Arecont Vision

About Arecont Vision

Arecont Vision is exclusively focused on megapixel technology and, as the industry leader, has contributed more to the advancement of megapixel imaging for professional security applications than any other company in the security market. Their worldwide installed base of megapixel cameras crosses a broad spectrum of applications and venues – a proven testament to Arecont Vision’s leadership in developing innovative megapixel imaging technologies and products.

As a result of their best-in-class product architecture, Arecont typically introduce new imaging technology years ahead of competitors because they don’t have to wait until a new off-the-shelf ASIC is available. Arecont Vision’s industry firsts include:


2004: 1st 2MP (two megapixel) IP network camera

2005: 1st 3MP dual-sensor Day/Night camera (MegaVideo® AV3130)

2006: 1st 5MP H.264 IP camera (MegaVideo AV5100) / 1st multi-sensor multi-megapixel panoramic camera (SurroundVideo® 8MP AV8360)

2008: 1st complete line of H.264 megapixel cameras

2009: 1st 10MP H.264 network camera (MegaVideo series)

2011: 1st multi-sensor 20MP 180° and 360° panoramic camera series (SurroundVideo)

2012: 1st multi-sensor 12MP 180° with Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) (SurroundVideo)

2013: Industry’s smallest all-in-one professional 1 – 5MP camera series (MicroDome®) / 1st 40MP 180° and 360° camera series (SurroundVideo)

2014: 1st omnidirectional multi-sensor, multi-megapixel camera (SurroundVideo Omni)

2015: 1st compact dome camera with remote focus (MicroDome G2)  / 1st multi-sensor, multi-megapixel panoramic camera with remote focus/zoom (SurroundVideo G5)

2016: 1st tethered multi-megapixel camera with interchangeable lens (MegaVideo Flex) / 1st omnidirectional multi-sensor, multi-megapixel camera with remote focus (SurroundVideo Omni G2) / 1st extremely compact multi-sensor, multi-megapixel panoramic camera (SurroundVideo G5 Mini)

2017: 1st compact dual-sensor adjustable view megapixel camera with interchangeable and remote focus lenses (MicroDome Duo)

Arecont Vision, the leader in megapixel IP video, offers the largest selection of megapixel cameras available worldwide – their product line includes H.264 and JPEG 1.3, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 and 20 megapixel models available in their MegaVideo® Compact, MegaVideo®, MegaDome™, MegaView™ D4F/D4s and SurroundVideo®lines. All offer a superior price/performance ratio and integration with best in breed VMS platforms. Arecont Vision’s suite of multi-megapixel cameras will make any IP video network execution better – and deliver the greatest ROI – as compared against conventional cameras. Arecont also supports industry standards including ONVIF and PSIA for maximum integration support.

Arecont Vision is leading the way in IP video with cutting edge innovations, superior performance and the broadest selection of megapixel IP cameras.

Arecont Vision is exclusively focused on megapixel technology

The company has grown consistently over the past 12 years. Since their beginnings in Southern California, Arecont Vision have expanded their worldwide reach beyond North America with offices and representation in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Arecont Vision maintains a channel partner sales model including systems integrators, value added resellers, dealers and distributors. Their marketing programs and field sales organisations create demand at the end user level and pull business through their reseller channel partners.

Arecont Vision’s industry leadership is further illustrated through its partner programs such as the Channel Partner Certification Program which provides megapixel education to the market and the Technology Partner Program which capitalises on integration with more than 80 of the world's NVR and VMS technology platforms.

Arecont Vision continues to lead the way in megapixel video.

Arecont Vision news

Arecont Vision Costar adds Apex Technology Sales to its Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative Program

Arecont Vision Costar, the provider of network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the addition of Apex Technology Sales, Inc. (Apex) to its Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative Program. A proven and experienced representative agency, Apex will provide expert pre-sales assistance for Arecont Vision Costar’s Total Video Solution offerings across the US North Central Region, including Minnesota, both North and South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin. “Mike Pride and hi...

Arecont Vision expands its line of MegaIP and ConteraIP video surveillance cameras

Arecont Vision has expanded its MegaIP and ConteraIP video surveillance cameras with two new Omni models: the SurroundVideo SX and the ConteraIP RS. The Omni SX camera is based on the success of the Omni G2, offering improved image quality and increased product reliability. Both 12 and 20 MP models will feature True Day/Night capabilities for indoor/outdoor use, Advanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) for different lighting conditions and NightView for solid performance in low light. It also has SNAP...

Boring Toolbox extends enterprise functionality and compatibility with 5,000+ cameras and 100,000+ devices

The Boring Lab announced that The Boring Toolbox, a set of performance and maintenance tools to help customers more efficiently manage Milestone Systems’ XProtect video surveillance networks, has added key features for enterprise and large-scale sites with 5,000+ cameras and 100,000+ devices. The Boring Toolbox V3 offers a smoother user experience and optimised performance features, both of which were necessary to support larger installations. The Boring Toolbox allows customers to mainta...

Arecont Vision case studies

Arecont Vision Costar delivers megapixel camera solutions for banking and financial services

Retail banks and financial services companies have a long history of dealing with the risk and potential threat of criminal activity. Arecont Vision Costar understands the unique needs of the retail banking and financial services market and provides customer-proven megapixel camera technology to specifically meet those needs for our customers around the world. Bank crime statistics In a typical year in the United States, according to the FBI cash losses total around $7.5 million, only about...

Arecont Vision video surveillance deployed by Monterey Bay Aquarium, California

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has a rich history of innovation. Since its founding in 1984, the facility has become one of the world’s leading public aquariums and ocean conservation organisations.   Monterey Bay Aquarium has produced significant insights into the life history of sharks, sea otters, and bluefin tuna. The aquarium also was the first to exhibit a living kelp forest, and in 2004 it was the first to successfully exhibit and return to the wild a young great white...

Arecont Vision Costar megapixel cameras slash healthcare video costs & increase quality and coverage

Hospitals, medical centres, university training centres, clinics and other healthcare institutions are exposed to legal liability, ethical concerns and are subject to litigation and lawsuits, as well as changing regulation worldwide. Facilities have drugs and medical equipment onsite, making them a tempting target for crime.  Healthcare industry challenges At the same time, aging populations in developed nations will drive increased demand for patient treatment. Rising populations and eco...