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Viscount awarded contract to secure New Mexico school district

Systems to be used for physical security and safety


BURNABY, British Columbia—Viscount Systems, a high-tech supplier of security systems and software, has announced that its Freedom access control system will be installed at a series of K-12 schools in New Mexico. The Freedom systems are being used for physical security and safety.

“School districts everywhere are looking at creative ways to improve security but are also faced with budgetary limitations,” said 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.”

Viscount Systems Inc designs unified IT and physical security software platforms for building security and emergency planning. Recent awards include SIA Convergence Solution of the Year 2011 and Homeland Securities Platinum Award for Emergency Response and Gold Award for Access Control at GOVSEC 2011.