BURNABY, BC—Viscount Systems, a developer and manufacturer of IT-based solutions for physical security systems, has received orders to retrofit a mixed-use complex in Vancouver, BC 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 is just under $200,000.
“This project highlights a primary advantage of our Freedom access control technology for retrofit projects,” noted 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.”