Arecont Vision Costar

Glendale, CA 91205


About Arecont Vision Costar

Arecont Vision Costar is a leading manufacturer of high-performance megapixel IP cameras and associated software.


425 East Colorado Street
7th Floor
Glendale, CA 91205

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Arecont Vision Costar, LLC is a US company with headquarters, R&D, manufacturing, and support in Glendale, California, and a business unit of Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets Group: CSTI), based in Coppell, Texas.

Arecont Vision has contributed more to the development of megapixel (MP) camera technology for professional security applications than any other camera manufacturer. In July, 2018, the company was acquired by Costar, a US corporation that designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes a full range of proven products for the video surveillance and machine vision markets. Visit Costar online by clicking here.

Our growing, worldwide installed base exceeded a million units shipped quite some time ago, offering proven quality, Made in USA megapixel cameras support a broad spectrum of surveillance applications and venues. Arecont Vision megapixel cameras are relied upon by our customers every minute of every day.

Products and Press Releases

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AV Costar expands ConteraIP Megapixel Camera Series

March 18, 2020
New single, dual and multi-sensor cameras added to growing family
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ConteraIP Omni LX Remote Setup Series

Nov. 18, 2019
See it at ISC West 2020 Booth #8045
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Arecont Vision Costar has named Geoff Stoliker as regional sales manager for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest Region.
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Arecont Vision Costar adds Geoff Stoliker to Americas sales team

Nov. 14, 2019
Industry veteran to lead company's Northern California and Pacific Northwest sales
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Arecont Vision Costar ConteraIP EX Series

Aug. 15, 2019
GSX 2019 Booth #693
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Arecont Vision Costar joined by Desjardins Technologies for Eastern Canada

July 9, 2019
Canadian firm added to authorized manufacturer’s representative program
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Arecont Vision Costar new MegaIP and ConteraIP single- and multi-sensor megapixel cameras

April 8, 2019
New products on display by Costar Technologies, Inc. at ISC West 2019
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Ernie Duran has been appointed Vice President of Global Supply Chain for Costar Technologies, Inc.
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Costar Technologies adds VP of Global Supply Chain

March 26, 2019
Ernie Duran joins Arecont Vision Costar leadership team
Troy Fairchild is a veteran engineer and support leader who spent much of his career at Pelco by Schneider Electric in the Clovis/Fresno, California area. With the opening of our new Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Clovis, Troy has been added to the team based there to lead his widely dispersed pre- and post-sales support organization.
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Arecont Vision Costar adds customer support exec to leadership team

March 11, 2019
New VP of Technical Services, Troy Fairchild, to focus on customer support
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Arecont Vision Costar targets sales growth abroad

Oct. 31, 2018
New resources provide enhanced support to customers and partners
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Arecont Vision Costar announces new beginning

Oct. 4, 2018
Business Unit of Costar Technology, Inc. Launched in July, 2018

Articles & News

Despite its recent full merger with IDIS, Costar projected a strong brand presence at this year's GSX show in Dallas.

GSX Show Floor Q&A: Costar Technologies

Sept. 28, 2023
Now fully merged with Korean video surveillance powerhouse IDIS, Security Business caught up with Costar’s Mike Rose at GSX to find out the company’s next moves
Get a handle on the latest video surveillance trends & technologies - from resolution, to storage, to software and beyond, as well as strategies for tackling the ISC West show floor.
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Video Trends & Technology 2016: Vendor Roundtable

March 14, 2016
SD&I cover story: Get a handle on the latest from resolution, to storage, to software and beyond, as well as strategies for tackling the ISC West show floor
Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers and the CONSULT Technical Security Symposium. Email him at, or contact him through LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter: @RayCoulombe.
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Security Technology Trends of 2015

Jan. 15, 2016
A look back on the biggest tech innovations, and what the future holds for the industry
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Practice proper wire management by mapping and labeling all ports and termination blocks to reduce maintenance time and expenses.
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Managing Bandwidth and Network Latency

Feb. 11, 2015
How to avoid pitfalls in high-resolution video installations
Ray Coulombe is Founder and Managing Director of SecuritySpecifiers and the CONSULT Technical Security Symposium. Email him at, or contact him through LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter: @RayCoulombe.
Panoramic & 360-Degree Surveillance Cameras

Tech Trends: We’re Surrounded

Sept. 9, 2014
The fast proliferation of panoramic IP cameras means multiple choices for integrators
Axis unveiled its 4K Ultra HD network camera at ISC West, the AXIS P1428-E.
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4K frenzy: Next-generation of video surveillance tech generating buzz at ISC West

April 3, 2014
Camera manufacturers launching products designed to meet what could be the new standard for high resolution imaging
Experts talk trends in image resolution, edge capabilities and video storage at ASIS 2013.
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Innovation in video surveillance tech at a crossroads: Part 2

Sept. 26, 2013
Experts weigh in on resolution arms race, advances in edge capabilities and video storage
A view of the Axis Communications booth at ASIS 2013.
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Innovation in video surveillance tech at a crossroads: Part 1

Sept. 25, 2013
Industry experts discuss continued shift towards IP, providing continued support for analog
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Success Story: Traverse City Schools

July 18, 2013
VMS ties together multiple systems for Michigan school district
Photo: Interface Security Systems
Interface Security Systems provides state-of-the-art video surveillance systems that allow customers to watch their business from remote locations, or with their Digital Witness solutions the company monitors.
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Video Surveillance: Remote Monitoring of Megapixel Cameras

June 11, 2013
The move to IP continues and compression stays top of mind

Videos & Resources

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Monitronics Whitepaper: What is the Magic Formula for Developing a Successful Security Sales Organization?

June 9, 2011
To get the most out of a sales team they have to respect their leader. It helps when the sales manager can honestly say "I've been there, done that, and EARNED the t-shirt." The...
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PSIA interoperability demonstration at ISC West 2011

May 9, 2011
At ISC West, PSIA's demonstration of interoperable products from Honeywell, UTC F&S, Tyco, Hikvision, Arecont Vision, IQinVision and ObjectVideo.

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Arecont Vision Costar's ConteraIP Single-Sensor Megapixel Cameras

Sept. 17, 2018
Key additions to the Arecont Vision Total Video Solution to be on display at GSX
IFSEC 2018 will be the first public unveiling in Europe of the Contera VMS® Video Management System, ConteraWS® Web Services, Contera CMR® Cloud Managed Recorders, and ConteraIP® megapixel cameras that were announced earlier this year.
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Arecont Vision complete video solution unveiled for European customers

June 14, 2018
Contera VMS, web services, recorders and cameras at IFSEC London
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Arecont Vision releases ConteraVMS, ConteraWS Web Services and ConteraCMR cloud-managed recorders

May 10, 2018
Contera offers a complete, integrated solution for traditional local or advanced cloud-managed video project requirements
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Arecont Vision's Contera Single- and Multi-Sensor Megapixel Cameras

April 11, 2018
Cameras part of a new complete video surveillance solution from the company
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Arecont Vision offers complete solution for traditional and cloud-based video surveillance

April 10, 2018
Leading camera company adds new Contera cameras, VMS, web services, and recorders
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Arecont Vision enhances tools for A&E Partner Program

March 19, 2018
Membership in the A&E Partner Program is free of charge for industry architects, engineers, and consultants