In our high-tech world today, video surveillance often runs 24/7. But who has the manpower and time to sift through hours and hours of videotape?
An Israeli start-up company called BriefCam has solved that problem with the development of video-synopsis technology which allows viewers to see full-length video footage in rapid time. In less than a minute, a viewer can watch 24 hours’ worth of recorded activity. For specifics, Patch spoke with Amit Gavish, a West Hartford resident who is the general manager of the American offices of BriefCam Inc.
The technology company has been awarded first prize for physical security and named tech company of the year at the Homeland Security Technology Innovation Competition, held recently at the second International Conference on Homeland Security in Tel Aviv.
The company has had inquiries about its technology from around the world. Gavish is in charge of selling the software to American-based customers. Among his clients is the grocery chain Stew Leonard’s.
BriefCam’s technology is useful for identifying assailants, thieves and intruders in places such as parking lots, banks, stores, and airports. But they also support businesses such as daycare centers and nursing homes, according to their website.
The technology is “like a time machine,” said Gideon Ben-Zvi, chairman and president of the Israeli company, in an interview with the news service israel21c.org.
Gavish, a native of Jerusalem, has worked at the privately held company for three years. With a master’s degree in international relations and Middle Eastern studies from Hebrew University, Gavish is an expert in physical and cyber security. He is fluent in Arabic. He was deputy director of security in the office of the president of Israel for six years and worked as a risk management consultant.
Gavish formerly resided in the Boston area and served as a research assistant at Harvard in the fields of Middle East security, terrorism and the Israeli-Arab conflict. He and his wife relocated to West Hartford in 2007 when Gavish took a job managing a northeast consulting practice in physical security. The Gavishes have three young children.
For more information, visit www.briefcam.com or contact Amit Gavish at (860) 269-8490.