Reolink vs Lorex Security Camera System

The need for an 8 camera system to support the monitoring system of your business area becomes one of most wanted security camera system kits today. With eight cameras, you can monitor and supervise eight points of your critical area to cover both inside and outside the building such as warehouse, process plant, or office etc.

Reolink vs Lorex

This time we select two products from two of most wanted vendors, Reolink and Lorex with 8 camera configurations – RLK16-410B8 and LNK71082T85B.

Both of these system security kits received a pretty good response from customers from the testimonials they gave referring to Amazon online retail shop. Firstly we will compare reolink vs lorex cameras that come with the kits and then discuss the comparison between the two NVR systems.

Reolink 16 channel with 8pcs 5mp cameras
Reolink 16 channel with 8pcs 5mp cameras (~$720)

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Reolink vs Lorex Camera

Reolink in this kit uses the Reolink rlc-410 bullet model while Lorex uses lkb353a bullet model camera. Bullet model cameras usually provide a narrower field of viewing angle than the dome model, not always actually depends on focal length.  


Both cameras use the same fixed lens, reolink vs lorex is different in focal length used, the shorter focal length the wider the field of view angle. See that Lorex lkb353a uses 2.8mm fixed lens with 105° wide angle view. Reolink rlc-410 provide narrower view angle with 4.0mm focal length. Both use fixed lens providing single field of view angle. Should you require camera with varifocal lens you may consider cameras with optical motorized lens such as Lorex lnz44p4b 2k PTZ camera for outdoor, or lorex lnb9272.

Lorex 8 channel 4k system kit
Lorex 8 channel 4k system kit ($600)

Night vision

In the new line of cameras introduced by Lorex almost all of them are equipped with CNV (color night vision) technology that allows you to view and record night vision in color as long as there is still ambient light within the frame. You name them lorex lne8964ab turret model 4k camera; or another nocturnal camera lorex lnb9272 4k bullet camera, both feature color night vision. On the other hand, none of reolink cameras support color night vision.

Both models of cameras almost have the same features except the field of view angle, color night vision, and memory storage slot. Take a look at the following reolink vs lorex camera comparison table.   

Table 1 Reolink vs Lorex Camera

Camera model Reolink rlc-410 Lorex lkb353a
Resolution 2560 x 1920 (5.0 Megapixels) @25 fps 2592 × 1944 (5.0 Megapixels) @15 fps
Lens 4.0mm ½.7 inch CMOS sensor f2.0 2.8mm ½.7 inch f1.8 fixed lens progressive scan CMOS
Field of view angle Horizontal: 80°, Vertical: 58° Horizontal: 105°
Night vision 18pcs 850nm IR LEDs range 100ft (30m) 850nm IR LED range up to 130 ft Color Night Vision in ambient lights
Audio Built-in microphone – one way audio Built-in microphone – one way audio
Storage Micro SD card slot available N/A
Housing IP66 rated weatherproof IP66 rated weatherproof

That’s enough for the camera comparison, now switch to the recording unit comparison between the two products.

Reolink vs Lorex NVR

Reolink rlk16 is a 16 channel NVR system, but can only record up to 5MP resolution, while Lorex lnk7000 series records up to 4k (8mp) resolution. The difference in the number of channels can be very significant when the camera needs to be increased in the future while the number of available channels has been occupied all on the 8 channel NVR.

For this reason, if there is a need to add more cameras in the future, then make sure to use the NVR unit with larger number of channels, such as 16 channels, even though your current needs are only 8 cameras.

We see that the storage capacity for the 16 channel is double as the storage capacity in the 8 channel NVR units which is only up to 6TB. Backup storage is available at the external interface, you can use USB HDD, e-SATA or network storage.

Besides that there is a difference in the availability of the alarm interface in Lorex, but not available in Reolink.

Table 2 reolink vs lorex NVR units

Model Reolink RLK16 Lorex LNK71082T
Recording resolution Up to 5.0MP / 2K Up to 8.0MP / Ultra HD 4k
#channel 16 channel with built-in 16-port POE switch 8 channel with built-in 8-port POE switch
Playback 4ch synchronous up to 5MP 4ch synchronous up to 8MP
Storage 2x SATA slot up to 12TB External HDD 1x e-Sata 1x SATA slot up to 6TB USB HDD backup or network storage
Audio output 1Ch RCA interface 1Ch RCA interface
Alarm I/O N/A 4 IN / 1 Out
Price (NVR w/8 cameras) $719.99 $599.99

What is the price tagged for each security camera kit? Reolink with 16 channel 5mp NVR unit plus 8pcs 5MP bullet model cameras is tagged at a price of around $ 719.99. While Lorex with an 8 channel 4k nvr unit with 8pcs 5mp color night vision cameras is tagged at a price of $ 599.99 on Amazon. See that price tagged reolink vs lorex is different around $120, now you judge which one is suitable to meet your business need.

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