Port of Portland will install an access control system in the new parking structure which will consist of seven stories of parking space with an additional three top stories of Port office space. The new parking structure will triple PDX’s long-term parking capacity.

Approximately 70 cards readers will be installed throughout the complex including on the parking structure entrance gates. 

“Entrance Controls introduced us to the Symmetry Security Management solution 20 years ago, and the scalable security system is still providing security for us today,” said John M. Dean, senior manager aviation security, Portland International Airport. “The security solution along with the support we receive from Entrance Controls will provide a solution that will continue to grow with us over the years.”

“The top three floors of the new parking garage will house the new Port office area and be starting the Port into the Symmetry Homeland Security software and hardware. We are part of a construction team that has done many successful additions to the airport and we are looking forward to this project,” said Craig Ehrich, PDX project engineer for Entrance Controls. “The Port has been and will continue to be a very important customer with demanding and sometimes challenging security needs.”

The expansion project is expected to be finished in the spring.

Unrelated to the Portland announcement, Entrance Controls continues its integrated IT and security systems growth.

The security-focused information technology company provides comprehensive security management systems for business and 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 for business. “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 forward.

“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 professionals. 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, Ore.