News

ACRE Reflects on 2020

There wasn’t a whole lot about 2020 that screamed “normal,” but ACRE and its brands have remained confident and hopeful that the physical security market will stand this test like it has done so many times before. In this blog article, we’re reflecting on the year and sharing some of the biggest highlights.

ACRE Acquires Texas-Based Razberi Technologies


Today ACRE announced the acquisition of Razberi Technologies based in Farmers Branch, Texas. This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its video and communications business and product portfolio.

ACRE Partners with WaveLynx Technologies to Drive Mobile Access Control Growth Across its Brands

ACRE announced today that the ACRE brands will launch ACT ID, a new cloud-based mobile credential application that enables organizations to utilize both iOS and Android smartphones with existing WaveLynx multi-technology readers.

Kim Loy Honored as a 2020 Women of Technology and IoT Recipient

Kim Loy, ACRE’s Chief Product Officer, was recently recognized in Connected World’s annual 2020 Women of Technology and IoT list of up-and-coming powerful women in technology who are driving insights and innovation across a host of vertical markets.

International Security Journal speaks to ACRE President David Sullivan

ACRE’s David Sullivan talks about the power of leadership during times of crisis, how Vanderbilt Industries and ComNet are teaming up to maximize effectiveness and his history in the security industry.

A Video Conversation with Joe Grillo and Inside Access Control Podcast

Joe Grillo sits down with host Lee Odess to discuss the impact that the current COVID-19 pandemic has had on business and how ACRE is navigating these unpredictable times.

ACRE Brands Respond to Coronavirus Pandemic

Each of the ACRE brands has established business continuity plans and guidelines to help guide us through every step of the coming days while maintaining the customer support and service that each of them is known for providing.

ACRE to Strengthen Its Management Team with Two New Key Hires

Press Release: ACRE announced today that it will be adding two key industry people, Jim Kelly and Chuck O’Leary, to the ACRE management roster.

ACRE Brands to Present at ISC West 2020

Join ACRE brands Open Options, RS2 Technologies and Vanderbilt during ISC West 2020 as they present the SIA Education Session “Building a Focus on Customer Service and Training.”

Joe Grillo Chats with SP&T News in Canada

Get rare insight into ACRE’s backstory and Joe’s takeaways from the past seven years as he talks about the past, his vision for the ACRE brands and addressing the changing needs of the marketplace.

Joe Grillo on the “State of the Access Control Market” (Pt2)

In part two of this series covering the state of the access control market, Joe Grillo shares his thoughts as Security Systems News explores the customer’s point of view while identifying the strengths and market gaps shaping this niche of the security industry.

Why manufacturers must change their cybersecurity mindset.

Kim Loy takes a critical look ahead at how manufacturers must incorporate cybersecurity in their product roadmaps to address potential vulnerabilities and ensure strengthened devices.

The “Security Beat” Report from Day 1 at GSX 2019

SecurityInformed.com reported a busy first day at GSX 2019. ACRE’s Joe Grillo attended and caught up with SI’s Larry Anderson at the RS2 booth for some industry talk.

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 hot topics.

Joe Grillo Weighs In on “State of the Access Control Market”

In part one of a two-part article covering the state of the access control market, Joe Grillo shares his thoughts as Security Systems News explores the major trends shaping this niche of the security industry.

NEWS FROM OUR BRANDS

  • RSS Vanderbilt Industries RSS Feed

  • RSS Latest updates from ComNet

  • RSS Open Options

    • Integrator Spotlight
      Genesis Datacom Pictured: (Left) Zach Wirges, President & (Right) Robert Bandy, Vice President Open Options and Genesis Datacom, a top-tier integrator, are working together to help an increasing number of end-users transition from proprietary, limited, and complex access control systems to an open, easier-to-use, scalable security solution. Teaming up has allowed them to solve real-world […]
    • Customer Support Planning for 2021
      2020 brought on new challenges that all evolved due to the Pandemic. As a result, we had to provide our customers support remotely.  This re-iterated the need for us to increase and improve our knowledge base materials across the board.    Thus, our goal in 2021 will be to work on building our knowledge-based library to better assist our customers with the tools they need to be successful.   Here are just a few new tools Open Options plans to […]
    • Professional Services Planning for 2021
      Although 2020 was a rollercoaster of a year that most people with whom I spoke were glad to see the end, one of the positive things that came out of it was how it caused everyone to learn to be more like water – more fluid. It compelled everyone to stretch to a new level […]
    • Open Options 2021 Outlook
      Despite the unprecedented challenges last year has brought, there are many things to be thankful for and look forward to in the upcoming year.
    • Top 7 DNA Fusion Features for Version 7.9
      DNA Fusion 7.9 brings many exciting improvements. Today we will highlight the most notable additions. To view all 84 improvements and new features view the change log here. For customers interested in upgrading to DNA 7.9 contact your Integrator or email us at insidesales@ooaccess.com and we will connect you with someone who can help. 1. Salient […]
  • RSS Razberi Technologies Blog