Create applications and device drivers for XProtect VMS with the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit
Milestone XProtect is a VMS built as an Open Platform available on-prem and in the cloud.
In this download package you get Visual Studio Templates to get started with building any of
These all utilizes the Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit (MIP SDK) which is a set of comprehensive tools and API that makes it easy to create applications or device drivers that will work for Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS).*
The development framework allows you to seamlessly integrate applications, hardware, cameras and other devices - all from Milestone Technology Partners, end customers or third-party vendors. Milestone’s Driver Framework, launched along with XProtect 2019 R3, allows partners to develop and integrate more types of cameras and IoT devices into Milestone XProtect.
These form a solution that can be managed in the XProtect software. The open architecture of XProtect together with the MIP SDK allow for endless possibilities to add features and functionality for creating powerful, new video solutions.
A world of innovative possibilities
Extended market reach
Technical demonstration of XProtect® Access
How access control systems are integrated with MIP SDK
The new XProtect Access unites access control and video into one powerful solution. It is an add-on product that enables easy integration of third-party access control applications with Milestone video management solutions. Hear from our chief architect for the Milestone Integration Platform to learn about how this exciting new product works.
Using location metadata with the MIP SDK
With Video Push in XProtect Mobile, users can push live video from mobile devices into Milestone software. The pushed video can correlate with its GPS position on the map feature, beneficial for documenting the location of the pushed video.
MIP SDK Getting Started Guide
This guide serves as a point of reference for documentation and contains an introduction to the different ways of making integrations.
Easily integrate your devices into Milestone XProtect
There are multiple ways of integrating data from a camera, sensor, IoT, or other kinds of devices into XProtect. If you have an ONVIF compliant device, you can connect it using our ONVIF Driver.
If you are not sure or would like to explore other ways of connecting a device, feel free to use our Driver Framework – part of our MIP SDK.
Need help with MIP SDK?
Use the link to find answers on MIP SDK development issues or post questions yourself.
Sign up for MIP SDK training
Free self-paced eLearning courses available that cover how to get started with the MIP SDK and the tools to create integrations to the XProtect VMS suite. These courses include:
MIP SDK works on our free VMS product
XProtect Essential+ supports the Milestone Integration Platform (MIP), meaning you can directly integrate and embed third-party applications, hardware and services developed by our community of technology partners. Download XProtect Essential+ and get started. The free license supports up to 8 devices, an unlimited number of users and unlimited video retention time.
Join the Open Platform Community
Did you know that as a developer working on our software, you can join our Technology Partner Program? By becoming a Milestone Technology Partner, you join the Open Platform Community, which gives you a great opportunity to grow your business together with other Community Members.
Get more resources on the Milestone Integration Platform
Here you can find brochures, specifications, videos and much more about the Milestone Integration Platform SDK.
* The MIP SDK is also supported by the following Milestone Husky™ M series NVRs: M20, M50, M500 Advanced and M550 Advanced. Milestone Husky X2 and Milestone Husky X8 support the MIP SDK if the XProtect VMS on the unit(s) support/s) the MIP SDK. Access to the MIP SDK is granted to all Milestone Technology Partners.