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Milestone Systems introduces centralised Search feature in capability enhancement for XProtect

In the latest product update of Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 VMS, Milestone Systems has introduced several new features and capabilities. These include centralised Search, a new driver framework, adaptive streaming and enhanced device password management.

With this product update, Milestone Systems highlights that the business is continuing to pursue ever-higher performing software to fulfil the market’s rising demands for cost-effective video technology solutions.

One of the main features of the 2019 R3 release is Search. This is a new centralised search platform in XProtect Smart Client that makes it possible for end users to search for everything in one place. Previously, end users performed several standalone searches, depending on what data they were searching for. With the new Search tool, users can search for motion, alarms, events, bookmarks and other types of data in one single place enabling rapid and efficient video investigations.

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Moreover, the new Search platform also smoothly embeds partner integrations and their powerful analytic capabilities via dedicated filtering options. Through specific plug-ins and devices, search criteria such as line-crossing and object-in-field will be enabled directly in the Search Tab, saving time and increasing efficiency.

Milestone Systems provides customers with support for more than 8,000 cameras and devices. In order to allow XProtect device support to grow exponentially with the number of devices in the market, and to provide support for new types of devices such as the Internet of Things, the company has introduced its Driver Framework. Within the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit, this allows device manufacturers to develop their own drivers and provide faster device compatibility and deeper integration that goes beyond the capabilities of ONVIF.

This new feature will enable end users to receive lower resolution streams from the recording server when a high resolution one isn’t required (for example, when displaying video in the smart client or smart wall in window sizes smaller than a full screen). This will give users smoother viewing and a better user experience, a lower total cost of ownership due to less hardware being needed to decode unnecessary high-resolution video and a better use of bandwidth that can then be employed for other requirements within the organisation.

The new Device Password Management continues XProtect’s focus on ease of use and enhanced cyber security during set-up of new installations, as well as when expanding existing ones. This feature makes it possible for system administrators to manage all devices’ passwords directly from the XProtect Management Client for selected device manufacturers.

In the 2019 R3 update, Milestone Systems has doubled the number of supported device manufacturers and added the option to schedule future password changes according to the cadence in given organisations and their password policies, in turn making device password management fully automatic.

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Skills for Security courses to commence in the Middle East

Skills for Security has announced the extension of its scope to the Middle East, with a new partnership set to deliver accredited security training in the region.

SGW Consulting Group – a well-established and reputable training provider with existing consulting operations in the United Arab Emirates – has agreed a partnership with Skills for Security which will see the company delivering a number of accredited short courses in the GCC region of the Middle East throughout 2014.

Beginning in March, the first group of courses will focus on search, armed robbery and security surveying. This planned to coincide with the popular International Security and National Resilience Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi.

Further courses are also planned in Dubai later in the year.

This announcement follows the results of some exploratory research performed by SGW Consulting, which assessed the demand for security training courses in the Middle East region.

Jayne Sale: head of commercial services at Skills for Security

Jayne Sale: head of commercial services at Skills for Security

Jayne Sale, head of commercial services at Skills for Security, commented: “SGW’s research revealed the high regard in which Skills for Security certification is held among security personnel in the region, with the majority of respondents reporting that such certification would make them ‘much more interested’ in enrolling in a training programme.”

Sale added: “We’re delighted to be working with SGW Consulting to widen our scope into the growing market in the Middle East, which British Security Industry Association research recently revealed to be a key target market for UK security suppliers. Working with such an established company will help us capitalise on the growing overseas interest in UK solutions and training. We look forward to expanding on this further as the year progresses.”

Commenting on the new partnership, Simon Whitehouse (managing director of the SGW Consulting Group) said: “We experienced high demand for externally accredited safety and security training programmes during 2013. Post-course delegate feedback from our previous Middle East courses shows tremendous interest for occupational standards and recognised qualifications in this sector. We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Skills for Security in international locations.”

A full course calendar for 2014 will be announced by both partners later this month.

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