Sentry Interactive Launches New Interactive Lobby Platform

Pioneering a new approach to security and access management, digital receptionist functionality, health and safety screening, along with the ability to manage digital content in a modern and attractive hardware platform.

AUSTIN, TX USA – March 1, 2022 – Sentry Interactive, a progressive startup focused on advanced digital communications and detection platforms today announced the release of the Sentry Interactive Lobby platform. The highly scalable and flexible platform is ideally suited for any enterprise that is looking to bring your workforce and guests together, safely and securely.

The Sentry Interactive lobby platform combines leading edge functionality with best-in-class user experience for its visitors and employees with the goal of driving efficiency and profitability for the organization. The Interactive Lobby launch will be the first in a series of devices focused on upgrading the digital experience in the reimagined workplace or any gathering environment.

With the onset of the global pandemic, the challenges associated with bringing people together has been more demanding than ever. Executives are faced with balancing the desire from employees for a flexible, hybrid work environment, yet also creating an inviting and safe workplace that fosters creativity, collaboration, and culture-building across the organization. Retail environments are tasked with finding new and innovative ways to continue to adjust to the next normal, while still turning a profit, safely and securely for their guests. Even the education space is in a constantly revolving door of what’s next and why, when all they really want to do is educate their students.

Selecting a platform that provides the ability to effectively manage visitors and employees in a compelling fashion and integrates into the existing landscape of technology solutions within an enterprise is paramount. Companies that build a highly engaged workforce are found to have an increase in productivity (+18%), lower employee turnover (43% less) and an increase profitability by an average of (+23%).1.Thus, embracing solutions that allow companies to effectively manage the transition to the new work environment is key for long term success.

“As organizations continue to grapple with the challenges of managing the modern work and play environments, Sentry has developed a differentiated platform that combines best-of-breed functionality with an unparalleled end user experience”, states Jason Bohrer, Sentry Interactive’s President & CEO. “Our scalable, SAAS-based platform combines what is today a fragmented landscape of utilities into what will be the future of digital engagement for employees and visitors in the workplace moving forward”, Mr. Bohrer continues.

The Sentry Interactive Lobby key capabilities include:

  • Digital Receptionist
  • Facial Recognition
  • Visitor Management
  • Mobile Credentialing
  • Video Surveillance
  • Host Notification
  • Wayfinding
  • Vaccine Passport Capture
  • Mask Validation
  • Temperature Check
  • Digital Content Management
  • Reporting Metrics and Dashboards
  • Extensive list of integrations including: elevator systems, turnstiles, e911 and watchlist capability and a wide variety of access control and video security system integrations

The Interactive Lobby will be available directly from Sentry Interactive and available through select channel partners and consultants globally.

To learn more about the Interactive Lobby and the company’s market leading digital approach to security, visitor management, health & safety please visit the following sites:

About Sentry Interactive

Sentry Interactive is a leading provider of advanced digital communications and detection platforms designed to bring your workforce and guests together safely and securely. Our products combine screening technology, surveys, visitor management, internal communications, and security to engage your employees, business owners, and guests on a level that allows for peace of mind when coming together in almost any environment.

Media Contacts

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Mike Smith

Sentry Interactive
Kent Kubie, VP Sales and Marketing

1 Gallup – “What is Employee Engagement and How Do You Improve It?”

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

Denis Hébert


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

Board of Directors

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.
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.