About Arecont Vision Costar

New Company. Same Great Products.

Arecont Vision Costar, LLC is a US-based company founded in 2018 to offer complete video surveillance solutions to customers around the world. Arecont Vision Costar’s headquarters, R&D, and support operations are in Glendale, California in the Greater Los Angeles metro area. Our manufacturing is nearby in Duarte, California, while our Advanced Technology Center is located in the city of Clovis, in California’s Central Valley region. Sales offices are located throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East.

In July, 2018, the original Arecont Vision, LLC 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. The executive leadership, most employees, and all of Arecont Vision’s technology, trademarks, and patents are now part of the new Arecont Vision Costar. Manufacturing, sales, support, and all other functions continue as before, serving our customers around the world.

Our premier offering is the Arecont Vision Costar Total Video Solution™, composed of advanced megapixel cameras, cloud-enabled video management systems, recurring-revenue generating web services, and network-managed video recorders.

The Total Video Solution & Contera™

The 2018 launch of the Arecont Vision Costar Total Video Solution represented a major new strategy for our business, culminating in the birth of our new company itself, Arecont Vision Costar. With the announcement of the Total Video Solution we also introduced our newest brand name, Contera.

Contera is an anagram of Arecont, a reflection of Arecont Vision Costar’s new way of thinking. We are focused on building on the knowledge and experience of the original company to produce something even better for our customers. Contera is a portfolio of software and hardware families that combine with the proven MegaIP™ brand of megapixel cameras to together form the Total Video Solution.

Made in the USA

We are committed to quality products, with the most advanced features and capabilities for our customers. Most Arecont Vision Costar products are designed and manufactured in the United States. A subset of our products are designed in the US but assembled elsewhere.

MegaIP cameras (MegaBall, MegaDome, MegaVideo, MegaView, MicroDome, and SurroundVideo), ConteraCMR recorders (3 of 4 models), and both ConteraVMS and ConteraWS software families are Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. §§ 8301-305) and Federal Trade Commission Made in USA compliant with few exceptions.

Those same Arecont Vision Costar products are also compliant with the “Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American” for manufactured goods (click to view online at whitehouse.gov), as signed on April 18, 2017.


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Contact Arecont Vision Costar for more information on product and accessory compliance.

American-Made Quality & Design


For customers in the United States, if you are planning video surveillance camera purchases, please select your designed and built in the USA choice, Arecont Vision. Arecont Vision Costar offers the widest range of Made in USA megapixel cameras with our Mega series, as well as with our software options and many of our NVR/server platforms.

Customers outside the United States can trust Arecont Vision Costar for award-winning products and customer service proven worldwide for true Made in USA quality and innovation.

Continued Industry Leadership

Arecont Vision Costar continues our legacy of designing the best, most advanced, and highest reliability megapixel video products in the industry. Our list of industry firsts demonstrates this ongoing commitment, unmatched by any other vendor.

We began our R&D efforts in 2003, manufacturing in California the industry’s first two-megapixel IP network camera by 2004. Just two years later we released the industry’s first multi-sensor camera, and we still lead this segment with advanced capabilities and in sheer number of model choices. Our remote-setup SurroundVideo® Omni G3 released in 2017 is an example of our continued leadership, as is our latest offering– the feature packed, high performance ConteraIP™ multi-sensor camera unveiled in 2018.


Industry Recognition


At Arecont Vision Costar, we strive to be the best at everything we create, as we look for new ways to drive the video surveillance industry forward. We’re extremely grateful to have been awarded so many times for our industry leadership, technology, products, support, and our people.

See more about our industry awards.

Superior Solutions Through Partnership & Integration

Arecont Vision Costar has always been committed to partnership with the industry’s leading software and hardware vendors, a condition that the new Arecont Vision Costar continues to follow.

We are also committed to ONVIF compliance for integration with 3rd party products, and we provide a free developer’s API through our Technology Partner Program to gain access to our most advanced features.

For integration beyond ONVIF, our MegaLab™ can be used to test new products and updates, in conjunction with our Technical Assistance Center customer support team.

Product Quality & Support

Arecont Vision was a leader in introducing new, leading-edge technologies and products throughout the company’s history. While the company made commitments to product quality and after-installation support, those leading-edge products sometimes still made things challenging for our end user customers and our authorized security dealers and integrators.

It’s an entirely new world now with the launch of Arecont Vision Costar. Our executive leadership is committed to increased customer satisfaction, and in continuing to invest additional resources into our Quality Assurance and Technical Assistance Center customer support teams and processes. We’ve made big improvements, and we will continue to do so going forward.

Learn more about the Technical Assistance Center.

Company Leadership

Shane Compton

Chief Engineering Officer, Costar, & General Manager, Arecont Vision Costar

Kyle Parker

Vice President of Americas Sales

Sanjit Bardhan

Vice President of International Sales

Mitch Fagundes

Vice President of Global Strategic Accounts

Brad Donaldson

Vice President of Product Development

Jeff Whitney

Vice President of Marketing

Troy Fairchild

Vice President of Technical Services, Costar Technologies, Inc. & Arecont Vision Costar

Ernie Duran

Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Costar Technologies, Inc. & Arecont Vision Costar

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