Milestone XProtect

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About

Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. The XProtect platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners.

https://www.milestonesys.com

Version 2020, 2018, 2017

 

Tested Functions

Milestone XProtect 2N IP Intercom Version 2N® Access Commander Scan device Video from 2N IP Intercom Audio from 2N IP Intercom Audio to 2N IP Intercom Switch control Events from 2N IP Intercom
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11.1a

2.20.0.29.5

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2N IP Intercom Settings

  Requirements for 2N IP Intercom Settings

Enable parameter RTSP Server Enabled in menu Services / Streaming.

Enable Onvif and set authorisation data in menu Services / Onvif.
Go to Service – Automation and fill function for alarm settings in Milestone.
This is step configuration for firmware 2.22 and higher.
If you want to use function OnvifVirtualOutputChanged you have to set automation function. This function is possible use for play user sound or next actions that are defined in automation. Settings for Milestone XProtect is in chapter Switch control. 

2N® Access Commander Settings

  Requirements for 2N® Access Commander Settings

2N® Access Commander can be integrated to Milestone Xprotect software in order to connect information from access system with videos. 2N Plugin for XProtect Access integration enables integration of 2N® Access Commander access control solution to allow viewing events, status and cardholder information from within the Xprotect® Smart Client user interface.

Follow the instructions in the manual.

Tested Features

  Scan Device

On the side of Milestone server go to section "Servers/Recording servers". Do a right click on your recording server and choose "Add Hardware" (if server is not authorized yet, then you have to click on "Authorize first"). Now click on "Add" to add a new device fill credentials that you choosed for Onvif account in the intercom (in our case it is ONVIF/ONVIF). Then click on next.

Now Milestone will search for ONVIF devices in your network, once the intercom will be found, it will appear with label "Successfull". If intercom is not checked, then please do so and click on "Next".
On next screen you will see successfully added devices, just click on "Next" again.
Now you have to choose HW from available peripheries of the intercom by checking the items. Typicaly you will use camera, microphone, speaker and some outputs (active ouput, relays). So just check desired HW and click on "Next".
In next step, you have to add the choosen HW to groups. If you did not create the groups yet, you have to do it now. Click on folder of particular group and then click on plus. Group will be added with default name, you can change it once you will add it. Once you will add the group, make sure that you marked it with cursor (it has to be blue) and then click on "ok". This will set the group as default group for this type of HW. Do the same for all groups. Once you will create new deafult groups just click on "Finish".
Once the procedure is finished, you will see added devices and their peripheries. You can also add the peripheries you did not add before to groups (not added peripheries are marked with red cross). Optionally you can rename the device and also the peripheries here. Also you will see video from camera here. If Milestone is not able to connect to the camera, then please check your firewall settings!

  Video from 2N IP Intercom

Now you can set video parameters, for example resolutions, codec ....

Double-click the shortcut icon XProtect Smart Client on the desktop. The login screen is shown. Type your user name in the User name box, and your password in the Password box. Click Login. After successful login you should add your camera. Go to menu Setup.
Add group, add new view and close to Setup.
Adding a Camera to a View: Drag selected camera and drop it into your View from the camera tree.

  Audio from 2N IP Intercom

In the XProtect Smart Client you should hear audio from 2N IP Intercom. After you add your camera, drag selected camera and drop it into your View from the camera tree. And then you can hear audio from 2N IP Intercom.

  Audio to 2N IP Intercom

In the XProtect Smart Client you should talk to 2N IP Intercom. After you add your camera, drag selected camera and drop it into your View from the camera tree. And then you can press button and talk.

  Switch control

In the XProtect Management Client you can set Output Trigger Time for your Outputs.

And in the XProtect Smart Client you should set outputs of 2N IP Intercom. After you add your camera, set one of Digital outputs 2N IP Intercom and with the active the output.

  Events from 2N IP Intercom

As an example an alarm raised when 2N IP Intercom digital input is activated will be configured. Alarm will be raised when a Hardware Input Event is registered in Milestone VMS. Add Input Rising Event and Input Falling Event for correct function alarm.

Now new Alarm Definition is to be created. Select Create New Alarm, set the parameters for input and click to Save.
When the input is activated, the alarm event will appear in the Milestone XProtect Smart Client.

Version 2016

 

Tested Functions

Milestone XProtect 2N IP Intercom Version Scan device Video from 2N IP Intercom Audio from 2N IP Intercom Audio to 2N IP Intercom Switch control Events from 2N IP Intercom

10.0a

2.17.0.26.1

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2.14.2.23.4

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2N IP Intercom Settings

  Requirements for 2N IP Intercom Settings

Enable Onvif and set authorisation data in menu Services / Onvif

Enable parameter RTSP Server Enabled in menu Services / Streaming
Make sure that UDP Unicast Enabled is checked.

Tested Features

  Video from 2N IP Intercom

On the side of Milestone server go to section "Servers->Recording servers". Do a righ click on your recording server and choose "Add Hardware" (if server is not authorized yet, then you have to click on "Authorize first"). Now click on "Add" to add a new device fill credentials that you choosed for Onvif account in the intercom (in our case it is ONVIF/ONVIF). Then click on next. Now Milestone will search for ONVIF devices in your network, once the intercom will be found, it will appear with label "Successfull". If intercom is not checked, then please do so and click on "Next".

On next screen you will see successfully added devices, just click on "Next"  again.
Now you have to choose HW from available peripheries of the intercom by checking the items. Typicaly you will use camera, microphone, speaker and some outputs (active ouput, relays). So just check desired HW and click on "Next".
In next step, you have to add the choosed HW to groups. If you did not create the groups yet, you have to do it now. Click on folder of particular group and then click on plus. Group will be added with defautl name, you can change it once you will add it. Once you will add the group, make sure that you marked it with cursor (it has to be blue) and then click on ok. This will set the group as default group for this type of HW. Do the same for all groups. Once you will create new deafult groups just click on "Finish".
Once the procedure is finished, you will see added devices and their peripheries. You can also add the peripheries you did not add before to groups (not added peripheries are marked with red cross). Optionaly you can rename the device and also the peripheries here. Also you will see video from camera here. If Milestone is not able to connect to the camera, then please check your firewall settings!
For video recording Go to section "Servers->Recording servers" and choose your recording server. Go to section "Storage" and click on add button (marked in picture below).
Now you can set the storage - fill its name, choose a path where the recorded video will be safed and choose for how long it will be safed before it will be deleted ("Retention time"). Also you can choose maximum size of recorded file. Once you will set up the storage, press OK.
After you will create the storage, then it will appear between available storages and you will be able to see how many devices are using this storage, its current size and also you will be able to delete current records.
Now you can start recording. Stay in same section (your recording server) and choose desired camera. Then open section "Record". Check recording and adjust other settings as needed. If you will click on "Select" then you can select what storage you want to use.
Once you will click on "Select" new pop-up window will appear and you can simply choose from available storages. Just choose desired storage and press OK.
Now you are recording video from the camera to your storage. When you want to play the record, then open Xprotect Smart Client and go to section "Playback" choose the camera and then you can control playback on control bar on the bottom of the screen (Play, Pause, Stop, Fast forward/reverse, Speed etc.).

  Audio from 2N IP Intercom

Right now you can start "Milestones Smart Client" which is surveillance window for video monitoring (for security guys). Once you run this application for the first time you will see several sections on the left side (added cameras, created outputs, detected audio devices) but there will be no video preview on the right side of the screen. You can very easily drag selected camera and drop it into any window on the right side (this is settings only for actual login). Finally you can also enable audio from 2N IP Intercom – you can set microphone for listening-in.

  Audio to 2N IP Intercom

For talk to 2N IP Intercom select appropriate speaker to which you want to talk (you have to press and hold button "Talk").

If you want to create different preview, add cameras permanently into the active area on the right side and add there some special buttons for talking to the speakers then you have to go to the setup mode. Click on the "Setup" button on the top right corner as shown in the next picture. Everything is based on drag and drop principle. You can move there camera, button which will allow you to talk trough the speaker of the device.

 

Finally you have to click on the "Setup" button again. You will move back to the live preview and you can monitor selected cameras, you will see extra added buttons in the preview and also windows layout will be modified based on your settings. Buttons for talk to speakerwill be visible, when you will stay on the camera window with cursor of your mouse.

  Switch control

For Switch Control - You can also activate selected output from this client – choose appropriate output (relay) and click on the “Activate” button as shown in the picture below.

If you want to create different preview, add cameras permanently into the active area on the right side and add there some special buttons for relay activation then you have to go to the setup mode. Click on the "Setup" button on the top right corner as shown in the next picture. Everything is based on drag and drop principle. You can move there camera, button for output activation.
Finally you have to click on the "Setup" button again. You will move back to the live preview and you can monitor selected cameras, you will see extra added buttons in the preview and also windows layout will be modified based on your settings. Buttons for output activation will be visible, when you will stay on the camera window with cursor of your mouse.

Version 2014

 

Tested Functions

Milestone XProtect Enterprise 2N IP Intercom Version Scan device Video from 2N IP Intercom Audio from 2N IP Intercom Audio to 2N IP Intercom Switch control Eventrs from 2N IP Intercom

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2.10.0.19.3

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2N IP Intercom Settings

  Requirements for 2N IP Intercom Settings

As a very first step you have to do a configuration under the section Onvif. Please keep in mind that the Onvif protocol is licensed, for full functionality you need to have a "enhanced video" license for 2N IP Intercom unit. Enable at least one ONVIF user with the Administrator access level in menu Services / Onvif.

Enable parameter RTSP Server Enabled in menu Services / Streaming.

Tested Features

  Video from 2N IP Intercom

On the side of Milestone server do right click on Hardware Devices and and click on Add New Hardware Device.

In next step you can choose if you want to add device manually or if you want to scan your local network for ONVIF ready devices. We choosed automatic scan as it is much eaiser.
Here you can choose if you want to scan local network, or you can define IP range which you want to scan and press next. Then you will see window where you can choose particular manufacturer or it is ok to leave it as it is "All manufacturers" and click on next.
Once the scan will be finished, you will see devices in your network. Find your device and enter valid credentials (we used ONVIF/ONVIF for this FAQ) and press Go. After you will enter valid credentials, it will be possible to pick tde device and click on next. Then you will get a message that device was sucesfully added.
Now you will see the device in list "Hardware Device Summary". Here you can edit its name simply by clicking in filed "Hardware device name".
Now the device will appear in tree menu of "Hardware Devices". If you open it, you will see peripheries of the device. If you click on of them, you can change its name. By right clicking on any of them, you can open its Properties and adjust some settings. In pictures below, you can see how to adjust camera settings right from the XProtect Application.
 

  Audio to 2N IP Intercom

Enable Setup and configure Overlay Buttons / Application / Talk to speaker(s). Press the button Talk to speaker(s) to stream audio from microphone to the speaker.

 

  Switch control

Once you have successfully added new hardware devices into the Milestone VMS system (camera, microphone and speaker) which was described in the previous part of this FAQ then you can move to the section "Advanced configuration – Events and Outputs – Hardware outputs" and make a right click on this item. After that click on the "Add New Output".

Once you click on "Add New Output" new window will appear. Click on add and output will be added right away. Now you can Rename the output, select output on device, which will be controled by this virtual output you just created, set its duration and even test it to ensure that you are picking right output. When everything is set, confirm it by pressing OK.
Now you have to tie the output with camera of the device, otherwise you won't be able to display it in Smart Client. In firts point do a right click on "Camera" and choose "Properties". Then is second point choose "Output". Now you can pick desired device and see outputs added to this device before. Choose desired output in third point and then move it by clicking on arrow in fourth point.
That´s everything you need to set in the " Milestone Management Application ". Right now you can start " Milestones Smart Client " which is surveillance window for video monitoring (for security guys). Once you run this application for the first time you will see several sections on the left side (added cameras, created outputs, detected audio devices) but there will be no video preview on the right side of the screen. You can very easily drag selected camera and drop it into any window on the right side (this is settings only for actual login). You can also activate selected output from this client – choose appropriate output (relay) and click on the “Activate” button as shown in the picture below. Finally you can also enable double way audio – you can set microphone for listening-in and also select appropriate speaker to which you want to talk (you have to press and hold button "Talk").

If you want to create different preview, add cameras permanently into the active area on the right side and add there some special buttons for relay activation or for talking to the speakers then you have to go to the setup mode. Click on the "Setup" button on the top right corner as shown in the next picture. Everything is based on drag and drop principle. You can move there camera, button for output activation or button which will allow you to talk trough the speaker of the device.

Finally you have to click on the "Setup" button again. You will move back to the live preview and you can monitor selected cameras, you will see extra added buttons in the preview and also windows layout will be modified based on your settings. Buttons for talk to speaker and for output activation will be visible, when you will stay on the camera window with cursor of your mouse.

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(tick) - Compatible

(warning) - Work with limitation

(error) - Incompatible

2N® Access Commander