Cathexis is an electronic and software systems development, and manufacturing company,specialising in video surveillance solutions, for the international market. Its flagship software suite, CathexisVision provides a powerful video management solution with an extensive range of options, tools and functionality to satisfy all security and infrastructure management requirements.

CathexisVision offers a unique and comprehensive bouquet of security services for ports and maritime security. With a significant portion of world trade transported by sea, the importance of surveillance security cannot be underestimated. Ports demand the very latest in surveillance technology to maintain the highest levels of security.

Ports and Harbour Brochure
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Key features

For Ports and Harbours, the CathexisVision open platform allows for a customisable solution that meets the demands of different applications, including security, traffic flow and emergency services management.

Port and habour requirements

  • Power with flexibility
  •  Full functionality in high-risk environments
  •  Integration with goods scanning systems
  • Integration with weighbridges
  •  Integration with access control
  •  Remote Health Monitoring


  • Effective security and surveillance management
  • High level control room environment
  • Restricted area employee and visitor management
  • Free flow of people traffic from critical entry and exit points
  • Flexibility and scalability to accommodate facility expansion


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
  •  Object counting
  •  Third-party systems integration
  • Remote and multiple site management capability
  •  Failover for complete system redundancy


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 control
  •  Fire panels
  • Alarm panels
  •  Weighbridges
  •  Perimeter protection
  • License plate recognition

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