Caught on Camera: Woman Forced into Car Trunk at Gunpoint

Chilling surveillance video shows a 21-year-old woman forced into her own trunk by an armed robber at a drive-through ATM

USA TODAY (January 23, 2015) – The incident happened last Wednesday at the Wells Fargo near Interstate 30 about 1:30 a.m. in Texas.

The victim, who WFAA-TV has chosen to only identify as Christin, drives up in her three-week-old Kia. She inserts her ATM card, begins a transaction, then looks around in her front seat as the machine starts.

The robber circles around the back of the ATM, then surprises her holding a cell phone in one hand and a gun in the other. He takes her cash and her new car. But first, he forces the young woman out, walks her to the back of the car and orders her to climb into the trunk.

The only witness is an Arecont Vision MegaDome® 2 camera which caught the young man staring directly into the lens.

On Thursday, police released the video showing the robber order the victim out of her car at gunpoint and then force her into her own trunk. The good quality of the video is something investigators hope helps capture the criminal.

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Arecont Vision® Showing MegaView® 2 IP Megapixel Bullet Cameras With New Features and Functions at Intersec

Now ONVIF Conformant, with STELLAR™ Low Light Technology and On-Board Storage

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates (January 18, 2015) – Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP megapixel camera technology, has added a number of significant features to the company’s popular MegaView® 2 True Day/Night bullet style megapixel cameras. New MegaView® 2 features being announced here at Intersec 2015 include Arecont Vision®’s groundbreaking STELLAR™ (Spatio TEmporal Low Light ARchitecture) Low Light Technology; optional on-board storage up to 32GB via an SDHC card slot; CorridorView™ capability that allows the camera’s image to be rotated 90 degrees for better coverage in hallways and corridors; and an extended ability to scale images to different resolutions to better meet system bandwidth and storage requirements.

Additional performance features found in MegaView® 2 megapixel bullet cameras include remote focus/zoom p-iris lenses, integrated infrared illuminators, and wide angle or telephoto options. MegaView® 2 megapixel bullet cameras are available in a wide range of models with resolution up to 10MP.

MegaView® 2 cameras feature Arecont Vision®’s true wide dynamic range (WDR) technology which provides a dynamic range of up to 100dB at full resolution without lowering frame rates. By combining long and short exposures in the same field of view, WDR maximizes the amount of detail in both bright and dark areas of a scene. The WDR performance of Arecont Vision® cameras represents up to 50dB improvement (300X) in dynamic range compared to conventional cameras.

“Arecont Vision® continues to establish new benchmarks in megapixel performance to address the evolving needs of our customers, and the way today’s advanced systems are being designed and implemented,” said Raul Calderon, Senior Vice President, Arecont Vision®. “As we continue to innovate new megapixel imaging products, we will also continue to improve upon existing market leading products such as our MegaView® 2 Day/Night megapixel cameras by adding enhanced features such as STELLAR™ that further improve their performance and coverage capabilities.”

The 1.2 megapixel MegaView® 2 camera now incorporates the innovative Arecont Vision® STELLAR™ Low Light Technology, which expands low-light performance by reducing motion blur, noise and storage requirements while also enhancing contrast and allowing color imaging in near complete darkness.

Additional performance features found in MegaView® 2 bullet cameras include: H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10)/MJPEG dual encoders; privacy masking; extended motion detection with 1,024 distinct motion detection zones; pixel binning for increased light sensitivity (3MP, 5MP and 10MP models); IP66 environmentally rated housings for use in harsh environments; flexible cropping to adjust image sizes; and the ability to choose PoE (Power over Ethernet) or external power. MegaView® 2 Telephoto cameras are available with integrated long distance infrared illuminators in resolutions of 1080p, 3MP, 5MP and 10MP.

The new cameras seamlessly integrate with a wide range of third-party providers, since they are PSIA and ONVIF conformant.

Harco Group, Norbain, and Systematrix/PXLines will be displaying Arecont Vision cameras in their booths at Intersec. VMS vendors Aimetis, AxxonSoft, Genetec, and Milestone Systems will have Arecont Vision cameras at the event.

 

ABOUT ARECONT VISION®
Arecont Vision® is the leading manufacturer of high-performance megapixel IP cameras. Arecont Vision® products are made in the USA and feature low-cost massively parallel image processing architectures MegaVideo® and SurroundVideo® that represent a drastic departure from traditional analog and network camera designs. All-in-one products such as the MegaDome®, MegaView®, MegaBall®, MicroDome® and D4F/D4S/D4SO series provide installer friendly solutions. STELLAR™ (Spatio TEmporal Low, Light ARchitecture) technology offers dramatically increased low light performance, while True WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) and remote focus/remote zoom capabilities each enhance camera utility. Compact JPEG and H.264 series of cameras address cost sensitive applications. These innovative technologies enable Arecont Vision to deliver multi-megapixel digital video at IP VGA camera price points.

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Arecont Vision Webinar: Focus on Public Spaces

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Topic: Focus on Public Spaces

Join us for an educational webinar and learn how using IP megapixel cameras can better serve your customers while increasing your own business opportunities.

On Wednesday, January 21st at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time we will present

  • Arecont Vision® advantages and benefits in covering public spaces.
  • News on our latest product announcements.
  • The latest segment of our popular Technical Tips and Tricks for public space deployments.
  • A presentation from our camera housing partner DotWorkz.
  • Our latest product and industry news.

It’s a great opportunity to learn more about video surveillance and new ways to increase your sales with Arecont Vision Cameras. Register now and be sure you don’t miss it!

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Arecont Vision Webinar: Focus on Logistics

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Topic: Focus on Logistics

Join us for an educational webinar and learn how using IP megapixel cameras can better serve your customers while increasing your own business opportunities.

On Wednesday, December 17th at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time we will present

  • Arecont Vision’s® successful project with FedEx Hong Kong.
  • The latest segment of our popular Technical Tips and Techniques as applicable for the logistics market.
  • A presentation from our VMS partner ipConfigure.
  • Our latest product and industry news.

It’s a great opportunity to learn more about video surveillance opportunities in the logistics market, and new ways to increase your sales with Arecont Vision Cameras. Register now and be sure you don’t miss it!

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Prospect Heights Police Department Case Study

Camera-on-buildingProspect HeightsPolice Department selected an outdoor wireless system with ExacqVision video management system (VMS) software and Arecont Vision IP cameras at the center of the solution. This security solution minimized neighborhood crime, better utilized police officer resources, made searching for video evidence easier and provided the ability to monitor video remotely…

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Scott Schafer Interviewed at Security Essen 2014

Scott Schafer was interviewed at Security Essen 2014 on new products and technologies from Arecont Vision, by S News.

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SurroundVideo Omni Named a Top 30 Security Technology 2014 Winner by SS&I

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Boucherle’s Pick: Arecont Multisensor Megapixel Camera

A leader and innovator in high-performance yet affordable IP video technology, Arecont Vision continues to deliver on the demands of a fast-moving IP market with new products. The SurroundVideo Omni product delivers in four variations: five-, eight-, 12- or 20-megapixel arrays of four imagers that can be individually positioned for each unique application while only requiring a single installation. This is a significant advantage when considering your customers, needs, budget and your competitive solutions… Read More

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Detektor International Honors Arecont Vision® SurroundVideo® 12 MP Panoramic Camera with “Best CCTV Product 2014” Award

 Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP megapixel camera technology, has been named the Detektor International “Best CCTV Product 2014” award winner for the SurroundVideo® 12 Megapixel 360° Panoramic Camera with Wide Dynamic Range (WDR). The annual award was presented to Arecont Vision®’s Vice President of European Sales, Ivo Drent, during the Skydd Security/Fire and Rescue Expo in Stockholm.

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Arecont Vision Webinar: Focus on Retail

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Topic: Focus on Retail

Join us for an educational webinar and learn how using IP megapixel cameras can better serve your customers while increasing your own business opportunities.

On Wednesday, November 19th at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Time we will present

  • Arecont Vision’s® successful project with retailer Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • The latest segment of our popular Technical Tips and Techniques as applicable for retail
  • Video intelligence software for retail and other surveillance needs from technology partner 3xLogic
  • Our latest product and industry news

It’s a great opportunity to learn more about video surveillance opportunities in retail, and new ways to increase your sales with Arecont Vision Cameras.  Register now and be sure you don’t miss it!

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Arecont Vision® Megapixel Cameras Reach New Heights on the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

Arecont Vision®, the industry leader in IP-based megapixel camera technology, is providing video surveillance cameras for SpaceX, a private company that designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft for NASA and other organizations. The high performance megapixel cameras from Arecont Vision® are being deployed on the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, which is utilized by NASA to deliver supplies and science experiments to the International Space Station.

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