Create applications and device drivers for XProtect with the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit

The Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK) is a set of comprehensive tools that makes it easy to create applications or device drivers that will work for Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS).*

The development framework allows you to seamlessly integrate applications, hardware, cameras and other devices - all from Milestone Technology Partners, end customers or third-party vendors. This includes the Driver Framework, that allows partners to develop and integrate more types of cameras and IoT devices into Milestone XProtect.

These form a solution that can be managed in the XProtect software. The open architecture of XProtect together with the MIP SDK allow for endless possibilities to add features and functionality for creating powerful, new surveillance solutions.

MIP SDK Getting Started Guide

This guide serves as a point of reference for documentation and contains an introduction to the different ways of making integrations.

Easily integrate your devices into Milestone XProtect

There’s multiple ways of integrating data from a camera, sensor or other kinds of devices into XProtect. If you have an ONVIF compliant device, you can connect it using our ONVIF Driver.

If you are not sure, or would like to explore other ways of connecting a device, feel free to use our Driver Framework – part of our MIP SDK.

Access the MIP SDK

The MIP SDK’s three major resources are available online:

  • .NET Framework .dlls are available on NuGet (use the NuGet Package Manager in Visual Studio, or download from here)
  • Code Samples are available on GitHub here
  • Visual Studio Templates are available as Visual Studio Extensions on Visual Studio Marketplace here

To get access to previous installers, signup and download them here:

Need help with MIP SDK?
Use the link to find answers on MIP SDK development issues or post questions yourself.


Sign up for MIP SDK training

MIP SDK training available:

Free self-paced eLearning courses available that cover how to get started with the MIP SDK and the tools to create integrations to the XProtect VMS suite. These courses include:

1. Getting Started with the MIP SDK
2. Developing MIP SDK Integrations
3. Developing MIP SDK Plug-in Integrations

MIP SDK works on our free VMS product

XProtect Essential+ supports the Milestone Integration Platform (MIP), meaning you can directly integrate and embed third-party applications, hardware and services developed by our community of technology partners.

Download XProtect Essential+ and get started. The free license supports up to 8 devices, an unlimited number of users and unlimited video retention time.

A world of innovative possibilities

  • Create powerful solutions: Use the MIP SDK to build on Milestone's rich VMS capabilities to deliver new and innovative solutions, such as integrating business management systems directly into the software

  • Open and flexible integration architecture: MIP SDK supports three types of integration: basic protocol integration, component-based integration via .NET library and plug-in integration to embed plug-ins directly into the software

  • The MIP SDK Mobile: provides an easy way for creating new Mobile or Web applications or extend an existing one by wrapping the existing Milestone Mobile Server communication protocol. It is available for four different platforms: iOS, Android, Web, and Windows.

  • Video access: Milestone Technology partners can easily make applications that access the video for either viewing or processing purposes and even show metadata based overlays on top of the video using build-in tools.

  • Configuration: The MIP SDK provide access to not only appending your own data types to the VMS, but also accessing and modifying the configuration of the VMS itself

  • Events: Use the APIs or MIP SDK not only to send your own events into the VMS, but also to monitor and react to events coming from the VMS

Short time-to-market

  • Easy-to-use development toolkit: Contains application and code samples, proven Milestone library and code components and Microsoft® Visual Studio project templates to help create new integrations

  • Developer support: Comprehensive developer tools, training and dedicated support ensure you have the help you need to get your integration to the market quickly

Extended market reach

  • Broad market reach: Get access to the well-known Milestone brand and broad channel network to distribute your integration to our large, worldwide customer base

  • Milestone Technology Partner program: A structured program that gives access to joint marketing activities to increase awareness of your application, hardware or service

  • Wide compatibility: Integrations developed using the MIP SDK work seamlessly with Milestone products so you can deliver applications, hardware or services to various market segments

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Join the Open Platform Community

Did you know that as a developer working on our software, you can join our Technology Partner Program? By becoming a Milestone Technology Partner, you join the Open Platform Community, which gives you a great opportunity to grow your business together with other Community Members.

Get more resources on the Milestone Integration Platform

Here you can find brochures, specifications, videos and much more about the Milestone Integration Platform SDK.

*The MIP SDK is also supported by the following Milestone Husky™ M series NVRs: M20, M50, M500 Advanced and M550 Advanced. Milestone Husky X2 and Milestone Husky X8 support the MIP SDK if the XProtect VMS on the unit(s) support/s) the MIP SDK.
Access to the MIP SDK is granted to all Milestone Technology Partners.
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