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How to Integrate a Non-Supported Device into XProtect Using the Milestone Driver Framework

Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to integrate a non-supported device into XProtect using a third-party Milestone driver.

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10 Things You’ll Finally Have Time to Do After You Get the Boring Toolbox

The Boring Toolbox saves you countless hours on Milestone VMS monitoring and reporting. Now your biggest problem is just deciding what you’re going to do with all that free time.

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Excel Tricks to Speed Up Video Security Management

Learn how you can use Excel to automate your Milestone XProtect VMS. Build reports in minutes, not hours. Trust us, it’s a game changer.

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How to Bulk Change Camera IP Addresses from Static to DHCP

We’re detailing how you can bulk change camera IP addresses from static to DHCP in Milestone by using the Boring Toolbox.

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How to Update Your Camera Names So They Actually Make Sense

The best way to name your surveillance cameras in Milestone XProtect so they actually make sense. Save future you time and stress with this straight-forward naming logic.

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How to Make Your Security Job Seem Cool to Your Kids

As a security professional, it can be tough to get your kids excited about what you do. But not anymore! Taken from my experience with my daughters, these tips can help get your kids inspired and involved in video security and surveillance.