Milestone Introduces New Centralized Search in XProtect Smart Client

With the introduction of centralized Search in Milestone XProtect Smart Client, users will be able to perform investigations faster and more intelligently than ever before.

In the newest product update of Milestone XProtect video management software, 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Winner, Milestone Systems introduces several new features and capabilities.

ASTORS Gold 2018These new features include Centralized Search, a new Driver Framework, Adaptive Streaming, and enhanced Device Password Management.

Milestone Systems continues to pursue ever higher performing software, with this product update, to fulfill the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video technology solutions.

The video management systems (VMS) today are about a lot more than just video.

Alarms, events, bookmarks, motion – and much more are at the core of security operations. All this data makes it easier to create and identify people and incidents – if you can find it.

Less searching. More finding. All in one place
Less searching. More finding. All in one place

For many, the process of searching for data is cumbersome, with each data type having its own search system, tags, categories or keywords. In R3, Milestone is changing all that.

Milestone’s new centralized Search will replace the current Sequence Explorer and will make finding a specific incident or video sequence easier by aggregating all data types registered in the VMS.

That means one search platform for all your data. Quicker, easier, and more efficient investigations.

Centralized Search

One of the main features of Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 release is Search,  a new centralized search platform in XProtect Smart Client, making it possible for users to search for everything in one location.

Previously, users performed several standalone searches, depending on what data they were searching for, but with the new Search tool, users are able to search for motion, alarms, events, bookmarks and other types of data, in one single location to enable rapid and efficient video investigations.

Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Vice President of Corporate Products Business Unit at Milestone Systems
Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, CTO at Milestone Systems

Moreover, the new Search platform also smoothly embeds partner integrations and their powerful analytic capabilities via dedicated filtering options.

Through specific plug-ins and devices, search criteria such as line-crossing and object-in-field will be enabled directly in Search Tab, saving time and increasing efficiency.

“Search is another testament to the power of our community,” explains Milestone Systems Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen.

“The new filtering options demonstrate how combining our partners’ analytics capabilities with XProtect’s native UI, provides a consistent user experience with multiple partner integrations at the same time.”

Milestone’s Driver Framework

As the number of devices and device types grow, Milestone Systems takes pride in providing customers with support of more than 8,000 cameras and devices, the widest device support in the industry.

In order to allow XProtect device support to grow exponentially with the number of devices in the market, Milestone Systems introduces Milestone’s Driver Framework, a framework within the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows devices manufacturers, big or small, to develop their own drivers and provide faster device compatibility and deeper integration.

Jesper Just Jensen, VP of Products, Milestone Systems
Jesper Just Jensen, VP of Products, Milestone Systems

“In R3 we really put the spotlight on our partners,” said Vice President, Products Jesper Just Jensen, Milestone Systems.

The Driver Framework is a fast way for existing partners to keep their customers in touch with the latest technologies and for new partners to introduce new types of devices such as IoT with capabilities that go beyond ONVIF and with shorter time-to-market.”

Adaptive streaming

This new feature will enable users to receive lower resolution streams from the recording server when a high resolution one is not required, for example when displaying video on the smart client or smart wall in window sizes smaller than a full screen.

This will give users smoother viewing and a better user experience, a lower total cost-of-ownership (TCO) due to less hardware needed to decode unnecessary high-resolution video and better use of bandwidth that can then be utilized for other needs in the organization.

Xprotect Smart Client

New Device Password Management

The new Device Password Management is a continuation of a similar feature introduced in the XProtect 2019 R2 update.

This feature makes it possible for system administrators to manage all devices’ passwords directly from the XProtect Management Client for selected device manufacturers.

In the 2019 R3 update Milestone doubled the number of supported device manufacturers and added the option to schedule future password changes according to the cadence in their organizations and their password policy, making device password management fully automatic.

Visit Milestone’s R3 webpage to learn more about system improvements and new features and what products they are available for.

Milestone System Takes Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program

Milestone Systems

2018 ASTORS Gold

  • Best VMS IP Video Surveillance Solution

  • Milestone XProtect Corporate Video Management Software

William "Bill" Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)
Bill Bratton, former police commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD), the Boston Police Department (BPD) and former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), will speak at the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East 2019, on Wednesday, November 20th, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center (Courtesy of Teneo Risk)

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefit and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets.

The 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program drew an overwhelming response from industry leaders with a record high number of corporate and government nominations received, as well as record breaking ‘ASTORS’ Presentation Luncheon Attendees, with top firms trying to register for the exclusive high – end luncheon and networking opportunity – right up to the event kickoff on Wednesday afternoon, at the ISC East registration!

Over 130 distinguished guests representing National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms, gathered from across North America, Europe and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields which included:


  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Federal Protective Service (FPS)
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Department of Justice
  • The Security Exchange Commission Office of Personnel Management
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Viasat, Hanwha Techwin, Lenel, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Verint, Canon U.S.A., BriefCam, Pivot3, Milestone Systems, Allied Universal, Ameristar Perimeter Security and More!

The Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions coming onto the market today, to ensure our readers have the information they need to stay ahead of the competition, and keep our Nation safe – one facility, street, and city at a time.


The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program is Proudly Sponsored by ATI SystemsAttivo NetworksAutomatic Systems, and Desktop Alert.

2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon

Be sure to Register Early for the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon at ISC East 2019 to ensure your place at this limited- space event!

2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Luncheon at ISC East

Why the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program?

American Security Today’s comprehensive Annual Homeland Security Awards Program is organized to recognize the most distinguished vendors of physical, IT, port security, law enforcement, and first responders, in acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to ‘Keep our Nation Secure, One City at a Time.’

Why American Security Today?

American Security Today is uniquely focused on the broader Homeland Security & Public Safety marketplace with over 70,000 readers at the Federal, State and local levels of government as well as firms allied to government.

The old traditional security marketplace has been covered by a host of security publications that have changed little over many years.

American Security Today brings forward a fresh compelling look and read with our customized digital publications that provides our readers with solutions to their challenges.

Our Editorial staff provides a full plate of topics for our AST monthly digital editions, AST Website and AST Daily News Alerts.

The editorial calendar and AST’s high drawing website features 23 different Technology and Marketing Sectors such as Access Control, Perimeter Protection, Video Surveillance/Analytics, Airport Security, Border Security, CBRNE Detection, Border Security, Ports, Cybersecurity, Networking Security, Encryption, Law Enforcement, First Responders, Campus Security, Security Services, Corporate Facilities and Emergency Response among others.

These sectors are part of the new integration, where these major applications communicate with one another in a variety of solutions to protect our cities and critical infrastructure.

AST has Expanded readership into vital Critical Infrastructure audiences such as Protection of Nuclear Facilities, Water Plants & Dams, Bridges & Tunnels, and other Potential targets of terrorism.

Other areas of concern include Transportation Hubs, Public Assemblies, Government Facilities, Sporting & Concert Stadiums, our Nation’s Schools & Universities, and Commercial Business Destinations – enticing targets for extremist or lone wolf attacks due to the large number of persons and resources clustered together.

Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency.

Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 150,000 sites worldwide.