BriefCam's Surveillance Search Technology Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jun 26, 2009

BriefCam aims to simplify video surveillance search. They generate intelligent video synopses that enables investigators to watch the key events of hours of video in a fraction of the time.

Below is a short introductory demo of BriefCam's technology provided by the manufacturer.

BriefCam partners with leading IP Video/DVR/NVR providers (Pelco, Milestone and OnSSI being 3 of the most well known). This provides users the freedom to pick their own best of breed VMS and to use BriefCam with existing deployments.

Most VMS systems have limitations on their built-in search capability (such as searching by time, motion detection or event type). BriefCam has the potential to improve search capabilty for video surveillance systems.

The interesting questions for specifiers and users are: (1) how much value does it provide relative to its cost? (2) how well does it integrate with existing systems? and (3) where does it provide the most value?

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