Welcome to Viscount

Delivering security systems rooted in technology advancement since 1969, Viscount Systems Inc. (OTCQB: VSYS) is a Nevada corporation with operations in the United States and Canada. Viscount products have been deployed in more than 35,000 sites in more than 30 countries, including commercial enterprises, schools, hospitals and government facilities.

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Who is Viscount?

Viscount is the leading provider of next generation, IT-centric access control and identity management applications.Viscount’s Freedom application platform allows seamless unification of the physical and digital security worlds. It replaces discrete, self-contained systems with an integrated security offering that is sophisticated enough to protect today’s critical business assets, and flexible enough to keep up with the evolving IT infrastructures of government and private organizations. Viscount’s innovative software provides “freedom” from the cost and cyber security risks associated with traditional hardware. It enables IT leaders to more effectively control access to areas and resources in their enterprise and fully leverage their investment in IT infrastructure.
Viscount offers a full suite of security solutions and services that address today’s physical security, regulatory and risk management challenges. Freedom’s patented, web-based software platform leverages an open architecture, integrating identity management and video surveillance. Freedom brings built-in cyber security protection to access control, reduces the cost of deployment and long term ownership, and provides a future-proof, highly scalable platform for unifying physical and logical security applications. Viscount’s Freedom Access Control Solution sets a higher performance standard as the next generation, IT-empowered physical access control system (PACS). Fully compliant with the US Government’s FIPS-201 standard and HSPD-12 initiative, Freedom allows enterprises to manage access control using low cost, IP encryption bridges instead of proprietary control panels, ushering in a new era of “software-centric” security solutions. With the Freedom Encryption Bridge, any card reader can be transformed into an IP-connected device. Access requests are sent as encrypted messages to a local or remote server(s), eliminating the need for high-cost, proprietary control panels. Viscount’s Freedom Encryption Bridges support all reader standards including contact/contactless smart card, proximity, magnetic stripe, barcode and FIPS-201 and can read virtually any credential format. Viscount’s Telephone Entry Systems product line includes a range of options that outpace the competition in aesthetics, resilience and functionality. For more than 20 years, Viscount has been leading the industry under the brand name EnterphoneTM, a durable, user friendly, integrated telephone entry access control solution for any size facility. Building tenants can communicate with visitors and can grant or deny entry, increasing overall safety and security. Today, over 2 million tenants in 35,000 buildings depend on Enterphone for secure visitor management and access control.
As cyberattacks aimed at U.S. businesses and government entities increase in scope and complexity, it’s important to protect critical infrastructure from every possible threat. Viscount offers a fully compliant security solution that provides protection from a broad range of security risks that can compromise facilities and systems. Rising terrorist threats caused the U.S. federal government to issue mandates in personal identity verification and credentials authentication to strengthen both physical and logical access control. These regulations, (HSPD-12 and FIPS-201), were designed to improve the identification and authentication of Federal employees and contractors for access to Federal facilities and information systems. Viscount is one of a select group of vendors that have been approved to provide federal agencies with products and services related to PACS management.
Innovation and technology leadership is a core value at Viscount. The company continues to invest in product development and building a strong portfolio of IP with 8 core patents and more than 60 claims filed since 2010 – earning a reputation for visionary product design and deployment that is unparalleled in the industry. Viscount System’s Inc. has won numerous awards including most recently a “Be What’s Next” award from Microsoft Corp, and will continue to be the leader in security systems advancement.

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