XProtect® Smart Client

Feature-rich interface

XProtect Smart Client is a powerful, easy-to-use client application for the daily operations of security installations.

Designed for Milestone XProtect® IP video management software (VMS) and Milestone Husky™ series, XProtect Smart Client is a powerful, easy-to-use client application for a surveillance installation's daily operations. Its streamlined interface provides intuitive and powerful functions to manage any Milestone installation regardless of its size.

XProtect Smart Client is now supporting Hardware Accelerated Video Decoding, allowing you to view and monitor up to 5 times more high-resolution streams with a lower CPU load using external graphics cards (GPU). XProtect Smart Client provides an efficient working environment that can be optimized for different tasks and operator requirements. Advanced investigation tools including Search, a centralized search platform allowing you to search for motion, bookmarks, events, alarms and ONVIF-compliant metadata all in one place, for rapid investigation, combined with an easy-to-navigate video timeline enable users to examine incidents quickly and accurately. Sophisticated export options, including the Storyboard feature, consolidate relevant video evidence for a complete overview of incidents. XProtect Smart Client is available in 30 languages, allowing users to work with the application in their native language.

Using the Milestone Integration Platform and the unique application plug-in architecture, various types of security and business systems applications can be seamlessly integrated in XProtect Smart Client. Such integrations also include dedicated filtering options driven by metadata capabilities of partner integrations making search criteria such as line-crossing, object-in-field and LPR searchable directly from the Search tab, saving time and increasing efficiency.

Easy to use
Milestone continually strives to make XProtect VMS easy to use, so we offer three flexible ways for users to access surveillance: XProtect Smart Client, XProtect Mobile and XProtect Web Client. Depending on where you are and what features you need, you can choose the mobile device or computer you prefer to use and whether you want to access Milestone surveillance on-site, off-site or on-the-go. And because all of our clients are free of charge, you can use all three or any combination of the clients based on your preferences.

See how audio adds value to your video system
While a picture is worth a thousand words, the spoken word can be worth much more. Regardless of the number of megapixels captured by a surveillance camera, video alone only tells half the story.
Why not tap into the power of XProtect and audio and let the ears complement what the eyes are seeing? Having audio as an integrated part of the system can be extremely beneficial when it comes to identifying, recognizing and reacting to a situation. Watch the video to learn more!

Leverage new technologies

  • Optimal video performance:  The Smart Client can render video using hardware accelerated decoding, ensuring exceptional viewing performance and video quality

  • Reduced total cost of ownership: Moving the decoding process from the software to the GPU greatly reduces the load on the CPU and reduces the cost of the hardware used for the Smart Client

  • Benefit from the latest technology:  Choose from 4K and Ultra High Definition cameras, which are fully supported by Milestone XProtect VMS products

Intuitive control and unparalleled situational awareness

  • Interactive Smart Map: 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

  • Overlay buttons: Streamline workflows and improve operator efficiency by allowing operators to control cameras, camera-integrated devices and other connected systems directly from the camera view

  • Virtual joystick control: Easily control pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras from an integrated on-screen window

  • Advanced multi-screen handling: Offers a general overview and enables users to efficiently work with many cameras across multiple screens

  • Seamless integration of XProtect add-on products: Operators can access and manage all XProtect add-on products directly from the Smart Client, optimizing their workflow when responding to incidents and alarms, such as notifications from integrated access control or intrusion systems

Effective incident response

  • Alarm Manager: Single-point alarm function provides a clear and consolidated overview of security and system-related alarms and gives instant access to cameras for immediate detection of incidents

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

  • Independent playback function: Replay events on one camera while simultaneously viewing live video from other cameras in the same view

  • Integrated support for XProtect® Smart Wall: Operators can use the Smart Wall as a collaborative canvas to share video, alarms, maps and text information with other operators

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Easy evidence handling

  • Integrated video timeline: Easy-to-use timeline with navigation, playback and export controls to simplify the evidence collection process

  • Enhanced Smart Search: Uses motion metadata to quickly and accurately identify sequences with motion in specific operator-defined areas of a camera view

  • Evidence Lock: Users can manually extend the retention time for video recordings by overriding normal video archiving and grooming policies, ideal for installations that manage a high number of investigations

  • Storyboard function: A vital tool that turns video into evidence by documenting a sequence of events from multiple cameras in a cohesive flow that allows for easy, objective and straightforward revision

  • XProtect® Smart Client – Player: A video viewer for evidence that has strong password protection and digital signing to prevent unauthorized access to exported video

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XProtect Smart Client video tutorials

Watch the XProtect Smart Client tutorials to learn more about the features of Milestone's easy-to-use client application. The videos show the basic functions of the client interface as well as demonstrate how to create and modify views, export evidence and view video in live or playback mode.

Useful information about XProtect Smart Client

Here you can find brochures, specifications, videos and much more about XProtect Smart Client.

Functionality of XProtect Smart Client is determined by the specific Milestone product.