Arecont Vision's Growth Slows Significantly

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 25, 2012

One of the world's fastest growing surveillance companies, Arecont Vision's growth rate slowed significantly in 2011. Over the past few years, Arecont Vision's revenue skyrocketed from less than $10 million in 2007 to over $50 million in 2010. Last year, though, the company's revenue growth cooled. In this note, we examine Arecont's performance comparing it to Axis, Avigilon and Vivotek.

Background

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