Managing XProtect made Easy
Boring Toolbox is a powerful XProtect Management Client extension which makes the lives of Milestone admins more productive and, well, less boring
An average tech will take 1 to 4 min to rename a hardware device and all the sub-devices in Milestone XProtect management client. Why such a wide range? Well, because it is so time consuming most techs will end up only renaming the devices they need. This leads to poor data integrity, non-compliance with policy and difficulty managing the system. Assuming these numbers, if you rename just 1 time using the Boring Toolbox you will save 67 hours. Rename them more than once and you save even more. What would you do with those 67 hours?
Changing a password in Milestone XProtect will take between 20 to 30 seconds if you are in the groove, but doing this for 1000 cameras quickly makes you want to find something else to do. We assumed 60 seconds or 1 min per password with the added buffer for wandering attention spans and achy wrists, which for our 1000 cameras, equals 1000 min per password change. Now assume your IT security team has a password rotation policy for IOT devices that requires you to do this once per quarter...that is 4000 minutes or just under 67 hours. Boring Toolbox can do 67 hours of work in less than 20 min and 10 clicks.
Let’s say you need to move devices from multiple storage configurations on a recording server or you need to stop devices in certain storage configurations for a short amount of time. Doing this now would be a super manual process and would take a little less than 17 hours to sort through the 1000 cameras and add them each to a device group related to the storage configuration of a recording server. With The Boring Toolbox we do 17 hours of manual labor in seconds.
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We can perform tasks 60x faster by using The Boring Lab API (we know this number is crazy, but it is true).
We designed our interface to be simple, clean and self-explanatory. No manual needed!
Tightly integrated with Milestone XProtect. Whatever you do in Boring Toolbox shows up in Management Client.
The only management extension for milestone XProtect
Save time, money and your sanity with bulk operations
Milestone XProtect management client is a powerful VMS management interface but we make it better with the power of bulk operations, simple user interface and intuitive workflows.
Mind blowing hardware management
Simple methods to configure your cameras at scale
The Boring Toolbox gives users the freedom to enable and disable devices. rename hardware and devices, apply FPS and resolution changes and update IP addresses in bulk. Stop right clicking yourself to death and work smarter.
Secure Your VMS Deployment
Password management from VMS to Device
Stay in compliance and keep unwanted people our of your cameras and devices by updating passwords with ease. Boring Toolbox will update passwords in Milestone XProtect AND camera hardware from Axis, Hanwaha, Sony, Bosch and Arecont.
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