Lorex vs. EZWatch: DVR Video Camera Surveillance Kit Comparison Lorex and EZWatch security surveillance DVR camera systems compared. Learn which company has the best product and customer service for your home or business needs.

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Lorex vs. EZWatch: DVR Video Camera Surveillance Kit Comparison

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If you are looking for high quality professional grade business surveillance cameras and equipment, Lorex and EZWatch offer comparative products that meet these standards. Within this inspection you will find a 16 camera DVR package comparison and learn about the nuances of each of the companies and which product will suit your business and financial interests best. You will be able to determine which company will save you money and give you the best bang for your buck while giving you five star service and a five star product.

EZWatch Pro and Lorex are two high quality video surveillance and security system companies worthy of contrast and comparison.  EZWatch Pro offers a variety of high quality surveillance systems. They offer everything from nanny cams to professional grade video camera systems with great options for checking in on streaming video from sources such as 3G: “This innovative DVR is fully compatible with 3G Cellular phones including I-Phone, Android and many others.”

Some of the Pros for choosing EZWatch are:

Some of the Cons for choosing EZWatch are:

  • No monitor included (add $219 for one)
  • Upgrades are costly: 540 resolution (add $452) 700 resolution (add $940)

Pricing:

EZWatch offers nanny cams as low as $49 and they offer high-end complete package surveillance camera solutions that begin from $789 and are priced up to $8696 for 48 camera PC kits.

Side-by-side comparison their EZWatch Turbo View HD Silver - 16 Camera Surveillance System - 120 FPS at 720x480 SKU: #TV16/16-SILVER (noted below as EZ) against the 16 security surveillance cameras and professional 22 inch monitor with 16 channel built-in DVR Model No: L22WD1616501 (noted below as LO):

Prices:

EZ: $2599, on sale for $2095

LO: $3999, on sale for $1999

Cameras-

EZ: 12 EZDome-Silver Indoor Dome Cameras (420-Line) plus 4 EZBullet-Silver Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Bullet Cams (420-line) (Note: Upgradable to 540 or 700-line resolution for a fee)

LO: 16 indoor/outdoor high resolution color cameras with IR capability

EZ: Weatherproof x 4

LO: Weatherproof x 16

DVR specifics-

EZ: “Every Turbo View HD DVR is provided with a 1 Terabyte hard drive which will record months of high resolution video that is instantly available for playback. Motion detection recording schedules include pre and post event recording so you are sure to capture the event from start to finish while maximizing your hard drive space. With advanced smart search features you can find motion based and alarm events in minutes or you can search by date and time.”

LO: 500 GB High Reliability Surveillance Hard Disk Drive4 pre-installed, with 5 year end user limited warranty. “Record your critical data on a pre-installed 500GB security certified hard drive that is designed to work 24/7.” 

Ultimately, EZWatch has the most professional approach by both service and product.

#2 - Lorex   http://www.lorex.com

Lorex and EZWatch Pro are two high quality video surveillance and security system companies worthy of contrast and comparison.  Lorex offers a variety of high quality wireless digital security systems. They offer everything from baby monitors to high quality business security solutions with great options for checking in on streaming video with a multitude of viewing options such as from: PC, iPhone, Windows phone, Android, Mac compatible, and the Blackberry. Additionally, audio options available on the sleek camera options allow for increased detail in your surveillance capabilities.   

Some of the Pros for choosing Lorex are:

  • Variety of connectivity options, not just PC. Includes: iPhone, Windows phone, Android, Mac and Blackberry
  • Easy set up and monitoring
  • Cost effective, open box specials and blowouts available
  • Award winning honors for innovation in 2010
  • Combination wired/wireless set ups available
  • Sports motion sunglasses for video available
  • DVR available

Some of the Cons for choosing Lorex are:

  • Little guidance for the first time security system customer
  • Giraffe style camera design on most business cameras, few vandal resistant camera choices
  • Limited electronic options are available
  • Website homepage is clear but navigates slowly
  • Website does not navigate smoothly
  • Customer support options could be presented more friendly and personal rather than distant

Pricing:

Lorex offers baby monitors at sale prices from $129 and they offer high end complete package security camera business solutions that begin from $549 to $1999 sale priced. This includes DVR purchase options within the same price ranges.

Side-by-side comparison of one of their 16 security surveillance cameras and professional 22 inch monitor with 16 channel built-in DVR Model No: L22WD1616501 (noted below as LO) against the EZWatch Turbo View HD Silver - 16 Camera Surveillance System - 120 FPS at 720x480 SKU: #TV16/16-SILVER (noted below as EZ):

Price-

LO: $3999, on sale for $1999

EZ: $2599, on sale for $2095

Cameras-

LO: 16 indoor/outdoor high resolution color cameras with IR capability

EZ: 12 EZDome-Silver Indoor Dome Cameras (420-Line) plus 4 EZBullet-Silver Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Bullet Cams (420-line)

LO: Weatherproof x 16

EZ: Weatherproof x 4

DVR specifics-

LO: 500 GB High Reliability Surveillance Hard Disk Drive4 pre-installed, with 5 year end user limited warranty. “Record your critical data on a pre-installed 500GB security certified hard drive that is designed to work 24/7.”

EZ: “Every Turbo View HD DVR is provided with a 1 Terabyte hard drive which will record months of high resolution video that is instantly available for playback. Motion detection recording schedules include pre and post event recording so you are sure to capture the event from start to finish while maximizing your hard drive space. With advanced smart search features you can find motion based and alarm events in minutes or you can search by date and time.”

The Bottom Line

EZWatch has a better website with incredible variety, approachable customer service, and professional grade equipment. If you want the best equipment and the best service, EZWatch deserves your personal review. With the greatest variety and the most comprehensive guidance and customizable camera kit options, EZWatch will be hard to beat.

Lorex has good equipment, a congested and not so easy to navigate website, and great blowout specials. If you are looking for a high quality weatherproof outdoor DVR camera system that is versatile with the most compatibility for remote streaming video then Lorex might suit your needs best. Lorex has been recognized as an innovator in their field. Though they may be a smaller entity than EZWatch, some of Lorex’s products are head nodding notable.

EZWatch and Lorex were close at the finish and EZWatch takes the win by a nose.

The thought, "You get what you paid for," comes to mind and with EZWatch I will feel good about the purchase.

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Comments (3)

very helpful article.xx

Ranked #16 in Home Safety

An excellent comparison of the two systems. You covered all the important points in great detail.

Ranked #10 in Home Safety

good review

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