Milestone XProtect Essential IP Video Management Software with Support for Up to 26 cameras, Camera License



The Xprotect Essential camera license must have an existing Xprotect Essential base license.  If you don’t have an existing base license please Click Here to purchase one.

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

XProtect Essential is ideal for retail and other small businesses that require basic, yet effective VMS functionality. With a user-friendly interface, it is easy to capture, view 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.

With a flexible licensing model, XProtect Essential makes it easy to expand your system by adding additional cameras or upgrade it to one of our premium products.

Quick and easy setup: Step-by-step wizards simplify the process of setting up your surveillance installation

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 successfully set up your installation

Cost effective: XProtect Essential has powerful features that optimize the performance of existing hardware

Dual streaming: Two independent, configurable video streams for live and recorded viewing can be individually optimized for stream compression, resolution and frame rate

Panomorph lens: ImmerVision Enables® 360° panomorph lens support gives a complete surround view of your installation. A panomorph lens increases your video surveillance coverage and removes blind spots so you can see more with the same number of cameras

Future proof: With an open platform you can easily upgrade and scale your system according to future demands

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

Open platform: Digital video recorders (DVRs) typically lock you into hardware systems that only work with certain cameras from some manufacturers.  With an open platform you can mix different camera brands to meet the needs of your surveillance installation and budget demands

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 PMAYesYesYesYes
1-year PMAYesYesYesMandatory
2-year PMAYesYesYesYes
3-year PMAYesYesYesYes
4-year PMAYesYesYesYes
5-year PMAYesYesYesYes

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.