What We Do

Reviewing video with effectiveness, efficiency and ease.

  • Right now, cameras worldwide are recording video.
  • To date, most video could never be reviewed.
  • With BriefCam, users can browse hours of video in minutes.
  • The result: More efficient, timely and effective video review.
  • BriefCam lets you get to the point. Fast.

BriefCam® fulfills the global need to review video, investigate and identify incidents rapidly, and take action as needed. BriefCam’s award-winning Video Synopsis® technology enables rapid video review. On average, one hour of video can be “synopsized” down to one minute of review time.

Mission & Vision

BriefCam’s mission is to facilitate rapid video review so as to maximize the value of recorded surveillance video that will allow the end user to quickly locate and investigate any event.

BriefCam’s vision is to provide users with the ability to review video quickly — as a matter of routine, on-demand and proactively — and in so doing, realize the potential of their recorded video.

All BriefCam products integrate human experience, intelligence and intuition as a vital part of the review, search and analysis review process. The mind and eye are always engaged.

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Awards & Accolades

SIA_logo_frame_200x70These new technologies and solutions are the drivers that are moving the security industry forward. Congratulations to BriefCam on their win…

ASIS-11_logo_frame_200x70A team of judges representing end users and experts in security technologies evaluated more than 70 entries before selecting BriefCam as one of the top 10 winners…

Benchmark_finalist_logo_frame_200x70The Benchmark Innovation Awards recognize and reward innovations [that] increase the range of real-world benefits on offer…

GSN_logo_frame_template_200x70Government Security News presented the 2013 Emma Lazarus Humanitarian Award for Extraordinary Achievement in the Public Interest to the “Dream Team” partner companies…

STE_logo_frame_template_200x70The Statue of Liberty project represented a best case example of a government agency working with a security integrator to secure a global icon in the sort of partnership that SIA regularly seeks between public agencies and private companies…

Israel-HLS_logo_frame_200x70BriefCam won the Innovation Prize at the HLS Israel 2012 exhibition. BriefCam’s Video Synopsis technology enables hours of video recorded by security cameras to be reviewed in minutes, saving hours of valuable time and preventing misses…

IFSEC_logo_frame_200x70BriefCam won against 5 other contenders in the category of CCTV System Product of the Year…

NBC_logo_frame_200x70It’s not just the range of companies that’s dizzying – it’s the disruptive force of their ideas…

Milestone_logo_frame_200x70BriefCam was recognized for Video Synopsis technology that is tightly integrated with XProtect, and strategic alignments in the field that produced great results…

WSJ_logo_frame_200x70BriefCam won in the Physical Security category for its fresh approach to the problem of how to review long amounts of video rapidly…

SSItop30_logo_frame_200x70My first response was, ‘Wow!’… The technology is fascinating to see in action…

Team

Management

Dror Irani

President and CEO, BriefCam

  • 25+ years experience in senior management positions
  • CEO of Image ID, led company to successful acquisition
  • Vice President, Aladdin Knowledge Systems

Since joining BriefCam in 2010, Dror Irani has spearheaded BriefCam’s transition from innovation-based start-up to the industry standard for rapid video review, video object search and video metadata analysis. Irani’s forward-thinking strategy for BriefCam’s technology – processes the video once, then view the video data in many different ways – has enabled the company to quickly and nimbly enter a variety of market sectors in security and beyond.

In his previous position, Irani served as CEO of ImageID, where he led the company to a successful acquisition by Belgium-based Zetes Industries. Prior to that, Irani was VP Global Sales at Aladdin Knowledge Systems, serving as where he doubled worldwide sales from $40m to $80m. Prior that that, Irani headed Aladdin’s eSafe Business Unit, where he was in charge of 100 positions worldwide. During his years at Comverse (Nasdaq: CMVT), Irani was a Regional Director in several markets: Japan, Latin America and Europe.

Irani received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1986, and M.A. and M.B.A. degrees in Economics and Business Administration, respectively, from the same institution in 1990. He is an alumnus of the TGMP program at Harvard Business School (2003).

Michal Hillel

Chief Financial Officer, BriefCam

  • Head of Finance, Zetes ImageID Innovation Center
  • Controller, ImageID
  • Registered CPA, Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel

Michal Hillel is Chief Financial Officer of BriefCam and is also in charge of Investor Relations.

She joined BriefCam after 13 years at ImageID where she first served as Controller and then, following the company’s acquisition by Zetes Industries, as Vice President of Finance of the Zetes ImageID Innovation Center.

Prior to that, she held a management position at accounting practice Rozenblum-Holtzman.

Ms. Hillel holds a BA in Economics and Accounting and an MA in Law from Bar Ilan University and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel.

Amit Gavish

General Manager, BriefCam North America

  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Deputy Director of Security (Physical & Information), Office of the President of the State Israel
  • M.A International relations Hebrew University

Amit Gavish is BriefCam General Manager for North America. Upon joining BriefCam in 2009, he successfully introduced a disruptive new technology to the market and established strategic partnerships with ecosystem partners. Since then, he has overseen the growth of BriefCam’s sales infrastructure in North America, serving an ever-expanding client base in the federal, public and private security markets.

Gavish has 16 years of business management and security operations experience in both the U.S. and Israel, where he served as the Deputy Director of Security at the Office of the President of the State Israel.

Prior to BriefCam, Gavish was a risk management consultant specializing in risk assessment, emergency planning and developing training programs. In addition to business activities, he engages actively in market education as a highly-regarded speaker in the HLS space.

Warren Stein

Vice President of Sales, BriefCam

  • VP Sales, APAC Region, BriefCam
  • VP Global Sales, RDT Jetro
  • General Manager Asia, Aladdin Knowledge Systems

Warren Stein is Vice President of Sales at BriefCam. Under his guidance, BriefCam has successfully penetrated new markets in LATAM, EMEA, APAC, China and other regions.

Upon joining BriefCam in 2010 as VP Sales, APAC, Stein successfully introduced an innovative new product into the region, formed partnerships and closed deals with local representatives, and established BriefCam’s China operation.

As VP of Global Sales at RDT JETRO, he was responsible for setting up worldwide channels and shaping strategy in new international markets. At Aladdin Knowledge Systems, he established and managed subsidiaries in China, India and Australia.

Stein served in the Israel Defense Forces and holds an Executive MBA from Rutgers Business School and a BA in Economics and Business Management from the University of South Africa.

Tom Edlund

Vice President of R&D, BriefCam

  • Director of Software Engineering Group, BriefCam
  • Chief Development Officer, MindArk PE AB
  • Project Manager/Team Leader, Modo Paper

Tom Edlund joined BriefCam in 2011 as Director of Software Engineering Group and was swiftly promoted to VP R&D in 2012. Under his leadership, BriefCam’s R&D team has expanded in scope, developing professional, consumer and mobile versions of the company’s core Video Synopsis technology – and with more developments still in store.

Prior to BriefCam, at MindArk, he led the development of Entropia Universe, a 3D platform for online entertainment, communication and e-commerce. At Modo Paper, he was part of an R&D team developing image analysis applications.

Edlund graduated from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden with a M.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science.

In addition to being an avid hiker, he is a volunteer at Tech Career, a unique student mentoring program, where he holds weekly C#, ASP .NET and HTML5 lessons with Ethiopian-Israeli young adults to prepare and integrate them into Israel’s thriving high-tech sector.

Greg Baldauf

Vice President of Strategic Alliances, BriefCam

  • Founding Member, Nexia Home Intelligence
  • Product & Partnership Development – Smart Home Team, Allegion
  • Thought leader: IoT and Connected Home

Greg Baldauf is BriefCam’s Vice President of Strategic Alliances and the company’s agent for bringing its cloud-based innovations to the Internet of Things (IoT) market and the connected home space.

Baldauf spent eight years reshaping and disrupting the connected home market as an original founding member of the Nexia Home Intelligence platform and also launched the very first Z-Wave enabled door lock, allowing access control for homeowners from anywhere, anytime.

Between Nexia Home, Allegion, Ingersoll Rand and Thomson, Baldauf developed connected technology product and software platforms, while also building technology-focused sales teams, and expanded distribution into multiple new vertical markets.

Baldauf is a graduate of Indiana University and the Dale Carnegie Institute. He is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association and the Z-Wave Alliance.

Elana Marom

Vice President of Marketing, BriefCam

  • Director of Marketing, Beamr
  • Director of Product Marketing, Comverse Technology
  • Director of Marketing, XPANDION

Elana Marom joins BriefCam as Vice President of Marketing from imaging technology company company Beamr, where she served as Director of Marketing. Before Beamr, she was Director of Product Marketing at Comverse Technology where she led marketing activities for Comverse Digital Services. At Alvarion, she served as PR & Marketing Communications Manager, and as Director of Marketing at XPANDION, she was responsible for all marketing, social media, IR/AR and PR activities.

Marom’s legal background includes an internship at leading law firm Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz. She is a graduate of Bar Ilan University and holds an LLB from the Ono Academic College.

Board of Directors

Gideon Ben-Zvi

Co-founder & Board Chairman, BriefCam

  • Serial entrepreneur
  • 20+ years CEO experience. Two exit events
  • MBA, BSc. Computer Science & Math, Hebrew University

Gideon Ben-Zvi is a successful serial entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded a series of companies.

In 1989, he founded Ligature, an optical character recognition (OCR) company that pioneered fax-OCR technology and delivered the market’s only OCR-on-a-chip. In 1998, he led a successful exit and M&A event.

In 1995, Ben-Zvi led the integration of Ligature as the technology foundation of Wizcom Technologies, a world leader in personal scanning dictionaries, reading pens and scanning pens, and served as Executive VP of the integrated company. In 1999, Wizcom went public on the Deutsche Borse (WZM).

In 2001, Ben-Zvi co-founded HumanEyes Technologies, a 3D photography company serving the graphic arts market, where he raised $10 million in two rounds and served as CEO until 2006.

In 2003, he co-founded and was Chairman of ASOCS, a developer of wireless multi-communication processors and system solutions for handheld and consumer devices.

In 2007, Ben-Zvi co-founded BriefCam where he serves as Chairman. In 2011, he also assumed the Chairmanship of clean-tech company EnVerid.

Ben-Zvi holds an MBA and BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from Hebrew University Jerusalem. He is Venture Partner of Consumer Technologies at Aviv Venture Capital.

Website: http://www.avivvc.com/member.asp?id=11
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/gideon-ben-zvi/2/303/369

Yoav Chelouche

Managing Partner, Aviv Venture Capital

  • Former President & CEO of Scitex Corp.
  • Founding investor in Mercury (NASDAQ: MERQ), Radvision (NASDAQ: RVSN), Wizcom
  • Technologies (GER: WZM), Rosetta Genomics(NASDAQ: RVSN).
  • Board of Directors, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE)
  • MBA, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France 1979 (First in class)

Vern Hanzlik

President & CEO, Qumu Corp. (formerly Rimage)

  • President EMEA, TEAM Informatics
  • President, Sajan Software Ltd.
  • CEO/President/EVP, Stellent

Dror Irani

President and CEO, BriefCam

  • 25+ years experience in senior management positions
  • CEO of Image ID, led company to successful acquisition
  • Vice President, Aladdin Knowledge Systems

Since joining BriefCam in 2010, Dror Irani has spearheaded BriefCam’s transition from innovation-based start-up to the industry standard for rapid video review, video object search and video metadata analysis. Irani’s forward-thinking strategy for BriefCam’s technology – processes the video once, then view the video data in many different ways – has enabled the company to quickly and nimbly enter a variety of market sectors in security and beyond.

In his previous position, Irani served as CEO of ImageID, where he led the company to a successful acquisition by Belgium-based Zetes Industries. Prior to that, Irani was VP Global Sales at Aladdin Knowledge Systems, serving as where he doubled worldwide sales from $40m to $80m. Prior that that, Irani headed Aladdin’s eSafe Business Unit, where he was in charge of 100 positions worldwide. During his years at Comverse (Nasdaq: CMVT), Irani was a Regional Director in several markets: Japan, Latin America and Europe.

Irani received a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1986, and M.A. and M.B.A. degrees in Economics and Business Administration, respectively, from the same institution in 1990. He is an alumnus of the TGMP program at Harvard Business School (2003).

Prof. Shmuel Peleg

Co-founder & Chief Scientist, BriefCam

  • School of Computer Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  • Inventor and co-founder of HumanEyes Technologies
  • Over 150 publications and 23 issued patents

Professor Shmuel Peleg, co-founder and Chief Scientist of BriefCam, holds 23 issued US patents; these have provided the technical foundations for four companies: HumanEyes, VideoBrush, Emaki (Japan) and BriefCam.

Prof. Peleg’s. Video Synopsis technology was awarded the prestigious Kaye Innovation Award in 2010. His OmniStereo technology for creating 3D photographs was awarded a Kaye in 2002.

Peleg has been a faculty member at the Hebrew University since 1980. He was the chairman of the school of computer science from 1989 to 1991, and has held visiting positions at the University of Maryland, New York University, and the Sarnoff Corporation. He has published over 150 technical papers in computer vision and is a member of the IEEE.

Peleg received his BSc degree in mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1976 and MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1978 and 1979 respectively.

Website: http://www.cs.huji.ac.il/~peleg

Careers

BriefCam is hiring!

BriefCam, developer and provider of award-winning Video Synopsis solutions for rapid video review, is expanding. We’re seeking the best and brightest to join our team.

Algorithm Developer, Modi’in, Israel

As Algorithm Developer at BriefCam you will join our core team, responsible for developing revolutionary technologies for rapid video review. While our software is commonly used in enterprise and homeland security, we are expanding development to include the home/consumer market as part of the Internet of Things trend.

Your responsibilities will include research and implementation of cutting edge computer vision, rendering and machine learning algorithms.

We are looking for talented developers with strong technical and innovative skills to solve complex problems and introduce new capabilities.

Requirements:

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering
  • Experience and good understanding of Computer Vision algorithms (in industry or academy)
  • Solid Matlab and C++ programming skills
  • Experience in Machine Learning / Neural Networks – advantage
  • Candidates with 3+ years of industry experience in Computer Vision with excellent BSc grades will be considered as well

Send CV to: jobs@briefcam.com

Front End Team Leader, Modi’in, Israel

As Front End Team Leader at BriefCam, you will lead the development of web and native mobile applications that bring to life innovative cutting-edge technologies for video search and review.

Responsibilities

  • Lead our front end team, including internal developers and outsourcing
  • Hands-on development (80% of your time)
  • Contribute to UX/UI design

Requirements

  • Team player with good ability to motivate and mentor colleagues
  • Strong web programming skills (JavaScript, CSS, HTML)
  • Experience with modern web frameworks (e.g. jQuery, Angular, React, Backbone, Meteor)
  • Experience with modern development tools (e.g. npm/Bower, SASS/LESS, Grunt/Gulp)
  • Experience with Angular2 – advantage
  • Experience with Android or Swift – advantage
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases – advantage
  • Experience with Cloud – advantage
  • Passionate about new technologies

Send CV to: jobs@briefcam.com

Senior Software Developer – Backend team, Modi’in, Israel

As a Senior Software Engineer at BriefCam, you will join our Backend team, responsible for developing revolutionary technologies for rapid video review from high-level architecture and design considerations to low-level challenges of efficient implementation.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop features end to end from scratch
  • Provide well documented, easy to use APIs for interacting with the Backend services
  • Research issues from the field and provide solutions
  • Contribute to all phases of the product development

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
  • 4+ years of professional experience in software development, building production software systems
  • Solid experience in C/C++, Java or C# (expert in at least one)
  • Solid Linux experience; any distribution
  • Experience in applying open-source technologies
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases
  • Experience in Public Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, Google Compute) – an advantage
  • Experience Cross-compiling & porting (e.g. make, autoconf) – an advantage
  • Experience with software packaging and installation medium. Examples: NuGet, apt-get, npm – an advantage
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, work under pressure and maintain focus and a sense of humor

Send CV to: jobs@briefcam.com

Team Coordinator – QA video tagging activity, Modi’in, Israel

As a Team Coordinator, you will be in charge of the QA departments video tagging activity. You will be labeling and classifying video objects, as well as coordinating video tagging activity: managing tasks, quality control, improving and streamlining work processes. You will be editing video as well as organizing and managing a video library.

Requirements

  • Organized, precise, persistent, patient
  • Responsible. A self-starter
  • Leadership. Able to motivate and guide the team
  • Creative. A multi-tasker
  • Basic technical skills: operate BriefCam software, deal with basic computer problems
  • Familiar with MS Office software suite

Send CV to: jobs@briefcam.com

QA Engineer, Modi’in, Israel

As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you’ll be part of a team responsible for testing BriefCam’s cutting-edge technologies for rapid video review, search and analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute of all types of manual tests (sanity, functional testing, regression, compatibility testing, etc.)
  • Write test plans according to Product and R&D specs and implementing QA methodologies
  • Identify, document and track defects. Report using tracking tools
  • Provide ongoing reports about progress and important findings
  • Deliver technical support for escalated customer cases

Requirements

  • 1-2 years of experience in QA – advantage
  • Basic knowledge in QA methodologies – advantage
  • Academic or technical degree in one or more of the following: Computer Engineering / Science / Communications or Information system Engineering/ Practical Engineering – advantage
  • Ambitious, highly motivated, responsible, self-starter
  • Technical orientation
  • Excellent troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Available to work full-time

Send CV to: jobs@briefcam.com

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Patents & Trademarks

US PatentTitle
7,852,370Method and System for Spatio-Temporal Video Warping (non-exclusive license).
Also Israeli patent 182006, and pending in Europe.
8,102,406 & 8,514,248Method and System for Producing a Video Synopsis (exclusive license)
Also Japanese patent JP4972095, Chinese Patent ZL200680048754.8, Australian Patent 2006314066, Israeli patent 191232, Canadian Patent CA2640834, Korean Patent KR10-1420885, European patent EP1,955,205 (validated in Germany, France, UK, Sweden and Denmark). and pending in 2 additional countries.
8,311,277Method and System for Video Indexing and Video Synopsis (exclusive license)
Also Australian patent 2007345935, Japanese patent 5355422, Israeli patent 199687, Chinese patent ZL2007800506100, Korean Patent 10-1456652 and pending in 4 additional countries.
8,949,235Methods and systems for producing a Video Synopsis using clustering (exclusive license to the patent application).
Also Japanese Patent JP5432677.
Application 14/605,158US Patent application - Method & System for Producing a Relevance Sorted Video Summary
US TrademarkSerial No.Registration No. 
BRIEFCAM776156813639090Also registered in Europe, Japan, and China.
BRIEFCAM LOGO776157003639093Also registered in Europe, Japan, China, and Israel.
SMART SYNOPSIS856823234330976
SYNDEX86153587
VIDEO SYNOPSIS850976473928708

History

BriefCam®  was founded on the strength of technology developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by Prof. Shmuel Peleg. “Shmulik” is a renowned computer vision researcher. This proprietary technology, Video Synopsis® is an award-winning innovation that summarizes hours of events into a “brief” to extract maximum value from video for safety, security and productivity.

It was Yissum, the University’s licensing arm, that invited a US Department of Defense delegation to observe some new research. Through that meeting, the application of Video Synopsis to defense and security was identified and subsequently licensed for commercialization exclusively to BriefCam.

In mid-2008, the company’s three founders — including Prof. Peleg who also serves as BriefCam Chief Scientist — found modest offices for BriefCam in Neve Ilan, a suburb just outside Jerusalem and began to develop the initial product. The Video Synopsis  innovation — providing users with the ability to review hours of video in minutes —  created a buzz within the industry, especially after being awarded the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for Physical Security and the British Security Industry Association’s New Product Award in 2010.

Also in 2010, a US-based company, BriefCam, Inc., was established and CEO and President Dror Irani joined BriefCam, at which time sales began in earnest. BriefCam’s technology was quickly adopted by the security sector as the de facto standard for rapid video review through partnerships with industry leaders such as Genetec, Milestone Systems, OnSSI and others, and in successful deployments ranging from the Statue of Liberty in New York, Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, to the New Taipei Safe City project in Taiwan.

The technology was reported to have been used in the investigation of Oslo bomber and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, and the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.

In 2013, BriefCam began planning its move to new headquarters in Modi’in, Israel, and launched its flagship product for the professional security sector, BriefCam Syndex. This award-winning product offers users the ability to not only review hours of video in minutes, but to also refine video metadata by parameters such as color, direction, size, speed and more. Additional refinement features have followed, each one bringing BriefCam Syndex closer to its goal of being a true search engine for video.

A second goal, to bring rapid review capabilities to the consumer/SMB market, was realized in mid-2015 with the launch of BriefCam embedded within Flir FX, a home surveillance camera and cloud offering. Co-branded as “Flir Rapid Recap powered by BriefCam”, the service provides subscribers — busy people with no time to invest in video review yet concerned with safeguarding property and loves ones — with the rapid video review capabilities they need to save time and gain peace of mind.

BriefCam is now set to launch the latest version of BriefCam Syndex for the professional law enforcement, public security and enterprise sectors, and its new cloud offering for video service providers to the consumer/SMB market.