Arecont Vision MicroDome Duo Tested

Author: John Scanlan, Published on Feb 14, 2017

Arecont Vision is back with another multi-head camera, this time thinking smaller with the MicroDome Duo, a two-imager model, with the tagline "Look both ways for hallway surveillance", a form factor rarely seen in surveillance.

However, given Arecont's historic (and continuing) reputation, the question is how well this novel approach stacks up against single imager models from other manufacturers.

We bought and tested the 1080p MicroDome Duo (AV4655) recommended by Arecont, against compact domes from Axis and Hikvision, seeing how it compares in full light, low light, and bandwidth consumption, and how well it fits the large or odd shaped intended scenes.

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