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Access control can produce access to intelligence

March 4, 2016Kenneth Z. Chutchian

YARMOUTH, Maine—It doesn't take a sophisticated access control system to keep people out of the building or allow them inside. Nor does it take a high-end system to provide useful data that can help a company's bottom line.Nevertheless, by underutilizing access control systems they already have in place, many mid- to large-sized businesses are missing opportunities to utilize data that can save money and create recurring revenue, according to security experts interviewed by Security Systems...

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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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On The Editor's Desk

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 awarded U.S. government contract

May 20, 2013SSN Staff

BURNABY, British Columbia—Viscount Systems, a supplier of security systems and software, based here, received a contract to have its access control technology installed at a U.S. government facility in Philadelphia, according to a press release. The system will include the Viscount's Freedom Encryption Bridge technology, its enrollment and revocation list software, and its enhanced alarm management capabilities, the statement noted. "We continue to work closely with US Federal Government agencies...

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Viscount Systems secures Eastern bank facilities

April 1, 2013SSN Staff

BURNABY, British Columbia—Viscount Systems' Freedom access control technology is being installed by a regional bank with operations in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, according to a company statement. The systems include Freedom IP bridges, servers and software. They will be deployed as a retrofit, replacing the bank's existing access control systems. In the statement, Viscount CEO and President Stephen Pineau said the upgrade represents the first deployment of Freedom in the financial services...

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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 Systems to secure 30 high-rise buildings

March 7, 2013SSN Staff

BURNABY, British Columbia—Viscount Systems, a supplier of security systems and software based here, has received confirmation to secure 30 high-rise apartment buildings in Canada, according to a company statement. The projects are for MESH Touch Screen intercom systems with the ability to upgrade to Freedom access control and other Viscount applications. The value of the orders, the first of which were shipped in February, will be approximately $150,000. “With signs that the North American...

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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. 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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