Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), won the coveted Professional Security Installer Software-Based Product of the Year Award 2011 at PSI’s annual awards ceremony at Moor Park Golf Course in Hertfordshire, UK, on June 7th.
Milestone XProtect Essential, which was launched less than a year ago, has already garnered widespread praise from the professional security industry for its combination of broad functionality, ease of use and highly competitive pricing aimed at the small business sector. XProtect Essential is designed for single server installations, offering up to five concurrent users the user-friendly management of up to 26 surveillance cameras.
The product’s interface, Milestone XProtect Smart Client, enables easy camera control, viewing live and recorded video simultaneously, and exporting evidential data. XProtect Essential also provides systems configuration and automated device discovery tools. Such wizards make the process of adding cameras, configuring video, scheduling recordings, adjusting motion detection settings and managing system users all very easy.
Glenn Fletcher, managing director, Milestone Systems UK & Ireland, commented on the award win: "We are very proud to have XProtect Essential recognized by the installer community in this way. The product is geared to meet the needs of a specific segment of the market which they serve. It puts advanced IP video management capability into the hands of small businesses for the first time and it has clearly hit a sweet spot in the SMB market."