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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.

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.

ACRE Announces Senior Leadership Changes

Press Release: ACRE announced the promotion of Andrew Acquarulo Jr. as President of ACRE Americas. Ronald Virden, who was recently named ACRE COO, will also assume the role of President of ACRE International.

ACRE Announces Appointment of Ron Virden as Chief Operating Officer

PRESS RELEASE: Today ACRE announced the appointment of Ronald Virden as Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1, 2018. Virden is a seasoned global executive with extensive experience with Fortune 50 organizations.

ACRE Completes the Sale of Mercury Security to HID Global

Access Control Related Enterprises, LLC (ACRE) has completed the sale of Mercury Security (Mercury) to HID Global (HID), a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, AB.

ACRE Announces the Sale of Mercury Security Products

PRESS RELEASE: In a strategic move, ACRE, owner of Vanderbilt and ComNet, divests of Mercury Security Products to HID Global, a subsidiary of ASSA ABLOY, AB.

ACRE Announces the Acquisition of ComNet

PRESS RELEASE: The acquisition of ComNet builds on the ACRE family of companies, providing complimentary communication technologies utilized across its access control, intrusion, video and cloud-based product ranges.

Vanderbilt Acquires Dublin-Based Access Control Technology (ACT)

PRESS RELEASE: Vanderbilt’s CEO, Joseph Grillo, stated that this transaction will continue to expand Vanderbilt’s competitive position in a highly fragmented market with great growth potential.

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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 […]
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      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 […]
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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 […]
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    • 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 […]
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    • 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 […]