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Milestone XProtect update: version 2022 R1 released

March 23rd, 2022 by Kevin Bowyer

XProtect depicted on a screenIn March 2022 Milestone released XProtect update version 2022 R1, the first release for 2022. We can expect two more in 2022. Rather than listing each new feature we break down each new feature’s usefulness in a, hopefully, meaningful and understandable way.

XProtect 2022 R1 brings some important new capabilities to the ever-improving Milestone platform. The greatest of these is the oft-requested management server failover.

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NW Brand Refresh for 2022

February 16th, 2022 by Kevin Bowyer

We’ve written this blog post to make all our customers and regular users aware that we are currently rolling out a branding refresh. Those visiting our websites and interacting with our organisation and staff will note a change in our company logo, and some associated branding, being introduced on our various documents and emails as well as on our websites and other digital assets.
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Which Husky IVO server is the right recording solution for you?

November 2nd, 2021 by Vicky Loftus

Image showing the full range of Husky IVO from Milestone
Milestone’s new Husky IVO recording server range has just been released; these innovative servers offer scalable and versatile recording solutions that are suitable for a range of applications – from small independent to large corporate CCTV systems. The series consists of six video recording servers, all of which come with a 5-year NBD manufacturer warranty (including HDDs) as standard – offering you ongoing peace of mind and protection of your investment.

Optimised for use with any Milestone XProtect VMS product and designed with flexibility at the forefront; the high-performance range offers throughputs of 150Mbit/s through to 1800 Mbit/s, support from 20 up to 250 camera channels per server, as well as storage options that span from 2TB to 384TB and a variety of redundancy options – so it’s safe to say there will be a server within the range that can meet your requirements. Read more >>

Hikvision discontinued

July 21st, 2021 by Frank Crouwel

In the light of a growing number of reports in recent times of Hikvision being implicated in human rights violations in China, we have taken the decision to remove Hikvision products from our product offering. The reported concerns conflict with our ethical values and responsibilities.

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Tested: Bosch FLEXIDOME 3000i network camera

July 20th, 2021 by Kevin Bowyer

Bosch Flexidome 3000i testWe wanted to test the recently launched Bosch Flexidome 3000i IP camera, as it looks very good value for money on paper. I’ve had the Bosch Flexdome IP 3000i dome camera on quick test for a few days and here are my off-the-cuff findings.

I tested at HD 1080p resolution at 10 frames per second (fps). The test location was the car park in front of our offices, which is one of the typical use cases in which this camera could be deployed.

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Which Arcules Cloud CCTV subscription is right for you?

December 21st, 2020 by Kelly McNee

In a recent market study, we discovered that many organisations are planning to move their CCTV systems into the cloud. With such a prominent shift in attitudes towards Cloud CCTV, it’s important for businesses to consider how they can implement an efficient and cost-effective cloud-based solution.
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CamStreamer – Turn your Axis IP camera into a live streaming tool

October 1st, 2020 by Kelly McNee

stream video live from your IP cameraAs the world heads towards a new normal and we see a growing need for live streaming and remote monitoring, we welcome CamStreamer – the brand offering a range of quite impressive applications that help you produce effective live streams directly from your Axis IP camera.

Of particular note is their CamStreamer App for live streaming to a range of social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Wowza. This application not only provides the ability to reach a wide audience through well-established platforms; but includes a whole host of handy features to keep your audience interested and your streams running smoothly. Read more >>

How to configure the new Axis C1410 mini network speaker for social distancing messaging

July 12th, 2020 by Kevin Bowyer

Axis C1410 mini network speaker - front view offsetThe Axis C1410 network mini speaker is an affordable, highly versatile little PoE-powered amplified speaker with built-in PIR for audio announcements programmed and on-demand, safety warnings, background music and much more. It opens up a lot of possibilities for practical applications, its most pertinent one at present is its use for automated social distancing and hygiene messaging at entrances of shops, workplaces, and in leisure parks, helping you get back to work. Spoken social distancing reminders are more effective than just signage with people responding better to gentle reminders played at the right moments. It is an effective tool in your wider measures of minimising the risk of coronavirus spread.

Here is how to set up the Axis C1410 IP speaker to automatically play an audio clip when visitors or staff arrive at your place. We also provide a number of scenario-specific audio files for you to download and use for free.
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Government announces thermal cameras are unsuitable for coronavirus screening

July 9th, 2020 by Frank Crouwel

Image showing a thermal imaging camera used for temperature detectionIn a blog post in April we raised a concern about the risks of the emerging perception that thermal cameras are a necessary, effective method for coronavirus screening, whilst when used as the main tool, they are not. We were and are concerned that a false sense of security may be created in the places where this type of equipment is being deployed.

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Why do you need Care Plus for Milestone XProtect?

June 26th, 2020 by Frank Crouwel

Computer with Milestone Care Plus for XProtectYou don’t have to have Care Plus to be able to run your Milestone XProtect video management system. However, as with all other pieces of software, you leave yourself vulnerable to weakened cybersecurity if you don’t keep it up to date. You miss out on constantly evolving features and technologies that improve the use of your system on an ongoing basis.

If you have Care Plus in place you have access to three version updates from Milestone each year, known as Release 1, 2, and 3 (or R1, R2, and R3 as Milestone likes to call them). Each of these releases includes security updates, new functionality, and improved performance, overall giving you a better, safer, and more powerful CCTV system as time progresses.

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