BRS Labs Gets $12 Million More for Video Analytics

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 28, 2009

BRS Labs, the most discussed recent entrant into the video analytics market, has received another $12 Million USD in funding, increasing their total capital raised to $47 Million USD. The investment is from private equity (not from VC firms).

BRS Labs aims to intelligently alert on threats without rules programming. Read our competitive analysis of BRS Labs' technology and positioning. With their recent funding, BRS Labs announced today that they have hired an EVP for Sales and will build a full fledged sales organization.

Demo Technology

BRS Labs has added new demonstrations of their technology. Here's a particularly interesting example of detecting a backback instantly at less than .5 lux.

How Well Does this Work?

The above demo is either (A) a revolutionary breakthrough in video analytics or (B) an extremely creative use of video editing software.

I remain skeptical until I see independent proof of these claims. As we examined in our Intelligent Video Market analysis, the video analytics market is struggling. Has BRS Labs really solved the problems hindering the rest of the market?

6 reports cite this report:

Winners and Losers Spring 2011 on Apr 12, 2011
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More Money, More Questions on May 14, 2010
Another month, another significant amount of new funding from dozens of new small investors. Government documents disclose that BRS Labs has raised...
BRS Labs Patents Examined on Feb 06, 2010
While BRS Labs is opposed to disclosing technical information, their patent applications do provide information on their approach. Key documents...
Video Analytics 2009 Mid-Year Market Review on Jul 12, 2009
The last six months were rough for video analytics. Little good news and lots of public recognition of video analytic troubles. In our own recent...
Will BRS Labs Revolutionize Video Analytics? on Aug 09, 2008
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