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Video Surveillance & Physical Security Industry Viewpoints

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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September 20, 2023 | Tristan Foro

Intelligent Technology for Elevated Safety Stopping bank robbers might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about security in the banking industry. But the reality is that this concern only scratches the surface of what banking and financial institutions must consider when implementing security and protection strategies. Beyond keeping the bad […]


September 14, 2023 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Enabling Proactive Response on Campus College campus security and operations teams face multiple concerns for large events, ranging from vehicle and pedestrian traffic to facility maintenance and, of course, public safety incidents such as accidents, altercations, and medical emergencies. When thousands of people converge on a college campus, whether for an athletic event, competition, conference, […]


September 7, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

If you are a parent, losing sight of your child – if even for a moment – can be a scary experience. But what if your child wanders off at an amusement park or gets lost on a cruise liner during a family reunion? Scary might be an understatement. In these trying situations, you expect […]


August 31, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

The Bahamas is a bustling hub of Caribbean tourism – welcoming upwards of seven million visitors a year – and its capital city, Nassau, is also a bustling center of local commerce, law, administration, education, and media. To ensure that the city is meeting the needs of residents and visitors alike, city leaders and the […]


August 25, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

Extending the Value of Video Surveillance In an era when technology is rapidly evolving to meet critical challenges, AI-driven solutions, such as video analytics, are emerging as a game-changer for federal agencies. From law enforcement to transportation management, governmental organizations are realizing the transformative benefits of video analysis for transcending the limitations of traditional surveillance. […]


August 18, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

Retail theft has emerged as a significant challenge for merchants, with estimates suggesting losses of up to $500 million annually. As criminals become more daring and organized, retailers – and, ultimately, their consumers – are shouldering the brunt of these losses, including significant implications on pricing. Read on to learn about the measures and data-driven […]


August 10, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

Meeting Complex Challenges with Complex Technology In the ever-evolving urban development landscape, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is proving to be a game-changer for critical infrastructure. Paving the way for a smarter, more sustainable future, cutting-edge, AI-driven technology has the potential to innovatively revolutionize citywide operations in the face of complex challenges. Read on […]


August 3, 2023 | Muhammad Sheikh

Collecting Data to Improve Efficiencies and Quality of Life Smart Cities use a variety of Internet-connected (IoT) technologies and databases to improve the efficiency of city services. In general, their goals are to save money — by improving efficiency and reducing waste – and improve constituent services, public safety, environmental conditions, and the overall quality […]


July 26, 2023 | Igal Dvir

Harnessing the Power of Geolocation for Accelerated Investigations The release of 2023 M1 this spring was a big deal for BriefCam as it not only debuted new cutting-edge innovation, like Custom ClassifID, but because it also laid the groundwork for faster, easier innovative growth with the power of the Linux-driven Next-Gen Engine. Another feature that […]


July 24, 2023 | Brian Outley

Regardless of your job or industry, leveraging complex technologies, such as video analytics, can be a daunting task that takes time, effort, and practice as well as dedicated consultancy and support to effect comprehensive organizational impact. That said, many BriefCam users are surprised to discover how quickly video analytics can drive meaningful impact for critical […]


July 21, 2023 | Tristan Foro

The Impact of Ecommerce and the Development of In-Store Metrics The emergence of ecommerce and digitalization of retail have transformed the way we shop. Because of the expansion and popularity of online shopping experiences and the data driven insights into consumer behavior provided by online metrics, retailers are opting – backed by business intelligence – […]


July 18, 2023 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Fighting the Opioid Crisis It’s estimated that the total cost of drug abuse in the United States is more than $820 billion per year. Furthermore, drug overdoses take the lives of about 72,000 people each year. Yes, there’s an ongoing crisis in the United States, and much of this has recently been driven by increased […]


July 14, 2023 | Tristan Foro

Considerations for Planning Your Video Analytics Deployment Video analytics enables organizations to realize the value of their video surveillance investments by deriving intelligence from video content. Driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities, video analytics technology identifies, classifies, and indexes objects in surveillance video, so the extracted and categorized data can be searched, acted upon, and quantified. Users can […]


July 12, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

BriefCam is translating video into impact with the Center of Operations and Monitoring (COM) in General Pueyrredon, Argentina, by increasing the speed and accuracy of their forensic video analysis. Just last week the COM leveraged BriefCam to track and find a group of people responsible for an armed robbery of a car dealership. Operators entered […]


July 6, 2023 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Driving Change with the Power of Data Whether selling electronics, apparel, or groceries, all retail stores and shopping centers can gain a competitive advantage by having better security and operational practices. To achieve these goals, they must be able to respond quickly to developing, in-store situations, investigate incidents, and plan strategically for the future based on […]


June 30, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

Last week, a BriefCam law enforcement user quickly and dynamically thwarted a public safety threat using our real-time alerting capabilities. During the BriefCam-led integration and training process, the end user defined alerting notification logic for a forbidden area that would trigger for suspicious behaviors. The rule quickly proved effective when operators at the command center […]


June 29, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

Preparing for Rapid Urban Growth There are currently more than 8 billion people in the world, and according to The World Bank’s Urban Development Overview, 50% of the population lives in urban areas. With this number expected to increase to 6 billion by 2045, city planners are struggling to keep up with the many challenges […]


June 22, 2023 | Yogev Wallach

Understanding the Differences With the plethora of technology solutions available today, organizations are fortunate to have freedom of choice when it comes to software deployment. However, with the multitude of options comes buzzwords and industry terms that make it difficult for decision makers to muddle though. Let’s dive in, debunk the differences, and empower you […]


June 8, 2023 | Tristan Foro

A Holistic Solution for Modern Healthcare In the fast-paced and demanding hospital environment, maintaining a secure and safe atmosphere is of paramount importance. To address their diverse challenges, hospitals are increasingly turning to the strategic deployment of security cameras and video analytics. These analytics-powered surveillance systems offer numerous benefits, including patient and staff safety, monitoring […]


May 31, 2023 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018, and has been refreshed and updated for accuracy. Smart Cities 101 You’ve likely heard the term “smart city” before, but do you really know what constitutes one? Do you understand the driving values, who receives the benefits, and how existing cities can transform to meet “smart” […]



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