One of the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers in Africa relies on CathexisVision for video monitoring and control room management. This manufacturer has more than 25 facilities spread over 17 sites, all of which comply with stringent global regulatory standards. Cathexis, with its excellent reputation for implementing video monitoring solutions at key manufacturing and
industrial locations, and ensuring a high degree of quality control and safety, provided a fully integrated real-time monitoring and management solution to four pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities.

These sites have a combined manufacturing capability of 13 billion tablets and 140 million packed units. The security solution had to accommodate over 620 IP cameras with multi-site control room infrastructure, full integration with third-party systems, and video analytics. This installation required an effective security and video monitoring management with an advanced control room environment. CathexisVision was required to manage restricted employee and visitor areas, and the free flow of people traffic from critical entry and exit points. This application also required flexibility and scalability to accommodate facility expansion

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility Case Study
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OrganisationPharmaceutical manufacturing facility

Vertical Market: Manufacturing

Application: To provide video monitoring solutions at several manufacturing facilities

Package: CathexisVision Premium

Major Features:

  • Hybrid IP and analogue CCTV
  • Megapixel camera support
  • Smart video analytics
  • Video and audio monitoring
  • Emergency/panic button facility
  • Access control integration
  • Alarm panel integration


The Cathexis Video Management Solution and Software Suite, CathexisVision Premium was chosen for its extensive range of sophisticated surveillance options, tools and functionality to satisfy all the security and infrastructure management requirements of this site The CathexisVision Premium scalability also ensures that all future requirements will be accommodated.

The solution for the CCTV installation included:

Customisable Solution

The open platform allows for a customisable solution that meets the demands of different applications, including security, quality control and occupational health and safety.

Camera Installation

The installation has 620 cameras, which were sourced from Axis Communications and HikVision

Site-based Management Infrastructure

CathexisVision provides site-based management infrastructure, with multiple recording and viewing servers, cameras, and storage, all managed from a central location.

Video wall

Video wall with automated, black screen monitoring. Cathexis offers remote monitoring service providers an exceptional range of solutions to increase monitoring potential through powerful integration capability, health monitoring solutions, as well as flexible and hybrid architecture

Video Analytics

CathexisVision’s AI-powered video analytics include a multi-zone motion detection algorithm, abandoned or removed object detection, loitering, speed, direction, line crossing, queue length analysis and object counting, among others

Third-party system

CathexisVision’s third-party system integration with access control and alarm panels enables powerful system management through a single user interface. CathexisVision provides video verification of events that occur on these systems, and rules-based actions can be initiated based on event data.