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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.

Joe Grillo Named #1 Influencer in Security, Discusses Vanderbilt, Emerging Trends

Joe Grillo has been named IFSEC’s #1 Influencer in Security. In this video interview with IFSEC Global News, Joe discusses Vanderbilt’s growth as well as current and emerging trends in the access control industry.

Vanderbilt Completes Acquisition of Siemens Security Products

PRESS RELEASE: Strategic global expansion delivers more comprehensive range of products. The purchase, originally announced in October 2014, adds significant technology capabilities and advantages to the existing product portfolio.

Vanderbilt Acquires Ingersoll Rand Software & Controllers Unit

PRESS RELEASE: Vanderbilt Industries is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Ingersoll Rand Software & Controllers business unit effective August 31, 2012. The product portfolio includes SMS, SEVMS and the “bright blue” access control systems.

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      If you have ever wondered when is a good time to call the Professional Services team at Open Options, consider the scenario one customer had: Conversion from a Vanderbilt Control System to DNA Fusion. Change out controllers to talk to the existing system’s sub-controllers. No experience with Vanderbilt hardware or Mercury hardware. Only scattered reports […]
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      By Chuck O’Leary, President of Open Options Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the security industry has changed dramatically in just a few short months. Integrators and security directors are faced with new challenges since the coronavirus has hit which requires them to think beyond just physical access security. They are beginning to break […]
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      As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and our customers look for ways to reopen their facilities safely Open Options training sessions have looked at a variety of new challenges and solutions. The ongoing training events, both online and in-person, have seen questions shift from normal installation and operating questions to the integration of medical devices, sanitization […]
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      A customer wanted to use one of Open Options newer integrations of the Engage IP doors but soon “hit a wall” when they were unable to add any additional gateways beyond 255. The fact that this is a common hard stop in technology didn’t make the customer feel better, as the project came to a […]
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      Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies are instituting a new policy requiring that all employees, contractors, and visitors pass through a temperature checkpoint prior to granting them access into a building.  Training on how to link access control with medical technology, such as thermal scanners to take people’s temperature, is available from […]