Sentry Interactive Acquires Doordeck

Better. Together.

Austin, TX USA – June 1st, 2022 – Sentry Interactive, a leading provider of advanced digital detection and communication platforms, acquired Doordeck, a UK-headquartered innovator in cloud-based access control and mobile credentials.

Doordeck pioneered a new approach to building safety, security, and access management technology that allows companies to utilize mobile credentialing—while also aggregating across and integrating to the majority of existing access control systems. This gives customers the ability to leverage their current investments and provide mobile access to users and doors everywhere.

While there are many benefits this acquisition creates for customers, the unique approach to frictionless mobile credentialing tops the list. Mobile access is the key to the future—it allows employees, visitors, and contractors to securely gain access to buildings, elevators, through turnstiles, and into garages with the same interface on both iPhone and Android platforms.

This acquisition comes at a pivotal time in the access control world, as the industry experiences major disruptions in the global supply chain. Doordeck’s software-based system all but eliminates the need for reader hardware components that are difficult to source—creating both cost savings and a reduced time-to-install for our customers.

“Revolutionizing the modern workplace and everyday living environments is what excites us,” said Jason Bohrer CEO of Sentry Interactive. “With this acquisition, and a disruptive approach to the traditional access space, we will be leveraging our market leading, cloud-based software solutions and integrating what we both do best for the benefits of our clients. We firmly believe this acquisition places Sentry Interactive at the forefront of mobile access control technology. The power of Doordeck is the ability to provide enterprise level organizations with an unique path to transition to mobile credentials, while also establishing a new option for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a cost effective way to upgrade to electronic access control that was cost prohibitive in the past. This acquisition will be a cornerstone for everything we want to do in the modern workplace moving forward.”

As part of the acquisition, the company welcomes William Bainborough, Doordeck’s CEO and Co-Founder, to the Sentry Interactive board. Having established his first business at just seventeen, William brings more than 20 years of in-depth experience and industry knowledge in the world of physical and cloud-based access control, electronic security, and telecommunications. His leadership, vision, and experience in creating cutting-edge SaaS-based technology platforms will prove invaluable for Sentry Interactive moving forward.

” We’re excited to join forces with the Sentry Interactive team, in a strategic and scalable partnership where both companies excel,” said Mr. Bainborough CEO and Co-Founder of Doordeck. “Partnering with Sentry Interactive enables us to rapidly build on our success, providing more firepower to fulfil our mission. With a new, dedicated US sales and business development team, we can cement our footing in the US market and expand our global reach. We can also leverage new development capabilities to deliver additional and exceptional features. We are extremely excited about the potential our two organizations bring together for the future.”

Sentry Interactive is an advanced digital communications and detection platform designed to bring workforce and guests together, safely, and securely in any environment. Sentry’s market-leading hardware, cloud infrastructure, and cutting-edge technology provide cost-effective, scalable, and secure building and access management to future-proof any building.

Sentry Interactive is extremely excited about this partnership and what it means to our customers, and the future of the safety and security in the access management world.


Kent Kubie, VP Sales and Marketing, Sentry Interactive

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.
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About Doordeck

Doordeck is a global leader in mobile access control technology. As a SaaS solution, Doordeck enables smartphone NFC entry for commercial buildings, no matter what access control system is installed. Doordeck provides the fastest, most reliable, and secure way to unlock a door using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

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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.