Open Options, an ACRE company

Addison, TX 75001


About Open Options, an ACRE company

Privately owned by ACRE LLC, Open Options has been delivering global open platform access control solutions since 1997. The company's flagship access control platform, DNA Fusion, seamlessly connects with leading security technologies.

Product Summary

DNA Fusion™  is built using the very latest in software development technology. DNA Fusion is designed for the extended enterprise taking full advantage of the Distributed Network Architecture model. DNA Fusion proves to revolutionize the access control industry by removing many of the limitations to enterprise deployment inherent in the typical access control application. DNA Fusion allows you to monitor several systems through a common interface including audio and IP video recording. 


16650 Westgrove
Suite 150
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 818-7001
(877) 818-7001

More Info on Open Options, an ACRE company

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Since its founding in 1997, Open Options has been a pioneer in the open platform community, focused on helping customers improve security by building trust through the most connected experience. Today, the company continues to be a leading provider of innovative access control solutions with the most experienced, highly qualified service and support teams in the industry, providing access that connects. Open Options’ flagship access control platform, DNA Fusion, seamlessly connects with leading security technologies — including video, biometrics, wireless locks, and more — to provide customers with a best-in-class security solution. Our customer-first, open business culture and dedication to customer care through the Connect Care experience are what set us apart; when you do business with Open Options, you’re doing business with real people who care about your experience. To learn more about Open Options and our solutions, visit

Products and Press Releases

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Invixium and Open Options sign strategic distribution partnership

Sept. 13, 2021
Open Options to distribute Invixium solutions integrated with DNA Fusion access control software
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Access Control Software & Management Systems

Open Options’ Fusion X Web-Based Access Control System

April 30, 2021
Includes all the benefits of the DNA Fusion platform but requires no software installation or dedicated PC
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Access Control

ACRE partners with WaveLynx Technologies to drive mobile access control growth across its brands

Oct. 14, 2020
RS2. Vanderbilt and Open Options to launch ACT ID leveraging WaveLynx’s multi-technology readers
Hosted/Managed Access Control

FusionX from Open Options

Sept. 11, 2020
Web-Based Access Control
Design/Specification Apps

Connect Care app from Open Options

June 25, 2020
Mobile app to digitizes shared customer support for security technicians
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Authorized Dealer Programs

Open Options launches new dealer program

Feb. 26, 2019
"Advantage" program offered in two tiers
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Access Control

Steve Wagner named President of Open Options

Jan. 29, 2019
Wagner comes to company from Mercury Security
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New with DNA Fusion version, the Schindler third-party database interface gives users the ability to manage their elevator dispatch control through the user-friendly DNA Fusion platform.
Access Control Software & Management Systems

Open Options expands elevator partner portfolio with Schindler integration

Jan. 23, 2019
Schindler’s third-party database interface gives users the ability to manage their elevator dispatch control through DNA Fusion platform
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Access & Identity

Open Options and Telaeris announce mobile access control integration

Jan. 10, 2018
Telaeris' XPressEntry handheld verification and emergency mustering system now natively integrates with the DNA Fusion access control system
Allegion has integrated the Schlage LE wireless lock with Open Options' DNA Fusion software to expand their offering of scalable security solutions.
Access & Identity

Allegion, Open Options expand offering of electronic access control solutions

Oct. 11, 2017
DNA Fusion, Schlage LE wireless mortise locks now seamlessly integrate to offer an enhanced, scalable security solution

Articles & News

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Joe Grillo is the CEO of ACRE.
Access & Identity

ACRE charts new course in wake of acquisition, pandemic

July 20, 2021
A conversation with company CEO Joe Grillo
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Ethernet cabling is used to carry not only data between devices but also to carry the necessary electrical power.
Access Control

Addressing the Challenges of PoE-Based Access Control Systems

July 13, 2018
Power over Ethernet is an elegant and efficient solution that can result in cost savings on access control systems
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Nov. 5, 2014
SD&I’s inaugural dealer/reseller and integrator recruitment program roundup

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Traka recently announced that its Traka32 and Traka Web software are now integrated with Open Options' DNA Fusion platform extending its reach to secure, manage and audit physical keys, fleets and equipment at the core of any business.
Access & Identity

Traka announces integration with Open Options

Aug. 9, 2017
Company's key management systems now interoperable with Open Options' DNA Fusion access control software
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Access Control

Open Options DNA Fusion Version 7

March 29, 2017
ISC West 2018 Booth #3103
Access & Identity

Open Options to present at MIPS 2017

Feb. 13, 2017
Company has attended Milestone event each year for the past decade
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Access Control Mobile Apps

DNA Fusion Remote Management Client from Open Options

Jan. 17, 2017
DNA Fusion Remote Management Client from Open OptionsCategory: Access ControlAvailability: Google play; iTunesDescription: Remote management client for DNA Fusion access control...
Access & Identity

Open Options announces new bridge technologies with Software House and Vanderbilt

Nov. 9, 2016
Company partners with Mercury Security to offer two new technology integrations
Access & Identity

STOPware announces technology integration with Open Options

Oct. 28, 2016
Company's PassagePoint Global solution now compatible with Open Options’ DNA Fusion software
Access & Identity

Open Options to showcase DNA Fusion, new integrations at ASIS 2016

Aug. 24, 2016
Company’s integrations with Axis Communications, Isonas and Allegion to be highlighted