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A Heartfelt Thank You

Today, our Founder Joe Grillo begins the transition of his role as CEO to the next generation of leadership. While he may have joked about retiring for some time, we never actually thought it would happen. But today, he’s closer to closing the book on this significant and impactful chapter. As we reflect on Joe’s history within the security industry, we are inspired and proud to be part of his evolution.

 ACRE Announces Don Joos as New CEO

ACRE announced that Don Joos will join the ACRE executive team as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 23, 2022. Don is a proven and experienced technology leader who is well-positioned to lead ACRE through its next phase of growth. 

 Joseph Grillo Announces Retirement from ACRE

ACRE announced today that Founder and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Grillo is retiring, effective May 20, 2022. A proven and respected leader, Grillo’s deep knowledge of the security and access control businesses resulted in strong operating results, a track record of 11 successful acquisitions, innovative solutions, and a relentless commitment to ACRE’s customers, partners, and employees.

ACRE Announces Key Acquisitions of Feenics & Matrix to Close Out 2021

ACRE announced today the strategic acquisitions of Feenics and Matrix Systems. “Our goal is to bring the industry’s best technology innovators into our network of brands,” said Joe Grillo, CEO, ACRE.

ACRE acquires Dublin, Ireland based TDS (Time Data Security)

ACRE announced today the acquisition of TDS based in Dublin, Ireland. This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening the product portfolio and geography in the UK and Europe and bringing new cloud-based visitor management and access control products to North America.

Security Today: Management, New Owner See a Brighter Future

ACRE CEO Joe Grillo and Chief Product Officer Kim Loy talk about the recent acquisition by Triton, the state of the industry during pandemic times, and ACRE’s future growth in this Security Today interview.

Triton Invests in ACRE

Funds advised by Triton signed an agreement to acquire ACRE, a leading end-to-end security solutions provider based in Dallas/USA and Dublin/Ireland. Triton will invest alongside the current management team of ACRE. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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.

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    • A Heartfelt Thank You
      Today, our Founder Joe Grillo begins the transition of his role as CEO to the next generation of leadership. While he may have joked about retiring for some time, we never actually thought it would happen. But today, he’s closer to closing the book on this significant and impactful chapter. It isn't easy to retire […]
    • One Show, One Team, One ACRE
      We were excited to have the opportunity to attend ISC West 2022 in Las Vegas last month, and we're so thankful for those that came to visit with us at the event. It was a busy few days for us, so there's a lot to cover. While nothing is quite like being live and in […]
    • Intelligent Security, the ACRE Way
      Here at ACRE, we are always looking for innovative ways to connect with our team, customers, and dealers. Earlier this year, we hosted our first-ever virtual Dealer Days meeting to connect with our diverse dealer network. With close to 300 attendees on both days, we were able to share insights from ACRE leadership, discuss expanded […]
    • The Lastest is Here! DNA Fusion 8.1.1 is Now Available
      Introducing DNA Fusion 8.1.1! We are excited to announce that the newest version of DNA Fusion is available now. Let’s take a look at how the latest release can benefit you!  DNA Fusion 8.1.1 Benefits The new update improves several features while also adding new abilities to the DNA Fusion solution. Customers will find that […]
    • ACRE Dealer Days Announcement
      New year, new opportunities, and we are excited to announce the ACRE Dealer Days 2022  virtual meetings! Dealer Days is an exclusive virtual conference where ACRE brands will gather to network, have interactive sessions, exciting giveaways, and more. We will be discussing ACRE solutions like Access It!, DNA Fusion, and the dealers that support and […]
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    • A Heartfelt Thank You
      Today, our Founder Joe Grillo begins the transition of his role as CEO to the next generation of leadership. While he may have joked about retiring for some time, we never actually thought it would happen. But today, he’s closer to closing the book on this significant and impactful chapter. It isn’t easy to retire […]
    • Unboxing the latest version of Access It!
      Good things just keep coming! The latest version of Access It! (9.1) has just been released, and it’s packed with all kinds of noteworthy updates. From unique, powerful integrations, enterprise-grade scalability opportunities, and updates for user experience to ensuring GDPR compliance, it’s all now available in Access It! 9.1. Here are a few of our […]
    • One Show, One Team, One ACRE
      We were excited to have the opportunity to attend ISC West 2022 in Las Vegas last month, and we’re so thankful for those that came to visit with us at the event. It was a busy few days for us, so there’s a lot to cover. While nothing is quite like being live and in […]
    • More Advanced Features, Access It! Version 9.0 Offers the Best Access Control
      Earlier this year, ACRE launched the latest version of Access It! Software platform. In our latest version, 9.0, we have updated our flagship access control solution with software upgrades that will further improve your performance, as well as enhance security. Here are a few of the key features that we think you absolutely need to […]
    • Intelligent Security, the ACRE Way
      Here at ACRE, we are always looking for innovative ways to connect with our team, customers, and dealers. Earlier this year, we hosted our first-ever virtual Dealer Days meeting to connect with our diverse dealer network. With close to 300 attendees on both days, we were able to share insights from ACRE leadership, discuss expanded […]