Committed to providing our customers customized solutions with superior service since 1977.


Founded in 1977 by Russell L. Scheppmann, Access Professional Systems, Inc. has been providing quality comprehensive gate automation, access control, video surveillance, and parking control solutions for over 45 years.

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Our History.

Starting as an automated garage door installer at the age of 17, Scheppmann’s ingenuity and attention to detail have yielded a trustworthy, industry-leading company, combining the operational capability and strength of a large corporation with a small company’s commitment to quality service. APS treats all clients with the same level of professionalism and dedication no matter how large or small the request.

Because producing a quality product and service are top priorities, APS only partners with reputable companies that are leaders in their respective fields. APS employs only factory trained technicians, who are specialists in the areas of gate automation, access control, video surveillance, and parking control solutions. All APS technicians are assigned an experienced manager who oversees our installation team and follows through with the from start to finish.

Founded in 1977


Company Specialises Garage Doors, Security Systems, Gate Automation.


Venture capital is secured to launch PowerGuard, a new company specializing in batter back-up and power supply for gate operators.


PowerGuard is sold.


APS secures large projects: SeaTac, Portland and Birmingham Airport Parking Controls, and Automation Projects.


Russ Scheppmann creates a technology and software spin-off of Access Professionals called APS Technology Group.


APS Technology is sold to ABB Inc.


Access Professionals Systems sees exponential growth, and continues to be an industry leader throughout Southern California and Arizona.


Chris Scheppmann joins APS as the company's President to continue driving growth and innovation.

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APS is proud to have delivered solutions for over 14,500 customers since our inception. We have provided services and solutions for some of the largest and most well-known communities and organizations in the Southwest.