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Our blog covers a wide variety of security topics as well as industry-focused use cases for safety and security as well as operational efficiencies.  Our experts deliver insightful advice and provide guidance on maximizing the value of your video surveillance system.

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May 9, 2024 | Keir Hoppe

Originally published on Source Security. The security technology domain has increasingly become IT-focused. Today, the biggest challenge that end users face when working with integrators stems from the vast array of complex new security technologies and the rapid rate at which they are emerging: As always, end users rely on integrators to identify solutions for […]

May 2, 2024 | Muhammad Sheikh

Originally published on Source Security. How is technology contributing to security in the arena of public events? Technology is increasingly playing a pivotal and comprehensive role in enhancing events management: From heightening safety and security, preventing vandalism and hooliganism, and delivering critical real-time situational awareness to providing traffic and crowd insights, event managers are realizing […]

April 23, 2024 | Tristan Foro

Another successful ISC West event has come to a close, giving us much to think about regarding trends and themes for the year ahead. It was particularly exciting to see the introduction and growth of innovative and pivotal shifts in the application of video analytics. Let’s dig into some analytics insights and take aways from […]

April 16, 2024 | Tristan Foro

What is Crowd Counting? Crowd counting, simply put, is a technology for crowd management that estimates crowd sizes in real-time for a given area. This functionality is critical for many scenarios but is of particular use in instances and locations where effective crowd management is paramount to public safety: stadiums, event venues, malls, airports, and […]

April 11, 2024 | Igal Dvir

Originally Published on What are the biggest ethical considerations of using emerging technologies in physical security? Physical security has entered a transformative area, catalyzed by advanced AI models. While these technologies enhance safety, their deployment raises discussion-worthy questions – especially regarding individual rights. The potential collection and analysis of personal data, for instance, causes […]

April 4, 2024 | Tristan Foro

Your Virtual Investigation Command Center  If you’ve ever found yourself engrossed in a crime TV show, you’ve likely witnessed the classic scene: a detective, in front of a cluttered corkboard pinned with images, notes, and maps. Although analog, this method helps investigators visualize and organize the extensive information relevant to their cases. But what if […]

March 28, 2024 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video Analytics, Centralized Multi-site organizations face unique security challenges, but regardless of industry, all could benefit from the centralized management of their business intelligence. By centralizing video analytic management from all sites, these organizations can not only comprehensively enhance security measures, but can also view aggregate data from all remote sites to uncover trends across […]

March 26, 2024 | Kara Arroyo

The Multi-Purpose Security Tech Stack As a banking security professional, you are well aware of the enabling technologies making waves in your industry. However, as security technology – like video analytics — continues to advance, tools that were once siloed in your division are now evolving to provide organizational change and business impact across every […]

March 21, 2024 | Kara Arroyo

This case study was originally published at Leveraging Technology for Enhanced Safety Located in East-Central Mexico, the State of Tlaxcala is one of 32 states within the Federal Entities of Mexico. As one of Mexico’s most densely populated states, Tlaxcala was experiencing a significant increase in crime coupled with a pointed decrease in emergency […]

March 14, 2024 | Muhammad Sheikh

Originally published on 1. What challenges are specific to retail security projects, and what benefits can users derive from a good system? Retail security is being challenged to shift from reactive security to proactive prevention strategies. When combatting shrinkage, for instance, retailers need not only to pinpoint suspects with ease, but also to mitigate […]

March 12, 2024 | Kara Arroyo

Breaking Organizational Silos with Security Tech In today’s rapidly evolving security landscape, security professionals in the retail industry are embracing dynamic investments that address the holistic needs of their companies. This shift is facilitated by changes in customer expectations and the emergence of advanced, multi-functional technologies that enable organizations to anticipate and address challenges proactively. […]

March 7, 2024 | Tristan Foro

Originally Published on Response Convergence in security systems remains a complex concept due to the varied interpretations of what this means, all depending on whom you ask. While significant strides have been made, achieving true convergence remains a vision rather than a realized state. Convergence involves seamlessly integrating diverse security technologies like video surveillance, […]

February 29, 2024 | Amber Cunha

One Solution. Comprehensive Impact. Recently, BriefCam has seen the rapid adoption of video analytics in healthcare organizations throughout the United States. Many hospitals are exploring video analytics solutions for enhanced security – like the quick identification of a bad actor or a “frequent flyer” – which are use cases that drive impact for creating safer […]

February 27, 2024 | Kara Arroyo

Intelligent Security Technology as a Catalyst for Change In the ever-evolving hospitality industry, the focus on enhancing operational efficiency and customer experience has never been more critical. As we navigate the digital age to support this focus, intelligent security solutions are emerging not just as tools for safety but as catalysts for transformation that drive […]

February 22, 2024 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Intelligent Technology for Marketing, Merchandising & Strategic Decision-Making Retail chains ranging from big box stores, pharmacies, and gas station/convenience stores have one thing in common; they all need quantifiable, actionable business intelligence. Typically, a store collects data about inventory loss, visitor demographics, in-store traffic, revenue, and point of sale purchasing data, but changes in consumer […]

February 15, 2024 | Amber Cunha

A Shift in the Passenger Paradigm The emergence of AI-driven video analytics in mass transit systems represents a forward-thinking approach to enhancing safety and meeting the changing demands of travelers. As mass transit sees increased usage due to environmental and cost considerations, the importance of safety intensifies. For this reason, mass transit organizations are turning […]

February 8, 2024 | Tristan Foro

A Comprehensive Vehicle Recognition Solution In our last BriefCam Bytes, we discussed the recent release of our Vehicle Make and Model Recognition (VMMR) functionality. To recap, VMMR is the video analytics capability to recognize the make and model of a vehicle based on visual characteristics. While VMMR is a fresh addition to the BriefCam Video […]

January 31, 2024 | Kara Arroyo

Witnessing advancements in the use and application of technology is exciting, and we feel the impact of these innovative strides daily. But if you ask your local law enforcement officers which technology advancements they are excited about, their answer will not be the latest AI application buzzing across the internet. Law enforcement officers across the […]

January 23, 2024 | Tristan Foro

Identifying Vehicles by Make and Model While our 2024 M1 release debuted a number of exciting products such as BriefCam Nexus for multi-site enterprises, it also introduced new software solutions like Vehicle Make and Model Recognition (VMMR). Vehicle Make and Model Recognition is the ability to recognize the make and model of a vehicle based […]

January 16, 2024 | Tristan Foro

Unprecedented Enterprise Insight While the release of 2024 M1 introduces new software features like Vehicle Make and Model Recognition (VMMR) to our comprehensive solution ecosystem, it also expands the reach of BriefCam powered video insights with a new deployment architecture: BriefCam Nexus. BriefCam Nexus empowers multi-site, enterprise, and federal organizations to maximize cross-organizational visibility like […]

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