BriefCam Video Content Analytics

BriefCam’s unique fusion of computer vision and Deep Learning technologies, with its patented Synopsis® application, is driving exponential value from surveillance camera investments with it's innovative, powerful and easy to use video analytics platform.

BriefCam provides video content analytics, as an integral part of the Security Center environment. It enables users to review hours of video in minutes, pinpoint objects of interest, derive quantitative insights for operational efficiency and data-driven decision making, as well as leverage advanced analytics to provide near real-time notifications to effectively balance sensitivity, accuracy an efficiency.

BriefCam is embedded within the Security Center client and is seamlessly available for fast investigation by the operator. Real-time alerts automatically appear in Security Center’s Alarms screen and quantitative dashboards can be pre-configured for daily monitoring and trend spotting.

BriefCam for Law Enforcement

Rapidly Pinpoint Object of Interest - Law enforcement agencies turn to video surveillance footage as the first line of investigation. BriefCam’s ability to ingest videos, display them in a shortened Video Synopsis format, search for objects by class, attribute and behavior, quickly provides clues for investigators. The ability to start searching without knowing exactly what you are looking for is a breakthrough paradigm for post-event investigations.

BriefCam for Smart & Safe Cities

Protect What Matters Most - Whether you are preventing crime, proactively eliminating hazards or implementing operational efficiencies – every advantage in the quest for protection and productivity should be deployed. BriefCam helps streamline safe and smart city operations in numerous ways, from tracking and identifying suspects to proactive crime prevention. Officers are leveraging BriefCam by using the heat map surveillance features to identify crime hot spots, track activity levels, and create strategic action plans

BriefCam for Transportation

Identity Traffic Hotspots - Whether it is on the highway or in the parking lot, on the warehouse floor, in a retail store, on a campus or in a stadium, with BriefCam, organizations can now quantify and classify the number and type of vehicles and visitors, discover their movement patterns, identify hotspots or choke points, A/B test marketing campaigns success, maximize space utilization, and optimize traffic flows.

BriefCam for Retail

Realize In-Store Consumer Analysis - Quantify and classify the demographics of consumers, evaluate the impact of store layouts, optimize new product displays, identify which products consumers interact with most, determine popular shopping paths, and ensure the checkout experience is not impacted by overly long lines. Leverage video surveillance to aggregate and uncover quantifiable data and trends to increase profits.

Next Generation Video Content Analytics

Key Capabilities

Video Synopsis
Multi-Camera Search
Case Management
Expansive Search Criteria -  Men, women, children, vehicles, size, color, speed, path, direction, and dwell time  
Appearance Similarity & Facial Recognition
Comprehensive Business Intelligence
Proactive Alerting & Reporting
GPU Processing (BriefCam 5.0 and above)

Features and benefits

BriefCam’s advanced analytics capabilities are delivered as an integral part of the Security Center environment, enabling:
  • Review – Quickly review hours of video in minutes or even seconds and instantly find objects of interest across multiple cameras.
  • Research – Track people and vehicle movement patterns over time, trending demographic segmentations, identifying hotspots and running A/B tests.
  • Respond – Unlock the ability to trigger a call to action, bringing relevant events to the forefront and allowing quick review by individuals who can provide an accurate assessment.

BriefCam | Security Center Integration

BriefCam retrieves archived video from Security Center, presenting a shortened Video Synopsis of the events in a convenient, concise, easy-to-view and searchable format that is time stamped and indexed back to the original footage.

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Supported Analytics

  • Direction of Movement
  • Facial Detection
  • Facial Recognition
  • Facial Detection
  • Loitering
  • People Counting
  • Traffic Management
  • Vehicle Behavior
  • Vehicle Characteristics
  • Vehicle Classification
  • Vehicle Color
  • Vehicle Counting
  • Vehicle Direction
  • Vehicle Flow
  • Vehicle Speed
  • Wrong Way Detection
  • Dwell Time
  • Heat Map
  • Path Map
  • Video Synopsys

Geographic availability

  • North America
  • Latin America and the Carribean
  • Europe, Middle East, and Africa
  • Asia-Pacific

Industry verticals

  • City-Wide Surveillance
  • Education
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Law Enforcement
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Retail
  • Stadiums and Open Spaces
  • Transportation

Version and ordering information


Versions Security Desk 5.1 and above

Genetec part number

• 3 Server Certificate (GSC-1SDK-BRIEFCAM-VSEnterprisS): for BriefCam Server, Admin. For Respond, additional certificate should be added
• 1 Client Certificate (GSC-1SDK-BRIEFCAM-VSEnterprisC): per each Embedded Client deployed

BriefCam is the industry’s leading provider of Video Synopsis® and Deep Learning solutions for rapid video review and search, smart 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. BriefCam’s 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. For more information about transforming video surveillance into actionable intelligence, visit

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