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Lorex and Eufy are both popular brands in the security camera industry for different reasons. Lorex is best known for providing competitively priced wired camera systems which are ideal for large homes and small to medium sized businesses. While Eufy focuses more on the consumer or retail market, with a range of wireless cameras that are easy to install.

We compare their flagship camera models to give you a sense of the differences between the brands.

Lorex vs Eufy at a Glance

High-End Wire Free Security Camera Head to Head

Mid-Range Wi-Fi Security Camera Head to Head

Video Doorbell Head to Head

Floodlight Head to Head

Lorex vs Eufy Overview

Lorex is an industry veteran with over three decades of experience. The company was founded by the Kelin family in Canada in 1991. Now owned by the Chinese company Dahua, this brand sells everything you need to set up a fully-fledged security camera system, including recorders, PoE switches, etc.

Meanwhile, Eufy is also a veteran with over a decade of experience. This company was built as a subsidiary of the Chinese company Anker Innovations. Other than security cameras, Eufy manufactures and sells a variety of smart home devices including Robot vacuums, smart scales, etc.

Since both companies source their hardware from China, neither are NDAA approved in the US. Nonetheless, they are widely used by business organizations and residential consumers, with Lorex leaning more towards the former and Eufy focusing on the latter.

Most of the cameras built by both brands have MicroSD card slots and encourage local storage. However, Eufy is the only brand that includes dedicated cloud storage solutions with plans that start at $2.99/camera/month. (30 days of recent storage on select Eufy cameras)

iOS and Android apps (of both brands) offer intelligent features such as object detection, instant notifications, remote viewing, etc. However, the Lorex app has app reviews averaging 3.6/5, and many of the users complain about the responsiveness of the app. (Especially in the Android port.)

The Eufy Security app, on the other hand, is doing quite well, and it has an aggregate rating of 4/5. Most users find that the app is adequately responsive and packed with features, although it can be overwhelming at times.

Year Founded
1991
2011
Customer Focus
Business Leaning
Consumer Leaning
Aggregate App Reviews
3.6/5
4/5
Cloud Platform Name
Lorex Cloud
Eufy Cloud Storage
Cloud Subscription Features
Cloud Storage
Cloud StorageSmart / AI NotificationsAdvanced App Features
Cloud Subscription Costs
Starts at $3.49 / Month
Starting from $2.99 / Month to $9.99 / Month
Note: PoE & Coax cameras typically require a connected NVR, DVR or surveillance software package (like Blue Iris) to gain access to desktop, mobile or browser apps along with availing of Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS) Features. The specs below are based on integration with the manufacturers recommended NVR / DVR.

High-End Wire Free Security Camera Head to Head

Key Differences

The Eufy SoloCam S40 has a bullet-type chassis with a solar panel integrated into the roof; hence, it draws power from the solar panel and rechargeable batteries.

However, unlike the Lorex U471AA-E spotlight camera (which also supports solar panels), the SoloCam S40 does not include a DC power option.

Both cameras support 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, but the Lorex camera takes it a bit further and includes 5GHz support as well. Also, the Lorex spotlight camera records at a higher resolution (2560x1440) using its 4MP sensor. The Solocam S40 has only a 3MP camera ( 2304x1296).

For storage, the Lorex counterpart supports MicroSD as a backup. Unfortunately, you need to set it up with the wireless hub if you want to interface this camera with the Lorex app. The SoloCam S40 has only an eMMC storage that works directly with the app; hence, it is not locally retrievable. (Unlike a MicroSD card.)

The Lorex camera has an IP65 rating, whereas the SoloCam S40 has an IP67. Both are water-resistant ratings, but only the IP67 rating is fully submersible.

Case Type(s)
Spotlight
Bullet
Price
Power Options
DC PowerBatterySolar Panel
BatterySolar Panel
Data Transmission
2.4GHz WiFi5GHz WiFi
2.4GHz WiFi
Resolution
4MP: 2560x1440
2K / 3MP: 2304x1296
Storage Options
microSDWireless Hub
eMMC
WDR
Digital WDR / HDR
Unsure
IP Rating
IP65
IP67
Cloud Subscription
None
Optional
Apps
AndroidiOS
AndroidiOS

Key Features in Common

Both cameras have the triple threat of audio features built-in. These include microphones for recording audio, speakers (w/ microphone) for two-way communication, and a siren built into the camera system.

Both the SoloCam S40 and Reolink 4MP spotlight cameras can efficiently carry out spotlight-assisted full-color night vision, with infrared as a backup. Unfortunately, despite that, both devices do not support continuous recording.

And finally, both cameras can only perform person detection (as part of the intelligent object detection algorithm), and they support the same smart home assistants: Alexa, Google Assistant, and Chromecast.

Camera Location
IndoorOutdoor
IndoorOutdoor
Data Type
IP
IP
Camera Wire Type
Wireless Data & Battery Power
Wireless Data & Battery Power
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Yes
Two Way Audio
Yes
Yes
Integrated Siren / Alarm
Yes
Yes
Lens Type
Fixed Focus
Fixed Focus
Night Vision Functionality
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Type
InfraredFull Color (via Spotlight)
InfraredFull Color (via Spotlight)
Spotlight
Yes
Yes
Motion Activated Recording
Yes
Yes
Continuous Recording
No
No
Smart Motion Detection Features
Person Detection
Person Detection
Motorized Pan Feature
No
No
Motorized Tilt Feature
No
No
Optical Zoom Feature
No
No
Smart Integrations
AlexaGoogle AssistantChromecast
AlexaGoogle AssistantChromecast

Mid-Range Wi-Fi Security Camera Head to Head

Key Differences

Both cameras have support for 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, and just like the High-end comparison, the Lorex cameras support 5GHz Wi-Fi as an additional feature.

However, unlike the previous comparison, both devices do not include an alarm system (or siren). Here, only the Lorex camera can afford this audio-based feature.

In terms of camera resolution, the Lorex 2MP camera records at 1080p, while Eufy’s Solo OutdoorCam records at 2K resolution (2560x1920). Both cameras support MicroSD cards, but only the Eufy device includes direct cloud storage. (Without the need for an additional NVR.)

Both cameras can carry out person detection, but only the Lorex camera can detect vehicles. The Eufy camera has other intentions and is designed for detecting animals and unusual sounds. Therefore, the Eufy Outdoor SoloCam is best for a backyard, whereas the Lorex camera is best for covering a driveway.

Similar to the previous comparison, the Eufy Outdoor SoloCam is the better outdoor option, thanks to its IP67 rating. However, that is not to say that the Lorex camera (with an IP65 rating) is unsuitable for outdoor installations.

And lastly, both cameras work well with Alexa and Google Assistant. However, the Lorex 2MP bullet camera (W282CAD-E) is the only one that includes additional compatibility for Chromecast and Fire TV.

Case Type(s)
Bullet
Spotlight
Price
Power Options
DC Power
AC Power
Data Transmission
2.4GHz WiFi5GHz WiFi
2.4GHz WiFi
Integrated Siren / Alarm
Yes
No
Resolution
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
2K: 2560x1920
Storage Options
microSDNVR
microSDNASCloud
Interoperability
-
RTSP
Smart Motion Detection Features
Person DetectionVehicle Detection
Person DetectionAnimal DetectionSound Detection
IP Rating
IP65
IP67
Smart Integrations
AlexaGoogle AssistantChromecastFire TV
AlexaGoogle Assistant
Cloud Subscription
None
Optional
Apps
AndroidiOS
AndroidiOS

Key Features in Common

Excluding the siren/alarm system, both cameras contain a microphone and speaker setup. (For stitching audio into their recordings and communicating with people on the other side.)

Also, just like the previous comparison, both cameras can carry out spotlight-assisted full-color night vision. (With infrared as a secondary option.)

Since these devices utilize a hardwired DC/AC connection, they have enough power to record footage continuously; hence, you can easily toggle between continuous recording or motion-activated recording.

Camera Location
IndoorOutdoor
IndoorOutdoor
Data Type
IP
IP
Camera Wire Type
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Yes
Two Way Audio
Yes
Yes
Lens Type
Fixed Focus
Fixed Focus
Night Vision Functionality
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Type
InfraredFull Color (via Spotlight)
InfraredFull Color (via Spotlight)
Spotlight
Yes
Yes
Motion Activated Recording
Yes
Yes
Continuous Recording
Yes
Yes
WDR
Unsure
Unsure
Motorized Pan Feature
No
No
Motorized Tilt Feature
No
No
Optical Zoom Feature
No
No

Video Doorbell Head to Head

Key Differences

The Lorex 2K video doorbell is slightly more expensive than the Eufy 2K doorbell. However, the added cost is not unwarranted because it supports dual-band Wi-Fi; hence, the 5GHz Wi-Fi band.

Also, it has a siren/alarm system built into the video doorbell itself, supports continuous recording, processes footage using digital WDR/HDR, and has retrievable MicroSD storage and NVR support. Meanwhile, the Eufy 2K video doorbell includes none of the above. (It uses an eMMC that only acts as a buffer when uploading footage to the cloud.)

However, the Eufy 2K video doorbell’s lower price tag doesn’t mean that it is entirely defeated. It has face detection, a feature that is almost essential nowadays in video doorbells. The Lorex 2K video doorbell has only person detection.

Price
Power Options
DC PowerAC Power
AC Power
Data Transmission
2.4GHz WiFi5GHz WiFi
2.4GHz WiFi
Integrated Siren / Alarm
Yes
No
Storage Options
microSDNVR
eMMC
Continuous Recording
Yes
No
WDR
Digital WDR / HDR
Unsure
Smart Motion Detection Features
Person Detection
Person DetectionFace Detection
Smart Integrations
AlexaGoogle AssistantFire TV
AlexaGoogle Assistant
Apps
AndroidiOS
AndroidiOS

Key Features in Common

As you might have guessed, both cameras record footage at 2K resolution (2560x1920). Other than that, they both have infrared night vision, with neither of them supporting full-color night vision.

Both the Lorex and Eufy 2K video doorbells support motion-activated recording, and they also include an IP65-rated (splashproof) enclosure, which is more than enough for a video doorbell.

Case Type(s)
Video Doorbell
Video Doorbell
Camera Location
IndoorOutdoor
IndoorOutdoor
Data Type
IP
IP
Camera Wire Type
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Yes
Two Way Audio
Yes
Yes
Resolution
2K: 2560x1920
2K: 2560x1920
Lens Type
Fixed Focus
Fixed Focus
Night Vision Functionality
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Type
Infrared
Infrared
Spotlight
No
No
Motion Activated Recording
Yes
Yes
IP Rating
IP65
IP65
Motorized Pan Feature
No
No
Motorized Tilt Feature
No
No
Optical Zoom Feature
No
No
Cloud Subscription
None
None

Floodlight Head to Head

Key Differences

The Eufy floodlight Cam 2 Pro is priced at almost twice that of the Lorex 2MP floodlight security camera (V261LCD-E). However, this price gap is, in our opinion, justified since it has a motorized lens with 360° panning (The Lorex camera has a fixed 137° FOV), 2K recording, and person detection algorithms.

That said, the Lorex 2MP floodlight camera is no slouch. It has microSD card support, continuous recording abilities, and the ability to integrate with Alexa, Google Assistant, Chromecast, and Fire TV. The Eufy camera has only Alexa and Google Assistant.

Also, the Lorex dual-floodlight setup has 4,000 lumens of maximum brightness, whereas the Eufy floodlight has only a 3,000-lumen peak brightness.

Price
Power Options
AC Power
DC Power
Resolution
2MP: 1080P / HD: 1920x1080
2K: 2560x1920
Lens Type
Fixed Focus
Motorized
Storage Options
microSDWireless Hub
NASeMMC
Interoperability
-
RTSP
Continuous Recording
Yes
No
Smart Motion Detection Features
-
Person Detection
Motorized Pan Feature
No
Yes
Motorized Tilt Feature
No
Yes
Smart Integrations
AlexaGoogle AssistantChromecastFire TV
AlexaGoogle Assistant
Apps
AndroidiOS
AndroidiOS

Key Features in Common

Both Lorex and Eufy have designed their floodlight cameras to work at a distance; hence, they have agreed to limit both their cameras to 2.4GHz. (Without going overboard with 5GHz.)

The three audio-based systems are also set up in both of these camera systems, allowing you to record footage with audio, talk to whoever is on the other end, and sound the siren to deter intruders.

Also, both cameras have spotlight-assisted full-color night vision, with infrared as a backup option. Lastly, they both include IP65 ratings, which is quite decent for a camera that’s supposed to cover your home perimeter.

Case Type(s)
Floodlight
Floodlight
Camera Location
IndoorOutdoor
IndoorOutdoor
Data Type
IP
IP
Camera Wire Type
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Wireless Data & Wired Power
Data Transmission
2.4GHz WiFi
2.4GHz WiFi
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Yes
Two Way Audio
Yes
Yes
Integrated Siren / Alarm
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Functionality
Yes
Yes
Night Vision Type
InfraredFull Color (via Spotlight)
InfraredFull Color (via Spotlight)
Spotlight
Yes
Yes
Motion Activated Recording
Yes
Yes
WDR
Unsure
Unsure
IP Rating
IP65
IP65
Optical Zoom Feature
No
No
Cloud Subscription
Optional
Optional

The Lorex vs Eufy Verdict

Lorex and Eufy have an impressive lineup of general-purpose wireless security cameras. Despite our four comparisons, we still struggle to decide which brand is more best.

A common trend we’ve noticed from this comparison is that most Lorex cameras come with dual-band Wi-Fi support (except for the floodlight camera). Also, they encourage local storage options by allowing users to store footage on a retrievable MicroSD card. Meanwhile, most outdoor Eufy cameras tend to have IP67 ratings, and they have cameras that record in higher resolutions.

All things considered, we’ve leaning towards the Lorex cameras. The deciding factor was MicroSD support. Having such retrievable storage options is always better as a backup.

So, do you side with our verdict? If not, let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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