Eight cities covering more than 200 square miles around the greater Minneapolis area have formed a valuable relationship by connecting the municipalities’ video surveillance to protect citizens and quickly resolve incidents that can cross between their borders. With Milestone XProtect video management software networked in numerous cities, individual municipalities control their own security monitoring, yet quickly connect with neighboring systems for collaborative surveillance missions.
‘We had a collective idea between numerous municipalities to centralize local systems with the same IT
backbone. Every city can adopt software from the Milestone platform to have its own system. But there
are times administrators may want to open access to their system to solve a mutual incident, and they
can get assistance from neighboring emergency services, requiring as much help as possible to solve a
problem. Sharing camera feeds through Milestone has been a valuable yet easy-to-integrate solution
that each municipality has eagerly installed.’ Tim Ferrian, Director of Sales and Marketing, Pro-Tec