ACTi New Low Cost HD Cameras (TCM)

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Feb 06, 2012

In the past two years, ACTi has struggled. As we saw last year, their growth has not kept pace with the overall IP camera market. Recent product releases have focused more on the higher end of the market, with a 4MP line introduced in 2011, and recent feature enhancements to other models. However, now ACTi has announced a new line of low cost megapixel cameras.  In this update, we will look at this series, how they compare to existing models and to low cost options from Arecont and Vivotek.

Overview

**** *** ******* ********** * ***** ** ****'* ********, ******** a ***** **** ******* ******** ********, *** **** ********** *******.

***** *** **** ****** ** *** *******. **** ***** ******** a ******* ********** ** *.***, **** * ******* ********* ** 18 ***:

  • ***-****: $*** *** ****, ******/******* ****** ******, *.*** ***** ****, specified ** ************ ******** ** ***
  • ***-****: $*** ****, ****** **** ******, *.*** ***** ****
  • ***-****: $*** ****, **** ******, *.*** **-***** **** ********
  • ***-****: $*** ****, ***** *** ******, *.*** **-***** **** ********

**** **** ***** *** ***-**** *** **** ******* **-***** ******, the ******* ** *** ******* ** ****-****. **** ****** **** lenses *** **********. **** ****** **** ******* ******* *** ***** and ******* */*, ***** *** ****** ** ***** ****** ** the **** ****.

*********** **********

**** ******* ** *** **** ********** **** ****'* ******** ******. The ***-**** ($*** ****), *** *******, *** ** **** **** than $*** ***** **** *** ***********, *** ***-**** ($*** ****), obviously * *********** ********. *** ******* ** ***** *** */* may ** * ******* ** **** *****, *** *** *** bulk ** ************, ***** ******** *** *** ****.

** *** * ***** ** ****'* ***** ******** ** ***********, it ****** ** ****** ** ** ********** ** ** ******* and *******, *** *****-***** *** **** *******, ** **** ** Pixord, ***** ** ***** ** ** *** ******-**** ********* ****** in ******* **** ***-**** ****** **********. ***** **** ******* ******* ** *******:

  • **** ***-****: $*** ****, ************* $*** ****** *****
  • ******* ********~$*** ******, ** **** ********
  • ****** *****: ~$*** ********* ****** *****, *** ***** **-***** **** ********
  • ******* ******~$*** ******, *.*-**** **-***** **** ********

*** *.*** ***** **** ******** **** *** ***-**** *** *** fit ** *** ************. ****** * ********* ****, **** ** the $******** **** ****, ****** *** ***** ***** ** ***** $***. *** ******* AV1315DN ***** ******* ****, *** ****** ****** **** * ***** lens **** ***** *****. ****** *** **** **** ** ***** two *********** ****** ***** ***** ***** ** ** ***** $*** and $***, ************.

*** ****** **********, ***** ******* ***** *** **** ***-**** ***** $70 ***** ******, *** **** ******* ***** ********** ******* **** Arecont *** *******. **** ** ****** *** ****** ******* ** have **** ** * ************, ***-********, ** ******. *** ***** seeking **-****** ******* *** ****-********* ************, *** *** ******** **** to ******-***** ******, ** ****** **** **** ******* **** * bigger, ******-***** ***** **** ** **** **********.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on Low Cost

Hikvision NVR 4.0 Improvements Tested on Nov 14, 2017
Hikvision has released firmware version 4.0 for select NVRs, touting two years of research and development, and claiming "the new generation GUI...
Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested on Nov 09, 2017
Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their...
Cisco Falling - Favorite Network Switches 2017 on Oct 20, 2017
1 major manufacturer fell and 1 outsider manufacturer gained as integrator favorites for network switches from more than 140 votes / explanations...
Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested on Oct 12, 2017
With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives...
Geovision 4MP Super Low Cost Turret Tested (EBD-4700) on Sep 29, 2017
~$100 cameras, even for 4MP, are now expected by many dealers, as price cuts and ongoing sales have set this expectation. At the same time, many...
Low Cost, Low-End Competitors Challenge SMB Surveillance Market on Sep 01, 2017
SMB video surveillance systems are a tough market. From IPVM's new survey results of 135 integrator responses, we have identified the key...
Favorite SMB Recorder Manufacturers 2017 on Aug 28, 2017
Low cost cameras have been a major force in the small to medium business (SMB) market (as our 2015 SMB favorites and 2017 SMB camera favorites)...
Favorite SMB Camera Manufacturers 2017 on Aug 25, 2017
Small to Medium Businesses (SMB) have been hotly pursued by lower-cost entrants over the past few years. Nowhere has that been as strong a factor...
Camera Application Selection Guide 2017 on Aug 23, 2017
Entrances, hallways, rooms and parking lots are perhaps the 4 most common areas where surveillance is deployed. But what is the best type of camera...
Dahua 4K Turret Tested Vs Hikvision (N84BG44 ) on Aug 02, 2017
Dahua has released their latest low cost 4K model, the N84BG44, claiming Smart H.265+ and 50m IR range. We bought and tested this new model against...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Panasonic Unified Surveillance Strategy Analyzed on Nov 17, 2017
Panasonic is now a "Unified Surveillance" offering, as their ASIS 2017 booth proclaimed: Looking to make a comeback in the security industry,...
Amazon Cloud Cam Is Poor (Tested) on Nov 17, 2017
Retail behemoth Amazon has entered the surveillance market with the Amazon Cloud Cam, the eyes of its just-announced Amazon Key delivery...
Nest Secure Alarm System Tested on Nov 16, 2017
Google's expansion continues, this time into home security with their Nest subsidiary's move into alarm systems. They paid more than a...
Dahua Forbes 'Next Web Crisis' Vulnerability Dispute on Nov 16, 2017
The buffer overflow vulnerability in Dahua products is not in dispute, in fact we covered it when it was first published. What is in dispute is...
Isonas Cofounders Split, Launch Partner/Competitor on Nov 16, 2017
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when door access security is at stake. But that is exactly what has happened at Isonas. Senior employees...
Hikvision China Criticizes The WSJ on Nov 15, 2017
Hikvision, through the Chinese government's authoritative news service, has criticized the WSJ investigation into Hikvision. In this...
PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect) on Nov 15, 2017
In security, backup power is important, but most often requires UPS systems or extra cabling to devices for low voltage power. Now, some have...
Axis Commits To Long-Term Firmware Support on Nov 15, 2017
With the rise of cyber security awareness, and a general increase in hardware reliability, "software warranties" may prove more valuable than...
Hikvision NVR 4.0 Improvements Tested on Nov 14, 2017
Hikvision has released firmware version 4.0 for select NVRs, touting two years of research and development, and claiming "the new generation GUI...
Vivotek Remote Stack Overflow Vulnerability on Nov 14, 2017
A stack overflow vulnerability in Vivotek cameras has been discovered by bashis, the security researcher who has also found vulnerabilities in...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact