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Boon Edam Lifeline Optical Turnstile Series Now Made in the USA

Popular Lifeline Optical Turnstile Series Now “Made in the USA”

Lillington, North Carolina, 24 May 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that a completely new production line for its Lifeline Optical Turnstiles is now operational at the company’s Lillington, NC factory. These are the first turnstiles of the Lifeline Series now officially “Made in the USA.” Until now, the Lifeline Series has been built exclusively in Holland. Today, orders for new Lifeline turnstiles can be filled directly from the USA factory for customers in the Americas. “When the Lifeline Series was originally launched in 2014, the demand in the Americas was exceptionally strong,” said Mark Borto, President and CEO of Commerical Operations at Boon Edam, Inc., a subsidiary of the global company. “We had so many inquiries back then it was hard to manage delivery expectations. One of the hardest factors was the long lead time because they were made and shipped from Holland. We knew early on that we needed to build a production line at our USA factory to deliver the product within our customer’s timeframe. Other benefits include being able to directly manage product quality and respond quickly to any need for spare parts.” Planning and design for a new Lifeline turnstile production line started in the summer of 2016. One of each type of the Lifeline turnstiles was ordered from Holland to enable local engineers in Lillington to analyze the construction. Boon Edam’s Supply Chain management was involved in sourcing local materials and vendors to stock inventory and determine which components would be manufactured in-house.   There are three distinct types of Lifeline optical turnstile: Open (barrier-free and smallest footprint), Slide, and Swing. All three models will now be built in the United States, with some exceptions for custom painted parts. The Lifeline Series is a unique turnstile in the marketplace due to its high-end aesthetic design and distinctive LED cueing feature when users approach for entry. Special lighting indicates where users should hold their RFID card for authorization and running lights indicate the correct lane to pass through.  “The response to the Lifeline has been immense,” said Borto, “we are experiencing heavy demand for these turnstiles for Class A office buildings in large cities and the headquarters buildings of Fortune 1000 companies in the USA and around the world. Having them roll off the production line here in Lillington is a huge step in fulfilling demand and delivery expectations for our most successful product launch in over a decade.”  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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Banorte Financial Group Standardizes on Turnstiles and Gates for Building Access Control

Lillington, North Carolina, 10 May 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the Mexican financial group, Banorte, has standardized on Boon Edam’s Swinglane 900 optical turnstiles and Winglock access gates at its new headquarters in Monterrey, the Koi Tower, and a major location in Mexico City. The turnstiles and gates were installed to ensure only authorized access to the interior of its facilities to protect employees, visitors, and customers, and to relieve pressure on security guards and reception staff who must constantly monitor the flow of people into and out of the buildings. Securing the Tallest Building in Mexico At 918 feet, the Koi Tower (completed in 2017) is now the tallest building in Mexico and the third tallest building in Latin America. It was developed by Internacional de Inversiones (IDEI) and designed by HOK and V&FO. This combined residential and office building is applying for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification for its sustainability characteristics. The building also features three Boon Edam TQA automatic revolving doors at its main entrance. Epigmenio Treto Martínez, Manager of Security and Intelligence at Banorte, explained, “The security turnstiles and gates were installed in two, ‘high-flow,’ personnel towers, mainly occupied by employees in administrative roles, but also featuring reception areas to recieve customer and visitor traffic." In total, 14 Swinglane lanes and 5 access gates are installed in both of the buildings. At the Koi Tower in Monterrey, there are 6 turnstile lanes and 2 Winglocks at the main entrances and two more arrays of Swinglanes and Winglocks at side entrances. The Mexico City building has 3 turnstile lanes and one Winglock gate. In addition, the turnstiles are integrated into the access control system. "At Banorte, we have the vision to maintain state-of-the-art technology in all aspects:  integration, automation, and intelligence within the protection and security systems that make up our platforms," added Martinez. Aesthetically Pleasing for Class A Office Buildings Boon Edam’s Swinglane 900 optical turnstile features two, slim profile cabinets, notable for their large plates of clear glass, making them aesthetically desirable for Class A office buildings. There is a minimal amount of stainless steel to hold the electronics and sensors that are used to detect the user passage. The single, swinging barrier is also constructed of solid glass. The Winglock 900 access gate is one post of stainless steel with a single, swinging glass gate to accommodate disabled access and larger deliveries. "We were looking for high-security engineering aligned with the functional design of our spaces, as well as integration and correlation with other security features in the buildings. In this case, Boon Edam succeeded in breaking the paradigm that ‘architecture does not necessarily align with security,’” said Martinez. 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 Security Entrances at La Perla Ferris Wheel

Turnstiles Ensure Effective Entry Control for South America’s Largest Ferris Wheel

Lillington, North Carolina, 19 April, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the gigantic ferris wheel, known as La Perla, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, has installed a combination of Boon Edam turnstiles to facilitate secure entry and egress for all visitors to the new attraction. La Perla soars 57 meters above the city--equal to an 18-story building—and boasts 36 cabins that can hold a total of 216 people. The ferris wheel turns at a maximum speed of 10 kilometers per hour for a total ride time of approximately 12 minutes and 24 seconds. La Perla has become one of the main tourist attractions in the city of Guayaquil. But more than just a tourist attraction, La Perla was designed as an “observation wheel”, giving all its riders access to amazing views of the Malecón 2000, known for its historic monuments, gardens, and vistas of the Guayas River. Turnstiles ensure secure ingress and egress Given the magnitude and importance of this project for the city of Guayaquil, two major concerns were security and access control. The entrance to the ferris wheel is divided into two lanes, each with a Boon Edam Trilock 75 CA (“collapsing arm”) tripod turnstile for the entry and then a single full height Turnlock 100 turnstile at the exit. This Boon Edam security entry solution was put to the test from the ferris wheel’s first go-around. The night of October 26, 2016 was declared a premier and Guayaquil’s mayor was determined that all the city’s inhabitants could have a free ride. The lines for the ride were so long that they reached the pier, located on the north side of the Malecón.  “Trilock 75 tripod turnstiles have the capacity to lower their arms in special situations or in case of an emergency, with the use of a panic button. On the other hand, the main objective of the full height Turnlock 100 at the exit is to stop people from trying to enter illegally, which is prevented by its mechanical function,” explained Carlos Guerrero, Sales Manager for Only Control S.A., the company in charge of equipment installation. “It was a highly publicized event, all eyes were on La Perla, so our staff had to work overtime and over the weekend before the premier to ensure that the system would be ready,” Mr. Guerrero added. The added value of integrated access control The turnstiles are integrated into La Perla’s ticket booth via a barcode and QR code reader access control solution, so that ticket holders are admitted or denied entry based on the validity of their tickets. “This equipment offers a solution that does not require human intervention to control access to the attraction, because the system itself validates the tickets. Now, the security personnel can focus their attention on the flow of visitors and not get distracted by who does or does not enter. With this system, the client can be sure that only valid ticket holders can gain access,” an Only-Control executive explained. Since its inauguration in October, over 75,000 people, including tourists and local visitors, have used the La Perla each month. Because it is an outdoor application, located next to a river, the fact that the turnstiles are made of non-corroding stainless steel becomes very important. Also, “the system is fast and efficient and that helps us serve a high volume of people in a short time,” said Mr. Guerrero.   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 Organizational Growth 2017

Expanding Sales, Customer Service Staff to Support Record Sales Growth

Lillington, North Carolina, 29 March, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the company has hired a new Vice President of Customer Experience and further expanded its sales team to support continued strong demand for entrance solutions in the Americas. New Vice President of Customer Experience Kevin Thomasson was recently hired by Boon Edam to drive efficiency in sales support and order fulfillment. Kevin has over 16 years of sales, marketing, and operations experience, managing and directing teams from ChannelAdvisor, LexisNexis, and SciQuest. At Boon Edam, Kevin’s team includes: Technical Training, Inside Sales, Project Coordination, Installation Support and Technical Support. Project Coordination is an innovative new department that originated from Inside Sales and will specialize in submittal drawings, custom engineering requests, order fulfillment, and delivery coordination. Kevin stated, “With the world class talent we have at Boon Edam, our ultimate goal is to make the customer experience effortless from beginning to end.” Kevin works at the Lillington plant and lives in Cary, NC. Four New Business Development Managers To increase sales coverage and further improve customer service in the USA, Boon Edam has hired new Business Development Managers to deliver on-site entrance consultations in smaller geographic regions. All Business Development Managers report to National Sales Managers Valerie Anderson (Midwest, Canada and East) or JC Powell (West and South). Jon Merone, is the new Mid-Atlantic Region Business Development Manager. He is a native of Iowa and is a seasoned professional with a sales background in the industries of construction, industrial, environmental and electrical utilities. His recent companies include Lekson Associates, Safety-Kleen, and Pella. Jon covers Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC and is based in Frederick, MD.   Lyndell Kline is Boon Edam’s Northeast Region Business Development Manager brings over 22 years’ experience in the security industry, in both the integrator/dealer and manufacturing segments. Lyndell was the Director of Sales for Security First, Inc. and Senior Sales Representative for UTC Fire and Security. She covers New York (excluding New York City), Pennsylvania and Delaware, and is based in Wyomissing, PA. Todd Yandell is the Business Development Manager for the South Texas Region. A native of Houston, Texas, Todd has spent the last 17 years in the construction industry in sales and sales management with companies such as Sika Sarnafil and Duro-Last, focusing on specifiers and builders for commercial applications. He is based in Houston, TX. Kevin Friend is the new Business Development Manager for the Midwest Central Region, covering Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota.  An Ohio native, he has spent the last 18 years working in the construction industry in Sales Management and Business Development. His experience has spanned working in Business Development for an exterior glazing contractor to Sales Management with the Stonhard Group. Kevin works out of West Des Moines, IA. Enterprise Sales Expansion Enterprise Accounts was an initiative started in 2013, and is headed by Mark Perkins, VP of Enterprise Security Accounts. The team works in cooperation with regional BDMs to ensure that Enterprise customers receive superior service at all levels. Two new members were promoted from regional Business Development Manager roles to BDM – Enterprise Accounts: Dale Gigandet, PE, CPP, CISSP, covers the Eastern Region. He is a seasoned, 30-year veteran of the security industry, with an extensive background in design/build solutions for protecting people and property from security threats and vulnerabilities. Dale is a registered professional engineer, certified protection professional, and certified information systems security professional based in Newbury, MA.   Ted Lewis covers the Western Region and has been in the security industry for over 24 years. He has gained experience at various companies including EMI, Stantron, Nice Systems, Vicon, and he’s served as an independent manufacturer’s representative for Pelco, Exacq, Speco Paxton, and Vigilant Video. Ted has acquired various certifications throughout his career including Pelco, Exacq, Vicon, AMAG, GE, Hirsch, and others. He is based in Valencia, California. 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 Security Entrances at Eastman Corporate Business Center

Eastman Uses Multi-layered Entrance Strategy at New Corporate Business Center

Lillington, North Carolina, 22 March, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Eastman based in Kingsport, TN, installed a multi-layer security entrance strategy, utilizing a combination of Boon Edam Tourlock security revolving doors and Speedlane 996 optical turnstles, at its Corporate Business Center. Eastman manufactures advanced materials and specialty additives at approximately 50 locations worldwide, which are used by its customers as key ingredients to make products people use every day. Eastman’s Corporate Business Center opened in 2016 and is approximately 300,000 square feet in size. Prior to its construction,  Eastman utilized SafeSec security revolving doors (company acquired by Boon Edam) as well as Boon Edam Tourlocks at one of its manufacturing facilities. Both types of security revolving doors prevent tailgating and piggybacking without the need for manned supervision. “The operation and durability of those entrances was quite impressive,” said Kevin Repass, Senior Control Systems Technician. “So, when we were shopping for entrances for the new Corporate Center, Boon Edam was at the top of our list.” Unique Entrance Solution Presently, the Corporate Business Center has a total of five Tourlock security revolving doors as well as three Speedlane 996 optical turnstiles; the latter are used during business hours only. At the main entrance is a large, double door vestibule with swinging doors leading into a supervised lobby. Visitors can enter via the swinging doors to meet hosts, then proceed into the secure area through the Speedlane 996 turnstiles. Employees use their access card to proceed either through the optical turnstiles or an interior Tourlock to access the secure areas beyond the lobby. The main entrance also features a Tourlock next to the exterior swinging doors so that employees can enter the building from the outside after hours using a card reader. At the North and South far ends of the building, which are close to additional employee parking, three Tourlocks handle employees and prevent tailgating and piggybacking at any time of day without supervision. One of the Tourlocks is on the second floor leading to a pedestrian skywalk that enables employees to walk over a busy, four lane road to the parking lot and other buildings on the corporate campus.   “We like the Speedlanes very much,” commented Kirk Jones, Global Security Manager, Americas, “but to use them at all of our entrances would have needed personnel to monitor them. So instead, we added Tourlocks at our perimeter entrances that are card-activated. At our Corporate Business Center, or any Eastman building, you must have authorized card access to enter.” “We also selected full height panels on the Speedlanes,” added Rusty Wallace, Manager, Global Security and Travel Services, “because anything less than a full height entrance would again require personnel monitoring to ensure an effective piggy-backing prevention strategy.” “We have over 900 employees at this location, so we have to address this population’s needs for easy, quick and secure entrances,” added Jones. “In the lobby, the full-height Speedlanes meet our throughput needs without looking intrusive, and they fit nicely with the state-of-the-art business center.” “Having a combination of the two different types of security entrances is really beneficial for us. We’re effectively controlling access at all of our entrances, but also achieving the throughput we need,” explained Wallace. “We are very satisfied customers,” said Repass. “We are preventing piggybacking so that is very successful from the security aspect. And the attractiveness of the Boon Edam entrances means we look like the Fortune 300 company that we are. The Boon Edam entrances are high quality and durable, and very rarely do we need any repairs. If we do, the customer service has been excellent.” 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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Warwick Renaissance with Boon Edam Revolving Door

Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square Boasts Unique, Stylish Lobby Entrance with Revolving Door

Lillington, North Carolina, 16 March, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA, is quite satisfied with the functioning and cost savings of their Boon Edam Tournex revolving door. The Tournex is an example of a classic automatic revolving door and is designed to handle high capacity applications. The historic building housing the Warwick Hotel Rittenhouse Square originally had a manual revolving door flush with the building’s facade. Somewhere along the way, it was decided to remove the relatively smaller gauge revolving door and replace the entrance with a double set of sliding doors. New Entrance Solution to Address Negative Pressure in Lobby “Our HVAC system was designed for a revolving door entrance,” said Ray Hewitt, the hotel’s Director of Engineering, “we wanted to put a revolving door back in to address the negative pressure we were experiencing in the lobby.” That negative pressure was pulling in cold air during the winter months, and cooled, conditioned air was escaping out the double doors in the summer. During a complete lobby renovation project a few years back, designers worked to return to a revolving door lobby entrance. Because the Warwick is in a historic building, they could not change the facade of the building, so they pushed the entire entrance into the lobby itself. The architects and the designer chose a 12’ diameter Boon Edam Tournex automatic revolving door, with three door wings and a highly polished (mirror) stainless steel finish. The Boon Edam door is enclosed in a stylish glass cube, accented with purple neon lighting. Now, those entering the hotel first pass through a double set of sliding doors at the building envelope, leading to the revolving door. Swing doors are also available on either side of the revolving door to enter the lobby itself. The effect of the sliding doors and the revolving door in a cube is to virtually eliminate air flow from outside in, and vice versa. The Warwick has 301 hotel rooms and 106 permanent residents. On any given day, between guests, residents, staff, and visitors, up to 1000 people are passing through the entrance. Since the installation of the new entrance, the effect has been night and day—guest and visitors utilize the lobby space longer and in greater numbers. A big community table is usually filled all day long and the lobby is accented with attractive fireplaces. The hotel lobby also offers two full service food and beverage outlets (Bluestone Lane & Prime Rib Steakhouse), with a third to be announced sometime this year. Energy Savings Pays Off In addition to a now grand sense of arrival and more useable, comfortable space, the new entrance is also paying dividends on energy savings. “With the old entrance, our HVAC was running constantly, it could not keep up. Now, the unit can shut down periodically; that’s good for the health of the system, and we’re seeing substantial savings on energy bills,” said Hewitt. The Boon Edam revolving door has an important feature for installations like a hotel or large office building—in the event of an emergency, the doors stop and the wings can be “book folded” to create wide open ingress and egress. The hotel has a maintenance contract with Advanced Door, but since installation the Boon Edam revolving door has been virtually trouble free. 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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