Protecting people and infrastructure

Effective security and infrastructure management enhance every aspect of an educational facility. Students and staff can prioritise their educational and operational goals because they trust that the site is safe and running efficiently. CathexisVision is a comprehensive, cost-effective video management solution that can meet the unique security challenges in the education sector, providing a significant…

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CathexisVision keeps your information secure

For over 20 years, customers and installers worldwide have trusted Cathexis to secure and optimise their physical sites and keep their information safe while doing so. Cybersecurity features ensure that no matter the market sector or site requirements, every element of CathexisVision is kept secure: communication, cameras, data and footage. CathexisVision is used in logistics…

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Benchmark Video Solutions 2021 Winner: CATHEXIS

Cathexis was selected as the winner of the Smart Solutions category in the 2021 Benchmark Innovation Awards, which focused on the technologies, solutions, services and products that provide smart solutions in the security sector. In a field of strong entries, Cathexis was recognised as a provider of innovative, effective solutions through our flagship product, CathexisVision.…

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Smart solution for data centre security

Data centres in South Africa need to be protected from physical threats to property as well as cybersecurity breaches. To uphold their legal and ethical obligation to their clients, providers need to keep users’ data secure, which is tied to keeping data centre sites secure. CathexisVision is a smart, comprehensive solution that successfully addresses data…

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Winners of the inaugural South Africa OSPAs

The presentation of the first-ever South Africa Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) took place virtually on Thursday 3rd June 2021 as part of an internationally attended online thought leadership webinar titled, We have a ‘new normal’ but do we have a ‘new security’ to match. The awards were organised in collaboration with Securex South Africa.…

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Video management for the future

The VMS has been around for many years and in various forms as the basis for surveillance projects. The ‘various forms’ in the past have included full enterprise-level systems that can manage hundreds or even thousands of cameras, down to free versions that are developed and supplied by camera manufacturers, as well as free versions…

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Finalists for the inaugural South Africa OSPAs have been announced

Recognising the valuable contribution the security sector makes in protecting people, property and assets, the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) showcase the very best organisations and individuals that the sector has to offer and acknowledge their considerable achievements. The independent panel of judges nominated by supporting associations have selected the 2021 finalists who will now…

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Information protection resources for video surveillance companies

Cathexis Technologies values data protection. It is also committed to helping its clients comply with data protection laws. Cathexis has therefore produced a PoPIA Privacy Guide[1] that provides guidelines for understanding and applying personal data protection when using CathexisVision video surveillance management software. The Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA) was signed into law in…

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Banking on surveillance, AI and analytics

The banking sector has been attempting to convert as much of its business as possible away from the physical site of the local branch and instead move over to remote transactions with clients. Then 2020 arrived and brought with it the greatest societal paradigm shift since World War 2 when COVID hit the planet and…

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Cathexis EU welcomes new Business Development Manager for Western Europe

Cathexis EU is excited to announce that Dominique Debusschere has joined their team as Business Development Manager for Western Europe. With over 20 years of experience in the security business Dominique has built a strong knowledge of Video Management Systems and hardware.  Prior to joining Cathexis, he was the head of Sales Europe for Mirasys,…

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Cathexis Europe partners with Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Exciting news and a great way to conclude the year! We are proud to announce that Cathexis Europe Ltd. and Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH. Have signed a cooperation and supply agreement to continue close cooperation in 27 European countries, providing bespoke solutions for video surveillance. Cathexis Europe Ltd. is an electronic, software systems…

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Intelligent Cities Exhibition & Conference 2020

Cathexis Middle East participated in the Intelligent Cities Exhibition & Conference 2020, alongside MISRTECH, on 27-28 October 2020. The event was hosted in Cairo, Egypt. We demonstrated the latest CathexisVision software release, which places greater emphasis on privacy and security. The software’s several new features and enhancements – such as object classification, camera references, and…

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The future of the VMS

The surveillance market has changed over the past few years, even if we exclude the impact the Coronavirus is having on all markets and economies today. But as the market changes, what is happening to what was (and still is) the foundation for surveillance projects, the video management platform? In this year’s handbook, we have…

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The impact of AI on surveillance

Artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning (DL) and machine learning (ML) are popular buzzwords in the security industry (and everywhere else too) that have us expecting real-life science fiction from our hardware and software. But how amazing is the real impact of these technologies on the surveillance market? One of the primary environments where AI is…

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Benchmark Video Solutions 2020 Winner: CATHEXIS

CathexisVision 2020 has been designed to enhance performance and user experience. It dramatically reduces false alarms and provides accurate information for users who rely on event triggers to make informed decisions. This is achieved through the addition of Object Classification algorithms, which use sophisticated Neural Network technology. These algorithms allow use of an additional rule…

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CathexisVision nominated for the Benchmark Innovation Award 2020

CathexisVision, 2018 Innovation Awards winner, is proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2020 Benchmark Innovation Awards, in the Video Solutions category The Benchmark Innovation Awards are considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the international security sector. Benchmark, in its quest to advance the future of the…

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Innovare Security Distribution Distributing Cathexis VMS

Innovare Security Distribution (ISD) has been appointed ANZ distributor for Cathexis VMS and integrators, including Lakes Security in WA, have already had wins with this flexible and powerful solution. ISD’s Mark Timmins said the company was delighted to be carrying the product. “We wanted a VMS that was new to the ANZ region and not…

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Cathexis specialises in integration

When most people hear that Cathexis is a video surveillance company, they think that recording and playing back video is the extent of our capability and usefulness. Video is our major component, but providing holistic security and operational management solutions for our customers is our top priority. CathexisVision specialises in integrated infrastructure. The integration of multiple systems is intrinsic and essential to our goal of creating an effective and efficient operational environment. The ability of CathexisVision to integrate with a plethora of systems enhances the feature-rich CathexisVision video surveillance management software.

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Expanding an intuitive VMS

CathexisVision, the flagship Video Management Software Suite from Cathexis, has boasted rapid international expansion and been deployed in more than 45 countries since its inception. It meets all security and infrastructure management requirements across a wide variety of market and industry sectors. CathexisVision helps users make important decisions based on intelligent information processing and helps automate necessary actions in a control room environment. This provides improved effectiveness and efficiency, and greater return on surveillance investment. Cathexis has several prominent installations around the world. These can be found across a wide range of vertical markets, including: airports, city surveillance, education facilities, financial institutions, government facilities, healthcare facilities, hospitality, logistics, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas as well as property and retail.

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Adding value to mining security

CathexisVision is a video surveillance management application that provides sophisticated surveillance features to satisfy all security and infrastructure management requirements for mines across the globe. Cathexis offers users the ability to make key-decisions, based on intelligent information processing and take automated actions in the control room or command centre environment. Over the years Cathexis has deployed this solution across several vertical markets. Mining sites are often based far from metropolitan areas with insufficient infrastructure. This makes adequately securing a mine challenging for security. Solutions must account for the threat of breaches, health and safety on-site, and potential strike action. All while providing mining clients with a tangible return on their security and surveillance investment.

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CathexisVision Receives VideoGuard Certification

Cathexis is pleased to announce that it has completed Government Of Dubai’s Security Industry Regulatory Agency’s (SIRA) requirements for integration with the VideoGuard remote monitoring platform.
Integration with VideoGuard was made mandatory by SIRA in 2018, and requires that Video Surveillance Systems deployed in most public buildings and spaces complete this certification.
Because of the depth and detail of the integration, and the effort required by both manufacturer and VideoGuard development teams, only a select few VMS (Video Management Software) companies are currently VideoGuard Approved.

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Choosing your VMS platform wisely

Management platforms have found a home in many residential estates and are used for a variety of security functions. Unfortunately, due to costs, old technology or bad product decisions, some estates have multiple management platforms for different security functions, and some older technologies are not able to integrate into current, open-standards platforms. In a world where there are almost innumerable vendors offering different management platforms, with integration and expansion promises differing in all of them, as well as different costs, what should estates do to ensure they invest in a management platform that not only meets their needs today, but can do so well into the future, potentially also integrating non-security functions into the interface to assist with operational management as well as security?

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CathexisVision Securing Savannah Hills Estate

Savannah Hills Estate is located in Midrand, close to Blue Valley Golf Estate. Since February 2018, the estate manager, Dawie van Rensburg has been planning a security upgrade, involving perimeter cameras. The project finally went out to tender, which was awarded to Rhyco Risk Projects. The project started in March 2019 and was completed in May 2019. The estate has two river crossings which can cause nuisance alarms due to insects. Rhyco made use of the Cathexis Vision’s VMS platform, ensuring proper analytics and making use of the Cathexis dynamic background function, ensuring that nuisance alarms are kept to the minimum.

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CathexisVision Video Management Software

The CathexisVision IP video management software (VMS), with its extensive range of features, provides efficient and effective surveillance solutions to help clients get the most out of their surveillance investment and reap rewards for their companies. Based on an open platform, CathexisVision enables the seamless integration of IP cameras, recording servers and viewing infrastructure. The software is also capable of integration with third-party devices such as access control, alarm and fire panels, weighbridges, fence monitoring systems, and logistics scanning systems.

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Axis Technology Day – Johannesburg

Cathexis Africa will be participating in the Axis Technology Day, alongside Axis Communications, on 20 June 2019. The event will be hosted at the Country Manor Lodge in Fourways, Johannesburg. We will be demonstrating the latest CathexisVision software release, which places greater emphasis on privacy and security. The software has several new features and enhancements.…

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IFSEC International

Cathexis is exhibiting alongside Maxxess (IF2120) and MOBOTIX (IF1330), at IFSEC from 18 – 20 June 2019 at ExCeL, London, UK. We will be demonstrating the latest CathexisVision software release, which places greater emphasis on privacy and security. The software has several new features and enhancements. These include object classification, camera references, and bookmarks. We…

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A Platform To The Future

In the past there were two types of management platforms for video and other physical security systems, those made by the hardware vendors that offered limited capabilities and scalability, and which focused on the vendor’s products; and those that allowed multiple brands from multiple vendors to be integrated into a single solution. While the smaller, limited solutions are still available and widely used in small installations, with a little poetic license we can say that the top-tier platforms today are also loosely divided into two camps.

The one camp we can call an open platform that allows partners and developers to integrate just about any third-party system or solution into the basic platform, expanding its use far and wide. The other we shall call a unified platform that is controlled by one company that ensures all the systems and tools are integrated into the platform and perform optimally. Often these platforms still allow third parties to develop add-ons, but limit access to ‘the crown jewels’.

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Protecting people’s money, and their data

The temptations inherent to the banking sector, and financial institutions more generally, pit them in an eternal and increasingly high-tech battle to secure themselves against threats from within and without. They also have a responsibility to protect their customers and their data from unauthorised access, and since bank branches are essentially businesses they are seeking ways to improve the customer experience in similar ways to the retail sector.

Addressing all these concerns requires a highly integrated approach that uses the cutting-edge of security technologies across the board. We asked IDEMIA, Cathexis Africa and CA Southern Africa how their companies’ particular areas of expertise are being leveraged in the financial sector.

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Delivering greater control room value

While surveillance has become a key component in security and operations management, a truly integrated security system requires that all aspects of the security system work seamlessly together, while being managed by the heart of the system, which is the control room. Working in a 24/7 security control room environment demands a lot of physical and mental commitment from operators. Thankfully several security product providers are designing and manufacturing products that reduce the risk of human error while enhancing the control room operators’ working environment. Real-time information followed by prompt decision-making and immediate action can make all the difference, which is why sophisticated video management software is central to the control room environment and its operators. The true power of a surveillance system, and what it can offer in terms of security, operations and infrastructure management becomes even more apparent when combined with sophisticated video management software,” says Gus Brecher, managing director of Cathexis Africa and business development director of Cathexis Technologies.

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Cathexis and PRISMABYTES: A runaway success at IFSEC Southeast Asia

Cathexis Technologies is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of its participation at IFSEC Southeast Asia. Cathexis was delighted to join its Malaysian distributor, PRISMABYTES at its stand from 19-21 March at the MITEC, Kuala Lumpur. Cathexis Technologies was proud to be co-exhibiting with PRISMABYTES, a company that offers various fully-integrated complete security solutions for a diverse range of vertical market sectors, with emphasis on video management surveillance solutions.

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Cathexis wraps up successful national roadshow

Cathexis Technologies successfully concluded its national CathexisVision Roadshow. With events held in Durban, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Cape Town, the objective was to take the Cathexis story to all current and prospective partners, customers, key decision-makers, installers, integrators, consultants and end-users across the country. This would provide delegates with the opportunity to test-drive the latest technology, while gaining insight into the future of security trends.

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Cathexis returns to Intersec Saudi alongside MOBOTIX

Cathexis Technologies is proud to announce that it will join its technology partner, MOBOTIX, at the MOBOTIX stand at Intersec Saudi Arabia from 14 – 16 April 2019. Gearing up for its third edition in 2019, Intersec is Saudi Arabia’s leading trade fair for Security, Safety & Fire Protection, taking place at the Jeddah Center…

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CathexisVision gets another global stamp of approval

CathexisVision, the Video Surveillance Management Software Suite from Cathexis Technologies has received another complimentary verdict from Benchmark as a “ Recommended” and “Best Buy” product for March 2019. Benchmark is a globally recognised business-to-business publication for installers and integrators, dedicated to technological innovation and the design and implementation of smarter solutions. It delivers independent and…

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Ski Dubai opts for Cathexis

When the operations management team for Ski Dubai were looking for an alternative video management software (VMS) system provider, CathexisVision was able to meet the challenge for this retail client. “At the core of CathexisVision’s successful integration into new markets is the flexibility of this software suite to facilitate tailored solutions that satisfy the needs…

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Growing Need for Surveillance Systems

The systems at every step in the chain need to be secured. This is a major advantage, especially in today’s insecure digital scenario, says Matthew Brecher, General Manager, Cathexis Question 1. What role do you foresee surveillance systems playing in the overall security scheme of the organizations, going forward in the future? Answer: I think,…

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Integrated Campus Security

While school and university campuses should provide a safe and collaborative environment for learning and excellence, they have regrettably also become targets for violent crime. On a global scale these institutions face the threat of abductions, shootings, vandalism and even bomb threats. Closer to home, the impact of mass protest action in recent years has threatened the safety and security of thousands of students and educators across the country.

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Cathexis EU welcomes new Business Development Manager

Rene Reinhardt has been appointed by Cathexis EU as the European Business Development Manager. Rene has more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, having started his career on the technical side, where he worked for Abus Security Center and VTQ Videotronik GmbH as CCTV Product Manager. He later moved into key account…

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Register Now for Cathexis Roadshows 2019

Cathexis invites you to join us as we bring new insight into future security trends through a series of national Roadshows, together with some of our leading technology partners.

Get ready for an interactive, engaging and real-world experience backed by the latest technology as we demonstrate the power of integrated solutions for a wide range of applications and market sectors. We will be covering a range of innovations, including Cyber Security, AI and other hot market trends.

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Making the right security decisions

Residential estates are wonderful places to live, offering luxury, space, relaxation (often including sports facilities) and security. And it’s in the security aspect that problems often arise. It’s a cliché, but when estates are designing their houses and facilities for residents, only the best will do; when it comes to security, the best is often…

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Cathexis provides Video Surveillance security for Pope’s visit to Ireland

Cathexis Technologies is exceptionally proud to have played an important security role in Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland this past weekend. Cathexis worked alongside its Dublin-based reseller, Mongey Communications, and the Irish Garda, to facilitate the critical role of surveillance management. With an official itinerary that was jam-packed with meetings, visits and official engagements, all within a two-day schedule, His Holiness, had a whirlwind visit through Dublin, which included the World Meeting of Families and Festival of Families at Croke Park on Saturday 25 August. Cathexis, a globally recognised Video Management Software Developer, worked in partnership with Mongey Communications, a renowned supplier of security equipment such as CCTV IP Cameras, to provide a fully-integrated 24/7 surveillance management solution that would effectively manage the entire visit.

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Video management software suite

The CathexisVision IP Video Management Software suite provides an extensive range of sophisticated solutions to satisfy all security and infrastructure management requirements across a wide variety of market sectors. These sectors include retail, banking, mining, education campuses, residential and commercial estates, manufacturing, healthcare, transport, logistics and city surveillance among many others. The open architecture enables the seamless integration of IP cameras, recording servers, viewing infrastructure, and a wide range of third-party systems suited to various applications. This provides clients with optimum security solutions and maximum return on investment.

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Cathexis Technologies demonstrates the power of VMS at Izinga Estate

Cathexis Technologies has successfully completed the installation of a fully integrated video management software (VMS) system to support the surveillance and third-party security systems for Izinga Estate, one of the most sought-after residential estates in KwaZulu-Natal. Izinga is a high-end residential estate comprised of four separate gated communities, located just north of uMhlanga Ridge in KwaZulu-Natal. Designed for discerning buyers that are looking for luxurious coastal living combined with the tranquillity of coastal life, Izinga has become one of the most sought-after residential investments in the region. The estate is characterised by wide open spaces, walkways and indigenous landscaping, and is conveniently located close to a bustling hub. As one would expect, the estate is managed by an active management association and a fully integrated security management system.

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Cathexis makes its debut at Security Essen in September

Cathexis is proud to be exhibiting at security essen from 25-28 September 2018 at the Messe Essen Exhibition Centre, in the City of Essen, Germany. Cathexis is a globally recognised Video Management Software (VMS) Developer, with over two decades of expertise in providing world-class Video Surveillance Software solutions to the international market.
Cathexis will be showcasing CathexisVision 2018 which offers feature-rich functionality and ease of installation and use for a range of vertical markets such as Retail, Manufacturing, Banking, Healthcare, Mining, Education, Transport, Business Parks, City Surveillance, Government, Remote Monitoring, as well as Residential and Commercial Property sectors.

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CathexisVision declared a winner for the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018

CathexisVision, the Video Surveillance Management Software Suite from Cathexis Technologies has taken top honours for the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2018 and been announced the overall winner in the Video Surveillance Software category.   Benchmark is a globally recognised business-to-business publication for installers and integrators, which is dedicated to technological innovation and the design and implementation…

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Cathexis Technologies has been nominated as a finalist for the 2018 Benchmark Innovation Awards.

Cathexis Technologies has been nominated as a finalist for the 2018 Benchmark Innovation Awards.
A Benchmark innovation award is a prestigious accolade. Ignoring marketing hyperbole, the internationally recognised Benchmark Magazine, rigorously tests hardware and software under a range of conditions. Benchmark’s operation is geared around testing security tech to the nth degree, to see if performance lives up to the manufacturer’s technical specs.

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Cathexis at Axis Technology Day in Cape Town

Cathexis Technologies is in the Mother City today with Axis Communications for the Axis Technology Day! To learn more about our world-class IP Video Management Software suite – CathexisVision goes beyond surveillance. It’s simply More Efficient and More Effective.

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Making cents out of the security mix

While the increasing adoption of security technology has seen a marked reduction in the volume of manpower required for banking and financial institution security, it would seem that the optimum choice would be a combination of the best of both domains. Hi-Tech Security Solutions chats to industry specialists about the security mix, cybercrime and the…

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Cathexis Africa Securex 2018

The CathexisVision video surveillance management software range can be tailored to meet the individual needs of each client. The ability to provide customised solutions makes CathexisVision the ideal surveillance product to satisfy all infrastructure and surveillance management requirements in a wide range of sectors.

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ASIS Dubai breakfast meeting

This month’s Dubai chapter meeting is sponsored and hosted by Cathexis. Cathexis will host our chapter meeting at the Rove Hotel in Downtown Dubai. The topic for the meeting will be: Building Value into Modern Video Surveillance. About the Speaker.

Brecher, an Electronics Engineer has over two decades of experience in the electronics industry, of which he has spent about 15 years in the IP surveillance technology space. Gus is a regular speaker at events where he is invited to share his knowledge on the latest technologies and innovations being deployed within the video surveillance sector.

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The question of value

Anyone can throw a few cameras on a few poles or screw them into a wall and say they have installed a surveillance system, but will that system actually deliver value? Will the needs of the end user be met in terms of secur-ity or will they simply be able to say they have a surveillance system and perhaps get a little discount from their insurance company?

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Cathexis EU welcomes Colin Harding

Cathexis EU Welcomes Colin Harding. Following on from a very successful 2017 Cathexis EU has appointed a new Business Development Manager, Colin Harding. Colin has a substantial background in CCTV and allied technologies having worked both in the UK and abroad for a number of years. With an excellent technical background Colin will bolster the sales ranks of Cathexis EU ensuring they continue to offer the very best solutions and support for their growing client base.

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What lies ahead in 2018?

The start of a new year always brings predictions of what we can expect to see happening in the coming year, and this year is no different. To find out what the physical security industry is expecting in 2018, Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked a few of the leading players what they expect and how they see the year panning out in South and southern Africa.

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VMS for effective campus security

IP video surveillance systems are one of the most popular and effective security systems on the market today, gaining traction in various markets across the globe and particularly in educational institutions such as schools, campuses and universities. VMS solutions need to be proactive and results-oriented, providing a safe and secure environment, but also an infrastructure management tool. IP surveillance can assist in managing protest action, managing discipline challenges and even vehicle traffic flow when it comes to parking areas and the flow of students between classes.

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Catch Cathexis Technologies at Intersec 2018

Cathexis Technologies returns to Intersec 2018 this January to showcase the latest innovations and an extended range of new features and enhancements to its flagship Video Management Software (VMS) Suite, CathexisVision.
CathexisVision, with its sophisticated and intuitive security and infrastructure management tools, has enjoyed tremendous growth in the Middle East as it continues to satisfy a wide range of operational and security management requirements across a broad range of sectors.

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Integrating surveillance and access

It’s no secret that integration is the name of the game in security technology today. One of the primary areas we are seeing more integration than ever before is in the area of access control and surveillance.

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Access at speed

Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) or Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) can support the access control function by allowing preregistered vehicles automatic entrance to a facility. Not only does it allow for simpler and faster access, but the location of a vehicle can be tracked wherever there are suitable cameras onsite, and one can do additional identity checks of the person in the vehicle to ensure that the individual is supposed to be in that vehicle.

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Integrated mining surveillance

When it comes to safeguarding the mining industry, there’s no easy way out. There are a host of unique problems that drive security and surveillance requirements on mining sites. One issue with mining is that these sites are often very remote and far removed from major metropolitan areas, meaning significantly less infrastructure to work with, which can make our task more challenging.

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Measurable policies and multi-layered approach hit the mother lode

Extremely large sites, multiple facilities, high volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and very valuable assets are common characteristics of mining operations. Securing these behemoths is often a logistical nightmare as threats from common thieves to illegal miners are added to the inherent safety and security risks synonymous with mine complexes. Hi-Tech Security Solutions discusses solutions with industry specialists.

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Enhancing Estate Control Rooms

World-class security systems that offer peace-of-mind may be one of the biggest contributing factors for an increasing number of local and international buyers in some of South Africa’s luxury lifestyle estates. For those that can afford it, the allure of comfortable and convenient living, combined with the assurance that comes with a well-established, carefully managed and holistic security system is rapidly driving investment.

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Advances in Video Analytics

As the resolutions of digital surveillance cameras have increased and new technologies such as thermal imaging have been introduced, the ability to detect details and recognize objects has improved dramatically. To assist in automating recognition tasks and reduce the chances of human error, analytics technologies are continually advancing to keep pace by not only alerting to potential threats but also reducing the occurrence of false alarms

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IFSEC International 2017 opens today!

IFSEC International 2017 opens today at ExCel in London, and runs until 22 June 2017. Join our Cathexis Technologies EU representative, Ed Stewart, at the Western Digital Stand Number F1200, for a look at the latest enhancements to our IP Video Management Software, #CathexisVision 2018.

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Integration enhances mining security and operations

Still considered a critical contributor to the local economy, the South African mining sector boasts a total annual income of R550 billion and is one of the country’s biggest employers. With South Africa’s economy built on gold and diamond mining, the sector is an important foreign exchange earner, with gold accounting for more than one-third of exports. Gold mining in South Africa also accounts for over 10% of the world’s gold production.

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Cathexis targets East Africa for growth

March 2016 – Cathexis Technologies, one of the leading IP Video Management Software Developers in the global security industry, is continuing its expansion into African markets, through various strategic appointments at its subsidiary, Cathexis Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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Video management software boosting retail operations

The global retail sector is estimated to have achieved revenues of US$ 22.6 trillion in 2015 and should continue to rise to US$ 28 trillion by 2019, according to Research and Markets. Representing 31% of the world’s GDP, the retail sector employs billions of people throughout the globe. The effective management and safeguarding of this industry is therefore essential.

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Big video on your doorstep

There is no shortage of video analytics solutions on the market today, from very expensive, cutting-edge technology that almost perform miracles, to the cheap and nasty that are bought so that people can say they have analytics installed. We are also witnessing a divide between analytical applications that are run on a central server (or servers) versus newer apps that run on the camera (on the edge).

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Don’t miss Cathexis Technologies at Intersec 2017

Cathexis Technologies will once again join the line-up of exhibitors at Intersec 2017 as it gears up to exhibit the latest features from its IP Video Management Software, CathexisVision.
Intersec, the annual international trade fair for Security, Safety and Fire Protection will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, from 22-24 January 2017.

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Cathexis at Securexpo East Africa

Cathexis Technologies, a globally-recognised Video Management Software Developer, will be exhibiting at Securexpo East Africa, from 8-10 November 2016 at the Visa Oshwal Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

Cathexis will showcase the latest features from its CathexisVision IP Video Management Software. Given the recent launch of CathexisVision 2017, visitors will experience an extended range of new features, culminating in the most sophisticated, yet intuitive security and infrastructure management tool available on the market today

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Keeping an eye on financial services

Financial institutions face a wider range of risks than ever before with cybercrime, internal fraud and robberies. The only way to minimise these risks is to ensure that the business is protected by a comprehensive security system that safeguards customers, employees and assets.

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CathexisVision

The CathexisVision video management solution has successfully been installed in various property applications around the globe, including residential estates and office parks.

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Cathexis Africa increases local presence

In line with its exceptional growth over the past couple of years, Cathexis Africa, a leading IP video management software developer, is increasing its staff complement to enable it to continue supplying excellent support to its growing market.

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CathexisVision 2017 Just Released

Cathexis Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of CathexisVision 2017, the latest software release from one of the world’s leading Video Management Solutions providers. In additional to the world-class features and sophisticated functionality that customers have already come to expect from CathexisVision, the 2017 software release boasts an extended range of new features, which culminate into one of the most sophisticated, yet intuitive security and infrastructure management tools on the market today.

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Solutions beyond surveillance

Hospitals and healthcare facilities generally facilitate a remarkably high volume of patients, visitors and employees. This environment requires high levels of security, exceptional access control facilities, sophisticated surveillance and a fully integrated IP video management solution to manage all security and infrastructure requirements.

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All about efficiency

Cathexis used its sponsorship of iLegal 2016 to highlight the enhancements it made to its locally developed CathexisVision video management software. The company’s stand had numerous videos on display demonstrating the capabilities of the VMS, whether it was collecting number plates and the speed of cars on a highway or tracking people entering restricted areas.

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Don’t miss Cathexis Technologies at Securex 2016 South Africa next week

Cathexis Technologies, Africa’s leading, and globally-recognised, Video Management Software Developer, will once again join Securex South Africa to showcase its CathexisVision IP Video Management Software, from 24-26 May at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.

Cathexis will showcase the latest features from its CathexisVision IP Video Management Software, including: Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR), Advanced Video Search, Adjacent Camera Mapping, and improved hardware efficiency.

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Thousands of IP cameras on a single recording server (NVR)

Cathexis Technologies is pleased to announce that it has dramatically improved the efficiency of its flagship IP Video Management Software, CathexisVision in line with current market trends. The result is that the CathexisVision Software now utilises far less hardware resources while maintaining excellent results from a recording and live viewing perspective.

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Security integration not simple, but beneficial

Commercial environments are no longer looking for individual security solutions. Today they want a package that offers all the aspects of security they need. Part of the reason for this move is cost based – it’s supposedly cheaper and more convenient to get it all from one supplier. Another reason is the need for integrated solutions that talk to each other for easier management and improved security.

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The Future of Commercial Security

The nature of commercial security is changing, with a growing number of companies looking for integrated security solutions to meet their unique needs. “The age of individual security solutions operating in silos may be over,” says Gus Brecher, managing director of Cathexis Africa and group marketing director of Cathexis Technologies. “Now clients are looking towards systems and solutions that will assist them in the seamless integration of multiple solutions from multiple suppliers.”

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Cathexis Expands Middle East Branch

Cathexis Technologies has announced the appointment of Sami Younes as regional support engineer at its Middle East branch.

Having successfully launched its new offices in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) almost 18 months ago, Cathexis Technologies is enjoying exceptional growth in this region. To help bolster the development of its Middle Eastern operations, Cathexis Technologies, has appointed a dedicated team to manage its operation in Dubai.

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VIVOTEK Expands IP Surveillance Software Partnership and Integration with Cathexis

VIVOTEK, a global IP surveillance provider, and Cathexis, a South African based leading electronic and software systems development, and manufacturing company, today announced a partnership in technology and integration. Both companies have worked closely and allocated resources into the integration of the latest H.265/HEVC solution, which deliver significant value to mutual customers and expand their project scalability in the South Africa and Middle East markets.

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Surveillance that delivers

Surveillance is the celebrity of the security world. Whenever one hears of new technology or innovative products, chances are it will be in the field of video surveillance. There are, of course, many advances and innovations in other security fields, but the world of surveillance gets most of the attention and a large chunk of the global security spend.

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Reducing total cost of ownership

While CCTV surveillance has always been viewed as a traditional and essential security feature in the retail sector to prevent theft and shrinkage, the accelerated rate of technological advancement in surveillance software has transformed traditional CCTV surveillance into one of the most effective overall management tools available on the market today.

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CathexisVision well suited for any residential estate security requirements

The CathexisVision video management solution has successfully been installed in various property applications around the globe, including residential estates and office parks. Exceptional integration capability, real-time monitoring, and the ability to operate reliably in any climate makes Cathexis a leading global provider of IP video management surveillance solutions.

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Integrated security systems improve business efficiencies

The danger in creating silos of the separate elements of a security system is that full functionality cannot be achieved since these elements are unable to communicate effectively. The end result is a system that falls short of its possible potential to provide organisations with a solution that leverages the full functionality of the individual parts of the whole.

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CathexisVision 2016 makes an impressive debut at Intersec 2016

Cathexis Technologies enjoyed a highly successful exhibition at Intersec 2016, the trade fair for Security, Safety and Fire Protection that was held in Dubai from 17-19 January. Cathexis used the opportunity to showcase the latest version of the world-class IP Video Management Solution, CathexisVision 2016.

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University opts for Cathexis VMS

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) appointed EES Africa to design and manage the installation of a new video management solution (VMS) for its campus. The client wanted the VMS to fully integrate with its current access control, fire detection and intrusion systems.

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CathexisVision 2016

CathexisVision 2016 is the latest home-grown software release from Africa’s IP video management software developer.

CathexisVision 2016 boasts an extended range of the features that customers have already come to expect from Cathexis Technologies, providing one of the most sophisticated security and infrastructure management tools on the market today.

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Grows in leaps and bounds

In the past financial year, KZN-based Cathexis Africa experienced a growth of 52% in South Africa. Since the beginning of the 2015 financial year in July, the company is on track to post a similar growth pattern. Given the current economic recession, how is this possible? Hi-Tech Security Solutions spoke to Cathexis Africa managing director Gus Brecher about the company’s blueprint for success and sustainability.

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CathexisVision returns to Intersec 2016 – 17-19 Jan

Cathexis will be exhibiting the latest version of its world-class IP Video Surveillance Management Solution, CathexisVision 2016 at Intersec from 17-19 January 2016, Stand Number S2-G38 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

We invite you to join us at Intersec 2016 to meet our Middle East management team, have a cup of coffee at our coffee bar, and a look at our latest Cathexisvision 2016 Video Surveillance Management software.

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Video analytics: the road ahead

Video analytics has come a long way to where it is a reliable and trusted addition to video surveillance today. Many organisations rely on analytics today to make the jobs of monitoring cameras easier and more accurate, leaving human operators to do what technology can’t and to add real value – which excludes sitting and watching a screen all the time.

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Global Distribution signed as Cathexis distributor

Veljovic says this is a vital step in Global’s efforts to ensure the partner community is able to embrace solutions selling. Regional VAD Global Distribution FZE has announced that is has signed a distribution agreement with Cathexis, a vendor that specialises in video surveillance solutions. According to the distributor, the deal completes Global’s vision to…

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Retail Risk 2015

September saw Hi-Tech Security Solutions and the Consumer Goods Crime Risk Initiative hosting Retail Risk 2015 at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton. The conference focused on securing retail locations, specifically shopping centres where crime is at an all-time high.

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Surveillance solution for the mining

From small incidents of theft to sophisticated illegal mining syndicates and even the threat of violence during labour unrest. The local mining sector requires a strategic, well implemented and seamlessly integrated risk management plan to overcome some of these and other major threats that could impact on operations.

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IFSEC 2015 Competition

Stand a chance of winning an Aston Martin DB9 worth nearly £200 000.00.

Register below, then bring your printed entry to us at IFSEC 2015 on stand C900.

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CathexisVision Feature Update: Privacy Protection Enhancement

Personal information protection is in the global spotlight. This has again been highlighted by the recently published South African “Protection of Personal Information” (PoPI) Act, which sets out all the conditions regarding how organisations process and store the personal information of their clients, customers and employees.

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Centralised management

A population of legacy analogue systems meant that superior security footage was limited for a major mining house. The organisation decided to adopt an centralised managment system that would allow for an integrated solution including advanced perimeter protection using video analytics.

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Unlimited capabilities with VMS

Video management software ( VMS ) is turning CCTV surveillance technology into a powerful business management tool. In fact, the number of applications may soon only be limited to the breadth of the user’s imagination.

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CCTV surveillance systems for the Commercial Sector

Cathexis Technologies not only meets the current market demands, but has, in fact, pioneered solutions that turn traditional CCTV surveillance systems into a comprehensive operational tool, which can be used to positively impact all areas of operation within an organisation.

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Residential estate security

Gus Brecher of Cathexis, who was also a speaker at the seminar, says that events like this are an excellent forum for suppliers, installers and end users in the residential estate security sector. Not only was the seminar and exhibition extremely well supported by the KwaZulu-Natal market, but it indicated the synergy and symbiosis that exists between each member in the supply chain.

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Cathexis launches CathexisVision 2015

Cathexis Technologies has announced the launch of CathexisVision 2015, the latest software release, from the company that has gained a reputation as one of the world’s leading video management software developers.

With an extended range of brand new features and impressive capabilities, CathexisVision 2015 adds more functionality to Cathexis software and provides sophisticated solutions to satisfy all security and infrastructure management requirements.

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Reaping more rewards with banking surveillance technology

While a security system is often sidelined as a grudge purchase in most sectors, there can be no debate about its critical importance in the banking sector.

Intelligent security systems are now more important than ever before as banks try to guard against both internal and external fraud in an ever worsening economic climate. That’s to say nothing of the ever present threat of a potential armed robbery. Taking all this into account, banking is one industry where effective security is a non-negotiable must.

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POPI to profit

iLegal 2014 took place in August this year and was pronounced a success by all the attendees as well as the presenters. This year the conference once again looked at the legal responsibilities in meeting technical challenges, specifically but not exclusively focusing on realising the potential of CCTV.

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Meet your ESDA member: Return on investment beyond security

Cathexis is a South African-based electronic and software systems development and manufacturing company, specialising in digital surveillance solutions for the international market. The company has been developing solutions for the industry for more than 18 years, and has a significant blue-chip customer base across the globe. Cathexis products can be found in many diverse vertical…

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Beyond Surveillance

By Daryl Buhrmann, product manager, Cathexis Technologies. “A picture is worth a thousand words” – how often have you heard that phrase? The notion that embedded within a single picture is a complex and significant amount of information waiting for the viewer to discover and interpret it for themselves. In the video surveillance industry this…

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Join Cathexis at IFSEC UK 2014

So stop by and see us at IFSEC UK 2014, Hall 6/7, Stand G330, from May 17-19th June at London Excel – we’ll be very happy to discuss any projects you may have where CathexisVision would add value. If you’d like to schedule a meeting with us during the show, please feel free to email us here.

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Intelligence Driven Surveillance

Careful upfront planning is required and the client needs to understand what they want and why, and what they want to achieve if they are to derive value from analytics and the resulting business intelligence gained.

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Taking local solutions international

With hundreds of thousands of video channels operating effectively, in many different sectors, Cathexis has solutions for all applications. These sectors include government, city surveillance, mining, manufacturing, transport, retail, banking, healthcare, hospitality, warehousing and others.

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Cathexis expands its African operation

Cathexis Africa has appointed three new staff members to expand its growth into the South African and African market. “The latest Cathexis IP Video Management Software suite has opened many new doors for us and we see major growth in our traditional markets as well as into the African continent,” says MD, Gus Brecher.

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Standardising the standards

Standards are the one thing missing in the South African security industry. From the regulator, PSIRA, down to individual installers and integrators, there are no standards that determine who qualifies to install or integrate security technologies, who companies should hire and how employees should be treated and so forth. The above paragraph is obviously incorrect.…

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Join Cathexis at IFSEC SA 2013

Join the Cathexis team at IFSEC SA 2013 in Hall 2, Stand K05 where we will be showing our latest CathexisVision VMS solution. Get a demonstration and a free trial download of CathexisVision. Try it for yourself and be among the first to find out why Cathexis is ahead of the game when it comes to IP video management.

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Join Cathexis at IFSEC UK 2013

Visiting us at IFSEC UK 2013, Hall 5, Stand B105 where we launch our CathexisVision VMS solution to the European market. Get a demonstration and a free trial download of CathexisVision.

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Cathexis moves forward with the past

With more than 18 years in the surveillance industry South African surveillance solutions developer and manufacturer, Cathexis, knows a thing or two about re-inventing oneself to keep pace with tecWith more than 18 years in the surveillance industry South African surveillance solutions developer and manufacturer, Cathexis, knows a thing or two about re-inventing oneself to…

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Surveillance on par

Prince’s Grant Golf Estate is on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This golf estate has recently upgraded its security system including its CCTV infrastructure. Prince’s Grant required a system integrator to implement a turnkey integrated security solution that would cater for access control, CCTV, electric fence, biometrics and physical security. Bidvest Magnum came up with…

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Cathexis enters new era with CathexisVision software

With the release of its latest CatVision software suite earlier this year, Cathexis Technologies has entered a new era for the company and its customers. Until recently, Cathexis surveillance software operated only on hardware supplied by Cathexis. The new CatVision software can now be loaded onto any Windows or Linux servers. “The CatVision software provides…

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Cathexis Security Software Company

After some 15 years in the industry and customers around the globe, Cathexis has proven that South African companies have what it takes to be successful in the electronic manufacturing arena and security software.

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Integrated solution for Hershey School

South African IP Video Management software developer and manufacturer Cathexis Technologies has provided an integrated solution to the Hershey School Campus in Pennsylvania. The integrated solutions includes multiple DVR/NVRs accommodating some 700 cameras and integration to the ‘Open Options’ access control system.

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