Bosch boosts software integration with Milestone to embrace all XProtect versions

Building on the already strong base of the complete video integration between Bosch Security Systems and Milestone Systems, the partnership between the two has been deepened to cover all Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS) editions within the Bosch software Building Integration System (BIS).           

This integration enables solutions that combine several building management functions on a single platform, like alarm and security management. Thanks to the integration of BIS with XProtect, in case of fire or intrusion the relevant video cameras will be activated on an automatic basis.

An alarm coming from a detector connected to the BIS server triggers the camera of the scene to the XProtect client for alarm verification. The operator can then zoom in for details and further investigate the scene with more cameras before responding to the alarm.

To further enhance security, the functionality of XProtect itself is monitored continuously. The BIS alarm management function will automatically report if there’s a problem with the XProtect server or if there’s no more free memory to store video images.

The VMS from Milestone Systems already supports Bosch Security Systems’ Access Professional Edition (APE). APE is an easy-to-use software for controlling access to small- and medium-sized enterprises with high-security requirements. With the combination of APE and Milestone XProtect, security operators control and monitor all Bosch access devices through XProtect. It covers integrated alarm management, video verification, door handling and event viewing from one user interface. This server-based access control solution ensures proper search functions and grouping capabilities for more effective cardholder management.

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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