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Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. For more information, visit:

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Dahua Technology collaborates with third-party VMS suppliers to build an open and smart NVR Ecosystem

Driven by the development of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) technology, Network Video Recorder/NVR is no longer just the traditional data storage centre in CCTV systems today. From initial connection demands of third-party IPC and PTZ suppliers and docking demands of alarm sensor and platform manufactures, to alliance demands of algorithm and app developers, NVR (Network Video Recorder) is playing an increasingly significant role in connecting front-end devices, alarm sensors and other equipment. Open integration of NVR As a globally renowned video-centric smart IoT solutions and service provider, Dahua Technology has been actively cooperating with third-party software and hardware partners around the world through open integration of NVR, aiming to build an open and smart NVR ecosystem. The NVR Ecosystem also brings technology partners together to explore more possibilities While jointly creating value for customers and users, the NVR Ecosystem also brings technology partners together to explore more possibilities. Making NVR available to third-party devices and platforms enables third-party cameras and software/hardware manufacturers to connect to NVR through ONVIF and CGI/SDK, respectively. Furthermore, it also allows users to customise GUI style, run their own algorithms and develop apps on NVR, as per their needs and budgets. NVR DHOP Fully considering the system development demands of customers, Dahua Technology released NVR DHOP to allow third-party applications to be downloaded and installed on Dahua NVR hardware. Equipped with strong and powerful AI functions, Dahua Technology’s NVR DHOP boasts advantages such as flexible operation, safety guarantee, reliable quality and strong support, which brings business growth opportunities to algorithm and app developers, who lack hardware devices and those with customisation requirements for NVR GUI. Encrypted data storage and transmission In order to protect the interests of customers, all embedded third-party applications will pass legal verification and the data in storage or transmission will be encrypted. In addition, Dahua Technology’s professional R&D team provides continuous support in the whole process. Combining video with traditional alarm enables linkage between alarm signals and video footages Furthermore, the expanded application of the security field has also prompted the cooperation between NVR and traditional alarm manufacturers. Combining video with traditional alarm enables linkage between alarm signals and video footages, which can help warn-off intruders when an alarm is triggered. At the same time, it also allows users to search for relevant alarm videos stored in the NVR, achieving visual and intelligent alarm. Integration with third-party VMS suppliers By far, Dahua NVR (Network Video Recorder) has already completed integration with a number of third-party VMS suppliers, such as Milestone, AxxonSoft, Digifort, etc. Aside from general video storage and query functions, NVR can also assist third-party platforms in improving business operations and management with smart video analysis. Dahua NVR has been successfully integrated with the Milestone platform, providing temperature monitoring statistics reports during the COVID-19 pandemic and realising efficient management of people with abnormal temperature. Enabling a safer society Adhering to the concept of openness, Dahua Technology will continue to embrace the diversity and inclusiveness of the AIoT (AI-IoT combined) era and build an ecosystem that provides customers with all-win success through open and interconnected cooperation, enabling a safer society and smarter living.

Milestone Systems announces their 16th annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS 2021) to be held virtually and free of charge

With its 16th annual MIPS - Milestone Integration Platform Symposium 2021, 100% virtual and free of charge, Milestone Systems invites partners, customers and media to explore the future of video technology under the theme of ‘Shaping the New Next’. With more than 2,000 registered attendees from across the globe, MIPS (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium) is where the Milestone Systems community comes together to share insights, experiences, best practices and the latest innovations. Virtual MIPS conference Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic spread, this will be the first virtual MIPS conference and the first where attendance is free of charge. At the event, Milestone Systems will investigate how video technology is transforming business and society, and why video management systems are at the core of this change. During the two-day event, Milestone Systems will share inspiration from global innovation experts and Milestone Systems executives, and present success stories and industry insights from partners. Milestone Systems’ newly appointed CEO Thomas Jensen will talk about how video technology has moved beyond security and how we will be working with partners to embrace this shift. Discussion of macro-technology trends The MIPS event also offers a deep dive into the impact of video technology on city management Milestone Systems’ Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Bjørn Skou Eilertsen and CSMO, Kenneth Hune Petersen will discuss macro-technology trends, accelerated technology adoption in key industries, and why Milestone Systems believes that video technology is the electricity of the 21st century. The MIPS event also offers a deep dive into the impact of video technology on city management, how video technology is improving every facet of transportation, and how computer vision and analytics are creating new opportunities in the retail industry for automation, personalisation and even combatting Covid-19. Latest deployment possibilities of Milestone VMS Moreover, Milestone Systems will share insights into the latest deployment possibilities of their video management software, give an exclusive intro to Milestone Systems’ future direction, and present a new product launch. “Not only does MIPS bring together Milestone Systems’ global partner community to discuss our vision of where we are going and how we can contribute to each other’s success. This year, we are looking into how our technology is transforming how we work and live and how we can empower people to make the most of video technology – in security and beyond,” said Milestone Systems’ Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Thomas Jensen. MIPS will be held on March 1-2, 2021 for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and March 2-3, 2021 for both the Asia-Pacific and Americas events.

NW Security signs integration partnership agreement with Arcules as ‘Cloud CCTV’ sees wide adoption in the United Kingdom

Globally renowned IP video surveillance integrator, NW Security (NW Systems Group) has signed a partnership agreement with the major unified, intelligent security-as-a-service solutions provider, Arcules. Arcules VSaaS platform The Arcules Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) platform provides organisations with an underlying cloud infrastructure, which offers features such as compatibility between sites, low video latency, data encryption, redundancy, streamlined maintenance, automatic firmware updates and easy onboarding, all built on the Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud offers several major advantages for those exploring the option of migrating their CCTV system into the Cloud. Firstly, Google has invested in building its own data centres around Europe which can ensure new data privacy requirements under EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are met, while simultaneously minimising data latency to a few microseconds, something that is crucial in live monitoring of CCTV for example. Google Cloud Google Cloud also offers considerable strength in harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) Google Cloud also offers considerable strength in harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). This capability can help users match CCTV camera data with data from other connected sensors to add richness to users’ understanding of incidents. This, in turn, helps firms to become more proactive and predictive in their security operations. It also makes it easier to extract business intelligence which can be put to work to find efficiencies and improve profitability for businesses. Fully open platform with support for IP cameras Arcules offers a fully open platform including support for over 3,000 IP camera models available in the market. This enables customers to migrate their existing surveillance cameras to an Arcules Cloud account without the need to buy new cameras. Arcules, which was spun out of Milestone Systems three years ago, also benefits from tight integration with the Video Management Software (VMS) solutions company. This allows Milestone XProtect customers to make smaller remote sites live quickly and with minimal IT resources and downtime using the award-winning Arcules-XProtect Hybrid VMS Solution. Arcules remains a Canon Group company together with both Milestone and Axis. Migration of CCTV systems into the cloud Frank Crouwel, Managing Director of NW Security (NW Systems Group), commented “We are right on the cusp of an acceleration in the migration of CCTV systems into the cloud. Over two thirds (71 per cent) of England-based medium and large-sized firms in the private sector and 43 per cent of public sector organisations we surveyed in September 20201, are planning to migrate CCTV systems into the cloud within the next 12 months.” It’s important to have well developed services for helping firms to migrate CCTV into the cloud" Frank adds, “It’s important to have well developed services for helping firms to migrate CCTV into the cloud. Arcules now offers the right combination of highly secure, yet open and flexible cloud CCTV platform with easy onboarding paths for customers. We are very pleased to be Arcules’ first integrator partner for the United Kingdom.” Open and flexible cloud CCTV platform Michael Hyglid, Sales Director EMEA at Arcules, said “NW Security is set to be a key partner for us in the United Kingdom. Unusually, it has a broad base of customers who prefer to buy equipment direct, often via its specialist IP CCTV online store - Network webcams. NW Security then helps many of these companies to integrate and configure this equipment, so it works optimally.” He adds, “They also understand that some customers are likely to favour buying surveillance capabilities via OPEX rather than incurring considerable CAPEX, which is where Arcules has a lot to offer. I’ve also been impressed by their knowledge of other cloud providers.” ‘Cloud first’ platform Michael further stated, “They understood right away that we are not just a software solution that’s been ported into the cloud but are a 100 per cent ‘cloud first’ platform built on leading cloud tools and principles. They also understand where we are today and the strength of our technology roadmap.”