Arecont Lies, Now Threatens Lawsuit

By John Honovich, Updated Jan 05, 2022, 08:29am EST (Info+)

We reported Arecont lied in a recent ad. Now, Arecont is threatening legal action against IPVM. In this note, we explain how Arecont lied, how their objection ignores our core complaint, and the US laws that cover false advertising.

[For Arecont's position, see the Cease and Desist letter Arecont sent to IPVM.]

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Comments (6)

I am recirculating this old post. Our new reporting on Evolv has raised fresh debates about what weaknesses should be exposed. One industry professional noted:

when Megapixel cameras first started coming out. Remember how they'd lead people to believe you could read a tattoo on the back of a fly from the end of a football field?

False and deceptive advertising for megapixel cameras was a real problem and this incident with Arecont was a good example of that.

It's also now been 10 years (2012 to 2022) which reinforces how long IPVM has been advocating against unethical actions.

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And we still don't have the "enhance" feature that TV promised.

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Another decade? It is fascinating to look back to see both how far things have come in video surveillance (1080p is now relatively low resolution) and how far away things are (anything above 12MP is still very uncommon).

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Arecont is overpriced junk anyways.

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Did you reply to the law firm that sent the cease and desist at the time clarifying your position and confirming that you are, in fact, the "alleged security blogger?"

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This article itself was a public response.

That said, I don't think I ever directly responded to the lawyer. And I don't recall them doing anything beyond that letter.

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