Lorex Smart Home – Get to Know How to Enable it

Lorex Smart Home

Lorex Smart Home – Get to Know How to Enable it

 

Lorex Smart HomeThe Latest Lorex security systems now work with smart devices to get better control for home monitoring. View your cameras and activate them by voice commands is the new feature that you can use with Lorex smart Home.

Compatible smart home devices such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple TV, and Chromecast will work handly with your Lorex device. The principal object of this new feature is to provide a comfortable way to control your system.

Download the app for your Smart Home device on the link below:

Alexa App.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.dee.app&hl=es_CO

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/es/app/amazon-alexa/id944011620

Google Assistant.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.chromecast.app&hl=es_CO

Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-home/id680819774?l=es

Alexa & Lorex Home 

Compatible Devices with Alexa

N841-D841-D241-LNWCM23X-LNW16XF-LNWiHD-W281AAC-LHWF1000

Voice Commands for Alexa.

  • Alexa, show me (camera name or channel number).
  • Alexa, show me the last activity at (camera name or channel number).
  • Alexa, stop/go back/ go home.

Prerequisites:

1. Enable the Voice Assistance feature on your Lorex system.

*To enable the Voice Assistance on D841 DVRs, you need to open the main menu. Click on CAMERA and click on VOICE ASSISTANCE, all of the cameras must be check to have them working with the voice commands with your smart home device.

Lorex Smart Home

 

*For the Raysharp systems model LHWF or LHB series, you should do a right-click to open the main menu, and from the settings tab, click on the VOICE ASSISTANCE option.

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2. Ensure your System is on the latest firmware version.

*To get the information about the firmware version for your system, you must do a right-click from the live view of your cameras and select the INFO option.

Lorex Smart Home

Get to know the firmware of your system on the link below.

https://lorexwiki.com/Firmware

3. Ensure your Lorex System is properly connected to the internet, you can check the internet connection, by opening the app compatible with your system.

4. Ensure you completed the setup of your Alexa device on your phone.

5. Complete the initial set up for your system by selecting a network setup.

How to add your device to Alexa?

Open the Alexa app on your phone and tap on the menu icon, then select the skills & games option.

1. Tap on the magnifying glass and search for the app compatible with your device. (Lorex Home, Lorex Cirrus or Lorex Cloud).

2. Tap the icon of the selected app and select the ENABLE TO USE option.

If the selected app is Lorex home or Lorex Cirrus, you must type in your Lorex account and password, then authorize the connection with Alexa by selecting the AUTHORIZE option.

After finishing the authorization of the Lorex app on Alexa, you need to tap on DISCOVER DEVICES this will show your Lorex system with the voice command option for your cameras.

Video tutorial:

Compatible Devices with Google Assistant

N841 with W891AB, E581CB and E861AB cameras.-D841-D241-LNWCM23X-LNW16XF-LNWiHD-W281AAC-LHWF1000

Voice Commands for Google Assistance.

  • Hey Google, show me (camera name or channel number).
  • Hey Google, stop/go back.

Prerequisites:

The prerequisites for Google Assistance set up will be the same as on Alexa.

How to add your device to Google Assistant?

  1. Launch the Google Home app (not Google Assistant).
  2. From the home screen of the app, tap on ADD.
  3. Select Set Up Device.
  4. Tap ( Works with Google) option.
  5. Search for the compatible app with your system on the search bar.
  6. Sign-in into your Lorex Account or sign in with google if your system works with Lorex Cirrus.
  7. Select the cameras you want to set up with the voice commands.

Video tutorial:

WIFI CAMERAS

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For the Wifi cameras, you need to set up first the configurations of the camera on your phone and then go to the Smart Home app to add the wifi camera.

Same as on the Lorex System, you need to find the device and type in the Lorex Account and connect the device to set the voice commands for the wifi camera.

Get to know about WIFI cameras on the link below.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK MY REVIEW ABOUT WIFI CAMERAS

Advantages of Smart Home Assistant

Having the smart home feature for your system will let you enjoy your cameras differently, the performance of the smart home feature is great, the speed of the commands is fast and will give you a unique experience with your system.

As you can know, the way to use your system can be with a mouse or remote control, in the case of the voice assistant, you will have access to your cameras, by using voice commands.

If you have a system compatible with voice assistance, you will feel the incredible experience of having the control of your cameras with voice commands.

For the WIFI camera model W261AQ, you can control the Pan – tilt, and deterrence exclusive features, different from other wifi cameras this specific model will allow you to move the camera with the commands you programmed on it.

Voice Commands for WI-FI Cameras

  • Alexa, show me ( camera name or channel number ).
  • Alexa, show me the last activity at (camera name or channel number).
  • Alexa, turn on/off (camera name) light.
  • Alexa, turn on/off (camera name) siren.
  • Alexa, stop/go back/go home.

Voice Commands for WI-FI Cameras (Google Assistant)

  • Hey Google, show me (camera name or channel).
  • Hey Google, turn on/off (camera name) light.
  • Hey Google, turn on/off (camera name) siren.
  • Hey Google, stop/go back.

Recommendations 

  • Using Smart Home devices to manage your cameras is a great help. However, there are some recommendations for the correct performance of the tool.
  • Having a fast upload speed higher than 5.0 Mbps will let you enjoy the great performance for the connection and no error for the voice commands.
  • Speak with clear pronunciation.
  • Avoid placing the Smart Home device in noisy areas.

Apple TV

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The Apple TV device works with Lorex Devices. To connect Apple TV with your cameras is necessary to download the compatible Lorex app with your system, you can download the app from the Apple Store on your Apple TV

Lorex Home Account 

To have the control with the voice command assistance on Lorex Home, you must first create a Lorex account. You can create the Lorex Account directly from the Lorex website or the Lorex Home app.

Using the Lorex Web Site https://www.lorextechnology.com/ to create a Lorex Account you must select the option LOGIN and then click on CREATE ACCOUNT.

After you finish creating the Lorex Account, those are the credentials that you will use to log in to Lorex Home and the Lorex Website.

After typing the information for your new account under sign in, a verification code will be on your e-mail to validate your Lorex account.

The Lorex Account can be used on the Lorex website to register your warranties and DDNS set up.

Get to know how to create a DDNS here.

On the Lorex Website account, you can have the records of your orders and technical supports this feature allows you to save important information for possible future replacements or refunds.

Most of the time when you place an order by purchasing a Lorex product, it will take between 7 to 10 business days to receive the purchase they sent products to Canada, UK, and the united states, if you want to purchase a system on a different country, you can do it on local stores or web sites such as Amazon or eBay.


On the REVIEWS option, you have the opportunity to live feedbacks regarding your experience with the Lorex Company. I recommend you to do a review of your device it will extend your warranty by giving more covered time.

The standard warranty for the Lorex customers is of 2 years, but if you leave a REVIEW from your account registering your device, you will have an extended warranty for 1 Year and 6 Months.

The replacement process will pass through a review on the technical support department and they will check the issue and troubleshooting steps.

Any approved replacement will take between 7 to 10 business days, and there are two types of the replacement process.

ADVANCED: The advanced process applies for any COSTCO purchase and Clients under the first 90 days of warranty. Advanced means the new system will be sent from the Lorex warehouse, and then the broken device must be sent back.

STANDARD: The Standard process will apply for any customer that needs a replacement out of the first 90 days of warranty. The defective system must first be returned to receive the new one.

On standard process will take 7 to 10 business days after the warehouse receives the broken system.

For accessories, the replacement will always be advanced the same for any system damaged after any firmware upgrade.

WARNING: Do not avoid the warranty by using accessories that are not from the Lorex brand, Lorex will not support different brand accessories, created crimps or cable termination.

REFUND: You can request a refund if the system is having issues and you are still under the first 30 warranty days. Any refund request has to be reviewed by the replacement department and approved by the warehouse supervisors.

That would be all for this article, I hope that I provide enough information and I was clear with the most relevant details about how the Smart Home works. If you have any questions or would like to add something to this review, feel free to leave a comment below so we can discuss it. You can get the Smart Home Device, through my Amazon affiliate link, it won’t cost you more and I may earn a commission if you do so.

I will leave a link below in case you would like one of the Lorex systems I recommend for your home.


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This post has 4 comments

  1. why don’t y’all have a app for Alex show 5 that will connect to lorex cloud??

    1. Hello Elmer,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      In this case, is better to get in contact directly with Lorex.com
      Phone number (8884256739)

      Andy A
      Lorex Specialist

  2. Will Lorax security cameras work on a smart tv or does it have to be A specific device

  3. You indicated above that The Lorex Cloud app is compatible with Amazon Alexa by enabling the Lorex skill in the Alexa app. Lorex Cloud is NOT compatible with Alexa…you may want to update that.

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