Viscount Systems, a British Columbia-based security access technology provider, has won contracts to secure US government facilities in Florida and New Jersey. Awarded by the US Department of Homeland Security, the contracts will see Viscount provide access control technology to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) buildings in both states.
The contracts arrive in the wake of Viscount’s certification with Federal Credential and Access Management (FICAM), a US government initiative to enhance citizens’ cyber-security as government services move online, and to increase physical security at government-owned and -leased facilities.
A long-time industry player that got its start with Intercom phone-entry technology in the 1960s, Viscount has in recent years sought to re-establish itself as an innovator with its software-focused Freedom access control system. Freedom allows for the management of access technologies, including biometrics, though a building’s existing IT infrastructure. The system is a good fit for a government prioritizing cost-effective security technologies that can be installed relatively quickly and easily into pre-existing infrastructure.
September 29, 2014 – by Alex Perala