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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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May 25, 2023 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018, and has been refreshed and updated for accuracy.  Making Sense of Digital Data Sources Intelligence is a central function of law enforcement and a critical resource for enabling effective and efficient investigations. In today’s technology and data-driven society, there are seemingly endless sources for evidence collection, […]


May 5, 2023 | Igal Dvir

A behind the scenes look into BriefCam’s newest innovation With our next generation platform release hot off the press, we want to take you behind the scenes of one of BriefCam 2023 M1’s most exciting innovations, Custom ClassifID. BriefCam users can now independently tailor BriefCam’s leading video analytics technology to meet their specific and evolving […]


April 6, 2023 | Kara Arroyo

Proactive Follow Up to Security Incidence Video surveillance cameras generate overwhelming quantities of footage. While video surveillance is associated with proactive security solutions, companies installing multiple cameras running 24/7 over days, weeks and months find themselves with hundreds and hundreds of hours of footage. With limited security teams who do not have the time or […]


March 2, 2023 | Cory Sichi

The key to increasing casino ROI Casino establishments are only as good as their reputation. Preventing crime, preserving order, protecting property, and maintaining legal compliance are critical to keeping casinos running to the highest standard. This however is no easy task as Casinos face many unique challenges — like cheating and theft at game tables […]


February 24, 2023 | Tim Convery

Putting Legs to the Theory Did you know, that in the next 3-5 years, there will be at least 300 new real time crime centers (RTCCs) in the United States? These centers are gaining traction for their ability to “keep up with the bad guys” so to speak, and for their capacity to put legs […]


February 16, 2023 |

Ask the Experts! It’s 2023! Last year we saw the world continue to display resilience as we bounced back from Covid, and – in the video surveillance ecosystem – we saw the exciting, continued evolution of video analytics as we know it. With eyes up, and hearts optimistic, let’s hear what our BriefCam experts see […]


January 16, 2023 | Muhammad Sheikh

A New Year for Growth and Change With a new year well underway,  now is the ideal time for shopping centers and malls to reflect and assess whether their current strategies and technology solutions are setting them up for success. In 2022, the industry worked to recover from the long-term impact of the Covid-19 pandemic […]


December 28, 2022 | Shai Rybak

Tackling Retail’s Biggest Problem with Video Analytics This fall, the National Retail Federation released their annual National Retail Security Survey which offers a comprehensive view of the state of retail security in the United States and serves as a data-backed catalyst for advancing asset protection measures. While there are many interesting findings in this report, […]


December 14, 2022 | Stephen Longstaffe

The Gift Travelers Really Need This Holiday Season Nothing kills the cozy feeling of the holidays like airport chaos this time of year. Add in soaring ticket prices, staffing shortages, and regular travel disruptions to the standard travel bustle and even the seasoned traveler is questioning if braving travel during this season is worth it. […]


November 30, 2022 |

World Cup 2022: A Catalyst for Change The 2022 FIFA World Cup is underway! Hosted in Qatar, the first Arab country to host the event, the tournament will continue through December 18 and is expected to draw 1 million visitors to an impressive 8 stadium campus. According to Insider Magazine, since winning hosting rights, Qatar […]


November 16, 2022 | Muhammad Sheikh

The Rise of Business Intelligence Despite the recent buzz, video analytics is not a new technology. In fact, as reported by Entrepreneur, more rudimentary forms started emerging in the early 2000’s after video surveillance was largely adopted in the 90’s by retail and other service centers to promote increased security. Since then, video analytics has […]


October 27, 2022 | Tim Convery

Transforming Raw Video into Actionable Data Intelligence is a central function of law enforcement and a critical resource for effective investigations. Because we live in a technology driven world, digital content has become a key driver for both evidence collection and intelligence in investigations. Law enforcement no longer needs to rely solely on traditional surveillance footage […]


September 23, 2022 | Liam Galin

BriefCam at GSX 2022 The BriefCam team just returned from the annual Global Security Exchange (GSX) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, an event dedicated to helping security professionals stay educated, connected, and aware of products, technology, and services available to the industry. At GSX, we showcased BriefCam’s real-time traffic analysis and data visualization capabilities by processing […]


September 7, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Unlocking a New Dimension of Campus Security Colleges and universities are unique ecosystems of classrooms, dormitories, and sports stadiums, retail shops, restaurants, and student organization buildings. Ensuring student, faculty, and staff safety is of the utmost importance but is no easy task because of the expansive and diverse nature of educational campuses. Colleges and universities […]


August 18, 2022 | Amit Smoler

3 Things Your Video Analytics Solution Needs for Long Term Value Enterprise software solutions are an investment that shouldn’t be taken lightly regardless of the problems they solve or the applications they enable. Video content analytics solutions are one such investment, and there are many things to consider when choosing the VCA that is right […]


August 2, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Driving traffic efficiency  Most cities have access to video surveillance data, and video content is an important resource in today’s world. Even municipal decision makers use city-wide traffic surveillance infrastructure and evidentiary footage contributed by local businesses to assist in city planning. However, most of the video from these surveillance assets are underutilized due to […]


July 13, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Delivering a Positive Visitor Experience As campuses gear up for the upcoming semester, it’s not just the experience of the incoming freshmen and upper classmen that they’re thinking about: College and university campuses play host to major events, national sports leagues, and prospective student visitors. As such, college campuses should be mindful of the different […]


June 9, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Video data intelligence for transit Video surveillance for a public transit system is generally regarded as a security solution. And – while that is true in many cases – video can be realized for much greater value when it’s analyzed as an objective data source. By complementing traditional security surveillance infrastructure with video analysis technology, […]


May 31, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Modern-Day Brick & Mortar Retail These days, ever-evolving technology is an essential part of our everyday lives. We use it to make hundreds of decisions each day, whether it be checking the weather to determine how to dress or searching for a recipe to prepare for dinner. We use technology to help us improve our […]


May 5, 2022 | Lizzi Goldmeier

Protecting Property from Trespassers Without the proper technology and protocols in place, trespassing can happen quite easily — whether it is intentional or not. Trespassing happens for any number of reasons. Bad actors looking to gain access to secured information or intending to do physical harm can enter seemingly “off limits” areas and suddenly businesses […]



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