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Top 3 Tips on Selecting Optical Lens for Smart Home

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Top 3 Tips on Selecting Optical Lens for Smart Home

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  • Categories:Media News
  • Origin:YTOT
  • Time of issue:2022-10-17 15:42
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With the increase in smart house use and the maintenance of a home, there is a great need for high-quality lenses that can be used as security equipment. The smart home lens provides reliable protection from intruders and can also prevent an accident when you are not there.

There are different types of lenses in the market today, but how do you know which one is right for your needs? Well, there's a lot of information out there about choosing the best optical lens for a smart home, but we've distilled it down into three simple tips that anyone can use!

The Main Type of Smart Home Lenses: Fixed Focal Lens

Fixed focal lenses are the most common type of smart home lens. They have a fixed focal length, which means that they have a constant focal length no matter what. This type of lens is great for applications like security cameras, where you can't adjust the focus on the lens, but this isn't usually a problem because you almost never need to.

Fixed focal lenses provide good optical clarity and reduce glare to ensure that you get a high-quality video of large subjects, like people. The depth of field is also quite large with a fixed focal lens, so you won't be able to get as much detail in the background of a video as you would with other types of lenses.

Another advantage of this type of lens is that it's often cheaper than other types of smart home lenses, so you don't have to spend a lot.


3 Main Considerations When Choosing the Best Optical Lens

When it comes to selecting the best optical lens for your smart home, you have lots of factors to consider, including focal length and field of view, aperture size, and resolution. Let's take a closer look at each one so you can get the most out of your purchase.

  1. Focal Length & Field of View

The first thing you need to consider when selecting the right lens for a smart home lens is the focal length and field of view. In this case, it's measured in millimeters (mm), and the ideal range of optical lenses for a smart home security camera is 2.8mm or 4mm.

A smaller focal length will give you a smaller Dof, but it will have a wider field of view; it's good for capturing everything in front with a wide shot. A bigger focal length will give you a larger Dof, but it will have a narrower field of view; it's ideal for capturing objects that are far away and seeing them clearly. 

A wide-angle lens is more suitable for indoor use, as they give you a clear view of the entire room, entrances, or exits of your property without having to move around. On the other hand, narrow-angle lenses are better for outdoor use, such as in parking lots and back yards, as they capture long-distance objects.

  1. Aperture

The aperture is the size of the opening that lets light into the smart home lens; it's measured in f-stops, which are a ratio of focal length to the effective diameter of the lens. A low f-stop number means that the aperture is wide open, letting in more light. A higher f-stop number means that it's closed down and only lets a small amount of light through.

Aperture also affects the depth of field. The higher the number, the more depth of field you'll have (meaning only one focal point will be sharp). The smaller the number, the smaller your depth of field will be. A small f-stops number is ideal for a home security camera lens.

  1. Resolution

The resolution of the lens is another important factor when choosing the best smart home lens. It is measured in megapixels (MP), which refers to the number of pixels that can be displayed at a given size. For example, a lens with 5MP will produce 5 million pixels. A high-resolution lens can help you capture more detail and produce sharper video with less distortion. When evaluating the resolution of an optical lens, make sure it has at least 2 MP or higher.


Super Starlight Series from YTOT

If you're looking for a smart home lens, the Super Starlight Series from YTOT is an excellent choice. The lenses offer commonly used focal length and format, so you can capture all the action in your home.

This series of the lens can be used to shoot video in high resolution with a large aperture and low light conditions. These high-quality 4K lenses are very strong in terms of durability and lifespan. Also, the design of these lenses is very easy to install and operate.

The super starlight lens can be used for security cameras, but they're also great for other applications like smart home cameras, baby monitors, and more.


As a professional smart home lens supplier, YTOT has many years of experience in the optical lens business. In addition to our professional team, we also have a professional R&D team and production team to ensure that our products meet your needs. Our main focus is on providing high-quality products with good performance at reasonable prices—every customer can enjoy their smart home experience!


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