(Burnaby, BC - December 12, 2012) - Viscount Systems Inc., a high technology supplier of security systems and software, today announced the addition of Dennis Raefield as its Chief Operating Officer.
Dennis Raefield has a long and distinguished career in the access control and security industry. Mr. Raefield was President of Honeywell Access Systems, a $100M+ division of Honeywell International, which manufactures enterprise level access control systems for Fortune 100 clients. Prior, Mr. Raefield was President of Pinkerton Systems Integration (now Securitas), a $70M+ security system integration business installing video, access control and alarms to Fortune 500 clients. He was also Owner/CEO of Omega Corporate Security, a west coast premier systems integrator based in the San Francisco area. Mr. Raefield holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and is a member of ASIS, SIA, ESA, ISIO, CAA, and CSAA.
Stephen Pineau, Viscount Systems' Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Dennis Raefield is a valuable addition to our management team. His profile and experience running some of the largest access control companies in the industry will bring enormous insight to our Company. We are honored that he has agreed to join our team."
Mr. Raefield remarked, "As a continuing Board member at Viscount, I am excited to move into the COO role to now be able to assist the company in growing to the next level. My responsibility will be to assist Mr. Stephen Pineau, Viscount's CEO, in building the infrastructure required to handle our rapid growth from the new Freedom access control platform. Freedom is the first and only system that allows entry devices and other building automation systems to be connected to standard building IT networks without requiring expensive control panels that are programmed from a PC. Freedom changes the paradigm of IT-friendly access control. It eliminates up to 80% of the cost of traditional systems that require the installation of control panels. And, it utilizes existing logical IT security software (LDAP) to replace both the control panel component and the software component of traditional systems. Freedom puts Viscount in a powerful position that dramatically reduces system costs while providing a much more secure software solution."