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ACRE acquires video powerhouse Razberi

November 11, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

LAS VEGAS—With the recent acquisition of Razberi Technologies, ACRE not only strengthens its video and communications business and product portfolio, but also adds technology options on the access control side.   ACRE CEO Joseph Grillo told Security Systems News he is excited to bring on a company of Razberi’s caliber. “Razberi is a company that is focused on adding value and participates in one of the fastest growing parts of security, which is video surveillance, and...

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ACRE partners with WaveLynx Technologies

October 21, 2020SSN Staff

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced that the ACRE brands — RS2, Vanderbilt and Open Options — will launch ACT ID, a new cloud-based mobile credential application. “Mobility is an integral part of the goal of forward-thinking enterprise organizations, as more organizations look for way to leverage more touchless access control and seamless visitor management...

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Vanderbilt unveils Zero-touch, cloud-issued mobile credentials

October 14, 2020SSN Staff

PARSIPPANY, N.J.—Vanderbilt, a global provider of state-of-the-art video, access control and intrusion security systems, announced the introduction of Vanderbilt Mobile ACT ID, featuring zero-touch, cloud-issued credentials for seamless integration into its access control solutions. The result is the ability to easily issue new credentials, as well as instantly grant and restrict access for office buildings, government facilities, healthcare institutions, schools, residences and a growing...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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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