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Entrance Controls to Purchase Portland, Ore.-based 1Pointe
Acquisition to Create Leading West Coast Security Applications,
Equipment and IT Company
Seattle - Nov. 10, 2008 - Entrance Controls, a security-focused information technology
company that provides comprehensive security management systems for business has
acquired Portland, Ore.-based 1Pointe , a network monitoring, security, and information
technology company. The transaction, which closed Nov. 4, makes 1Pointe a solely owned
independent company of Entrance Controls.
The combined organization creates one of the largest comprehensive security-focused
companies on the West Coast and will be one of the only companies in the nation to offer the
full spectrum of physical, logical and virtual security solutions. This includes, access control,
video surveillance, monitoring, storage, gate and perimeter protection, and IT security solutions
"The security industry continues to change as customer needs and technologies evolve.
Acquiring 1Pointe is a pivotal step in Entrance Controls‟ growth strategy and ability to efficiently
service all avenues of business security," said David Pelkey, president of Entrance Controls.
"1Pointe is a respected leader in the IT industry and has been a longtime partner for Entrance
Controls. We look forward to integrating our teams as we grow our product suite beyond
security applications and equipment to include network and IT infrastructure solutions."
Entrance Controls expects the acquisition to increase company revenue by nearly 10 percent
upon closing, with the potential of carrying up to 20 percent of company revenue moving
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"This acquisition is a smart move for 1Pointe customers," said John Robb, founder and CEO of
1Pointe. "Entrance Controls is at the forefront of the security industry and understands the
importance of pairing IT solutions with more traditional security products to provide effective
results. I‟m confident that the combined company will enhance our ability to serve the needs of
current and future customers and am excited to be part of their organization."
For the past two years, Entrance Controls has partnered with 1Pointe and other local IT
integrators. Robb will stay on to serve as president of 1Pointe and will report to David Pelkey,
president of Entrance Controls and now CEO of 1Pointe. He brings with him seven IT
Entrance Controls' Track Record of Success
In December 2007, Entrance Controls completed the acquisition of Access Systems Plus, a
Vancouver, Wash.-based company offering secure gate access control, individual door alarms,
video surveillance, and intercom systems for the self storage industry. In eight months time,
Entrance Controls successfully integrated the company‟s customers, employees and services.
This acquisition added eight employees and established the company‟s first Los Angeles office.
About Entrance Controls Inc.
Established in 1964, Entrance Controls is a security-focused information technology company
that provides comprehensive security management systems for businesses. The company
offers a wide range of security solutions, including ID management, IP/network video, wireless
video transmission, digital and network video recording, video analytics, security for gates and
parking structures with revenue control, perimeter protection, intercoms, fiber and other low
voltage security solutions. Entrance Controls acquired Vancouver, Wash.-based Access
Systems Plus, a provider of commercial and self storage security solutions for businesses, in
December 2007. Entrance Controls integrates technologies and provides experienced project
managers that guide system installation on a local or enterprise level. The company maintains a
professional services group dedicated to ongoing customer service and support. With corporate
offices located in Seattle, Entrance Controls also maintains offices in Los Angeles and Portland,
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1Pointe was established in 2005 by founder John Robb, an IT services consultant and
University of Oregon graduate („96). 1Pointe's goal from day one has been to bring simplified,
secure, and value-driven technology solutions to small and large businesses throughout the
Pacific NW. Utilizing remote technologies, monitoring and task automation applications,
professional project management, and personalizing services are all fundamental aspects of
1Pointe's proactive approach to technology implementation. Specifically, 1Pointe focuses on
managed network services, IT security, storage, virtualization, disaster recovery, and wireless
solutions. Based in Portland, Ore., the company carries certifications and partnerships with
Microsoft, Cisco, HP, Dell, NetApp, VMware, and Symantec, and employs two senior Linux
administrators. For more information please visit, www.1pointe.com.