By David Strickland, Vice President of Kenton Brothers
Recently, Kenton Brothers was approached by a large university police department about helping them solve a few key issues.
- Doing more with less – Facing staffing shortages and a growing student population the campus police needed to leverage technology to keep safety and security a top-level deliverable.
- Exponentially increasing crime and criminal capabilities presented steeper challenges than they traditionally faced, and unsolved cases had risen beyond the resources available to investigate them properly.
- Surveillance footage was an ever-increasing mountain of data to pour through and required more and more resources from an investigation point of view.
Presented with these obstacles, Kenton Brothers went to work on understanding their current capabilities and their infrastructure through our Needs Analysis Assessment. As a part of our KB Advantage process, we set out to interview and completely understand the organizations needs from multiple points of view. Administration, HR, Facilities, Police Officers and Students. After a full assessment, Kenton Brothers recommended BriefCam analytics to solve their most pressing issues.
For the campus police department, staying ahead of criminal activity and ensuring public safety is a paramount concern. To meet these challenges head-on, law enforcement agencies are increasingly turning to cutting-edge technologies to aid their efforts. One such groundbreaking tool that has been making waves in the law enforcement community is BriefCam. BriefCam is a powerful video analytics platform that offers numerous advantages for law enforcement agencies.
Evidence Collection, Documentation and Management
In criminal investigations, the collection and preservation of evidence are paramount. BriefCam assists law enforcement in this critical aspect by enabling the easy extraction of relevant video clips for use in court proceedings. This ensures that the chain of custody is maintained and that evidence is admissible in court, ultimately leading to more successful prosecutions.
Managing a large volume of video evidence can be challenging for law enforcement agencies. BriefCam offers tools for tagging, categorizing, and organizing video clips, making it easier to manage and retrieve evidence as needed. This streamlined approach to case management improves efficiency and ensures that nothing is overlooked during the investigative process.
Rapid Video Review and Analysis
One of the most significant advantages of using BriefCam in law enforcement is its ability to rapidly review and analyze large volumes of video footage. Traditional video review methods can be time-consuming and labor-intensive, often requiring officers to manually sift through hours of footage. BriefCam’s advanced video analytics capabilities allow law enforcement agencies to quickly identify and extract relevant information from video recordings, saving valuable time and resources.
Enhanced Investigative Capabilities
BriefCam empowers investigators by enabling them to easily search for specific events or objects within video footage. Its powerful search algorithms can identify and track objects, individuals, or vehicles across multiple camera feeds and timeframes. This capability is particularly valuable in solving crimes, locating missing persons, and tracking down suspects, as it significantly accelerates the investigative process.
Crime Prevention and Public Safety
Preventing crime and ensuring public safety are the primary goals of any law enforcement agency. BriefCam plays a crucial role in achieving these objectives by providing real-time alerts and notifications. It can detect and trigger alerts for various predefined events, such as unattended bags, loitering, or perimeter breaches. This proactive approach allows law enforcement to respond swiftly to potential threats and take preventive measures to mitigate risks.
Data Visualization and Pattern Analysis
BriefCam’s data visualization tools enable law enforcement agencies to gain insights into crime patterns and trends. By analyzing historical video data, agencies can identify recurring patterns, hotspots, and potential areas of concern. This information is invaluable for strategic planning, resource allocation, and deploying officers more effectively to deter criminal activities.
Improved Resource Allocation
Efficient resource allocation is essential for law enforcement agencies to respond effectively to emergencies and maintain community safety. BriefCam’s analytics help agencies optimize resource allocation by providing real-time information on incident locations and severity. This ensures that officers are deployed where they are needed most, reducing response times and enhancing overall public safety.
While adopting new technology can be expensive, the long-term cost savings of using BriefCam are significant. By automating labor-intensive tasks and improving overall operational efficiency, law enforcement agencies can reduce overtime costs and allocate resources more wisely. Additionally, the ability to deter and prevent crimes can lead to reduced expenses related to investigations and court proceedings.
Integration with Existing Systems
BriefCam is designed to seamlessly integrate with existing video surveillance systems, making it a versatile and practical choice for law enforcement agencies. This compatibility allows agencies to leverage their existing infrastructure while enhancing their capabilities with BriefCam’s advanced analytics and features.
A year later, the police department reports “amazing success” with the new technology and how it is impacting their day-to-day police duties. BriefCam has emerged as a powerful ally for law enforcement agencies in their mission to protect and serve their communities. Its rapid video review and analysis, investigative capabilities, crime prevention tools, data visualization, and numerous other features make it an indispensable tool in the modern law enforcement toolkit. By embracing this technology, agencies can enhance their operational efficiency, improve public safety, and better fulfill their crucial role in society. As technology continues to advance, BriefCam and similar tools will undoubtedly play an increasingly vital role in the future of law enforcement especially on campus.
Do you face similar challenges? If so, please give us a call and let us do a no cost KB Advantage Needs Analysis for you.