Arecont's MegaDome Version 2

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Sep 14, 2011

The second release revealed by Arecont for ASIS 2011 is a new version of their MegaDome series of 1.3MP, 1080p, 3MP, and 5MP outdoor dome cameras. This release adds some key usability features to their existing MegaDome product line, which shoud make them more installer-friendly.

First and foremost, Arecont has added remote focus and zoom capability to the MegaDome line. This is becoming a common, if not standard, feature on HD cameras, in order to make them easier to focus for technicians. The MegaDome 2 will be capable of either manual remote focus adjustments, or an "easy focus" button which will automatically focus the camera.

Second, the MegaDome 2 now powers the heater via PoE. Previous versions required a separate cable to power the heater. This change will simplify installation and reduce cabling somewhat.

No pricing was given for this release, but we assume that pricing for each model remains as it stands. Pricing for the series starts with the 1.3MP AV1355DN at an MSRP of $1,290, through the 5MP AV5155DN with an MSRP of $1,690.  Online pricing for these cameras runs from $750 for 1.3MP to about $1,000 for the 5MP version. Compared to Axis' P3344-VE (720p) which sells online for $1,100, this is a substantial savings.  Axis has no 5MP outdoor dome, but the P1347-E outdoor fixed camera sells for over $1,600 online, a $600 premium over Arecont.

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