BriefCam Release Notes

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Date
Software Version
Category
Description
Release Topic

August 2021
Version: 6.1
Integration
BriefCam v6.1 was tested and certified to work with Genetec 5.10.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.1
Integration
In Genetec integrations, configuring the RTSP authentication is now done one time in the BriefCam Administrator Console instead of on each server separately.
VMS Integration
Version: 6.1
Integration
The Digifort integration now supports the H.265 and MPEG4 format.
VMS Integration
April 2021
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
The filters and sorting are now maintained when clicking the refresh button.
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
On-demand activities are now retrieved at a much quicker rate improving support of large data sets.
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
the RESEARCH installer was updated. Note that the new RESEARCH installer supports upgrading
Installers
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
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
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
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
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
The entire documentation set, including a new Troubleshooting Guide, is now available by clicking the Help icon (?) from BriefCam
Documentation
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Two new dashboards were added: Retail Trends Across Sites + Visual Layers
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
The # of Unique Identities on a Specific Route measure was added.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Additional dimensions and measures were added to support multi-site deployments.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
In the Filters visualization, a Site filter was added to support multi-site deployments.
RESEARCH
Version: 6.0
Analytics
Out-of-the-box dashboards contained a Source filter
RESEARCH
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
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
Performance of the case alert loading time and the server load during fetching were improved.
Performance
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
When searching for a case, the search results include case descriptions in addition to the case name.
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
In the Alerts tab, it is now possible to search for sources in the Sources filter
UI Enhancements
Version: 6.0
Integration
BriefCam v6.0 was tested and certified to work with Qognify VisionHub 5.2.
VMS Integration
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
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
You can now cancel all tasks associated with a specific case with one click.
Administrative
Version: 6.0
Infrastructure
By default, the newest requests now appear first.
Administrative
January 2021
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
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
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
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
The new advanced installers use PowerShell
Installers
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
Infrastructure
A new ÒCertified and Supported GPUsÓ section has been added to the User Manual.
Documentation
Version: 5.7.1
Infrastructure
A new ‘Fields in Expressions’ section was added to the User Manual’s RESEARCH Solution section.
Documentation
December 2020
Version: 5.7 HF1
Infrastructure
The face thumbnails are compressed by default to 90%.
Performance
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
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Prometheus¨ and Grafana dashboards for large scale monitoring
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.7
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
GrayLog for large scale logging
Large Scale Deployments
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
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
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
BriefCam now handles even more types of face covers and more colors and patterns.
Accuracy
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
Infrastructure
The user interface is now also translated into Hebrew.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
To further improve security, the BriefCam password policy has been updated.
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
The Server and Web Services installers were enhanced to provide an improved user experience.
Functionality Improvements
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
Analytics
You can now export RESEARCH data into your own database.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.7
Analytics
The Source tab includes a new column for the camera or file name
RESEARCH
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
Integration
The Milestone installer now supports working with Milestone when the Secured mode is turned on
VMS Integration
Version: 5.7
Integration
CASD VisiMAX 9.1 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.7
Integration
Exacqvision 20.09 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.7
Integration
Digifort 7.3 was tested and certified and now supports the triggering of push alerts.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.7
Infrastructure
BriefCam on Amazon Web Services white paper: The ‘BriefCam on AWS’ white paper was released
Documentation
November 2020
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The enhanced installers for this release include the Server, Web Services, and Genetec installers.
Installers
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
Infrastructure
BriefCam can now be set to track static people
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
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
Integration
Axis ACS 5.33 was tested and certified and now supports push alerts.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Integration
Genetec Security Center 5.9.2 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Infrastructure
The ‘System Hardening Best Practices and Guidelines’ white paper was released
Documentation
Version: 5.6.2 UP2
Infrastructure
A ‘Using Load Balancer (NGINX) as Https Host for BriefCam’ section was added to the Installation Guide.
Documentation
October 2020
Version: 5.6.2 UP1
Integration
ExacqVision 20.06 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
September 2020
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
LPR – you can now search for vehicles that are not on the watchlists (Exclude mode).
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
REVIEW – BriefCam’s Appearance Similarity functionality has been enhanced with a new DNN (Deep Neural Network) technology, which can be used to find people who look similar to a selected person of interest and have a high potential of being the same person.
REVIEW
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
REVIEW – For the Line Crossing filter: the Loose tolerance now finds objects when any part of the bounding box of an object crosses the line, and not just the four corners of the bounding box.
REVIEW
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
REVIEW – For the Line Crossing filter: the line displayed when playing the VIDEO SYNOPSIS now looks the same as when drawing the line.
REVIEW
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESPOND – The Proximity feature is now available in the RESPOND module for Smart alerts
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESPOND – BriefCam now displays a match score between 0 and 100%, indicating the similarity between two faces.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESPOND – Rules defined with the Face Recognition filter’s Exclude mode will now optionally also trigger Smart alerts for persons whose face was not captured, such as when a person is hiding their face or when the image quality is insufficient for face recognition.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESPOND – When there is a rule and the user no longer has permissions to the associated camera (for example, if the permissions were revoked), the error message that appears lists the effected rules along with the name of the associated camera.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESPOND – By default, when a shared alert is viewed, it is now marked as viewed for all users sharing the rule.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESPOND – the seconds that the alert and event occurred are also displayed
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – People can now be tracked across cameras (reidentification) using the face recognition functionality when a high-quality face recognition camera is used
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
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – new Unique Visitor Analytics dashboard
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.2
Analytics
RESEARCH – Face mask detection is now available
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 – A new dimension lets you easily filter the data in the dashboards by 15-minute intervals
RESEARCH
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
Integration
Digifort 7.3 was tested and certified.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.2
Integration
Axis ACS 5.33 was tested and certified.
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
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 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
Infrastructure
BriefCam now has additional services: BI Face Recognition Service + Filtering Service
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
The user interface is now also translated into Ukrainian.
Functionality Improvements
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
The name of the Person Information tab was renamed to Data Protection.
Functionality Improvements
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 accuracy of the face mask detection has been improved.
Performance
Version: 5.6.2
Infrastructure
The performance of the license plate recognition has been improved.
Performance
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 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