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.

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  • ...NOTICE: This comment was moved from an existing discussion: Dump Axis And Hikvision, Arecont Will Pay You
  • ...want to get rid of your Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Hanwha Samsung, Hikvision, Pelco or Sony cameras? Now, Arecont will pay you to dump them for new Arecont cameras.  Arecont is offering to buy back...
  • ... Auto detection/configuration of Illustra (their own cameras), Arecont and Axis cameras. Exacq's video on the M Series shows an overview of the hardware and other...
  • ...they win it for a third straight year? The top noted manufacturers (either gaining or losing) were: Arecont Axis Dahua Hanwha Hikvision Lenel Uniview [premium_content] Summary Results The three...
  • ... At ASIS 2016, Arecont showed an upcoming magnetic mounted dome camera. In this note, we examine Arecont's mounting...
  • ... That seems to be Arecont's philosophy for H.265, they say they are working on the "best" H.265 implementation in the...
  • Arecont is taking repositionable mutli-sensor cameras a step further, with a unit where everything is...
  • ... This pricing is similar to Arecont's SurroundVideo line (~$1,300-1,600) and Avigilon's HD Multisensor. Physical Overview The...
  • ... Manufacturers such as Sony, Arecont, Brickcom, and others, have released models using these lenses.  The image below shows...
  • ... Earlier this year CV Reps, which had been Arecont's largest rep, closed down their business, and now another firm, Murphy & Cota announced the...
  • ..., just in the last month: Axis Hides Exploit Danger Arecont and SIA Failing Cybersecurity Efforts Anixter Touts Selling to End Users It is certainly...
  • ...~$1,400 USD online, priced slightly lower than other multi-imager options, such as the Pelco Optera or Arecont SurroundVideo (both ~$1500-1600). Physical Overview The MS8391 is an unusual form factor,...
  • ... Compared To Arecont / Other Multi-Sensors Most multi-sensor cameras are intended to cover wide areas with a single...
  • ... ____________ [Nov 2015] This summer, Pelco came out firing against Arecont, touting the superior performance of its new multi-imager line vs Arecont's. But is this really...
  • Looking to see if anyone has installed/tested the updated Arecont SurroundVideo G5 or omni G2 series. I have used the older models of both series and seeing if...
  • ... The effective motto of the Security Industry Association and their cyber board member Arecont Vision. Today, the two companies issued an interview where they talked...
  • He was onboard with Arecont... but now he seems just as happy with Hik: Didn't even wait for the hand to get cold...
  • ...Of the manufacturers IPVM most frequently covers, here are those who do NOT default to HTTPS: (NO) Arecont Vision (NO) Avigilon (NO) Axis (NO) Dahua (NO) Genetec (NO) Hikvision This includes the...
  • Axis has displaced Arecont as the standard IP camera for Google, boasts Axis. Inside, we examine Axis statement, Arecont's...
  • ... Arecont Absence Arecont's absence from this market is notable, as they have traditionally associated...
  • ...Avigilon NUUO Falling Apart? Anyone Else Having Problems With Communication And Resolving Tech Issues? Arecont RSM Rips Hikvision Hikvision - Where Margins Don't Matter? Linux Vs Window Based NVR How And...
  • ... Arecont - Average Failure Rate Despite being noted as a failure prone camera, Renova does not get a lot...
  • ... Prior to that, DVS led with Arecont, Panasonic and their own relabelled house brand. Going from that (e.g., Arecont) to Hikvision in...
  • Would You Buy Arecont? on Jun 18, 2016
    ... As we reported recently, FLIR seriously considered purchasing Arecont but bought ISD. Arecont raised $80 million in debt a few years ago to pay their founders /...
  • Arecont is fighting back against the surge of multi-imager cameras from Axis, Avigilon, Pelco, and soon...
  • ...based on an interview with FLIR, we look at the fit between ISD and FLIR, the potential for a FLIR / Arecont acquisition, and what this means for DW. [premium_content] ISD Overview ISD was founded in...
  • This concludes our testing of Arecont's G5 series, including our previous Arecont 10MP G5 Test and the Arecont Stellar Camera...
  • Arecont 10MP G5 Tested on May 31, 2016
    For years, Arecont Vision had an advantage with their 10 megapixel cameras as few rivals offered more than 5MP....
  • Arecont offers:  STELLAR (Spatio TEmporal Low Light ARchitecture) technology that dramatically...
  • ..., Arecont before they loaded up on $80 million debt). Risk In Pushing Growth Too Much Avigilon's CEO has...
  • ... The multi-imager market had been ruled by Arecont until recently.  We have seen Axis (Axis Expands Multi-Imager Lineup), Avigilon (Avigilon HD...
  • ... The Arecont Double Arecont is previewing an upcoming 'double' camera. It features 2 imagers / heads. Like...
  • ...on Retail Analytics Firm ShopperTrak VMS Company Aimetis Acquired Other Recent Trends/Events: Arecont Loses Largest Rep Firm Avigilon ~$18 Million Stock Buy Back Again Avigilon Poison Pill Preps...
  • ...examine how these models expand Axis lineup and how it changes their competitive positioning against Arecont and the market generally. [premium_content] Two New Models The key elements of the new models...
  • ...entire North Korean American criminal episode is bizarre but, even wilder, it looks like the DPR uses Arecont cameras. Here is the released video of the crime: Blue tint? Check. Out of focus? Check....
  • How does Arecont overcome their poor reputation and win deals? Arecont does a series of "How I Shot the Bear"...
  • Arecont has been hit hard both by the Chinese disrupting Arecont's former low cost camera leadership and...
  • Arecont is promoting a try and buy program, something more commonly seen by startups or companies trying...
  • Analyzing ADI Branch Sales on Jan 29, 2016
    ... # 8 Arecont Arecont's presence at ADI is primarily for their multi-imagers, again showing the competitive...
  • Can Arecont do it again? In 2011, integrators overwhelmingly selected Arecont as the Worst IP Camera...
  • Arecont RSM Rips Hikvision on Jan 24, 2016
    ... How does one justify this? Well, how about Arecont screwing up. Arecont was the original low cost MP camera provider. They lost their huge lead...
  • ... Multi-Imager Cameras For years, Arecont had practically a monopoly on multi-imagers. In 2015, Avigilon, Axis, Pelco released competitive...
  • ...5 years at Arecont, Greg Lindblad goes to Anixter to be VP, Security Business Development. Leaving Arecont, smart...
  • ... Like Arecont and Avigilon Axis joins an ignominious group. In 2012, Arecont ran an ad for one of their...
  • ...Billion for Video Surveillance? Combine the annual revenue of Axis, Avigilon, Genetec, Milestone, Exacq, Arecont, Acti, and Vivotek and that is ~$1.5 billion. It's a staggering amount for the video...
  • ... However, with Arecont no longer the only game in town, and Axis (33MP) and Pelco (Optera) releasing their own multi...
  • ... But two very well known manufacturers, Arecont and Bosch, continue to take the opposite, risky and irresponsible...
  • ...some of the IPVM camera directories, per manufacturer: ACTi Camera Directory ADI Camera Directory Arecont Camera Directory Avigilon Camera Directory Axis Camera Directory Bosch Camera...
  • ... We bought a Q3709 and put it up against Arecont's SurroundVideo and Pelco Optera to see how it performs in full light and low light in the wide...
  • Just got off the phone with Arecont's sales. Strange. In April 2015, they announced their new G5 SurroundVideo cameras, which...
  • ...look at this video: Can anyone make a sensible case why Milestone should be partnering and promoting Arecont when they are part of the same company as Axis? Why would you associate with Arecont when you...
  • Arecont claims to be 'redefining situational awareness' through their new SituationalPlus+ But what is...
  • ...how long it took to boot up 18 total cameras from 11 manufacturers including: ACTi E617 Arecont AV5115DNAIv1 Avigilon 1.0-H3-B2 Avigilon 2.0W-H3-BO1-IR Axis M1125 Axis...
  • Announced here April 2014. Trying to find it, considering a test. Anyone know what model number...
  • Axis 360 Panoramic Released on Oct 13, 2015
    ... In this note, we look at its features, pricing, and competitive positioning compared to Arecont and Hikvision. [premium_content] Differences / Features Both are Axis Q6000-E cameras, the...
  • ... For the 'solution', Milestone is recommending 'quality' Arecont cameras, also citing their tight integration with Milestone. PSA commented to IPVM: "A...
  • ... The arecont cameras, however, have broken frames, or go offline quite a bit. I have put in hundreds of...
  • Came across this picture in an ancient Arecont customer webinar stack called forcedown.ppt. Its a bad picture for sure*, major blur, on first...
  • Take a look at the specs: So far it seems the point of this type of camera was that the...
  • ...compare to pro models in featureset? Camera Performance: How did these illuminators work with different Arecont, Axis, Hikvision and Sony cameras? [premium_content] Key Findings This chart summarizes our...
  • ... 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: [premium_content]Key...
  • Hey All, Client has a Arecont 8365 Surround Dome on the corner of his dealership. Today, he got a big infestation of ants...
  • ... Arecont struggles to understand this. In their trainwreck SIA 'article', not only did they confuse...
  • ... 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
    ...264) Vivotek Smart Stream Tested Arecont Bandwidth Savings Mode Tested (though 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...
  • ...'s Arecont field replacement procedures. Ironically, such a procedure might have beneficial effect on the...
  • 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: [premium_content] Two...
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  • ...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...
  • ... In this analysis, we examine 12 manufacturer products (from ACTi, Arecont, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, D-Link, FLIR, Hikvision, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Vivotek), breaking...
  • ... [premium_content] 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...
  • ...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 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...
  • ...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...
  • 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...
  • ... 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...
  • ...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 for all...
  • 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...
  • ... Pricing Street pricing is projected to be similar to the Arecont Omni in the $1500 - $2000 range. Availability Shipping starts this month. Competitive...
  • ... 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. [premium_content] 48MP Overview The 48MP camera combines 4 of the new 4K / 12MP imagers in a...
  • 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...
  • New Products Spring 2015 on Apr 12, 2015
    ...Manufacturer VideoInsight Avigilon Loads Up With $200 Million More Avigilon Acquires All ObjectVideo Patents Arecont Monster Raise - $80 Million Axis Cuts Prices Get Your Free Exacq Licenses Fired: All But One...
  • ... Instead of the Arecont approach of 4 separate imagers that users need to manually lay out side by side, Pelco will...
  • We've used the AV8185DN for several years in this outdoor application. At that time it was about...
  • ...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. [premium_content] The Program Tyco / Exacq is...
  • ...265 Zipstream vs Vivotek Smart Stream and Arecont Bandwidth Savings Mode Zipstream vs Ambarella Zipstream vs Dahua and Hikvision Zipstream...
  • ..." 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....
  • ... Secondarily, since CVReps also reps Arecont, this increases the connection between Arecont and Milestone but without the discounts / free...
  • ... Arecont Vision declares that they have no partner program. They believe they have a better approach but...
  • ...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...
  • 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...
  • Any help would be appreciated, I have received quotes for 3 different systems. It's not a matter...
  • ..., 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...
  • ... 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...