Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 09, 2017

Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their new "plus" lineup based on the same code as the high-end XProtect Corporate VMS, including features not normally found in low-end systems.

How could is it? What strengths and weaknesses does it have?

We downloaded and tested XProtect Essential+, looking at:

  • Installation and configuration complexity
  • Live view and monitoring
  • Mapping and events
  • Playback, search, and export
  • Camera support
  • Mobile apps
  • Limitations compared to paid XProtect versions
  • How it compares to low-cost NVRs

See our full results inside.

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*** ***** ** **? **** ********* *** ********** **** ** have?

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Limitations ******** ** **** ********

******** *********+ ** *********'* ****** **** *** *******, ********* ********* and ** ****** **, **** ***** *** *********** ******** ** other ******** ********:

  • ***** ********:*********+ ** ******* ** ***** ******* ********. **** **** "*******" does *** ****** **** * ****** ******/******, **** ******* **** as ******** *** *****-****** ******* ***** **** * ****** *******.
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************, **** **** ****** ******** **** ** **** *******, ********* Interconnect/federated *****, ********, *** *********, *** *** *********.

****** ******* (*.***, ***** ******, *******, ***********, ***.) *** **** other ****** ******** (****, *** *****, ******, ***.) *** ********* identical ** ***** ******** ********.

No ********* ******

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New ******** **** ********

***** *********+ ******** *** **** ** ********, ***** *** ******* simply ** ********** *** *** ******* ** *** ** *** previous ***. ** ******** ******* ********** *** *********, ****** ***** Milestone ******** ***** ******* **** **** ** ***** ** ****** new ********.

Disadvantage: ******* ************

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**** **** ***** *** ****** *** "****" ** **** ******* installation ******* ******** *** ********, *** *** ****** ** *********** presented *** *********** **** *** ** ********* *** ****** ***** (a ***** ******* ** ***** ******* *** **** ***).

*** ************ **** *** **** * *********** ****** ** **** due ** *** **** ** *** ******* (****** ***). ** our *****, ************ **** **** ** ******* ***** ** ******, seeming ** ***** ** ******* ****** ** *** *******, *** ultimately ********** ******* ******.

Advantage: ********* ****** *********

****** ************, ***** ****** ****** *********** *** ******* ** ***** network, **** ******** *********+ ************* ****** ******* ** *** ***** network ***** ***** ** ********. *** *******, ** ******* ***** and ****, *** ****** ********* *** *******:

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Advantage: ********* ****** *******

******** *********+ ******** *** **** ******* ** ***** ******** ** XProtect,**** *,*** ************ ** *** **** ** *** ****, **** **** ******* advantages **** **** *****:

  • ******* ************ *.*** *******:******** ******** * *************' *.*** *******, **** **** **** *****, such ** ***** (* *************), ** ********, ***** **** *** support *.*** ** ***.
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Smart ****** ********

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**** **** ***** **********

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********/****** **********

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*********: ********** ********** ***** (******, ****, *** *****)

*******, ******** ******** ******** *********** **** ***** ***** *** ** used *** ****** **********, **** ** ***** *** ***** **** in ************ ** ********** *******.

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Disadvantage: ************* **********

***** *** ** ******** *********+ *** **** ************** *** ************* more ********* **** ***** *****/****, **** **** ****** ***** ********* additional ************* ***** ***** *** *** ** ******* ** **** experienced ***** ** ***** *****.

*** *******, ******* ** ****** ******* * ********* ******** ** selecting "**********" ** ********* ****, ***** **** ****** * *** rule ** *** ******* ** ************ ****** ** ******** ****, totally ******** **** *** "******" *** ** ****** *****.

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Advantage: **** ******** ****** ******/**** ******** ****** ***

******** *********+ ******** ********* ****** ****** ** ** ********** ******, installed ** *******. ***** ********* ****** ****, ***** *** **** live *****, ********, *** ***** ***** **** *** *********+ ******, shown *****. ** *** *****, ** *** ** ***** ******* this ****** *** ** ** * ******* ** *** **** server ** ********* *** **********, **** *** **** **** ********** a *** *******.

Compared ** *** **** *********

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*******, ***** *** ******* *********, ** ****:

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  • ** ***** ******/******** **** ********** ** ***:*******, ***** *********+ ******** *** ********* ****** ****** ** ** additional ****, ***** **** ******** ******* ****** ***** ** *** VPN *** ****** ******, ***** **** *** **** **** *** include **** ***** ******, ********* ** **** **********.

Comments (29)

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***! ****** **** ********* ******* ******* ** ** *********..... **** could ** **.... **** ***** ** **....... ** ****! **** Ethan *****:

"Disadvantage: ************* **********

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*** ***** **** ************ **** ***** ** *** ***** *** with *********+. **** ** **** *** **** **** *** **** versions ****** *** ****** *** ** ****** **** **** ** Care *******.

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*** ** **** ** *** **** ******* *********.

**** ************* **** ********* ** ******** ** ******* ** ****** care+ ************.

***** ***** ** **** **** ********* ******.

***** **** **** ** *** ******** **** *** ********* **** for ****. **** ** **** * ******** *** ********** ** a '****** ******'****

*** ** **** ***** * ****** **** *** ******* *** 'light' ** *** ******* ****** **** ** **** ***.

**** ****** *** **** *******, ** * ******** * *** fully ***** **** *** ********* *****, *** **** *** *********+ is ******* *** *** **** ***** *** *******, **** ****** I ***** *** **** ** ***** **** **** ********* ***** of **** ******; ******* **** *** **** *** **** *** worst ******** ***** *** ***** ** *** *****, *** **** of *** ******* ******* **** *******, *** ******** & ** so *** ****** *** **** ***** **** *********** *** ** is ******, ** ******* ** *** ** ***** **** ** depends ** *** ******/**** *********** ***** *** *****.

* ***** *** *********+ ** * **** **** ****.

***** ********* **** *********/********/****** *** *** **** ********** ** ** option *** ***** ***** *************, **** ******** ** *** **** much ** ******** ** ******** **** **** *******.

*** ***** ************* *** *********+ **** *** ** ********** ** option ** ** *****'* **** ***** ********.

* ***** ***** *** ***** ****** ******** ***** ********* *******....

**'** **** * ****** ** *********+ **** ******* ** *** free.

*** **** ** *** **** ** (** ****) *** ***** a *** **** **** ** *** *** ** ******.

**** ******* *'** *** ****** ** **** * ****** ** times (**** ** ** **** ***** *** **** ** * customer's ****) ** **** **** *** ******** *****. *** ******** showed ** ** *******...*** ******** *** ********** *** ******** "*****" the *******.

** **** *** *** **** ***** ****** ** ********* *** therefore ********* *** *****...*** ***** **'* **** ** **** ******* is *******.

*** ** *** **** **** ******** ********** ******* *** *** NVR ** ****** ** ******* ** *** ********* ****. ***** an */* ********** *********, ****'* *** ****** *** ******** ******** model.

***** ****, ******. * ** ******** ** ******* ** *** test ** ****. ***** ** ******* ** ******** ***.

Question *

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** *** ****** ******* ** *.***, **** ********* ******* ****** it ** **** *****?

- ** -

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Question *

*** * *** ** ***** *** *******; ** **** **** 'layer' ** '*****' **** * '**** *****' ** ***** **********?

* **** ** ****** ********* ** *** - ****** *****'* someone **** ***'* ********:

~*** ** *******
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Question *

*** ** ********** ****** ******** ** ****** ** ****** *******?

Question *

*** * *** *** *** * ***** - ** * means ** **** ******* ** *** ******* **** **** - albeit, ********* ** **** ** ******.

Question *

**, ****** * *** ** *** ** ** ***** ********* device - *** *** ********* ****** ****** ** **** **? Will ********* **** * ********* ****(**) *** **** ***** *** quickly ******** ****** * **** ** *****, *** *** '*******' ? ******* * **** ******* *** ********* ** ***** **** experience ** ******* **** ** ******* **** ******** ** *********. As * ****, **** **** *******, *** *** *** ******, NEW, **** ************* ****.

***** *** ***.

* ****** ** ********.

*) *** ***** ********* ** *** '******* ****' ** *** SSD. **** **** **** ** *** ** *** ****. ** makes *** ** ****.

*) *** *** ***** ***** ***** **** **** ** *******. We * ****** **** ** *** *** ** *** **** E3 ******** (***** *** *****) * *** **** ** ****** 90 ** ******* ** ***** *** ******* ** ****....**** ********* and **** ****** **** ***. *** ****** ***** ** **** an ** *** ** **** * **** *** ***** **** likely ** **** ** ** ** ** ** ** ***** system. * ******** ***** ** *** **** ***** ******* ***** could *** *** ** ** ** *** ***** * *******.

*) *** ****** ******** ** * ****** ****** *********** **** which **** *** ** **** ******** ** ***** ******* ** even ****. **** *** **** **** ****** *** **** *** a ******** *******. ** *** **** ** ***** *** ** cams *****.

*** **** ** *** **** **** ** ** ***** ******* (or *** ** *** ** **** **** ;-))

*** '**** ********' ******** #* ** **** ********* ** *** Expert/Corporate ********.

* ***** ********* ****** *** * *** ********* ********* ********. I **** **** ** ***** *** ***** ****, *** *** amazed ** *** ************* ********* ** **** ******. *** **** to ** ******** **** “*****”, *** “*******/*********”, ** ****** ******* the ***** ** **** ******. ** ***** **** ****** **** learning *** *** ***** ********* *** *********** **** ****** ******, but **** *** **, *** ************ *** *******.

*** ******* **** * *** ***** “******-******” ** * ****-****, but ********* ********* ******* ****** ** ****** *** ******** ******, which **** ***** ** *** ************.

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*******,

**** *** ********* *** ********* ******* ***?

** **, ***** ** ***** *** *** *** **** ** more ** **** ******** ** *** **** *******?

*** ******** ********:

* **** ***** **** ***** ** **** ******* ** *** long *** **** ******** ** ********** **** ********. ** **** true?

**, * ********* *** *** ******** **** ** ***** ** sound - ***, *** ******* ** ** ******* ****'* ***** found ** ******** *********+.

*. * *** **** *** ******* **** ** ********* ** my ******* *** *** ******** *'** ********* * ***** ** on ** *** ********.

*. * ******* *** * ********* *********, *******, ***., ******** the ******** ************** *******. *****, *** ** ***** *'* **** to ***** **** * ******* *** **** *** ******* **** the **** ********.

*. * *****'* ****** *** ******* ******** *** *'* ***** to - ********, * ***** **** **** **** * **********. I **** * *******, *** ** ***** *** ** *** same ******, ******, ** *** ******** *** ****** ** ********* on.

*. *'* ***** ** ******* *** ***** ****** *** ******/**** all ** **** (****** *** ******* ******, ** ***** * believe ****'* ***** *********?).

*** ** ***** ** *** ** ****** ******* ******* ***** aren't ********? **** ** *** ******** ***** ** **... *** can't * **** ******* ** ** *******, ******** *** ******** as **** ** *** *****/*********** ** ** ***'* ******* *** info ** ********* *** ******? ** ** ***** * *** to ** **** **** *'* *** ******** **?

*'* **** **** ** * ******** ********, *** ***** *** I **** ** *** ** ********* ** ************ ****** ** using **** ** ** ***, *** ******* *** ** ********* for *** *******... ***** **** ***** ************ **** [****] ********* goodies. **** ** (*********), ******* *** ** ** * *** plugin, *** *****'* **** *** *** *******!? ****** ** ******* you ** ******** *** ******? ***. ** ***** ***** ********** isn't ********* ** ***** *******.

****, ***** *** ** ***/*** ****** *** **** *** **** to ****.

*******,

******

*** **** ******* *** **** ** *********, *******?

**** *******!

****** **** *** **** **** **** *** *** ** *** Milestone ********* ****** ****?

*** ****** **** *** ****** **** ***** ******* ** *** Add ******** ******:

** ** *******. ** *** *** ******** ******, ***** *** three ******* **** *** ******** *********+ ********. ** *** ******* are *** ***** ***** *** ******* ******, **** *** ******* Range ******** ** ****** ****** ****** ** ****. **** ** those ******* **** ***** *** ** ****** **** **** ******* should ** ******** ** *** ****. *** ****** ****** **** also *** *** ********** ****** * ****** ** *** **** for **** **** ****** *** ****** ****. ****, ** *** password ********* **** ** *** *** ******** ******, * ***** recommend ********** *** "******* *******" ******. * **** **** **** cause ****** **** ***** ******* **** ****'* ***** *** ******* username/password **** *** ***** ****** **** (***** ** *****/*****).

************* ************ * **** ******* ** *** ********* *** ********** ** the **** ********* *******:

*** ******** **** ** **** ** *** ********* **** *** functionality (**** ***** ***** ***** **** ** ****** ******** ** other **** ** *** **** *********). *** ******** ** **** the *** ****** **** ** ******* ** *** **** ** get *******.

**** ** * *** ****** **** *** '**** ** *** started' ********* ** **** ********* *** ******* ***** ********* **** will ** * ****** *** ** ******* *** ******* **** the ******* ********.

********* ***** *********

**** ** * *** ******... ******* ***** ********* ****

** * **** ***** ** ***** ******* ***** ********* ** get ******* ** ***** *** ******* ** *** **** ** use.

** ** *****, * ** *** *********** ********* *** ****** such ******. * ** *********** **** *** ******* ****** ** easy ****** ** *** ******* **** **** ****** *** *** a ***********.

****, ****, *** ********** ** *****/******* ** * ***** ** might ** **** *** *** ** ********* **** ****** **** getting *******. * **** **** ********* ** * **********!

*** *********+ ** ********** ** ***/******* ***** ******?

** *********,

***** ****** **** ***** ** *** **** ******** **** *** server ****. *******, ** ***** ****** *** ********* ** *** of *** **** ********, *** ***** *** *********+ ** ******* to ****.

****** ***** *** *** ********** ** *********+.

* **** *'* **** ** **** ** **** *****:

  • ******* ***-***: *******, *********+ ** ******* ** ***** ********* ***-*** may ** ****, **** ********** *****************.******** ***, ******, ***, *** ****** ******* ****** **** **** ******** of ********.

** ** ******** **** ********* **** *** **** *** ********* add-on ******** *** ******* (*** ***** ****** ********* ************ ** well) **** *** **** *********+.

*******, *********+is fully open to our MIP SDK (Milestone Integration Platform) for in effect any integration that someone would create for any Plus / Advanced version of Milestone software.

** **, **** ** ***** ** *huge deal. Anyone who wants to develop a custom integration for their video management system can do it - fully functionally - with our free version. Not demoware, not evaluation freeware with storage and client limits or other caps - a complete (of course capped at eight devices) VMS.

*******, *********+******* **** ** *** *** *** (********* *********** ********) *** in ****** *** *********** **** ******* ***** ****** *** *** Plus / ******** ******* ** ********* ********.

** **, **** ** ***** ** *********.

** **** *****'* ********, ** ******* *** *** ****** *** time ** ** ****, ****'* ****** ** **** ** **** thousands *** ***** **** **** ** *** **** * ******** are *** ****** ** ** * *********** ******* ** **** in **** *********. * ** **** ***** *** * ******* of ********** *** ***** *** ***** **** ** ** **** for *** *** * ***'* ******* **** ********** ***** *** integrations *** ** * ****** ** ***** ******.

"** ******* *** *** ****** *** **** ** ** ****, they'd ****** ** **** ** **** ********* *** ***** **** work ** *** **** * ******** *** *** ****** ** be * *********** ******* ** **** ** **** *********."

** ***** **** *****'* ********, ****'* **** *** *****-***** ********** installations *** ************, *** **** ***** * ****-** *** *** Milestone ****** ** ***** **********-**** *********** **** ***** **** ***** for *** (****-*****) **** ** ***** ********? ***** ************?

* *** **** ** ** ********* *** *******-**-***** *** *** hobbyist ** ***** ***-**-****** ********** ** **** ***** *** ****** surveillance ****** ** * **** ****** ********...

* *** **** ** ** ********* *** *******-**-***** *** *** hobbyist ** ***** ***-**-****** **********

** *** *** ***** *****, *** ***** **** ** *** proportion ** ****** ** **** *****, *** ***** ******** ****:

*** **** ** ***** ** * '**** ****' *** * am ********** **** ** **** *** ***** ** *** ****** are (*) **** *** (*) ******* ** ** **** ****.

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16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics on Feb 16, 2018
What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...
Hikvision DeepInMind Tested Terribly on Feb 15, 2018
While Hikvision is heavily marketing deep learning and 'AI' as their next big thing, new IPVM test results of their DeepInMind NVR shows their deep...
Genetec CEO: You Cannot Buy Trust on Feb 14, 2018
Genetec's CEO, Pierre Racz, delivered a direct message at their channel partner conference: Racz has become a focal point in the industry debate...
Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...
Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R) on Feb 13, 2018
Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low...
Top Problems For Integrator Project Management on Feb 13, 2018
Security projects routinely encounter issues that jeopardize deadlines, create confusion, and shrink profits. Unfortunately, there are common...

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