Flying high with Milestone Kite

From on-premise to hybrid to pure cloud, Milestone now has a full suite of options for partners to offer.

In 2022, we lifted the curtain on Milestone Kite, our new cloud-based solution.

Powered by Arcules® – a fellow Canon standalone company and a Milestone spin-out – Kite launched in the United States in January 2023 and will become available in other regions later in the year. It is aimed at small- to mid-sized businesses, as well as multi-site operations.

Strong potential in cloud

We believe there remains a strong demand for on-premise and hybrid solutions, as well as pure cloud.

According to Omdia, the global Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) industry was valued at USD 293 million in 2021 and is forecast to grow to USD 851 million by 2026.

There is huge demand from both smaller customers as well as organizations and businesses with multiple sites for simple but secure video security that can easily scale.

We aim to succeed in that market with Milestone Kite.

Kite lives in the cloud, rather than in on-premise data centers, and offers simpler functions compared to our main, feature-rich XProtect product. It is quick to install and, like XProtect, is designed with cybersecurity in mind, with continuous security updates and global backups. It also has built-in people and vehicle detection functions, heat maps, and a forensic search capability that can supply end users with data they can use to improve their security set-up and business operations.

One solution, many possibilities

As well as catering for smaller businesses, Kite is also suitable for organizations with operations across multiple sites – from hotels to retail chains to schools – that need to tie their video security offering into one solution.

Supporting more than 6,000 camera models from over 100 manufacturers, Kite further demonstrates Milestone’s commitment to the concept of open platform software.

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