Lorex vs Hikvision 8 Channel NVR System Kits

Choosing which 8 channel poe nvr system kit to suit your business need is sometimes complicated. Targeting the best system is wasting time since you are aiming the moving target, see that the new products introduction always comes by time with newer technology. Just choose the best system to meet your business need.

Lorex vs Hikvision

Take two of 8 channel poe nvr system kits that are available lots in the market to help you decide which one is best suited to meet your business. Let’s take Lorex NR9082 nvr system kit, the 8 channel poe nvr system kit with 6pcs camera and compare it with Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P with 4pcs cameras. Later at the last you may consider economical products for small business, the Firstrend 8 channel wireless nvr system – a top rated new release system kit in Amazon.

See also other featured products dome, bullet and PTZ cameras – see this Lorex vs Hikvision POE outdoor cameras.

Why 8 channel

8 channel poe nvr system is ideal for small businesses with up to 8 area to monitor. For more spots to monitor you may consider 16 channel or 32 channel nvr system such as Laview or Reolink or Lorex 16 channel security camera system or 32 channel Lorex vs GW Security system kit.

1. Lorex NR9082 4k System

NR9082 is one of best value nvr system offered by Lorex which supports up to 4k recording resolution. It comes with built-in 8 channel poe nvr system which is more popular and best suited for most small businesses. We’ll take another system kit from different vendor – the Hikvision and see how good Lorex vs Hikvision 8 channel poe nvr system to meet your business need.

Lorex NR9082 in this kit comes with 6pcs 4k security cameras, large image detail you can view via your mobile device. This configuration is ideal for businesses to cover large area to monitor, providing you big mega pixel image, more detail and longer distance night vision. You can also add PTZ outdoor camera with long distance night vision such as Hikvision DS-2DF5286-AEL with 30x optical zoom.

Lorex 4k camera security system
Lorex 4k camera security system


  • 8 channel NVR system with built-in 8x Gigabit POE switch
  • Resolution up to 8MP/4k on all channel
  • 265 compression format
  • VGA and HDMI video out, resolution ~3840x2160p
  • 4x alarm in; 2x alarm out plus audio In/Out interface
  • Up to 2 HDD SATA, maximum capacity ~12TB
  • Includes 6pcs LNB8111 4k bullet model outdoor POE cameras
  • Night vision ~130 ft(40m) ambient light; up to 90ft (27m) totally darkness
  • Fixed lens 88 degree view angle

This 8 channel poe NVR system kits consists of Lorex NR9082 8 channel NVR system plus 6pcs of 8mp (4k) network security camera (Lorex lnb8111) is tagged with the price around $930.00

Click here to learn more detail Lorex NR9082 system kit

You can also add other 4k security cameras to the system, try this Lorex Lne8964 4k security cameras. Now let’s compare with the following product kit offered by Hikvision – the Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P with 4pcs 5mp outdoor bullet model security cameras.

2. Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P

Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P is relatively the same configuration as Lorex NR9082 with some minor differences off course. The built-in POE switch, audio In/Out interface, 2 SATA interface, are the same. However you can find that the recording resolution is only up to 6mp instead of 8mp (by Lorex).

The VGA and HDMI video resolution is also different, Lorex offers higher resolution up to 4k while Hikvision up to only full HD 1080p.

Since the maximum resolution Hikvision can support is up to 6mp, the included cameras are 5mp bullet model cameras.

Hikvision 8 channel nvr system


  • Recording resolution up to 6mp @60 fps
  • Built-in 8-port POE switch
  • VGA and HDMI resolution ~1920x1080p
  • Audio In/Out interface 1/1
  • 2xSATA interface
  • 4 x DS-2CD2042WD-I 4.0 mm Lens Bullet Cameras; 83 degree FOV angle
  • 5mp (2688×1520) high resolution cameras with IR range up to 90 ft(30m)
  • Onvif, WDR, motion detection

With only 4pcs 5mp IP security cameras and limitation of up to 6mp NVR system, this 8 channel poe nvr system is tagged with lower price around $800.00.

Click here to learn more detail Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P system kits

Both Lorex with 4k security system and Hikvision with 5mp resolution camera system are ideal for businesses with large area to cover, more image detail and longer distance night vision. For homes with 8 cameras you may consider more economical products such as Firstrend product.

3. Firstrend 1080p 8Ch System

Firstrend 8 channel nvr system kit is a new released with top rated reward in Amazon, 8 channel wireless nvr system with auto paired technology for connecting each of the wireless cameras easily using wifi connection to the recording unit.

Unlike the above two 8 channel poe nvr products which require you to run network cable from each camera to the recording unit  using UTP Cat5e, Firstrend is designed using wifi connection. Firstrend recording unit is a wireless system with auto pair technology. it’s ideal for large homes or retail store or small offices without the hassle of running network cable. See also related article best outdoor wireless security camera system with NVR.

Firsttrend 8 channel wifi nvr system
Firstrend 8 channel wireless NVR system kit

However, with Lorex vs Hikvision as discussed above the resolution of the system both recording unit (NVR) and the cameras are high resolution up to 8mp or 6mp. Firstrend supports up to 1080p full HD resolution both NVR and the included cameras. This is ideal for low bandwidth requirement such as housing or small offices.


  • 8 channel 1080p resolution wireless NVR system with auto pair technology
  • with preinstalled 3TB HDD; maximum up to 4TB SATA
  • Real P2P technology
  • Comes with 8pcs wireless outdoor 1080p camera
  • Supports night vision with 6pcs IR LEDs range up to 65 ft
  • IP66 weatherproof

Compared with Lorex and Hikvision, Firstrend 8 channel nvr unit is tagged with lower price around $580 including 8pcs 1080p wireless cameras.

Click here to learn more details Firstrend 8ch system kit

Now how big difference is between 1080p, 5mp and 8mp resolution? Take a look at the following picture to describe how big an image can be produced by 1080p (full HD) resolution cameras, 5mp(1520p) and 8mp (4k) resolution cameras.

4K resolution camera charts

5mp resolution is twice as large as 1080p resolution camera. Now you can make up your mind which resolution is required to meet your business. For 4k camera security system kit you may consider Amcrest vs Hikvision 4k security camera system kit or any other popular 4k security camera kits.

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