Outstanding Security Consultant
Marlene Welman – Joint Operations Intelligence Centre


Marlene has 20 years’ experience in Intelligence and Crime Prevention, trained in profiling and criminal investigations by international, federal and public institutions ( in the USA, UK and South Africa).

She has built the Joint Operations Intelligence centre from the ground up focussing on providing actionable intelligence to all role-players including SAPS, DPCI, Crime Intelligence, NPA, CIT and Security Companies, and Banks for the prevention and investigation of CIT crimes in South Africa.

She maintains relationships with all divisions of Law Enforcement, Criminal Prosecution, Crime prevention, Security Services and supporting agencies in the fight to combat crime.

The JOIC provides valuable intelligence, reporting and input into investigations, case management, court proceedings and prosecution in conjunction with these agencies.

The judges felt that her leadership and high standard performance  has positively influenced the wider business operations

Outstanding Security Installer/Integrator
Secutel Technologies

At Secutel Technologies technicians are PSIRA registered and SAIDSA accredited, as well as trained on multiple CCTV systems, ensuring they are 100% ready and adequate before conducting any onsite installations.

Technicians use a unique tool, called Vecu testing – connecting their products via GSM connectivity and allowing Tech Support staff to double-check for any errors before doing a final test off.

The judges noted their focus on strong client support and innovation.

Outstanding New Security Product
Digital Investigations Suite (DIS) – Dragonfruit AI

Dragonfruit AI is the industry-leading Enterprise Video AI platform, which helps enterprises leverage their existing video infrastructure to remotely manage all their locations, investigate incidents centrally for safety and loss prevention, optimize occupancy across buildings, and combine real-world traffic with revenue data to deliver actionable insights. Their AI-powered SaaS solutions are priced by consumption, with no per-location or per-user fees, and no capex barriers to get started. The cloud-native platform easily extends to hybrid and on-prem deployments. Dragonfruit helps transform enterprise video data into business intelligence.

The judges felt that the Digital Investigations Suite will benefit customers through its fast detection of perpetrators.

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
Cathexis Technologies

Cathexis Technologies is a South African-owned, internationally recognised video surveillance management software developer. With their head office in Durban, they have offices in Centurion, Dubai and the UK. Through a network of partners, Cathexis’ software is used in a variety of global market sectors.

CathexisVision, a feature-rich video management software, integrates with several systems to optimise any security solution. With all development taking place in South Africa, Cathexis is continually innovating to meet its customers’ requirements. For over 25 years, Cathexis has provided powerful solutions to enhance control room efficiency and maximise the return on their clients’ security investment.