xprotect expert

XProtect® Expert

Advanced surveillance solution

XProtect Expert provides powerful control for advanced video surveillance of medium and large installations, such as stadiums and warehouses

Powerful IP video management software

XProtect Expert is advanced open platform IP video management software (VMS) for medium and large installations. Its powerful central management helps simplify the installation and daily operation of larger systems with multiple recording servers.

XProtect Expert offers reliable video access through failover recording servers, and uninterrupted video recording when complemented with camera-associated edge storage. Using schedule and event-driven driven rules, it is easy to automate security actions and control external systems, reducing the amount of manual tasks.

Three unique viewing clients provide seamless access to live and recorded video for different personnel responsibilities. With multi-layered maps, alarm handling and the option of adding XProtect® Smart Wall, XProtect Expert is ideal for installations with active situational live monitoring.

Powerful central management

• Management interface: A wide range of administration tools help ease the initial configuration and daily administration of large systems that are deployed across different geographical locations

• Device group management: Provides fast and structured management of cameras and other connected devices in large installations

• Configuration reports: System integrators can document system delivery and provide a detailed listing of all configuration settings

• User permissions: Administrators can control user access permissions on the viewing client level, enabling them to more effectively manage installations with multiple users by assigning the exact level of access needed for each user

High-performance video recording 

• High performance recording server: Building on a native 64-bit windows implementation and an highly optimized database technology with RAM-based pre-buffering, the recording server supports minimum 3.1 Gbit/s recording rate

• Unlimited system scalability: Full flexibility to add additional Recording Servers and expand the system

• Edge Storage: Uses camera-based storage as a complement to the central storage in the recording servers, with flexible video retrieval based on time schedules, events or manual requests, including the ability to combine centrally and remotely stored video using Scalable Video Quality Recording™ (SVQR).

• Reliable video recording: Hot and cold standby failover recording servers maintain video viewing and recording capabilities with minimal interruption in the event of network problems, server failure, loss of power or any other system problems

• H.265: Support for H.265 compression: H.265 has the potential to be up to 50% more efficient than H.264, which translates to increased performance where more cameras can be connected per XProtect recording server.

• Hardware accelerated video motion detection (VMD): Shifting decoding from the CPU to the GPU results in increased system performance and a lower total system cost, when using supported Intel hardware.

Real-time situational overview

• Interactive Smart Maps: A comprehensive overview of camera locations and layouts of the entire surveillance installation allows for quick detection of trouble areas. The system includes a Smart Map feature that supports GIS and CAD drawings, online maps services like Google and Bing and online and offline versions of OpenStreetMap.

• Alarm Manager: Provides a consolidated overview of security and system alarms for immediate visual verification

• Bookmarking: Flag video sequences of particular interest and add descriptive notes, enabling users to easily share information and increase efficiency in investigating incidents

• XProtect Smart Wall: Advanced video wall solution included with the software. It enables control room operators to share a wide range of information, including live and recorded video, images, maps, alarms and text messages, to better coordinate response activities

Optimize system performance

• Proactively manage your system with System Monitor: Get a real-time overview of system performance with a customizable dashboard, instant notifications regarding server problems and predictive video retention warnings with System Monitor

• Easily expand and optimize your system: Seamlessly adjust the load on recording servers, moving cameras from one server to another in runtime, with minimal interruption to the video stream and no need for camera reconfiguration

• Optimize system security: Use Milestone’s System Hardening Guide to get best practices for system design, operating system configuration, servers and workstations and the Milestone Advanced VMS software.

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XProtect Smart Wall

XProtect Smart Wall is an advanced presentation application that enables organizations to create video walls that meet their specific security demands. XProtect Smart Wall can benefit your organization in three key ways: by increasing operators’ situation awareness, by providing tools that improve decision making and by creating a more cost-efficient security installation.

XProtect: Easy to manage

Milestone Interconnect is a unique system concept that connects all XProtect® VMS and Milestone Husky™ NVRs appliances with XProtect Corporate. Milestone Interconnect is the ideal solution to centrally manage installations for a variety of industries, such as retail, transportation and monitoring stations.

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Perimeter Devices


Access Control
Video Analytics

IT Infrastructure


Enhance XProtect Expert with a wide range of third-party integrations

XProtect Corporate works with the industry's widest choice of hardware for effective surveillance, including cameras, encoders, DVRs and joysticks. XProtect Corporate integrates with a wide range of third-party software applications and together they can help solve all of your video system challenges.

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XProtect Smart Client

Feature-rich interface

XProtect Web Client

Web-based access

Milestone Mobile

On-the-go surveillance

Three powerful ways to view your XProtect Expert system for free 

XProtect Expert is easy to use with three free, flexible interfaces. XProtect® Smart Client is the daily client interface for control over the entire installation. XProtect® Web Client lets you view, play back and share video on web browsers and computers. Milestone Mobile is for viewing and controlling video from smartphones and tablets.


XProtect LPR

Automate tasks

XProtect Retail

Transaction analysis

XProtect Screen Recorder

Monitor computers

XProtect Smart Wall

Advanced video wall

XProtect Access Control Module

Manage access

XProtect Transact

Verify transactions

XProtect add-ons provide you with extra value and functionality

Milestone has developed all XProtect add-on products so that they fully integrate with XProtect Expert. For example, using XProtect® Access Control Module, you can operate and control multiple access control systems from the same user interface within XProtect Smart Client.

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Milestone Interconnect™ connects remote sites for cost-efficient distributed video surveillance

Milestone Interconnect is a unique system concept that allows all XProtect software, the Milestone Husky™ NVR series and Milestone Arcus™ embedded appliances to be interconnected with XProtect Corporate. Milestone Interconnect provides a cost-efficient and flexible way to gain central surveillance operation across geographically dispersed sites. 

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