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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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…
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Cathexis Technologies is pleased to announce its latest integration – Cathexis Video Analytics with SightLogix Smart Thermal Cameras.
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.
CathexisVision National Sales Manager , Dene Alkema interviewed by Securex at the Gallagher Convention Centre.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Cathexis Africa has announced the appointment of Dene Alkema as national sales manager (South Africa) with immediate effect.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Cathexis is an electronic and software systems development, and manufacturing company, specialising in video surveillance solutions, for the international market. The company has been developing solutions for the industry for more than 18 years, and has significant blue-chip customers across the globe. Cathexis’ video surveillance solutions can be found in many diverse vertical markets, including; Retail,…
Cathexis Technologies, a leading IP Video Management Software Developer is preparing to showcase its world-class products and services on the global stage as it exhibits at IFSEC International, from 21-23 June 2016 at ExCel, London, United Kingdom.
We would also like to take this opportunity to once again congratulate all of our competition winners. This year Cathexis gave-away three travel vouchers (one for every day of the show) to the value of R10 000.00 each. Bon Voyage to Raymond Smith, Kaiser Gillingham and Mpho Tshabalala.
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.
Frankfurt, Germany/ Durban, South Africa – inMotion, a global camera, imaging and detector supplier, and Cathexis, a South African based, world leading Video Surveillance Management solutions developer announced today a worldwide partnership in technology and integration.
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.
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.
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.
Cathexis is pleased to announce that the CathexisVision software is now integrated with the latest Grundig range of Network Video cameras.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cathexis secures logistics operations with CathexisVision software that has been developed to readily integrate with logistics management systems.
Following the establishment of its operations in the Middle East, Cathexis Technologies has recently completed the installation of its IP video management software, CathexisVision, across seven hotels in the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) appointed EES Africa to design & manage the installation of new Video Management Software (VMS) for their campus.
Cathexis Technologies is pleased to announce that it has recently concluded a series of successful benchmarking tests using the Video Analytics Suite from the CathexisVision Video Surveillance software, in conjunction with a series of FLIR Thermal Systems Cameras, supplied by Timeless Technologies.
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.
Cathexis has recently completed an integration between the CathexisVision Video Management software and the Ipsotek Video Analytics products.
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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.
The CathexisVision Video Surveillance Management software is now integrated with the Paxton access control solution.
This integration allows for complete synchronisation between the Paxton Access Control transactions and video from cameras attached to the CathexisVision system.
The future of retail security lies in exceptional integration capabilities. This refers to the capacity that the system has to provide a reliable security structure, as well as a comprehensive infrastructure tool to improve the operational efficiencies.
Cathexis Technologies is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at Intersec 2015 from 18-20 January at the Dubai International Convention Centre.
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.
Cathexis will be showcasing, the new features of its enhanced and rebranded CathexisVision-2015 IP Video Management software at IFSEC 2014
Cathexis is proud to announce the official release of our latest I.P Video Management software. We have added many enhancements to our surveillance software
Cathexis’ Surveillance solutions will be featured at the Axis Technology day on the 16th August where Cathexis will be showing the power and ease-of-use of their latest CathexisVision IP Video Surveillance software.
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.
Cathexis is pleased to announce a free download of our latest CathexisVision Network Video Surveillance software. Click on the button below for the free download.
We invite you to visit us at IFSEC South Africa. Come and see us in Hall 2, Stand K04. 19-21 June 2012, Gallagher Convention Centre, JHB, SA