XProtect Essential has been replaced with Essential+, our all-new free VMS product.

It contains all the features from XProtect Essential, plus loads of new capabilities, like support
for third-party applications and business systems.

Getting started with XProtect Essential+

We hope that you find XProtect Essential+ easy to use. However, Milestone has created support tools to help answer your questions about installation, setup or everyday use.

Installing the software

Download the Quick Guide to help you install and set up the software

Is your camera supported?

Visit the Supported Hardware page to see which cameras work with XProtect Essential+.

If you need help

XProtect Essential+ has a comprehensive help system. Once you have installed the software, you can use the Management Client’s help menu or press F1 on your keyboard.

Viewing your video

XProtect Mobile lets you view video from your installation on your tablet or smartphone. Watch live video, play back recordings and even share snapshots while on-the-go. Download Milestone Mobile for free from Google Play or App Store. You can also view video from your installation from any web browser using the XProtect® Web Client.

XProtect Essential+ Support Community

We’ve put together a variety of resources to help you get the most out of your XProtect installation.

XProtect Essential+ Videos

Watch videos showing how you install and manage your system

XProtect Essential+ Forum

Get tips and advice from other XProtect Essential+ users

XProtect Essential+ FAQ

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions

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