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XProtect® Express Series

Tailor-made for small to mid-sized businesses

About the XProtect Express Series

Designed for smaller, single-site installations, the XProtect Express Series is IP video management software (VMS) supporting up to 48 cameras. The Series is designed for companies with basic security needs or companies that want to integrate other business applications, such as access control, video analytics and more. The Express Series is the perfect match for retail shops, parking lots and office buildings.

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Easy-to-use video surveillance optimized for smaller, single-location businesses
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Integrate third-party applications and XProtect add-on products
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Have peace of mind knowing you can access your system from anywhere

Choose the product that’s right for your business

XProtect Express*

With support for basic alarm management and a single layer map, XProtect Express is suited for smaller businesses that primarily need to capture video recordings of incidents and reactively conduct investigations.

Choose XProtect Express if you need:

  • No more than 5 concurrent users
  • Basic alarm management
  • Single-layer map function

*XProtect Express is in maintenance mode as of June 19, 2019 when the final version of the product was released. Click here for more information.

XProtect Express+

XProtect Express+ builds on the surveillance capabilities of Express and includes full alarm management capabilities and innovative technology designed to save you money and boost the overall performance of your hardware.


Choose XProtect Express+ if you need:

  • Support for an unrestricted number of concurrent users
  • Full alarm management, including assigning alarms to different users and adding comments to system alarms
  • Multi-layer maps to get an overview of your entire installation
  • To take advantage of hardware accelerated video decoding for increased system performance and lower total cost of ownership
  • Use your video system as a preventive tool by displaying live video from cameras onto any DLNA compatible Smart TV in the store.
  • Access to the latest camera technology, such as H.265, 4K or UHD cameras


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Alarm Manager

Basic Full


Single Multiple

Type of deployment

Single-server Single-Server

Number of recording servers per system

1 1

Number of devices per recording server

48 48

Maximum number of users

5 Unrestricted

Supports all XProtect Clients

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Third-party application integration

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Archive to network storage

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Microsoft Active Directory

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H.265 support

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Hardware accelerated video motion detection

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Flexible rule engine

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Easy to use

  • Whether you are on-the-go, off-site or onsite, your installation is only a click away with support for all three XProtect clients.
  • Sleep safe at night knowing the system will automatically notify you if something needs your attention.
  • Use the customizable and simplified user interfaces to tailor the user experience to fit your needs, ensuring an efficient workflow.
  • Save time and labor with advanced search tools that help you easily find what you are looking for.

Take your installation to the next level

  • By integrating your system with other security applications, such as access control, XProtect Express series is the perfect choice if you need to use the system for more than just video surveillance.
  • With support for XProtect add-on products, you can optimize your video installation for retail environments by linking video recordings with transactions to reduce fraud.
  • If you have many smaller installations, you can interconnect these with XProtect Corporate to gain central surveillance operations across geographically dispersed sites.

Take advantage of the latest innovations with XProtect Express+

  • Building your installation on the best performing recording engine in the industry ensures you get a reliable installation you can always count on, now and in the future.
  • Utilize latest video decoding technology to ensure you get the most out of your hardware without compromising on quality.
  • Never worry about missing a critical recording due to lack of storage space with proactive system notifications sent immediately to your integrator.
  • Stay on top of things with multi-layer maps that give you a visual overview of your entire installation.

Try XProtect Express+ free for 30 days
See if XProtect Express+ is the right fit for your business with our free 30-day trial!

Everything you need to know about
the XProtect Express Series
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*XProtect Express will enter maintenance mode in June 2019, after their final versions are released. Click here for more information.

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XProtect: Easy to maintain

The Milestone Customer Dashboard is an online system monitoring service that enables resellers to obtain real-time status updates of their customers' installations. With this monitoring system, resellers can keep track of even the simplest technical issue on a customer's installation and proactively solve it before it becomes a problem for the user.

XProtect: Easy to use

Milestone continually strives to make XProtect VMS easy to use, so we offer three flexible ways for users to view 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 XProtect VMS 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.

Anytime, anywhere access to your video system

Whether you’re at home, at work or on-the-go, you’re always in control of your security with our free viewing clients.

XProtect Smart Client

Feature-rich interface

XProtect Web Client

Web-based access

XProtect Mobile

On-the-go surveillance

Extend your system with XProtect add-on products

Use XProtect Add-on products to incorporate other business and security systems into your video installation.

XProtect LPR

Automate tasks

XProtect Retail

Transaction analysis

XProtect Screen Recorder

Monitor computers

XProtect Transact

Verify transactions

Extend your solution

With applications, hardware and services
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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. 

Learn more about Milestone Interconnect.

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