New Orleans Real-Time Crime Center Leverages BriefCam Video Analytics Platform

BriefCam has assisted police, fire and other agencies solve crime, investigate security incidents and proactively improve crowd control and public event safety in more than 100 cases

BOSTON — The City of New Orleans is leveraging a video analytics platform by BriefCam as a key component of its Real-time Crime Monitoring Center, according to an announcement.

The monitoring center captures video footage from strategically mounted cameras and license plate scanners to provide real-time intelligence to the New Orleans Police Department, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) and their public safety partners.

The center supports the work of incident commanders in the field, providing critical information to quickly assess emergency situations and make informed decisions about keeping New Orleans safe in real-time, according to the announcement.

Since the $5 million center opened in November 2017, BriefCam’s video analytics platform has been used on a daily basis and credited in more than 100 cases where it has helped local police and fire departments to solve crimes, manage crowd control, improve pedestrian traffic flow and investigate security events.

The company’s platform is deployed together with its VMS technology partners, Genetec and Milestone.

“BriefCam’s video analytics platform is a critical tool for investigating incidents and solving crimes,” says NOHSEP Director Aaron Miller. “With cameras covering the city and BriefCam’s unique ability to rapidly pin-point objects of interest, incidents can be solved more quickly, and trends in pedestrian, crowd or traffic behavior can be uncovered in a matter of minutes. BriefCam saves police, fire and security officials a huge amount of time and improves the everyday public safety of our city.”

BriefCam President and CEO Trevor Matz comments the company is proud to be collaborating with real-time crime center.

“By making video searchable, quantifiable and actionable, BriefCam is empowering officers and first responders to solve crimes faster and make their citizens safer,” he says. “It is honor for us to be able to contribute to the growth and safety of this legendary city.”

BriefCam’s technology is said to detect, track, extract and identify people and objects from video. This includes men, women, children, clothing, bags, vehicles, animals, size, color, speed, path, direction, dwell time and more, according to the company.

By leveraging the extracted and aggregated video metadata within BriefCam’s embedded BI platform, users can also perform quantitative analysis on their video, derive actionable insights, and visualize them within customizable dashboards, enabling data driven safety, security and operational decision making.

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