RISCO Group brings Milestone video into building management solutions

Integration of SynopSYS and XProtect provides unique security command, control and overview.

COPENHAGEN/ISRAEL -6 May 2009. RISCO Group and Milestone Systems announced today a partnering agreement between the two companies, which integrates the globally leading Milestone open platform IP video software within RISCO Group’s overall security management system.

RISCO Group and Milestone have developed an integrated solution where the Milestone XProtect™ IP video open platform acts as a recording engine for the SynopSYS™ Integrated Security and Building Management System. SynopSYS provides site management and control from one simple interface, using intuitive synoptic maps to allow command and control of security, video monitoring, fire detection, access control and other building automation systems.

As a Milestone Solution Partner, the collaboration completes RISCO Group’s solution by integrating video surveillance input from IP cameras into SynopSYS. In SynopSYS, live video events serve as triggers for real-time alerts and automated actions on any integrated security system or device. Likewise, any event in SynopSYS, such as an access alarm, can trigger recording video from the required IP camera through an entirely software-based interface.

Utilizing the Milestone open platform, SynopSYS can integrate with unlimited numbers and models of IP cameras, and provide an ideal management system for any type or size of project. With its proven experience in installations for the commercial, industrial, and military sectors, SynopSYS now offers full flexibility for integrators in selecting a complete platform for security and building management that is video enabled.

"RISCO Group has a state-of-the-art, sophisticated IP solution that provides a perfect synergy of innovative technology with the Milestone video surveillance integration,” says Raziel Bareket, Sales Manager for Benelux and Israel at Milestone Systems.  “This is an excellent match.  System integrators can offer a non-proprietary building management system, implementing a best-of-breed solution that adds more comprehensive functionality.  This is truly a win-win situation from a technical, commercial and customer perspective.”

RISCO Group will be demonstrating the Milestone video integration with SynopSYS in their booth D10 at the entrance to Hall 4 at the IFSEC trade show 11-14 May in Birmingham, UK.


About RISCO Group
RISCO Group creates IP-based integrated security solutions for the global security markets. From software solutions to high-performance wired and wireless integrated systems, the company develops products matching customers’ requirements and industry standards. RISCO Group’s solutions for buildings and control rooms, sophisticated detector technology, intrusion, video and access control systems are found in commercial, industrial, institutional and residential applications around the world. For more information please visit: www.riscogroup.com.

About Milestone
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the leading global developer of open platform IP video management software. XProtect™ gives users a powerful surveillance solution that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in more than 50,000 customer installations.  With support for the industry’s widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to “video enable” organizations - reducing costs, optimizing processes, protecting people and assets. With headquarters in Denmark and ten international offices, Milestone software is sold through authorized partners in 90 countries.