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

Trevor Matz

President and CEO

A high-tech software veteran and serial entrepreneur, Matz is guiding BriefCam as it enters new markets and delivers video analytics solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide.

Prior to joining BriefCam, Matz was President and CEO of Aternity, Inc., a leading provider of End User Experience (EUE) and application performance monitoring solutions. Under Matz’s leadership Aternity was repeatedly recognized by industry influencers and analysts as delivering best-in-class EUE solutions. With Matz at the helm, Aternity was embraced by household brands throughout every industry, leading to the company’s 2016 acquisition by Riverbed Technology.

Prior to Aternity, Matz served as worldwide managing director of Application Integration for InterSystems Corporation where he took Ensemble from launch through recognition as the #1 Integration Platform in HealthCare. Before his global responsibilities for InterSystems integration initiative, Matz served as managing director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, India, and Africa.

Prof. Shmuel Peleg

Co-founder and Chief Scientist

Professor Shmuel Peleg holds more than 20 US patents which have formed the basis for the establishment of numerous, successful high-tech companies. He was twice awarded the Hebrew University Kaye Innovation Award for his work.

Professor Peleg has been a faculty member at the Hebrew University since 1980, serving as 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, has served as chairman of multiple prestigious computer vision conferences, and co-founded the Computer Vision Foundation. Prof. Peleg received his BSc degree in mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Michal Hillel

Chief Financial Officer

Michal joined BriefCam in 2011 after serving as Vice President of Finance at ImageID and, following its acquisition by Zetes industries, as Vice President of Finance of the Zetes ImageID Innovation Center. Previously, she held a management position at Rozenblum-Holtzman accounting practice.

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.

Warren Stein

Vice President of Sales, EMEA and Asia

Warren Stein joined BriefCam in 2010 and has driven BriefCam’s widespread adoption in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

Previously, Warren served as VP Global Sales at RDT JETRO, where he was responsible for setting up worldwide channels and shaping strategy in new international markets. Prior to that, he has held positions as General Manager APAC of Aladdin Knowledge Systems. Stein holds an Executive MBA from Rutgers Business School and a BA in Economics and Business Management from the University of South Africa.

Amit Gavish

Vice President, Americas

Amit joined BriefCam in 2009 and has overseen the growth of BriefCam’s business in North America. 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.

Previously, Gavish was a risk management consultant specializing in risk assessment, emergency planning and the development of advanced training programs. He continues to be actively engaged in market education and is a highly-regarded speaker in the HLS space.

Tom Edlund

Chief Technology Officer

Tom joined BriefCam in 2011 to lead the company’s Software Engineering Group. Prior to BriefCam, at MindArk, he led the development of Entropia Universe, a 3D platform for online entertainment, communication and e-commerce.

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

Board of Directors

Gideon Ben-Zvi

Co-founder and Chairman of the Board

Gideon Ben-Zvi is a successful serial entrepreneur who has founded six companies as CEO or Chairman, resulting in one IPO and one M&A event thus far. His other companies are all emerging market leaders in their spaces.

He serves as the Chairman of the Board at enVerid Systems and BriefCam; a board member at Valens and OzVision; a partner and investor at Aviv Ventures; and an NGO board member of Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem and of the Jerusalem Transport Master Plan team (JTMT). He has been a member of YPO since 2003. Mr. Ben Zvi received his MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and holds a BSc. in Computer Science and Math from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Prof. Shmuel Peleg

Co-founder & Chief Scientist

Professor Shmuel Peleg holds more than 20 US patents which have formed the basis for the establishment of numerous, successful high-tech companies. He was twice awarded the Hebrew Univesity Kaye Innovation Award for his work.

Professor Peleg has been a faculty member at the Hebrew University since 1980, serving as 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, has served as chairman of multiple prestigious computer vision conferences, and co-founded the Computer Vision Foundation. Prof. Peleg received his BSc degree in mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his MSc and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Trevor Matz

President and CEO

A high-tech software veteran and serial entrepreneur, Matz is guiding BriefCam as it enters new markets and delivers video analytics solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide.

Prior to joining BriefCam, Matz was President and CEO of Aternity, Inc., a leading provider of End User Experience (EUE) and application performance monitoring solutions. Under Matz’s leadership Aternity was repeatedly recognized by industry influencers and analysts as delivering best-in-class EUE solutions. With Matz at the helm, Aternity was embraced by household brands throughout every industry, leading to the company’s 2016 acquisition by Riverbed Technology.

Prior to Aternity, Matz served as worldwide managing director of Application Integration for InterSystems Corporation where he took Ensemble from launch through recognition as the #1 Integration Platform in HealthCare. Before his global responsibilities for InterSystems integration initiative, Matz served as managing director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East, India, and Africa.

Yoav Chelouche

Managing Partner, Aviv Venture Capital

Yoav Cherlouche has over 30 years of experience in management and investments in the global high-tech arena. He has served as the Managing Partner of Aviv Venture Capital since its inception in 2001. Previously, he served as President & CEO of Scitex Corp., a world leader in digital imaging and printing systems. He is a founding investor in Mercury (NASDAQ: MERQ), Radvision (NASDAQ: RVSN), Wizcom Technologies (GER: WZM), Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ: RVSN), and serves on the Board of Directors, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE). He holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France (first in class).

 

Vern Hanzlik

President & CEO, Qumu (formerly Rimage)

Vern Hanzlik is a dynamic, entrepreneurial senior executive with more than 20 years of experience providing exceptional strategic business leadership. He currently serves as President and CEO at Qumu, which provides the tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of their videos. Previously, he has held positions as President EMEA at Team Informatics, Inc., President of Sajan Software, and CEO/President/EVP of Stellent.

Website: Qumu.com

News: Rimage Ships Video Synopsis Systems Worth $497K To A U.S. Federal Agency

Jose Miguel García Fernandez

CEO, Entrepreneur, and Investor

Mr. Fernández is an entrepreneurial Chief Executive Officer with vast international experience in the telecommunications and cable markets. He has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Orange España, Chief Executive Officer of the Spanish telecommunications operator Jazztel, and has held various senior management positions within Cable & Wireless. He is a founder of Case Technology, which was acquired by Cable and Wireless.

Careers

BriefCam is hiring!

BriefCam, developer and provider of award-winning Video Synopsis solutions for rapid video review, search and analysis 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

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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.