Milestone Systems News

The Boring Labs’ Boring Toolbox reduces the time spent on managing Milestone XProtect VMS by up to 97 percent

The Boring Labs announces its Boring Toolbox, a series of functional tools that help enterprises and integrators more efficiently manage medium-to-large distributed video surveillance/security networks using Milestone XProtect Express+, XProtect Professional+, XProtect Expert and XProtect Corporate. Initial tools include hardware/device name, password and device-group management that reduce the time spent on these manual functions by up to 97%. “While working as a leading Milestone integr...

What is the value of "free" video management systems?

They say that every choice has a cost. It's a basic principle that, economically speaking, nothing is free. If it doesn't cost actual money, it may be expensive in terms of time, attention and/or effort. These are interesting observations to keep in mind as one peruses the various "free" video management system (VMS) offerings available on the market. Some are provided by camera companies to unify their products into a "system", even if it's a small one. Other free VMS offerings are entry-level...

Aiphone launches improvements to IX2 IP intercom and security system

Aiphone has announced significant improvements to its full IP IX intercom and security solution. The new and upgraded features built into the new IX2 series include improved audio and camera functionality, large touch screen monitors and communication with up to 9,999 door stations. IX2 IP intercom and security solution “With no server or licence fees, the IX2 system offers highly affordable P2P full IP video entry security, internal communication and multicast paging,” said Wyatt...

Technology pioneer, Pivot3 experiences over 50-percent growth in Q1-Q3 2018

Pivot3, the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) performance and technology pioneer, announced that it experienced more than 50-percent growth in bookings in Q1-Q3 2018 over the same period in 2017, with significant growth among large enterprises and complex, mission-critical use cases. With IT requiring automation and intelligence to manage increasingly complex workloads and multi-cloud environments, Pivot3 saw high demand for its Hybrid Cloud solutions. Pivot3 also experienced continued expansi...

Autonomous IP video surveillance solutions set to dominate commercial security in the Middle East

Artificial Intelligence will play an important role in the Middle East commercial security market’s future, as interconnected video surveillance systems and autonomous IP-based solutions become the norm, said the boss of a global video surveillance manufacturer. Gaurav Khemka, the Director of CP PLUS, said mining scores of data to find answers and facilitate prompt decision making has become simpler with the help of video analytics and digital surveillance, solving multiple problems acros...

Open Options showcases DNA Fusion access control solution at ISC East 2018

Open Options, global provider of open platform access control solutions, will showcase their DNA Fusion access control platform and its powerful components from November 14-15 at ISC East 2018 in New York City. Considered one of the largest and most comprehensive security industry trade shows globally, ISC East hosts 7,000 security professionals and showcases a wide range of products and solutions from 250 global security brands. ISC East attendees are invited to visit Open Options at booth #56...

Vega Systems launches Redundancy Management Framework (RMF) to enhance airport security

Vega Systems Inc. has announced that their Redundancy Management Framework (RMF) software has begun operations at a prominent airport in the Middle East. The airport surveillance software plugin for Milestone XProtect enhances video security. Typically, without the software system, video surveillance down-times at critical infrastructure locations have the potential to create security loopholes. Vega Systems' RMF reduces live video disruption to milliseconds during server failure episodes while...

Bosch Building Technologies along with four other security companies establish Open Security and Safety Alliance

Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, Pelco, and Vivotek Inc. jointly established the Open Security & Safety Alliance, Inc. This alliance is a non-profit, non-stock corporation that brings together likeminded organisations in order to outline specifications for a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions. “With this initiative, we set the foundation for the creation of a secure and reliable ecosystem for the security and safety industry t...

Milestone invites the community of developers and coders to the Kickstarter contest

Milestone Systems, the provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS), invites coders, developers, individuals and organisations to test their development skills within video management technology. The Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest is a unique opportunity to discover new applications and capabilities within video management, security surveillance and even beyond security; applications that can ‘plug in’ to the XProtect VMS product family. "We want to invite t...

Dispatches from GSX 2018: a smaller but successful show for visitors

The last day of Global Security Exchange (GSX) in Las Vegas proved to be the calm after the storm. But a slower third day could not undermine a largely successful 2018 show for exhibitors and attendees. Sometimes the success of a trade show isn’t measured by numbers of attendees (which were reportedly down again this year). Sometimes it’s the individual successes that make an impression. “Just learning about this made the whole trip worthwhile,” said one GSX attendee at...

VIVOTEK joins Open Security & Safety Alliance to take IP surveillance to the next level

VIVOTEK, a global IP surveillance provider, announced that it has joined the new Open Security & Safety Alliance ('the Alliance'), a non-profit, non-stock corporation that brings members together to create a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions. VIVOTEK is one of five founding companies, joined by Bosch Building Technologies, Hanwha Techwin, Milestone Systems, and Pelco by Schneider Electric. Together, members will be working with the best common standards and spec...

Open Security and Safety Alliance provides a standard security platform to reputed security companies

The Open Security & Safety Alliance (‘the Alliance’) is a non-profit, non-stock corporation that brings together like-minded organisations in order to outline specifications for a common standardised platform for security and safety solutions which are accessible for everyone. The Alliance was formed in reaction to today’s market characterised by the continued evolution of the Internet of Things and the aggregation of data. Security and safety solutions are fragmented due...