Milestone history

Milestone history

We started out 25 years ago with a vision to drive the video technology industry forward.

Today, we are proud of our legacy and the great strides we have made in helping to improve our daily lives. Our journey has taken us through the growth of IP and open platform to becoming a driving force in responsible and data-driven technology — in and beyond security.

But ultimately, it’s all about people and partnerships. Whether it’s our colleagues, partners, end-users or neighbors, giving people the vision to create a better life remains the core of what we do.

We make the world see.

Celebrating 25 years of vision

Launched Milestone Kite™, our simple, secure and scalable cloud VMS. We also launched the Milestone XProtect® Hospital Assist extension for responding to patient needs in healthcare.
Launched XProtect Rapid Review, our easy-to-use and advanced forensic analytics offering. Upgraded our Husky series with Milestone Husky IVO™, a flexible series of video surveillance appliances specifically designed for XProtect.
Thomas Jensen became Milestone’s new CEO, launching a long-term corporate strategy 6 months later to empower people, businesses and societies with data-driven video technology software.
Co-authored the Copenhagen Letter, making the promise to raise the bar as a responsible technology company.
Expanded the pull to our thought leadership with the book “Business Magnetism”. We also celebrated XProtect integration with more than 5,000 devices.
Acquired as a standalone company in the Canon Group thereby combining the strengths of Canon’s innovative imaging technology with Milestone’s best-in-class video management software expertise.
Launched the first Milestone Husky™ series of network video recorders (NVR).
Incorporated the first human rights clause into our End User License Agreement (EULA), signalling our commitment to human rights and our sense of responsibility as a software provider.
Launched our mission, vision and ROIFI values, showcasing the importance of living up to a set of core values and putting people before technology. Held our first partner forum in Miami.
Introduced the first software development kit (SDK), which ushered in a new era of 3rd party innovations with our Technology and Channel Partners. This enabled our path toward an open platform and our focus on partnership, even when the industry was heavily based on end-to-end proprietary solutions.
Lars Thinggaard became President & CEO at Milestone.
Launched Milestone XProtect®, the new VMS that put the concept of open platform front and center, allowing the growing number of devices to connect to one reliable and user-friendly interface.
Launched our first VMS (video management software), supporting the potential of IP network cameras.
Two Danish engineers with a background in IT, John Blem and Henrik Friborg Jacobsen, began applying their knowledge of financial data to image data. They saw the enormous potential in digital technology.
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