On 2 June 2022, Dene Alkema, Managing Director of Cathexis Africa, accepted the trophy for “Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer” on behalf of Cathexis at an in-person OSPAs award ceremony.
Cathexis Technologies received the award in June 2021, at the first-ever South African Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in collaboration with Securex. Dene Alkema, MD of Cathexis Africa, thanked the OSPAs and Montgomery Group & Specialised Exhibitions for the award in the Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer category. He added, “Recognition of innovation excellence and ethical business practices in our industry is something we at Cathexis Technologies Video Surveillance Management Solutions strive to embody as a team.”
The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers to be recognised and for their success to be celebrated. The criteria for these awards are based on extensive research on factors that characterise outstanding performance. This research can be found in Perpetuity Research’s Security Research Initiative Report called, Aspiring to Excellence.
Winners at the South African OSPAs were selected by a panel of industry figures who judged entries using the same criteria that are applied to the OSPAs around the world. As outlined on the OSPA website, each winner demonstrated that they have performed at an exceptional level and has shown their commitment and outstanding performance within the security sector
While many local manufacturers have been bought by international companies over the years, Cathexis is still 100% locally owned and its development is also 100% local. This has not stopped it from expanding globally and the company today has some large enterprise VMS installations under its belt, such as managing over 65 000 video channels for one of the largest retail groups in the UK, as well as being the VMS of choice for one of the world’s largest stock exchanges with offices in 21 countries.
The company’s win at the first South African OSPAs is a testament to its local presence and global reach.