Imagine having dozens or even hundreds of video surveillance cameras recording busy scenes 24 hours a day. Many of these surveillance cameras are monitoring high-traffic areas such as freeways, intersections, street corners, transportation hubs, or a campus environment. Now imagine: there is an incident that requires investigation from the security team. What happens next?
Typically, security personnel will spend the next hour or more evaluating surveillance footage looking for points of interest. With a medium-to-large surveillance system, there can easily be multiple terabytes of data that require sorting and a detailed review by the investigator. This can be an extremely difficult task considering that one terabyte of surveillance data can be the equivalent of around 2 million photos.
Thankfully, many enterprise surveillance systems have very advanced search tools which have improved significantly in their ability to reduce the time it takes to investigate an incident. Even with advanced search tools, security personnel are often required to review video for dozens of hours per week. This is a very labor-intensive task which is especially true in citywide surveillance, transportation, and campus environments, where resources are thin and demands for safety and security are high.
Video Synopsis from BriefCam is an extremely powerful tool that helps to improve security performance and greatly reduces the hours spent investigating incidents. Video Synopsis allows investigators to review hours of video in just minutes, pinpoint events of interest, and quickly take required actions.