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Our company

A global leader in open platform IP video management software

Joining forces with a powerful ecosystem of Partners to offer dynamic surveillance solutions.

Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is a world-leading provider of open platform IP video management software (VMS) with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our objective is to improve our clients’ organizational processes and increase overall security through the management and distribution of digital video data. Since 2014 a stand-alone company in Canon Group.

Milestone XProtect® VMS is powerful, reliable, easy to use and proven in more than 100,000 installations worldwide. Based on a true open platform, XProtect VMS enables integration with the industry’s widest choice in cameras and best-in-class business solutions, such as access control and video analytics.

Milestone’s product portfolio also includes the innovative Milestone Husky™ series of network video recorders (NVRs) which provide fully-integrated, customizable video surveillance solutions. This state-of-the-art series of NVRs can be tailored to meet the demands of any surveillance installation, from a small family-owned business to a complex surveillance installation with multiple sites and hundreds of cameras.

Milestone Arcus™ is a video surveillance platform designed by Milestone to be embedded in hardware devices; and the ready-to-use Milestone Husky NVR series, which combines hardware with Milestone’s market-leading surveillance software.

All XProtect VMS, Milestone Husky and Milestone Arcus products are compatible with more than 3,000 encoders, IP cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs) from almost 150 different suppliers worldwide. Milestone strives to continuously increase its compatibility with new devices.

Furthermore, most Milestone products offer unlimited integration possibilities due to the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK). The MIP SDK provides the framework to integrate applications such as access control, intrusion detection and video analytics among many other solutions. All Milestone products are designed to fulfill the requirements of any surveillance installation; from a surveillance system at a single site with few cameras to complex, multi-site installations with a dedicated central surveillance center.

All Milestone products are easy to use and enable users to view live video, play back recordings, investigate suspicious incidents and export video evidence. With Milestone, users have the capability to increase the size and complexity of their installations according to their needs. Milestone’s powerful ecosystem consists of more than 8,000 partners around the world including camera manufacturers, software developers, distributors and resellers. Milestone solutions are available in most countries around the world, with regional offices and sales representatives in more than 18 countries.


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Mission, vision and values

Our mission is  to enable our customers to optimize their business processes by delivering an open and independent IP video surveillance platform. Our vision is to globally drive the convergence of video surveillance and IP-based business systems. Our values are reliability, opennessinnovation, flexibility and independence.

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Management and board

Milestone Systems has attracted a team of intelligent, innovative and experienced individuals who share a strong desire to achieve goals that have never been accomplished before. We are driven by a desire to deliver exceptional insight and develop solutions that ensure success for our clients. The Milestone Systems team consists of accomplished professionals who are among the most highly respected minds in their fields. Their expertise – across marketing research, information technology, media measurement, strategic analysis and analytical services — coupled with their solid management credentials have shaped Milestone Systems into a clear industry leader.

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Our business model

Milestone Systems’ sustained growth is based on our unique openness in terms of our business model, our open company culture and our open platform approach to the security industry.


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Milestone Incubation and Ventures

Milestone Incubation and Ventures is an innovation center that develops new and exciting technologies with the potential to accelerate Milestone growth across software, hardware and cloud services.

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Awards and special achievements

Milestone Systems has received a number of impressive awards over the years that are a testimony to our standing as an industry leader. This is the result of our never-ending quest for excellence in product design and market strategies, always putting the customer and our partners in focus.

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Corporate social responsibility

Milestone Systems is an international company bringing video surveillance management software to the global market. Our platform is used to ensure greater safety and security for people, products and assets; to help manage environmental issues; and to optimize business processes. One of its main uses is as a tool to help police and other security personnel resolve crimes. Our software is distributed and sold through an authorized partner channel and through the Internet.

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Milestone Systems facts

Milestone Systems was founded in 1998 in Denmark. Today Milestone Systems is a global company with a rapidly growing worldwide partner ecosystem with more than 8,000 partners and more than 100,000 installations.

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