By Andrew Seldon, editor at High-Tech Security Magazine.
Making video management simpler
On the software side, Milestone Systems had a busy stand that included solutions from a number of its partners as well as some new offerings from the company. Its IFSEC SA presence coincided with the company launching its local office, which is headed by Michael Metcalfe.
To assist in the move to IP surveillance, Milestone has a new offer for encoders that allow users to run analogue cameras on an IP network. To make it easier to incorporate existing analogue cameras into its management system, the company is charging one camera licence per encoder, irrespective of the number of ports. This means multiple analogue cameras can be attached to an encoder at the cost of a single IP camera licence. This makes it simpler for companies looking to manage a hybrid camera installation.
Milestone was also demonstrating its Husky series of NVRs which offer an all-in-one solution in a box. This is a plug-and-play solution that is easily incorporated into your network and offers solutions from eight ports and up. The company also promises a three-day delivery time from the UK. Companies can, for example, use Husky NVRs to manage remote sites or branches and have the systems connected to a central Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS at their head office using Milestone Interconnect. The Husky systems also includes a free customer dashboard to enable installers to monitor the health of their customers’ system remotely and proactively resolve technical issues.