Viscount Systems to deploy biometric access control at federal hospital facility

July 23, 2013 - 

Viscount Systems has announced that its Freedom access control system will be installed at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital facility.

According to the company, this is now the third federal agency to deploy the Freedom system.

Reported previously, Viscount’s Freedom system was also just deployed at a U.S. Department of Labor facility in Atlanta. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest U.S. government agency outside the U.S. Department of Defense.

“We are pleased to continue to see increased interest in Freedom due to its inherent advantages for government facilities – high security and low cost” Stephen Pineau, CEO of Viscount said. “This project also demonstrates our advantages in securing medical and hospital facilities. We have invested heavily in designing the most cyber hardened, FIPS 201 compliant physical security system and special applications to simplify access control and alarm management. This investment is now paying off.”

According to a recently published report on the electronic access control market – to which biometrics is a major contributor — by 2017, the total market will reach $16.3 billion, at a 7% CAGR.


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