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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The nature of commercial security is changing, with a growing number of companies looking for integrated security solutions to meet their unique needs. “The age of individual security solutions operating in silos may be over,” says Gus Brecher, managing director of Cathexis Africa and group marketing director of Cathexis Technologies. “Now clients are looking towards systems and solutions that will assist them in the seamless integration of multiple solutions from multiple suppliers.”
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.
VIVOTEK, a global IP surveillance provider, and Cathexis, a South African based leading electronic and software systems development, and manufacturing company, today announced a partnership in technology and integration. Both companies have worked closely and allocated resources into the integration of the latest H.265/HEVC solution, which deliver significant value to mutual customers and expand their project scalability in the South Africa and Middle East markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cathexis Technologies has announced the launch of CathexisVision 2015, the latest software release, from the company that has gained a reputation as one of the world’s leading video management software developers.
With an extended range of brand new features and impressive capabilities, CathexisVision 2015 adds more functionality to Cathexis software and provides sophisticated solutions to satisfy all security and infrastructure management requirements.
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.
So think beyond mere security surveillance when designing your video management solution and you will be sure to increase your return on investment.
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.
Perimeter security remains a major issue on estates. Often the area under surveillance is large and the response methodology is frequently inadequate.