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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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…

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…

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.

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?

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.