XProtect Essential

XProtect® Essential

Free basic video surveillance

XProtect Essential is free video management software from the industry's leading VMS provider. With support for up to 8 cameras and unlimited retention time, XProtect Essential is the most feature-rich VMS available for free. It is the safe choice for small business owners who want video surveillance to protect employees and assets.

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Access your video from anywhere
  • With XProtect Essential+, you can access your video at home, at work or while you’re on-the-go.
  • View your video on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
  • And did we mention the viewing clients are available in 30 languages? 

Find the video you need, when you need it

  • Find specific recordings using an intuitive and simple video timeline
  • Quickly locate cameras relevant to an investigation with the interactive map function
  • Only record relevant video with built-in motion detection

Find the video

Sharing video

Sharing video is a cinch

  • Choose any format: Export video as JPEG images, MKV, AVI and the native database format

  • Choose any medium: Easily export and share video via a media player, email or MMS

  • Choose to make it secure: Ensure your evidence stays private by password protecting database exports




Supported cameras
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Getting started
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Do you have a paid version of XProtect Essential?

Did you know you can upgrade to XProtect Express for free?

If you have a valid Milestone Care™ Plus agreement, you can contact your reseller or integrator to take advantage of your free upgrade to XProtect® Express.

Everything you would ever want to know

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XProtect: Easy to install

Milestone has reinvented the process of installing, configuring and using an IP video solution. With automatic configuration wizards and camera detection, it is easy to get up and running quickly with XProtect.