ACRE-Acquired Open Options Access Company Profile

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 17, 2018

Who is the company ACRE is acquiring? In this note, we examine Open Options line for best customer fit, key features, pricing, and main weaknesses.

Report sections include:

  • Open Options Company Background
  • Core feature comparison
  • Management Software Review
  • Controller Hardware Support
  • System Pricing
  • Competitive Weaknesses

This is the 14th entry in our access control company profiles.

Company **********

**** ******* ** * US (*****) ****** ******* offering *****-**** **** ***** systems ** ********** *********. The ********'* ********** ****** is *** ******, *** the ******** ********** *** compatible **** ******* ********,**** ******, ***********/****** ***********.

**** ******'* ******* ********-*********** focus *** **** * clean ********* *** ********** for ********** *****, *** full-time ***** ***** ** operators.

*** ******* ***** ** a ******** ** *****-***** integrator ********* ** **** but **** ******* ****** independent **** ********* *** ******** ** ********** ** ****.

Comparison *****

*** ***** ***** ********* Open ******* ****** ******** competition ***** ** ****** differentiation ******* **** ****** size, ******** '********', **** of ***** ***********, *** how *** ******* ** sold ** *********:

** ****, *** ******* lacks * '******' ** 'cloud' ****** *** ** local ****** ** **** mounted ********** *****. *******, *** platform **** ***** *******/******* *************/ ******* ***

****** **** *********, ****** licensing ** ****** ***** on **** ***** (***** 'subcontrollers' ******) *** ********** client ****** ******** ******, and ***** ******** ** done *** * ******** (for ***) ****** ****** than * **** ********** module.

*******, **** ******* ******** a ***** *** ***** ***** *********** ********* ******,***** ***** ************* *** *** *****, and ****** ***** ********/**** lock ******* **** ****, Allegion, *** *****.

Management ********

*** ***** ************** *** Open ******* ** *** management*** ***************, ***** ***** ** 'clean', '******', *** '**** to *****' ** ********* ****** ********* *******.

*** ********* ** * thick ****** *** ******** a ***** *********** *** use, ****** * ******* based****** *** ******** ********* *** ******** via *** ******* ********** server.

********** ** ****** ****, the ****** ******* *** Fusion *********** ******** *** same ******** ******** *** managing ********. *******, **** the ***** ** ******** and ********* *******, * key **** *** ******* is ********* *** ************ the ******* ******* ***** on *** ***** *********** or ********** ******** ******.

** * ******* *****, the *******'* **** ******* market ******* ** ******* systems. *******, ******** *********** features *** ***** ************ system, ***** ******, *** intercom ************ *** ********* as ***** *******.

** *******, **** ******* can ** ******** ** takeover ******** ****** ******* preserving ******** ******** ** Mercury ******** *********** **** been ********** ****.

Platform ****

**** ******* ** ********* price *********** **** ******* SMB ****** *****, ******* within **% - **% of ***** *** ***** Mercury-centric ****** ******* **** *** ********** *******, *** ******** ******.

*** *******, *** ***** IP **********, ********* ********* two **** *** ** priced ** ~$*,***, ********* software, *****-**(**-****) **********, ***** ******, two *******, *** ** cards.

*******, **** ******* **** not ******* *** **** of * ********* ******* server/PC.  ****** **** **** puts ***** ****** ***** moderately ****** **** * similar **** ***** ******* ** ******** ******** ****** ********** ***** ****** **** ***** cost ~$*** - $**** for ******* *** **** systems. In *******, *** '*** door' ******* ***** **** bigger ******* *********** **** doors.

****** *** ***** ****** management ******, ********** *** often ********* ********** **** photo ** ***** ******, Active ********* ***********, *** Alarm ***** *** *** integration *** ********** ****.

Both ******* & ********** ******** ********

**** ******** ***** **** a ****** '**********' *******, but ****** **** ********** users ******** ********** ****** costs, ********* ~$*,*** ****. Subcontroller ****** *** ********* sold ** ****** ** 10 (~$***) ** ** (~$3,500). *** ***** **** per ****** ****** ***** on ****** ** **** Options ************** ****** *** quantity *********.

Annual ******* ********* ******** *** *******

**** ********* *********, ***-***** ******** ******* *********** ******** *** **** be ******* ******** *** software ******* *** *******. Pricing ********* ****** ~$*** to $*,*** *** *** agreement ***** ** ****** size. 

Dealer **** ***** *******

**** ******* ** * dealer *******, **** ** direct ****** *********. ******* pricing ** *** ******** available *** *** ** found ******** ** *** ********* *** ******* ********** programs. ****** *** **** from ****** ** ******, unlike *********** ********* **** generally **** ****** ******* and *** ****** *********.

Supports **** *****, **** ******* ** *** ***** ***********

**** ******* ******** **** rebranded ******* ******** *********** *** ********* *****, although ***** *** ***** controllers **** **** *** Isonas *** **** *********.

** **** ************, ***** enclosure ********* *********** ******** versions *** *** ********* door *********** **** **************(**-****), ** ** ********* two-door **-**** *** **-****.  In ********, ********* ***** like **-**, **-***, **-**, MR-16IN *** **-***** *** also *********, **** ******* recently ***** ********** ****** * ******** Panels.

**** ******* **** ******** Mercury ****** ******** **** for ******** ****-*****, ******** House, ************* ********.

*** ****** ***********, **** Options ****** * ****-****************** ******************* *** ** ***** in * ** *********. The ********* ******** **** onboard *** **** ******* controllers, ***** **** ******* claims '****** ** ** 600,000 ***********' ******** ** 240,000 *********** ** ***** models.

Reader *******

******* ******** ** **** Options ** ***** ** broad ****** *** ********** support **** ***** ******* access *********. ******* ******* beyond ***** ******* *** ******** ****. **** ******* ****** native ********** ******* *** major *** *** *** 13.56 *** ********** *******. Less ****** ******* **** XCeed ** *** ********* Data *** **** *********.

Ongoing *******

**** ******* ******* ** generally ******* ** *******. This ****** ** * benefit ******** ** ***** providers *********, ***** **** ****** support** *** ** *** biggest **********. *******, ******* does *** ***** ******** upgrades, *** ** ** optional ***** *** *** customers. 

Video ***********

**** ******* ******* ********* ***** ********, ********* ********** ********* like *****, *********, ********, and *******. ************, **** Options ** * *********** for *********, *****, *** Exacq.

** ****, *********** **** are ***** ** * single *** *********** ******** into **** *******. ****** incumbent ******* **** ***** or ******** *****, ***** can ********* ***** ******* with ******** ** ******* and *** *** *** rather **** '*** *******' for **** ******.

**********

**** *******'* *********** **** and ****** ******* *** service ****** ******* *** disadvantages ******** ** ***** offerings, ********** ******* ******* on *** *** ****** like********,*****.***, ** **** **** ***** *******.

*** *******, ********* ******* from ******* ** ******* *** ****** ********* ******* distribution *** ** *** limit **** ******* ** dealers ****** ** ****** 'direct ******* *********' ** purchased. ************, ** *****-***** systems *** ********** **** Open *******, ** ******* software ******* ********* ** required ** ******** *** integration ** ******* ** Open *******'* ********.

******** ******* *****, **** Options **** *** ***** the ***** ****** ** integration ******* ** ***** systems. *** *******, ***** claims ************ **** **** ** partners, ********* ******* **** LPR, *** **********, **** Alarms, ********, *** ******** systems.

*** ******* ********** *****, Open ******* ********** '*** of ***' **** * platforms (***'* **** *****, ******** [**** ** longer *********], *************), ***** ***** ******** 11 ***** ********* ** well. **** ********** ************ (other ***** ** ************, not **** ******* **********) may ** ********, *** require **************************** ****.

Other ********

**** ** *** **** ****** ******* ******* profile, **** ** ** ******* series ** ******* ***** on ****** *********.

Comments (12)

**** *** *** ****** 3rd ***** *********** **** a ******* ** ***** controller **** ** ** any/each **** ***** ****** IP ****** *********** **** their ******** ** *******.

*** * **** ***** we *** * ***** Isonas *** **** **** readers ****** ********** **** sites, *.* **** ** small-medium *******. ** ***** not ******** ********* *** Open ******* ******** ******* first ***** ** ***** site *** ********** ** OO ******* ********** *****.  This **** *** **** of ********** ** ***** software ******** * ***-*******.

 

****'* ***********.  *** **** Isonas ******* ** *** are ******? 

**** ** **********.  *** integration ** *** ****** reader *********** ** ********** independent ** ******* ********.  

[*** ****: ****** ** from **** *******]

****** *****.

***** .. ***** *** for **** *************.  **** did **** ******?  * wish * ***** *** the *****, *** * have *** *** * sent ** ** ******** right ***** ******* ** Open ******* **** ** summer ****, * ********* named ******* *******.  ** that ****, * *** told ** **** ******** terms **** ** **** Options ********** ***** ** required ** ***** **** that *** ******** ****** PowerNet ******* ** ***** to *** *** *********** features ** **** ******'* software.  **** *** * pretty *** **** *** we ******** *** *** and *** *** ******** options ** ***** ***** a **** **** ******** customer **** *** ******* with *** ****** ***** to * ****** ***** for ***** *** ******** at *** **** .. the ***** ********* ** Pure ******.  **** ** why * ****** **** Options *** **** * very ******** ************ ** the ************.

 

* ** ******** *** meant **** ** **** of ** **** ** OO **** *** ****** was ** '**.  ***** has ***** **** *** dependence ** *** ******* hardware ** *** *********** to *** ****** **-** and **-** ****** ***********.  The ******* ******* ** the *********** *** ****** Q3 ****.  * *** only ****** **** ***** conversations *** **** ******** pre-release *** *) ******** information *** *** ******** conveyed ** *** **** or *) *** **** available ****** ** *** time *** ** ******* the ******* *** * standard ******** **** ** Weigand ***** ********* ***** have ** ******* *** the ******* ************.  *'* happy ** ******* ******* offline ** ***'* **** and ** ******* **** can ** ***** ** our ******* ******* ** ooaccess.com.  ***

***, ** *** ****** 2016.  * *** **** at *** **** **** there *** * ******** part ** *** ******** in *** ******* ** controllers **** *********** ********** with *** ****** ** readers ** * **** and **** *** *** they (* **** **********) was ********.

**** ******* * *** odd ** ** ** the **** ***** * was ******** **** ** was *** ** ******** that ***** ********* *** IP ********** ** **** Isonas ******, ***** ** essence *** ** ******** was ********* *** ************* of **** *** **** called *** ****, ** controller **********, ** *** Isonas ********.

**** **** **** **** early ****** ** *** rollout ** **** *** to ****************/************** ** *** the *********** ***** *** to ** ********.  ****** for *** **************.

**** ******** .... * don't **** *** ****, but * ** **** that * ****** ** would **** ********* ** least ** ******* ***** one ** *** **** had **** ****.  **** of *** ***** ** sites *** *-* ******* each.

** *** ********* ** work **** ** ** all, ***** **** **** worked **** ***** *** dealers *** *** ********* about *** *********** **** not ******* **** **** priority ** ** **********. When * ****** *** information ** *** ** website, ***** *** **** a ******* ** *** details ** *** ****** integration (**** ** ***** back * **** ** two), ***** *** *** since ****** *** * press ******* ** ***** own ******* ******* *** integration, *** ***** *** not * ************* ***** release ** **'* *******.  

* ***** *** ** actual ******* ***** *** Isonas ******* **** **** on * ****** ** project, *** ****'* ******* we **** *** ** OO ******.  ** ***** be *********** ** ** OO ****** **** *** add *** ****** ******* to *** ** *** projects ****** ** ***** experiences ** ***** **.

 

*'* **** ** *** some *** ******** ** the ****** **** ** the *****. **** ******* is * ****** *'** never ********** **** ** this ** * **** breakdown *** **.

* ******'* ******** **** Entry *******, ** *** Avigilon ******** ******** ** be "*******" ** *** Open ******* *** ********.

*** ** * ******, server *****, ********** ***** access ******* ********. ******* Axis ***** *******, ** Avigilon ******** ********** ** on ** ********** ***** and ** **** **** in * ******* ****** capacity. ***'* *** ** wrong, **** **** *** good ******* ** ***** markets, **** *** * "similar" **** ** ** DNA ******.

****'* * **** *******.  My ******* ** **** typical ** ******* *** competing **  ************ ***** Entry ******* ** *** Embedded *** ********** ****** 'Enterprise' *********.

 

* ******** ** *** premise **** *** ** going ** ** **** expensive **** ***** ******* and *** ********. ** seems **** *** *************** factor ** ***** ***** would ** *** ******** software ** *** ****** based ********, *** ** return, ****. *** ****** based ******** ** ***** to ** *** **** powerful **** *** ********, and ******* **** ********** features *** ************ **** embedded *********.

**** ***** ****, ***** DNA *** *** ********** wide, **** ***'* **** an ********** ************ ** far ** ****** *** regional *******.

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