Carrollton, TX (February 5, 2014) – Open Options, an industry leader in open platform access control solutions, announced today their official Platinum Elite partner status with Mercury Security. Mercury, the global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware, created this new level of partnership status in 2014 to distinguish the partners who have consistently demonstrated growth both economically and technologically in the access control market and open architecture solutions.
“Mercury is proud to have called Open Options a partner for the last 16 years. They have always been first to embrace the new features we presented and as a result both our businesses have flourished,” said Frank Gasztonyi, CTO of Mercury. “We are very happy to announce that our partnership has led Open Options to becoming a Platinum Elite partner and look forward to the next 16 years together.”
Open Options began working with Mercury Security in 1998 when open architecture hardware was a relatively new concept in a security industry dominated by proprietary hardware. Since then they have dedicated their access control product portfolio around open platform software and hardware. Open Options has always maintained a close working relationship with Mercury and as a leading technology partner continues to successfully co-develop open solutions that benefit their mutual customers and provide an unmatched level of security.
“Obviously, it is an honor to be recognized at this level and we continue to be excited about working so closely with Mercury Security. We have routinely demonstrated to the customer community that the value proposition is clearly weighted towards the open architecture solutions offered today versus the proprietary hardware solutions of yesteryear,” said Steve Fisher, President and CEO, Open Options. “We have delivered that message in concert with Mercury since our founding and it is rewarding to see the broader security market embracing that model.”
Mercury Security introduced the Platinum Partner program in 2009 and Open Options has been recognized at this level since its inception. The introduction of the Platinum Elite level goes even further to distinguish those partners who have embraced the open architecture model and have been dedicated to the Authentic Mercury brand. Open Options is currently one of four Platinum Elite partners recognized and is proud to be included with such industry leaders as Lenel, Honeywell and RS2 Technologies.
About Mercury Security
Mercury Security Corporation is the global leader in the supply of OEM access control hardware. Built on an open platform, with over 2 million panels sold, Mercury has the largest installed base and greatest accumulated run time of any access hardware provider in the world. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Mercury has been providing enhanced access control technology since 1992. To learn more about Mercury Security please visit www.mercury-security.com.
About Open Options
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 www.ooaccess.com.