Vicon Chairman and CEO Announces Retirement

  Vicon Chairman and CEO Announces Retirement

Business Wire

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- February 27, 2013

Vicon Industries, Inc. (VII: NYSE-AMEX), a designer and producer of enterprise
class video security and surveillance systems, today announced that Kenneth M.
Darby has informed the Board of Directors of his decision to retire as Chief
Executive Officer and President no later than December 31, 2013. Mr. Darby,
67, will continue to serve in his current capacity, until a successor is named
and the CEO transition is complete.

The Board has formed a search committee and has retained The Onstott Group, an
executive recruiting firm, to assist in the CEO selection process of both
internal and external candidates. “For 35 years Ken has provided a unique and
extraordinary contribution to Vicon’s growth and success. As CEO and President
over the past 22 years, his leadership, integrity and dedication to the
Company, shareholders, customers and staff has served as an inspiration to
many. We are fortunate that Ken has agreed to stay on after December to serve
as Chairman of the Board of Directors. His guidance during this coming
transition period will be invaluable,” said Bernard F. Reynolds, Search
Committee Chairman, on behalf of the Board of Directors.

Vicon develops video management software and also designs, assembles, and
markets cameras, network video servers/recorders, encoders and storage medium.
Vicon products are used in video system applications principally for security,
surveillance, safety and communication purposes by a broad group of end users
worldwide.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements
about the adequacy of reserves, estimated costs, Company intentions,
probabilities, beliefs, prospects and strategies and its expectations about
expansion into new markets, growth in existing markets, enhanced operating
margins or growth in its business, are forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results and events may differ significantly
from those discussed in the forward-looking statements and the Company
undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements.

Contact:

Vicon Industries, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Joan Wolf, 631-650-6201