After Hurricane Sandy struck Liberty and Ellis Islands in 2012, part of the eight-month restoration project included installing a new surveillance system to help U.S. Park Police (USPP) and the National Park Service (NPS) protect the millions of families who visit each year. The goal was to provide intelligent perimeter security for the islands, complete coverage for the entire interior of the statue, and enhanced coverage of the security screening facilities at the ferry landings in New York and New Jersey. The technology would help park personnel monitor visitor lines, assist ferry operations, and expedite responses to emergencies... Customer story: U.S. National Park Service (Statue of Liberty) | Axis Communications.
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"The method, called video synopsis, was invented by an Israeli company called BriefCam, which counts all the right three-letter agencies as clients. (The FBI declined to comment on the specifics of the Boston investigation.)..." Why Are Israeli Startups Leading The Tech World? | Popular Science
At McCormick Place in Chicago, movement is a priority. The largest convention center in North America moves more than 3 million visitors a year through its 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space in four buildings... To keep people and equipment moving, a primary part of security’s mission is to review all of this surveillance video to investigate incidents... The [BriefCam] software was installed in early 2013 and had only been in place for a few months when it helped solve a mystery... [Read full article]
Video cameras are popping up everywhere. On a typical day out in a big city a person could be filmed by hundreds of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. The combined output of all these systems is far greater than there are security staff to watch all the images. Hence there are various ways being used to automate the process. [Read full article...]
Each year at Security Products, we like to feature our international partners by showcasing their latest products... BriefCam Syndex is a powerful set of review tools enabling video search with user-defined paramters: color, size, speed, direction, etc. Like all good search engines, results are ranked... [Read the full article]
The Benchmark Innovation Awards scheme has been devised to recognize and reward innovations which solve problems faced when designing and implementing a security solution, or which increase the range of real-world benefits on offer. Innovations must bring true value; it is not just enough to add features for the sake of expanding a list of functions... [Read the full article]
An Israeli company is part of a security “dream team” whose collective talents are being deployed to defend one of America’s greatest landmarks — the Statue of Liberty. Briefcam, an Israeli video technology company that allows viewers to quickly parse through hours of footage in seconds, swiftly zeroing in on the important incidents, was tapped to handle surveillance duties. More...
Total Recall Corporation has delivered an award-winning IP-based, digital video surveillance solution to enhance public safety and improve operational efficiencies at the recently renovated Statue of Liberty National Monument and Liberty Island. The high-profile project kicked off 2014 with a Government Security News Homeland Security Extraordinary Achievement in Public Safety and Security award after having received the 2013 Bronze STE Security Innovation Award from the Security Industry Association (SIA). More...
BriefCam a member of the "Securing the Statue Dream Team" of vendors. Government Security News has presented the 2013 Emma Lazarus Humanitarian Award for Extraordinary Achievement in the Public Interest to Jordan Heilweil, CEO of Total Recall Corporation of Suffern, New York and the nine “Dream Team” partner companies that, together with Total Recall, donated a multi-million dollar surveillance and security upgrade to America’s welcoming symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, which was seriously damaged in Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Working with the United States Park Police, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of Interior (DOI), the Dream Team migrated the Statue from outdated analog CCTV to the latest in digital technology to enable the park to cover areas with high-quality video surveillance that could not be reached before. The team also constructed an intelligent and ultramodern command center to help the National Park Service and the National Park Police do their jobs effectively. Following eight months of renovations, repairs and installation of new technology, the Statue was reopened to visitors on July 4, 2013 and has averaged 25,000 visitors per day in the ensuing months, according to Captain Greg Norman of the U.S. Park Police, who stated further that “The system has already helped the park not only maintain the security of the park through a busy summer, but has also added visitor protection by helping NPS employees respond promptly to visitor needs.” Read more...
Was it actually an innovative Israeli-made technology that snagged the Tsarnaev brothers? May 9, 2013 JERUSALEM — It’s a Bond-like scenario: There are thousands of hours of film, and lives depend on isolating a single image from the morass of footage. This is what the FBI faced in the immediate hours following the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. Raw images from store-owned security cameras, city-operated closed-circuit television (CCTV), and sketchy cellphone footage from private citizens had authorities scrambling to identify the culprits amid an ocean of both runners and spectators inside each frame. But was it actually an innovative Israeli-made technology that snagged the Tsarnaev brothers, who allegedly committed the crime? [Read more...]