Milestone Systems, a business specializing in open platform IP video management software, invites coders, developers, individuals and organizations to test their development skills within video management technology in the third annual Milestone Community Kickstarter Contest. The company views the competition as a unique opportunity to discover new applications and capabilities within video management, security surveillance and applications that can "plug in” to the XProtect VMS product family.

“We want to invite the community of developers to help make the world see how Milestone Systems’ open platform technology can ensure safety, protect assets and increase business above and beyond the world of traditional security,” said Milestone Systems Chief Technology Officer Bjørn Skou Eilertsen. “We believe that there are amazing ideas out there, and the Community Kickstarter Contest has proven to be a great opportunity for developers to get their ideas turned into actual products and businesses.”

The winning concept can be an integration, added functionality, widget or code that extends the use of video in physical security or improves everyday life. Participating developers can use Milestone VMS as a visual tool, a device trigger, a base for analyzing data or to measure information that can be applied in totally new ways. The only requirement is that the solution is created using the free Milestone Integration Platform Software Development Kit and that the idea must be the contestant’s own intellectual property.

Three finalists will be given free entry and an exhibitor booth at the annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium in Nashville on Jan. 15 where the winner will be announced. The developer who comes in first place will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000, $20,000 in development resources and $35,000 in global marketing activities with Milestone Systems.