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Boon Edam Supplies Liberty University with Optical Turnstiles for Secure Access

Liberty University Recreational Center Protects Students with Boon Edam Optical Turnstiles

Lillington, NC. – May 16, 2018 – Liberty University, a private university in Central  Virginia, provides a comprehensive curriculum with a Christian background for more than 110,000 students enrolled across the University’s 17 colleges, schools, and online programs.  The safety and security of students and faculty is a priority and has resulted in the implementation of state-of-the-art physical security measures.The LaHaye Fitness and Recreation Center located on Liberty University’s Lynchburg campus is a prime example. The large facility, which occupies approximately 165,000 square feet, houses five basketball courts, an indoor track, a weight room, group exercise classrooms, raquetball and volleyball courts, soccer fields, and a rock wall in addition to a lounge and cafe. More than just an athletics facility, the LaHaye Fitness and Recreation Center is a hub for social interaction that opens at 5am and closes at 11:30pm every day. Expediting Entry with Optical Turnstiles Every student enrolled at Liberty University is provided with an identification badge with embedded access control credentials to gain access to various Liberty facilities. The access control solution, provided by RS2, allows students to use one universal card throughout the campus, including LaHaye Fitness and Recreation Center, which is outfitted with four lanes of Speedlane 300 optical turnstiles from Boon Edam to control and document the approximately 30,000 users who enter the facility every week.Previously, Liberty students would simply hand their badge to a staff worker, who would swipe it for verification, and then allow the student into the facility. The old process presented numerous challenges including the inability to adequately deny entry, expedite entry to the gym during busy hours and more. The new array of Speedlane 300 turnstiles alleviates all of those issues and more by providing three dedicated lanes for entry and one lane for egress.“We can lock the turnstile gates, disable them, hold them open, grant access along with numerous other operational options, to keep traffic flowing while providing security,” said Samuel Seaborn, Associate Director, Operations, at Liberty University. “The turnstiles integrate with Liberty’s access control system to monitor who is coming into the rec center and when, and helps ensure that only students and people with proper access are allowed into the facility.” Plans to Expand With 30,000 average weekly users entering and exiting the facility, Liberty is already looking to expand the LaHaye Fitness and Recreation Center with satellite facilities located around the campus. To maintain the level of safety throughout their campus, protect the university from liability issues, and integrate with their current access control systems, Liberty hopes to outfit any new installations with Boon Edam turnstiles, which have been well recieved by students and staff. “When they were installed, the students remarked on the futuristic design of the turnstiles,” continued Seaborn. “Everyone adapted to them quickly, because they’re so easy to use.”Liberty has also been happy with the service Boon Edam provides for maintenance and other issues. If there are any issues with the badge reader or if an internal component was malfunctioning, the integrator for Boon Edam products, Jamie Dalton at Mech-Elect, of Wake Forest, NC, has responded quickly.“The Boon Edam turnstiles are so simple to use, and they really help with traffic flow. In today’s environment, we’re even more concerned with properly protecting our students, and Boon Edam turnstiles help us do that,” concludes Seaborn. “When we expand our recreational facilities, as well as other facilities, we’re defintiely looking to Boon Edam for our entrances and exits.”For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com 

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Boon Edam Obtains UL/CSA Certifications for Speedlane Lifeline Optical Turnstiles

Lillington, N.C., May 2, 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced today that as part of a continuous policy to certify products to North American standards, the Speedlane Swing and Open optical turnstiles have been tested and certified to conform with UL standards 325 and 2593, and CSA 22.2 for Canada. Industry Standards for Ensuring Safe Operation UL Standards 325 and 2593, as well as CSA C22.2 (the harmonized standard in Canada) are the prevalent industry standards for ensuring the safe operation of doors, turnstiles, gates and access control equipment 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 its customers. Top Selling Optical Turnstile Series The Lifeline Swing and Open were launched initially in Europe in January 2015 and, after their launch in the Americas in March of the same year, quickly became a top seller due to their modern design, intuitive functionality and energy-saving operation. The Speedlane Swing in particular is currently very popular because it features the slimmest cabinets in the industry (only four inches wide) for a sleek look in downtown lobbies where space is at a premium.    Video of What is the Speedlane Lifeline Optical Turnstile Series?    “Today’s business climate places a premium on risk mitigation and Boon Edam has always emphasized safety around the globe,” says Mark Borto, CEO of Boon Edam Inc. “We know field testing for UL is not always practical for our clients, so we continue to invest in UL certifications as new products are launched, which is a lengthy and expensive process. By getting our products certified, we can assure our North American customers that a 3rd-party has rigorously tested our products and confirmed that they operate in a safe and predictable manner at any location.” The Lifeline turnstiles were tested by UL (United Laboratories), which was founded in 1894 and today helps companies demonstrate safety and confirm compliance. Some of the 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 ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Revamps Tripod Turnstiles, Emphasizing Smooth and Quiet Operation

Boon Edam Revamps Tripod Turnstiles, Emphasizing Smooth and Quiet Operation

Lillington, North Carolina, 25 April 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that its Trilock 60 and Trilock 75 turnstiles have a completely re-engineered internal mechanism that operates more smoothly and with an exceptionally quiet operation during use, when the arms are rotating into the next position. The turnstiles are quieter than before because the interior ratcheting and locking mechanism (which controls rotation of the arms to allow a single authorized passage) now has a redesigned shape while maintaining a secure functionality. In addition, rubber dampeners are used on certain contact surfaces to reduce the noise level of the standard “clicking” noise that turnstiles make. The result of the new design is that the operating noise of the turnstile during passage is reduced from 86 decibels down to 73 decibels, which is very noticeable in a side-by-side comparison.  The Workhorse of the Turnstile Family Tripod turnstiles are known for their sturdy construction and ability to withstand the harshest of conditions, both indoors and outdoors. They are used to manage large crowds at stadiums, amusement parks, museums, and universities, for example. However, waist-high turnstiles are also used in high-end, corporate lobbies to deter tailgating, provided supervision is nearby. To blend in to these environments, they can include premium finishes, such as expensive stone on the tops of cabinets and bronze or custom paint on the sides of cabinets. High-end locations will appreciate the quieter action of these newly updated tripod turnstiles. Redesigned for Efficiency and Cost Savings The new interior mechanism also is easier to build, install and service than before, creating efficiencies and cost savings for the customer during and after the purchase. In addition, older Trilock 60 and Trilock 75 turnstiles can be easily retrofitted with the new mechanism with a minimal amount of disruption or need for new parts.“When we began redesigning the mechanism for the Trilocks, we wanted to improve the customer experience and also make the product easier to build and install,” said Tom Schneider, Engineering Manager at Boon Edam Inc. “We’re proud that we’ve created that ‘win/win’ and the benefits will impact thousands of end users around the globe. It’s yet another reason to invest in products from Boon Edam.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com 

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Continued Growth with Enterprise Group and New Security Entrance Technologies

Las Vegas, N.V. – Apr. 11, 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is demonstrating significant growth and momentum in both their product offering and their business operations this year at ISC West (booth #8037). With the expansion of their Enterprise Customer Group, a range of new integrations, and the growing adoption of anti-tailgating and piggybacking entrance tech by Fortune 50 Global companies, the company is advancing its position as the market leader in the Americas in security entrance solutions.“While we have held the lion’s share of the Americas market for security entrances since 2012, according to IHS Markit reports, we are moving ahead now on a number of business fronts,” said Mark Borto, President and CEO, Boon Edam, Inc. “Enterprise sales have become a major market for us as a result of our expanded focus on global standardization and deployment. At the same time, we are integrating the most advanced technologies with the combination of biometrics and anti-piggybacking solutions, addressing some of the most pressing challenges for risk mitigation.” Highlighted Products and Technologies in ISC West Booth 8037 Products on display in Boon Edam’s booth will showcase ease-of-use, speed and accuracy via integrated biometric technologies that enable multi-factor authentication combined with piggybacking prevention. Show attendees can experience the Circlelock security portal, a turnkey mantrap solution offering the highest security available in an entrance. It’s newly launched cousin, the Circlelock Combi “half portal” saves both space and costs by transforming any fire-rated swinging door into a high-security mantrap entrance that prevents piggybacking.Boon Edam’s Tourlock 180+90, the industry’s best-selling security revolving door, delivers high, bi-directional throughput while preventing tailgating and piggybacking. All of these solutions can operate without manned supervision as they incorporate Boon Edam’s proprietary StereoVision 2®, which prevents piggybacking using near infrared and optical sensors to determine if someone is entering the door alone, ensuring a level of reliability. In addition, the super-slim Lifeline Speedlane Swing stylishly combines high throughput with high security via biometric identification.Technology on display from Boon Edam this year enables remote access and control of security entrances. This includes BoonConnect software, which provides diagnostic and configuration tools for the Tourlock and Circlelock via smart device, and BoonTouch, enabling management of multiple Boon Edam security entrances through a desktop control panel. Focus on Expansion of Enterprise Customer Group An additional focus at ISC West this year is the expansion of Boon Edam’s Enterprise Customer Group. Originally launched in 2013 and now numbering at 11 employees, this sales and service team delivers exceptional entrance solution consulting, logistics planning and customer service to large national and global companies through every stage of the sales process. “Our Enterprise Group of dedicated specialists is bringing an unprecedented level of consultative expertise to the world’s biggest organizations,” said Mr. Borto. “We have put significant support behind this initiative so that we are correctly positioned to provide the best possible entrance solutions for this fast-growing segment of business.” Growing Risks and Liabilities Drive More Business As recognition of risks and liabilities grows, it has also driven the need for users to focus on hardening entrances and perimeters. Some of the risks include active shooters, cyber-threats, workplace violence, protests in urban areas and more. Boon Edam has seen market growth for their ability to stop a range of threats including tailgating and piggybacking. Other factors driving the company’s growth include the ability of their security entrances to facilitate identity verification, along with integrations between lobby turnstiles, elevator dispatch and visitor management systems.“We’re now seeing more security entrances being deployed in the upper elevator lobbies in multi-tenant properties as well,” said Mr. Borto. “Every organization has its own varied needs for identity verification and security at differing entrances, and we provide consultative support in helping them determine the right mix of products for their needs.”Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor for ISC West and 2018 marks the 11th year that exhibitors and attendees will walk through Boon Edam turnstiles as they enter the exhibit halls, making the turnstiles a familiar site at the show. This year the company unveils 34 lanes of the sleek Speedlane Open, a new, barrier-free optical turnstile designed for deterring casual intrusion attempts.   For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact: Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com

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Circlelock Semi Half Portal for Retrofit Application

New Circlelock Combi Mantrap Solution on Display at ISC West 2018

Las Vegas, N.V. – Apr. 11, 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is demonstrating a new security portal solution at their ISC West 2018 booth (#8037). The Circlelock Combi will help security executives combat piggybacking and unauthorized entry in existing high security areas that currently have fire-rated swinging doors. “Our new mantrap solution is a game changer for security managers who use fire-rated doors to protect their assets or data,” said Mark Borto, President and CEO of Boon Edam, Inc. “We designed the Circlelock Combi as a turn-key retrofit option to address the risk of tailgating that exists with swinging doors in facilities - once a swinging door is opened, anyone could slip inside behind an authorized user. But once the Combi is installed with that existing swing door, they still get all the benefits of a fire-rated entry, only now it’s a high security entrance that only lets authorized people enter and doesn’t need manned supervision.” The Circlelock Combi is a cylindrical mantrap portal solution that has a single sliding set of doors on one end and an opening on the other end that is mounted to an existing swing door. This also saves considerable space compared to traditional mantrap vestibules created from walls and two swinging doors. It provides a throughput of five to six people per minute and is ideal for any interior location where the most critical security is required. This could include data centers, government buildings, secure areas in airports, legal or patient record areas, prescription medication dispensaries, executive suites and more.   Many facilities use fire-rated swing doors to protect data and assets from destruction by fire, but this type of door cannot prevent tailgating or piggybacking. The Circlelock Combi attaches to the existing fire-rated door, converting it immediately into a mantrap solution that prevents piggybacking 24/7. One of the most important benefits of the Circlelock Combi is the enablement of multi-factor authentication – the ability to ensure that only one person, and the right person, is entering. Users can present a credential in front of the portal to open the sliding door and once inside and confirmed to be alone, can present another credential to unlock the swing door. The Combi can also accommodate a wide variety of identity verification technologies (iris scanner, facial reader, pushpad, etc.) in its interior with a customizable floor-to-ceiling post.  Boon Edam will feature the Circlelock Combi solution in their ISC West booth as 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® to open the second door.   For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact: Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam to Showcase Security Entrance Integration at ISC West 2018

New Circlelock Portal Converts Fire-Rated Swinging Doors into Mantrap Solutions

Lillington, N.C. – Mar. 22, 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced it is launching a new security mantrap portal solution, the Circlelock Combi. This unique, “half portal” solution helps security executives prevent unauthorized entry into high security areas currently using fire-rated swinging doors. The Combi will be on display in Boon Edam booth #8037 at the upcoming ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from April 11-13. The Inherent Risk of Swinging Doors Boon Edam designed the Circlelock Combi as a convenient retrofit option to address the risk that exists with any type of swinging door - once a swinging door is opened by an authorized user, any number of people may also gain access to a secure area, which is known as “tailgating” or “piggybacking.” Preventing Intrusion while Maintaining Integrity Many facilities use fire-rated swing doors to protect data and assets from destruction by fire, but this type of door cannot prevent tailgating or piggybacking. The Circlelock Combi attaches to an existing fire-rated door, converting it immediately into a mantrap solution that prevents piggybacking 24/7 and eliminates the need for manned supervision, all while maintaining the fire-rated benefits of the swing door. The Combi also saves considerable space compared to traditionally built mantrap vestibules that use standard walls and two swinging doors.The Circlelock Combi is a cylindrical solution that has a single sliding door on one end and an opening on the other end that is mounted to an existing wall and swing door. The Combi uses Boon Edam’s StereoVision 2® detection technology in the ceiling to scan the compartment and ensure a user is alone prior to unlocking the swing door. Security managers can choose to prevent piggybacking for both inbound and outbound traffic.   Enabling Multi-Factor Authorization The Circlelock Combi enables deployment of multi-factor authentication to ensure the identity of a confirmed, lone user. Users can present their first credential to enter the portal and then a second biometric credential (such as an iris scanner, facial or hand recognition), to unlock the second door. Virtually any verification technology can be mounted inside the Combi on an optional, floor-to-ceiling post.  New Security Mantrap Portal Solution: The Circlelock Combi    Video of New Security Mantrap Portal Solution: The Circlelock Combi    Applications and Throughput The Circlelock Combi can process five to six people per minute and is ideal for interior, sensitive locations such as data centers, government buildings, airports, legal or patient record areas, executive suites, and more.   At ISC West, Boon Edam will have the Circlelock Combi available for demonstrations with a two-factor authentication scenario using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by facial scanning technology from StoneLock Pro® to open the swing door. Attendees are encouraged to stop by to see live demonstrations. For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact: Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com

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2018 Aug 12

Security Xchange

Location: Park City, UT

Venue: The Lodges at Deer Valley

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2018 Aug 22

E+S+S International Security Fair

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Venue: Entrada Sur - Av. La Esperanza N

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2018 Sep 25

ASIS International

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center

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