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Creating an intelligent world
Do you have an XProtect® integration idea that could be worth $65,000 in cash and prizes?

Milestone Systems is pleased to announce Community Kickstarter Contest 2018, an innovation contest that invites coders and developers to come up with integration ideas that push the boundaries of video management

Cash prize

development & certification resources

Marketing & event activities

5 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 here.

Five 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

  • Your idea must be built on top of Milestone’s video management software and utilize the Milestone Integration Platform and the Software Development Kit (MIP SDK).
  • The idea must enhance the use of video, extend the boundaries of physical security for a company, industry or vertical, or improve everyday life for Milestone customers.
  • The winning idea can be a concept, new functionality to our platform, a widget or code.
  • The idea must be commercially viable and technologically possible, given the current capabilities of the Milestone platform.
  • To be eligible, your idea must be your original work and your own intellectual property.

Terms and conditions

All submitted code and examples, to include but not limited to, prototypes, designs, drawings, algorithms, specifications and/or software programs, must be legal and not infringe the IP of any other entity.

The ownership, to include all patents, copyright, trade secrets or any other proprietary information, and the representation of labor in the project must belong to the Submitter.

The Submitter shall maintain ownership rights to all submitted code and Milestone shall refrain from use of such submitted code unless such code was known by Milestone at the time of submission; or such code was independently developed by Milestone, or a third party on behalf of Milestone, prior to submission In addition, Milestone may in the future, through Milestone’s own unique and independent code development, create and implement an idea possessing features which may be similar in functionality to those of the Submitter.

Further, if such submitted code is nominated by Milestone as one of the five (5) finalists in the Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest Award, the Submitter of such code agrees to grant Milestone the rights to publish the Submitter’s overall concept on the Milestone website, as well as to present the Submitter’s overall concept at other Milestone corporate and industry events, such as the Milestone Integration Partner Symposium (“MIPS”).

All prizes and benefits, such as free expo passes or the like, will be personal and non-referable. All local taxes or restrictions must be dealt with by the receiver.