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Arecont Vision Overview

Arecont Vision offers a full line of megapixel cameras up to 20MP resolution. Arecont's cameras are fairly bare bones with no on board storage, audio nor analytics. Only a few of their models have auto back focus. However, Arecont's pricing per pixel is one of the lowest in the industry, making them attractive to the cost conscious. Also, Arecont is one of a only a few manufacturers with multi-imager cameras (like their 8MP and 20MP versions). See our tests of their 10MP, 3MP and in our indoor shootout versus their main competitors. In November 2011, integrators overwhelmingly selected Arecont as the the IP camera delivering the worst experiences.



Arecont Vision Company Coverage

Features IPVM's original researchs on Arecont Vision. Full access for IPVM Pro Members Only.

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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..."
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..."
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..."
Cut Storage Cost by 50%? Arecont BSM Test 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 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 -..."
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..."
Check Out The New Arecont Vision Video on Aug 28, 2013
"Arecont is trying to show the quality of their products in this video: "
Guaranteed Video Storage Calculation? Iomnis on Aug 20, 2013
"... The Arecont AV5255 camera at max resolution and frame rate (14fps) was estimated at ~8.5Mb/s, which is just..."
How Much Do Distributors Mark Up Products? on Aug 13, 2013
"... Buying an Arecont camera from ADI is different from a Dahua camera through an OEM. With Arecont / ADI, Arecont..."
Testing Avigilon Integrated IR on Jul 15, 2013
"... This pricing is less expensive than many major brand IR cameras, such as Axis, Arecont, and Sony, though on par with Vivotek, and pricier than comparable from ACTi and..."
Testing Dahua Cameras on Jul 08, 2013
"... Low light performance with WDR off and increased gain is above average, far better than Arecont, but lagging behind the Q1604.  HD2100N Minidome Low light performance (2 lux and..."
An Arecont 180 Covering Supermarket Registers on Jun 26, 2013
"Take a look at this image of an Arecont 180 covering registers at Whole Foods: A few things of interest: I couldn't find any..."
#1 IP Camera Benefit on May 19, 2013
"... For instance, Arecont's ad and Avigilon's ongoing misleading marketing campaigns (though in fairness, Arecont has..."
Anyone Using Arecont'S Latest SurroundVision Line? (AV12186DN) on Apr 19, 2013
"I had a question from a member regarding the latest generation of the SurroundVision line, since..."
Cricket IP Camera Claims "Exceptional Imaging, Unbeatable Price" on Apr 04, 2013
"... From a bells and whistles standpoint, it is fairly bare bone, more similar to an Arecont Vision compact camera. Interestingly, Point Grey actually discloses the sensor and processor..."
Good Disclosure Of Actual Video - Axis Vs Arecont & Avigilon on Mar 28, 2013
"... I seem to recall IPVM criticizing Avigilon & Arecont about misleading customers as to what images actually came from their cameras. I thought this..."
Testing Avigilon's H3 WDR Camera on Feb 14, 2013
"... In this report, we share our test findings of Avigilon's H3 3MP WDR camera compared against Axis, Arecont, Bosch, Sony and Panasonic cameras. We do side by side tests for WDR, low light and day time..."
Testing Arecont's WDR Camera (AV3116DN) on Feb 07, 2013
"Arecont Vision has long offered many of the highest resolution cameras in the market but they have never..."
Bosch HDR HD Dinion Test on Jan 29, 2013
"... We tested the 932 against offerings from Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Panasonic and Sony in WDR, indoor and outdoor scenes. Additionally, we measured..."
Kudos to Arecont! on Jan 26, 2013
"Over the last few years, IPVM has repeatedly criticized Arecont Vision; Most recently was Arecont's FoV switcheroo in a 2012 trade magazine advertisement. I am..."
WDR Shootout 2013 on Jan 22, 2013
"...significant these improvements were, if at all, so we put the following cameras to a head to head shootout: Arecont AV3116DNv1 Avigilon H3 Series Axis Q1604 Bosch NBN-932V Panasonic WV-SP509 Sony..."
Panoramic Camera Guide on Jan 19, 2013
"... It is not clear why though some manufacturers tell us they are concerned about Arecont Vision's patents in this area. Beyond Arecont, there are few serious options..."
Arecont Vision 180/360 Alternatives? on Jan 12, 2013
"Hai John, Is there any competitive brands equivalent to Arecont vision 20MP/8MP 180/360 degree cameras??? Regards, VS"
Testing Low Light Vs Image Quality on Jan 07, 2013
"... We took three well-known surveillance cameras (from Axis, Arecont and Sony) and put them side by side for a simultaneous shootout from 1 hour before to 1 hour..."
Spam, Twinkies and Arecont on Dec 20, 2012
"Measuring ROI can be difficult but Arecont Vision is proposing a new simple metric to do so. Called 'Pixels Per Dollar', it precisely and..."
Security Conglomerates are Dying on Dec 11, 2012
"...have been acquired - not Milestone, not Genetec, not Exacq, not Avigilon, not Axis, not Mobotix, not Arecont, etc., etc. Why Acquisitions Have Been So Weak The security conglomerates track record shows..."
Avigilon H3 Bullet Cameras on Dec 09, 2012
"...3MP Arecont AV1125IR sells for about ~$750 online, but lacks remote focus and zoom, as well as adaptive IR...."
Arecont Lies, Now Threatens Lawsuit on Dec 02, 2012
"Last week, we reported Arecont lied in a recent ad. Now, Arecont is threatening legal action against IPVM. In this note, we..."
Lying At Arecont Vision on Nov 27, 2012
"... A security blogger has caught Arecont in an obvious lie with their recent advertisement. In the ad, they show an overview of a cafe...."
Testing Lowest Bandwidth Camera? (DVTel Quasar) on Nov 12, 2012
"... We put the DVTel Quasar 1080p camera up against leading cameras from Axis, Bosch, Arecont, Sony and more to see how good it really was. We were disappointed.Key Findings Overall, the..."
Everyone's Going 360 on Oct 23, 2012
"... Multi-imager impact: Arecont has had much success with their 180º multi-imager SurroundView cameras (see our 20MP test..."
Axis Goes Panoramic (M3007-P) on Oct 22, 2012
"...critical 3rd party VMS support, what key limitations it has and how it stacks up against Immervision, Arecont and others. [UPDATE 2013: Full M3007 Test Report Released.] Overview The M3007 is a..."
Arecont's Magical Marketing Exposed on Oct 14, 2012
"Megapixel cameras are magical and if you don't believe it, let the fine folks at Arecont show you how. Some people say, "Megapixel cameras are great but how much more benefit do they..."
Arecont Tests Firmware on Oct 09, 2012
"The tech gods must be smiling at the recent Arecont Vision 'news'. The brave journalists at Security Products traveled all the way to Germany to get..."
Axis Declares Megapixel Race Over! on Sep 30, 2012
"... Multi imager megapixel is dominated by Arecont Vision with few rivals and Axis not even in the mix. Putting multiple imagers in a single camera..."
Winners and Losers Fall 2012 on Sep 25, 2012
"... Finally, we will review the progress (or lack thereof) of the following companies: Axis 3VR Arecont Vision Avigilon Bosch Cisco Genetec March Microsoft Milestone..."
Sentry360 FullSight 180 Cameras Examined on Sep 20, 2012
"...overview these cameras, Sentry360's novel approach to 180º imaging, and compare to options such as Arecont's SurroundVision, low-cost panoramics, and wide angle lenses. Overview The FullSight 180..."
Best and Worst of ASIS 2012 on Sep 18, 2012
"... Megaballs from Arecont Arecont's new camera line, the awkwardly named "Megaballs", is a brand new form factor that is..."
Bad Traffic, Good Products (ASIS12 Day 1) on Sep 09, 2012
"... Megaballs from Arecont Arecont is showing a small form factor, awkwardly named MegaBall that looks like a circular..."
Samsung's Budgetline Megapixels on Sep 05, 2012
"...included Samsung SNB-5000: ~$530 online, no lens included ACTi TCM-5111: ~$240 online, no lens included Arecont AV1115DN: ~$340 online, no lens included Axis M1114: ~$540 online, 2.8-8mm CS-mount lens..."
How Many Camera Lines Do Integrators Carry? on Jun 27, 2012
"..." "No one manufacturer fits all scenarios, but two (Sony and Arecont) seem to fit 99% of all aspects including price, type, and quality of pictures. Where one comes..."
Dealing with PoE Only Cameras on Jun 06, 2012
"... Arecont: Arecont's support for low-voltage power varies from among their lines. Much of the line..."
Vivotek's 5 MP Camera Line Reviewed on May 21, 2012
"...264, remote focus, 13 FPS @ 5MP)Arecont AV5255AM: Street price of $875 (H.264, remote focus, 14 FPS @ 5MP)Axis P3367; Street price of..."
Hikvision IP Camera 2012 Test Results on May 15, 2012
"...superior in many ways to low-cost offerings from Taiwanese vendors like ACTi, Vivotek as well as the US's Arecont. Configuration / Usability Testing The video below overviews key settings and functionality as..."
Reducing Bandwidth Through Privacy Masks? on Apr 23, 2012
"... [UPDATED 4/26/12: Based on user requests, we've added in test results for Arecont]Key Findings Some manufacturers, but not all, can significantly reduce bandwidth by using..."
Winners Losers Spring 2012 on Apr 22, 2012
"...2012?</a> Winners and Losers Inside, we break down the moves of the following notable manufacturers: Arecont Vision Avigilon Axis D-Link Dedicated Micros DVTel Envysion Exacq IndigoVision Ingram..."
Panasonic New Integrated IR Camera Reviewed on Apr 10, 2012
"... Other major manufacturers, such as Sony, Arecont, and most recently, Axis, have each released a range of models with built-in IR illuminators, in..."
StarDot 10MP Cameras Examined on Apr 08, 2012
"...In this update, we overview Stardot's 10MP models, and compare to low-cost megapixel camera provider Arecont.OverviewStardot is offering two models of 10-megapixel camera: the SDH1000VN vandal-resistant..."
How to Calculate Surveillance Storage / Bandwidth on Apr 08, 2012
"... For instance, most Arecont cameras in our testing experience huge spikes in low light bandwidth consumption. However, not..."
Beautiful - the New Surveillance 'Standard' on Apr 04, 2012
"... Arecont cameras are a great example of this. Outstanding when lighting conditions are perfect but they..."
Arecont WDR Cameras Examined on Mar 31, 2012
"Arecont Vision has once again set new low price levels, this time with the announcement of wide dynamic..."
ISC West 2012 Show Best / Worst on Mar 30, 2012
"...Floor Traffic Ingram Micro Samsung Interlogix Mobotix Vicon Milestone OnSSI Pelco Tyco Bosch Arecont Vision CSST Overall The show floor looked filled with vendor boothes, with no empty boothes..."
ISC West Show Floor Review Day 1 on Mar 27, 2012
"...topics/companies covered: Show Floor Traffic Interlogix Mobotix Vicon Milestone OnSSI Pelco Tyco Bosch Arecont Vision CSST Overall The show floor looked filled with vendor boothes, with no empty boothes..."
Avigilon H3 Series Reviewed on Mar 26, 2012
"... In this note, we examine the key feature and pricing of this release compared to Axis, Sony and Arecont multi-megapixel offerings. Overview of H3 Here are key features and claims of the H3..."
New Products Reviewed ISC West 2012 on Mar 26, 2012
"...Witness Louroe IP Camera Microphone Disaster at the Ingram Micro Pavilion OnSSI Ocularis X  Arecont WDR Cameras Axis New Generation P33 Domes D-Link Cloud Surveillance Bosch Open Edge..."
Arecont Vision's Growth Slows Significantly on Mar 25, 2012
"One of the world's fastest growing surveillance companies, Arecont Vision's growth rate slowed significantly in 2011. Over the past few years, Arecont Vision's..."
Milestone's Unprecedented Support Charges on Mar 11, 2012
"... For instance, we recently had a call with Milestone support about integrating an Arecont camera. It turns out that while Arecont defaults to no username and password, Milestone will not..."
Sentry360's 14MP Camera on Feb 16, 2012
"... This is rare in the industry, with Arecont and Avigilon being the most notable products currently in this space. In this note, we look at..."
ACTi New Low Cost HD Cameras (TCM) on Feb 06, 2012
"...update, we will look at this series, how they compare to existing models and to low cost options from Arecont and Vivotek.OverviewThis new release represents a shift in ACTi's strategy, creating a basic..."
CBR vs VBR: Surveillance Streaming on Jan 17, 2012
"...Inside, we provide clear recommendations and explanations on mode choice and setup for cameras such as Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Panasonic and Sony.Recommendations While VBR and CBR are the most well..."
Top 5 Disruptive Surveillance Companies 2012 on Dec 15, 2011
"... Here are the top 5 disruptive manufacturers we see, in alphabetical order:Arecont VisionAvigilonAxisMilestoneUbiquitiObviously, given that Arecont is listed first, this list is..."
MP Camera Low Light Shootout 2011 on Dec 05, 2011
"... We've tested Arecont, ACTi, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Pelco, Panasonic, Sony, Vivotek, etc. UPDATE: We've taken the top..."
Testing Arecont's 20MP SurroundVideo Camera on Nov 29, 2011
"... This year, Arecont Vision announced a 20MP camera. That camera is now shipping so we bought a unit to find out how..."
Surveillance Manufacturer Revenue Directory on Nov 27, 2011
"...below go to our most recent analysis of their company's financial performance: 3VR ACTi Anixter Arecont Avigilon Axis Axxon CSST Dedicated..."
Ubiquiti Aircam Bullet Test on Nov 19, 2011
"... From an American company perspective, there are some similarities to Arecont Vision but we do not see Ubiquiti having much of an impact on Arecont as Arecont overwhelmingly..."
Arecont: You're Uninformed, We're Innovative on Nov 17, 2011
"In the international integrator survey, Arecont Vision delivered the worst experiences of any IP camera manufacturer. Over and over, integrators..."
Worst IP Camera Manufacturers 2011 on Nov 15, 2011
"... Arecont Vision - The Worst By a Massive Margin Arecont Vision was consistently and, by a massive..."
Low Cost Professional IP Cameras Comparison on Oct 23, 2011
"...We have included common low-cost manufacturers ACTi, Arecont, and Vivotek in the comparison as a comparison against other less known manufacturers can be..."
Brickcom IP Camera Overview on Oct 11, 2011
"...how well they live up to this goal, in this update we will overview their line and how they compare to Arecont, Axis, Vivotek, etc.Product Line OverviewThe Brickcom line covers all the usual form factors:..."
D-Link's Professional IP Camera Releases Examined on Oct 06, 2011
"... In this update we examine how these changes stack up against competitors such as Vivotek, Axis, Arecont, Sony, etc.IP Camera OverviewThe D-Link line has essentially been overhauled, with some products..."
IP Camera Buyer's Guide on Oct 05, 2011
"... Arecont Vision Risk: Poor reputation for reliability and support, company known for bad attitude,..."
Samsung's IP Camera Line Overview on Oct 04, 2011
"...Samsung camera around the same price point as Axis and Panasonic, above Sony's CH120, and well over Arecont.Dome Camera ComparisonSamsung's line of domes is similar to the box camera line, containing..."
Winners and Losers Fall 2011 on Sep 25, 2011
"...Buyers like big numbers and manufacturers are responding with quite a number of new 10MP+ cameras such as Arecont's 20MP SurroundView, Avigilon's 29MP HD Pro camera, Dallmeier's 51MP Panomera..."
New Surveillance Products Directory Fall 2011 on Sep 21, 2011
"...number of major manufacturers have launched IP cameras with built-in IR illuminators including Sony, Arecont, Vivotek. Even Axis has an add on IR module for their domes. Plus, Bosch released less expensive..."
Avigilon 29MP Camera Examined on Sep 19, 2011
"...launch comes on the heels of a number of related announcements in the "super megapixel" space - including Arecont's 20MP dome, Dallmeier's up to 51 MP Panomera camera and ipConfigure's Gigapixel solution. In..."
Arecont's MegaDome Version 2 on Sep 14, 2011
"The second release revealed by Arecont for ASIS 2011 is a new version of their MegaDome series of 1.3MP, 1080p, 3MP, and 5MP outdoor..."
Arecont's New D4SO Outdoor Dome Cameras on Sep 14, 2011
"In September 2011, Arecont revealed two new additions to their product line, the D4SO outdoor dome camera and the MegaDome..."
IQinVision Management Shakeup Examined on Sep 12, 2011
"...range, roughly the same level the company has achived in the past 2 years and a fraction of what rival Arecont Vision is reporting for 2010. While IQinVision reports doubling revenue from 2007 to today, we..."
Hikvision IP Camera Competitiveness Examined on Sep 08, 2011
"...this note, we analyze the competitive potential of Hikvision versus major IP camera providers such as Arecont, Axis, Sony and Panasonic.Box Camera ComparisonThere are multiple models of megapixel cameras in..."
Motion Detection Performance Tested on Sep 05, 2011
"...Three IP cameras were used with their motion detection enabled to see differences in performance: Arecont AV1315DN Axis P1344 Panasonic WV-SP306  With these tests, we answered the following..."
Vivotek SUPREME Series Competitive Analysis on Sep 04, 2011
"...IP8151: ~$550, including 3.1-8mm CS-mount lens.Vivotek IP8151P: ~$650, including 3.1-8mm CS-mount lens.Arecont AV1115DN: ~$380 online, no lens includedAxis P1344: ~$650, including a 3-8mm CS-mount..."