Keeping your family and your possessions safe requires a proactive approach, and one way to protect what you care about is with a security camera system. Lorex Technology is well known for their security camera solutions, and their two newest products will change the way you approach home protection. Let’s take a look at the Nocturnal and Diurnal security systems to see which one is right for you.


The Nocturnal security camera system is for those who want a high-quality, top-of-the-line solution. This are wired cameras, but the extra effort will be worth it. One of the benefits of having a wired solution enables you to have 24/7 monitoring, surveillance and recording without worrying about a limited battery life. What makes these cameras special is the 4K ultra high definition resolution. You will find clear, crisp picture quality, and in the event of an incident, anyone involved will be more easily identifiable. This is powered using Ethernet technology, and even when the security camera is zoomed in, the picture quality will be good enough to make our clear details. The latest Nocturnal cameras can even record at a real-time 30fps rate for exceptionally smooth on-screen movement.

Even at night, you will be able to sleep soundly, as the Nocturnal system is available with both color and infrared night vision. To get color in the darker hours you will require some outdoor lighting, because in pitch darkness the picture will be converted to black and white. Some models include built-in microphones and cordless audio, and Lorex will give you control in real time with the use of their mobile app. Cheaper security cameras may struggle with extreme temperatures, but you can rest assured the Nocturnal systems are weatherproof and will withstand the elements.


Like the Nocturnal, the Diurnal security system is premium quality and made to last. The major difference between the two is that with the Diurnals, you will be getting a wire-free solution which you can easily install yourself. With up to 600 feet of wireless coverage, this only starts recording as moving heat is detected. Due to their battery-powered nature, these are best suited to low-traffic areas. The video is 1080p with clear-color and black-and-white, infrared night vision, which is invisible to any intruder. Again, this is a waterproof product and will withstand both hot or cold weather. While the Nocturnal will offer you 30fps, the Diurnals is slightly slower at 15fps. Two-way audio and all recordings are stored locally on an upgradeable hard drive, and Lorex’s mobile app allows you to view both live and recorded video wherever you are.

Making the Choice

The decision between wired or wireless will depend on the level of traffic and how much power and performance is required. A wired system is worth the investment if you plan on staying in your residence long term, while a wireless system is better suited to renters. Both of these solutions from Lorex are designed to stand the test of time, and regardless of your final selection, you will have peace of mind that your home security will be there when you need it.