Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 'Centralized Search' Tested

By Sean Patton, Published Oct 30, 2019, 11:36am EDT (Research)

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Comments (3)

I find the interface unintuitive and difficult to use. It may be feature rich and a solid product, but if users, especially infrequent ones, have to call every time they need video retrieved for assistance, it's not a good UI. I've been working with it for a few days and am constantly referring back to videos and the manual to figure out how it works.

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My experience with milestone is limited but i always felt the client layout was cumbersome. The sites that we deployed it on, the customers made similar comments. Its part of the reason we moved away from it even though they have some good functionality in that system.

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Disclaimer, i have yet to use but reading what it is, my comments below.

As good as the centralized search feature is or rather useful. The issue is also down to tagging descriptive terms to the video itself. When there are lots of videos and their related descriptions, this is going to require an advanced search very quickly because tagging videos is going to run out of words for the same activity very quickly as well and then this search function is going to be evaluated again or going to be lacking. What would be truly ground breaking would be that the analyics engine actually develop accurate analytics of the video and tag them by themselves instead of human tagging. This concept can allow more features of milestone to be more useful since searching reduces time to target.

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