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?

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.

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.…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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.