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

SourceSecurity talks to Joe Grillo and other security leaders about M&A activity in the coming year.

PRESS RELEASE: Open Options Appoints Steve Wagner as President

Open Options announced today it has appointed Steve Wagner as President.

Campus Security and Life Safety: Finding the Cure for Security

Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) in San Antonio, Texas found itself operating with an outdated security platform and found Open Options.

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

Yesterday ACRE announced that it would be acquiring the Texas-based Open Options, a 20-year-old access control company that has been a Mercury Security partner since 1997. Its first acquisition since 2016, this move strengthens ACRE’s access control business and expands its product portfolio that already includes brands such as ComNet and ATC.

Security Systems News: ACRE to Acquire Texas-based Open Options

This purchase will enhance ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio, particularly in North America.

ACRE to Acquire Texas-based Open Options

Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 17, 2018 – ACRE, a global leader providing state-of-the-art security systems, 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. This is the latest M&A activity […]

SecurityInformed: Further Acquisitions in the Pipeline for Parent Company ACRE

SecurityInformed Editor Larry Anderson sat down recently with Grillo to discuss how ACRE is poised to make a move before the end of the year. 

ACRE, AlertEnterprise Announce Strategic Alliance

ACRE, Vanderbilt and its subsidiaries, has entered into a strategic alliance with AlertEnterprise to expand and diversify technology options for customers. The AlertEnterprise suite of security convergence software, combined with the Vanderbilt Security Management Solution, will offer predictive analytics, compliance and advanced insider threat management capabilities.

Webcast: ACRE COO Ron Virden Speaks with Security Systems News

Ron Virden joined Security Systems News Editor Paul Ragusa for his weekly Leadership Talks Webcast, covering a variety of topics.

IFSEC Interview with Joe Grillo: Key Focuses for 2018

Joe Grillo discusses Vanderbilt’s recent wins in the European market, long-term strategies and the merits of ACT365, a new cloud-based access control and video management solution.

ACRE CEO Named as IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencer 2018

CEO Joe Grillo has been named as a 2018 IFSEC Global Security & Fire Influencer in the Security Tech Leaders category for his ability to drive technological innovation and elevate the industry globally. 

ACRE CEO Joe Grillo Inducted into SSI Hall of Fame Class of 2018

CEO Joe Grillo has been inducted into the Security Sales & Integration Industry Hall of Fame, joining nearly 100 security leaders recognized for their unforgettable impact on the industry over the course of their career.