Arecont Vision unveils compact MicroBullet indoor/outdoor, day/night megapixel camera

May 4, 2017
At the ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition (Apr. 5-7) in Las Vegas, Arecont Vision introduced its new series of MicroBullet IP-based megapixel cameras. 

At the ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition (Apr. 5-7) in Las Vegas, Arecont Vision introduced its new series of MicroBullet IP-based megapixel cameras.

The MicroBullet is billed as "an extremely compact and affordable bullet-style camera, yet loaded with advanced features." According to the company, "the tiny MicroBullet with its integrated adjustable 3-axis mount is a mere 6.8” (172.8mm) long and 2.8” (71.5mm) high. Available in 1080p or 3MP resolution, MicroBullet is ideal for low-profile indoor and outdoor surveillance use, featuring a die-cast aluminum, IK-10 impact resistant, and IP66 weather rated housing. All models offer rapid setup with a remote focus/zoom 2.8 – 8mm motorized lens."

The proprietary SNAPstream (Smart Noise Adaptation and Processing) technology reduces camera bandwidth consumption in all MicroBullet models without impacting image quality. Arecont says the MicroBullet is ideal for applications with normal to challenging lighting conditions, regardless of time of day. The camera offers full day/night functionality, with a mechanical IR cut filter and integrated IR LED illuminators, and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) up to 100db at full resolution on select models for use in applications with challenging or varied lighting conditions.

The MicroBullet series is ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) Series S compliant. Each MicroBullet camera offers remote focus capability to simplify set-up and significantly reduce installation time. Installers can simply install the camera on a wall, ceiling, or structure, then adjust the integrated 3-axis mount to point the sensor at the area to be covered. Once off the lift or ladder, the installer can select “Short Range Focus” or “Full Range Focus” for rapid setup from their computer, or they can adjust the focus and zoom as required by the scene.

Arecont Vision cameras are designed to run an in-house developed, Massively Parallel Image Processing Architecture (MPIPA) on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) integrated circuit. All core features and technologies are developed by Arecont Vision, allowing installed cameras to be upgraded with new capabilities, thereby extending the useful life of the device. Further, by employing the unique MPIPA architecture, Arecont Vision cameras do not require the use of common imbedded operating systems. This approach eliminates the risk of a cyber hacker repurposing an Arecont Vision camera for use in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), network penetration, ransomware, or other increasingly common cyberattacks.

Brad Donaldson, vice president of product development for Arecont Vision., concludes, “With the introduction of the MicroBullet, Arecont Vision adds another feature-rich, small form factor professional surveillance camera to our lineup. MicroBullet has the great features that our customers expect, including a motorized lens, IR illumination, and low bandwidth consumption, and all at a great price.” Learn more at

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