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.

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Lite

Single server package

CathexisVision Lite

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

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Core

Single server product

CathexisVision Core

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

Professional

Medium to large site

CathexisVision Professional

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

Premium

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. Therefore, for effective site management it is important to control the access levels 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.

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.

Bookmarking

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)

Our CPC feature makes it easy to apply camera settings across multiple cameras. Settings like multiple video streams, resolutions, frame rates, bitrates and others are easily copied and pasted from one reference camera to as many of your site’s cameras as you wish, thereby reducing site setup times significantly.

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.

CatMobile

Our mobile device applications enable you to remotely view cameras from your mobile device. CatMobile enables you to view up to four cameras simultaneously, review recorded footage from selected cameras and control PTZ cameras from the user interface. We also perform automatic scaling of video resolution to suit the bandwidth available to your phone. CatMobile easily enables you to connect to multiple sites wherever you may be in the world.

CatObserver

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.

Designtool

The CathexisVision design tools assist you to design the best solutions for your application.

Diagnostics

CathexisVision has an extremely powerful diagnostics suite. Apart from our already powerful “health monitoring”, we provide tools to assist the installers to analyse the whole system environment, both in real time and historically. Monitoring such parameters as network camera video streaming performance, recording bitrates, live viewing statistics, and network throughput, enables our partners to easily troubleshoot problems on-site. This provides real intelligence on the technical integrity of the solution.

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 maintaining the maximum possible pixel density of the displayed image.

Event and Action Management

The CathexisVision software offers intelligent configuration of events and the actions that can be initiated in response to these events.

Events can be triggered from inputs, video analytics, or integrated third-party system triggers. Rules-based configuration enables automatic responses associated with these specific events to be performed, including switching cameras to monitors, sending emails, controlling relay outputs, sending alarms to a control room, playing audio clips and many others.

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.

Failover

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.

Heatmaps

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.

IP Camera Support

CathexisVision supports most popular brands of IP cameras using both ONVIF and proprietary protocols via a true UPnP interface. Integration includes multiple video streams, audio, input/output control, on-camera (Edge) video analytics as well as 360 and 180 degree “fisheye” camera de-warping algorithms.

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.

Map Interface

Cathexis’s maps feature multi-layered, hierarchical, interactive interfaces. This provides representation, and control, of a site and its resources. These resources include cameras, input/output devices, access control doors, alarm/fire panel points, and more, all displayed on a graphical interface. The map also provides the ability to represent, and control, preset PTZ dome positions from the GUI; drag-and-drop cameras from the map to selected monitors; control selected integrated third party systems.

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.

Multi-server Site Management

The CathexisVision Premium software provides a true site based management infrastructure, with multiple recording and viewing servers, cameras, and storage all being managed from a centralised location. The easy-to-use graphical user interface provides the operator with seamless access to cameras and resources anywhere on or off site.