What is a fixed lens?

As the name implies, a fixed lens is set to one view angle. Fixed lens are known for its cheaper prices and its high quality picture/audio, despite its limitations. Its wide angle can eliminate dead zones in smaller areas.

Varifocal lens view of a train station with an escelator
 

What is a varifocal lens?

Varifocal lens has a manual zoom option, giving you options to find which angle is right for your situation without the losing out on details. They can be reused for different places and situations.

Motorized lens image of a coffee shop with a focus on the menu
 

What is a motorized lens?

Motorized lens allows you to remotely adjust your camera on your phone or NVR. With optical zoom, you’ll never lose detail when zooming in or out. No need of handling the lens, so no more opening up the camera to adjust it.


 

which camera is right for you?

Image of a fixed lens camera

Fixed Lens Camera

 

 

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Image of a varifocal lens camera

Varifocal Lens Camera

 

 

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Image of a motorized lens camera

Motorized lens Camera

 

 

Note: Cameras shown above are examples and not complete representations of all available cameras. Please browse through the product page for more options.

 

Fixed Lens

Pros Cons
Cheaper cameras Higher installation costs
Digital zoom without cropping video Detail losses after a certain distance
HD quality rivals some varifocals Limited detail after n amount of zooms
Little to no setup time No flexibility for FOV
Great for smaller areas Less effective in large areas

Varifocal Lens

Pros Cons
Lower installation cost Expensive cameras
Optical zoom adjustment (manual) Testing and adjusting zooms manually
Greater flexibility/adaptibility Longer setup time
Great for focusing on one area More cameras to eliminate dead zones

Motorized Lens

Pros Cons
Lower installation cost overall Expensive cameras
Optical zoom adjustment (motorized) Larger dead zones
Greater flexibility/adaptibility More time setting up
Great for focusing on one area More cameras to eliminate dead zones


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Motorized Lens Security Cameras

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