About the Smart Digital® Team

Our Services 

The core focus of SentryPODS is security solutions that protect people, as well as the property and assets. We specialize in electronic security, fire, surveillance, access gates and access control solutions.  

The CEO - Brent Canfield

Brent founded Smart Digital in 2007, after concluding a 9-year active-duty career in the United States Marine Corps. On his first tour of duty, Brent served as a Combat Engineer. Brent was a demolitions expert and served at 1st Combat Engineer Battalion in Camp Pendleton, Ca. His second tour, Brent changed his primary MOS to the communications field. Brent served as a Field Wireman for Headquarters Battalion, Communications Company. In the sunset of his military career, Brent was assigned as a Combat Team Platoon Sergeant, responsible for QRF, (Quick Reaction Forces) for Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division. In 2016, after concluding his career in the Marine Corps, Brent provided executive protection for Presidential Candidate, Dr. Ben Carson.

Just like the battlefield, intelligence is strategic, and speed and mobility are critical. In 2015, Brent used the mayhem of the Boston Marathon bombing to inspire the birth of Sentry PODS, (Protective Overt Deployable Surveillance) in response to the market demand for an autonomous surveillance platform.

Sentry PODS are virtual tactical operators, making the operator more intelligent, while making boots on the ground safer, keeping them out of harm’s way. Now, observation is done remotely and intelligence is real-time. To this day, Brent still uses intelligence as a priority and speed and mobility as his #1 requirement for the design concept of every Sentry PODS.


What Makes Us Different?

Our staff is made up of former military operators and engineers who use their tactical background and experience to a technical advantage to protect our clients, using layers of security and protection. We refuse to be average. We are not a cookie-cutter security company. We are disrupters who live with the righteous passion to protect people from mayhem. 

Our Autonomous Surveillance Solutions Are Trusted By Companies Like Yours

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732 Clark Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805


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