The Boring Lab

Toolbox Editions

Choose the version of Boring Toolbox that’s right for you

Professional

Powerful Dashboard & Reporting for XProtect
  • Infinitely Scalable
  • Camera Search
  • Auto-Device Groups
  • Bulk Enable/Disable
  • Bulk Device Renaming
  • Bulk Settings Update
  • Password Manager
  • Local Reporting
  • Scheduled Reports via Email
  • Local Dashboard
  • Real-time VMS Health Notifications
  • Single-Site Management
  • Global Reporting
  • Global Dashboard
  • Multi-Site Management
One Site

Corporate

Scalable Multi-Site VMS Management
  • Infinitely Scalable
  • Camera Search
  • Auto-Device Groups
  • Bulk Enable/Disable
  • Bulk Device Renaming
  • Bulk Settings Update
  • Password Manager
  • Local Reporting
  • Scheduled Reports via Email
  • Local Dashboard
  • Real-time VMS Health Notifications
  • Single-Site Management
  • Global Reporting
  • Global Dashboard
  • Multi-Site Management
Multi-Site

Frequently Asked Questions

System requirements can be found in our Knowledge Base.

No, the Boring Toolbox is a software solution that can be installed in a matter of minutes on any Milestone XProtect Express+. Pro+, Expert or Corporate system.

Typical install time : 5 min

Boring Toolbox comes in two parts, an agent and a client.

The agent is lightweight and is installed on the management server and feeds data to the client.

The client is a Windows installable application that runs on any workstation or server on your network.

Yes!  Sign up for free trial which you can use on 48 cameras for a period of 30 days.  If you need more cameras or a longer period of trial, lets talk!

We sell through our channel partners but you can always reach out to us and we will get you going in the right direction.

You start by purchasing a Base License and then add Camera Upgrade Packs (CUPs) to extend the license for larger systems.

Base License includes your first 100 cameras and first year of BUS.

CUPs are packs of 10 device licenses.

Boring Upgrade Subscription or BUS, is our version of software maintenance.  With a current BUS agreement you will receive all major software and feature releases at no additional cost.

Yes!  Each base license of Boring Toolbox includes the first year of BUS.

Yes, you can buy 1, 3 and 5 years of BUS at the time of purchase.

As your Milestone XProtect VMS grows you can purchase additional Camera Upgrade Packs (CUPs) to align your Boring license to your Milestone SLC.  This will extend our your BUS renewal date based on the amount of licenses you purchased and the amount of time you have left on your existing contract.

Compare Boring Toolbox to Milestone Management Client

Feature Management Client Professional Corporate
Multi-Site Management
Manage multiple management servers in one client
Real time global camera health
Real time global server health
Global camera status report (Excel)
Global notifications report (Excel)
Local Dashboard
At-a-glance camera storage used per device
At-a-glance recording server storage health
Real-time display of cameras not providing video
Real-time display of offline recording servers
Report on hardware count per server
Report on camera brand distribution
Export cameras not providing video to Excel
Export offline recording servers to Excel
DEVICE GROUP MANAGEMENT
Create Device Groups
Add device group members
Create Auto device groups by camera model
Create Auto device groups by storage configuration
Add device group members using search
HARDWARE MANAGEMENT
Rename hardware and devices
Enable/Disable hardware and devices
Update settings per device
Rename hardware and devices in bulk
Enable/Disable hardware and devices in bulk
Set Resolution & Frame-rate per stream in bulk
Update hardware IP address in bulk
Enable HTTPS in bulk
Search for camera by name, IP/MAC address or subnet
REPORTING
Create PDF Reports
Include camera snapshots in report
Create filterable Excel spreadsheets for auditing
Include device credentials in report
Device Video Retention Audit (Days)
Scheduled Reports via Email
PASSWORD MANAGEMENT
Update camera passwords in Milestone
Update camera passwords in Milestone in bulk From 2019 R2 From 2016 R2 From 2016 R2
Change passwords on camera hardware in bulk From 2019 R2 From 2016 R2 From 2016 R2
Quickly copy passwords for hardware devices
Bulk update passwords in Milestone for non-supported hardware
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