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State of the access control market, part I

Current physical access control (PAC) trends shaping the security industry
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08/20/2019

YARMOUTH, Maine—The concept of access control is simple — to allow or restrict people, animals or things from gaining access to a particular space.

ACRE to acquire RS2 Technologies

CEO Joe Grillo speaks with SSN about the deal and path forward
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04/24/2019

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global security company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RS2 Technologies in Munster, Ind., a deal that enhances ACRE’s strategic expansion plans for strengthening its access control business and product portfolio.

ACRE to acquire Texas-based Open Options

Deal strengthens company’s access control business in North America
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12/19/2018

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global security services and products company, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Open Options based in Addison, Texas.

ACRE announces senior leadership changes

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ACRE, a global leader in providing security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced today the promotion of Andrew Acquarulo Jr. to president of ACRE Americas.

ACRE appoints Ron Virden as COO

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02/28/2018

LAS VEGAS—ACRE, a global provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, announced the appointment of Ronald Virden as chief operating officer, effective April 1, 2018.

ACRE to sell Mercury Security to HID Global

HID plans for tighter integration between controllers and readers
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09/20/2017

LAS VEGAS—Access Control Related Enterprises LLC, owner of Vanderbilt and ComNet, recently announced the sale of Mercury Security Products to HID Global, a brand under ASSA ABLOY. Mercury is a supplier of OEM access control hardware.

ACRE LLC acquires ComNet

Deal adds telecom infrastructure to support video surveillance efforts
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12/14/2016

NEW LONDON and DANBURY, Conn.—ACRE LLC, the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Industries, Mercury Security and recently acquired ACT in Ireland, announced this week the acquisition of Communication Networks LLC (ComNet), a manufacturer of video and data transmission equipment based in Danbury, Conn.

Vanderbilt finalizes acquisition of ACT

Deal adds cloud-based solution to company’s product portfolio
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11/09/2016

WIESBADEN, Germany—Vanderbilt, a global security systems provider, finalized on Nov. 1 its purchase of Access Control Technology Ltd., a Dublin-based company that specializes in cloud-based access control and video management solutions.

Matt Barnette named president of Mercury Security

Former AMAG president takes over for Steve Wagner, who is retiring
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06/01/2016

LONG BEACH, Calif.—Matthew Barnette today was named president of access control manufacturer Mercury Security.

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