Viscount to secure DHS sites

Thursday, September 11, 2014

BURNABY, British Columbia—Viscount Systems’ Freedom Access Control solutions will be used to secure additional government facilities in Washington, D.C., and Ohio for the Department of Homeland Security – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the company announced in September.

“We are proud of our continued collaboration with our federal system partners. With the Freedom Access Control solution recently approved as fully FICAM-compliant, our product line meets the security and interoperability specifications outlined within the FICAM testing process, ensuring a strong value proposition,” Dennis Raefield, Viscount CEO and president, said in a prepared statement.

Freedom’s IT-centric access control system eliminates the need for traditional access control panels. Fully compliant with FIPS-201 and HSPD-12, Freedom leverages the power of the IT infrastructure to control access points through encryption bridges that transform card readers into IP addressable devices. All data is encrypted to eliminate the opportunity for cyber threats. Network complexity and upfront costs are reduced due to a reduction in hardware and infrastructure investments, allowing users to meet strict budget requirements, and experience immediate and long-term return-on-investment, according to Viscount.