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Managing XProtect®
Has Never Been Easier

The Boring Toolbox is a simple, easy to use application that will save you time and hassle. It will help you to stay on top of your system and make management a breeze.

Supporting 100,000+ Milestone Cameras Around The Globe

PROBLEM

Are you sick of finding out too late that your cameras weren’t recording?

Are you left wondering why your video is missing after an incident occurs? Do you spend too much time on tedious, monotonous tasks required for managing your Milestone XProtect VMS?

SOLUTION

Reduce Costs. Gain Confidence.

With The Boring Toolbox, you’ll save time and money while gaining confidence in your VMS knowing your video will be there when you need it most.

The Boring Toolbox for Milestone XProtect

Features thoughtfully designed to make your job easier

LIVE MONITORING TOOLS

Get Alerted to Issues With Your VMS In Real-Time

Intuitive dashboards and customizable email notifications keep you in the know about issues that could jeopardize your video and help you be proactive about the health of your VMS.

Pull & Share Comprensive Reports in Seconds

Streamline compliance and inventory with comprehensive one-click and scheduled excel reports.

Automate Time-Consuming Tasks

Save time on tedious tasks with bulk automated updates for passwords, device names, and more

Manage Distributed Sites From One Dashboard

View insights at-a-glance and easily toggle between sites to dig deeper.

Pull & Share Comprensive Reports in Seconds

Streamline compliance and inventory with comprehensive one-click and scheduled excel reports.

Automate Time-Consuming Tasks

Save time on tedious tasks with bulk automated updates for passwords, device names, and more

Manage Distributed Sites From One Dashboard

View insights at-a-glance and easily toggle between sites to dig deeper.

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Customers Say About The Boring Toolbox

SAVINGS CALCULATOR

How Much Could You Save By Using The Boring Toolbox?

On average, the typical Boring customer with 250 cameras saves roughly 195 hours and $10k/year on labor costs!

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In this blog, we will walk you through how to enable edge storage in Milestone XProtect to allow for continuous recording onto an SD card in your Axis cameras.

The Boring Lab has announced a new feature coming soon to The Boring Toolbox that will allow Milestone XProtect administrators to receive health monitoring notifications and reports in Slack. This new feature will provide Milestone administrators with greater accessibility, improved workflows, and quicker response times for any potential issues with their VMS.

With Boring’s Milestone Slack integration, administrators will be able to see all of their VMS health monitoring notifications in one place and take action without having to switch between different applications. This will make it easier for them to quickly identify issues, collaborate with colleagues and begin the resolution process.

The Boring Toolbox Slack integration will be available Q1 2023.

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