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A GLOBAL LEADER IN NETWORKING AND SECURITY SOLUTIONS

ACRE combines the power of multiple brands operating in a number of enterprise markets to deliver disruptive technologies and services across the globe. The leadership position ACRE embodies in the innovative technology marketplace enables it to seek new opportunities the drive continued and sustained growth while strengthening momentum for future endeavors.

SIW Video: Joe Grillo at GSX 2019

In this “Caught On Camera” segment, SecurityInfoWatch.com catches up with Joe Grillo to discuss what drives ACRE’s M&A strategy, what he’s looking for in potential acquisition targets and other topics including his enthusiasm for mentoring industry startups and concerns about cybersecurity.

Networking in Harsh Conditions

Harsh industrial applications require environmentally hardened products, as the network and the information delivery system have to be up to the task of working at all times, under any conditions. ComNet’s product team gives Security Infowatch a check list of what to look for when choosing equipment.

Kim Loy Selected for IFSEC Influencers 2020 Judging Panel

Kim Loy, Chief Product Officer at ACRE and Member of the Board of Directors for the Security Industry Association (SIA), has been selected to join the International Judging Panel for the IFSEC Global “Top Influencers in Security & Fire” for 2020.

Vanderbilt Launches New Webshop

Vanderbilt has phased out its SPIAP platform, replacing it with a new user-friendly shopping experience that simplifies users’ account administration.

The new webshop is supported by Shopware, responsive on all devices and allows customers to place orders 24/7, 365 days per year with real-time pricing and availability.

Q & A with Egis Capital Partners’ Robert Chefitz, an ACRE Equity Partner

SecurityInfoWatch.com recently caught up with Robert Chefitz, Managing Partner at Egis Capital, to get his thoughts on which industry technologies and services are trending up, what characteristics he believes make a company investable and why he chose to focus exclusively on investing in security companies.

School Security: Using Access Control to Protect Students and Staff

When any type or size of threat has been made evident to an educational institution, immediate security protocol nowadays typically involves securing the entire facility and taking all measures necessary to keep intruders out. Vanderbilt and its integration partners can ensure that a campus is prepared to protect its people and assets.

ACRE to Acquire Indiana-Based RS2 Technologies

ACRE announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RS2 Technologies, a technology-driven manufacturer of cutting-edge access control hardware and software based in Munster, Indiana. This transaction continues to expand ACRE’s position in the highly competitive market.

ACRE CMO to SIA: Leverage the Tech Customers Already Use to Build Stronger Solutions

CMO Kim Loy believes the pace of innovation in the security industry is finally catching up to that of technology already available to consumers.

In this SSI article she discusses the industry’s technology advancements and opportunities for women in the global workforce.

Video: Joe Grillo Interviewed by Security Systems News

SSN Editor Paul Ragusa speaks with ACRE CEO Joe Grillo live from the ISC West media studio covering topics such as the momentum of access control cloud-based technologies and worldwide initiatives for ACRE’s products in 2019-2020.

IoT Expert Commentary from Kim Loy on SecurityInformed.com

ACRE CMO and industry veteran Kim Loy writes Shifting Focus: Internet Of Things From The Security Manufacturer’s Perspective, exploring manufacturers’ responsibility for safeguarding data, engaging in vulnerability testing of products and incorporating stringent protections at every stage of product development.

ComNet Enhances Support Services with Vanderbilt Partnership

Vanderbilt and ComNet, both ACRE brands, announced a new strategic integration to offer customers an improved level of service.

The new partnership creates a collaboration between ComNet Europe and Vanderbilt International, leveraging internal systems and supply chain and logistics structures.

Applying Today's Access Control Trends to the Education Sector

2019 should be full of evolution and progress, as we’re seeing the latest technological advancements impact nearly every vertical in a positive manner. We look at how today’s access control trends, such as the cloud and mobility, will apply to the education market this year.

SecurityInfoWatch: Open Platform Solution Fuels ACRE Acquisition

ACRE recently acquired Open Options, solidifying the company’s strategic plans for strengthening its access control product offerings and extending its portfolio. In an interview with Security Technology Executive, Joe Grillo explains how this move will affect the future.

SDM Magazine: Practical Advice for Getting Surveillance Video From Point A to Point B

As cameras and other video devices demand greater power and greater transmission distances, integrators face numerous critical challenges in video system design and deployment. ComNet discusses how to achieve this.

Campus Security and Life Safety: Finding the Cure for Security

Bioscience is an industry that relies on innovation and creativity. So, when Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) in San Antonio, Texas found itself operating with an outdated security platform, its security team researched and discovered Open Options.

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SIW Video: Joe Grillo at GSX 2019

In this “Caught On Camera” segment, SecurityInfoWatch.com catches up with Joe Grillo to discuss what drives ACRE’s M&A strategy, what he’s looking for in potential acquisition targets and other topics including his enthusiasm for mentoring industry startups and concerns about cybersecurity.

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