BriefCam Release Notes

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Software Version
Category
Description
Release Topic

September 2020
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
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
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
Integration
In BriefCam’s RESPOND Alerts Outbound API you can now send alerts to multiple URLs.
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
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
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
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
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
Infrastructure
Installation Guide: The Prerequisites section has been enhanced including recommendations about working with antivirus programs.
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
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
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
Face Recognition white paper: This document now includes information about face mask detection.
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
Video Characteristics for Best Video Results white paper: The Resolution section has been enhanced.
Documentation
July 2020
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
BriefCam can now detect whether or not people are wearing face masks.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
BriefCam can now detect whether people are within a certain proximity of each other over a certain amount of time.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
The performance of the REVIEW module has been enhanced, thereby improving the load times of screens with many cases.
Performance
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
You can now download a clip when selecting an object from the VIDEO SYNOPSIS.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
When you change the playback speed, the new speed remains until you sign out and no longer reverts back to 1X (even when moving between modules).
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
If a case will be deleted by the automatic maintenance procedure, there will be an indication on the case showing how many days are left until the case will be deleted. By default, the indication will appear 7 days before deletion. The default can be changed in the Admin settings.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESPOND Module – If a video connection is lost, a red notification badge appears next to the word RULES in the RULES tab. To see which connections were lost, refer to the Status column for each rule. The malfunctioning rules will have a status of Recovering.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESPOND Module – When creating a RESPOND rule, an archived preview image is now displayed. When a live image is available, you will be able to use that image by clicking the Refresh Image from VMS button.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESPOND Module – In the Alerts screen, the order of the video sources only changes if you change the Sort by time or set a filter. Starting with the version, if you want the video sources to be sorted every time there is a new alert, the administrator can set this for you (by changing the sortAlertSources administrator setting from false to true). In previous versions, the order of the video sources was updated every 30 seconds.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESEARCH Module – Two new dashboards were added Proximity Analysis + Vehicle Details
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESEARCH Module – Two dashboards were enhanced: Building Occupancy + LPR Traffic Violations
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESEARCH Module – The new Time Range Filter visualization lets you set up a dashboard so that it automatically opens with a specific time range already set
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESEARCH Module – The new Dynamic Table extension lets you add tables with sortable columns and to limit the number of records that are retrieved.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESEARCH Module – The term Path & Area has been changed to Custom Dimensions and includes Area, Path and Line Crossing.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESEARCH Module – When creating a RESEARCH source, an archived preview image is now displayed. When a live image is available, you will be able to use that image by clicking the Refresh Image from VMS button.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
RESEARCH Module – When clicking the information icon from the Source tab, the hour is now displayed as a range, such as 8:00-9:00, instead of just the start of the hour.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
BriefCam now offers enhanced granularity for IndigoVision alerts. In addition to camera mapping, BriefCam now supports the mapping of BriefCam’s rules to IndigoVision’s Source IDs.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
Salient 5.1 was tested and certified. This version of the Salient plugin now supports real-time integration.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
Avigilon 7.6 was tested and certified to work with BriefCam v5.6.1
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
Genetec Security Center 5.9 was tested and certified to work with BriefCam v5.6.1
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
IndigoVision Control Center 16.1 was tested and certified to work with BriefCam v5.6.1
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
Milestone XProtect Corporate 2020R1 was tested and certified to work with BriefCam v5.6.1
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
Functionality Improvements – The user interface is now also translated into Arabic, Italian and Thai.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
Functionality Improvements – You can undo the last path that you drew when using the Path filter.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
Functionality Improvements – The display of paths was improved. The arrowhead was improved and now when the image is very bright or white, it is easier to see the paths.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
Functionality Improvements – BriefCam now automatically retries running failed tasks due to non-fatal errors. In the REVIEW module, this is done when an on-demand chunk, scheduled task or file processing fails. In the RESEARCH module, this is done when a scheduled task fails.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6.1
Analytics
Accuracy and Performance Improvements – The accuracy and performance of the following were improved in this version: Person attributes, Line crossing, Lower wear color, Watchlist management
Accuracy
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
Administrator Improvements – Administrators can assign access permissions to the RESPOND module for specific users and/or groups.
Administrative
Version: 5.6.1
Infrastructure
Administrator Improvements – If a camera is updated in a VMS, the camera can now also be updated directly from the BriefCam Administrator Console using the new Sync with VMS option in the Camera Management section.
Administrative
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
Developer Tool Enhancements – License Plate Recognition data was added to the BriefCam Open API’s (BOA) extended metadata and the Outbound API.
API
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
Developer Tool Enhancements – The alert data in the Outbound API includes the camera identifier from BriefCam and the camera identifier that is retrieved from the VMS.
API
Version: 5.6.1
Integration
Developer Tool Enhancements – For Smart alerts, the Outbound API now includes the available object details (attributes) of the object that triggered the alert.
API
March 2020
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition – License plate recognition is now part of BriefCam’s advanced surveillance capabilities using images extracted from the video, from external sources or by searching for the license plate number.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition – You can create License Plate watchlists in the User Settings.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6
Analytics
License Plate Recognition – Smart alerts can be used to trigger when a license plate appears in a video.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6
Analytics
License Plate Recognition – This new feature can also be used in RESEARCH dashboards to visualize and analyze, for example, cars that entered and exited a parking lot and how long they remained in the parking lot.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Line Crossing – You can now detect, filter and count objects that cross a marked line in a selectable direction as well as trigger Real-Time alerts when an object crosses the line.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6
Analytics
People Counting – Using the new People Counting alerts, you can now monitor areas where there is a pre-defined increase or decrease of people in the range of view, or in a defined area
RESPOND
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Maintenance Improvements – The automatic maintenance is now run by a separate service and is no longer part of the VSServer service. The service and its events can be monitored in the Administrator Console.
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Maintenance Improvements – The service can be deployed on multiple machines to achieve greater scalability when needed.
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Maintenance Improvements – A separate Maintenance log is now available.
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Maintenance Improvements – When a case is deleted, artifacts and original videos are deleted immediately and no longer wait for the retention time to pass.
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Maintenance Improvements – Cases are deleted based on predefined days after the last modification of a case.
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Maintenance Improvements – Objects and files are deleted according to their case and not on a request (video source) basis anymore.
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Maintenance Improvements – RESPOND alerts are deleted only after the predefined maintenance period has passed. The bookmarked objects are shown in a separate tab in the RESPOND module and are not deleted by the maintenance process.
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Maintenance Improvements – The maintenance for RESEARCH records in the BriefCam database was changed from 365 days to 30 days.
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Maintenance Improvements – The maintenance can also be run now on Qlik’s data (QVD).
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Integration
BriefCam v5.6 was tested and certified to work with the IPConfigure Orchid Fusion VMS.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6
Integration
Qognify (formerly OnSSI) Ocularis 5.8 was tested and certified and now supports push alerts.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6
Integration
Verint Nextiva 7.6 was tested and certified and now supports push alerts.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6
Integration
The following newer versions of VMSs were tested and certified Avigilon Control Center 7.4
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6
Integration
The following newer versions of VMSs were tested and certified Axis ACS 5.30
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6
Integration
The following newer versions of VMSs were tested and certified ISS SecurOS 10.3
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6
Integration
The following newer versions of VMSs were tested and certified SeeTec Cayuga R14
VMS Integration
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
When using a watchlist, in addition to being able to search for people that are on the watchlist (Include mode), you can now search for people that are not on the watchlist (Exclude mode).
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
The new Face Recognition Matching service is responsible for comparing face queries to watchlists in order to find matches for filtering in the REVIEW module and for RESPOND alerts.
Large Scale Deployments
Version: 5.6
Analytics
The RESPOND module now includes a Bookmarks tab where you can access all of the saved alerts.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6
Analytics
In the Rules tab, you can now see at first glance if a rule is a count-based rule. This is indicated by the addition of the words (Count-based) to the Rule Type.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6
Analytics
You can now also filter alerts by faces or license plates.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6
Analytics
You can now download images from Real-Time alerts, similarly to the existing behavior for Smart alerts.
RESPOND
Version: 5.6
Installation, Configuration, and Scalability
Our RESEARCH platform was updated and now supports Windows Server 2019.
Installers
Version: 5.6
Analytics
Several new dashboards were added to the RESEARCH module
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6
Analytics
A new visualization was added: DashboardsÕ Details which creates a table that presents all the names and IDs of the dashboards.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6
Analytics
A new Word Cloud Chart extension was added. This chart lets you visualize text data or free form text. Single words are displayed with their size based on a measure value. You can customize your chart with different shapes, fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6
Analytics
A new Export Button was added to the Custom Objects section. Using this button, you can export data to an XLS or CSV file without having to load the data to the memory
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6
Analytics
BriefCam now includes a Mekko chart in Research
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6
Analytics
BriefCam now includes a Container which is an object that lets you add visualizations in a limited space using tabs. You can also show or hide the visualizations inside the container based on conditions.
RESEARCH
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Logs are separated by their date and are no longer separated by file size. With this new method, one log per day is generated.
Administrative
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
Users can now change their own password from the User Settings screen and no longer need the administrator to change it for them.
UI Enhancements
Version: 5.6
Infrastructure
When a synopsis is deleted, the bookmarks associated with the synopsis will also be deleted.
UI Enhancements
January 2020
Version: 5.4.1 UP3
Integration
BriefCam v5.4.1 UP3 was tested and certified to work with Axis ACS version 5.29.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP3
Integration
The CASD Visimax integration was improved (Cameras from all recorders are now shown in a single directory, Parallel fetchers are now supported)
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP3
Integration
The Milestone integration was improved: (When a RESPOND alert is sent to the Milestone VMS, each alarm triggering rule is now displayed in a separate row and reported using Milestone’s Analytics Events functionality)
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP3
Analytics
On the RESPOND Rules screen, for rules that started to process or were processed in the past, there is now a thumbnail of the background image for each rule for a quick camera identification. When you hover over the picture, the real size image is shown.
RESPOND
Version: 5.4.1 UP3
Analytics
The number of rules broken down by status can now be seen by clicking the information icon on the RESPOND Rules screen.
RESPOND
Version: 5.4.1 UP3
Analytics
In the RESEARCH module, when clicking on the Source Information icon, a loader animation is now shown until all data is loaded.
RESEARCH
November 2019
Version: 5.4.1 UP2
Integration
BriefCam now supports integration with Axis ACS 5.26.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP2
Integration
The Digifort integration now also supports real-time processing.
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP2
Integration
tested and certified to work with Digital Watchdog’s DW Spectrum IPVMS 4.0
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP2
Integration
tested and certified to work with Network Optix’s Nx Meta VMS 4.0
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP2
Integration
tested and certified to work with Cayuga R13_11 (the November patch)
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP2
Integration
tested and certified to work with Exacq 19.09
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP2
Integration
tested and certified to work with Genetec 5.8.1
VMS Integration
Version: 5.4.1 UP2
Integration
tested and certified to work with IndigoVision 16.01
VMS Integration