BriefCam Bolsters Video Analytics Capabilities & Cloud Solution

TRANSFORM VIDEO. Reduce Time-to-Target While Increasing Safety and Optimizing Operations. And Learn Why VCA-Driven People Counting is More Important Than Ever with the Coronavirus Outbreak

BriefCam, an industry leading provider of Video Content Analytics and VIDEO SYNOPSIS® solutions, and Winner of Best Video Analytics Solution in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has implemented significant advancements to its product portfolio.

BriefCam MOBILE APP: Face Recognition-enabled video search on-the-go

BriefCam v5.6’s innovative and extensible video content analytics platform, now offers a MOBILE APP for Face Recognition-enabled video search on-the-go, and new License Plate Recognition (LPR) search and filter video options and real-time alerts triggers.

The latest release also includes improvements in performance, accuracy and usability across its product lines, to further enable customers to fully leverage their video surveillance investments.

“BriefCam continues to build upon its best-in-class video analytics platform with key capabilities that expand use cases for accelerating video investigations, attaining situational awareness and deriving operational intelligence,” explains Stephanie Weagle, BriefCam CMO.

Stephanie Weagle, CMO, BriefCam
Stephanie Weagle, CMO, BriefCam

“We are excited to offer innovative new features and more freedom of choice for deploying BriefCam video analytics.”

BriefCam’s robust portfolio of critical video analytics solutions, fully integrated and architected for flexible deployment models, is designed to meet the safety, security, and operational efficiency needs of today and tomorrow.

New v5.6 capabilities include:

License Plate Recognition:

License Plate Recognition
Receive alerts for “in the wild” license plate recognition, identifying license plates through watchlists, existing video or data uploads.
  • Designed especially for “in the wild” surveillance scenarios, BriefCam’s differentiated license plate recognition enables users to search video and pinpoint vehicle license plates across cameras and videos based on watchlists, data uploads and existing video.

  • Users can trigger rule-based alerts when license plates appearing in a predefined watchlist are detected.

  • Data analysts can quantify, measure and trend vehicle activity based on license plate recognition.

People Counting:

People Counting
Configure count-based rules to monitor the increase or decrease of people in a pre-defined range of view or area – ideal for tracking queues and waiting areas.
  • Configure count-based rules to monitor and alert on the increase or decrease of people in a pre-defined range of view or area.

  • Leveraging pose detection techniques for improved accuracy, BriefCam tracks even semi-obstructed people, enabling the quantification and visualization of occupancy data over time and the actionable intelligence can be leveraged in real-time to detect queue formation thresholds.

Learn why VCA-Driven People Counting is More Important Than Ever with the Coronavirus Outbreak.

BriefCam Mobile App:

  • BriefCam Mobile App users can now pinpoint faces in video by leveraging face recognition capabilities to view and select faces found in videos, and search for their appearances across other cameras.

  • For video search, images of faces can be taken with the device camera or uploaded from its gallery or from external sources.

(The BriefCam Mobile App makes video searchable on-the-go, to accelerate field investigations by rapidly pinpointing men, women, children, and vehicles across all surveillance cameras, within selected time ranges, delivering a seamless extension of an existing BriefCam Insights or Protect deployment to the user’s mobile device. Courtesy of BriefCam and YouTube.)

BriefCam further enables its video content analytics beyond the confines of a centralized location, enabling flexible deployment models.

By doing so, new use cases are introduced, total cost of ownership is reduced, and video processing requirements can be distributed.

BriefCam Investigator, Cloud Edition:

  • With BriefCam’s initial cloud offering, law enforcement agencies can take advantage of rapid video investigation for file-based video ingestion without any on-premise hardware requirements.

  • Reducing the total cost of ownership and eliminating capital expenditures with a flexible, subscription-based pricing-model based on processing hour, storage and concurrent user quota packages.

  • A highly secure, cost-efficient and scalable solution, Investigator, Cloud Edition empowers video investigators to rapidly accelerate video investigations.

The Investigator solution includes BriefCam’s REVIEW capabilities; quickly search and filter objects and events of interest by men, women, children, vehicles, and lighting changes with speed and precision, using 27 classes and attributes, in addition to face recognition, appearance similarity, color, size, speed, path, direction, and dwell time, providing an ever increasing and powerful set of distinct search combinations.

“BriefCam prides itself on delivering not only new analytic capabilities and deployment models, but also simultaneously increasing video processing performance and improving accuracy,” Weagle added.

Join BriefCam for an online guided product tour to get a first look at the latest product release, which will be held on Tuesday, April 11th, 2020 at 11:00 EDT (15:00 UTC).

BriefCam Honored in Second ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program for Best Video Analytics Solution

Stephanie Weagle, Chief Marketing Officer at BriefCam accepts the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East.
Stephanie Weagle, Chief Marketing Officer at BriefCam accepts the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Award at ISC East.


  • Best Video Analytics Solution

  • BriefCam

  • BriefCam’s complete Video Content Analytics platform with VIDEO SYNOPSIS to review hours of video in minutes & rapidly pinpoint people and objects of interest.

  • *BriefCam was also recognized in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Award Program Winner.

Enter today to Compete in the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland SecurityAwards at


The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

Deanne Criswell
Deanne Criswell the Commissioner of the New York City Emergency Management Department is responsible for oversight of the City’s efforts to plan and prepare for emergencies, educate the public about preparedness, coordinate emergency response and recovery, and disseminate emergency information.

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.

American Security Today is pleased to announce that Deann Criswell, the NYC Emergency Management Commissioner will deliver the keynote address at the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon Banquet in New York City.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at

Comprehensive List of Categories Include:

Access Control/ Identification Personal/Protective Equipment Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism
Perimeter Barrier/ Deterrent System Interagency Interdiction Operation Cloud Computing/Storage Solution
Facial/IRIS Recognition Body Worn Video Product Cyber Security
Video Surveillance/VMS Mobile Technology Anti-Malware
Audio Analytics Disaster Preparedness ID Management
Thermal/Infrared Camera Mass Notification System Fire & Safety
Metal/Weapon Detection Rescue Operations Critical Infrastructure
License Plate Recognition Detection Products And Many Others!

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Submit your category recommendation for consideration to Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at:

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program surpassed expectations with a record number of nominations received from industry leaders and government agencies, and drew over 200 attendees to the ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Banquet – an exclusive gourmet luncheon and networking opportunity which filled to capacity, before having to turn away late registrants.

The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William (Bill) Bratton, former police commissioner of the NYPD twice, the BPD, and former chief of the LAPD, on the history of policing in America and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

The event featured an impassioned and compelling keynote address by William J. Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) twice, the Boston Police Department (BPD), and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as he walked attendees through 50 years of American policing history, the impacts on the communities, and the evolution of critical communication capabilities in our post 9/11 landscape.

Commissioner Bratton, one of the world’s most respected and trusted experts on risk and security issues and Executive Chairman of Teneo Risk a global advisory firm, was recognized as the ‘2019 ‘ASTORS’ Person of the Year’ for his Lifetime of Dedication and Extraordinary Leadership in Homeland Security and Public Safety.

Why the ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included: 

  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
  • United States Marine Corps
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  • United States Postal Inspection Service
  • DHS S&T 
  • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
  • The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Police (PAPD)
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (NYS DHSES)
  • United States Border Patrol
  • AlertMedia, Ameristar Perimeter Security, Attivo Networks, Automatic Systems, Bellevue University, BriefCam, Canon U.S.A., CornellCookson, Drone Aviation, FLIR Systems, Hanwha Techwin, HID Global, IPVideo Corp., Konica Minolta Business Solutions, LenelS2, ManTech, Regroup Mass Notifications, SafeLogic, SolarWinds, Senstar, ShotSpotter, Smiths Detection, TCOM LP, Trackforce, Verint, and More!

Why American Security Today?

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 75,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that hold readers eyes throughout the story with cutting edge editorial that provides solutions to their challenges.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.
AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

The AST Digital Publications is distributed to over 75,000 qualified government and homeland security professionals in federal, state and local levels.


AST Reaches both Private & Public Experts, essential to meeting these new challenges.

Today’s new generation of public safety and security experts need real-time knowledge to deal with domestic and international terrorism, lone wolf attacks, unprecedented urban violence, shifts in society, culture and media bias – making it increasingly difficult for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Military and Private Security Professionals to implement coordinated security measures to ensure national security and improve public safety.

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These experts are from Government at the federal, state and local level as well as from private firms allied to government.

AST provides a full plate of topics in our AST Monthly Magazine Editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts, covering 23 Vital Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities, and Emergency Response among others.

AST has Expanded readership into integral Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – all enticing targets due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

To learn more about the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award Winners solutions, please go to the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Championship Edition Fully Interactive Magazine – the Best Products of 2019 ‘A Year in Review’.

The ‘ASTORS’ Champion Edition is published annually and includes a review of the ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning products and programs, highlighting key details on many of the winning firms products and services, includes video interviews and more.

It is your Go-To source throughout the year for ‘The Best of 2019 Products and Services‘ endorsed by American Security Today, and can satisfy your agency’s and organization’s most pressing Homeland Security and Public Safety needs.

From Physical Security (Access Control, Critical Infrastructure, Perimeter Protection and Video Surveillance Cameras and Video Management Systems), to IT Security (Cybersecurity, Encryption, Data Storage, Anti-Malware and Networking Security – Just to name a few), the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ CHAMPIONS EDITION will have what you need to Detect, Delay, Respond to, and Mitgate today’s real-time threats in our constantly evolving security landscape.

It also includes featured guest editorial pieces from some of the security industry’s most respected leaders, and recognized firms in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.

BriefCam is the industry’s leading provider of Deep Learning and VIDEO SYNOPSIS® solutions for rapid video review and search, face and license plate recognition, real-time alerting and quantitative video insights.

By transforming raw video into actionable intelligence, BriefCam dramatically shortens the time-to-target for security threats while increasing safety and optimizing operations.

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BriefCam’s ‘ASTORS’ Award-Winning products are deployed by law enforcement and public safety organizations, government and transportation agencies, major enterprises, healthcare and educational institutions, and local communities worldwide.

To Learn More about BriefCam’s Innovative Video Content Analytics and VIDEO SYNOPSIS® solutions, please visit

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