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ACRE CEO Joe Grillo inducted into SSI Hall of Fame Class of 2018

ACRE, the provider of security products and solutions for the access control, intrusion, smart traffic and video surveillance markets, has announced that CEO Joe Grillo has been inducted into the Security Sales and Integration (SSI) Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Grillo joins nearly 100 security leaders recognised for their “unforgettable impact on the industry” over the course of their career.

Founded in 2004, the SSI Industry Hall of Fame represents the highest honour for extraordinary professionalism, conduct and achievement, paying tribute to individuals who are instrumental in improving the security industry. Inductees are nominated by past inductees and other luminaries, citing the impact each has had over a long and illustrious career.

Grillo, a 30-year electronic access control manufacturing veteran, was chosen for his proven track record of growing, acquiring and restructuring businesses.

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Joe Grillo

“Growing sales in a highly competitive market is difficult, but I thrive on successfully meeting the goals of an organisation through development and profitability,” explained Grillo. “I’m honoured to be recognised by the Industry Hall of Fame alongside an incredible group of hardworking executives. Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to be able to enjoy what I do.”

Grillo was instrumental in helping HID grow from a $15 million card and reader company to a dominant $100 million-plus industry leader by 2000, also leading the effort to sell HID to ASSA ABLOY in 2001.

In 2012, he founded ACRE LLC as a platform to consolidate electronic security acquisitions, forming Vanderbilt out of the Ingersoll Rand Software and Controllers product portfolio while adding Siemens AG’s former Security Products Division, Access Control Technologies and ComNet.

Grillo also added Mercury Security and later re-sold to HID Global in 2017.

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ONVIF targets future Profile developments at 2014 Annual Membership Meeting

ONVIF – the global standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products – hosted its annual Membership Meeting late last month. Attendees heard presentations on ONVIF success stories from 2014 (including the release of two new Profiles), as well as an outline of new initiatives in the pipeline for 2015 (among them the release of Profile Q and a new client test tool).

The audience at this year’s meeting, which for the first time was held via webinar, enjoyed a welcome address from ONVIF Steering Committee chairman Per Björkdahl (of Axis Communications) who spoke about ONVIF’s growth. The organisation now boasts 500 members representing six continents and more than 4,000 Profile-conformant products.

With the successful 2014 releases of Profile G for recording and storage and Profile C for access control, Björkdahl said that, in relation to the issue of future Profiles, ONVIF will continue to build on its vision and mission that all security systems will eventually share a single interface.

“ONVIF’s growth this year indicates just how vital our work is to the wider security and technology communities,” said Björkdahl. “Listening to what the market wants and needs and obtaining feedback will be instrumental in our future Profile developments.”

ONVIF hosted its annual Membership Meeting for 2014 via webinar

ONVIF hosted its annual Membership Meeting for 2014 via webinar

Building new relationships

Also speaking at the 2014 Membership Meeting was Stuart Rawling of Pelco by Schneider Electric, the Communications Committee vice-chairman for ONVIF, who discussed ONVIF’s focus on building new relationships and soliciting feedback from the physical security community at large in the coming year.

Rawlings also presented the results from recent market outreach and emphasised ONVIF’s desire to continually integrate such feedback into future Profiles and technical support.

Andreas Schneider of Sony, ONVIF’s Technical Services Committee chairman, updated members on the 2015 release of a Profile Q Device Test Tool as well as on some of the features of Profile Q – for faster installations – and Profile A for access control configuration. These features are both currently in development.

During an update from the Technical Committee, chairman Hans Busch of Bosch noted the success of this year’s Developers’ Plugfest – which was the largest yet – and announced plans for two Plugfests in 2015.

Changes on the ONVIF Committees

Members selected new representatives for ONVIF’s Committees. Neelendra Bhandari of Honeywell was appointed to the Steering Committee along with Michael Luetzeler of Siemens.

For the Technical Committee, Honeywell’s Ramesh Subbiah, Pelco by Schneider Electric’s Steve Wolf and Siemens’ Gero Baese were elected.

The Technical Services Committee’s newly-elected representatives are Bob Dolan of Anixter, Neelendra Bhandari of Honeywell and Scott Hudson of Pelco by Schneider Electric.

Per Björkdahl: chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee

Per Björkdahl: chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee

ONVIF’s Communication Committee now includes Finn Wu of Hikvision, Mike Mao of Honeywell and Stuart Rawling representing Pelco by Schneider Electric.

With more than 500 members and more than 3,700 conformant products under its umbrella, ONVIF is the largest organisation of its kind in the world. Since inception in 2008, ONVIF has seen its membership grow by between 25% and 50% each year, with the number of conformant products increasing by 250% in the last three years alone.

*Further information about ONVIF (including its members and conformant products) is available at: http://www.onvif.org

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Learn about converged security risks at The Security Institute’s Masterclass

The Security Institute’s next Masterclass will focus on the topic of converged security risk, and explore various high-impact scenarios that can result from advanced and persistent threats.

Taking place between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 24 September at The Crystal Building in London (home of Siemens), over the duration of the day dedicated speakers will provide anecdotal evidence about priorities for security measures and approaches to dealing with converged threats.

Confirmed speakers include Mike O’Neill CSyP, Dan Solomon, Azeem Aleem and Peter Fraser-Hopewell.

Mike O'Neill CSyP: key speaker at The Security Institute's Masterclass on convergence

Mike O’Neill CSyP: key speaker at The Security Institute’s Masterclass on convergence

They will illustrate a range of scenarios that best demonstrate converged vulnerabilities or attacks. In a plenary session, attendees will be asked to tackle the implications for security and planning.

The Security Institute’s latest Masterclass will conclude with an interactive Q&A session, in particular designed to consider Best Practice in managing/organising a converged security set-up for both preventative and reactive functions, doctrinal concepts that should be adopted and a methodology for the conduct of appropriate internal security.

Azeem Aleem: expert on cyber threats and defending against them

Azeem Aleem: expert on cyber threats and defending against them

Book your place now

Cost of attendance is £95 for Institute members and £145 non-members.

Date: 24.9.2013
Venue: The Crystal, 1 Siemens, Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1AD

Opened in the autumn of 2012, Siemens’ £30 million centre for urban sustainability is located in the Royal Victoria Docks. The Crystal is a striking glass-faceted structure built as a permanent showcase for sustainable technologies and is an excellent conference and seminar venue.

For further information on The Security Institute’s Masterclass contact Vickie Bailiss (events co-ordinator at The Security Institute) on (tel) 08453 707717 or via e-mail: vickie@security-institute.org

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