Revolutionary Readerless Mobile Access Control – Introducing Sentry Access

It’s no secret that customers are typically experiencing access control hardware lead time delays that are going to stretch into the backend of 2023. The supply of door access control readers is still on backorder, HID readers are taking up to 40 weeks to be delivered and Allegion readers up to 25 weeks*.

The cost of reader hardware and installation can amount to a significant outlay when a new building gets added to the portfolio. A top end NFC or Bluetooth reader and installation can cost in the region of $1000 per door.

Sentry Access is a revolutionary access control solution that uses advanced cloud-based software technology to provide secure, reliable, and convenient mobile access control without the need for electronic wired door readers. Unlike any other cloud-based access control solution on the market, Sentry Access takes an innovative spin on conventional mobile access whereby now the user’s phone acts as the reader and an unpowered NFC door tile acts in the same way as a traditional credential would.

Sentry Access is a cost-effective mobile entry solution for organizations to achieve enhanced user access experience and convenience through keeping a building’s legacy access control system or systems in place. In addition to not needing to ‘rip and replace’ existing access control hardware, Sentry Access’ readerless mobile access solution enables customers to cut costs by decommissioning legacy hardwired badge readers and systems.

The Sentry Access software can integrate with all major access control brand systems and unifies multiple disparate systems to provide centralized building access management through the Sentry Interactive app or SDK integration with a clients app. This means organizations with multiple offices can manage all the buildings in their portfolio just as easily as one. Onboarding and terminating users can be done via the app or portal from anywhere 24/7.

One of the main advantages of Sentry Access and mobile access credentials is that it eliminates the need for traditional access control systems, such as key cards, fobs, or pin codes. This means that users don’t have to carry any additional items or remember any codes, making the system much more convenient to use. With only one secure mobile credential necessary, a consistent user experience is created.

Additionally, as a cloud-based solution Sentry Access holds the ability to grant digital visitor passes remotely. This streamlines the check-in process by having the ability to grant access remotely to guests avoiding archaic paperwork, time and costs associated with physical visitor passes.

We are now entering a world of access control led by software and fueled by data, saving organizations time and money and offering valuable data insights. Sentry Access offers advanced reporting and analytics capabilities surrounding door unlock data to allow property managers to understand building usage to manage or report effectively.

As a readerless cloud-based solution Sentry Access ultimately provides scalability. By utilizing the building’s existing access control systems, integrating with the identity management platform, and the Sentry Interactive cloud infrastructure. Extra doors can be brought online remotely without needing to install extra readers or issue additional keycards and fobs. An ideal solution for both small offices and large corporate campuses’, providing a seamless and secure access control solution for any organization.

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Sources

*Kenton Brothers article, 1/25/23: ”Update: The Commercial Security Supply Chain in 2023

About Sentry Interactive

Sentry Interactive is a workplace technology innovator that positively disrupts the way building and facilities are managed. Our cutting-edge technology transforms workplaces into efficient, secure, and connected environments by delivering advanced digital communications and smart building access to streamline building flow and create a frictionless experience.

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.
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.