BriefCam, a surveillance company utilized by New Zealand police for analyzing CCTV footage, is experiencing increased adoption of its artificial inte
BriefCam, a surveillance company utilized by New Zealand police for analyzing CCTV footage, is experiencing increased adoption of its artificial intelligence (AI) technology worldwide. According to a recent industry update, half of the businesses in its global markets have implemented “AI-enabled” video surveillance, with a quarter using AI-based systems across multiple departments. BriefCam’s primary market includes law enforcement agencies, such as US police departments. The company’s technology goes beyond facial recognition, offering 27 additional methods to narrow down searches. The use of high-resolution security cameras has also tripled in the past five years. The video analytics market is projected to exceed $30 billion annually by the end of the decade. New Zealand police’s public disclosure in 2020 listed BriefCam as a system with the potential for high-risk targeted and mass surveillance activities, although police clarified that it was only used on stored footage to identify known suspects, not on live CCTV feeds. The technology significantly reduces the time required to analyze video footage, enabling faster identification of relevant information.