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Boon Edam Security Portal with Biometrics

Featuring Security Entrance Integrations with Leading Access Control Solutions at ASIS

Lillington, North Carolina, 19 September, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced it will be emphasizing integrated access control solutions that both authenticate authorized passage and prevent tailgating in Booth #4003 at the 63rd ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas from September 26th-28th. The manufacturer is also the official Turnstile Sponsor for the exhibition.   “Integration” the Main Theme for Product Demos in the Booth The following solutions will be on display in the Boon Edam booth to demonstrate how facilities from all industries can prevent unauthorized entry and track who is in their facility at any time: A Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstile, which offers a sleek, aesthetic cabinet design and swinging panel, will feature an integrated custom pedestal that incorporates the MorphoWave™ touchless fingerprint technology from OT-Morpho. This integrated solution, which was recently custom developed for a specific customer, enables high throughput with the enhanced security of rapid biometric identification, with maximum convenience in a stylish, cohesive design. The Circlelock 200 security portal is a turnkey, anti-piggybacking mantrap entrance for sensitive, high security areas such as data centers. The entrance will be configured with a two-factor authentication scenario: an initial authentication using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by  iris scanning technology from Iris ID Systems, Inc., called the iCAM7S Series reader, to open the second set of doors. The Circlelock 200 Wall Mount is a specially-designed mantrap portal for placement on existing swinging doors to create an unmanned anti-piggybacking solution. This product will also have a two-factor authentication scenario: initial authentication using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by facial scanning technology from StoneLock Pro® facial recognition technology to open the second set of doors. The Tourlock 180+90 security revolving door will feature an AMAG Symmetry card reader to demonstrate access control integration paired with the door’s uniquely high, bi-directional throughput and its ability to prevent tailgating and piggybacking without manned supervision. StereoVision 2® is a proprietary technology in Boon Edam’s Circlelock and Tourlock that enables piggybacking prevention using a combination of near infrared and optical sensors to “see” the interior compartment and determine if someone is alone. Visitors to the booth will be able to see how they can calibrate the technology to obtain the mathematical probability of successful piggybacking prevention, thereby justifying their investment in high security doors and portals. BoonTouch, a proprietary desktop touchpad with integrated software that enables efficient traffic management for many types of Boon Edam security entrances. BoonConnect, an IP-addressable, proprietary software system that provides diagnostic and configuration tools for the Tourlock security revolving door and Circlelock mantrap portal. Users can remotely access door operations and events using devices such as a tablet, laptop or smartphone via secured corporate network. Official Turnstile Sponsor As the Official Turnstile Sponsor at ASIS International for a second year, Boon Edam will install 27 lanes of barrier-free Speedlane 2048 optical turnstiles at the main entrance halls to the exhibits. The Speedlanes are the first product all attendees walk through as they enter the exhibits hall.   For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net

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Mexico City's Domain Tower Building Relies on Turnstiles to Secure Access

Mexico City, September 6th, 2017 -  Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors today announced that the Domain Tower Building, inaugurated in January 2017, recently equipped its main lobby with two Speedlane 300 optical turnstiles and a Winglock 900 access gate to ensure only authorized employees and occupants can enter secure areas in the building. The mixed-use, high rise building, located in the renowned Avenida de los Insurgentes (Insurgents’ Avenue) business district in Mexico City, has 19 floors, a residential area with 112 apartments, a corporate area with office rentals (currently partially occupied), a green rooftop, a gym, and a shopping area on the ground floor. Both of the two optical turnstiles and the access gate were integrated with the building’s security system, comprised of an access control system that uses card readers with different permit codes for employees and visitors and is also linked to the elevator control system. “As people enter we give them a card that we program and control from the administration office. By just waving the card through the reader, the turnstile’s panels open and indicate what floor the person should go to and which elevator they should take,” explains Félix Ávila Sánchez, Operations and Maintenance Manager for Domain Tower. The Speedlane 300 optical turnstile offers a high level of security and supports the work of the security employees and receptionists, guaranteeing that only authorized users can access certain building areas. This is an aesthetic solution also designed to emphasize security and safety. The turnstile features a stylish, oval cabinet design with a relatively small footprint and two, illuminated angel wing panels that slide into the cabinets to create an open lane following card authorization. The Winglock 900 access gate is an alternative security entrance that offers easier accessibility for people with disabilities or in situations that require carts to be moved within the area in limited spaces. Featuring a single glass panel hinged on a metal pedestal, the gate swings open or closed depending on the direction of the user. In addition, in the case of an emergency (fire, earthquake, etc.), alarms are activated and the turnstiles and the gate will open automatically to ensure that people can exit freely, thus maximizing their protection and minimizing any risks. “At present, the results we obtained with Boon Edam technology are optimal, the equipment was easily integrated with the building safety system and the elevator control system and, more importantly, we can control access to the building. No one who is not authorized can enter the building. With these results, I would obviously recommend the brand and its solutions," concluded Félix Ávila.  For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT 843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Manhattan Regional Airport with Boon Edam Revolving Doors

Regional Kansas Airport Chooses Boon Edam to Meet Customer Satisfaction and Throughput Demands

Lillington, North Carolina, 30 August, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Manhattan Regional Airport in Kansas relies on Boon Edam Tourlock 120S one-way security revolving doors to keep its passenger hold room fully secure. The doors were chosen to meet the throughput and overall customer satisfaction needs of the airport’s fast-growing passenger traffic. Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), located in the picturesque and growing Flint Hills region of Kansas, cut the ribbon on its new terminal earlier in 2017. More than triple the size of the old facility, the new 42,000-square-foot building emerged from the footprint of the existing terminal in an unusual manner. The airport essentially cut its existing terminal in half, and then demolished, rebuilt and, expanded each half during separate phases—while maintaining operations the entire time. The growth in aircraft arrivals, departures and overall passenger traffic demanded that the airport plan for significantly expanding the terminal building. In 2009, MHK had approximately 25,000 total enplanements, and in 2015, the airport exceeded 66,000. “Our original design from the architects Mead & Hunt called for mantrap portal entrances from the secure hold room, or deplaning area, into the unsecured “meet and greet” public area for baggage claim. The only problem was that the door design we wanted was no longer available,” explained Jesse R. Romo, MHK Airport Director. While initially a disappointment, the inability to install the specified entrances did create an opportunity for Romo and his team, and in the summer of 2015 they began looking for alternatives to the mantrap portals. “We talked to other airports, including an airport in central Wisconsin to get good intelligence on what entrances were working well and which could fit our needs,” said Romo. “Throughput was a chief concern and when looking at alternative mantrap portals, throughput was rather low,” continued Romo. “If we’re looking at 100 or more people trying to get out of the de-planning area, large revolvers gave us much better throughput, and this became the deciding factor. Both types of entrance had their pros and cons, but when we broke it down in terms of customer service and satisfaction, we decided on the Boon Edam revolving doors.” “For the new terminal, every decision we made we looked to the future, not just the now. Our market continues to grow, so we had to choose technology that can handle that future growth and change.” MHK airport chose two Boon Edam revolving doors to handle peak throughput demand but also to provide redundancy in the event one door needs maintenance. The Tourlock 120S one-way security revolving door is activated by a presence detection sensor on the canopy of the door facing into the hold room. When people approach the door, it begins rotating automatically, allowing passengers to get to the other side quickly —no waiting or stopping. Each door prevents people from coming back into the hold room by virtue of a weight mat and overhead sensors located in the side of the door that people would normally attempt to enter from the non-secure, “meet and greet” room due to the direction of rotation. Should a person attempt to enter the secure hold room area, the weight mat and the overhead sensor detect their presence and stop the door. A major impetus for a brand-new terminal was the increase in the size of the jets landing at MHK. Anything larger than a 60-seat capacity and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) requires a “complete” security program in terms of access control, video surveillance, and other systems. Manhattan Regional Airport serves a market of over 200,000 people and includes Kansas State University, Ft. Riley, and the recently-awarded National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). The airport has daily flights to Dallas and Chicago and a number of charter flights as well. Two gates and two jet bridges can service two planes at the same time. “Once the doors were installed, they looked really nice, even futuristic, and they are very consistent with our regional look, befitting the rolling flint hills of the area. Not only do the revolving doors fit our plan for the future, they blend in nicely with our attractive design,” concluded Romo.     Video of Tourlock 120S One-Way Revolving Door at Airport    For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT 843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net  

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Boon Edam and ARCOM Sign Agreement for Specifiers

Boon Edam and ARCOM Sign Agreement to Customize Product Resources for North American Specifiers

Lillington, North Carolina, 09 August, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, and ARCOM, the leader in building specifications, are pleased to announce that Boon Edam’s product data and customized specifications for the Americas are available through ARCOM’s software platforms to architects, engineers, and design professionals. ARCOM and Boon Edam have worked together to create customized versions of industry-trusted, MasterSpec® sections to accurately specify Boon Edam’s unique products. Along with these specification sections, Boon Edam’s product catalogs and data sheets are easily accessible to specifiers when working on their projects. The following products will be available on September 1st on the ARCOM platform: BoonAssist TQ and BoonAssist Crystal (all glass) manual revolving doors with power assist, speed control, and automatic positioning TQA, Tournex and Duotour automatic revolving doors Tourlock 180+90 security revolving door (with bullet resistant glass package option) Circlelock security mantrap portal (with bullet resistant glass package option) The last two doors are high security door products that work in conjunction with access control systems to prevent tailgating and/or piggybacking into secure areas of buildings. “Boon Edam is pleased to make its product data available to the extensive ARCOM community," said Tracie Thomas, Boon Edam Marketing Manager. "We were also attracted to ARCOM’s huge benefit of a single platform where hundreds of manufacturers participate by offering 3rd-party, vetted specifications consistent to one standard. Designers can pull together a complete and sound building specification very quickly, and we wanted to be a part of that. We are excited to participate in this innovative platform and look forward to helping designers with any questions concerning the best fit for a particular building or application, which is our specialty.”  ARCOM and Boon Edam are confident this relationship will benefit all design professionals as they specify and select products.  For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact: Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net About Royal Boon Edam With work environments becoming increasingly global and dynamic, the smart, safe entry has become the center of activity in and around many buildings. Royal Boon Edam is a global market leader in reliable entry solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with 140 years of experience in engineering quality, we have gained extensive expertise in managing the transit of people through office buildings, airports, healthcare facilities, hotels and many other types of buildings. We are focused on providing an optimal, sustainable experience for our clients and their clients. By working together with you, our client, we help determine the exact requirements for the entry point in and around your building. Follow Boon Edam Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our blog and read the latest news at www.boonedam.us/news. About ARCOM ARCOM, the specification experts, exclusively publishes MasterSpec®, a product of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), reaching over 60,000 design professionals involved in building projects. ARCOM owns and publishes SpecText® for use by engineers for infrastructure projects, including water and wastewater utilities and equipment. ARCOM provides extensive product and manufacturer information through cloud-based specification resources, custom manufacturer specifications, and the SpecBuilder Expert platform. ARCOM's innovative software specification tools and resources dramatically simplify specification creation, research, and project management. Follow ARCOM on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Eco Banos in Chile with Tripod Turnstiles for Traffic Flow

Turnstiles Part of Security Upgrade for Eco Baños in Chile’s Capital City

Lillington, North Carolina, 26 July 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced its participation in a renovation project that was carried out at four branches of Eco Baños (a public restroom service) in the center of Santiago de Chile. The four Eco Baños branches, located in high pedestrian traffic areas, are hygienic services that have been operating for twelve years in the Chilean capital. They were built pursuing the highest standards of technology and accessibility. However, the entry system at each of these busy locations did not have enough capacity to support a high flow of users. About 2,000 people use of this service every hour during Monday through Friday. According to Rafael Pastene, general manager at Administradora de Servicios Higiénicos SA, the company that operates Eco Baños, the renovation project consisted of improving the security and throughput at each facility. For each location, they replaced the original access system with a new solution that optimizes the rapid transit of users, introduced new and improved control options and security measures, and made possible the integration of an agile collection system to avoid long queues and jams at the entrance. A total of eight Boon Edam Trilock 60 turnstiles were installed, two for each facility, one for the men's restroom and one for the women's. Álvaro Abarca, general manager of Acceder, the company in charge of system integration, explained that these are medium-height tripod safety barriers that allow effective control of for high numbers of pedestrians. “The turnstiles comply with all international standards and protocols for personal safety and can be integrated with other systems such as fire detection." After one year of operation of the new access system, Pastene does not hesitate to express his satisfaction regarding the performance of the installed equipment. He commented that, "the process of collection and transit of users must be as quick as possible without neglecting control and security. The installed system meets such requirements. Otherwise it would be impossible for us to provide good service.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Crystal TQ Glass Revolving Doors at Stockholm Central Station

Revolving Doors Fill Stockholm Central Station with Light While Complementing Historic Architecture

Lillington, North Carolina, 22 June, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Stockholm Central Station in Sweden has installed a Boon Edam entrance solution as part of a renovation project for the terminal. Originally designed in 1871, Stockholm Central Station has a long, proud history, and the building itself features magnificent artworks and architecture. The building is historically listed and as such, officials have an obligation to protect its architectural features in any upgrades or renovations that are undertaken. The current generation of commuters is very discerning in their public transport needs. They place a high emphasis on using a facility which is efficient, sustainable, and easily accessible, but one that is aesthetically pleasing too. A dignified, impressive entrance is key to a comfortable customer experience and is proven to leave a lasting impression on the visitor. "The goal was to let people experience the whole atmosphere of this historic building, from floor to ceiling. We also wanted to have the old and the new come together in a natural way," said AIX Architectural Conservator Johan Rittsél. The station owners, Jernhusen, and the architects, AIX, have been collaborating together for 15 years to restore Stockholm Central Station to its former glory, while creating a contemporary authenticity. This entry solution needed to be true to the authentic beauty and atmosphere of the original space while still meeting the modern demands placed on traffic flow and energy savings. Stockholm Central Station has installed a set of three Boon Edam all glass, 3-winged Crystal Tourniket automatic revolving doors, along with integrated heaters. Each door can accomodate 1,740 persons per minute in both directions in addition to being able to manage sustainable climate-control. The Crystal Tourniket doors also include collapsible door wings, which create an easy escape route in the event of an emergency, ideal for such a large public area. After considering rebuilding or replacing the original 2-winged revolving doors or installing an airlock solution with sliding doors, the decision makers chose to install three, full glass, 3-winged revolving doors. This entrance selection complemented the classic architecture of the original entrance hall while letting in as much daylight as possible. "Boon Edam was very focused on finding the right door solution for us, even taking us on research tours so we could try out different door solutions. Perhaps the most important thing was that we did not try to copy anything, instead we used our research to create the perfect solution for our specific circumstances," said Anne Teresiak, an architect with AIX. One of the primary challenges designers faced was concealing the entrance’s technical  aspects so as not to interfere with the overall user experience and impression of the entrance. The motors were built into the floor, the control boxes were designed to be situated at a lower level in the building, and the vertical heaters were integrated into the centerline of the doors. After the installation of the Boon Edam revolving doors, a champagne bar was opened in the entrance hall, and current plans also call for a new café, finalizing the complete restoration process. Anne Teresiak continued, "It felt great to see how the light came through the glass doors and the facade windows. It was like the room had become complete again." Peter Appelgren, representing the station owners, Jernhusen, said, "The revolving doors are now an integrated part of the entrance hall. We've managed to capture the ambience of the old, while still making sure we meet the modern demands of energy savings as well as maintaining high-volume traffic flow."    Video of Stockholm Centralstations Entréhall har återfått sin historiska atmosfär    For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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2017 Sep 26

ASIS International

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Venue: Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center

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Security Canada Central

Location: Toronto, ON | Canada

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