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Milestone XProtect Essential IP Video Management Software with Support for Up to 26 cameras, Base License (includes 2 camera licenses)


XProtect Essential

The Xprotect Essential base license comes with 2 camera licenses, if more than 2 cameras are going to be added to the system, more camera licenses needs to be purchased.  Please Click Here to purchase more camera licenses.

XProtect Essential is open platform IP video management software (VMS) designed for small, single-location businesses. It can manage up to 26 surveillance cameras and supports five concurrent users.

XProtect Essential is ideal for small businesses that require easy-to-use and affordable software that has all the necessary features for managing surveillance systems. With a user-friendly interface, it is easy to search for and export video evidence. Search tools such as the Sequence Explorer allow you to quickly locate incidents from one or more cameras, simplifying the evidence collection process.

XProtect Essential is a cost-effective, entry-level product with a flexible licensing model that allows for effortless adding of cameras and system expansion.

XProtect Essential capabilities

Quick and easy setup

• Configuration wizards: Unique software wizards swiftly guide you through the process of adding cameras, configuring video, scheduling recordings, adjusting motion detection settings and managing system users
• Automatic device detection: A wizard scans your system and automatically detects connected hardware, making it easy to set up your installation

Cost-effective solution

• Flexible licensing: Purchase XProtect Essential licenses on a per-camera basis in order to efficiently scale your system as needed and take advantage of new camera technologies as they come to the market
• XProtect clients: Packaged with three different clients, XProtect Essential gives users of all skill levels the power to choose how to access their system

Easy evidence creation

• Sharing: XProtect Web Client allows you to easily export and share still images and video evidence with other online users, eliminating the need to burn the video clip to a DVD or put it on a USB flash drive
• Evidence viewer: The XProtect Smart Client – Player allows third-parties, such as law enforcement, to quickly and easily view footage of incidents and re-export the essential evidence

Product Maintenance Agreements

A Milestone Product Maintenance Agreement (PMA) entitles you to free access to product upgrades. The PMA is a contract that runs 1 or more years at a time and is purchased along with a new product, or if you purchase a product upgrade.

A PMA protects your investment and gives you control over the total cost of ownership. 

Two strong arguments for choosing a PMA with your product:

Stay on the technological forefront.
Get free access to all interim and major releases, patches and device packs within your product category.

Lower the cost of growing your installation.

We will refund the full purchase price* of your existing product when you upgrade to a higher-level product (trade-in). You only pay the difference!*

See which products have a PMA:


Day PMA Yes Yes Yes Yes
1-year PMA Yes Yes Yes Mandatory
2-year PMA Yes Yes Yes Yes
3-year PMA Yes Yes Yes Yes
4-year PMA Yes Yes Yes Yes
5-year PMA Yes Yes Yes Yes

Plan ahead - save money

The price of a PMA is approximately 18% of the recommended retail price of the XProtect products. By selecting one of the long-term PMAs (2-5 year PMAs) you can make considerable savings, and therefore optimize your total cost of ownership even more.

How does a PMA work?

When buying an XProtect™ product license, you can choose to buy a PMA at the same time. Under the PMA, all upgrades are completely free of charge for one year. The software upgrades are delivered electronically throughout the year.

How long does it last?

You buy a PMA for up to 5 years at a time. PMA can also be purchased on a daily basis to allow the PMA period to run until a specific date. This is particularly useful if the PMA renewals are to be aligned with calendar or fiscal years, or if you want a coherent PMA coverage on an extended system where additional system components have been purchased in addition to the original system. Before the PMA expires, your Milestone partner will automatically receive e-mails to remind you about renewal.

How is it purchased?

With new purchase: The PMA is only available as part of a new product purchase and not as an add-on to a product that has been purchased previously.    If a PMA is purchased, it must be purchased for the base license and the camera licenses.  a PMA can not be purchased for just the base license or just the camera licenses.

XProtect Essential Brochure

XProtect Essential Specification Sheet