With over 140,000 theater screens worldwide – including approximately 42,000 in North America and another 28,000 in Western Europe, it is clear that deploying security personnel to even a subset of these venues is prohibitively expensive and may not be effective against the newest forms of piracy. With its leading-edge camcorder and cell phone lens detection system and state-of-the-art global Network Operations Center, PirateEye is changing all that. 

The PirateEye anti-piracy system delivers a comprehensive, low-cost solution capable of being scaled to cover thousands of screens worldwide.  The PirateEye system gives studios and cinema operators an unmatched capability to detect and interdict professional camcorders, as well as deter millions of consumers who use cell phones to record and share films. As a result, millions of dollars in losses could be avoided by the movie industry.

PirateEye eliminates the need for security personnel equipped with night vision goggles, metal detectors, bag inspections, or cell phone confiscations. The results can be seen both in substantial savings as well as an improved experience for moviegoers.

But, the benefits of PirateEye start long before a movie hits the theaters. With PirateEye installed in on-lot screening rooms and in cinemas showing premiers and screenings, studios are now able to protect the viability of their movies before they have been released “day-and-date” to thousands of theaters worldwide.

In addition to the obstacles PirateEye presents to professional pirates, the technology also deters the very real impact of “social piracy” – the casual recording, storage, sharing, and uploading of clips and entire films to the Internet by casual copiers. Key features of the PirateEye solution include: 

  • Patented design automatically detects any digital recording devices in a theatrical exhibition, movie, play, concert, or other presentation
  • Real-time, remote monitoring by our Network Operations Center
  • High-resolution forensic image capture even in extremely low light conditions
  • Remote notification of camcording by email or mobile phone alerts, including forensic images, date/time stamp, cinema, screen, and seat location
  • Ability to be permanently installed by mounting the PirateEye device above the cinema screen or used in portable operations mounted below the exhibition screen or stage
  • Automatic start and stop based on screen illumination

Security without PirateEye

Security with PirateEye