SOURCE: Viscount Systems Inc.

March 28, 2006 09:00 ET

Viscount CEO Presents MESH at ASIS Conference

BURNABY, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2006 -- Viscount Systems Inc. (OTC BB: VSYS) today announced President and CEO, Stephen Pineau, presented "High Availability Physical Security, Reducing Liability by Eliminating Control Hardware" to delegates at the recent ASIS - Emerging Trends in Security conference in Las Vegas. Mr. Pineau's presentation described how MESH technology can reduce the liability organizations face when traditional system fail. In particular, he described how MESH LANBot servers provide the industry's first practical hardware backup solution in comparison to traditional controllers which, in event of failure, require servicing and degraded security. As well, he described how MESH addressable devices provide better tools to react to problems as they arise.

"Security is generally required to protect people and property and to mitigate risk," noted Mr. Pineau. "Yet, traditional systems also introduce elements that put organizations at risk. Cases included an unreported traditional controller/reader failure at a critical hospital storage door and the litigation that followed. There are many other mission critical applications where the failure of traditional systems creates organizational unreported risks and risks associated with long service cycles. This includes any controlled gate, emergency medical and fire suppression storage, and even industrial applications where a spare part protected behind an unusable door creates business loss issues."

"The presentation was very well received and many attendees agree that is this the direction the industry must go. We received some very good leads. Attendees were also impressed with our new MESH Quickconnect readers, which allow end-users to self service when required and eliminate system downtime. With the release of our new MESH Version 5 we are now in position to surpass the requirements of the traditional Enterprise Class system used by these attendees and with a feature/benefit set that can't be matched."

About Viscount Systems

Viscount Systems Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of telecommunications and electronic door control access systems for the security industry. From 1969-1997 Viscount was an R&D affiliate of Telus, itself a controlled subsidiary of GTE, now Verizon Communications. The company's diverse line of products are designed to improve safety and manage security for property owners and users. Viscount's products have been installed in approximately 35,000 sites in over 30 countries and are sold through a 500 member, North America-wide dealer network comprised of security equipment vendors.

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