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Boon Edam to Feature New Turnstile and TV Episode at GSX+ Virtual Event

Lillington, North Carolina, September 21, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced they are showcasing a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, as well as presenting the inaugural first episode of BoonTV about “Scalable Security” at the Global Security Xchange Plus (GSX+) virtual exhibition hosted by ASIS International. This week, September 21-25, 2020, security professionals from across the globe are converging online to participate in over 100 educational sessions, network with peers, and visit the virtual “Marketplace” to browse and learn about new and innovative security technologies. New Compact Optical Turnstile Ideal When Space is at a Premium Boon Edam’s Marketplace Profile at GSX+ features information about a new physical security solution, the Speedlane Compact optical turnstile. A video teaches security managers about the key features of this new turnstile, created out of a need for a shorter security barrier with the same level of security as more robust optical turnstile models. The Speedlane Compact features swinging barriers, generous space for access control or biometric device integration, and tailgating, safety and low-object detection sensors – all in a compact footprint ideal for locations where interior space is at a premium. The Speedlane Compact has recently won the Security Today 2020 New Product of the Year Award in the Pedestrian Security Entrances category. This honor is awarded to products that are considered to be particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve security. Boon Edam_GSX Compact NPOY_09-04-20.jpg Touchless Entry Without Compromising Security Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, security professionals are tasked with providing a “touchless” entry experience while maintaining the security of the building. Boon Edam’s Marketplace Profile contains a “Security Entrances” Brochure which outlines the types of security entrances that also fulfill the need for touchless entry. Boon Edam’s Entry Experts are available the entire week of the GSX+ event to field questions and host face-to-face meetings to discuss further how to make buildings contactless and secure. Educational TV Episode Helps Professionals Select the Best Entrances for their Buildings The Boon Edam virtual booth will also feature a 20-minute episode of BoonTV where host, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales at Boon Edam, will introduce the concept of “Scalable Security.” JC discusses the three basic capability levels of security entrances relative to tailgating mitigation – deterrence, detection and prevention – in order to help security professionals identify the best entrance type for each area of their building. Boon Edam_GSX BoonTV_09-04-20.jpg GSX+ has just started, but it’s not too late to sign up to attend. Visit https://www.boonedam.us/events/gsx-plus-virtual-2020 for a $50 USD credit towards an “All-Access” or “One Day” pass, or towards one free “Marketplace-Only” pass.  For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam to Participate in First Virtual GSX+ Event

Lillington, North Carolina, September 9, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that they will be exhibiting in the first virtual Global Security Exchange Plus (GSX+) conference, September 21-25, 2020. The company will be introducing a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, and will also be presenting an educational session about “Scalable Security” at the event. This year, the ASIS International organization is presenting GSX+ as a fully virtual conference to provide the security industry with a forum to learn, network and collaborate in this pandemic year. With more than 80 educational sessions and a virtual Marketplace, GSX+ is offering attendees and exhibitors alike the same high level of community and education opportunities offered each year at the show, now from the safety of their own homes. “We are excited to be participating in this groundbreaking event,” said Tracie Thomas, Vice President of Marketing, Boon Edam USA. “We look forward to connecting with other security professionals to discuss how they can secure their facilities from unauthorized access and also adjust their entrances to accomodate COVID and ‘return to work’ planning.” New Compact Optical Turnstile for Smaller Spaces In their Marketplace Profile, Boon Edam will be demonstrating their new Speedlane Compact optical turnstile, which recently won a 2020 Security Today New Product of the Year Award for “Pedestrian Security Entrances.” The Compact is a shorter security barrier with the same level of security as larger optical turnstile models. It features swinging barriers, generous space for access control or biometric device integration, and tailgating, safety and low-object detection sensors – all in a compact footprint ideal for locations where interior space is at a premium. Boon Edam_GSX Compact NPOY_09-04-20.jpg Touchless Entry Without Compromising Security As facilities look to re-open safely without compromising security, one of the most in-demand features right now is the touchless entry experience. In Boon Edam’s Marketplace Profile attendees will discover which types of security entrance fit that need. Additionally, Boon Edam’s Entry Experts will be present during the entire event to answer questions, and also available to meet via the GSX+ meeting platform for face-to-face discussions via video. Subject-Matter Expert to Present Educational Webinar Security entrances offer a wide degree of capabilities when it comes to addressing tailgating. Attendees can learn to identify the best entrance type for each area of their building in a 15-minute, Boon TV episode with special guest JC Powell, Vice President of Sales at Boon Edam. In the session, titled “Closing the Gap in Physical Security,” JC shares the three basic capability levels of security entrances relative to tailgating mitigation and discusses which security entrances are the best choice for each objective. To register for the event, Boon Edam invites all security professionals to visit https://www.boonedam.us/events/gsx-plus-virtual-2020 and receive a $50 USD credit towards an “All-Access” or “One Day” pass, or use the credit towards one “Marketplace-Only” pass. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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NC State University Upgrades Security with New Boon Edam Turnstiles

Lillington, North Carolina, August 26, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced that NC State University in Raleigh, NC, has installed new turnstiles as part of a major renovation of their D. H. Hill Library. Founded in 1887 as a public, land-grant, research university and part of the University of North Carolina system, NC State is the largest university in the Carolinas. The university is home to two libraries: the D. H. Hill Jr. Library on the North Campus and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus. The Hill Library houses over one million volumes of the libraries' total collection and offers a number of different common spaces for work and study. A recent renovation transformed the interior with the addition of an open grand staircase. The stairs connect the second and third floors to the lobby and flood the space with natural light. As part of this renovation, four Boon Edam Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles were added to the Hillsboro Street entrance on the north side of the building. Two of the new turnstiles are for visitors entering the library, and the other two are dedicated for those exiting. More Efficient Security at the Entry The Hill Library is open to the general public during certain hours, with visits limited to the campus community the rest of the time. During the day when the library is open to all, the turnstile barriers are kept open for free entry and exit. After general hours, the exterior swinging doors lock and authorized visitors must use their ID badges to unlock the doors and subsequently pass through the turnstiles. The Speedlane Swing turnstiles are known for their ultra-slim, stylish cabinets as well as their user friendly and responsive LED lighting system, which turns on when users approach and shows where to present their badge. The turnstiles offer support to security staff in the library lobby, helping ensure that no unauthorized individuals can access the library during non-public hours. If tailgating occurs, the turnstiles sound an alarm and security staff can respond immediately. Boon Edam Speedlane Swing Optical Turnstiles at NC State Library.jpg Processing up to 10,000 People per Day On a typical day during the school semester, the turnstiles process approximately 6,000 to 7,000 students and other visitors. During the summer, this number drops to 400, but during exam time, usage peaks with up to 10,000 people entering the library every day. The campus population had no difficulty adapting to the new turnstiles at the Hill Library, as there were already turnstiles in place at the Hunt Library. According to Travis Tyo, the Director of Facilities for the Libraries, the new Speedlane Swing turnstiles were an improvement from the older turnstiles, due to their accurate ability to sense tailgating attempts and avoid barrier contact with fast moving users. Upgrades Continue with New Additions The University is already implementing another installation of Speedlane Swings at the south entrance to the Hill Library. The new entry will match the layout of the north entrance, with four turnstile lanes and a security guard on site. A future installation at the Hunt Library is also in the works. Travis says of the installation, “We worked closely with our Security and Applications Technologies departments here on campus; we tested different products and everybody liked the Boon Edam turnstiles and the ability of the company to respond whenever we need them. Ultimately it is much simpler and more efficient to have people badge in than to have a security guard look at IDs as each person enters the library.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Tourlock Security Door

Boon Edam’s Tourlock Security Door Reaches 40th Anniversary as Proven Tailgating Prevention Solution

Lillington, North Carolina, July 30th, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the 40th anniversary of the launch of the company’s renowned Tourlock security revolving door. The demand for this reliable security entrance, first built in 1980, continues to grow as the risks to organizations due to unauthorized entry increase. Today, the Tourlock is used in thousands of facilities worldwide including commercial campuses and government buildings due to its high level of throughput and ability to prevent unauthorized access without the need for manned supervision. In addition, the Tourlock has always been an automatic, “touchless” security solution requiring no contact from users during activation and operation, making it as relevant today as it was decades ago. Mitigating Tailgating by Design Tailgating is the most common way intruders can slip into a secure facility. The Tourlock, by design, prevents an unauthorized user from following an authorized user in the trailing compartment. This working principle removes the burden on people to “be impolite” by refusing to hold open a swing door for a stranger. An added feature of the Tourlock is that it stops rotating in the “plus position” during a tailgating attempt. This places a “wall” between the intruder and the secure area and the intruder can only turn back and step out of the door, while the authorized user continues onward into the secure area without any interference. Preventing Piggybacking with Sophisticated Technology The Tourlock combines premium construction with the option to include the intelligence of a sophisticated, near-infrared detection technology housed in the ceiling, called StereoVision®. StereoVision scans each compartment during rotation to verify that a user is alone before allowing them to enter a secure facility. If more than one person is detected, the door will stop rotating and alarm, then slowly rotate backwards, forcing both users to exit the door. The technology in StereoVision has been enhanced continuously over the decades and today is able to function reliably in a wide variety of lighting environments, including outdoor lighting. Its reliable performance over the years has proven to be an extremely reliable method of preventing piggybacking into a secure area without the excessive false rejections. Add-Ons for Increased Security For added security, the Tourlock security door on a building envelope can be outfitted with Level 3 bullet-resistant glass, capable of stopping three .44 magnum bullets. Additionally, biometric identity verification devices can be attached to the end post or a pedestal to provide a highly secure and touchless authorization method. The Tourlock is capable of integrating with virtually any access system on the market. Integrated Diagnostic Software for Fast Service Resolutions In recent year, the Tourlock was upgraded to include an integrated, IP-enabled software platform called BoonConnect that helps technicians diagnose the door and get it running quickly should there be an outage. An on-site technician simply logs in from a remote laptop, cell phone or tablet and can review performance data as well as diagnostic information about the door’s sensors, drive system, motor and more. This visibility can save hours or days of time resolving any issues. “We at Boon Edam owe a great deal of our success to the Tourlock in the last 10 years. It’s been critical in meeting the growing security requirements of the Fortune 500 and along with our turnstile offering has helped launch our Enterprise team to the level of success they have today,” says Valerie Anderson, President and Managing Director, Boon Edam, Inc. “Even after 40 years, the demand for reliable security at the entry has only continued to increase and the Tourlock continues to prove itself time and time again." For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com 

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Boon Edam BoonAssist TQ Manual Revolving Door is Now UL Listed

Announcing UL Certification on Newest Revolving Door

Lillington, North Carolina, August 12, 2020 – As part of an ongoing policy to certify products to North American standards, Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the BoonAssist TQ manual revolving door has been tested and certified to confirm with UL Standard 325 and CSA 22.2, a standard established by UL (United Laboratories) for door, drapery, gate, louver, and window operators and systems. This certification assures Boon Edam customers that the product has been rigorously tested by a 3rd party and found to operate in a safe and predictable manner at any installed location. UL Standard 325 and CSA 22.2 (the harmonized standard in Canada) are the prevalent industry standards for ensuring the safe operation of revolving doors in the United States and Canada. While all of Boon Edam’s products currently conform to CE (the European Union standard of safety and operation), the company continues to invest in UL certification for all door and turnstile products sold in the Americas to align with North American standards and ultimately streamline installation for their customers. BoonAssist TQ - The Modern Revolving Door with Power Assist When you consider that manual revolving doors were invented in the 1870’s, the BoonAssist TQ is a completely modern solution due to its three unique features: it offers a low-energy, power assistance motor that reduces the force needed to push the door by up to 50%, it has speed control to ensure the rotation speed is always safe, and, the door wings always come to a stop with the wings pointed to the end posts of the throat opening (a.k.a., “quarter pointing”). As a result of these three features, the BoonAssist TQ is specified for many projects where user comfort and safety are considered essential. In addition, the BoonAssist TQ can be upgraded with extra security options: a remote locking capability, an instantaneous panic-locking capability (in case of a threat trying to enter the building) and integration with access control systems to restrict access into public buildings during afterhours. “Boon Edam is driven to provide safe and secure entrances around the globe and we’re continuously investing to ensure our products exceed operational standards,” says Valerie Anderson, President and Managing Director at Boon Edam Inc. “When our entrances conform with UL standards, our North American customers gain peace of mind knowing that a reputable 3rd-party has rigorously tested and confirmed they will operate safely at any location.” UL was founded in 1894 and today helps companies demonstrate safety and confirm compliance. Services offered by UL include: inspection, advisory services, education and training, testing, auditing and analytics, certification software solutions, and marketing claim verification. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam and Guidepost Solutions Webinar Discusses How Lobby Design Will Change Post COVID-19

Boon Edam and Guidepost Solutions Offer Webinar on Post-COVID Secure Lobbies

Lillington, North Carolina, July 22nd, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the release of a recorded webinar, “The New Lobby Experience: Creating Safer Entrances for All People,” co-hosted with Guidepost Solutions, LLC, a global firm offering security and technology consulting solutions. A panel of experts discuss the impact of COVID-19 and pandemics, for the near and long term, on lobby design, the challenges of maintaining security amid new requirements for social distancing and creating a touchless experience inside and around facilities. Reinforcing the Need for Design to Address the Risk of Unauthorized Entry The webinar begins with a topic that has been of importance even before the spread of COVID-19: controlling access at the entry. Tailgating at swinging doors is one of the most common physical security breaches, and it can have devastating consequences. JC Powell and Robert Helena from Boon Edam touch on the results of a recent survey around the perceptions of security professionals on the impacts of tailgating before discussing how different security entrance solutions are used to deter, detect, or prevent tailgating incidents. Design Considerations & Technology Solutions for the New Lobby Next, Nick Miller from Guidepost Solutions discusses elements of design that must be considered in the “new lobby.” These include building population assessments, creating separate entry points by role (employees, visitors, vendors and package deliveries), and supporting and reinforcing distancing through the use of queuing space, furniture layout and other elements. The webinar continues with a conversation between Boon Edam and Guidepost Solutions around new and existing technologies, and how they fit into the new lobby design. Some examples include: Entrance configurations: Arranging and adjustment of optical turnstiles to maintain social distancing Temperature screening: How does the technology integrate with entrance solutions and how are “positives” processed? Touchless entry technologies: Hands-free, automatic security entrances, automated elevator dispatch systems and contactless biometric devices Entry Evaluations for End Users Looking to Secure Access Points The webinar concludes with details surrounding on-site and virtual entry evaluations. These evaluations help security professionals identify unsecure entry points around a building or campus and the potential solutions available depending on the organization’s security strategy around tailgating. The evaluation also covers compliance considerations and integration with existing security systems. To watch the webinar, please visit https://content.boonedam.us/webinar-new-lobby-experience-creating-safer-entrances. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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