On 2 June 2022, Dene Alkema, Managing Director of Cathexis Africa, accepted the trophy for “Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer” on behalf of Cathexis at an in-person OSPAs award ceremony. Cathexis Technologies received the award in June 2021, at the first-ever South African Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) in collaboration with Securex. Dene Alkema, MD of…
The surveillance market has changed over the past few years, even if we exclude the impact the Coronavirus is having on all markets and economies today. But as the market changes, what is happening to what was (and still is) the foundation for surveillance projects, the video management platform? In this year’s handbook, we have…
CathexisVision, 2018 Innovation Awards winner, is proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2020 Benchmark Innovation Awards, in the Video Solutions category The Benchmark Innovation Awards are considered one of the most prestigious accolades in the international security sector. Benchmark, in its quest to advance the future of the…
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.…
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’.
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.
Interview at Intersec 2018 with Gus Brecher, Managing Director Cathexis Africa and Richard Mckeon, Head of Marketing Messe Frankfurt Middle East.
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?
Extremely large sites, multiple facilities, high volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and very valuable assets are common characteristics of mining operations. Securing these behemoths is often a logistical nightmare as threats from common thieves to illegal miners are added to the inherent safety and security risks synonymous with mine complexes. Hi-Tech Security Solutions discusses solutions with industry specialists.
Security is all about mitigating risk and the main risk mitigation tool in estates is technology-based. Today’s technical solutions not only provide better security, but can also, if planned correctly, save money.
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.
As the resolutions of digital surveillance cameras have increased and new technologies such as thermal imaging have been introduced, the ability to detect details and recognize objects has improved dramatically. To assist in automating recognition tasks and reduce the chances of human error, analytics technologies are continually advancing to keep pace by not only alerting to potential threats but also reducing the occurrence of false alarms
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.
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.
The CathexisVision video management solution has successfully been installed in various property applications around the globe, including residential estates and office parks.
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.
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.
Video analytics has come a long way to where it is a reliable and trusted addition to video surveillance today. Many organisations rely on analytics today to make the jobs of monitoring cameras easier and more accurate, leaving human operators to do what technology can’t and to add real value – which excludes sitting and watching a screen all the time.
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.
CathexisVision Video Surveillance Management software is now fully integrated with the Gallagher Command Centre, providing complete fence monitoring and access control integration.
From small incidents of theft to sophisticated illegal mining syndicates and even the threat of violence during labour unrest. The local mining sector requires a strategic, well implemented and seamlessly integrated risk management plan to overcome some of these and other major threats that could impact on operations.
When it comes to the entertainment, gaming and hospitality industry, the customer’s overall experience is considered one of the highest priorities. However, these sectors still rely on a highly competent security strategy to ensure patron and facility safety.
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.
A population of legacy analogue systems meant that superior security footage was limited for a major mining house. The organisation decided to adopt an centralised managment system that would allow for an integrated solution including advanced perimeter protection using video analytics.