About the Company

About Milestone Systems

Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, founded in 1998 and now operating as a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. Milestone technology is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations, providing flexible choices in network hardware and integrations with other systems. Sold through partners in more than 100 countries, Milestone solutions help organizations to manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs.

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The Milestone Story

John Blem and Henrik FriborgMilestone Systems was founded in 1998 upon a dream to build a software development company that could improve business through managing and distributing digital video data regardless of time or location. Co-founders John Blem and Henrik Friborg saw that their experience in developing IP technology for real-time data systems in the European financial sector could also be applied to the handling of video images.

At that time, digital video technology was not in use in the security surveillance industry. Milestone had to overcome much skepticism in the market about their pioneering ideas: people doubted their vision would revolutionize the industry. These people were in for a big surprise.

Coming from Denmark, Milestone set up its business from the outset with an international scope and pre-packaged offerings, in addition to some project consultancy along the way.  In order to efficiently reach customers in distant markets the software was designed to be sold through regional and local partners who believed in their dream and welcomed the technological advances.

The business took off around the globe.

Milestone was the first company to internationally spearhead an open platform for IP-based video management software, working together with key partners to educate the market on its many advantages.  Almost two decades in business has matured the concept in practice, with continual developments in new functionality, expanded performance power, wide device support, third-party integrations with the Milestone technology, a strong network of partners and thousands of satisfied customers.

Today, Milestone Systems is well established and respected as a world-leading provider of true, open platform IP video management software, with alliance and solution partners on the forefront of the industry. Business operations reach out from the headquarters in Copenhagen to subsidiaries and offices in over twenty countries.