OpenView Security Solutions, the UK’S largest privately owned independent security company and a national supplier of electrical and mechanical services, achieves Gold accreditation status in Milestone’s Channel Partner Programme. This accreditation recognises OpenView’s specific product and application expertise as well demonstrating the company’s commitment to delivering the highest level of support to customers across the UK. Peter Greener, Channel Business Manager at Milestone, commented “We are delighted to welcome OpenView to our network of industry-leading technology partners. As a leading provider of security solutions to the public and private sectors, OpenView has demonstrated the highest level of expertise and a track record of building and supporting tailored hardware and software-based surveillance solutions to meet the individual needs of customers.” Meeting requirements Gold accreditation allows OpenView to provide customers with access to Milestone’s full portfolio of open platform IP video management solutions for a wide range of security applications. This includes the Milestone’s award-winning XProtect, which supports over 6000 cameras and hardware devices from all leading manufacturers. This enables users to use the cameras, storage and network components that best meet their requirements and work with their preferred vendors without being locked in to using specific and expensive proprietary hardware. Milestone Channel Partner Programme incorporates a comprehensive Learning and Performance package Fully integrated systems According to Chris Day, Business Development Manager at OpenView Security Solutions: “Achieving Gold accreditation in Milestone’s Channel Partner Programme expands our portfolio of ‘best of breed’ security solutions. This plays a key role in enabling us to provide complete, fully integrated systems with the flexibility to meet the growing customer demand for smart city solutions.” The Milestone Channel Partner Programme incorporates a comprehensive Learning and Performance package that equips partners to effectively scope, design and implement Milestone-based video surveillance systems. Gold Partners are certified in the design, installation and configuration of all Milestone products including XProtect Expert and XProtect Corporate.
The accreditation confirms NG Bailey has received training in Milestone’s XProtect VMS NG Bailey’s IT Services division has achieved Platinum Partner status with global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, Milestone Systems. Recognising ongoing partnership The accreditation confirms that NG Bailey has received practical training in Milestone's XProtect video management software (VMS), an open platform which enables integration of the widest range of cameras, access controls and video analytics in the industry, assuring NG Bailey can integrate precisely the right solution for each customer’s needs. David Collins, Senior Solutions Architect, NG Bailey, said: “NG Bailey looks to provide open platform solutions to all of its clients and our relationship with Milestone is a cornerstone of our VMS offering. Achieving Platinum Partner certification reflects our commitment to ensuring that our engineers have the experience and skills to fulfil the requirements of any surveillance installation; from a single site with a few cameras to complex multi-site installations with a central surveillance centre. Working closely with Milestone ensures that we can offer our clients world class solutions which enable them to effectively manage risk, protect assets, optimise business processes and reduce costs.” Peter Greener, Channel Business Manager, Milestone Systems commented: “Milestone is very pleased to recognise the ongoing partnership with NG Bailey’s IT Services division and is delighted with the firm’s achievement”. Certified to sell Milestone VMS Milestone certifications ensure a high and uniform standard of technical and commercial knowledge about XProtect VMS products. As the highest level of certification, Platinum Partners receive intense training on Milestone software products. NG Bailey is now certified to sell all Milestone solutions, including XProtect Expert and XProtect Corporate, which offer centrally managed installations that can efficiently operate multiple cameras and security devices across large or multiple sites. Milestone has over 8000 partners around the globe and the powerful, reliable and easy to use XProtect® VMS has been utilised in more than 100,000 installations worldwide. This certification is one part of NG Bailey’s broader business investment of £3m per year on training and development programmes.