Milestone Systems and Honeywell Security Group Announce Strategic Alliance

XProtect™ VMS support of Honeywell products will expand with more integrated solutions and project synergies.

XProtect™ VMS support of Honeywell products will expand with more integrated solutions and project synergies.

COPENHAGEN – February 4, 2010.  Milestone Systems, a leading developer of open platform XProtect IP video management software, announced today it has signed a Milestone Manufacturer Alliance Partner (MAP) agreement with Honeywell.  Milestone will provide XProtect software support for Honeywell’s IP product offerings to fulfill the growing market demand for IP surveillance solutions.

Honeywell is an established leader in the security industry, with expertise and solid product installations in nearly all facets of protection. This experience and wealth of knowledge is especially valuable as the industry moves from analog to IP, and becoming a Manufacturer Alliance Partner with Milestone Systems will further support this industry transition.

Milestone currently supports a number of Honeywell camera models (ACUIX IP, HCD554IP, HCS554IP, HD4DIP, HCX13M, HCX3D, and HCX5D), and the new agreement will extend coverage to more Honeywell offerings. The open platform architecture of Milestone XProtect IP video management software also provides the ability to integrate with such products as access control and intelligent analytics, which fits well with Honeywell’s product portfolio.

“The synergies between Honeywell products and the Milestone sales channels will give customers real added value from our combined solutions,” says Henrik Friborg, VP Strategic Alliances and Co-Founder of Milestone Systems.  “Customer projects have been implemented in various regions over the years incorporating both of our companies’ products, but now we will focus on this in a cohesive effort where we leverage our mutual strengths proactively.”

“As a leading manufacturer of security systems, Honeywell is integrating the latest in digital and IP technology with traditional analog components, enabling end users to better control operational costs and maximize existing investments in surveillance equipment,” said Don Roberts, Strategic Corporate Accounts, Honeywell. “Our products, combined with the Milestone open platform, will further allow customers to meet their existing and emerging security challenges with complete systems for virtually any installation need.”

The top-of-the-line IP video management software solutions from Milestone Systems are XProtect Corporate and XProtect Enterprise, available in more than a dozen languages. These platforms manage unlimited numbers of cameras, users, servers and sites, with full integration capabilities to other security systems and devices through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), available in the documented Milestone SDK. XProtect Professional and XProtect Basis+ manage up to 64 and 25 cameras, respectively. This flexible, scalable choice for security systems means that customers can implement a best-of-breed solution that fits their needs most optimally today and for the future.

About Milestone
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in true open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research five years in a row. The XProtect™ platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world.  With support for the 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. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners in more than 100 countries.