Thank You for Making 2016 a Success

2016 was a busy and exciting year for Open Options. We want to thank our customers, dealers, and partners for your continued support, and let you know how much we truly value your relationship to Open Options. Read below for some of the year’s highlights:

New Integrations, Products & Technology

Open Options offers more third-party integrations than any other access control provider to deliver comprehensive security solutions. Additionally, we offer cutting-edge technology within our existing product scope and with new product developments. Listed below are some of 2016's innovations:

  • The addition of both DNA Fusion and the SSP-D2 intelligent controller to the GSA APL is a win for government agencies needing a technologically-advanced access control solution
  • Open Options partnered with NEC to provide DNA Fusion customers ultimate system redundancy with NEC ExpressCluster
  • Open Options completed a video integration with ACTi
  • Open Options and Axis Communications announced the integration of DNA Fusion with the Axis A1001 Network Door Controller
  • Open Options and Allegion partnered to offer DNA Fusion access control software and Schlage NDE series wireless locks integration
  • The SSP-LX Intelligent Controller, with an embedded Linux operating system, is Open Options’ most advanced controller to date
  • Open Options provides Software House and Vanderbilt end users with an easy transition to open platform through new Authentic Mercury bridge technology
  • Open Options’ DNA Fusion integrates with STOPware’s PassagePoint Global visitor management software

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Amazing sales progression and expansion in the market required Open Options to recruit additional team members to accommodate growth and new responsibilities. We are excited to have added the following in 2016:

  • Brad Rollans – Midwest US Sales Manager
  • Lydia Foster – Inside Sales Administrator
  • Ellie Randall – Marketing & Communications Coordinator
  • Dominick McCune – Technical Support Representative
  • Jordan Weiss – Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
  • Moulay Idrissi – Software Developer
  • Nic Robran – Technical Support Representative


Open Options attended and presented at several tradeshows, conferences, and networking events throughout the United States and Canada in 2016:

  • ISC West in Las Vegas
  • MIPS 2016
  • ASIS Seminar & Exhibits in Orlando, accompanied by our annual industry hosted happy hour at Tapa Toro
  • Windemuller Tech Show in Grand Rapids, MI
  • ASCUE conference in Myrtle Beach, SC
  • ASIS Security Showcase in Kansas City, MO
  • South Texas Association of School Maintenance Officials (STASMO) conference in South Padre, TX
  • 2016 “Dick Norwood” ASIS Golf Outing and ASIS Columbus Golf Outing
  • Security Canada Alberta, Security Canada West, Security Canada Central
  • Security Xchange 2016 in Park City, Utah
  • OO's Roscoe Coffman teaches access control lab at Mercer County Community College
  • Marco Technology tradeshow in Minneapolis, MN
  • Axis Connect and Converge Partner Conference in Tucson, AZ
  • Secured Cities 2016 Conference
    • Received a Gold Award of Excellence in the Campus Security sector


We thoroughly enjoy participating in events that benefit local and nation-wide charities. Below are some of the events we had the privilege of organizing and/or attending this year:

  • Participated in the Security 5K at ISC West supporting Mission 500
  • Served as a sponsor at the 21st Annual JMG Golf Tournament in California benefiting the Boys & Girls Club charity
  • Held a silent auction at our annual crawfish boil with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Participated in the first ever ASIS Foundation Benefit Ride, which supports the ASIS Foundation in its mission to advance the security industry through education and research
  • Served as a sponsor in the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police’s Valor Awards Golf Tournament, which benefits survivors of officers that have died in the line of duty
  • Served as a Gold Sponsor at the Southwest Airlines Luv Classic, which benefits various children’s charities
  • Served as a donation center for Toys for Tots during the Holiday season

For the last 19 years, Open Options has enjoyed serving our customers’ needs with innovative software solutions. We look forward to 2017!