BriefCam Adds Video Analytics for Physical Distancing, Face Mask Detection & More

BriefCam says the new capabilities can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support safe and responsible re-openings across the globe.

BOSTON — BriefCam, a video content analytics provider, announces new capabilities to its product portfolio with v5.6.1 of its extensible video content analytics platform.

The new capabilities will help to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and support the safe and responsible re-opening across the globe, according to the company.

New features available in v5.6.1 include:

  • Proximity IdentificationFor effective contact tracing and enforcing social distancing, v5.6.1 offers the ability to forensically review video to identify individuals who were in proximity to another individual for a determined duration of time, and to combine with face recognition and appearance similarity capabilities to determine if a person has been in contact with COVID-19 infected individuals. This enables users to quantify the proximity of people across time and location, compare across days and correlate with external data sources to ensure compliance with social distancing mandates.
  • Face Mask Detection: Provides the ability to search for people with or without a face mask, as well as detect and alert on face mask violations in real-time.
  • Occupancy Controller:  Enables users to maintain building occupancy requirements by setting rules to count people as they enter and exit a premises across multiple cameras and entry and exit points. When the threshold is met, an alert can be sent to access control solutions, security staff, VMS, or any other destination. Users can understand occupancy detail over time and location through business intelligence dashboards and prove compliance.

“Our video analytics platform has greatly expanded in its ability to offer new use cases for accelerating video investigations over the last year,” says Tomer Saar, BriefCam VP, product. “During this pandemic we are proud to be able to offer organizations and businesses the critical tools through our proximity identification, face mask detection and occupancy controller capabilities to help them reopen their organizations and places of businesses while protecting their employees and customers.”

BriefCam says the latest innovations in v5.6.1 complements its already robust analytic capabilities that support additional public health use cases for identifying crowding hotspots and enforcing building or space sanitization practices with a unique combination of people counting, heatmap visual layers, line crossing and real-time alerting.

BriefCam v5.6.1 will be generally available this month. Proximity identification with real-time alerting as well as face mask detection analysis and trending capabilities are planned for August 2020.

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