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Arecont Vision Overview

Arecont Vision is a megapixel camera specialist, with an extremely poor reputation, having topped integrator surveys for Worst IP Camera 2011, Worst IP Camera 2014 and Worst Manufacturer Support. Their most standout product offering is their multi-imager SurroundVideo series, including the Omni. In 2014, Arecont raised $80 million in debt to cash out their executives and shareholders.



Arecont Vision Company Coverage

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Ballot Stuffing The Most Idiotic Industry Person on Aug 26, 2015
"... Even sadder, I found out about this from Arecont who is actually promoting this: We know that Scott Schafer is a major influence in our..."
Mobotix P25 Camera Tested on Aug 04, 2015
"... We bought a Mobotix P25, shown below: We tested it against 5MP cameras from Arecont and Bosch as well as other leading brands. Here is a low light preview: Key Findings Key..."
Ant/Bug Infestation In An Arecont 8365 on Aug 02, 2015
"Hey All, Client has a Arecont 8365 Surround Dome on the corner of his dealership. Today, he got a big infestation of ants..."
Arecont Pulls End User Marketing Claims on Jul 28, 2015
"... Arecont struggles to understand this. In their trainwreck SIA 'article', not only did they confuse..."
Arecont Accurately Predicts Its Own Fall on Jul 24, 2015
"... Three years ago, Arecont introduced the idiotic Pixels Per Dollar metric. On the one hand, it is clearly reductionistic,..."
Smart CODEC Guide on Jul 21, 2015
"...implementations including: Axis Zipstream Tested Vivotek Smart Stream Tested Panasonic VIQS (no report) Arecont Bandwidth Savings Mode Tested (thought not really that 'smart') From that, a few lessons..."
ACTi 10MP IR Camera Tested on Jul 20, 2015
"...megapixel (10MP and 4K) and a leading 3MP integrated IR camera to find out, including: Dahua HFW4800 4K Arecont AV10115AI 10MP Hikvision DS-2CD4132FWD-I 3MP We tested it in full light and low light with..."
Can You Take Out A Vandal Dome With One Swing? on Jul 14, 2015
"...'s Arecont field replacement procedures. Ironically, such a procedure might have beneficial effect on the..."
Pelco Criticizes Arecont's Multi-Imager on Jul 10, 2015
"Pelco is rolling out their new multi-imager line and they are taking aim at Arecont. In their new promotion, here is the comparison they offer: Two criticisms of Pelco..."
Looking For Information On Arecont on Jul 09, 2015
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Super Low Light HD Lens Tested on Jun 26, 2015
"...surrounded by 'normal' size megapixel surveillance lenses: We tested this lens on three cameras from Axis, Arecont, and Samsung, ranging from 720p to 5MP, to see what differences, if any, existed between this..."
Ranking The Lowest Cost True Minidomes on Jun 10, 2015
"... In this analysis, we examine 12 manufacturer products (from ACTi, Arecont, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, D-Link, FLIR, Hikvision, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Vivotek), breaking..."
Ex-Arecont Leaders Launch Super Resolution Startup on Jun 05, 2015
"... Co-Founders The CEO of the startup is Michael Korkin, who previously was Arecont's long-term VP of Engineering (who quit in 2014). The CSO is Nathan Wheeler, the Founder and..."
Cameras Will Not Stay Flipped: Another Very Arecont Problem on May 29, 2015
"...stuck IR cut filters, did you? Last week, an old colleague asked if we could recommend any contact at Arecont who could help them with a camera issue. They had multiple cameras in place, all older models,..."
Customer Is Asking For A 4-Way Camera, Not Arecont on May 28, 2015
"...Customer is asking for a hallway camera that will cover all 4 halls is a 4 way corridor - did not want the arecont 360 - needs 4 imagers does not like the single fisheye imager. Any Suggestions?"
Winners Losers Spring 2015 on May 18, 2015
"...themes (Consolidation, Commoditization and New Products), examining the fortunes of Axis, Avigilon, Arecont, Hikvision, Dahua, Samsung, Genetec, Milestone, Exacq, Pelco, Panasonic, Sony, Bosch, FLIR and..."
Anything But Arecont, Avigilon, Axis: A New Feature on May 15, 2015
"...it in action: Here are some example searches: 2MP+ varifocal IR dome with autofocus, excluding Arecont, Avigilon and Axis. 720p+ D/N bullets or boxes, excluding Dahua and Hikvision. ONVIF S..."
A Very Arecont Problem - Cut Filters Stuck on May 14, 2015
"Just this morning I told someone that Arecont quality had improved and they don't seem to have all the issues they used to, but two hours..."
Ranking The Lowest Cost Outdoor Cameras 2015 on May 14, 2015
"... In this new analysis, we examine 13 manufacturer products (ACTi, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, D-Link, FLIR, Hikvision, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Vivotek),..."
IP Camera Failure Rates on May 05, 2015
"...highest DoA rates and shortest lifespans, the most common pattern was using no-name Asian brands or Arecont. None of the bigger Western, Japanese nor Chinese manufacturers (Hikvision / Dahua) had..."
WDR Camera Shootout 2015 on May 04, 2015
"... We tested 10 of the latest generation multiple-exposure true WDR cameras, including: Arecont Vision AV3116DNv1 Avigilon 3.0W-H3-B2 Axis Q1615 Bosch NBN-932V Hikvision..."
Viakoo And Arecont - A Perfect Match? on Apr 27, 2015
"...and proactive management of IP video network infrastructure, is piloting a new program together with Arecont Vision®, the industry’s megapixel leader, to help improve network video surveillance..."
Worst ISC West Showing 2015 on Apr 20, 2015
"Here are the top 4 candidates: Arecont IDIS Milestone ONVIF Let's break down the cases for and against each organization's ISC..."
Avigilon HD Multi-sensor: First Varifocal Multi-Imager Cameras on Apr 15, 2015
"... Pricing Street pricing is projected to be similar to the Arecont Omni in the $1500 - $2000 range. Availability Shipping starts this month. Competitive..."
Axis Announces 33MP Multi-Imager Camera on Apr 15, 2015
"... The most direct competitor for the Axis Q3709 are the Arecont 20MP and 40MP 180 cameras. The Areconts use 4 imagers, the Axis 3, but both send out multiple..."
48MP Panoramic Camera (DW) on Apr 14, 2015
"...examine the features, pricing and positioning of this camera compared to other offerings, most notably Arecont. 48MP Overview The 48MP camera combines 4 of the new 4K / 12MP imagers in a single unit,..."
Testing Axis Zipstream on Apr 13, 2015
"...compare to the most efficient bandwidth cameras on the market and to other bandwidth savings modes (like Arecont and Vivotek)? How might it compare to H.265? What type of issues occurred with VMSes? Key..."
Digital Watchdogs 48MP Panoramic: The New MegaPixel King? on Apr 11, 2015
"... 48 MP (4x12) would make it the one of the highest resolution panoramics out there, eclipsing the Arecont (as well as the stillborn ACTi) 40 MP model. And reportedly available in May. And while the..."
Pelco Optera Multi-Imager Cameras on Apr 07, 2015
"... Instead of the Arecont approach of 4 separate imagers that users need to manually lay out side by side, Pelco will..."
Alternatives To Arecont For Outdoor 180 StreetView? on Apr 03, 2015
"We've used the AV8185DN for several years in this outdoor application. At that time it was about..."
Get Your Free Exacq Licenses on Mar 31, 2015
"...note, we look at the terms of this program and how it will impact the competitive positioning of Tyco, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Genetec and Milestone. The Program Tyco / Exacq is offering free Exacq..."
Axis Zipstream Claims Average 50% Savings on Mar 25, 2015
"...265 Zipstream vs Vivotek Smart Stream and Arecont Bandwidth Savings Mode Zipstream vs Ambarella Zipstream vs Dahua and Hikvision Zipstream..."
Fired: All But One Exacq Rep Firm Now Out on Mar 23, 2015
"..." To the contrary, most of the Exacq rep firms also represent Arecont, presenting a barrier to Tyco's goal to sell the whole solution including Illustra cameras...."
Milestone Hires Fired Exacq Rep Firm on Mar 20, 2015
"... Secondarily, since CVReps also reps Arecont, this increases the connection between Arecont and Milestone but without the discounts / free..."
Arecont Vision Declares: "We Don't Have A Partner Program" on Mar 17, 2015
"... Arecont Vision declares that they have no partner program. They believe they have a better approach but..."
CBR vs VBR vs MBR - Surveillance Streaming on Mar 11, 2015
"...Inside, we provide clear recommendations and explanations on mode choice and setup for cameras such as Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hikvision, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.Recommendation - Use..."
NMAPing IP Cameras on Mar 05, 2015
"... Then we run it on cameras from: Arecont Vision Avigilon Axis Bosch Dahua Hikvision The test shows which cameras allow the most..."
Would You Choose Exacq With Arecont, Genetec With Axis Or Video Insight... on Mar 04, 2015
"Any help would be appreciated, I have received quotes for 3 different systems. It's not a matter..."
The Exacq / Tyco Solution Is Here on Feb 16, 2015
"..., higher resolutions, advanced form factors) compared to Exacq's two most common partners, Axis and Arecont. Why Illustra and Exacq? On the technical side, Tyco / Exacq is pitching the tight integration..."
Default IP Camera Addresses - 14 Manufacturer Directory on Feb 13, 2015
"... In this post, we have compiled a list of 14 IP camera manufacturers (including ACTi, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Canon, Dahua, Geovision, Hikvision, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, and..."
Milestone Vs Arecont: Which Press Release Is Weirder? on Feb 05, 2015
"Compare: Milestone Systems Makes Newborn Rhino An Online Star Arecont Caught on Camera: Woman Forced Into Car Trunk At Gunpoint Milestone's excited a rhino got..."
Airship Hybrid DVR Integration on Jan 15, 2015
"... Our EV system has 4x 4ch analog encoders and 5x IP cameras (2x Arecont 20MP 360, 1x Arecont 20MP 180, 2x fixed IP). We are also about to add another 20MP 360.I am..."
Testing Scallop Panoramic Cameras on Dec 19, 2014
"For years, Arecont Vision's SurroundVideo line has been practically the only multi-imager option, but with their..."
Axis Large Imager HD Camera (Q1635) on Dec 16, 2014
"...features, the low light specifications and how it compares to other large imager cameras from Sony and Arecont. Q1635 Overview The Q1635 has a 1/2" imager compared to the 1/2.8" imager in the Q1615. The..."
Arecont Panamorph Dewarping With Exacq on Dec 14, 2014
"Hello all So the design was to use two Arecont AV5424DN-01 with Exacq. I am familiar with FE8174 from vivotek and how exacq dewarp that camera...."
Multi-Imager Tracking Added To IP Camera Finder on Dec 11, 2014
"... There are 24 total multi-imager cameras we are tracking from Arecont, Avigilon, Mobotix and Scallop. For example, a 2 imager camera would be the Mobotix D15..."
Major Moves - Security Manufacturers 2014 / 2015 on Dec 08, 2014
"... Arecont Arecont raised $80 million to cash out their executives and shareholders, good for them, bad..."
Milestone Terminates All US Manufacturer Reps on Dec 03, 2014
"... For example, if a rep firm has Arecont and Exacq or Sony and OnSSI, they would be more likely to steer customers to use, respectively,..."
Arecont Monster Raise - $80 Million on Dec 01, 2014
"In the biggest private surveillance industry fundraising event we have ever seen, Arecont Vision has raised $80 million. However, they have taken an extremely unconventional approach..."
Arecont UK: 30 Analog Replaced With 17 MP Cameras on Nov 25, 2014
"Recall this marketing gem: Now, Arecont's UK country manager has a much more modest recommendation: "For example, a large..."
Camera DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) Guide on Nov 20, 2014
"... Arecont Vision AV3116DNv1 Avigilon 1.0-H3-B1 Axis Q1615 Bosch NBN-733V Bosch NBN-932V Dahua..."
Short Box Camera Housing For Arecont 10MP Camera on Nov 19, 2014
"Anyone have recommendations for a short box camera housing for the Arecont AV10115 series cameras? Hoping for something no more than 10 inches in length or less. A..."
Testing Bandwidth vs Low Light on Nov 07, 2014
"... But how big? 100% more than day, 500% more, 1000% more? We tested 8 manufacturer's cameras - Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Samsung and Sony - to find out how each did, what was average,..."
Axis 4K Tested (P1428E) on Oct 29, 2014
"... We tested it against an Arecont 10 MP, Bosch 5MP, and Axis' own high end 1080p model to see how it performs in multiple scenes..."
Avigilon Canada Sales Director Goes To Arecont on Oct 27, 2014
"Avigilon's Regional Sales Director for the past 2 and a 1/2 years has gone to Arecont to run Canada sales for them. Avigilon's home Canadian territory does ~$17 million in revenue..."
Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing Ground on Oct 27, 2014
"... In alphabetical order, here are the companies most frequently cited: Analog Arecont Avigilon Axis Dahua Hikvision Panasonic Pelco Samsung Big Winner - Hikvision Hikvision..."
Testing Arecont Omni on Oct 20, 2014
"The Arecont SurroundVideo Omni is one of the most novel new camera offerings in the past few years. Like..."
Scallop Multi-Imager Camera Improvements on Sep 23, 2014
"... Despite this, given the rapid growth of panoramic fisheye cameras and the expansion of rival's Arecont lines to 12MP, 20MP and 40MP, Scallop is certainly not inexpensive. New Horizontal Form..."
Arecont MegaBall2 Panomorph Vs The Axis M3007 on Sep 04, 2014
"Any preferences between the Arecont MegaBall2 with panomorph and the Axis M3007?"
Solution To Focus Problem For Arecont Dome on Aug 28, 2014
"... I had a unique situation where I was installing (3) AV2456DN-S Arecont cameras and putting an 8mm lens on them. The picture was perfect UNTIL I put the cover on the..."
IP Camera Firmware Upgrade Directory on Aug 28, 2014
"...all Average upgrade time: ~10 minutes Batch upgrade: Yes, using ACTi IP Utility Arecont Arecont cameras may be upgraded either via the camera's web interface or their AV Loader..."
Worst Manufacturer Support 2014 on Jul 30, 2014
"...Long time / effort to speak with someone knowledgeable Inside, we look at how integrators selected.Arecont - Worst Given that Arecont 'won' worst IP camera in 2011 and 2014, this showing is not a..."
Failed Marketer Goes To Arecont on Jul 25, 2014
"This is a match made in mis-marketing heaven."
Importing Cameras From China To The US - What Fees / Tariffs? on Jul 09, 2014
"... Yes, I know both Axis and Arecont sell Evetar lenses but for the one we are particularly interested in (M125VM3312IRR7, which..."
Panoramic Camera Use Rising on Jun 18, 2014
"...at just 12 feet away from the camera with panoramics: See more in our Panoramic Camera Shootout Arecont Problems Arecont is, by far, the largest provider of multi-imager panoramics. Their main upside..."
Arecont Cameras Skipping / Freezing, Connected To IndigoVision on Jun 05, 2014
"We have existing 24 nos of Arecont cameras (Model#AV8365) and 16 nos of Arecont cameras (Model#AV1315) Now connected with..."
Falling Down: The 2014 Mid-Year Guide on Jun 02, 2014
"...Americas EVP Out Samsung Hires Former Axis Directors Sony Security GM Is Out Pelco Major Rep Shakeup Arecont Engineering Exec Exits / Replacement Appointed Finally, we conclude with in-depth analysis of..."
5MP Super Low Light Tested (Bosch) on May 27, 2014
"...find out how much this model narrows the performance gap, we put it up against a 5 MP competitor from Arecont Vision, and 1080p and 720p models from Axis, Bosch, and Samsung in four different scenes,..."
New Multi-Imager Panoramic Competitor to Arecont on May 19, 2014
"Arecont has held a near monopoly on multi-imager panoramics, an important niche within surveillance for..."
How Many Milestone Licenses Required For An Arecont Surround Video... on May 14, 2014
"Just got a call and going to meeting - 7 x AV8185dn required!!"
IP Camera Sample Shots Directory on May 05, 2014
"... Here are the specifics that varied across cameras: 10 MP: Arecont AV10115DN -- Firmware: 65225 5 MP: Arecont AV5115DN -- Firmware:..."
IP Camera Buyer's Guide 2014 on Apr 28, 2014
"...Manufacturer Profiles We conclude with profiles of 12 manufacturers, looking at the good and bad behind ACTi, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hikvision, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, and..."
Arecont Criticizes Big Box Surveillance Kits on Apr 08, 2014
"... Now, Arecont is joining the chorus of companies speaking out against big box retail offerings, with their..."
Worst and Best - ISC West 2014 on Apr 07, 2014
"...a clip covering the 'Global Expo' section: Inside, we have 20 manufacturer booth videos: ACTi Arecont Avigilon Axis Bosch Dahua FLIR Genetec Hikvision Milestone Mobotix OnSSI ONVIF Panas..."
Product / Tech Roundup ISC West 2014 on Apr 04, 2014
"...products only, no marketing or gimmicks and is a recap of information gathered from booth visits to: Arecont Bosch Genetec Hikvision OnSSI ONVIF Panasonic Schneider Electric This information will..."
52 New Products Directory ISC West 2014 on Mar 30, 2014
"... Here are new ones added Wednesday: Aptina 1 Inch 4K Imager Arecont Vision "Stellar" Low Light Cameras Exacq ELP Mid Level NVR Hikvision Integrated IR..."
720 Degree Camera - IC Realtime on Mar 25, 2014
"... The Arecont 360 4 imager Surround Video is also designed to be placed in a central area, providing panoramic..."
2014 Surveillance Test Results Guide Released on Mar 19, 2014
"...Minidome Testing Dahua Cameras Geovision UBX 1301 Mini IR Camera Hikvision IP Cameras Tested 2013 Arecont's WDR Camera (AV3116DN) Avigilon's H3 WDR Bosch HDR HD Dinion Honeywell HD WDR IP..."
Panoramic Camera Manufacturer Scallop Spin Out / Reboots on Feb 18, 2014
""Anyone else besides Arecont?" People want multi-imager panoramic cameras, but there are surprisingly few choices beyond..."
Arecont Bandwidth Savings Mode Tested on Feb 14, 2014
"...like to reduce your storage costs by up to 50% with just a click of a button? That's the promise of Arecont's 'Bandwidth Savings Mode', a new option that slashes bit rate up to half 'with least impact on..."
Managing Hundreds Or Thousands Of Arecont Cameras on Feb 10, 2014
"I am considering Arecont for a large project, specially their 180s. Anyone have experience managing hundreds or thousands..."
What Would You Do To Improve This Image? on Feb 10, 2014
"In running a test with Arecont 5MP and 10MP cameras the past couple of days, we've been running into severe issues with how..."
Favorite IP Camera Manufacturers 2014 on Feb 10, 2014
"... Arecont Improves While still ringing in the most votes for worst experience, Arecont this time had a..."
Worst IP Camera Manufacturer 2014 on Feb 03, 2014
"Can Arecont Vision defend its title? Or will an upstart dethrone them? Our 2011 Worst IP camera..."
Arecont Engineering Exec Exits / Replacement Appointed / Leaves Too on Jan 24, 2014
"Arecont's VP of Engineering, Dr. Michael Korkin, has left the company. Outside of the 2 co-founders,..."
Ranking IP Camera Low Light Performance on Jan 20, 2014
"...alphabetical listing of models tested, 34 cameras total from 14 manufacturers: ACTi D11 ACTi KCM5111 Arecont AV3116DNv1 Arecont AV5115DNv1 Arecont AV10115DNv1 Avigilon 1.0-H3-B2 Avigilon..."
Camera Slow Shutter / Ghosting Tested on Jan 17, 2014
"...  In the far right, is a moving person with slow shutter OFF Here's an Arecont camera, showing the tradeoff:  ACTi D11 Most ACTi cameras default to 1/5s slow shutter...."
Testing ACTi E97 10MP Camera on Jan 13, 2014
"... Arecont has the widest offerings here. And, interestingly, Arecont likes to brag that camera decisions..."
Avigilon Director Goes To Arecont on Dec 26, 2013
"Announcement. Updated inside with 9 new Avigilon hires."
What Twitter Followers Want on Dec 04, 2013
"...weeks: Avigilon's PR Person Gone - 100+ Stupid Manufacturer - 75+ Heckling Sales People - 75+ Arecont Camera Problems - 90+ Top Reports But Weak Twitter Engagement Hikvision Cameras Tested -..."
Arecont Claims Easiest To Install Camera? on Nov 26, 2013
"Another big claim from Arecont, not only do they replace dozens of cameras, they are the evidently the easiest to..."
10MP vs 5MP vs HD Shootout on Nov 20, 2013
"... For this test, we bought 3 compact box cameras from Arecont (3MP AV3116, 5MP AV5115, and 10MP AV10115), known for both their unrealistic claims and high..."
Arecont Needs a Reset Button and a Clue on Nov 15, 2013
"Given Arecont's horrendous reputation for quality and reliability, you would think they would make it easy to..."
Why Are Arecont Cameras So Difficult To Get Online? on Nov 11, 2013
"...with dozens of camera manufacturers, it seems that one stands out as truly difficult in initial setup: Arecont. They don't ship with an IP address, do not default to DHCP, and you must use their notoriously..."
Winners & Losers Fall 2013 on Nov 04, 2013
"...Appliances and VSaaS (kidding) Then we review the specific competitive advances and problems for: Arecont..."
iSpy Open Source Windows VMS Tested on Oct 18, 2013
"...  Camera Support: auto discovery or manual- over 1000 models including Axis, Arecont, AD, and more via RTSP or HTTP, including ONVIFdm.  Enterprise Mangement: Manage/Host..."
No, IPVM Is Not Biased FOR Avigilon on Oct 14, 2013
"... And, yes, we typically use alphabetical ordering, so if ACTi or Arecont were included in a list, they would be listed before Avigilon (because everyone knows we are..."
Best and Worst - ASIS 2013 on Sep 29, 2013
"... The Most Interesting New Camera Shown The most interesting new camera we saw was the Arecont Omni. A press release announced the Omni, but at the booth the company said it was still in..."
Why Did Apple And Google Choose Arecont? on Sep 26, 2013
"... One thing that I noticed that both shared in common is that both companies chose Arecont for all of their new cameras. The cameras seemed to have gotten upgraded not long ago. Both..."
IP Camera Issues - Cisco 2960 And 3500 Switches on Sep 23, 2013
"... This happen with Arecont cameras, 3 differnt models both Bullet syel and Megadome. We struggled with Cisco and Arecont..."