BriefCam, provider of video content analytics solutions, announced that its AI-driven video analytics platform has enabled Taiwan’s Taitung County Police Bureau to streamline investigations, reduce the time and manpower required to review evidence, and free up officers for more efficient and effective policing. 

“BriefCam has enabled our officers to exert half the effort and achieve twice the results,” said a senior public safety section chief for the Taitung County Police Bureau. “It has transformed our police investigation into a truly intelligent process. Whether we are trying to understand the movement of the people or vehicles involved in a case or provide critical evidence to support our findings, the software helps us analyze and realize the full potential of video data at our disposal.”

The Taitung Police are tasked with investigating criminal cases and traffic accidents with minimal video surveillance infrastructure and rely heavily on evidence captured by private surveillance devices and community cooperation in sharing evidence resources. Historically, they had to manually review this footage, analyzing video second-by-second to identify the people and vehicles involved in each case. This resulted in slow and inefficient investigations and forced leadership to choose between sending officers to the field to prevent crime or dedicating their time to reviewing video surveillance.

The integration of BriefCam’s AI-driven platform streamlined video search and forensic investigation, based on a wide range of filters. Investigators are now able to pinpoint persons and objects of interest in video by filtering based on people classifications (male, female, child), clothing characteristics (color, hat, mask) as well as speed, direction or path of travel. As a result, video investigations can now be conducted by a single officer, freeing the others to actively serve their community. 

“One of the unique differentiators of our technology is its openness and flexibility as a platform, and this includes the ability to ingest video from either a video management system for real-time processing or from video files for post-event investigation,” said Ryan Fairclough, managing director APAC, BriefCam. “This means that the police and the community can work together to ensure the safety of the citizens. We are thrilled that our solution has made such a difference in the Taitung Bureau’s ability to solve cases and police its streets.”