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April 26, 2017 at 7:43 am #34508
I am trying to figure out how-to setup the alarm relay outputs on my Lorex DVR. I do not know which model DVR I have, but I do know that it is an analog CCTV model. I have contacted Lorex and they are unable to help me.
This is a picture of the alarm input / output block on the DVR.
I want to wire an external alarm strobe light to the DVR and have the light turn on when one of my outdoor cameras detects motion.
This is a support question that we received via email today.
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I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble. We get a lot Lorex customers that find our website looking for technical support. Although we do not have support information specific to Lorex DVRs or cameras because we do not sell them, the external alarm device setup is similar on most CCTV DVRs. Please take a look at the alarm relay output setup for our iDVR-PRO DVRs and see if you can improvise. These instructions actually use an external strobe light.
I can not say 100% for sure, but it appears as though the ports labeled 1-4 are the relay ports and the port between the 2 and 3, and after 4 are common. It also appears that these are on the bottom row of ports. You should definitely try to verify this through a manual if you can find one so that you do not damage your equipment.
After you verify those are the correct ports, follow the wiring diagram on the above page.
If in the future, you are looking for a replacement DVR from a small business with outstanding technical support, I ask that you please consider our iDVR-PRO. These DVRs will work with your existing analog cameras from Lorex, and you can also use the latest 1080p cameras on the same DVR. AHD and HD-TVI cameras are supported.
You can learn more about iDVR-PRO here.
You can find compatible 1080p resolution security cameras here.
Please let us know if we can help further.
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