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New Viscount CEO Sieracki looks to commercial market

August 5, 2015Martha Entwistle

VANCOUVER, British Columbia—Scott Sieracki, newly named CEO of access control provider Viscount, believes the company offers an economical alternative to traditional access control and also addresses current cybersecurity concerns.With back-office infrastructure shored up and significant federal government contracts underway, Sieracki told Security Systems News that the company is poised to “break out into the commercial space and continue expanding into the federal government space.”“We...

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Viscount gets patent

March 15, 2015SSN Staff

VANCOUVER, British Columbia— Viscount Systems, a software company specializing in physical and logical security solutions, has been awarded a U.S. patent outlining the system and method for physical access control using QR codes and mobile devices, as part of its Freedom Access Control Solution. Physical access control has traditionally required a card reader and a hard-wired access control panel to allow individuals to use access cards to pass through a controlled door/barrier. While highly...

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Viscount gets entertainment center contract

January 11, 2015SSN Staff

VANCOUVER, British Columbia —Viscount Systems, a provider of IT-based security software and services, announced in December that it has been awarded contracts to provide an integrated telephone entry and access control solution to a large sports and entertainment center in British Columbia. Viscount's multi-functional MESH telephone entry system will be used to manage access to highly secure areas within complex. The integrated telephone entry solution will also be used to manage elevator access. Viscount...

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Viscount to secure DHS sites

September 11, 2014SSN Staff

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...

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Viscount will be highly visible at ASIS

July 23, 2014Martha Entwistle

Viscount, the access control system that is software-based and does not have a panel, will be highly visible at ASIS, according to CEO Dennis Raefield. Raefield joined Viscount at COO in December of 2013 and became CEO of the company, replacing Steve Pineau, in January of 2014. In February, Viscount "raised $2.4 million in new cash in a† private placement." He's used that funding to "staff up" adding tech support and sales people including hiring Michael Pilato, as VP of sales and marketing. Pilato...

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Viscount Systems wins in Maine and Fla.

May 5, 2014SSN Staff

BURNABY, British Columbia-Viscount Systems, a provider of security software and services, won two additional U.S. federal government contracts to secure facilities in Maine and Florida. The company's Freedom access control technology, as well as its VeriCert certification software, will be deployed in these buildings and in keeping with contractual obligations the government agencies have not been named. "The opportunity to secure additional U.S. Government facilities speaks to the expanding strength...

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Viscount Systems receives government support to enhance access control platform

March 14, 2013SSN Staff

BURNABY, British Columbia—Viscount Systems, a supplier of security systems and software, has received conditional funding of up to $150,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program, according to a company statement. IRAP support will be used to advance the development of Viscount's Freedom access control platform and to expand system capabilities to a number of key areas, including mobile devices, enhancing the Freedom Microsoft Active Directory platform...

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Viscount's access control system installed at additional government facilities

January 9, 2013SSN Staff

BURNABY, British Columbia—Viscount Systems, a provider of security systems and software based here, announced that its Freedom access control system has been installed at U.S. federal government facilities in two additional states, according to a company statement. The systems include both Freedom Encryption bridge technology as well as Viscount's new Freedom security user and card enrollment platform, the statement said. As an access control provider, Viscount is known for eliminating panels...

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Raefield joins Viscount

December 19, 2012Martha Entwistle

BURNABY, British Columbia—Industry veteran Dennis Raefield is now COO of Viscount Systems, an access control provider known for eliminating panels from access control systems.Founded about 20 years ago, Viscount has been a “$4 [million] to $5 million company. Ö Now as they start to grow, they need to build the technical support, software development and sales management infrastructure to take it to the next level,” Raefield told Security Systems News.That's where Raefield, who has...

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Raefield leaves Mace; Smith is new CEO

August 23, 2011Martha Entwistle

HORSHAM, Pa.—The change in leadership at Mace Security International does not signify a change in plans for the company, but rather, a change in the character of the company, Richard Barone, chairman of the Mace Board of Directors and chairman of the executive committee for the Ancora Group, told Security Systems News. Mace announced Aug. 19 that Dennis Raefield has resigned his post as CEO on Aug. 18 and that Michael E. Smith the same day took over as CEO. “Three years ago when Dennis...

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