ACRE announced 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. ACRE’s CEO, Joseph Grillo, stated that this transaction will continue to expand ACRE’s competitive position in a highly fragmented market with great growth potential.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has appointed Susan Carioti, the vice president of certification, standards and guidelines at ASIS International, to a three-year term as a director-at-large on the ANSI board of directors. As a director-at-large, Carioti will work with members of the board to determine and approve the policies and direction of ANSI’s strategic vision, and in close collaboration with stakeholders from industry and government, to identify and develop standards and conformance-based solutions to national, international and global priorities.
Arecont Vision Costar announces that COM-TECH Systems, Inc. has joined as a new Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative for the US Southeast region. COM-TECH Systems, Inc. is proven throughout the Carolinas in the sale of structured cabling, data center and audio/visual products, and security technology. It supports customers through three regions, those being Charlotte/Western North Carolina, Raleigh/Eastern North Carolina, and South Carolina.
PSA announced general registration has opened for PSA TEC 2019. Discounted early bird pricing is available until January 12, 2019 for all attendees. Attendees are encouraged to register promptly to secure their seats. Waitlists will be utilized for sessions and certifications that reach capacity. This is the premier education and networking event for all professional systems integrators in the security and audio-visual markets.
ReconaSense announced two new members of the executive team. Pat Aiello joins as the vice president of global sales and Melanie Meyer Sommer serves as the vice president of marketing. Pat’s customer-centric and engaging leadership style will help accelerate the company’s go-to-market strategy to better serve its customers and partners. Melanie is a creative, performance-driven marketing leader bringing over 20 years of marketing and communications experience to ReconaSense.
Genetec announced that Security Center Omnicast™, its video management system (VMS), received the UL 2900-2-3 Level 3 cybersecurity certification. A long-standing advocate for cybersecurity and the ‘Security of Security’, Genetec participated in the UL evaluation process, which today validates its resilience against cyber-attack with the highest Level 3 (L3) assessment certification.
Arecont Vision Costar announces the signing of TMG Sales Agents, Inc. (TMGSA) as a new Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative. TMGSA will be focused exclusively on increasing sales support to customers and prospects in the state of Florida. Proven Manufacturer’s Representative Firm Will Focus on Growing Sales in Florida Market. The company’s portfolio is focused on leading products in the security, access control, surveillance, fire safety systems, structured cabling, and other low voltage industry products.
Bosch is growing with connected energy and building solutions. Last year, the Energy and Building Technology business sector sold some 13 million web-enabled devices – everything from connected heating, cooling, and ventilation systems in office buildings, to smart home applications. Bosch is also focusing on platforms and partnerships in its energy and building technology activities.
The Board of Directors of Digital Systems Corporation, the parent company of Galaxy Control Systems, a leading provider of integrated access control and security solutions, announced the appointment of Rick Caruthers to the position of President at Galaxy Control Systems. Effective immediately, this appointment reflects the company’s long-term planning and succession strategies.
AnyVision announced its strategic partnership with Telefónica. This partnership will enable AnyVision to integrate its advanced AI solutions into technology provided by Telefonica, across a variety of verticals, including homeland security, critical infrastructure, transportation, sports and entertainment, banks, smart cities and retail. AnyVision’s AI technology will enable Telefónica to deliver custom end-to-end solutions and turnkey projects to its customers.