Zooming in on Milestone: the world’s first GDPR-Ready Certified Video Management System supporting SA’s Vumacams.
Milestone is the world’s leading open access Video Management Software, supporting over 8000 camera models. Milestone enables efficient management of video from recording and storage to cybersecurity. Importantly, it is the only open access VMS at this stage to be certified General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ready. Although GDPR and POPIA are 2 different legislations, they offer the same solution guidelines. GDPR is Europe specific whereas POPIA is relevant to South Africa. This further reinforces the safety and security of Vumacam’s VMS.
Trusted by over 150 000 customers across the globe, Milestone encourages the integration of 3rd party systems from access control to intelligent analytics systems – providing a platform to seamlessly integrate best of breed software and assimilate the best surveillance solution the industry has to offer. This supersedes the best solution that any single vendor could offer on their own.
So what is a Video Management System? The Video Management System, or VMS, provides the platform to efficiently manage video from recording, storage and viewing to cybersecurity and GDPR compliance. Typically, a VMS:
- Collects video from cameras and other sources
- Records/stores that video
- Provides an interface to view the live video, and access recorded video
This innovative software accompanies all cameras solutions the Vumacam Smart Camera Network (SCN) offers. The Milestone platform manages all Vumacam cameras 24/7/365. Although License Plate Recognition (LPR) camera images are stored in Milestone, they are not recorded. The LPR’s are processed by a different server that retrieves the license plate image as well as the data read off them.
Milestone is a sophisticated programme that has a few key differentiating factors to it.
One of these key factors is Milestone’s open-access nature. The open-access nature of Milestone enables clients to take a “best of breed” approach to building their surveillance system which allows them not only to employ cameras from a diverse range of manufacturers but also to assimilate the best technology that the industry has to offer in order to create a system that best meets their needs. It’s an incredibly expandable and flexible VMS.
Milestone is the only VMS in the world to have GDPR-ready certification, giving it an undeniable stamp of approval that verifies that it is designed in adherence with the strictest guidelines concerning data privacy.
The EuroPriSe GDPR-ready certification proves that Milestone XProtect Corporate fulfils EuroPriSe’s certification criteria as defined in the criteria catalogue v201701*. The GDPR-ready seal and the extensive guidelines and recommendations provided by Milestone provides end-users with a solid foundation for the establishment of a GDPR compliant video surveillance operation while simplifying and reducing the cost of GDPR preparation.
3 significant points to note concerning Milestone’s machine learning capability are:
- Privacy by Design - protects video data from malicious internal and external threats
- Individual Rights - How the rights of your data subjects are protected
- Accountability - Processes for handling personal data
Vumacam’s Milestone VMS ensures responsible use of data by end-users.