The Cathexis video management solution and software suite provides an extensive range of sophisticated video monitoring options, tools and functionality to satisfy all security and infrastructure management requirements.

The CathexisVision city monitoring solutions offer a dynamic method of monitoring extensive areas and tracking any events in real-time. Cathexis ensures that law enforcement, governments and municipalities are able to respond proactively to any incidents and events as they arise, ensuring the safety of both citizens and assets.

City Surveillance Brochure
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Key features

For city monitoring, the CathexisVision open platform allows for a customisable solution that meets the demands of different applications, including security, traffic flow, as well as emergency services management.

City monitoring requirements

  • Multiple video streaming for cameras
  • Video transcoding to support low bandwidth
  • Complete control room multi-site environment
  • Centralised alarm management
  • Remote health monitoring
  • Bi-directional audio


  • The ability to monitor thousands of cameras across a wide geographical spread
  • High level control room environment
  • Flexibility and scalability to accommodate layout changes and expansion
  • Capability to access recordings at a moment’s notice
  • Ability to activate an immediate response to alarms


The CathexisVision software provides the surveillance solutions that meet the high security demands required for these environments through the following features:

  • Multi-tier system management
  • IP and analogue hybrid solutions
  • Megapixel camera support
  • Smart video analytics
  • Unlimited scalability
  • Remote and multiple site management capability
  • Centralised alarm management
  • Sophisticated health monitoring
  • Video and audio monitoring
  • Third-party integration


One of the major differentiating features of Cathexis, is the capability to integrate various third-party systems. Integration is enhanced by predetermined actions upon information received from various systems and the association of specifc actions for events. Third-party system integration for effective control room monitoring, includes:

  • Cameras
  • Access and intruder control
  • Fire panels
  • Alarm panels
  • Environmental mangement
  • License plate recognition
  • Legacy integrations

Health monitoring

The Cathexis solution provides continuous monitoring of all the components, including hardware and software integrity, providing automated warnings of any possible impending failure. Maintenance engineers can perform corrective maintenance before the system fails.

Alarm management



A full user-managed alarm management facility enables the effective handling of alarms and events and logs all actions taken by operators and allows managers to generate reports for ongoing system optimisation.

The CathexisVision advanced search tools enable operators to quickly and efficiently find the relevant video and data associated with specific event to facilitate immediate response. These features include activity trails, motion search, snap-search, timeline search and database mining

Events or alarms can be triggered from many different sources, including:

  • Video analytics (either server or camera based)
  • Physical inputs
  • Triggers from 3rd party systems (like fire panels, intrusion panels, access control systems etc.)
  • Technical alarms (e.g camera failures, failover)
  • User triggers

Actions can then be taken depending on the triggers received. These actions may include:

  • Switching a camera to a selected area on the video wall
  • Moving a PTZ camera to a selected zone
  • Playing tones in the control room or elsewhere in the facility
  • Sending a notification to the control room alarm management client
  • Sending an SMS or email to selected recipients
  • Switching an output (e;g warning light, siren)
  • Controlling a 3rd party system