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The Quick Way to Watch Security Video

Briefcam makes video security more effective by letting users search quickly and efficiently for significant events.
By TechIsrael Staff
First Publish: 10/28/2011, 12:18 PM

Israel, perhaps more than any other country, knows what a boon advanced video security technology can be. But security based on video has some inherent problems: without analysis tools to figure out what the images mean, or the ability to easily access the important sections of the video and dismiss the “chaff.”

In order to be able to use video for security purposes, it's got to be accessible, and Israel has been at the forefront of developing technologies to make video more accessible and usable. Among those companies is Briefcam (http://briefcam.com/), which lets users quickly parse through hours of video stored on tapes and computerized recordings, and isolate the important events, while ignoring the “routine,” unimportant ones.



All BriefCam products are based on Video Synopsis, a novel technology that enables users to browse hours of video in minutes. The synopsis is made possible by simultaneously presenting multiple objects and activities that have occurred at different times. Events are indexed to the original source video, and both synopsis and original footage can be exported for investigation with a single mouse click.

So, if the person monitoring notices something odd in the behavior of an individual, s/he can focus in on that individual, and get an index of all of his or her movements in the entire range of footage. With Briefcam's Video Synopsis technology, security personnel have a more efficient way of watching and analyzing footage, making it more likely for them to catch problems before they occur.

Last month, ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals worldwide, selected BriefCam as one of the top 10 winners of the ASIS Accolades Security's Best competition. ASIS Accolades is an awards competition that recognizes the security industry’s most innovative new products, services, and/or solutions. A team of judges representing end users and experts in security technologies evaluated more than 70 entries before selecting BriefCam as one of the top 10 winners.

The judges selected the new BriefCam VS Enterprise product, which enables 100% camera coverage, supporting BriefCam Live channels with instantaneous Video Synopsis availability for critical or frequently reviewed cameras and BriefCam On-Demand for affordable batch processing.

"We're honored that ASIS has chosen to award BriefCam VS Enterprise, which answers a need for total coverage expressed by customers over the past year," said Dror Irani, CEO of BriefCam. "BriefCam Live meets the needs of on-site security personnel, who must react quickly to events. BriefCam On-Demand is tailored to investigators who review video after the fact and in depth. With BriefCam VS Enterprise, we’re now able to serve all levels of investigation within the multi-camera environment."