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.
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’.
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.
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…
This is an open invitation to all Body Corporate members, School Governing bodies, Business owners, Estate Board of Trustees and Home Owners Associations
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 Technologies is in the Mother City today with Axis Communications for the Axis Technology Day! To learn more about our world-class IP Video Management Software suite – CathexisVision goes beyond surveillance. It’s simply More Efficient and More Effective.
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.
This month’s Dubai chapter meeting is sponsored and hosted by Cathexis. Cathexis will host our chapter meeting at the Rove Hotel in Downtown Dubai. The topic for the meeting will be: Building Value into Modern Video Surveillance. About the Speaker.
Brecher, an Electronics Engineer has over two decades of experience in the electronics industry, of which he has spent about 15 years in the IP surveillance technology space. Gus is a regular speaker at events where he is invited to share his knowledge on the latest technologies and innovations being deployed within the video surveillance sector.
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?
The start of a new year always brings predictions of what we can expect to see happening in the coming year, and this year is no different. To find out what the physical security industry is expecting in 2018, Hi-Tech Security Solutions asked a few of the leading players what they expect and how they see the year panning out in South and southern Africa.
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.
It’s no secret that integration is the name of the game in security technology today. One of the primary areas we are seeing more integration than ever before is in the area of access control and surveillance.
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.
When it comes to safeguarding the mining industry, there’s no easy way out. There are a host of unique problems that drive security and surveillance requirements on mining sites. One issue with mining is that these sites are often very remote and far removed from major metropolitan areas, meaning significantly less infrastructure to work with, which can make our task more challenging.
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
Cathexis Technologies will launch the latest features from its world-class IP Video Management Software, CathexisVision, when it joins the line-up of exhibitors at Securex South Africa 2017 taking place 30 May to 1 June 2017 at Gallagher Convention Centre.
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.
Cathexis Technologies, a globally-recognised Video Management Software Developer, will be exhibiting at Securexpo East Africa, from 8-10 November 2016 at the Visa Oshwal Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.
Cathexis will showcase the latest features from its CathexisVision IP Video Management Software. Given the recent launch of CathexisVision 2017, visitors will experience an extended range of new features, culminating in the most sophisticated, yet intuitive security and infrastructure management tool available on the market today
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.
Cathexis used its sponsorship of iLegal 2016 to highlight the enhancements it made to its locally developed CathexisVision video management software. The company’s stand had numerous videos on display demonstrating the capabilities of the VMS, whether it was collecting number plates and the speed of cars on a highway or tracking people entering restricted areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 secures logistics operations with CathexisVision software that has been developed to readily integrate with logistics management systems.
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.
With the plethora of technology available on the market today, users must feel like they are sifting through a haystack, and perimeter security systems are no exception.
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.
Cathexis Technologies is delighted to announce that Securex visitor, Cobus Myburgh was declared the official winner of a brand new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.
Cathexis Technologies is getting ready to showcase world-class products and services at Securex South Africa, from 12-14 May at Stand Number B10, Hall 2 Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.
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.
Video management software ( VMS ) is turning CCTV surveillance technology into a powerful business management tool. In fact, the number of applications may soon only be limited to the breadth of the user’s imagination.
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.
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 has unveiled the winners of its annual Cathexis Partner Awards. The awards recognise some of Cathexis Technologies’ key partners in the African region.
Gus Brecher of Cathexis, who was also a speaker at the seminar, says that events like this are an excellent forum for suppliers, installers and end users in the residential estate security sector. Not only was the seminar and exhibition extremely well supported by the KwaZulu-Natal market, but it indicated the synergy and symbiosis that exists between each member in the supply chain.
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.
iLegal 2014 took place in August this year and was pronounced a success by all the attendees as well as the presenters. This year the conference once again looked at the legal responsibilities in meeting technical challenges, specifically but not exclusively focusing on realising the potential of CCTV.
Cathexis is a South African-based electronic and software systems development and manufacturing company, specialising in digital surveillance solutions for the international market. The company has been developing solutions for the industry for more than 18 years, and has a significant blue-chip customer base across the globe. Cathexis products can be found in many diverse vertical…
By Daryl Buhrmann, product manager, Cathexis Technologies. “A picture is worth a thousand words” – how often have you heard that phrase? The notion that embedded within a single picture is a complex and significant amount of information waiting for the viewer to discover and interpret it for themselves. In the video surveillance industry this…
Careful upfront planning is required and the client needs to understand what they want and why, and what they want to achieve if they are to derive value from analytics and the resulting business intelligence gained.
Join us for the Elvey expo to meet our security experts and allow them to take you through the wide range of innovative security products
Cathexis will be showcasing, the new features of its enhanced and rebranded CathexisVision-2015 IP Video Management software at IFSEC 2014
So think beyond mere security surveillance when designing your video management solution and you will be sure to increase your return on investment.
We invite you to visit us at Securex West Africa 2014 in Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
Each retailer is so diverse with security requirements that a comprehensive retail security plan needs to be tailored around each store’s specific needs.
With hundreds of thousands of video channels operating effectively, in many different sectors, Cathexis has solutions for all applications. These sectors include government, city surveillance, mining, manufacturing, transport, retail, banking, healthcare, hospitality, warehousing and others.
Cathexis Africa has appointed three new staff members to expand its growth into the South African and African market. “The latest Cathexis IP Video Management Software suite has opened many new doors for us and we see major growth in our traditional markets as well as into the African continent,” says MD, Gus Brecher.
Perimeter security remains a major issue on estates. Often the area under surveillance is large and the response methodology is frequently inadequate.
Standards are the one thing missing in the South African security industry. From the regulator, PSIRA, down to individual installers and integrators, there are no standards that determine who qualifies to install or integrate security technologies, who companies should hire and how employees should be treated and so forth. The above paragraph is obviously incorrect.…
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.
Join the Cathexis team at IFSEC SA 2013 in Hall 2, Stand K05 where we will be showing our latest CathexisVision VMS solution. Get a demonstration and a free trial download of CathexisVision. Try it for yourself and be among the first to find out why Cathexis is ahead of the game when it comes to IP video management.
Prince’s Grant Golf Estate is on the Dolphin Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. This golf estate has recently upgraded its security system including its CCTV infrastructure. Prince’s Grant required a system integrator to implement a turnkey integrated security solution that would cater for access control, CCTV, electric fence, biometrics and physical security. Bidvest Magnum came up with…
With the release of its latest CatVision software suite earlier this year, Cathexis Technologies has entered a new era for the company and its customers. Until recently, Cathexis surveillance software operated only on hardware supplied by Cathexis. The new CatVision software can now be loaded onto any Windows or Linux servers. “The CatVision software provides…
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
After some 15 years in the industry and customers around the globe, Cathexis has proven that South African companies have what it takes to be successful in the electronic manufacturing arena and security software.
Cathexis launched their new Integrated Access Control CCTV system on show at IFSEC. This solution provides an Access Control System AND CCTV solution on ONE platform.
Cathexis Africa and Xone Integrated Security have teamed up to provide technology and commissioning to Childline KZN in Durban and other centres in SA.
Cathexis system integrates with CaddX alarm panels to provide an elegant integrated solution for estates with multiple alarm panels and Surveillance requirements.