The co-operation between Bosch and Milestone Systems has been further expanded. Building on the already strong base of the complete video integration between Bosch and Milestone, the partnership has been deepened to now cover all Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS) editions into 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 automatically. 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 is a problem with the XProtect server or if there is no more free memory to store video images.
The video management software from Milestone already supports the Bosch Access Professional Edition (APE). Access Professional Edition 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.