Mercury Security Corp News

Further acquisitions in the pipeline for parent company ACRE

One of the biggest recent security divestitures in the news was the sale of Mercury Security to HID Global, which occurred around a year ago. The seller in that transaction was ACRE (Access Control Related Enterprises), also the parent company of Vanderbilt and ComNet. We recently spoke to founder and CEO Joe Grillo, a 30-year industry veteran, about the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, ACRE’s future, and new opportunities opened up by the Mercury sale. Q: What’s new wit...

Altronix introduces Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure and Power Integration Solutions at GSX 2018

Altronix, the provider of power and transmission solutions for the professional security industry, introduces the latest additions to its popular series of Trove Access and Power Integration Solutions here at GSX 2018 (booth #1950). The new Trove1M1WP outdoor enclosure with backplane allows for easy integration with Altronix power and Mercury/Lenel access controllers. The new Trove Rackmount Series accommodates access controllers from leading manufacturers expanding versatility beyond wall-mount...

Genetec showcases Security Center, Mission Control and Clearance business intelligence solutions at GSX 2018

At GSX 2018 on booth # 2951, Genetec Inc. (‘Genetec’), a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, will demonstrate how true unification enables organisations to deploy a single platform that enhances situational awareness, streamlines and simplifies the operator experience, and reduces total cost of ownership. Specifically, Genetec will showcase the latest version of Security Center -- the company’s unified platfo...

Apollo Security appoints security expert Reuben Rebullar as Director of Engineering

Apollo Security, a premier provider of access control and alarm monitoring solutions for over 30 years announces the appointment of Reuben Rebullar as Director of Engineering. Mr. Rebullar will be responsible for ongoing development and expansion of Apollo’s robust open hardware platform and feature rich software platform. Integrated security systems expert Mr. Rebullar joins Apollo with 12 years of experience in the hardware and software industry, most recently serving as Engineering Ma...

Has consolidation shifted to the security integrator/installer market?

Consolidation – a decrease in the number of companies in a market achieved through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) – has been an important trend among manufacturers in the physical security market for many years. More recently, the trend has also appeared to extend to the integrator market. Larger integrators have been buying up other large integrators; in some cases, they have also been buying up smaller, regional integrators to expand their geographic coverage area. We wondered...

How physical security consultants ensure cybersecurity for end users

Cybersecurity talk currently dominates many events in the physical security industry. And it’s about time, given that we are all playing catch-up in a scary cybersecurity environment where threats are constant and constantly evolving. I heard an interesting discussion about cybersecurity recently among consultants attending MercTech4, a conference in Miami hosted by Mercury Security and its OEM partners. The broad-ranging discussion touched on multiple aspects of cybersecurity, including...

ASSA ABLOY partners with USO at ISC West 2018 to provide deployment kits to military troops

ASSA ABLOY is excited to announce a partnership with the USO at ISC West 2018 that will provide deployment kits loaded with food, toiletries and other personal items, for active duty military personnel waiting on their personal gear to join them at their destination. Both ASSA ABLOY and the USO are inviting all attendees of the show to stop by and help pack the 300 kits at the ASSA ABLOY booth (#8061). The event continues the collaboration between ASSA ABLOY and the USO to find innovative ways...

Mercury Security hosts SIA panel on cyber hardening access control systems at ISC West 2018

Mercury Security, a global provider of OEM access control hardware and part of HID Global, will host a panel discussion on best practices for hardening an access control infrastructure for enhanced security at next week’s ISC West conference in Las Vegas. Mercury partners will also debut the new Authentic Mercury MR Series 3 SIO modules that feature enhanced cybersecurity and advanced integration capabilities in their respective booths. Integrating IT security best practices Matt Barnett...

HID Global to present in SIA educational sessions and community events at ISC West 2018

HID Global, a global provider of trusted identity solutions, will showcase its portfolio of solutions that power trusted identities in HID booth #11063 at next week’s ISC West in Las Vegas. The company will also present in several Security Industry Association (SIA) educational sessions and local community events during the conference. HID Global collaborates with Mission 500 HID is participating in a number of charitable events within the Las Vegas community in partnership with Mission...

Open platform access control the focus at MercTech4 event in Miami, Florida

Open architecture in physical access control is built around Mercury Security’s access control panels, the de facto standard embraced by more than two dozen access control original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Mercury and several of its OEMs teamed up March 3-4 to present MercTech4, a conference in Miami aimed at updating security consultants about the latest developments related to the Mercury platform. MercTech4 highlighted a new generation of access control products, which are incre...

WaveLynx Technologies announces release of SIA-Standard OSDP Access Reader

WaveLynx Technologies, a developer of customisable physical security readers and credentialing, announced the release of their newest wall mount access reader to their Ethos product portfolio. The Ethos product line are the first access readers manufactured to leverage the full extent of the Security Industry Association’s (SIA) Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) V2.1.7 specification with the use of Secure Channel-encrypted communication and remote upgrade and maintenance capabilities....

Midpoint Security releases CredoID open platform access control software

Midpoint Security introduces a free edition of CredoID access control software, compatible with HID VertX controllers, Edge IP readers, Mercury Controllers, Suprema biometric IP and wireless Aperio locks by Assa Abloy. The free life-time license of CredoID supports systems of up to 20 readers and includes all basic access control functions, as well as floorplans, attendance reports, and operator action logging, all delivered via an intuitive multilingual interface. With more than 2000 CredoID sy...