Flir FX WiFi Home Monitoring Camera FXV101-H (2022)

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Not only does the FlirFX ($199.99 list) surveillance camera let you monitor activity in your home, it also helps you keep tabs on humidity and temperature levels, and with the right add-on, can even be pressed into service as a dash cam. The camera records video in 1080p, can run on battery power for up to four hours, and comes with a microSD card for local storage. You also get free cloud storage, though you'll have to pay for a subscription plan if you want to save more than two days' worth of video. Unfortunately, the Flir FXsuffers from false motion alerts, and despite its versatility, it doesn't work with third-party devices like our Editors' Choice, the Icontrol Networks Piper nvSee it at Amazon UK.

Design and Features
The FlirFX£270 at Amazon UK has a 4-megapixel CMOS image sensor with a maximum resolution of 1,920-by-1,080 pixels and a 160-degree field of view. It is housed in a black-and-silver plastic enclosure that measures 2.3 by 2.0 by 1.2 inches (HWD) and comes with a stand that lets you pivot the camera and fold it flush (dimensions with the stand are 4.7 by 2.3 by 2.7 inches). A wall mounting bracket is included in the box, along with a 10-foot USB cable, a USB power adapter, and a Quick Start Guide.

The camera uses 6 IR LEDs that provide night vision with a range of 20 feet. Both the camera and the stand have internal rechargeable batteries that supply unplugged power for up to two hours each, for a total of four hours. The camera contains 802.11n (2.4GHz) circuitry, a microSD card slot, a Recording button, a mini USB port, a power switch, and a Secure Wi-Fi button. It has two small LED indicators that tell you if the camera is in Direct or Cloud mode. The stand also has a mini USB port for charging.

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The Flir FX comes with an 8GB microSD card for storing recorded video locally. You also get free cloud storage that holds your video for two days, and lets you store three RapidRecap clips with a maximum recap of six hours. (RapidRecap is a cool feature that lets you create a timelapse video of captured events with up to 12 hours of content depending on your subscription level.) For $9.99/month or $99.99/year you get seven days of storage with unlimited RapidRecap with an eight-hour capture limit. The $19.99/month or $199.99/year plan gets you 30 days of storage with unlimited RapidRecap with a 12-hour capture limit.

You can purchase the camera by itself ($199.99) or bundled with an outdoor enclosure ($249.99) that meets IP66 weatherproof standards and extends the camera's night vision range to 65 feet. The enclosure can be purchased separately ($79.99), as can a dashboard mount ($49.99) that turns the camera into a dash cam, complete with an accelerometer that senses motion and will record a permanent video when it registers a 1.7g impact.

The FlirFX works with iOS and Andriod devices, but it does not currently offer Web-based control. The main page of the app shows your camera list with thumbnails for each device. Tapping a thumbnail opens that camera's page, which displays a live view with the current temperature and humidity readings, the battery status, the microphone status, and Actions and Recording buttons. Turning the device to landscape mode gives you a full-screen image that you can zoom up to 5X using pinch gestures.

The Recording button launches a menu that lets you enable recording for motion and sound events. It also has a Record Now button for capturing real-time video.

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The Actions button opens a menu with RapidRecap, Intercom, Snapshot, and Settings buttons. For RapidRecap, simply choose a date that you want to recap and use the slider to select the time range. It took less than a minute to create an eight-hour recap. The Intercom button activates the microphone for two-way communications, and the Snapshot button takes a still image of the live feed.

The Settings menu is where you go to change Wi-Fi settings and choose between FlirCloud and Direct Viewing modes. FlirCloud mode connects the camera to your home Wi-Fi network so you can view live and recorded video from anywhere, while Direct mode uses the cameras built-in access point to create a Wi-Fi hotspot that lets you connect your mobile device directly to the camera. Other settings include sensitivity sliders for the temperature, humidity, motion, and audio sensors, an Automatic Night Vision switch, an Image Flip switch, and a switch that toggles between SD and HD video quality.

Tapping the orange arrow in the upper right corner of the main screen takes you to the View Recordings page, where you can see a list of manually recorded videos, snapshots, motion-triggered recordings, and RapidRecap recordings. You can download any clip and share it using the email, text message, or Facebook buttons. The Edit button lets you delete any clip.

Installation and Performance
Installation was easy. I plugged the camera in and waited around 30 minutes for it to charge per the written instructions. Next, I downloaded the app and created an account using my email address and a password. I selected Add A Camera and used the QR code scanner to scan the code on the Flir'sbase. The app instructed me to connect to the camera's Wi-Fi SSID, then return to the app to select my wireless router. I entered my Wi-Fi password and was connected to the camera within 20 seconds.

The FlirFX provided sharp 1080p streaming and recorded video in my tests. During the daytime the camera delivered rich, vibrant colors. Black-and-white night video was clean, with good image detail, but not as well-lit as what you get with the Nest Cam£104.99 at Amazon UK. The humidity and temperature sensors were accurate, and notifications were prompt but the motion sensor triggered quite a few false alerts, even with the sensitivity pushed to the lowest setting. Two-way audio communications were loud and intelligible.

One of my favorite features on this camera, RapidRecap, worked flawlessly, and made it easy to review several hours of footage in a hurry. The accompanying timestamps for each recorded activity in the sequence are a nice touch.

Conclusions
If you're looking for a versatile home surveillance camera, consider the FlirFX. You can use it as a dash cam or an outdoor security camera if you purchase the necessary add-on options.It delivers sharp live and recorded video in full HD and will keep you informed of your home's temperature and humidity levels. And like any surveillance cam worth its salt, it records video when it detects sound and motion. But the Flir FX tends to trigger false alerts every so often, which can be frustrating. Its cloud storage plans are pricey, and doesn't integrate with other home automation devices like the Piper nv and the Nest Cam do. For its excellent image detail and its ability to double as a hub for for Z-Wave device, the Piper nv remains our Editors' Choice.

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The Flir FX is housed in a black-and-silver plastic enclosure that measures 2.3 by 2.0 by 1.2 inches (HWD) and comes with a stand that lets you pivot the camera and fold it flush (dimensions with the stand are 4.7 by 2.3 by 2.7 inches).

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Recordings

Tapping the orange arrow in the upper right corner of the main screen takes you to the View Recordings page where you can see a list of manually recorded videos, snapshots, motion triggered recordings, and RapidRecap recordings.

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The Actions button opens a menu with RapidRecap, Intercom, Snapshot, and Settings buttons.

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Quality

The FLIR FX provided sharp 1080p streaming and recorded video in my tests.

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Settings include sensitivity sliders for the temperature, humidity, motion, and audio sensors, an Automatic Night Vision switch, an Image Flip switch, and a switch that toggles between SD and HD video quality.

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FAQs

How do I connect my FLIR FX to WiFi? ›

To connect the camera to a new WiFi network:
  1. Press the WiFi button ( ) on the camera for 1 second. ...
  2. Access your smartphone / tablet settings. ...
  3. Launch the FLIR FX app and access the camera Live View.
  4. Tap the Settings icon ( ...
  5. Tap WiFi Network (smartphones) or Camera Connection > WiFi Network (tablets).
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What app do I use for FLIR FX? ›

To ensure you can access all these improvements and more, make sure to download the FLIR FX 2.0 app for iOS or Android. Also, be sure to upgrade your firmware to version 1267. For the web app, no download is required. It's supported for all major web browsers, including Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge and more.

What is FLIR FX? ›

FLIR FX is a versatile wireless HD camera that allows you to see the day in a minute and keep an eye on the things you care about – anytime, any place.

How do I set up my FLIR camera? ›

How can I connect my FLIR Ethernet camera to FLIR Tools?
  1. Open Programs and Features in the Windows Control Panel.
  2. Select FLIR Tools from the list.
  3. Click the Change button.
  4. Click the Options button and click "Network Camera Support". Then continue with the installation.

How do I connect my wireless camera to my phone? ›

Open your smartphone's WiFi settings. Select your camera's network from the list. Confirm that you want to connect to your smartphone. If prompted, enter the encryption key or network password that appears on your camera's screen.

How do I connect my camera to my phone? ›

How to Connect + Control your Camera with your Phone - YouTube

Is there a FLIR app for iPhone? ›

Turn your iPhone® into a professional thermal camera for troubleshooting and inspection, using this app with a FLIR ONE® Thermal Camera attachment.

What is infrared camera used for? ›

This type of heat radition is known as infrared radiation. An object will emmit more IR radiation the hotter it's temperature rises. Infrared thermography cameras allow us to use our eyes to measure the temperature of an object instead of having to risk contact with something potentially dangerous.

How do I use the FLIR app? ›

Quick Look: Introducing the New FLIR ONE Application for iOS - YouTube

How do I connect my Lorex FLIR to my Iphone? ›

Getting Started with Lorex FLIR Secure Tutorial - YouTube

Is Lorex FLIR? ›

FLIR initially acquired Lorex in late 2012 for CAD$59 million as part of an effort to bring thermal imaging technology to a broader customer base.

How do I get pictures off my FLIR camera? ›

FLIR Tools can be used to import images from any mass storage camera. You can also copy and paste the images from the camera drive to a folder on your PC. The drivers will map the camera to a drive letter, usually Z:\, so you can copy and paste the images to a folder on your PC.

What is the default password for FLIR cameras? ›

Enter the client user name (default: admin) and password (default: admin) and click Login. Install FLIR Cloud™ Client from the CD or from www.flir.com/security/support on a PC or Mac in the same LAN as the IP camera.

What is the default IP address for FLIR cameras? ›

The camera comes configured from the factory with a default IP address (192.168. 250.116), the login passwords (user, expert, fliradmin), and all of the other configuration parameters (stored in a file called server. ini).

Can WiFi camera work without internet? ›

The answer is yes, wireless cameras can work without the internet, but you won't be able to access all of their features. Of course, whether or not the camera will work without the internet depends on the type of camera, how it was set up, and how it stores video.

Do security cameras need internet? ›

Yes, you can set up cameras without the internet. Many cameras are local only, recording onto local storage like a micro-SD card or hard drive.

How far will a wireless camera transmit? ›

Don't place a wireless camera too far away from the main hub or wireless router. If there's a direct line of sight, a wireless camera's range may reach up to 500 feet or more. Within a house, the range is usually lower—around 150 feet—though not always.

How do I connect my camera to my Android phone? ›

How to Connect Bluetooth® for Android™ - YouTube

How do I connect my camera to my wireless router? ›

How to use Wireless Security Cameras with a WiFi Router
  1. Step 1: Determine the WiFi strength of your wireless network. ...
  2. Step 2: Power and Configure the Wireless Security Camera for your Network. ...
  3. Step 3: Access the IP Camera's Web Interface. ...
  4. Step 4: Configuring the WiFi Address. ...
  5. Step 5: Connect to Your Wireless Router.
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Can I turn my iPhone into a thermal imaging camera? ›

Overview. The FLIR ONE for iOS Thermal Imaging Camera, in combination with its free app, transforms your iPhone or iPad into a powerful thermal imager.

Is there a free thermal camera app? ›

1. Thermal Camera HD Effect. Thermal Camera HD Effect adds to the camera view a thermal device image real-time simulation. This free application for Android is perfect to make jokes with your friends and relatives!

How do I turn my iPhone into an infrared camera? ›

How to turn your iPhone into a Thermal Camera! | iJustine - YouTube

Can infrared see through walls? ›

No, it can detect heat from the wall near the surface that there is an issue, but not what is behind the wall. However, if there is something that is causing a difference in temperature in the wall, it will pick it up.

Can infrared see through clothes? ›

As Wired say: "But one odd side effect of infrared photography is that, in some cases, it can see right through clothing. Not always, and the clothes have to be pretty thin in the first place." The issue being that nowadays, the majority of high street clothes are indeed incredibly thin.

What camera can see through walls? ›

The latest version of a 'sense through the wall' camera, developed by Israeli company Camero, can detect any object, wire, or even shallow breathing of a human, from a distance of over 50-meters (164 feet).

How do I connect my FLIR camera to my phone? ›

How to Wirelessly Connect Your FLIR Camera To An Android Phone

Can I use my phone as a thermal camera? ›

This accessory turns your phone into a thermal camera - YouTube

Does your phone take infrared pictures of you? ›

The short answer is YES, your iPhone takes invisible photos of you all the time. The device takes an infrared image of your face every five seconds while it is turned on. The pictures taken are used for your Face ID to unlock your smartphone device automatically.

How do I reset my FLIR FX camera? ›

To reset your FLIR FX camera:
  1. Press and hold the REC button ( ) and the WiFi button ( ) on the camera at the same time.
  2. Release when you hear three beeps.
  3. The message Your camera has been reset will display in the FLIR FX app.
  4. Create a name and password, and select your WiFi network again.
18 May 2018

How do I find the IP address of my FLIR camera? ›

In the windows command prompt, type in the command arp -a . This will list all IP addresses on the local subnet. You can also use a tool like FLIR IP Config to find your camera. This only works with certain camera models but it is easy to use.

What is the default IP address for FLIR cameras? ›

The camera comes configured from the factory with a default IP address (192.168. 250.116), the login passwords (user, expert, fliradmin), and all of the other configuration parameters (stored in a file called server. ini).

What is the default password for FLIR cameras? ›

Enter the client user name (default: admin) and password (default: admin) and click Login. Install FLIR Cloud™ Client from the CD or from www.flir.com/security/support on a PC or Mac in the same LAN as the IP camera.

Why is my FLIR camera not working? ›

If the camera still does not power on, a critically low battery charge, or a microSD card error may be causing the issue. To troubleshoot low battery or microSD card errors creating power lock: Remove camera from the base if attached. If a microSD card is inserted, remove the microSD card from the camera.

Can you reset Lorex cameras remotely? ›

The FLIR FX camera can be restarted remotely by the owner account using the FLIR FX app to access the camera settings. Guest accounts do not have access to the camera settings, and will not be able to restart the camera.

Why are my Lorex cameras offline? ›

If a connected camera is showing as Offline on your NVR, it could be related to an issue with the internal settings of your NVR or a cable connection problem. If the offline camera is connected directly to the back of your NVR, check the port connections.

How do I use IP config on FLIR? ›

How to use FLIR IPConfig
  1. VERIFY your computers IP Address by looking for the IPV4.
  2. Open FLIR IPconfig by typing "FLIR IPconfig" into the Windows start menu and clicking the app.
  3. Select the camera you'd like to change, then Click the settings icon in the top left corner.
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How do I reset my FLIR NVR password? ›

To modify your DVR / NVR password:
  1. Launch the FLIR Cloud app on your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Tap the Menu button ( ...
  3. Tap your DVR / NVR listed on the Device Manager menu, and then tap Settings.
  4. Tap Modify password.
  5. Enter and confirm a new 6-character password for your DVR / NVR, and then tap the Save icon (
18 May 2018

Can Ping camera but Cannot browse? ›

Know the password: If you can ping the camera, but cannot connect to it with the VMS, web browser or discovery tool, it might be because of an incorrect login or password. IPVM maintains a list of camera manufacturer's default passwords that might help.

What happened to FLIR cloud app? ›

As a user of the FLIR Cloud app, we will be moving you over to an updated app called Lorex Cloud to ensure improved connectivity and reliability with your LHV or LNR Series Lorex device.

How do I find my password for my WIFI camera? ›

By default, the IP Camera's administrator password is admin. And you can change the password on User Management page. If you forget the password, the only way is to reset the IP Camera to factory default setting via hardware reset button.

How do I reset my IP camera password? ›

Changing Passwords on IP Cameras
  1. Log into the camera using Internet Explorer or Firefox web browsers with the current administrator password. ...
  2. After logging into the camera, go to the Configuration tab. ...
  3. Choose the desired user and click on the Modify button. ...
  4. Enter the new password.

What is the default username and password for all IP cameras? ›

By default, when the IP camera powers on, it attempts to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server in your network. If the camera cannot obtain an IP address through DCHP within 90 seconds, it uses a default IP address of 192.168. 0.100. The default login credentials (Username/Password) are admin/admin.

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