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How to Manage Your XProtect Video Security System Across Multiple Sites

With The Boring Toolbox’s multi-site management for Milestone XProtect, you can monitor the health of your VMS at each of your site locations from one single dashboard.
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Video security networks are becoming increasingly complex as larger organizations operate on multiple sites. And yet, VMS operators still need to retrieve video streams, data, and archived footage from their diversified systems at a moment’s notice.

At Boring, we’re not blind to the time-sucking monotony of cross-referencing data across multiple sites.

Calling out to that lone server you’re looking for might feel oddly reminiscent of…

Enter stage left: Multi-Site Management for Milestone XProtect.

Optimized Management Across Multiple Sites


Consolidating multiple sites into one centralized interface provides you with expanded oversight and offers peace of mind in knowing exactly what is happening system-wide with your VMS’ health.

Multi-site management is an invaluable tool for those that need full visibility into their distributed security network.

Streamlined Functionality for Global Surveillance

When you’re part of a distributed organization, multi-site surveillance systems can improve your IT and OT system management. You’ll enjoy benefits such as better and easier health monitoring, cyber security for supported cameras, device management and VMS inventory across all of your sites.

We know what you’re thinking…

“streamlined workflows, automated processes, and simplified system management are the things dreams are made of.”

You took the words right out of our mouth.

But wait, there’s more…

  • More informed decision making
  • Live multi-site monitoring
  • Global reporting functionality
  • Improved playback
  • More effective alarm management

Not to mention, when deploying a Milestone XProtect system, The Boring Toolbox’s tabbed interface for multi-site management allows users to connect to sites that are not only federated and interconnected but standalone as well!

With real-time site status on the global dashboard, you can quickly identify which cameras need maintenance and assess your comprehensive system health in seconds.

A Fully Scalable Video Security Solution

As a growing company, you need a surveillance solution like Milestone XProtect that can grow and scale with you. By utilizing centralized management functions of Boring in conjunction with Milestone XProtect for all of your sites, it’s just easy.

At the Boring Lab, we’re continually improving The Boring Toolbox’s multi-site management functionality. Some of our most recent updates included:

  • Hiding notifications on the global dashboard to provide more screen real estate
  • Search for and sort managed sites on the Global Dashboard & managed sites view
  • RDP to the remote management server directly from Global Dashboard
  • Optimization of the loading of new managed site tabs
  • More intuitive user experience in the Global Dashboard when connecting to managed sites in new tabs

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