BriefCam Release Notes

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Software Version
Category
Description
Release Topic

April 2021
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
There are two new templates available in the Administrator Console to make setting up the required services easier for both the Hub and sites.
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The following new services were added to support multi-site deployments: Multi-site Site BI Export Service, Multi-site Hub BI Data Gateway, Multi-site Hub SSO Gateway, Outbound API Gateway
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Integration
BriefCam v6.0 was tested and certified to work with Qognify VisionHub 5.2.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
In the Alerts tab, it is now possible to search for sources in the Sources filter
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The default of the Mismatches Allowed setting for the License Plate Recognition filter was changed from 3 to 0.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
When searching for a case, the search results include case descriptions in addition to the case name.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
In the REVIEW module, when filtering for Sources, sources that are not selected are now hidden and not just greyed out.
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
Performance of the case alert loading time and the server load during fetching were improved.
Performance
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
When applying the Sources filter, the Time Range, Size, and Speed filters are not reset and remain selected.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
When processing a long video (24 hours or longer by default), a message appears letting the user know that the processing may take a while
Functionality Improvements
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Out-of-the-box dashboards contained a Source filter
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
In the Filters visualization, a Site filter was added to support multi-site deployments.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Additional dimensions and measures were added to support multi-site deployments.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
The # of Unique Identities on a Specific Route measure was added.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Two new dashboards were added: Retail Trends Across Sites + Visual Layers
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The entire documentation set, including a new Troubleshooting Guide, is now available by clicking the Help icon (?) from BriefCam
Documentation
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
Facial Recognition – we found that in most cases, our new accuracy for people wearing face masks is similar to our old accuracy for people not wearing face masks
Performance
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
Facial Recognition – We set the false alarm rate to 1% and found that our detection rate improved from 80% to 97.6%. We set a detection rate of 95% and found that our false alarms were reduced from 60% to 0.5%.
Performance
Version: 6.0
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
multi-site customers can now centrally view RESPOND alerts generated at the remote sites and analyze aggregated business intelligence (BI) data gathered from all sites using central RESEARCH dashboards
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 6.0
Integration
A face quality score (of between 0 and 1) was added to the RESPOND Alerts Outbound API and the Hub Outbound API for each face that is included in an Outbound API alert.
API
Version: 6.0
Integration
There is a new API, from the Hub to a 3rd party system, called the Hub Outbound API. This includes all the data sent in a regular Outbound API
API
Version: 6.0
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
the RESEARCH installer was updated. Note that the new RESEARCH installer supports upgrading
Installers
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
On-demand activities are now retrieved at a much quicker rate improving support of large data sets.
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The items in the Status column now have icons and color coded to make it easier to quickly view the statuses.
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The filters and sorting are now maintained when clicking the refresh button.
Administrative
January 2021
Version: 5.7.1
Infrastructure
A new ‘Fields in Expressions’ section was added to the User Manual’s RESEARCH Solution section.
Documentation
Version: 5.7.1
Infrastructure
A new ÒCertified and Supported GPUsÓ section has been added to the User Manual.
Documentation
Version: 5.7.1
Infrastructure
A list of all the service communications was added to the BriefCam Microservices white paper. The list shows all the communication between BriefCam’s microservices, including the inbound port that each of the services listen to, and the clients who communicate through each port.
Documentation
Version: 5.7.1
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The new advanced installers use PowerShell
Installers
Version: 5.7.1
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
A new environment setting was added, named QlikAPIServer, for internal communications with the RESEARCH platform
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.7.1
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
To better support the use of load balancers, a health check of the web services was added.
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.7.1
Infrastructure
In the OX.ini file, the value of the MinSupportedFps setting was changed from 4 to 0.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.7.1
Infrastructure
The number of sources in a case is now displayed at the top of the REVIEW Sources pane. The number of sources can also now be seen in the Cases view.
UI Enhancements
December 2020
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
BriefCam on Amazon Web Services white paper: The ‘BriefCam on AWS’ white paper was released
Documentation
Version: 5.7
Integration
Digifort 7.3 was tested and certified and now supports the triggering of push alerts.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.7
Integration
Exacqvision 20.09 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.7
Integration
CASD VisiMAX 9.1 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.7
Integration
The Milestone installer now supports working with Milestone when the Secured mode is turned on
VMS Integration
Version: 5.7
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
BriefCam’s Server, Web Services, and Genetec installers, which were introduced in v5.6.2 UP2, have a direct in-place upgrade path
Installers
Version: 5.7
Analytics
The Source tab includes a new column for the camera or file name
RESEARCH
Version: 5.7
Analytics
You can now export RESEARCH data into your own database.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
Administrator users are automatically logged out of the BriefCam Administrator Console after 20 minutes (per machine).
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
The Server and Web Services installers were enhanced to provide an improved user experience.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
When uploading video from a camera and selecting Run Now, you can now select times that are later than your local computer time. This change allows the selection of ‘future’ times relative to your computer’s local time.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
To further improve security, the BriefCam password policy has been updated.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
The user interface is now also translated into Hebrew.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
In the REVIEW and RESPOND modules, the Source filter is now searchable, and there is an option to select all matching results.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.7
Analytics
BriefCam now handles even more types of face covers and more colors and patterns.
Accuracy
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
To benefit from these enhancements, the administrator uses two new checkboxes in the BriefCam Administrator Console: Overhead (This checkbox should be selected for overhead cameras.) + Counting (This checkbox should be selected for angled cameras used for counting)
Administrative
Version: 5.7
Analytics
Flow counting, of people passing a line, has been improved. The performance has improved especially with the detection and tracking of persons in overhead cameras as well as for angled cameras
Accuracy
Version: 5.7
Analytics
BriefCam now has a better approximation of size and speed based on an improved geometry model of the scene.
Accuracy
Version: 5.7
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
GrayLog for large scale logging
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.7
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Prometheus¨ and Grafana dashboards for large scale monitoring
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.7 HF1
Integration
With every Smart alert, when the BriefCam engine identifies a ‘person’ object and has a captured face, the outbound API now includes a URL to the person’s face.
API
Version: 5.7 HF1
Infrastructure
The face thumbnails are compressed by default to 90%.
Performance
November 2020
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Infrastructure
A ‘Using Load Balancer (NGINX) as Https Host for BriefCam’ section was added to the Installation Guide.
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Infrastructure
The ‘System Hardening Best Practices and Guidelines’ white paper was released
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Integration
Genetec Security Center 5.9.2 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Integration
Axis ACS 5.33 was tested and certified and now supports push alerts.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Infrastructure
When uploading videos from cameras in the REVIEW module, it is now possible to search and select cameras in bulk
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Infrastructure
When selecting objects and clicking the “Add to proximity filter” option, selected objects now remain selected so that those objects can also be added to the Appearance Similarity and Face Recognition filters.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Infrastructure
BriefCam can now be set to track static people
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
This BriefCam version now includes installers for MongoDB and RabbitMQ
Installers
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The enhanced installers for this release include the Server, Web Services, and Genetec installers.
Installers
October 2020
Version: 5.6.2 UP1
Integration
ExacqVision 20.06 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
September 2020
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
Video Characteristics for Best Video Results white paper: The Resolution section has been enhanced.
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
Video Analytics white paper: A Proximity Filter – Geometry Modeling section has been added to this white paper.
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
Face Recognition white paper: This document now includes information about face mask detection.
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
High Availability Deployment white paper: In v5.6.2, a new and improved version of this document was released.
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
People Counting white paper: This new document was released to help you navigate the various options available to you for counting people.
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
User Guide: We added a new section to the RESEARCH section with useful expressions.
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
Installation Guide: The Prerequisites section has been enhanced including recommendations about working with antivirus programs.
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
To serve a large number of users simultaneously, you can now easily deploy multiple instances of web services behind a load balancer. The load balancer will distribute the traffic efficiently and will enable both scaling and high availability.
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
You can now easily cluster multiple database instances together, so that in case of failure in the master database, an automated failover procedure will switch to using a replicated server.
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.6.2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
BriefCam’s ability to support and handle large scale deployments has been enhanced. BriefCam can now work with the following components: MongoDB + RabbitMQ
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
The geo-location parameters were also added to BriefCam’s Video Integration API (VIA) to allow VMS vendors who are developing their own plugin to send BriefCam the camerasÕ locations.
API
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
BriefCam can now get the camera list with geo-location from the VMSs (currently for Genetec and Milestone). This is available in the BriefCam Open API (BOA) and BriefCam’s RESPOND Alerts Outbound API. This is useful, for example, when BriefCam’s RESPOND Alerts Outbound API feeds third party systems that do not have the camera data, such as a command and control system that immediately sends a team towards the alerting location.
API
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
In BriefCam’s RESPOND Alerts Outbound API you can now send alerts to multiple URLs.
API
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
Whenever a new event is registered in the BriefCam Administrator Console, a message can now be sent to a webhook provided by the user using BriefCam’s new System Events API.
API
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
Using the new HideFacesUpload environment setting, the administrator can now turn on and off the ability to upload faces in the BriefCam interface. This includes the Upload Identities button in the Face Recognition filter and the Add Identity and Add Watchlist buttons in the Faces watchlists.
Administrative
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
If there is geo-location data for a camera, a geo-location icon will be displayed. You can hover over the icon to see a tooltip with the coordinates. Geo-location is currently supported for Milestone (all supported versions) and Genetec (v5.8 and above).
Administrative
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
The Audit Log now records many additional events including the exporting of an entire case, an original video, a selected review bookmark and synopsis videos as well as the downloading of a clip.
Administrative
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
Two new events were added to the Administrator Console: Real time processing failed + Real time processing reconnected
Administrative
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
The performance of the license plate recognition has been improved.
Performance
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
The accuracy of the face mask detection has been improved.
Performance
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
Partial Visual Assets Generation: By default, only minimal visual assets are now generated when processing videos in the RESPOND and RESEARCH modules
Performance
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
The name of the Person Information tab was renamed to Data Protection.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
The user interface is now also translated into Ukrainian.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
BriefCam now has additional services: BI Face Recognition Service + Filtering Service
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
For Milestone and Verint integrations, additional data is sent in the alert to the VMS allowing for better decision making when connecting to command and control systems.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
For Milestone 2020R1 integrations, you can use Milestone’s permissions model to indicate which users are allowed to access BriefCam’s embedded Milestone client.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
For Milestone integrations, when an object, such as a person, is captured in a camera and violates multiple rules, for example: one rule that uses line crossing and another rule that uses Vehicle Classification, the single alert mode will group both and trigger a single alert, while the multiple alerts mode will trigger one alert per rule.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
Axis ACS 5.33 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
Digifort 7.3 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – New defaults in various RESEARCH dashboards can now be changed in the ResearchConfig.csv file
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – A new dimension lets you easily filter the data in the dashboards by 15-minute intervals
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – Proximity Analysis dashboard was enhanced to include the Face Mask functionality
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – Face mask detection is now available
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – new Unique Visitor Analytics dashboard
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – The RESEARCH module includes the new Source Groups tab. This tab lets you create groups of sources to be used for face matching and other grouping needs within the dashboards
RESEARCH