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.
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’.
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.
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,…
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cathexis Technologies is pleased to announce that it has dramatically improved the efficiency of its flagship IP Video Management Software, CathexisVision in line with current market trends. The result is that the CathexisVision Software now utilises far less hardware resources while maintaining excellent results from a recording and live viewing perspective.
Commercial environments are no longer looking for individual security solutions. Today they want a package that offers all the aspects of security they need. Part of the reason for this move is cost based – it’s supposedly cheaper and more convenient to get it all from one supplier. Another reason is the need for integrated solutions that talk to each other for easier management and improved security.
While CCTV surveillance has always been viewed as a traditional and essential security feature in the retail sector to prevent theft and shrinkage, the accelerated rate of technological advancement in surveillance software has transformed traditional CCTV surveillance into one of the most effective overall management tools available on the market today.
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.
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.
Cathexis Technologies not only meets the current market demands, but has, in fact, pioneered solutions that turn traditional CCTV surveillance systems into a comprehensive operational tool, which can be used to positively impact all areas of operation within an organisation.
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