Brian Dolan, Founder Of 1 Volt Passes Away

Brian Dolan, co-founder/owner of rep firm 1 Volt Associates has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Dolan was an industry veteran, and mentored many people, both those that worked for him, and others that simply knew him as a friend and source of knowledge, as I did.


Thanks for recognizing Mr. Brian Dolan.

For those who knew him, he was a very special person. A wealth of knowledge, a confidant to discuss ones next career move, a fun person to be around socially, and a man of high integrity.

The world and the Security industry lost a light. Condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues.

I'll not forget the years representing Robot Research in New England and having the opportunity to work with Brian, Pete and the 1Volt Team at various shows and meetings. Those where good days in large part thanks to Brian's optimism and insight. Thoughts & prayers for family & friends

An owner of another rep firm emailed me about Brian Dolan's passing. He shared a story about how Dolan helped him start his firm and offered advice, even though they were basically going to be competitors to each other.

Brian was one of the friendliest guys in the industry. Always had a smile on his face and an upbeat attitude. The world needs more like him. My best to his family and friends.

When I started my firm I wanted to model it after 1 Volt. Brian was a first class gentleman and competitor. God bless him and his family.

Very sad to hear this news.

Brian Dolan was a brilliant guy who never forgot to have fun along the way, and he became a close friend over the years. Brian taught me early that “business is long” and I’ll miss his principled advice and ever-present sense of humor.

Condolences to Brian’s family, his business colleagues, and many friends. Together we mourn the loss of a great man.

Until a year ago 1 Volt agreed to represent our access control solution, Brian was a competitor for the 25 years I've been in the industry. However, he always had time for a smile, handshake and conversation. He conducted himself in a manner that I always respected from afar. While many may think that he was fortunate enough to have one of the best video lines in the industry, I believe that Pelco was fortunate to be represented by Brian and team at 1 Volt.

Even more importantly, Brian kept his family first, which isn't easy to do as a successful business owner, as he talked often about his wife Lydia, and their kids.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.