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Creating an intelligent world

Milestone’s Community Kickstarter Contest 2018
Meet our finalists!

Eric Bourque, Switzerland

Eric is a 28-year-old software engineer from Lausanne Switzerland who has been working as an integrator for Milestone's XProtect solutions for the past 4 years. Eric enjoys creating plugins that link Milestone to other platforms and his Kickstarter idea is indeed based on third party integration. Eric’s idea will make XProtect act as an alarm server that will enable it to send alarms to different monitoring stations. Such integration would allow users to call people using pre-recorded messages and to send alarms to other supervision systems using protocols such as OPC, SIA/DC09 and VOIP.

Soko Aoki, Japan

Soko is a 39-year old Ph.D. from Tokyo, Japan who is the Chief Executive Officer of Kadinche , a company that develops software and web services handling 360 video. Soko’s Kickstarter idea involved body worn sensors and is based on integrating XProtect with 360 enabled cameras and head mounted display (HMD) in order to see omni-directions by just moving your head using RTSP and MIP drivers.

Sean McDonnell & Dainora Bucyte, Denmark

Sean (36) and Dainora (24) from Copenhagen, Denmark, Chief Technology Officer and Head of Development at Venzo Secure, an IP surveillance solutions company devoted to distributors and partners empowerment through providing technical knowledge, expertise and effective solutions. Sean and Dianora’s Kickstarter idea is providing indoor location and wayfinding by integrating XProtect and the cameras with a ‘locator’ based on HP Aruba using Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE), Wi-Fi and GPS coordinates to deliver a rich mobile engagement experience.

Meet our finalists as well as many industry influencers at our MIPS 2018
around the world!

Cash prize

development & certification resources

Marketing & event activities

3 Honorable mentions

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Meet Milestone’s XProtect – the world’s No. 1 VMS
XProtect is an IP video management software (VMS) designed for business of all sizes. It is built with innovative technology designed to maximize hardware performance and ensure end-to-end protection of video integrity. XProtect includes advanced features such as central management, multi-layered maps, alarm management and rule engine, and offers a wide range of add-ons and third-party integrations such as video analytics, access control, license plate recognition (LPR) and more that fully integrate with the system. PC, web and mobile clients make sure XProtect users have the highest level of security at their fingertips wherever they are, making it the preferred solution for tens of thousands of installations around the world year after year.

Next steps

Send your idea in any file format attached to your registration form via email to by November 30th.

Start working on your idea. Get started by downloading our Software Development Kit here and some SDK trainings

Three finalists will be announced and invited to Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) in Las Vegas.

The winner will be announced at MIPS Las Vegas. Check out last years’ winner!


October 18, 2017 - Contest begins

November 30, 2017 - Submissions deadline

December 15, 2017 - Finalists announced

February 20, 2018 - Winner announced in Vegas