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Archive for the ‘Milestone’ Category

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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Coming soon: Milestone XProtect on AWS

May 13th, 2020 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone AWS cloud network imageMilestone will soon have a cloud capability to make deployment and scalability issues a thing of the past, via Milestone XProtect on AWS. The launch date is set for 9th June 2020.

Milestone XProtect is one the world’s leading video management suite of products for business, of this we have no doubt. Our earlier blog on why XProtect is our go-to VMS explains why. We have been deploying Milestone in virtualised environments for many years and the move to Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an extension of this. Read more >>

Monitor your buildings remotely using your Milestone Web or Mobile Clients – its free

April 6th, 2020 by Greg

Abstract image showing a CCTV network

During these unprecedented times many businesses and organisations have been forced to close their doors or have a minimal number of staff on site.

Of course, this leaves buildings vulnerable to illegal occupation, theft or criminal damage.

However, if you are using Milestone XProtect CCTV management software you will be able to monitor your buildings and property remotely using the Milestone XProtect Web Client or Mobile Client.  The majority of Milestone users normally use the Smart Client and therefore may not be aware of the existence of the Web or Mobile Client.  With many people now working away from their normal place of work these have now become very useful tools. They are included with your existing Milestone CCTV system, so there is no cost.

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The lowdown on Milestone’s XProtect 2019 R3 release

October 31st, 2019 by Network Webcams

Milestone 2019 R3 updateAs part of a regular update programme, Milestone has released XProtect R3 2019, which contains a number of new features. There’s also a major security update to the Smart Client. This impacts the order this update should be run in your system.

This blog looks at the main features of R3 and what you can do to take advantage of them.

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Crucial steps when installing Milestone XProtect for the first time – installation and beyond

August 13th, 2019 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone Smart Client view of multiple cameras with a ticked checklistCongratulations you’ve purchased Milestone XProtect and have got a Software Licence Code (SLC), what do you do next?

This blog runs through the steps to get you up and running on this powerful video management software. We also cover where to look for help and how to get the best out of your system.

If you haven’t already, take a look at our pre-installation pro tips for advice on how to choose the right hardware to run XProtect on and how to set up your XProtect system. Now your hardware is ready, let’s begin.

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Crucial steps when installing Milestone XProtect for the first time – pre-installation pro tips

August 12th, 2019 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone Husky X2 with a monitor, mobile phones and tablet showing Smart ClientAs the market leader in video management software, Milestone XProtect is packed with features to manage your security surveillance. While this is great once the system is set up, it does mean you need to think about your set up before installation so you can get the most of your software.

So, how can this be done?

The hardware system should, ideally, be designed around your actual requirements. This includes the number of cameras, resolution, frame rate, retention period and number of clients viewing live.

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Introducing the Milestone Husky X Series

February 7th, 2019 by Network Webcams

Milestone Husky X SeriesThe new high-performance Milestone Husky X2 and X8 network video recorders (NVR) have arrived. They’re supported by a sporty new look (see the video below) and promise something different from previous Huskys and other NVRs.

So, is the product in the box radically different and crucially, is it worth the money?

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How to migrate to Milestone XProtect plus products

September 26th, 2018 by Kevin Bowyer

Essential, Express and Professional to Essential+, Express+ and Professional+Milestone has for several years offered two different VMS systems under the XProtect product banner. These are termed the Business-Ready or Professional range (Essential, Express and Professional) and the Advanced range (Expert and Corporate).

Because these different variants look and are administered differently, as well as having different capabilities, this has always caused some confusion. Additionally, it has meant Milestone has two pieces of software to develop and support and not one.

Recently, however, Milestone has released ‘+’ variants: Essential+, Express+ and Professional+ to resolve this issue and to homogenise their offering, meaning that support becomes easier and the platform as a whole is unified, easier to develop and most importantly, can be clearer to the end user.

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Milestone ‘move hardware’ bug fix available

August 31st, 2018 by Network Webcams

Blue closed padlocks with one red open padlockA new patch has been released by Milestone to fix a bug which occurs when the ‘move hardware’ functionality is used. The bug deletes all footage from a moved camera without generating an error, ignoring retention and evidence locks.

This effects XProtect Express+, Professional+, Expert and Corporate from version 2016 (10.0a) to 2018 R2 (12.2a). The fix for this bug is built into the next release, R3 (12.3a).

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How to select the right Milestone product

August 15th, 2018 by Network Webcams

Milestone recording software is a powerful way of analysing and acting on information from connected IP devices. This could be anything from opening a barrier to an authorised vehicle or finding footage from incident which occurred last week. As an open-platform it’s compatible with thousands of different cameras, fantastic if your system has built up over time and is comprised of different makes and models.

What can sometime stump customers is choosing the right XProtect product. There’s an array from the entry level Essential+ up to Corporate, with each one successively expanding the feature set. If you’d like a steer on which might be suitable for your organisation, read on.

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