Troubles At Arecont Vision

Author: John Honovich, Published on Oct 03, 2017

Arecont is facing big problems.

But Arecont says the future is 'bright'.

In this note, we share feedback from Arecont and from sources close to the company examining rep firms leaving, quality problems, enterprise account losses and down revenue.

******* ** ****** *** ********.

*** ******* **** *** ****** ** '******'.

** **** ****, ** ***** ******** **** ******* *** **** sources ***** ** *** ******* ********* *** ***** *******, ******* problems, ********** ******* ****** *** **** *******.

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Rep ***** *******

*** **** ******* ****** ****** ******* ** **** ******* *** lost * *** ***** ** *** **** * ****** *********:

*** **** **** ****, ******* ******** *** *******, **** *** being *** **** *********** ********** ***** *******'* **** ** ****** sales ****** ** ***** *******.

******* ********* **** **** *** ******* ******* *** ************* *** rep ***** ** **** ***** ** *** *****. *******, *** sources ***** ** *** *** ***** **** ***** ***** ******** Arecont.

** ******** ** ****,*********** ******* ******* **** **** ********** *** * ***** *** ***** ** ***** ****.

Quality ********

******* ******** ******** ** ** * ******* *** *******, ********* to ******* ***** ** *******. **** ** *** *** ** Arecont, ** ******* *** ******** ******* ** *** ***** ** their ******* ******** ********* ******** ******* ***** ******** *** ***********. *******, ******* **** ***** ******* problems **** **** ***** **** ***** *** **** ***** ******* rate ** ***** *%. ** *** ***** ****, ***** ** spoke **** **** *** ******* **** *** **** ****** *** a ***** ****** ** *** ****'* ********.

Management *******

******* **** **** **** ***** *** **** **** ******** ******* to ***** ***** **********, *********:

** *** ******** ****, ******* *** ******** **** ****** ** of ***** *******-********* *****, *** ********* ****** *****.

[******:***** ******* *** ******** *****************, ******* ** ** *** ** ** ***** ** ***-***** integrator ****. *** ***** ** *** ** ******** *** ******* as ********* ** * ******* ***** ******* ******* ***.]

Multi-Imager *********** **********

******* **** ********** *** *****-****** ******, **** ***** ********** *********** issues ** ************ ** *** ******* ** ******** *** *** flexibility **** *******. ** ****** ***** *****-****** ******* **** ****** common *********, **** ********,****, *****, ******,*********,*****,********** ****** *** ******** *****-*******, ***** **** ****** *********** **** comparative ******* *****.

***** ** ******* *****-******* (*** ******-*******) **** *** ***** **** generally ***** ******** *********** ******** ** *** ***** ** ********** available ** *** ****. *** *******, *** **** ****** ******* multi-imager ****, ********** ***, ****** ***** *************, **** ***-***** ***********, *** **** ********* utilization ******** ******* ***** **** **** *** *********.

Enterprise ******* ******

***** ********** ******** **** ***** ********* ******* ******* **** *********** options.**** ****** ******* *** ** ******, *** **** ******** ************ **** ******** *** **** ******** from ***** ******* ** ****. ** *** ** **** **** discussions ** ******** **** ******* *****-******, ** *** **** **** a ******* *** ******* ************** ********* ******* ******* **** **** *****'*:

Revenue ****

*******'* ******* ** **** ************* **** *** ****. ** ******** that *******'* **** ******* **** ** ** *** $** ******* range, **** **** *** **** ******* ** *** ****** ** ~$80 *******. ******* *** ************ ********* *** ******* ************, **** recently*** ****, ***** ******* ***** $** ************* *******. ***, ******* ******** ** ******* ***** *******, ********** to ****: '** *******. ** *** * ******* ****'.

*** **** ****** ** *******'* ******* ******* *******:

  • ******* ** ** ****** * ****** *** ***** **** ** cameras. ****** * ***** *** *********** ************ ******** ****** *** ********* ************* ********** ** ***** ******* ***** ** ***** *****. Before *** **** ** *** *******, ******* *** * ****** low **** ** ******.
  • *** ******** ** *********** ******* *** *****-******. ***** ******* **** ground ** *****-**** ******-****** ******* ******, **** **** ** **** multi-imager *****. ***, **** ** **** *********** *******, ******* ** challenged ** *********.
  • ********** ********, ***** ***** ***** ***** *** ******** ***** *** can **** ** * *********** ******* ** *******, ****** ******** options *** ******* ********** ** *** ******* ********.
  • **** ** ***-*****, **** ** **** *** ********* ** ********* alternative ****** **** ******, *** ******** ******* ******* ******* ** promote ***** *** ***** **** ****** ********.

Loan ***** ***********

** ****,******* **** *** ** $** ******* ****, *********** ******** ** **** **** *********** ** *** **-********, early ********* *** *********. *******, **** *** ****, ******* ********** needs ** *** **** ***** ****, *** ** ***** ****** is *** ********** ****** **** ******* ** ***** ********, ********** in ******** ***** ** *** **** **** *********** ** ******* money *** **** ********.

Legal ****** **** ****

******* ** **** ** * ***** ****** **** ****, **** ******* ** ***** *****-****** *******. **** **** ** the ******* ******** *** ******* *****, ** ****** **** ****** could ****** *** ***** ** *******'* ****** ********* ** *******, inviting **** *********** ** ********* *** ******* **** ******** **** replicate *********** ******** ** *******'* *****-*******.

Arecont ***** ******

******* ***** "***,***** ******* ********" ** ************* *** ***** ****** *******. *********** ***** ******, key *********** ****, ******** **********/******* *********** ** ***** ********* **** would **** ******* **** *********** ******* ** ***** ******** *******. Items **** ** *****, *** ******, *** **** *********** *** end-users ***** ** **** ****** ** ******* **.

*** ******** ******** *** ** ******** ** '******' ** **** out, *** *** ******* **** ***** ** ***** *** **** (and/or *****) *** ****** *********** *** ****** ******* ******* ****** as ****.

Outlook ********

****** *** *********, *** ***** *********, *** * ******* **** of ********** *** *********** ******** **** *** * ******** ******* for ******* ******. *** ******** ** * ***** *** ********* eclipsed ******* ** ***** ** ***** ***********, ********* ************, *** reliability. ** ********, *** *** ****-****** ************ ** *****-****** ******* limits ******* *** *** ******* ** **** ********** ** * larger, ****** ***********, **********.

Comments (52)

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  • ******* ****** ********* **** ********* **** **** ***/********* *** *** own **-***** ******** ************. ******* ****** ******* ******* *** ******* to ***user *** *** ** ***** ***** *********
  • ******* ****** ********* *******do *** **** ***** ***************.
  • ****** * ****** ********* **** ****** ** ** ******* ****** camera ** ****** ***user ** *** **-***** ***** ******** to log in
    ** * ******, *** ****** ****** ***** **extremely ******* in its success. The attacker would be able to view the camera’s internal web browser, and the camera’s settings could be modified.
  • * ******would *** ** **** to repurpose an Arecont Vision camera for a cyberattack

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