Milestone System Installations, Innovations Receive Numerous Industry Accolades

Leading industry media have recognized the strengths of Milestone’s open platform IP video technology and community business model throughout 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – December 12, 2016.
Milestone Systems, the globally leading company in open platform IP video management software (VMS), has been recognized by many prominent industry media this year. Critical city surveillance installations in Phoenix, Arizona, and Hartford, Connecticut, have been awarded for their successful achievements, and new Milestone software and NVR offerings have received awards for their high performance and value.

“As we continue to develop our solutions with the open platform community, it’s important that our efforts and those of our partners be acknowledged and shared,” said Bjorn Eilertsen, CTO, Milestone Systems. “Receiving so much industry recognition is an honor and an affirmation of the success of Milestone’s open platform IP video surveillance platform that enables system integrators to implement the best combined systems for each customer. This will spur us all on to greater innovations in our goal to help the world be a safer place.”

SouthComm Security Media 2016 Innovation Awards
Public Safety Sector, Gold Award of Excellence

Phoenix Police Secure Tri-City Sporting Event

Secured Cities honors the most innovative, integrated deployments in the security industry and public safety sector. The mission of these awards is to showcase the best collaborative project efforts of security solutions providers, systems integrators and their end user clients. The Milestone installations in this region are especially noteworthy for a multi-agency ability to share video through a central Fusion Center, helping to manage the huge influx of crowds to the many high-profile national sporting events held here annually.

Municipal Video Surveillance Sector, Platinum Award

The City of Denver, submitted by Axis Communications

Additionally, the City of Denver took top honors for their municipal video surveillance project, which included Axis Communications camera solutions and Milestone VMS.

For more information on the Phoenix Tri-City event, and the City of Denver installation, please visit.

Security Sales & Integration Security Solution Award
Video Surveillance, First Place

Hartford Connecticut Police Real-time Crime Center

The SS&I Security Solution Awards have been established to distinguish those manufacturers and vendors whose electronic security solutions have been proven in the field to meet security, safety or other organizational needs for end users. Hartford police first used Milestone software to manage the city’s marathon crowds in 2015. Vulcan Technologies designed a mobile crime unit for this, and went on to install a full surveillance solution with widespread applications that are expanding with their changing needs over time. Read more. 

Security Products: Two 2016 New Product of the Year Awards

High-Performance NVR: Husky M500 Advanced

Video Surveillance Management System: Milestone XProtect 2016

The Security Products award program honors the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment manufacturers whose offerings are considered particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. See

Benchmark Magazine: Benchmark Innovation Award 2016
Video Surveillance Software

Milestone XProtect Corporate

Benchmark believes that the future of the electronic security sector lies in the creation of innovative and flexible solutions which deliver real benefits. To allow installers and integrators to create such solutions, it is vital that manufacturers deliver innovations which both enhance the technological capabilities of their products, and allow those developments to be implemented in a realistic fashion.

“Milestone’s XProtect Corporate has always been a leading VMS solution, but the enhancements in the 2016 edition take it to a whole new level. With optimization and hardware decoding enabled, the processing levels fall away dramatically. We saw changes from around 90-95 percent usage to 30-40 percent.” – Pete Conway, Editor, Benchmark Magazine.

Read the Benchmark test report on XProtect Corporate.

American Security Today: Three 2016 ASTORS Homeland Security Awards

Best IP Video Surveillance Solution, Platinum Award

XProtect Corporate 2016 R2

Best Handheld Mobile Device Solution, Platinum Award

Milestone Mobile 2016

Best IP Video Surveillance Solution, Gold Award

Milestone Husky M500

American Security Today awards companies for their outstanding product development achievements and exciting new technologies to address the growing homeland security threats the United States is facing. Milestone Systems is honored to be recognized across three product categories.

A&S International SECURITY 50

For the fifth year in a row, Milestone has made the annual global A&S International SECURITY 50 list, moving from #29 TO #23 in the rankings.

The list includes the most viable players in the security industry based on their financial achievements. Milestone Systems this time achieved its highest placement yet. Read the A&S "twintinterview" with Karl Erik Traberg, Head of Corporate Communications at Milestone.


About Milestone Systems 
Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. For more information, see: For news and viewpoints from the Milestone universe, visit The Milestone Post.  

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