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ACRE strengthens management team with two key hires

February 28, 2020SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ACRE announced the addition of Jim Kelly as chief revenue officer starting on March 1, 2020, and Chuck O'Leary as president of Open Options, an ACRE company based in Addison, Texas. Kelly brings a wealth of experience having had successful positions at Software House, Sensormatic, Tyco International and Johnson Controls. While at Software House, he led the sales and marketing efforts to build the business from $2 million to $120 million in North America. While at Johnson Controls,...

ACRE, Chuck O'Leary, Jim Kelly, new hires, Open Options


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State of the physical access control market, part II

October 2, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

Editor's Note: State of the access control market, part I revealed the top five, current trends in the market as explained by industry-leading physical access control-minded security professionals of security- and physical access control-focused companies producing and offering first-class technologies and services.YARMOUTH, Maine—Security brands and companies offer varying technologies, products and services within the physical access control (PAC) market today; therefore, all security companies...

access control, ACRE, Allegion, Brivo, HID Global, Kwikset, physical access control, smart home, SouthCo


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State of the access control market, part I

August 20, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space. At its core is some type of lock, mechanical or electronic, that must be breached legitimately, accidentally or forcefully to gain access. Once access is gained, the results can be advantageous, detrimental or even a combination of both. Although simple to define, the complexity lies in formulating the best access control plan using the best...

access control, Access Control Technologies, ACRE, Allegion, Brivo, Cloud, cloud based access control, Cybersecurity, HID Global, Internet of things


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ACRE to acquire RS2 Technologies

April 24, 2019Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global security company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RS2 Technologies in Munster, Ind., a deal that enhances ACRE's strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio.“RS2 is a well-known brand, and rapidly growing company that is well known for its technical expertise on the software side with a very good reseller network,” ACRE CEO Joe Grillo told Security Systems News. “The...

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ACRE to acquire Texas-based Open Options

December 19, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global security services and products company, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Open Options based in Addison, Texas. This purchase will enhance ACRE's strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio, particularly in North America.Financial details of the transaction were not released. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2018.ACRE's CEO, Joseph Grillo, stated that this...

ACRE, Comnet, Joe Grillo, Kim Loy, Open Options, Steve Fisher, Vanderbilt Industries


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ACRE, AlertEnterprise announce strategic alliance

September 12, 2018SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a provider of integrated technology solutions and services, announced today that ACRE, Vanderbilt and its subsidiaries, have entered into a strategic alliance with AlertEnterprise to expand and diversify technology options for customers.The AlertEnterprise suite of security convergence software, including its Physical Identity and Access Management solution, combined with the Vanderbilt Security Management Solution, will offer predictive analytics, compliance and advanced insider...

ACRE, AlertEnterprise, Jasvir Gill, Ron Virden, Vanderbilt


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ACRE COO looks at future of access control

May 23, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—Security Systems News caught up with ACRE COO Ron Virden, who this week published a great piece titled, “Electronic Access Control & The Future of Security: Is the Lock and Key Obsolete?” Virden noted in his article that the end of the traditional lock and key may be here as wireless technologies transform “the possibilities for electronic access control.” With Google and Amazon getting into the residential space, they are “really helping to drive that...

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ACRE announces senior leadership changes

April 4, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

ACRE, a global leader in providing security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced today the promotion of Andrew Acquarulo Jr. to president of ACRE Americas. Ronald Virden, who was recently named ACRE COO, will also assume the role of president of ACRE International. The evolution of the company's leadership roles will allow ACRE to refocus its efforts based on geographic regions, providing greater alignment between its Vanderbilt...

ACRE, Andrew Acquarulo Jr., Joe Grillo, Ronald Virden


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Five Questions: Ronald Virden

March 28, 2018Paul Ragusa, Editor

Ronald Virden was recently appointed COO for ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets. Virden is a seasoned global executive with extensive experience with Fortune 50 organizations, including most recently at UTC. Security Systems News asked him five questions.Are you married? Kids?I have been married to my wife Eileen for 26 years. We have two kids. My daughter, Kate, just got married a month ago, and...

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ACRE appoints Ron Virden as COO

February 28, 2018SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced the appointment of Ronald Virden as chief operating officer, effective April 1, 2018.With extensive experience in senior leadership roles with global entities, Virden will help to elevate ACRE's position in the electronic security marketplace, seek new opportunities for growth, and strengthen the momentum following recent strategic deals.“Following...

ACRE, Joe Grillo, Ron Virden


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