ACRE Expands Access and Security Portfolio With Feenics, Matrix Buys

Feenics’ Cloud-hosted platform enables ACaaS applications, and Matrix Systems provides access control and security management technologies.

DALLAS — Holding company ACRE, a global provider of security systems, announces the acquisitions of Feenics and Matrix Systems for undisclosed terms.

The acquisition of Feenics brings Cloud-based access control solutions to ACRE’s growing network of global customers while also expanding its portfolio to support the growing demand for Cloud-based security solutions. Matrix is said to enable ACRE to expand the addressable market for the company’s technology portfolio, offering customers a broader breadth of reliable, integrated access control and video surveillance technologies designed to meet evolving business and security requirements.

Feenics develops Keep, a Cloud-hosted platform that provides scalability, flexibility and advanced security with its ACaaS applications. It integrates native visitor management and a RESTful API that allows simple integration of complementary systems and devices, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership, according to the announcement.

“We are extremely excited about joining forces with the ACRE organization,” says Sam Shalaby, founder and CEO, Feenics. “ACRE has positioned itself as the technology leader in the delivery of trusted and reliable global security solutions. We share a common mission of constantly seeking new ways to best support the evolving needs of today’s mission-critical security environments.”

For more than 40 years, Matrix Systems has provided comprehensive access control and security management technologies to organizations, such as Miami International Airport, Ohio State University, Cleveland Clinic and General Electric.

“ACRE was an ideal fit for our business because we share a commitment to making sure our customers receive excellent service and support,” says Bruce Rogoff, CEO, Matrix.  “Additionally, our clients gain access to an innovative and compelling roadmap that builds on the proven Matrix product line with ACRE’s expertise in security.”

ACRE CEO Joe Grillo explains the company’s goal is to bring the industry’s best technology innovators into its network of brands.

“Feenics’ Cloud architecture and Matrix’s simplified approach to integration have helped both brands build significant loyalty from a wide range of customers in rapidly growing markets, and we look forward to supporting both brand’s continued growth,” says Grillo, an inductee to the SSI Industry Hall Fame.

Shalaby will remain with Feenics as its CEO, and Matrix management will join the ACRE team.

Imperial Capital served as financial advisor to Feenics.

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