Viscount Systems Receives Microsoft “Be What’s Next” Award

  Viscount Systems Receives Microsoft “Be What’s Next” Award

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BURNABY, British Columbia -- January 23, 2013

Viscount Systems (OTC Markets:VSYS), a leading-edge, high technology supplier
of security systems and software, is pleased to announce that it has received
a “Be What’s Next” award from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for its
participation in Microsoft Global Security’s Good Samaritan Project that was
submitted to the Microsoft “What’s Next” competition. The Good Samaritan
Project was designed to create a social network of employees to reply to and
assist in the event of emergencies by using the Freedom security platform to
integrate Microsoft Kinect software with Microsoft Windows phones through an
Azure Cloud application. When the Kinect software identifies an emergency
condition, Freedom Cloud software is used to identify staff in the relevant
Freedom access control zone to send an emergency assistance message on their
Windows phone.

“We were very pleased to have the opportunity to work on this project with
Microsoft Global Security and to share in this honor,” noted Stephen Pineau,
President and CEO of Viscount. “Viscount’s part of the Good Samaritan project
focused on applying Microsoft’s leading edge Cloud and mobile platforms to the
security industry. This project and our other R&D initiatives have resulted in
the company filing numerous patents in the past year that relate to the Cloud,
mobile devices, NFC, converged logical/physical identity management, smart
cards, identity management and visitor management. As we begin to
commercialize these products we believe that we are well positioned to become
the leading provider of mobile and cloud solutions to the physical security

About Viscount Systems

Viscount Systems Inc., designs unified IT and physical security software
platforms for building security and emergency planning. Recent awards include
SIA Convergence Solution of the Year 2011 and Homeland Securities Platinum
Award for Emergency Response and Gold Award for Access Control at GOVSEC 2011.

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