Powerful new features in CathexisVision 2019

CCTV MAG - CathexisVision 2019

The latest CathexisVision software release offers several new features, enhancements to existing features, and provides a greater emphasis on privacy and security, the developer claims.

Object Classification / Neural Networks

CathexisVision Video Analytics now uses Neural Network technology to enable us to classify objects (e.g., humans, vehicles, animals, etc.) When added to its analytics suite (which includes line-crossing, speed detection, loitering, counting, and many others), the object classification enhances the ability to create a more accurate decision-making environment, dramatically reduce false alarms and improve the effectiveness of the system. In addition to real-time alerts, an Object Classification database is also provided to search for objects, associated metadata and video footage for effective forensic analysis.

Cyber Security – Encryption

Under Cathexis’ ongoing quest to ensure system and data integrity, improved Cyber-security measures have been added to the 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. A secure I.P camera connection and data encryption to further enhance security have been included also.


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 over a selected period of time. This feature is ideal for retail environments, traffic, carparks, public facilities and many other areas where you may need awareness of different traffic densities within a camera view.


The new bookmarking feature provides a simple way to “bookmark” and recall specific moments or incidents that are identified on live or pre-recorded footage. This feature enables you to name the bookmark and save it in the VMS’s bookmark database. It then enables you to find the bookmark with some easy search filters and return to the precise “bookmarked” moment in time, where it will present you with the exact camera layouts that you were viewing at that time.

Reference Image Management

This feature provides the ability to ensure that cameras are always showing the desired view, minimising the risk of deliberate, or negligent, camera tampering or position shifts. Any movement of the camera or change in the camera view against a reference image will be displayed along with the percentage difference.
The Adaptive Pattern Matching algorithm ensures that even in variable environmental conditions the reference image comparisons are accurate, according to Cathexis. This means that if a camera reference image is captured in the daytime, the algorithm will “adapt” when comparing the view against a night-time image.

Camera Integrations

Cathexis has added over 400 new IP Camera integrations, including cameras from the following brands; Arecont, ARH, Axis, Avtech, Bosch, Cisco, CP Plus, Dedicated Micros, Mobotix, Pelco, Sightlogix, TruVision, Uniview, Vivotek.

3rd Party Integrations

A host of third-party boast Cathexis’ list of integrations:

• Dahua – ANPR
• Dedicated Micros – DVR
• Gallagher – Fence Management/Access control
• Hikvision – ANPR
• Honeywell – Fire panels
• JVA Security Systems – Fence Management
• Maxxess – Access Control
• Lenel OnGuard – Access Control
• Paradox – Alarm Panels
• Risco – Alarm Panels
• TruVision – ANPR

Source: CathexisVision

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