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XProtect Utilities

 Utilities are free supplementary software components designed to help users easily maintain their XProtect® system

Utilities for XProtect


Developed by Milestone, Utilities are free supplementary software components designed to help users easily maintain their XProtect system. Milestone Utilities seamlessly integrate with XProtect video management software. For more information about the specific functions of Milestone Utilities, read the detailed product descriptions below.

Currently Milestone offers Software Manager and System Watch as free components.


Developed by Milestone, Software Manager provides users with a centralized way of installing, uninstalling and upgrading large-scale, multi-server XProtect installations. With intuitive wizard-based management, users can simply and quickly deploy and upgrade XProtect software from a single application. Tasks in the Software Manager are executed through Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) or similar technologies.

Software Manager, which is free to use, consists of three main components:

• Package Repository of installers and configuration files
• Software Manager application
• Servers being managed
The Package Repository and Software Manager application can be located on the same computer, and there is no  need to install any additional components on the Recording Servers being managed.

The Software Manager works with, and can install or upgrade, the following XProtect products/components and higher: XProtect Corporate® 4.0b Recording Servers, XProtect Enterprise® 8.1, XProtect Professional® 8.1, XProtect® Express 2013, XProtect® Essential 2013, XProtect® Smart Client 6.0d and Device Pack 6.1

The Software Manager can uninstall the following XProtect product versions and higher: XProtect Corporate 5 Recording Servers, XProtect Enterprise 8.1, XProtect Professional 8.1, XProtect Express 2013, XProtect Essential 2013 and XProtect Smart Client 7.0b

For more information on how to install the free Software Manager, click here to access the Software Manager manual.



Designed by Milestone, System Watch is a free utility that offers installers and operators an additional level of reliability for time-critical and high-risk installations. Using System Watch, security operators are immediately notified by an input/output device, such as a siren or beacon light, when there is a system failure.

System Watch has the ability to detect:

• Hard drive failure, leaving the system unable to store recordings
• Recording server failure, due to events such as a power outage
• Camera failure, due to the inability to communicate with the camera

One System Watch installation can watch a single XProtect server. In a setup with a single server, users need to install one System Watch on a PC separate from the XProtect server. In a setup with multiple servers, users need one System Watch installation for each server and System Watch can be installed on each of the XProtect servers.

System Watch works seamlessly with the following product versions: XProtect Enterprise 8.1, XProtect Professional 8.1, XProtect Express 1.1 and XProtect Essential 2.1

System Watch enables XProtect systems to adhere to the French surveillance regulation APSAD R82.

For more information on how to install free System Watch, click here to access the System Watch manual.


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