Video management software
Discover which XProtect variant is right for your needs

XProtect comes in five variants to cover every type and scale of installation — from single sites to global operations. Our experts will help you select the right choice for your current operations and ongoing growth.

Essential+

Free entry-level video management software for low-security sites.

Up to 8 cameras & single site
Map function
Failover & redundancy
Centralized management
Evidence management
Express+

For small businesses requiring basic security and alarm management.

Up to 48 cameras & single site
Map function
Failover & redundancy
Centralized management
Evidence management
Professional+

For mid-sized installations needing to quickly respond to incidents.

Unrestricted devices & multiple sites
Map function
Failover & redundancy
Centralized management
Evidence management
Expert

For mid-to large-sized installations that require end-to-end video integrity.

Unrestricted devices & multiple sites
Smart Map function option
Failover & redundancy
Centralized management
Evidence management
Most advanced
Corporate

For mission-critical installations that demand situational awareness and uninterrupted video access.

Unrestricted devices & multiple sites
Smart Map function
Failover & redundancy
Centralized management
Evidence management
"With Milestone Systems we are confident we are investing in a technology that can last long term. It provides complete reliability and protection of our premises."

– Head of Data Center Projects at Technologies HQ

Compare XProtect products 2023 R3
Most advanced
Essential+
Express+
Professional+
Expert
Corporate

Free entry-level video management software for low-security sites.

For small businesses requiring basic security and alarm management.

For mid-sized installations needing to quickly respond to incidents.

For mid-to large-sized installations that require end-to-end video integrity.

For mission-critical installations that demand situational awareness and uninterrupted video access.

Most advanced
Essential+
Express+
Professional+
Expert
Corporate

Free entry-level video management software for low-security sites.

For small businesses requiring basic security and alarm management.

For mid-sized installations needing to quickly respond to incidents.

For mid-to large-sized installations that require end-to-end video integrity.

For mission-critical installations that demand situational awareness and uninterrupted video access.

System architecture  
Max number of users Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Supports of XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Web Client and XProtect Mobile                    
Type of deployment Single server Single server Centrally managed, multi server Centrally managed, multi server Centrally managed,distributed sites
Scalability
Max number IP devices per recording server 8 48 Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Number of recording server per system 1 1 Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Storage
Edge storage and scalable video quality recording            
Multicast support        
Video Processing
Hardware accelerated video motion detection (QuickSync)                    
MJPEG, MPEG 4, MPG 4ASP and MxPEG. H264 and H265                    
Multi-live streaming – adaptive and playback                
Hardware accelerated video motion detection (NVIDIA)        
Audio
Two way audio support                    
Max number of supported audio channels 8 48 Unrestricted Unrestricted Unrestricted
Cybersecurity and user rights
External identity provider support (OIDC) SSO                    
GDPR compliant                
Dual authorization (Smart Client and Management Client)                
Media database encryption and digital signing        
Two-step verification (Web Client and Mobile Client users)    
Situational awareness
Map functions                    
Alarm Manager                
Customizable dashboard for tasks and specific live monitoring        
Smart Map functions        
XProtect Smart Wall Additional license    
Failover and redundancy
Hot & Cold Failover Recording Server        
XProtect Management Server Failover Additional license    
Investigation and evidence management
XProtect Incident Manager Additional license Additional license Additional license    
Bookmarks            
Evidence lock    
Centralized management
Milestone Interconnect Remote site Remote site Remote site Central & Remote site
Centralized management of XProtect Smart Client applications     3 12 Unrestricted
Milestone Federated Architecture Remote site Central & Remote site
Device management
Firmware upgrade Single Single Single Bulk Bulk
Device Password Management            
Extensions
XProtect Access, XProtect LPR, XProtect Transact, XProtect Retail, XProtect Rapid Review, XProtect Hospital Assist Additional license Additional license Additional license Additional license
Integrations
Third party application integration and support for video analytics. Refence Marketplace and supporting list                    
Licensing
Maximum number of IP devices per recording server 8 IP devices Perpetual Perpetual Perpetual Perpetual
Core features
Explore the capabilities of XProtect that have made it a popular choice in over 500,000 customer sites around the world. These robust features have been developed with your needs in mind. They not only enhance security but also optimize your operational efficiency. 

Centralized Search ​ 
Incident Manager​

Independent Playback
Evidence Lock
Secure evidence handling
Centralized Search ​ 
Centralized Search enables users to easily search for relevant video footage across multiple cameras and timeframes from a centralized interface. You can swiftly review incidents, suspicious activities, or potential threats, without the need to manually go through extensive video content. This streamlined search capability enhances incident investigations, expedites response times, and improves overall security. 

Included in all XProtect variants.
Incident Manager​

XProtect Incident Manager is an XProtect extension that enables you to streamline the logging and documenting of incidents (video and audio). It provides an overview of all incidents in your organization and makes reporting less time consuming — whether it’s for internal or external use. 

Included in:
XProtect Corporate 

Optional (require license) in:
XProtect Expert
XProtect Professional+
XProtect Express+
Independent Playback
Independent Playback allows users to simultaneously view live video from multiple cameras, providing a real-time overview of different locations or incidents. This feature is particularly useful for security personnel, first responders, or any stakeholders needing immediate access to critical information. 

Included in all XProtect variants.
Evidence Lock
Evidence Lock ensures the integrity of video evidence by preventing any alterations or deletions of important video footage. Once evidence is locked, it becomes unmodifiable and can only be accessed by authorized personnel, ensuring its admissibility in legal proceedings. 

Included in:
XProtect Corporate 
Secure evidence handling
Secure evidence handling empowers users to share video footage securely with authorities like law enforcement. This feature ensures that video evidence is handled with the utmost care, maintaining its integrity throughout the entire chain of custody. With secure evidence handling, users can confidently provide crucial video material for investigations or compliance purposes. 

Included in:
XProtect Corporate 
Frequently Asked Questions
This section aims to provide quick and straightforward answers about our products and services, making it easier for you to understand and choose our offerings.

Is there a user manual or tutorial available?

Milestone provide a full portal of Technical Documentation – find it here (link to docs.milestonesys ) – as well as an online free eLearning universe – find it here (link to learn.milestonesys.)

Can I get technical support if I need help?

Milestone offers regional support. Get more information on the ways we can support you here

How often does the software update?

Milestone releases XProtect updates 2-3 times a year and provides updated device packs 5-6 times yearly.

Can I get a demo of Milestone software?

Yes! Enter your request here and we will contact you asap for a demo of either XProtect or Kite

Where and from whom do I buy XProtect?

You buy your license through a Milestone Partner and download the software via Milestone Download page here

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