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Create applications and plug-ins for XProtect with the
Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit


The Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK) is a comprehensive tool that makes it easy to create applications for Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS).*

The development framework allows you to seamlessly integrate applications and systems from Milestone Solution Partners (MSPs), end customers or third-party vendors. These integrated solutions can be managed all together 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 works on our free VMS product

XProtect Essential+ supports the Milestone Integration Platform (MIP), meaning you can integrate and embed third-party applications and business systems directly into the software.

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

Sign up for MIP SDK training

For our partners
Attend a training to gain the knowledge and skills to develop applications and plug-ins for XProtect software. 

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.

Download the MIP SDK and sign up for Developer Update

Sign up for Developer Update and get access to the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK)

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


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

  • Video access: Milestone Solution Partners can easily make solutions 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 Solution Partner program: A structured program that gives access to joint marketing activities to increase awareness of your integration

  • Wide compatibility: Integrations developed using the MIP SDK work seamlessly with Milestone products so you can deliver solutions to various market segments

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How access control systems are integrated with MIP SDK

The new XProtect Access unites access control and video into one powerful solution. It is an add-on product that enables easy integration of third-party access control solutions with Milestone video management solutions. Hear from our chief architect for the Milestone Integration Platform to learn about how this exciting new product works.

Using location metadata with the MIP SDK

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Join the Open Platform Community

Did you know that as a developer working on our software, you can join our solution partner program? By becoming a Milestone Solution 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 works with the following XProtect product versions and later: XProtect Essential+, XProtect® Corporate 4, XProtect Expert® 2013, XProtect® Enterprise 8, XProtect® Professional 8, XProtect Professional+ 2017 R2, XProtect® Express 1, XProtect Express+ 2017 R2 and XProtect® NVR SE 1. The MIP SDK also works with Milestone Husky™ M50 and Milestone Husky™ M30.
Access to the MIP SDK is granted to all Milestone Solution Partners.