex outdoor cameras for dome, bullet, turret, and ptz camera models. See also comparison reolink vs lorex outdoor cameras.

8 Channel NVR System

One of most preference configuration used in surveillance security system is the 8 cameras system with the recording unit either DVR or NVR system unit. DVR system is analog model that uses coaxial cable for connecting between analog cameras to the recording unit (DVR) while NVR system uses UTP cable for connecting between IP camera system to the recording NVR unit. Wireless model is also used to connect to the NVR unit as the hub before connecting to the internet for remote views.

Fits to all sizes

The requirement of 8 security camera system is mostly suitable to all sizes of homes, small to medium businesses. Outdoor security camera is ideal for all locations either indoor or outdoor placement. Let’s take two 8 channel NVR system kits offered by Amcrest and Lorex, the security systems that mostly demand high resolution up to 4k resolution capable system.

In the past we were satisfied with full HD (1080p) resolution camera system and today you can find lots offering of security cameras which are 4 times as high resolution as 1080p camera – the 4k security camera we’re discussing here by comparing Amcrest and Lorex.

Amcrest vs Lorex 8 Channel Kit

Table 1 shows you feature comparison between the two NVR systems that host each of the included IP cameras, Amcrest vs Lorex 8 channel NVR system. while table 2 shows you spec and features comparison between the included camera models in the system.

Amcrest 8 channel NVR kit

NVR System

Both Amcrest and Lorex 8 channel NVR system offer the same built-in 8-port POE switch to allow you connect up to 8 POE cameras for data and power connections. You can connect any POE cameras up to 8MP resolution (4k / ultra HD) simultaneously.

You can view the video via VGA monitor or HDMI monitor up to 8MP resolution, however the playback in monitor feature is different. Lorex can playback up to 4MP all 8 channel, however Amcrest can playback up to 4mp up to 4 channel.

Lorex 8 channel NVR system kit

Storage capacity is also different, Lorex offers you more capacity up to 12TB HD while Amcrest can store maximum 6TB.


Amcrest 8 channel NVR system kit includes 8x Amcrest IP4m-1026e outdoor POE cameras, while Lorex 8 channel NVR kit comes in two groups of four 4k security cameras (Lorex LNB8111B) and four 4mp security cameras (Lorex LNB4421B).

All the three models of cameras are built using weatherproof enclosure ideal for outdoor with IP66 rated. Connect using UTP network cable to the NVR unit.

Amcrest IP4m-1026 is POE outdoor 4MP cameras, high resolution recording up to 2688×1520 resolution @30 fps. While Lorex LNB8111 delivers high resolution up to 4k, four times as high resolution as 1080p cameras @15 fps. And the other four Lorex LNB4421B is 4mp @20 fps outdoor cameras.

The good thing with Lorex cameras is the Color Night Vision (CNV) technology, recording the night vision in color instead of black and white recording like other standard night vision cameras. As long as there is still ambient light you can still record color until it is completely dark. When no light then it switch to black and white recording like other standard night vision cameras.

Now take a look at the following two spec comparison table to help you decide which kit is suitable to meet your business need.

Comparison table

Table 1 Amcrest vs Lorex 8 Channel

NVR modelAmcrest NV4108E-HSLorex NR9082
Recording resolutionUp to ultra HD (8mp) recording resolution @30 fps @8 channelUp to ultra HD (8mp) recording resolution @30 fps @8 channel
Input bandwidth56mbps 
POE portsBuilt-in 8-port POE switchBuilt-in 8-port POE switch
Compression formatH.265; H.264H.265; H.264
Video outputVGA and HDMI portsVGA and HDMI ports
Playback4CH @4mp or 3mp; 3CH @5mp1CH/4CH @4K,  8CH@4MP
Mic. and speaker1x In; 1x Out audio interface ports1x In; 1x Out audio interface ports
StorageUp to 6TB, included 2TBUp to 2x 6TB (12TB)
Remote viewQR Code scanFree Lorex DDNS, FLIR Secure app
Price includes 8 cameras$960.00$1,230.00

Table 2 Amcrest vs Lorex POE Camera

Camera modelAmcrest IP4m-1026eLorex LNB8111 / LNB4421
LensLatest Ambarella S2LM Chipset and Sony IMX322 Sensor 2.8mm fixed lens4.0mm fixed lens
FOV118 degree view angle88 degree / 90 degree view angle
Resolution4MP (2688x1520p) @30 fps4k or 8MP (3840x2160p) @15 fps / 2k or 4MP (2688x1520p) @20 fps
ZoomIntelligent digital zoomDigital zoom
CompressionH.264H.265 / H.264
Night vision30 IR LEDs up to 98 ftColor night vision @ambient light;


IR night vision range up to 130ft (40m) in ambient lighting and 90ft (27m) in total darkness

Storage4-hours free cloud storage, NVRN/A
OutdoorIP66 weatherproofIP66 weatherproof

To learn more in depth knowledge about the product click the following link for more detail, see the current price and rating in Amazon.


Amcrest 8 channel NVR kit is suitable for most situations with 4mp camera resolutions. For higher resolution up to 4k (ultra HD) requirement Lorex should be suitable to meet your business. Both NVR systems support 4k security cameras that most businesses demand higher resolution up to 4k security cameras.

See also top 5 most popular 8 channel POE NVR system kit, 8 channel NVR plus 4pcs 4k cameras in Amazon.

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