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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.

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

SIW recently caught up with Robert Chefitz, Managing Partner at Egis Capital, to get his thoughts on industry trends and what makes a company investable.

ACRE CMO: Leverage the Tech Customers Already Use

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 Interview with Security Systems News

SSN Editor Paul Ragusa speaks with ACRE CEO Joe Grillo live in this video interview from the ISC West media studio.

Press Release: 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.

How to Open Up Opportunities With Open Architecture

Joe Grillo, an SSI Industry Hall of Fame inductee, discusses current trends in the access control market with Security Sales & Integration’s Rodney Bosch.

Balancing the Scales – How Open Options Acquisition Complements New Owner ACRE

This SecurityInformed.com article explores ACRE’s recent acquisition that will increase the breadth of solutions offered by the global provider of security systems.

A Busy Year: Rapid Mergers & Acquisitions Suggests More To Come In 2019

Discussed in this SecurityInformed.com Security Beat article: Forecasting what’s to come this year for mergers and acquisitions in the physical security industry and how ACRE has been a major contributor to the recent flurry of M & A transactions activity.

Open Options Appoints Steve Wagner as President

Open Options, the leader in open platform access control solutions and an ACRE brand, has appointed industry veteran Steve Wagner, former COO of HID Global and former President of Mercury Security, as the company’s new President.

SDM Magazine: ACRE’s Joe Grillo Discusses the Recent Acquisition of Open Options

To gain more insight on ACRE’s recent Open Options acquisition, SDM spoke with Joe Grillo about the company’s expansion and its plans for the future.

Security InfoWatch: Open Platform Solutions Fuels ACRE Acquisition

In a one-on-one interview with Security Technology Executive’s Steve Lasky, ACRE CEO Joe Grillo looks at how this move will affect the future of the business.

Press Release: ACRE to Acquire Texas-Based Open Options

ACRE announced today that 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.

SecurityInformed Interview: What’s Next in the Pipeline for ACRE

Larry Anderson, Editor of Security Informed & Source Security, speaks to ACRE founder and CEO Joe Grillo about the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, ACRE’s future and new opportunities opened up by the Mercury Security sale.

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