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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Secures Midwestern Bank Facilities

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Today before the opening bell, Viscount Systems announced that its Freedom access control technology is being installed at facilities owned by a regional bank with operations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Freedom IP bridges, Freedom servers, and software are all being employed, replacing the bank’s existing access control systems.

“This is the first deployment of Freedom into the financial services industry,” stated Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. “While we are continuing to make great inroads within the U.S. Federal Government market, sales of Freedom to a wide range of other vertical markets, including banking, schools and multi-tenant high rises, are also increasing. It’s important to continue to diversify our end-user base among government and commercial customers.”

Utilizing existing logical IT security software (LDAP) to replace both the control panel component and the software component of traditional systems, Viscount’s Freedom technology eliminates up to 80% of the cost of traditional systems that require the installation of control panels. In addition to drastically reducing system costs, Freedom also provides a much more secure software solution.

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Viscount Systems Inc. (VSYS) Revolutionary Security Products

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Viscount has been controlling facility access for over 30 years, but has today become a leader in the application of advanced IT technology to physical access. The foundation for this revolution is the company’s MESH Security Operating Platform, designed to reduce the complexity and cost of facility protection through the replacement of traditional hardware with IT servers and accessories. The result is more security for less money. The MESH platform is able to manage a large array of card access, intercom, video, and other devices, by using a common interface layer, and provides a critical and flexible foundation for Viscount products.

• Freedom – Viscount’s newest product, Freedom, is the world’s most advanced physical access control system. The system engages Microsoft’s Active Directory to offer unified logical and physical access control. It eliminates the need for costly dedicated access control panels, and removes cyber security risks associated with this legacy technology.

• Freedom Facility Friend – This is an add-on module to facilitate access control through manned entrances. Applications include photo badging, visitor management, incident reporting, scheduling, banned visitors, as well as lost-and-found. As a web-based application, it can link and manage an unlimited number of corporate locations.

• Freedom Cube – This is a software processing unit for the Freedom IP based system, with each Cube acting as a standalone access control system for up to 20 entrances. For more elaborate requirements, the Cubes can work as a local database appliance to provide redundant database support.

• Freedom Encryption Bridge – This is an IT platform that uses IP card reader bridges designed to eliminate the need of access control panels. You can turn any card reader into an IP device by connecting it to a Freedom Encryption Bridge.

• Freedom Raid Server – This is a premium central processing option. Each FRS can act as a standalone access control system, or can be used as a distributed database appliance working with other Freedom servers sharing data across a network.

• Freedom Mobile – This is Viscount’s latest software application. It eliminates the need for cards or readers by using a mobile device to open doors. It can also be used to track people or assets, plus can be used as an emergency notification system.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Announces Release Date of 2012 Financial Results, Investor Update Call to Follow

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, announced today that the company will be filing its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2012, with the SEC on Wednesday of next week.

The company also told investors that it will be hosting a conference call at 4:15pm EDT on the same day to discuss the financial results and provide a corporate update. Shareholders and all interested members of the financial community, including analysts, brokers and interested investors, are all invited to participate.

Stephen Pineau, Chief Executive Officer of Viscount Systems, commented, “We look forward to this call as an opportunity to update our shareholders on the success we’ve had with our Freedom access control security platform. Last year was the first full year of Freedom sales, and we were able to win early stage contracts with important reference accounts, including: in the federal market, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; in the industrial market, Methanex, the world’s largest producer of Methanol; and in the commercial market, a high-rise condominium project. These deployments helped to demonstrate that Freedom offers enhanced security at a significantly reduced price point when compared to competing systems, and enabled us to close two rounds of financing with our first institutional investors.”

“So far in 2013, we have announced follow-on purchase orders from the U.S. government and new contracts with a diverse set of commercial customers, including two school districts, a Canadian hotel chain and a large, U.S. industrial facility,” he added. “Our pipeline of business opportunities for Freedom is currently valued at more than $12 million, its highest level since the launch of Freedom and a number significantly greater than our pipeline of one year ago. We are working diligently towards converting this potential value into actual sales. We’ve been in active discussions with strategic channel partners in order to accelerate our market presence and reach, and we expect to conclude agreements with one or more of these companies. Finally, we have improved our ability to execute on our growth plan and manage our growth by bringing on a new Chief Operating Officer and additional salespeople.”

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Dallas High Rises Select Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Freedom Access Control Technology

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge, high technology supplier of security systems and software, today announced the delivery of the first of several systems to secure a multi-building high-rise complex in Dallas. The systems include a full complement of Freedom access control technology for securing doors, monitoring alarms, and controlling elevators as well as MESH touch-screen systems.

“We are pleased to continue to expand our regional and vertical coverage of Freedom,” noted Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount. “Our technology offers a compelling value proposition for both government and commercial end-users to improve security while reducing cost. This contract is an example of the Company’s ability to serve the private sector while continuing to grow its government business.”

Viscount Systems designs, manufactures, and services access control and security products such as door access control systems and emergency communications systems. The company’s products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries, including prisons, schools, hospitals, and corporate offices.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Secures Connecticut School with Freedom

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, today announced that its Freedom access control solution has been installed at a private faith-based K-12 school in Connecticut.

“We are pleased to continue making progress in the school security market,” stated Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount Systems. “Our technology enables schools to more securely control access to their facilities, at a significantly reduced cost versus traditional systems. This enables schools to either reduce the cost of securing each facility or to expand security within the same budget.”

“We continue to build new applications to solve the issues facing school security officials and expect to continue building on our successes through 2013,” concluded Pineau.

Designing security systems since 1969, Viscount Systems has developed strategic working relationships with leading equipment vendors to support its continued profitability and growth. Viscount has been consistently profitable for nearly 15 years and currently generates annual revenues of approximately $5 million.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) to Enhance Control Platform and Expand System Capabilities with Government Support

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge, high technology supplier of security systems and software, today announced that it has received conditional funding of up to $150,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP).

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, preparing for U.S. Government full FICAM compliance, enhancing the Freedom Microsoft Active Directory platform, and enhanced encryption.

“We are very pleased to have the support of the Industrial Research Assistance Program,” stated Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. “The past several months have seen a dramatic increase in the interest in Freedom for projects that will require additional engineering resources as we improve our technology to meet the stringent compliance and other requirements of our clients. This contribution will also improve our ability to develop new applications. Viscount aims to continue to expand its presence in the U.S. Federal Government space including agency clients within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Such high-profile clients mean we need to accelerate the development of our core technology with a view to readying it for their specific commercial applications.”

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Awarded Contract to Secure International U.S. Government Sites

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, excitedly announced today that it will be securing its first set of U.S. Federal Government sites outside the continental USA. The systems will include Viscount’s Freedom Encryption Bridge technology as well as enrollment and revocation list software applications.

“We are very pleased to continue to build our relationship with U.S. Federal Government agencies and to expand the territorial coverage of the Freedom platform,” noted Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. “For this and other pending projects we have also added CRL (certificate revocation list) software to our new enrollment platform, which creates additional savings for our agency customers. The cost advantages of Freedom and the fact that it is fully compliant with U.S. Government identity management/access control standards (FIPS 201-2 and HSPD-12), provides a compelling value proposition to government customers.”

At the request of the government, Viscount did not the nature of the facilities or the agency involved.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Receives Additional Freedom Orders from British Columbia Government

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Security systems and software company Viscount Systems has received orders to provide security units to additional facilities owned by the British Columbia Government. Per the agreement, Viscount will install new and/or upgrade existing units of its Freedom Encryption Bridge access control system along with MESH touch screen intercom panels as part of an ongoing deployment of more than 100 facilities.

“We are pleased to see existing clients continue their rollouts of Viscount technology,” Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount stated in the press release. “Much of our Freedom revenue for 2012 is related to initial and pilot systems that are now being expanded. As we continue to accumulate new clients we anticipate strong growth for the balance of 2013.”

Viscount’s Freedom system allows entry devices such as IC cards, RFID readers, and biometrics to be integrated with standard building IT networks without requiring costly control panels associated with traditional systems.

Freedom uses existing logical IT security software (LDAP) to replace both the control panel component and the software component of traditional systems, resulting in cost reduction of up to 80 percent.

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Viscount Systems Inc. (VSYS) Management Leads a Security Paradigm Shift

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Viscount Systems, Canadian-based designer and producer of commercial access control and security products for thousands of sites in over 30 countries, is introducing the world to a new-generation of commercial security.

The company is eliminating the need for the expensive and difficult to upgrade traditional approach to access control by applying advanced software and communication technologies to the process, allowing the deployment of access control on IT platforms. It’s an approach that most existing security companies have trouble with because it is fundamentally different, and they don’t have the needed IT product development and engineering skills, nor access and relationships with the “IT-side” of enterprise and government organizations.

Viscount, on the other hand, has a leadership and advisory team that is well-versed in these technologies, as well as the security industry in general.

• Steve Pineau (CEO) has been a visionary leader with Viscount since 1997 and anticipated the paradigm shift currently underway in the security industry. He thoroughly understands the operational, technological, and financial aspects of the business.

• Dennis Raefield (COO), past President of the Honeywell Access Systems division, which operates at a $100 million annual revenue level, and past President of Pinkerton Systems Integration, is an expert in the integration of large security systems.

• Shayne Bates (Advisory Team) has a long history as a thought leader in the unification of physical and logical access control, and has emphasized Active Directory in his approach, working closely with Microsoft in developing cloud strategy.

• Ron Martin (Advisory Team) is known throughout the security industry for his expertise in Identity Management and Physical Access Control systems.

• Paul Brisgone (Board Member) has 34 years of experience with ADT, most recently as the VP of their Federal Systems Division.

• Robert Liscouski (Board Member) was the first Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Homeland Security.

• Paul Goldenberg (Board Member) was appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council by Janet Napolitano and has a distinguished career in criminal justice.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Acquires Contract to Secure Facility for International Manufacturer

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, this morning announced that it has received an initial order for its Freedom access control solution from an international manufacturer and supplier of industrial solutions.

According to the press release, this contract could potentially lead to securing a total of 65 facilities owned or managed by this client. The systems to be installed will include Freedom access control running on Viscount’s patent-pending Microsoft Active Directory platform. Microsoft’s virtualization platform that makes it easier for businesses to virtualize existing server hardware assets and move them to the cloud.

“This project demonstrates our ability to use the cloud to continue to change the way buildings are secured and managed,” stated Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount. “Freedom’s capability to run physical security as a native Microsoft Active Directory application or run on a Hyper-V host is a tremendous advantage for us, as end-users continue to migrate physical security systems onto the enterprise network and the Cloud. The technological advantages of Freedom combined with its cost advantages will continue to drive our growth through 2013.”

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Thinks It’s Time for a Change

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Viscount Systems designs, manufactures, and services a range of access control and security products for clients around the world. The company focuses on door access control, emergency communications, and other security systems and components currently installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries, including prisons, schools, hospitals, and corporate offices. They’ve been in the industry since 1969, but today they’re one of the few that have positioned themselves for major security changes that are long overdue.

Access control, a $10 billion part of the $100 billion security market, has been dominated by multi-national corporations, such as Honeywell and UTC. It has also been dominated by large expensive electronic hardware. Technologically, access security tends to be an isolated proprietary-based system, becoming increasingly expensive and out of step with developments in information technology. Such needs as correlating real-time information about access and physical presence can be difficult or even impossible using this traditional control-panel oriented approach. Today, new information security regulations, plus ongoing pressure on operating costs, aged physical access infrastructure, and new technologies that unify logical and physical security, are pushing the industry to a tipping point. The industry needs to take advantage of advanced IT capabilities. However, most of the established vendors in the physical security industry do not have deep IT product development and engineering skills, nor access and relationships with the “IT-side” of enterprise and government organizations.

The issue with access control hardware is not strictly IP. Many panels and reader suppliers are developing IP interfaces. The real issue is that control panels and IP readers are designed using C+ or other code that precludes the ability to properly deploy access control on IT platforms. Viscount, through its aggressive development of advanced software-based solutions that utilize online digital communication versus typical control panels and wiring, allows organizations to manage identity and access management in one place, while eliminating the need for expensive proprietary infrastructure. Using Viscount’s IT enabled card access and physical security systems eliminates the problems and costs associated with proprietary control panels.

It’s a fast developing market situation that represents a unique opportunity for Viscount and its team of experts. According to a recent Soundview Research Report, Viscount is the only public investment vehicle of its kind in this space and has the potential to reward shareholders with more than 4x returns over the next 12 months.

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How Viscount Systems Inc. (VSYS) is Securing the Market

Monday, February 11th, 2013

There are several key market factors that offer support to the future growth of Viscount Systems, provider of advanced security systems for companies, schools, prisons, hospitals, and multi-family high-rises since 1969.

• The security industry is under technological pressure to change, pressures brought on by cost requirements, new information security regulations, legacy systems that badly need updating, and powerful new technologies involving communications and networking.
• Existing security systems, based upon aging control panel technology, will become increasingly difficult to upgrade, providing an opportunity for the very few full system providers familiar with IT, cloud, and other options, such as Viscount.
• Information Technology (IT) will begin to dominate the industry, driving demand for security providers that can offer both IT systems and IT skills.
• Viscount’s Freedom system is uniquely positioned to support cloud based security, or to become a link between physical and IT based logical security using Microsoft’s Active Directory.

Viscount currently has access control systems or equipment installed worldwide at 35,000 sites. The company operates from a 12,000 square foot factory in Burnaby, BC, where the company has full board assembly manufacturing capabilities.

Freedom, Viscount’s newest product, is the world’s most advanced Physical Access Control System. Freedom engages Microsoft’s Active Directory for unified Logical and Physical Access Control and provides a platform to natively accommodate the U.S. government’s FIPS 201-2 initiatives. All databases used for logical security are also used for Physical Security, and all identification medium (smart cards or phones) used for logical access is fully implemented for physical access.

Freedom also eliminates the complexity and cost for facility protection. Freedom is a software product that does not utilize traditional Access Control Panels, eliminating cyber security risks associated with such old technology. Viscount’s product controls doors by sending commands to a tiny IP enabled device which becomes just another mac addressable device on the customer IT network.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) to Secure U.S. Government Facilities in California

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, announced that it has been awarded a contract to deploy its Freedom access control technology for U.S. Government agency facilities in California. Due to the sensitive nature of these types of contracts, the company was unable to identify the agency.

“We are pleased to see Freedom continue to gather momentum as we enter 2013,” stated Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. “We are seeing numerous benefits from the continuing release of Federal Government bid specifications in various states for access control solutions. Our ability to provide higher levels of security at a dramatically reduced cost is the reason we are winning these awards, and why we remain confident in our growth going forward.”

Viscount’s Freedom Encryption Bridge is the first and only access control system that allows entry devices (IC cards, RFID readers, biometrics, etc.) to be connected to standard building IT networks without requiring expensive control panels that are programmed from a PC. Changing the paradigm of IT-friendly access control, Freedom eliminates up to 80% of the cost of traditional systems that require the installation of control panels.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) to Secure Four High Rise Towers in Vancouver

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, announced this morning that it will be retrofitting a mixed-use complex in Vancouver with MESH Touch Screens, Freedom Access Control, and video. The area to be secured includes four high-rise towers, commercial and retail areas, as well as underground parking. The value of the contract has been reported at just under $200,000.

“This project highlights a primary advantage of our Freedom access control technology for retrofit projects,” stated Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount. “Because most existing systems are highly proprietary, retrofitting a security system normally requires the replacement of every system component including access cards and the card readers at each door. However, Freedom is a software platform than can read the card of almost every existing supplier. By allowing the client to make use of their existing cards and door readers we were able to provide a significant cost advantage before any other component was even included.”

Designing security systems since 1969, Viscount has developed strategic working relationships with leading equipment vendors to support its continued profitability and growth. The company’s products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries, including prisons, schools, hospitals, government facilities, and corporate offices.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Awarded Project to Secure Schools in North Dakota

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, today announced that its Freedom access control system will be securing a K-12 school district in North Dakota. The company’s system will include its IT-based access control solution as well as the new mobile alarm and building lockdown software.

“School security is not simply about securing access to areas but also about real time response to critical events,” stated Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. “Our new Freedom Mobile software platform provides school administrators the ability to change building security levels and lock down entire schools by using a mobile device. Freedom Mobile can also provide real time notification of alarm messages as they transpire. Finally, the system can be used to create muster reports providing real-time location of staff and students within a school, or those who may be unaccounted for in the event of a building crisis or evacuation.”

Designing security systems since 1969, Viscount has developed strategic working relationships with leading equipment vendors to support its continued profitability and growth. The company’s products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries, including prisons, schools, hospitals, government facilities, and corporate offices.

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Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Honors Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) with the “Be What’s Next” Award

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, today reported it has been presented with a “Be What’s Next” award from Microsoft for its participation in the Microsoft Global Security’s Good Samaritan Project that was submitted to the Microsoft “What’s Next” competition.

The project’s purpose is to create a social network of employees to reply to and assist in the event of emergencies by using the Freedom security platform to integrate Microsoft Kinect software with Microsoft Windows phones through an Azure Cloud application. When the Kinect software identifies an emergency condition, Freedom Cloud software is used to identify staff in the relevant Freedom access control zone to send an emergency assistance message on their Windows phone.

“We were very pleased to have the opportunity to work on this project with Microsoft Global Security and to share in this honor,” stated Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. “Viscount’s part of the Good Samaritan project focused on applying Microsoft’s leading edge Cloud and mobile platforms to the security industry. This project and our other R&D initiatives have resulted in the company filing numerous patents in the past year that relate to the Cloud, mobile devices, NFC, converged logical/physical identity management, smart cards, identity management and visitor management. As we begin to commercialize these products we believe that we are well positioned to become the leading provider of mobile and cloud solutions to the physical security industry.”

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Viscount Systems Inc. (VSYS) Revolutionizes Security with Visionary Leadership

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Viscount Systems, worldwide provider of access control and security products, has launched breakthrough technology that reduces security system hardware costs by up to 90% while significantly increasing functionality. Their big idea is to transfer facility security control functions from the traditional and costly hardware-oriented environment to a software and communications oriented platform. In additions to radically reducing costs, the revolutionary approach opens the door to new innovations simply not possible with standard electronic hardware systems. In addition, Viscount is considered the only real public investment vehicle in this space, representing a major market opportunity.

To drive and maintain such technological leadership, and maximize its value in the marketplace, requires management that is both visionary and practical, with a comprehensive knowledge of the global security industry:

• Dennis Raefield joined Viscount’s board in October 2011 and was later appointed to the COO position in December 2012. He brings extensive operating experience as the past President of the Honeywell Access Systems division, which operates at a $100 million annual revenue scale. His prior experience is rooted in the integration of large security systems, including being president of Pinkerton Systems Integration (now known as Securitas).

• Shayne Bates is the latest addition to the advisory team. Shayne has a long and documented history as a thought leader in the unification of physical and logical access control. He has emphasized Active Directory in his approach and has worked closely with Microsoft developing cloud strategy. His recent paper “Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service for Security Professionals” has played a role in defining the entire space.

• Ron Martin, also a member of Viscount’s advisory board, is known throughout the security industry as a thought leader in Identity Management and Physical Access Control systems. Ron regularly contributes to standards publications published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, ASIS International, and the Security Industry Association. Ron was a major contributor to the U.S. Government’s Federal Identity, Credentialing and Access Management (ICAM) Roadmap.

• Paul Brisgone joined Viscount’s Board of Directors in December 2011 after 34 years at ADT, most recently as the VP of the Federal Systems Division, which grew dramatically from a small beachhead to over $150 million in revenue with a technical and support staff of 200. He has exactly the right experience, in the right market, with the right customers, and against the right competitors, to be extremely valuable to the company.

• Robert Liscouski joined Viscount’s board in September 2011 and brings expertise in security and IT. He was the first Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Homeland Security, running the $500 million Infrastructure Protection initiative for DHS. He’s been a homicide detective, a diplomat with the US State Department, and Head of Information Assurance for the Coca-Cola company. He is a partner in Secure Strategy Group.

• Paul Goldenberg joined the board in October 2011 and brings considerable experience, knowledge, and rapport with governments and agencies. He has a long and distinguished career in the criminal justice system, and was recognized with an appointment to the Homeland Security Advisory Council by Janet Napolitano in 2010.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Secures Additional U.S. Government Contract

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, just announced that it has been awarded an order for its Freedom access control technology from a U.S. Government owned high-security facility in the Western part of the United States. Due to security precautions, the nature of the facility and agency involved were not identified.

“We expect the number of Federal Government sites using our Freedom Encryption Bridge platform to accelerate throughout 2013,” stated Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount. “Our initial and pilot installations for government agencies have tended to be in the Northeast and this is the first Western facility migrating to Freedom, so we are happy to see clients beginning to move to a national scale.”

Designing security systems since 1969, Viscount has developed strategic working relationships with leading equipment vendors to support its continued profitability and growth. The company’s products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries, including prisons, schools, hospitals, government facilities, and corporate offices.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Announces New Security Projects in Montreal

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, announced this morning that it has received orders to secure a number of new high-rise condominiums projects in Montreal, Canada. The systems to be installed include Freedom access control as well as Viscount’s new 32” building information kiosks and visitor entry systems.

“We are beginning to see an upsurge in our traditional multi-residential business,” stated Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. “Since our traditional business was heavily new construction oriented the low housing starts of the last two years had impacted our revenues just as we began to release Freedom. The recovery in new construction projects coupled with increasing sales of Freedom to the government, educational, and commercial sectors creates a very positive environment for Viscount’s top line revenues for 2013 and 2014.”

Viscount designs, manufactures, and services access control and security products such as door access control systems and emergency communications systems. The company’s products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries, including prisons, schools, hospitals, and corporate offices.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Secures New Mexico School District Project

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

A leading-edge high technology supplier of security systems and software, Viscount Systems today reported that its Freedom access control system is being installed at a number of K-12 schools in New Mexico. These advanced systems are being installed to increase physical security and protect life.

“School districts everywhere are looking at creative ways to improve security but are also faced with budgetary limitations,” stated Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount. “Since most school security upgrades are at existing facilities the cost of running proprietary wire networks and control panels is very daunting. Simply finding an available room to mount panels is problematic. However, most school are heavily wired for IT so installing Freedom represents substantial savings since each Freedom Encryption bridge can use the existing network and the cost of dedicated control panels is eliminated.”

“The school security market has become a key vertical for Viscount, and interest continues to increase for our Freedom access control platform and for our other applications including visitor management, photo ID, and video integration,” noted Mr. Pineau.

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Additional U.S. Government Facilities Select Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Freedom Security Software

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Viscount Systems, a leading-edge supplier of security systems and software, this morning announced that its Freedom access control system has been installed at U.S. Federal Government facilities in two additional states. The systems include both Freedom Encryption bridge technology as well as Viscount’s new Freedom security user and card enrollment platform. Due to security precautions, the nature of the facilities and agency involved were not identified.

“We continue to make progress in making Freedom the new defacto standard for securing Federal Government facilities,” commented Stephen Pineau, president and CEO.” Following successful pilot projects that demonstrated our ability to save agencies up to 80% of the cost of traditional access control systems, while providing significantly higher levels of security, we are now moving to ongoing projects that are specifying Freedom as the required product.”

“An important aspect of the new contracts is the inclusion of our new enrollment platform,” added Mr. Pineau. “Early on the IT departments of these agencies identified our ability to expand the capabilities of Freedom with features control panel suppliers normally don’t provide. For example, other suppliers typically rely on expensive third party software for user and card enrollment. We worked closely with the agencies to build these functions into our core Freedom software platform and we now provide savings of over 50% versus third party providers. This is particularly important for thousands of smaller agency sites throughout the U.S. where the cost of the enrollment software has been a serious cost impediment to system deployments. Freedom provides the perfect platform to expand security to all agency sites at a dramatically reduced cost per door.”

Designing security systems since 1969, Viscount has developed strategic working relationships with leading equipment vendors to support its continued profitability and growth. The company’s products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries, including prisons, schools, hospitals, government facilities, and corporate offices.

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Appoints Dennis Raefield as COO

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Dennis Raefield, previously President of Honeywell Access Systems and then CEO of Mace Security, recently became the COO of Viscount Systems, a global provider of advanced facility access control systems. Raefield, who has an extensive background in the security industry, has served on the Viscount board.

At Honeywell Access Systems, a $100 million division of Honeywell International, Mr. Raefield was responsible for enterprise level access control systems for Fortune 100 clients. He was also the President of Pinkerton Systems Integration, currently Securitas, responsible for access control systems for Fortune 500 clients. Mr. Raefield was also CEO/owner of Omega Corporate Security, a California-based security system integration company.

Mr. Raefield is joining Viscount at a critical time in the security industry, when technology is moving away from its traditional control panel orientation to integrated IT-based systems. Mr. Raefield commented that Viscount’s “Freedom access control platform is the first and only system that allows entry devices and other building automation systems to be connected to standard building IT networks without requiring expensive control panels that are programmed from a PC,” describing how their system “connects the card reader and door strike through the Internet.” The system uses logical IT security software, such as Microsoft’s Active Directory, to replace control panels and traditional software components. There’s no need for a separate database or security infrastructure, making integrated security simpler, stronger, and more cost effective.

Viscount is a leading driver of the new approach, and the company has been successful in its moves to raise funds to expand development and their sales force. Viscount currently has access control systems or equipment installed at thousands of sites throughout the world, and anticipates significant growth as the new technology dominates the industry.

For more information on Viscount Systems and its cutting-edge technologies, visit www.Viscount.com

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Receives Research Coverage from SoundView Technology Group

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Earlier this morning, Viscount Systems, a developer and manufacturer of IT-based solutions for physical security systems, announced that SoundView Technology Group has published a detailed report on the company. Those who wish to receive a copy of the report should email Scott Greiper at sgreiper@securesg.com.

SoundView Technology Group is known for their independent research on emerging technology companies. The research firm combines major thematic forces where technology is involved and analysis to identify the most promising companies and investment opportunities. SoundView distributes its research to institutions, investors, company managers, and individuals via proprietary platforms, the internet, and social networks.

Viscount Systems designs, manufactures, and services access control and security products such as door access control systems and emergency communications systems. The company’s products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries, including prisons, schools, hospitals, and corporate offices.

For more information on Viscount Systems and its cutting-edge technologies, visit www.Viscount.com

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The Case for Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS)

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

In October 2012, SoundView Research issued an investment analysis report on Viscount Systems and The IT Bridge To Physical Security. The report, summarized below, discusses major anticipated technology driven changes underway in the access control industry, and how Viscount Systems offers a unique public investment vehicles in this area, with the potential to generate multiple years of rapidly expanding revenue growth and high margins.

Viscount has launched a suite of new IP-based products that are changing the game in the physical security business, particularly building access control and management. The existing expensive and proprietary “stove-piped” industry is flipping over to modern technology. These systems are being merged with IT-based security tools and methods that leverage existing databases. An IP approach, based on standard IT infrastructure, can be expected to dominate the future of the industry, and Viscount is the only public investment vehicle of its size in this particular space, offering significant returns from current levels.

Considerations driving growth in the industry and Viscount Systems:

• A combination of acute need to comply with regulations plus intense pressure on costs is forcing enterprises to upgrade their existing access control approach and embrace open, modern technologies to lower costs and improve effectiveness.

• Organizations have invested billions in IT-based identity management and logical access security. It’s dawning on everyone that physical access control needs to be managed in the same way as an extension of these systems to eliminate the duplication of cost and effort.

• Viscount Systems has developed their “Freedom” product line into a unique and effective software solution that allows enterprises to manage identity and access management in one place and eliminate the need for expensive proprietary infrastructure.

• Viscount has substantially upgraded their company capability over the last 18 months – expanding their board of directors and advisors, opening their first field office in Washington D.C., and putting the required sales and marketing team in place.

• In the next few quarters Viscount will continue to add new revenues from the Freedom line to their existing core of business in advanced intercom systems. This will enable the company to demonstrate accelerating revenue growth and expanding operating margins.

For additional information, visit www.Viscount.com

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Viscount Systems, Inc. (VSYS) Adds High Profile Executive to Management Team

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Viscount Systems, a high technology supplier of security systems and software, announced the appointment of Dennis Raefield, a distinguished professional in the access control and security industry, as its Chief Operating Officer.

Dennis Raefield was previously President of Honeywell Access Systems, a $100M+ division of Honeywell International focused on manufacturing enterprise level access control systems for Fortune 100 clients. Mr. Raefield was also President of Pinkerton Systems Integration (now Securitas), a $70M+ security system integration business installing video, access control, and alarms to Fortune 500 clients. Prior, he owned Omega Corporate Security, a west coast premiere systems integrator based in the San Francisco area. Mr. Raefield holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and is a member of ASIS, SIA, ESA, ISIO, CAA, and CSAA.

“Dennis Raefield is a valuable addition to our management team,” stated Stephen Pineau, Viscount Systems’ Chief Executive Officer. “His profile and experience running some of the largest access control companies in the industry will bring enormous insight to our Company. We are honored that he has agreed to join our team.”

Mr. Raefield commented, “As a continuing Board member at Viscount, I am excited to move into the COO role to now be able to assist the company in growing to the next level. My responsibility will be to assist Mr. Stephen Pineau, Viscount’s CEO, in building the infrastructure required to handle our rapid growth from the new Freedom access control platform. Freedom is the first and only system that allows entry devices and other building automation systems to be connected to standard building IT networks without requiring expensive control panels that are programmed from a PC. Freedom changes the paradigm of IT-friendly access control. It eliminates up to 80% of the cost of traditional systems that require the installation of control panels. And, it utilizes existing logical IT security software (LDAP) to replace both the control panel component and the software component of traditional systems. Freedom puts Viscount in a powerful position that dramatically reduces system costs while providing a much more secure software solution.”

For more information, visit www.viscount.com

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