Eufy and Lorex are two prominent players in the ever-evolving market of home and commercial security cameras.
In this head-to-head article, I conducted an in-depth examination and comparison of Eufy and Lorex security cameras. I explored the features, capabilities, and performance of both brands in terms of audio and video quality, smart functionalities, storage alternatives, and pricing among others to help you discover the best security solution for your home or business.
A total of 44 security cameras, including 15 from Eufy and 29 from Lorex are reviewed in this battle. You may find the comprehensive list of product codes included in the research at the end of the article.
Best for Home Security
Best for Advanced Security
Best for Home Security: Eufy
When it comes to a dependable smart home security system that seamlessly integrates with various smart home platforms, Eufy is my winner.
As they are generally battery-powered and use Wi-Fi, Eufy cameras are pretty easy to set up.
Eufy cameras incorporate advanced motion detection technologies like person detection and facial recognition, ensuring precise and targeted alerts for users.
Additionally, its intuitive mobile app makes it easy for users to set up, monitor, and control their security cameras.
Best for Comprehensive Security: Lorex
Lorex is the ideal choice if you're seeking a more advanced security setup for your home or business with its wider range of products, there is definitely a camera model that would fit your needs.
It also supports older installations with analog cameras, accommodating a variety of setups, and offers more storage options such as NVRs, DVRs, and NAS than Eufy without the need for a monthly subscription.
Plus, Lorex provides financing options for those looking to invest in their security infrastructure.
Winners per Category
|Wired vs Wireless||Draw|
|Local and Cloud Storage||Lorex|
|Microphones and Speakers||Eufy|
|Video Streams and Frame Rates||Lorex|
|Low Light and Full Night Vision||Lorex|
|Camera Lens Specs||Lorex|
|Optical Zoom and PT Features||Lorex|
Both Eufy and Lorex offer various different camera types to suit a range of requirements.
Eufy offers a variety of cameras, including wall light cameras, bullet cameras, freestanding, PT (Pan-Tilt), floodlights, video doorbells, and spotlight cameras.
Similarly, Lorex provides diverse options, such as bullets, video doorbells, floodlights, turrets, PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom), and freestanding cameras.
In terms of price, both brands offer products in the budget, mid-range, and high-end categories.
The Eufy cameras are priced from $39.99 (Solo IndoorCam C24) to $319.99 (eufyCam 2C Pro), whereas Lorex cameras have a wider price range, from $39.99 (W461ASC-E Freestanding) to $1199.99 (LNZ81P25 PTZ and E881AP-W PTZ).
Cloud Subscription Services
All Eufy cameras included in this research have optional cloud subscription plans, which give you the flexibility to choose whether or not to pay for additional storage and features.
On the other hand, all Lorex cameras in my research don't require any cloud subscription, which could be ideal for those who prefer to have no monthly subscription fees for storage.
Standard Warranty Offered
Both brands provide a standard 1-year warranty for all of the camera models included in this research, which ensures that you have manufacturer support in case of any defects or issues.
Wired vs Wireless
Here, I examined Eufy and Lorex security cameras in terms of their power options, data transmission processes, and data types.
Lorex’s product range caters to a wide variety of customers from battery-powered, to analog and PoE, while Eufy cameras tend to more focus on consumer-grade battery and DC-powered cameras. Some Lorex cameras also support 5GHz Wi-Fi, unlike Eufy.
When it comes to power options, both brands provide a variety of choices.
Some Eufy cameras run on AC power like the S100 and Solo OutdoorCam C24, while the Solo IndoorCam C24 has DC power. There are also battery-powered options like the eufyCam2 and both battery and solar panel-powered models like the 4G Starlight, SoloCam S40, and S120.
Contrastingly, Lorex's models are designed with different options. The V261LCD-E runs on AC power while many models run on DC power like the W881AAD-E and C861XC-W.
There are also battery-powered options like the U424AA-E, and PoE-powered models such as the LNZ44P12B, E896AB, and F461AQD-E.
Additionally, the W452ASDB-E, B451AJD-E, U471AA-E, and U222AA may run on different power options such as DC or AC, DC, battery, or solar panel, and PoE or DC power respectively.
PoE is a feature that allows a single cable to provide both data connection and electric power to devices, enabling easier setup and less clutter.
Eufy relies heavily on 2.4GHz WiFi, whereas Lorex provides a wider array of data transmission options, like 2.4GHz WiFi, 5GHz WiFi, PoE, and Coax.
5GHz WiFi has advantages such as faster speeds at shorter ranges, while 2.4GHz WiFi is better at longer distances and going through walls. PoE is convenient for wired IP cameras, while Coax is typical for analog cameras.
Eufy's product line consists entirely of IP cameras. IP cameras transmit and receive data through a network or the internet, allowing for remote access and control of your security system.
On the other hand, Lorex has a more diverse selection, offering both IP and analog cameras. Analog cameras are known to be cost-effective with simpler installation yet with lower image and video quality compared to IP cameras.
Some of Lorex's analog cameras like the LZV2925SC and C883DA-Z support HD-AHD, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, and HD-CVBS data formats, providing high-definition transmission over coaxial cable.
Local and Cloud Storage
In terms of the storage and smart integration capabilities of each brand, I specifically looked at storage capacity, storage options, and interoperability features.
Eufy has on-board local storage for their cameras while Lorex has multiple options for storage and offers interoperability support to third-party applications.
For camera on-board storage capacity, Eufy offers a range of storage options, from as low as 4GB (S100) to as much as 128GB (Solo IndoorCam C24, Solo OutdoorCam C24, and Solo OutdoorCam C22).
This feature allows users to store recorded footage directly on the camera, reducing the need for other storage solutions.
On the other hand, some Lorex models offer up to 256GB of storage (such as W881AAD-E, W452ASDB-E, and F461AQD-E).
Eufy cameras provide a mix of eMMC, microSD, NAS, wireless hub, and cloud storage capabilities.
Many Eufy cameras offer eMMC storage in models such as the S100, 4G Starlight, Floodlight Cam 2, S120, and Video Doorbell 2K Wired, which provides faster access and greater durability.
Lorex cameras, on the other hand, feature a greater focus on microSD, NVR, and DVR storage options like LNZ81P25, E881AP-W, B451AJD-E, and LZV2925SC.
Some Lorex cameras also support wireless hub storage like the W461ASC-E, V261LCD-E, and U471AA-E.
Eufy cameras primarily use the Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) for communication with other devices. This feature allows users to stream live footage and use third-party applications to manage and view their security camera feeds.
In contrast, Lorex offers more diversified support like ONVIF, RTSP, and CGI in some models such as LNZ44P4BW, LNZ44P12B, and LNE9383.
Here, I compared Eufy and Lorex cameras across six intelligence features: smart integrations, configurable motion zones and sensitivity, motion alerts, smart motion detection features, and other additional features that both brands offer.
Products have a higher level of compatibility with a broader range of smart home devices than Lorex.
Eufy is known for delivering smart integrations across its range of security cameras. In fact, all of the models included in this research are compatible with popular smart assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant.
Some Eufy models like the eufyCam 2C Pro even support Apple HomeKit, Chromecast, and Fire TV. This compatibility allows you to control your cameras and receive notifications on various smart devices.
Lorex, on the other hand, offers a diverse range of security cameras with varying features. Some cameras like W452ASDB-E, W461ASC-E, and W282CAD-E, are compatible with smart assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant, while other models do not have built-in smart home support. This means you'll need to research individual models and double-check if a Lorex camera fits your smart home ecosystem.
Configurable Motion Zones and Sensitivity
This feature, which allows you to customize the areas that the camera monitors, is available in most Eufy models included in this research. This can help reduce false alarms from irrelevant movements, focusing only on the areas you want to monitor.
As for Lorex, the U424AA-E, W881AAD-E, and W452ASDB-E models allow users to customize both motion zones and sensitivity.
However, it is worth noting that not all Lorex cameras included in this research have configurable settings, so it's essential to verify if the specific model you're considering offers these features.
Eufy camera models included in this research all provide motion alerts through push notifications.
Smart Motion Detection Features
Eufy's motion detection features include person, face, animal, and sound detection found in various models.
Lorex cameras excel in expanded motion detection capabilities. Many of its models offer person, vehicle, object, and animal detection, with some models like the LNE9383 even having people counting and heat map functions.
Some models like the E896AB and E893DD-E also have event triggers such as abandoned objects and missing object alerts.
Microphones and Speakers
To test the audio capabilities of each brand, I analyzed the camera models in terms of microphone and speakers, two-way audio functionalities, siren and alarm features, and audio and alarm interface.
Nearly all Eufy camera models included in this research have integrated microphones, speakers, and sirens which are crucial for giving alerts in times of emergency. Only some Lorex cameras offer these features.
Integrated Microphone, Speakers, and Two-Way Audio
When it comes to audio, all Eufy models in this research have a built-in microphone, and speaker, with two-way audio capabilities.
Two-way audio enables users to listen in and speak through the camera, which can be useful for monitoring pets or communicating with family members.
On the other hand, Lorex offers some models featuring built-in microphones, speakers, and two-way audio like W881AAD-E, W452ASDB-E, E893DD-E, and U471AA-E. It is worth noting though that other models focus solely on video capabilities.
Siren and Alarm features
Eufy and Lorex offer models with integrated siren alarms like the S100, Floodlight Cam 2 Pro, SoloCam S40, eufyCam 2 Pro, and S120 for Eufy and U424AA-E, W881AAD-E, U471AA-E, and E892ABW for Lorex.
The majority of Eufy's alarms and sirens have a loudness level ranging from 90 to 105 decibels, which is useful for attracting attention in case of an emergency.
As for Lorex, the W881AAD-E has a 110-decibel siren alarm, which is one of the two models that has an integrated siren alarm among the 29 models included in this research.
Audio and Alarm Interface
Almost all of the Eufy and Lorex models in this research do not offer an external audio interface, which means the devices rely on built-in microphones and speakers for audio recording and playback.
The exception is the Lorex E881AP-W model, which features both an alarm interface and an audio interface.
Speaking of alarm interface, all models of Eufy and Lorex included in this research do not have an alarm interface, meaning these cameras are standalone and would not communicate with an existing security system.
Video Streams and Frame Rates
In examining the video features of Eufy and Lorex, I focused on recording capabilities, video quality, video coding format, WDR functionality, and other unique features of both brands.
While Eufy offers Privacy Masking in their models, Lorex offers more video features that improve the overall video quality of their cameras like higher maximum frames per second, wide dynamic range, and digital noise reduction.
Continuous Recording vs Motion-Activated Recording
In terms of continuous recording, both brands offer models with this feature, however not all cameras have this functionality.
For example, the Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24, Solo IndoorCam P24 T8410X, and the Solo OutdoorCam C24 support continuous recording. Similarly, a large number of the Lorex camera models, like the F461AQD-E and V261LCD-E, support continuous recording as well.
Eufy tends to focus on providing features like motion-activated recording in their battery-powered models. Only a few Lorex models offer motion-activated recording as Lorex cameras tend to have wired power so can support 24/7 continuous recording.
Motion-activated recording is helpful for conserving storage space and power as the camera only records when it detects movement. It’s very common in battery-powered cameras.
The maximum supported frame rate (measured in frames per second, or FPS) affects the smoothness of the footage. Higher FPS generally results in smoother video.
Our research shows that some Lorex models can record at up to 30 FPS like the LNZ81P25 and LNz44P4BW, while Eufy models generally have lower maximum FPS rates.
Video Coding Format
Using efficient codecs helps save storage and bandwidth without sacrificing video quality. Many Eufy and Lorex models support the H.265 and H.264 video compression formats, which are best known for their high compression efficiency.
For example, the Eufy eufyCam 2, eufyCam 2 Pro, IndoorCam C24, and IndoorCam P24 T8410X utilize H.265 and H.264 codecs. Many Lorex models also support these codecs, such as the E892ABW, E841CA-E, LNB9242B-W, and LNE9292B.
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)
WDR is another essential video feature that allows cameras to handle challenging lighting conditions such as harsh shadows or bright backlights.
From the research, it seems that several Eufy models like the Video Doorbell 2K (Battery) and Solo IndoorCam C24 come with digital WDR/HDR. A significant portion of Lorex models appears to support digital WDR/HDR, such as the LBV2531W, LNZ81P25, and E841CD-E.
Privacy Masking vs Digital Noise Reduction
While some Eufy cameras like the S100 offer privacy masking, Lorex models like the U222AA and W461ASC-E provide additional features such as 3D Digital Noise Reduction (DNR) and gain control which is useful for enhancing video quality in various situations.
Low Light and Full Night Vision
Here, I took into consideration the night vision capabilities of both brands focusing on types of night vision, spotlight features, infrared distance, minimum illumination, and active deterrence tech.
While most Eufy cameras come with built-in spotlights, Lorex cameras have better night vision capabilities in extended ranges and low-light environments.
Types of Night Vision
Eufy cameras feature both Infrared and full color night vision (via a spotlight), with a few offering only infrared night vision. On the other hand, Lorex cameras provide different combinations of night vision, including infrared, full color (via a low light sensor), and full color (via spotlight).
Many Eufy cameras come with built-in spotlights, with some models specifying spotlight distances of 10 to 25 feet, and lumens ranging from 300 to 1200 like the Floodlight Cam 2, and SoloCam S40.
In comparison, Lorex provides spotlights in some cameras with varying spotlight distances and lumens like the W452ASDB-E and V261LCD-E which has up to 4000 Lumens.
When it comes to Infrared Distance in Total Darkness, a higher number indicates better performance.
Eufy cameras typically reach up to 25 to 32.8 feet, while Lorex cameras offer a broader range, going up to 50, 90, 98, and even as high as 300 feet for some models. This can be a defining feature for those requiring more extended range night vision capabilities.
Minimum illumination for color is a measure of how much ambient light is needed for the camera to produce a color image. Lower numbers indicate better performance in low-light conditions. Some Lorex models mention this specification, with values as low as 0.005. This information is not available for Eufy cameras in our research.
Active deterrence technology
This feature helps deter potential intruders by emitting a loud sound or flashing light when motion is detected. A few Lorex cameras like E893DD-E come with this feature, while Eufy cameras do not.
Camera Lens Specs
Here, I've looked at various factors such as field of view, lens type, and resolution of camera models included in the research.
Lorex cameras tend to have higher resolution, a variety of lenses to choose from depending on your preference, and larger sensor sizes that can capture detailed images.
Field of View
Both Eufy and Lorex offer cameras with a wide range of viewing angles. Most Eufy cameras feature a field of view (horizontal) between 105° and 160°, while Lorex cameras have a range of 90° to 140°.
Field of view is essential for determining how much area the camera can cover, and those with a broader range capture more space and provide better surveillance coverage. Therefore, Eufy cameras tend to cover a larger area compared to Lorex cameras.
When it comes to resolution, Eufy cameras mainly offer 2K and 3MP resolutions, providing clear and sharp images suitable for most home security needs.
Lorex, on the other hand, offers higher-resolution cameras, including 4MP, 4K, and 8MP options. These ultra-high-definition cameras can capture finer details, making them ideal for more comprehensive surveillance, especially in commercial spaces.
Types of Lenses
Both Eufy and Lorex offer cameras with fixed-focus lenses, but Lorex also provides options with motorized and manual varifocal lenses, allowing users to adjust the focal length for customization of the viewing area. Motorized lenses can be particularly beneficial when remote adjustments are necessary.
Image Sensor Size
The image sensor size is another aspect to consider. Larger image sensors can typically capture better quality images, especially in low-light conditions.
Both Eufy and Lorex cameras generally feature image sensor sizes between 1/2.7″ to 1/2.8″. However, some high-end Lorex cameras (such as the LNZ81P25 and E881AP-W) offer a bigger 1/1.8″ sensor for even better image quality.
Optical Zoom and PT Features
Here, I checked Eufy and Lorex camera’s pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities, and the specific camera models that have these features.
There are many Lorex camera models that have PTZ features, unlike Eufy which tends to have fixed lenses.
A major consideration when choosing a security camera is its PTZ (pan, tilt, and zoom) capabilities, which allow for better coverage and more flexible viewing options.
In this regard, Lorex offers more advanced PTZ features compared to Eufy. For instance, Lorex's LNZ44P12B model comes with a 360-degree pan, 90-degree tilt, and 12x optical zoom. On the other hand, Eufy's top PTZ model, the Solo IndoorCam P24 T8410X, offers a 360-degree pan and a 96-degree tilt, but it does not have an optical zoom feature.
Optical and Digital Zoom
When it comes to optical zoom, Lorex clearly has the edge, with several models offering this feature, such as the LNE9292B and E881AP-W which offer 4x and 25x optical zoom, respectively. Eufy, however, does not seem to provide any cameras with optical zoom capabilities in the researched data.
Regarding digital zoom, Eufy has more models featuring this option, such as Solo IndoorCam C24 with an 8x digital zoom and EufyCam 2 Pro, also offering 8x digital zoom. Lorex does have models with digital zooms, like the B451AJD-E with 8x digital zoom, but their range seems to be limited compared to Eufy.
Camera Choices with PTZ Features
In terms of camera models with both pan and tilt features, Lorex once again comes out ahead. The brand has several models like the LNZ81P25 and E881AP-W, which offer a 360-degree pan and a 90-degree tilt. Eufy has fewer models with pan and tilt capabilities, such as the Solo IndoorCam P24 T8410X and the Floodlight Cam 2 Pro, with the latter offering a 130-degree tilt.
When examining the device features of both brands, I took a close look at the cameras’ dimensions and weight, build quality, weather resistance, operating temperature, and maximum operating humidity levels.
Lorex cameras are generally built for heavy-duty use with materials such as metal, polycarbonate, and aluminum alloy. They can also withstand varying and extreme temperatures and humidity. In comparison, Eufy mostly uses plastic materials in its camera build.
Dimensions and Weight
Eufy cameras tend to be smaller in size, whereas Lorex cameras are larger and more suitable for outdoor coverage.
Weight should also be taken into account, especially for wall-mounted cameras. In general, the Eufy cameras are lighter than their Lorex counterparts. For instance, Eufy's eufyCam 2C Pro weighs 196 grams, compared to Lorex's E896AB, weighing 520 grams.
Materials utilized in manufacturing cameras are crucial in determining their durability. Eufy mostly uses plastic materials, while Lorex has a wider selection of materials, including metal, aluminum alloy, polycarbonate, and heavy-duty metal.
Both brands have weatherproof cameras. For Eufy, most cameras have IP65 and IP67 ratings, while Lorex cameras have ratings such as IP65, IP66, and IP67. Higher ratings like IP67 indicate better protection against severe weather conditions.
This shows how well a camera can function in extreme temperatures. Eufy cameras generally have a range of -4 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit, while Lorex cameras can withstand more extensive temperature ranges, such as -22 to 140 degrees or even -40 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit, making them suitable for varying climates.
Maximum Operating Humidity Levels
Lastly, the maximum operating humidity level affects the cameras' performance in humid environments. Eufy's cameras have a humidity threshold of generally around 90%. Lorex cameras range between 90% and 98% maximum operating humidity, suggesting higher adaptability to damp environments.
How I Tested
Below are the model numbers I analyzed during my research.
Solo IndoorCam C24
Solo IndoorCam P24
Floodlight Cam 2 Pro
Floodlight Cam 2
Video Doorbell 2K (Battery)
S40eufyCam 2C Pro
eufyCam 2 Pro
Solo OutdoorCam C24
Solo OutdoorCam C22
Video Doorbell 2K (Wired)