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BoonTV to Address Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry

Lillington, North Carolina, November 18, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced a new BoonTV event, “The Key to Closing the Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry.” In this event, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, reveals the assumptions and misconceptions around entrance security in physical security planning and how to effectively bring reliable entrance control to a facility to avoid costly risks and liabilities. Three Inputs for Controlling Access to a Facility The BoonTV episode begins by addressing the audience with two fundamental questions: (1) Do you know who is in your building at any given time? and (2) How many unauthorized people are acceptable in your facility? These two questions set the stage for reinforcing the importance of controlling access and introducing three inputs for effectively monitoring who is in a building at all times: People, Process and Technology. JC then provides examples of how organizations must balance all three inputs, and to explain how Technology (the combination of access control systems, security entrances, biometrics, cameras, etc.) directly alleviates the pressure on both People and Process. Scalable Security: Three Levels of Entrance Capabilities Next, the episode introduces the concept of “Scalable Security,” which helps the security professional select the right entrance type for each area of their building based on the entrance’s true capabilities related to tailgating mitigation – Deter, Detect, or Prevent. The true capability of an entrance will have a direct impact to the inputs of physical security: the People, Process and adjacent Technologies. Real-life case studies are shared that reveal the mistakes organizations have made before landing on the best entrance solution for their true needs. The Future of the Entry Post COVID-19 The webinar concludes with a short discussion around the impacts of the current pandemic. JC shares how he sees the future of the entry based on his discussions with industry consultants, integrators and end users, including discussions around touchless entry, thermal cameras and antimicrobial finishes and films. To watch the webinar, please visit https://content.boonedam.us/boontv-closing-the-gap-physical-security 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 Present Live Webinar on Access Control Integration with Security Entrances

Presenting Live Webinar on Access Control Integration with Security Entrances

Lillington, North Carolina, November 4, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced they will be presenting a live webinar entitled, “Securing the Facility: Best Practices for Integrating Access Control & Biometrics with Security Entrances,” at the fall Virtual Security Showcase (VSS), held from November 10-12. VSS is a virtual event created to establish and maintain connections among security industry professionals while promoting the latest and best ideas about how to keep people, facilities and organizations safe and secure. Boon Edam’s 40-minute webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 3:00pm EST, hosted by two Enterprise Technology Specialists, Brad Whaley and Zac Ellett, who each have over 25 years of technical expertise. Both have been heavily involved with installing security entrances, running installation training programs for integrators, and helping national and global companies specify and install advanced entry solutions integrated with credential readers, biometric devices, access control systems and more. The Vulnerability of Access Control Systems and Swing Doors Brad and Zac kick off the webinar by explaining that most access control systems are designed to track events that occur at swinging doors, not security entrances. This limitation and the working principle of swinging doors makes it impossible to know for sure who is in your building, leaving an organization vulnerable to risk and liability, such as crime, violence, regulatory fines, loss of productivity, litigation, etc. Gain Valuable Metrics from Security Entrances Security entrances are designed to mitigate unauthorized intrusion from tailgating, and when they are integrated with an access control system, can offer much more in terms of metrics on the events that occur at the entry. Many integrators do not know how to integrate security entrances to achieve these results. The webinar provides all the possible events that can be tracked for each type of security entrance and Brad and Zac share a few case studies about improper integration and the impact it had on the end user. When done right, metrics can help to identify patterns for investigation and action. For instance, if some entrances are experiencing high levels of tailgating attempt alarms or invalid credential alarms, security teams can train staff on the proper use of a turnstile. Cameras can also be turned on when the access control system receives a tailgating event alarm. VSS ACS Metrics Webinar.JPG Discover Integration Techniques & Avoid Common Mistakes Brad and Zac conclude the webinar by discussing common integration techniques. They share the many ways that credential and biometric readers can be mounted. They also talk about some mistakes they have seen in the field in terms of integration, including incorrect device placement, and also devices that authenticate a person too quickly or from too far away. This webinar was presented on November 11, 2020. In order to view a recorded version of the webinar, please visit our website at https://content.boonedam.us/webinar-best-practices-integrating-acs-with-security-entrances and fill out a short form. 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 Publishes Whitepaper on Effect of Pandemics on Entrance Security

Lillington, North Carolina, October 21, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has published a new whitepaper for architects and security professionals entitled, “The New Lobby: How Will Securing Buildings Change in a Post-Pandemic World?”. The publication begins by explaining the importance of creating a physical security plan that addresses and controls unauthorized entry due to tailgating, and continues with discussions around how COVID-19 has impacted building design, forcing facility owners and designers to provide touchless entry and social distancing while upholding building security. Controlling Access in the New Lobby As a prerequisite to the effects of a pandemic on building entrances and design, the whitepaper begins by reinforcing the physical security concepts of controlling access and mitigating unauthorized entry to address risk and liability. By understanding what it takes to effectively control access to a building through three critical inputs (people, process and technology), architects and end users can explore changes in design and function while upholding the need for security at all times. Lobby Design Changes for a Post-Pandemic World The publication then asks designers to rethink the role of the lobby, which has historically been a “catch all” for processing a variety of building visitors and occupants. Designers must now consider creating separate entry and exit points throughout the building to support social distancing. A second requirement of the new lobby design is to support and reinforce distance by design, such as rethinking office layouts, flexible on-site work schedules and increased telecommuting. Rethinking Existing Technologies in the New Lobby Finally, the “New Lobby” whitepaper covers some existing security and access technologies that are being looked at under a new lens due to the pandemic. The article touches on the positives and negatives of each type of technology and how they will impact the people and processes used to support them. “The New Lobby: How Will Securing Buildings Change in a Post-Pandemic World” is available at no charge on the Boon Edam website here: https://content.boonedam.us/the-new-lobby-secure-buildings-in-post-pande... 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 Feeds Hungry Children with Mission 500 Fundraiser

Lillington, North Carolina, October 7, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has announced that through a partnership with Mission 500, they raised nearly $5,700 to feed hungry children in Harnett County, North Carolina. The money was raised during August in a “virtual walk” fundraiser, where each participating employee pledged to walk 50 miles by August 31st. Mission 500 is a nonprofit organization that works closely with the security industry to serve the needs of children and communities in crisis in the United States. Since its inception in 2016, Mission 500 has helped produce over 40,000 meals, assemble care packs filled with essential hygienic items for 2,200 families, and distribute more than 10,000 book bags filled with school supplies to students attending Title One schools. Step by Step for Hungry Children Because the COVID-19 pandemic has put additional pressure on families in Harnett County, Boon Edam employees wanted to help ensure that local children got enough food to enable them to learn and thrive. Many Harnett County children receive their only meal of the day at school, and with cancelled and/or virtual classes, these children would go all day without enough to eat. Mission 500 works with local charities to assist these children by providing meals, and, when they return to school, the essential supplies needed to help them succeed academically. With that in mind, several Boon Edam employees each pledged to walk 50 miles during the month of August to raise money. They were responsible for recruiting sponsors to donate money in exchange for the miles walked. Mission 500 provided a web-based, fundraising tool that allowed the employees to create profile pages and guide their sponsors to their page to make a donation. Best of all, Boon Edam pledged to match all funds raised, up to $3,000.  On September 1, 2020, the virtual walk concluded with $2,700 raised by the employees, plus a $3,000 contribution from Boon Edam Inc. The funds are being donated to a local 501c3 organization called the Harnett County Partnership for Children which serves local community charities that help children and families in crisis.  “As we saw COVID-19 impacting our local families, we knew Boon Edam wanted to help,” says Valerie Anderson, President of Boon Edam Inc. “We’ve partnered with Mission 500 in the past and wanted to do so again this year. It was heartwarming to see our employees eager to help others in our community. In these times, it is easy to become consumed with the negativity around our current social and economic state. Boon Edam will continue to count on our people and resources to look for more opportunities to help our community in these challenging times and in the coming months ahead.” 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 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. 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. 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. 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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