Sentry Interactive Launches Sentry Access, The Market Leading Software-Defined Access Control Solution

Sentry Access is changing the way customers look at traditional access control. Gone are the days of issuing physical credentials and installing card readers at every door and the labor associated with that.
Sentry Interactive Launches Sentry Access, The Market Leading Software-Defined Access Control Solution

Why Is Software-Defined Access Control Technology The Solution?

Software-defined technology has allowed networks, storage, and other IT infrastructure to be simplified for both installation and management. Whilst at the same time helping to reduce the outlay for continuous new hardware upgrades.

Sentry Interactive is bringing that same software-defined technology approach to the access control marketplace with Sentry Access. This allows for the installation and management of perimeter control and security doors with the same ease that the IT sector has enjoyed for over the last decade.

Is This the End for Legacy Access Control Systems?

Our smart door access solution is cost-effective, quick to install and able to be managed remotely from anywhere. Our open framework is adaptable and enables flexibility to integrate into your company systems via our SDK and API toolkit. Furthermore, if you currently have a mix of access control systems, you can bring them together under one unifying technology platform. 

Don’t Replace. Enhance. 

Sentry Access sits on top of your existing access control system and enables you to continue to still utilize your building’s existing access control hardware, but also provides the additional benefit of a being a mobile-first access control solution with visitor management and building door unlock data.

Smarter Security

Sentry Access provides your users with mobile credentials versus issuing a physical keycard or fob. The inherent security that comes native with smartphones gives an additional layer of authentication and fails over into a secure state. Whereas a keycard or fob is insecure and compromises your building’s security as regularly get lost, shared or stolen.

Solution to the Access Control Semiconductor Chip Shortage

The added benefit due to the unexpected semiconductor chip shortage is that Sentry Access doesn’t require physical keycards or fobs or access control readers, so getting hold of hard-to-get hardware is a thing of the past. It’s no secret that customers are typically experiencing hardware lead time delays that stretch into 2024.

Why Wait? Let’s Talk

Whether you’d like SDK integration into your own app, a white labelled app or want to use our own app we have the software defined access control solution for you. Book a call or contact kent.kubie@sentryinterative.com to help fast track access control installation.

William Bainborough

Board of Directors

William is an experienced British entrepreneur, founder, and accomplished board executive and advisor for a number of businesses. He is the CEO and co-founder of Doordeck, the world’s only true cloud-based access control aggregator. He is also the managing director and founder of Group Secure, a leader in providing security, CCTV, and access control solutions, products, and installation for high-net-worth individuals in the UK. 

William established his first business at just seventeen and brings 20-plus years of in-depth experience and industry knowledge. He has a proven track record for building businesses from the ground up—and then leading them to profitability and a successful exit across a myriad of sectors including hospitality, retail, security, telecommunications, and e-commerce. William’s leadership, vision, and experience in creating cutting-edge SaaS-based technology platforms will prove invaluable for Sentry Interactive moving forward.

Denis Hébert

Board of Directors
Hébert began his career at Honeywell International where he held several leadership positions including Managing Director for the Automation and Controls business in France and eventually President of the NexWatch Corporation from 1999-2002. Hébert led HID Global as President & CEO over a transformative 12-year period from 2002-2015, where he provided strategic guidance and grew the business tenfold through a mix of strong organic and acquisitive growth. Most recently, Hébert was President of Feenics Corporation which is a cloud-based access control company that was successfully sold to ACRE LLC at the end of 2021. Hébert also served on the Board of Directors for the Security Industry Association (SIA) from 2009-2020 and was nominated to be Chairman of the Board for SIA from 2016-2018. He is currently Chairman of the Board for Nightingale Security based in Newark, CA.

Stephen Taylor Matthews

Board of Directors
Stephen is a very accomplished attorney, member of the Texas State Bar, licensed commercial real estate broker, and an avid philanthropist. He is an experienced executive board member, serving in leadership positions for more than 20 community councils and corporate boards—ranging from Boy Scouts of America to the ABBA Business Leaders Council, and most recently the American Bank BOD, the Real Estate Council of Austin, and the Marbridge Foundation BOT. With more than 35 years experience, Stephen and his firm, Barrond & Adler, L.L.P. are devoted to eminent domain cases in Texas.

Jon Davis

Board of Directors

Mr. Davis is an Experienced corporate board member, having served on boards of public, private equity-backed, and venture-backed companies. Jon possesses deep industry expertise in dairy, food processing, food technology and manufacturing, and food, beverage, and entertainment services. 

During Jon’s tenure of 25 plus years, he’s led operations, research and development, and mergers and acquisitions. He’s served as CEO and has been the founder and active board member for many successful enterprises—from startups to billion-dollar corporations. While COO and CEO of Davisco Foods International, Jon built a state-of-the-art cheese plant which was awarded the United States Dairy processing plant of the year in 2005 by Dairy Foods magazine. Currently, Jon is active with several non-dairy projects, including investments in local real estate, the Wayzata Brewworks, and his latest venture the new CōV restaurant in Edina’s Galleria.

Joe Caldwell

Founder and Chairman of the Board

Joe is an American entrepreneur, investor, and accomplished executive. He has co-founded, founded, and led many successful businesses, including US Internet, a leading fiber internet service provider, Securence, a leading provider of email filtering software, and Ravon, an industry-leading digital voice communications service. 

It was Joe’s venture, Municipal Parking Services (MPS), that inspired him in 2020 to start Sentry Interactive, an advanced touchless and staffless detection platform.

Caldwell currently serves as CEO and Chairman of the Board for Municipal Parking Services (MPS), a global tech company based in Austin, TX responsible for inventing and patenting technologies that assist in parking and security enforcement.

Joe was named one of Minnesota’s 500 Most Powerful Business Leaders for the past two years—and is a seasoned corporate board member. He’s served on boards of public, private equity-backed, and venture-backed companies—and has deep industry expertise in all aspects of digital technology.

Jason Bohrer

Jason Bohrer

President and CEO
Jason Bohrer is one of the visionaries behind our mission to bring people back together safely and securely, in any environment, through Sentry’s advanced digital communications and detection platform. With over two decades of senior leadership experience, Jason’s track record of success spans across sales, operations, product innovation, strategy, and technology for domestic and global companies like Bexar Technology Partners, CPI Card Group, HID Global, and Motorola, Inc. Prior to launching Sentry Interactive, Jason was actively involved with several key technology transitions across multiple industries, including the contact and contactless EMV transitions in the U.S. payments industry and the adoption of smart card and mobile technologies in the global access and identity market. Jason was an inaugural member of the University of Chicago Executive Institute and holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin. He also serves as the Executive Director for two industry-leading not-for-profit organizations: the Secure Technology Alliance and the U.S. Payments Forum.
Kent Kubie

Kent Kubie

Vice President Sales and Marketing
Kent Kubie oversees Sentry’s commercial team, including sales, marketing, and strategic partnerships. With more than 30 years of experience in technology and sales, Kent has expertise in SaaS, Cyber Security, Enterprise software and hardware, Cloud, AI/ML Cognitive, IM, Software Solutions, Hardware Solutions, Converged Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Marketing and Sales Automation. His diverse industry knowledge ranges from healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, transportation, telecommunications, and software channels. Kent spent the majority of his career at IBM where he held numerous leadership roles across strategic account planning, channel partnerships, and sales execution for Fortune 500 clients. While at IBM, Kent also led the US Software Reseller Channel Sales team and built the global partner enablement program. Kent holds the distinguished honor of completing an executive education program sponsored by IBM and Harvard University and being a member of IBM’s Harvard Club.
Brent Terry

Brent Terry

Chief Operating Officer
Brent Terry leads the operations and solutions organizations at Sentry. This includes all product innovation, development, and operations management. A veteran in the technology space, Brent has more than 30 years of experience across a myriad of industries, like physical security technology and building automation, SAAS, hardware and software product development, internet, digital TV, interactive TV, digital media, telecommunications, and medical products and services. Prior to Sentry, Brent has spun up successful startups and led high-performing teams for some of the biggest global, Fortune 500 companies, including ARRIS, Conerco, Motive Communications, SeaChange International, and IBM. Brent holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana. He also is the committee Chairman and Program Director for a non-profit organization responsible for the rollout of smart cards for physicians and first responders.