Open Options has appointed Steve Wagner as the company’s new President. Steve began his career in the industry in 1986 as VP of Sales & Marketing for Checkpoint Systems. He moved on to become the COO with HID Global for 8 years. In 2009, Steve became the President of Mercury Security and successfully grew that business which was eventually sold to HID Global/Assa Abloy. Steve brings a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to the Open Options team.
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.
Security professionals throughout the U.S. have one thing in common; they are all working diligently on trying to improve school safety and security. What can we do as Americans to better protect our students and faculty on a daily basis? As a father of three with the youngest still attending college, security is always at the forefront of my mind. With our facility only being 10 minutes from Sandy Hook, CT; school safety has always been our core mission as a manufacturer of physical security equipment. Aeroturn is always experimenting with ways to make our turnstiles unique and better able to protect our children and faculty across the country.
Aeroturn announced that the company will be exhibiting and showcasing its cutting edge turnstile solutions in booth #833 at the ISC East Show taking place at the Jacob Javits Center on November 14 and 15, 2018. ISC East is the Northeast’s largest security trade show where 7,000 security and public safety professionals convene in New York each year to meet experts from over 250 leading security brands.
3xLOGIC announced the successful integration of the company’s infinias access control software with Allegion’s Engage platform of wireless locks. Wireless locks are the controller, reader, power, door contact, and lock hardware all bundled together in one easy-to-install device. Allegion Wireless Locksets integrated with infinias are modular and customized for either mortise or cylinder locks. These wireless locks also offer custom lever styles and finishes, making them versatile for almost any residential or commercial door.
The common methods of accessing workspaces —physical keys, keycards and FOBs— all share some of the same downsides: they are expensive to create, maintain and replace, they provide limited cross-door accessibility and present massive security concerns. To dig deeper, we commissioned a survey of over 1,000 U.S. respondents who work in office buildings and found that traditional methods of accessing spaces are costly and vulnerable.
Lenel offers an extensive set of new features and utilities with the introduction of OnGuard®version 7.5. The enhanced OnGuard 7.5 access control solution deepens Lenel’s focus on unification, mobility, cybersecurity and cloud compatibility with platform updates, including enriched browser clients and a next-generation visitor management suite – all adding to its already substantial capabilities. Lenel is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
DW® announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Harco HIS to represent the company in the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA). DW consistently receives product inquiries from end-user customers in these important markets. The agreement with Harco will assure the company professional representation and support for our complete surveillance solutions. This new agreement with Harco HIS signals DW’s expansion into the broader global market.
Aeroturn LLC, announced that the company was selected by Alliance Security to deliver a state-of-the-art turnstile solution for a high-profile New York based global media giant. Alliance Security is headquartered in New York and deploys a portfolio of security technology installation and managed service offerings.
Arteco has completed its integration with Paxton’s networked access control system, Net2. The combination of these two leading solutions enables users to gain additional levels of intelligence from their security infrastructure. By integrating the Arteco Video Event Management Systems (VEMS) with Paxton’s access control platform through Arteco Open Connector, users can combine video and access control events to gain new insights into potential risks or incidents. Paxton’s Net2 range devices are manageable within Arteco NEXT VEMS, enabling enables operators to control Paxton’s access control systems in combination with video surveillance cameras, intrusion systems, video analytics and other integrated devices, from one centralized interface.