Viscount's MESH to Secure New Landmark Phoenix High Rise

Burnaby, B.C. -- Viscount Systems Inc. has announced the company's MESH system has been selected by Grace Communities and IPN to secure its new 44 Monroe project being constructed in downtown Phoenix. Located at the corner of Monroe and 1st Avenue, 44 Monroe is destined to be one of the tallest buildings in Phoenix and one of the city's most prestigious residential addresses. Viscount dealer Teknon, partnered with IPN, will be providing a complete complement of MESH Touch Screen Visitor Stations, Keyfob access and security, AMX home automation, and an array of state-of-the-art technology. Teknon has additional MESH projects booked including Portales Place www.portalesplace.net and X Ten Wine Lofts www.tenlofts.net. Both are luxury condominium projects underway in Scottsdale, Arizona, and are also by Grace Communities.

"We are now shipping increasing numbers of MESH systems awarded earlier this year and booking additional projects with the same developers," stated Stephen Pineau, President and CEO of Viscount. "Grace Communities is making a real statement with 44 Monroe and MESH is designed for developers who want the best. We are also very happy to be involved with Teknon. Teknon is a new type of integrator with strong experience in data and MESH is the type of system that allows them to leverage their core expertise."

Viscount dealer Teknon will install Access Control for the 34-story, 204 Luxury condominiums project. A MESH Main outside wall-mounted unit with vandal-resistant touch color screen will be installed as well as a built-in color camera to record photo ID of all inbound guests with time and date DVR recorder. A CATV private channel interface to Main MESH panel will provide a live view of guest calling apartment, key fob readers will allow for common doors for Pool, Business Offices, Gym, and the Media Room. A MESH Mini Server will be installed for integration to CCTV Color Cameras, MESH software will be used for on site administration programming and view access.

"We are negotiating many different types of projects and this project represents how MESH provides the absolute leading edge in security that can be used as a marketing tool," commented Kennard Snider, Teknon Director of New Business Development. Teknon and DDI working with IPN have designed the High Definition DirecTV distribution infrastructure as well as the data / voice cabling infrastructure, and wireless Internet access for 44 Monroe and other Grace Communities projects.

Teknon www.teknon.com, is an innovative company with a 20-year history of customer satisfaction. Teknon offers a turnkey solution involving cable plant installation, integration of voice, network and access control systems allowing the customer one single point of contact for all communication needs. With complete US coverage, Teknon is particularly strong in national deployments and project implementation.

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.

Additional information on Viscount's products may be obtained online at www.viscount.com.

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