Video Surveillance Management Software

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 include retail, banking, mining, education campuses, residential and commercial estates, manufacturing, healthcare, transport, logistics, and city surveillance.

The open architecture enables IP cameras, recording servers, viewing infrastructure, and third-party systems  to be seamlessly  integrated.

This provides clients with optimum solutions and maximum return on investment.  CathexisVision Video Management Software can operate on both Windows and Linux operating systems and our focus on “ease-of-use” has enabled us to produce a user-friendly interface that will facilitate efficient, accurate installation of your system.

So, whether the surveillance requirement is for a single site, a chain of small retail stores, a complex organisation with outlets across borders and continents, or mining operations with thousands of cameras, the CathexisVision Video Management Software range has a solution for you.




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Video Surveillance Management Software Suites

The CathexisVision Video Surveillance Management Software is packaged into four suites to satisfy your security and infrastructure management requirements.



Single server package

CathexisVision Lite

Cameras per site: 48
Recording servers: 1
Simultaneous connections: 3 max



Single server product

CathexisVision Core

Cameras per site: 48
Recording servers: 1
Simultaneous connections: 7 max


Medium to large site

CathexisVision Professional

Cameras per site: 150
Recording servers: Unlimited
Simultaneous connections: 10 max


WAN/large site

CathexisVision Premium

Cameras per site: Unlimited
Recording servers: Unlimited
Simultaneous connections: Unlimited

Video Surveillance Management Software Features

64-Bit Operating Systems

CathexisVision 2017 is well-equipped for future enhancement, and this has been achieved through signi­ficantly improving the overall operating system. Clients will benefit from the fact that CathexisVision software makes full use of recording and client viewing server hardware.

Access Rights Management

Large sites often require multiple control rooms and tiers of management, which makes it imperative to control the access of the various users. CathexisVision software offers multiple levels of users, each with a unique username and password. Administrators can manage users across the site, or across multiple sites, from a central location CathexisVision 2020 Newly…

Adjacent Camera Mapping

The CathexisVision Adjacent Camera Mapping Feature allows for simplified and accurate camera selection, streamlining the process to follow people or specific incidents taking place on site, by eliminating the need to remember camera names and locations in a crisis.

Advanced Video Search

The CathexisVision Advanced Video Search Features offer a sophisticated suite of tools that dramatically speed up the process of viewing pre-recorded footage. Users can setup specic searches that will eliminate the need to review irrelevant footage, saving ample time and signicantly improving the overall security of the entire system.

AI/ Object Classification

CathexisVision Video Analytics now uses Neural Network technology to enable us to classify objects (humans, vehicles, animals etc). When added to our sophisticated video analytics suite (which includes line-crossing and speed detection), object classification enhances our ability to create a more accurate decision-making environment and dramatically reduces false alarms.

Alarm Management Gateway

The CathexisVision Alarm Manager software provides this interface with complete alarm logs and the ability to “escalate” alarms to supervisors. A comprehensive reporting facility is included in the software. Similarly, when monitoring multiple sites from a central location, the alarm manager receives alarms from the various sites and provides an automatic connection to the sites initiating the alarm. Alarm video previews with pre- and post-event clips can be automatically downloaded and archived at the control room.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR)

Also known as LPR (License Plate Recognition), we make use of a Character Recognition Algorithm through which the license plate details of vehicles can be identified. The sophisticated algorithm has been proven in more than 200 countries and works with both standard visible light cameras and specialised ANPR cameras, depending on the requirements and the environment.


new bookmarking feature provides a simple way to recall specific moments or incidents that were captured on live or pre-recorded footage. This feature provides the ability to preserve camera layouts in live or review mode, creating a bookmark that cannot be overwritten..

Camera Anti-Tamper Tamper

CathexisVision 2017 comes with complete anti-tamper technology, which will notify the control room via an alarm in the event of any IP surveillance camera tempering, including: lens covering or spray painting. Clients can also include a user-defned specific action for the alarm, to which the person tampering with the device will be unaware of.

Camera Parameter Cloning (CPC)

The Camera Parameter Cloning feature makes it easy to apply camera settings across multiple cameras. Users can simply copy and paste settings (multiple video streams, resolutions, frame rates, bitrates and others) from one reference camera to as many other cameras required, signicantly reducing site setup times. CathexisVision 2020 Newly Added Features 758.68 KB Download

Camera Wizard

Our Camera Wizard has been improved and refreshed. This feature explains all the steps needed to add a camera, as well as allowing the creation of databases, schedules, and events along the way. In 2020, the end stage of the camera wizard has been made more efficient and scheduled recordings, motion recordings, and analytics recordings can be configured here.


The Cathexis mobile device applications enable users to remotely view cameras from their mobile devices. CatMobile allows clients to view up to four cameras simultaneously, review recorded footage from selected cameras and control PTZ cameras from the user-interface. The interface also enables users to control physical outputs on the remote site. With CatMobile, users are…


CatObserver is a feature that enables a selected viewing monitor to be configured as a “virtual camera” so that all the activity viewed on this computer screen is recorded. Advantages include easy archiving and access to all that an operator has viewed during an incident without having to archive or access multiple cameras’ footage.

Cyber Security – Encryption

In accordance with our ongoing quest to ensure system and data integrity, we have added improved security measures to our system. In addition to the existing secure, internal systems communication encryption, CathexisVision now supports encryption for all external site connections, and offers four, selectable encryption levels. We have also added secure IP camera connection and data encryption to further enhance security.

Database Shredding

Optional database shredding is a new feature that enables permanently destroying video older than the user-defined recording limit. This option offers the benefit of securing data privacy and security by destroying information and preventing it from getting into the wrong hands. The feature also has the secondary advantage of freeing up the database, and removing the worry of running out of recording space. It makes an invaluable contribution to the software, giving users greater power and agency over how recording is stored.


The Cathexis design tool allows you to input all the parameters of your site, including camera numbers, frame rates, resolution as well as the number of days storage required for your solution. It will then suggest the best recording servers for your application and supply you with a bill of materials (BOM) for the CathexisVision…


CathexisVision has an extremely powerful diagnostics suite, which provides installers with the tools to analyse the whole system environment, both in real time and historically. The capability to monitor network camera video streaming performance, recording bitrates, live viewing statistics, and network throughput, enables Cathexis partners to easily troubleshoot problems on-site. This provides real intelligence on…

Dynamic Video Stream Selection (DVSS)

CathexisVision uses Dynamic Video Stream Selection (DVSS) to optimise the displaying of live video on video wall monitors. Intelligent selection of the matched video stream to the display resolution of the monitor is achieved by selecting the camera video stream with the lowest resolution that matches the display area on the selected video monitor whilst…

Extended filtering to scheduled metadatabase reporting

Cathexis is defined by its powerful integration capability and the metadatabase stores third party system information. Knowledge of, and control over, the metadatabase is achieved through scheduled metadatabase reporting, which allows users to create and edit reports, as well as search the metadatabase to extract information. In our 2020 software, extended filtering has been added to scheduled metadatabase reports, which enhances the reporting process, making it even easier for users to find the information they are looking for.


CathexisVision provides complete redundancy by way of its elegant failover feature. This ensures that if any recording and video management server fails on a site, a “failover server” will automatically perform the tasks of the failed server. To add to this, when the failed server is replaced, all configuration and recorded footage will be automatically ported back to the replacement server. This ensures that your site runs seamlessly through the whole process.

H.265 Support

CathexisVision 2017 now provides the necessary support for the H.265 protocol. A cutting-edge, high-efficiency video codec, which is being increasingly adopted by IP camera manufacturers globally.

Health Monitoring

We regard system “up-time” as paramount. The Cathexis Health Manager provides real-time analysis of the system and can be configured to send alarms to selected recipients if problems are detected. Camera failures, hard drive analysis, environmental conditions, communication integrity, software errors, and many more parameters are monitored to provide peace of mind. The software also provides full reporting capability to enable you to generate system status reports.

Health Monitoring

Optimal system performance is always of paramount importance. The Cathexis Health Manager provides real-time analysis of the system and can be configured to send alarms to selected recipients if problems are detected. Camera failures, hard drive analysis, environmental conditions, communication integrity, software errors, and a wide range of other parameters, are monitored to provide peace-of-mind.…


Heat-maps can be applied as overlays to selected cameras for a quick overview of areas of motion within a camera view. The heat-map shows a colour-map overlay on the video depicting the amount of motion within that camera view. With this new feature, CathexisVision uses data collated from the Motion Database in order to indicate areas of motion.

Heightened Video/Audio archive security & Auditing

Cathexis has also increased the level of video “signing” to explicitly associate the signatures with the source. This has also provided more detail in the archive player of the video verification results. There are also some modifications to the archive password process where auditing of these new security measures has also been added.

Lightweight Directory Access

CathexisVision now supports the LDAP and Windows Active Directory for enterprise level, centralised user-management. This enables customers to adopt the CathexisVision software seamlessly within their existing network management framework.

Motion recording made simple

We have introduced a simplified “motion recording” feature, which enables users to very quickly add motion recording to cameras or groups of cameras. While this feature does include some advanced settings (like flare and noise reduction), it does not replace our advanced Video analytics and event management system, which remains in place for more sophisticated configurations.

New API for integration

The new Application Programming Interface (API) provides for added functionality and more contemporary HTTP/RTSP/SIP protocol. In addition, it provides a user-friendly solution to interface third party systems, including: Building Management Systems, Physical Security Information System (PSIM) and Situational Awareness Platforms. Cathexis has also added a sample application to make the integration simpler and perform intermittent troubleshooting.

Off-site and Multi-site Monitoring

CathexisVision Premium provides a true site-based management infrastructure, with multiple recording and viewing servers, cameras, and storage – all managed from a centralised location. The user-friendly graphical interface provides the operator with seamless access to cameras and resources anywhere on or off site CathexisVision 2020 Newly Added Features 758.68 KB Download

Reference Image Management

This feature provides the ability to ensure that cameras are always showing the desired view, thereby flagging deliberate or inadvertent camera tampering or position shifts. Any movement of the camera, or change in the camera view against a reference view, will be indicated in this feature with the percentage change of the current camera view vs the reference image shown.