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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  • For years, Arecont Vision's SurroundVideo line has been practically the only multi-imager option, but with their...
  • ...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...
  • 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....
  • ... 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...
  • ... Arecont Arecont raised $80 million to cash out their executives and shareholders, good for them, bad...
  • ... 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,...
  • In the biggest private surveillance industry fundraising event, Arecont Vision has raised $80 million. However, they have taken an extremely unconventional approach...
  • Recall this marketing gem: Now, Arecont's UK country manager has a much more modest recommendation: "For example, a large...
  • ... Arecont Vision AV3116DNv1 Avigilon 1.0-H3-B1 Axis Q1615 Bosch NBN-733V Bosch NBN-932V Dahua...
  • 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...
  • Axis 4K Tested (P1428E) on Oct 29, 2014
    ... Bitrates lower than Axis 1080p and Arecont 10MP cameras in busy intersection scene, though higher than the Bosch starlight 5MP model when...
  • 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...
  • ... In alphabetical order, here are the companies most frequently cited: Analog Arecont Avigilon Axis Dahua Hikvision Panasonic Pelco Samsung Big Winner -...
  • 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...
  • ... Digital Watchdog Panoramics After years of Arecont being the only multi-imager game in town, Digital Watchdog displayed four multi-imager cameras...
  • ... 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...
  • Any preferences between the Arecont MegaBall2 with panomorph and the Axis M3007?
  • ... 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...
  • ... In the cases which require logins (such as Axis or Arecont), these accounts may be created by anyone, not only partners. Previously, some firmware updates...
  • ...Screwing up / delaying replacements Long time / effort to speak with someone knowledgeable Given that Arecont 'won' worst IP camera in 2011 and 2014, this showing is not a surprise. To mitigate them...
  • This is a match made in mis-marketing heaven.
  • ... Yes, I know both Axis and Arecont sell Evetar lenses but for the one we are particularly interested in (M125VM3312IRR7, which...
  • ...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...
  • We have existing 24 nos of Arecont cameras (Model#AV8365) and 16 nos of Arecont cameras (Model#AV1315) Now connected with...
  • ...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...
  • ...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,...
  • Arecont has held a near monopoly on multi-imager panoramics, an important niche within surveillance for...
  • Just got a call and going to meeting - 7 x AV8185dn required!!
  • ... Here are the specifics that varied across cameras: 10 MP: Arecont AV10115DN -- Firmware: 65225 5 MP: Arecont AV5115DN -- Firmware: 65225 3...
  • ...  Limited availability: There are few options available for multi-imager cameras, with Arecont by far the most common. 360 or 180 degree models from Avigilon, Scallop Imaging [link no longer...
  • ... Now, Arecont is joining the chorus of companies speaking out against big box retail offerings, with their...
  • ...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...
  • ...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...
  • ... Here are new ones added Wednesday: Aptina 1 Inch 4K Imager [link no longer available] Arecont Vision "Stellar" Low Light Cameras [link no longer available] Exacq ELP Mid Level...
  • ... The Arecont 360 4 imager Surround Video is also designed to be placed in a central area, providing panoramic...
  • ...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 Camera...
  • "Anyone else besides Arecont?" People want multi-imager panoramic cameras, but there are surprisingly few choices beyond...
  • ...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...
  • I am considering Arecont for a large project, specially their 180s. Anyone have experience managing hundreds or thousands...
  • In running a test with Arecont 5MP and 10MP cameras the past couple of days, we've been running into severe issues with how...
  • ... Arecont Improves While still ringing in the most votes for worst experience, Arecont this time had a...
  • Can Arecont Vision defend its title? Or will an upstart dethrone them? Our 2011 Worst IP camera...
  • Arecont's VP of Engineering, Dr. Michael Korkin, has left the company. Outside of the 2 co-founders,...
  • ...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...
  • ...  In the far right, is a moving person with slow shutter OFF Here's an Arecont camera, showing the tradeoff: Most ACTi cameras default to 1/5s slow shutter. In the D11...
  • ... Arecont has the widest offerings here. And, interestingly, Arecont likes to brag that camera decisions...
  • Announcement. Updated inside with 9 new Avigilon hires.
  • What Twitter Followers Want on Dec 04, 2013
    ...few 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 - 28 ...
  • Another big claim from Arecont, not only do they replace dozens of cameras, they are the evidently the easiest to install: ...
  • 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...
  • Given Arecont's horrendous reputation for quality and reliability, you would think they would make it easy to...
  • ...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...
  • ...  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 several...
  • ... 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 [link no longer available], but at the booth the...
  • ... 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...
  • ... This happen with Arecont cameras, 3 differnt models both Bullet syel and Megadome. We struggled with Cisco and Arecont...
  • Arecont is trying to show the quality of their products in this video:
  • ... The Arecont AV5255 camera at max resolution and frame rate (14fps) was estimated at ~8.5Mb/s, which is just...
  • ... Buying an Arecont camera from ADI is different from a Dahua camera through an OEM. With Arecont / ADI, Arecont...
  • ... 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 2013 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 below)...
  • 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 cameras...
  • #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...
  • I had a question from a member regarding the latest generation of the SurroundVision line, since...
  • ... 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...
  • ... I seem to recall IPVM criticizing Avigilon & Arecont about misleading customers as to what images actually came from their cameras. I thought this...
  • ...the Bosch, Panasonic, and Sony models, and only moderately darker than the only 3MP competitor, the Arecont AV3116DN.   Low Light Performance In this indoor nighttime scene, below 1 lux, Avigilon...
  • 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
    ... Other 1080p and 3MP cameras, such as the Panasonic WV-SP509, the Sony SNC-CH240, and Arecont's 3116DN were so dark the subject could barely be detected, if at all. The Avigilon H3 series...
  • 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...
  • Hai John, Is there any competitive brands equivalent to Arecont vision 20MP/8MP 180/360 degree cameras??? Regards, VS
  • ... 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...
  • Measuring ROI can be difficult but Arecont Vision is proposing a new simple metric to do so. Called 'Pixels Per Dollar', it precisely and...
  • ...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...
  • ...3MP Arecont AV1125IR sells for about ~$750 online, but lacks remote focus and zoom, as well as adaptive IR....
  • 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....
  • ...4Mb/s VBR for DVTel While DVTel's bandwidth was lower than the other VBR streams (especially Axis, Arecont and Avigilon which were 2 to 3x more), DVTel demonstrated far more image artifacting and motion...
  • 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...
  • ...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...
  • 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...
  • ... 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...
  • ... Finally, we will review the progress (or lack thereof) of the following companies: Axis 3VR Arecont Vision Avigilon Bosch Cisco Genetec March Microsoft Milestone...
  • ...we 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...
  • ... Megaballs from Arecont Arecont is showing a small form factor, awkwardly named MegaBall that looks like a circular...
  • ...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...
  • ..." "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...
  • ... Arecont: Arecont's support for low-voltage power varies from among their lines. Much of the line...
  • ...264, remote focus, 13 FPS @ 5MP) Arecont AV5255AM: Street price of $875 (H.264, remote focus, 14 FPS @ 5MP) Axis P3367 [link no longer...
  • ...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...
  • ... [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...
  • ... Other major manufacturers, such as Sony, Arecont, and most recently, Axis, have each released a range of models with built-in IR illuminators, in...
  • ...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...
  • ... Arecont cameras are a great example of this. Outstanding when lighting conditions are perfect but they...