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Boon Edam Publishes Whitepaper on using Security Entrances for Regulatory Compliance

Lillington, North Carolina, November 21, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has published a useful whitepaper for security professionals titled “The Role of Security Entrances in Regulatory Compliance.” The whitepaper provides information and guidance on how security entrances can be selected and deployed to help organizations comply with regulations such as NERC, PCI, FDA, and others. The whitepaper aims to help the security manager understand the intent of access control requirements in regulations and how those requirements can be met using barriers that address the risk of tailgating or piggybacking at entry points. Controlling Access with Security Entrances Traditional facility entrances no longer provide the necessary protection necessary for today’s volatile security landscape. Swing doors do not mitigate tailgating and piggybacking, even when used in conjunction with access control devices. As a result, security doors and turnstiles are growing in popularity due to their ability to effectively control access while creating an audit trail, which is ideal for regulated industries. This guide outlines how security entrances can create a defensible posture through conducting a needs assessment, implementing access control with security entrances to provide metrics, deploying supervision as needed, delivering staff training, and retaining records.“Most industry regulations require securing the premises from physical intrusion but don’t specifically describe a method or technology to use,” said Greg Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sales at Boon Edam Inc. “When implementing a physical security plan, you need to know the strengths and weaknesses of the technology so you can compensate with people and procedures. We’re pleased to offer a whitepaper to help security professionals in integrating security entrances as part of a defensible strategy for mitigating risk and liability at regulated facilities.”   “The Role of Security Entrances in Regulatory Compliance” is now available on the Boon Edam website here. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT: 910 814 8239E: tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT: 845 358 1801E: jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com 

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Historic Paris Hotel Revitalizes Entry with Boon Edam Revolving Doors

Lillington, N.C. – October 23, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the installation of three new Crystal revolving doors at the legendary Peninsula Hotel in the heart of Paris. Maintaining the Signature Five-Star Style Built in 1908 as the Hotel Majestic, the building underwent an extensive renovation to update the facilities, standards and technology while still preserving its historic appeal. The restoration took four years to complete and the result is a five-star, contemporary hotel which maintains and respects the spirit of the original institution.The project employed the finest artisans with an ancestral knowledge of this landmark building. Affine Design, a major architecture and interior design firm in Paris that specializes in the restoration of exceptional establishments, led the architectural renovation. To meet their vision of a modern, transparent and luxurious entrance, the firm chose to install three Boon Edam Crystal revolving doors. Maximizing Visibility and Climate Control The three Crystal revolving doors are constructed mostly of glass, creating an open and transparent entrance into the hotel while maximizing the visibility from the sidewalk of the ornate, Beaux Arts interior decorated in ivory and gold with crystal chandeliers. Only a small amount of metal trim holds the glass components together, measuring in mere millimeters and coated in a black powder coat finish.In addition to minimizing the amount of air infiltration from the outside and keeping the lobby comfortable year round, the revolving doors make a statement as you enter into a world reminiscent of times gone by. The result speaks for itself and will live on for many future generations to enjoy and make memories at as a five-star contemporary historic hotel. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Publishes Industry Guide for Selecting Security Entrances

Lillington, North Carolina, October 10, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has published a useful whitepaper for security professionals titled “Security Entrances: Solutions for Every Industry.” The whitepaper provides information and guidance on selecting and deploying security entrances across various industries, along with case studies outlining challenges and solutions. This whitepaper is intended to guide the security manager in understanding and communicating the need for stronger physical security measures at their buildings’ entry points. Controlling Access with Security Entrances Traditional building entrances no longer provide the necessary protection necessary for today’s volatile security landscape. Swing doors do not mitigate tailgating and piggybacking, even when used in conjunction with access control devices. As a result, security doors and turnstiles are growing in popularity due to their ability to effectively control access while creating an audit trail, which is ideal for regulated industries. This guide outlines the purposes of security entrances and how they align with an organization’s business objectives. Key Selection Criteria and Four Deployment Strategies for Success No matter the industry, there are key factors that all security professionals must consider prior to selecting a physical security entrance. If just one of these factors is missed, the success of the project will suffer. The whitepaper outlines each of the eight selection factors that will help security managers gain the best performance and meet business objectives, including cost, guard needs and compliance. Also included are four deployment strategies to make sure that the selected security entrances achieve those business objectives.“Helping our customers select the right security entrance for their industry saves them time and money,” said Valerie Anderson, President and Managing Director at Boon Edam Inc. “By learning from our other customers who have been in their shoes, they can proceed with more confidence. If they choose to work with us, we can assist them through the planning, installation, integration, training and employee orientation. We’re there every step of the way.” Industry Examples This free guide explores case studies across 10 industries, providing a look at how security entrances were applied to solve a variety of challenges, from compliance to throughput and beyond.“Security Entrances: Solutions for Every Industry” is available on the Boon Edam website here. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam’s Just-Released Security Survey Highlights the Impact and Challenges of Tailgating

Lillington, N.C. – September 25, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced the results of a recent survey regarding the risks and security threats associated with tailgating. A majority of the respondents, made up of security professionals, believe that tailgating remains a critical threat and does not seem to be abating. More than 185 end users and security advisors (consultants and integrators) within the U.S. and Canada responded to eight multiple-choice questions. All respondents shared the same three questions to begin the survey about their general perspective on the risk of a breach from tailgating. End users and the security advisors were then posed different questions to gain more insight into their perceptions about tailgating vulnerability within a facility versus across various industries. Participants were volunteers that responded to social media ads or were in Boon Edam’s contact database.  The Threat Persists Based on what participants have seen in the media the past decade, 69% of all the respondents believe that security breaches resulting from tailgating either are holding at the same levels or are increasing. End-user perception of an increasing trend was greater with more than 43% saying they thought it was increasing, while only 35% of security advisors echoed that opinion. In response to this perceived threat, a strong majority of all respondents (77%) say that “guards and barriers” and “unmanned barriers that prevent tailgating” are effective methods to curtail tailgating, but only 18% of end-user respondents indicated they were using either option. There is also a sharp divide between end users and security advisors when it comes to the impact of a tailgate breach. Eight percent of end-user respondents believe the cost of violent crime or theft due to tailgating is insignificant, while none (0%) of the security advisors agree. However, 54% of end users and 72% of security advisors believe the cost of a breach would be $500,000 up to “too high to measure.” Meaning that 46% of end users see the potential cost as lower than $500,000 while only 28% of security advisors believe the same. “The risk of tailgating (or the impact) depends on the nature of the business, the type of area and the risk scenarios to be expected. Theft of company goods, valuables, unauthorized entry of press, eavesdropping for espionage or a physical attack on the IT environment,” says one respondent. End Users at Risk The survey also highlights the fact that most end user respondents realize that their facilities are vulnerable to physical infiltration. The majority (78%) are taking a reactionary stance to deal with tailgating (using an access control system, guards, cameras and video management software). At the same time, the majority (74%) fail to track tailgating, yet they believe they are vulnerable to a physical breach from tailgating (71%). Only 18% of end users say they are currently using some kind of security entrance (turnstiles, security doors), in addition to other options to physically control access into their facilities. Four percent say they are not using any security technologies at all to curtail tailgating and only 54% say they must comply with government regulations. The survey demonstrates that security advisors seem to grasp the potential impact of tailgating better than their end-user clients in many cases. A solid majority of security advisors say they discuss the use of security entrances with their clients, with 63% saying they discuss with them ways to mitigate the risk of tailgating and another 68% add that they discuss means to comply with industry regulations. “Our survey shows that security end users and advisors in the Americas see tailgating as a threat that is growing and more needs to be done to address it,” comments Valerie Anderson, President of Boon Edam Inc. “Also, the cost of tailgating breaches is seen as potentially very expensive to priceless -- this indicates there will be continued investments in tailgating prevention at facilities in the coming years.” Survey Concludes Tailgating Needs to be Taken Seriously While both end users and security advisors agree on the threat posed by tailgating this survey also demonstrates that their perceptions differ. Both end users and security advisors overall see tailgating as a serious issue and there is a high level of perceived vulnerability. A strong majority believes that what they have is not enough to prevent physical intrusion and they understand that physical barriers are the best approach (with guards when applicable). Security advisors see the potential costs of a breach as more expensive than end users – likely because of their exposure to more data concerning breaches and the impact on organizations. They may need to find a way to convince end users the cost of a breach is more expensive than perceived.   A majority of security advisors understand and recommend security entrances to mitigate tailgating, but a minority of end users have invested in them even when a majority of them believe they are vulnerable. This implies there are justification and/or budget and approval hurdles to overcome. A majority of end users and security advisors are aware of industry regulations and the need to comply with them. However, a solid majority of end users use reactive, forensic strategies for addressing tailgating (alarming and responding after the fact), which may put them at additional risk of incurring hefty fines. To download a free report that outlines all of this information, along with helpful charts, please click here. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Showcases Integrated Technologies to Mitigate Tailgating at GSX 2019

Lillington, North Carolina, September 10, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is showcasing integrated technologies to mitigate tailgating in booth #1103 at the GSX (formerly ASIS) exhibition in Chicago, IL from September 10-12. Demonstrating their continuing growth and evolution, the company’s recently-named CEO Valerie Anderson is in attendance this year in her new role. As the official turnstile sponsor of the show, Boon Edam has placed turnstiles at all entrances to the exhibit hall for show attendees to pass through. “Access technologies, such as card readers and biometric devices, are critical for controlling entry into secure areas, but you can’t really address tailgating unless you pair them with an appropriate security entrance,” said Tracie Thomas, Vice President of Marketing, Boon Edam. “We are proud to showcase our products at GSX where each has an integrated credential reading technology and all the entrances are networked to an access control system. Because of this integration, customers can get a real sense of how a complete solution will work together to address tailgating.” The following solutions will be on display in Boon Edam’s booth: Lifeline Speedlane Swing Optical Turnstile: The industry’s slimmest and most stylish optical turnstile will feature a custom, integrated pedestal that incorporates the MorphoWave™ touchless fingerprint technology from IDEMIA. This solution enables high throughput with the enhanced security of rapid biometric identification, all in a compact, cohesive design. New! Lifeline Boost Access Control Pedestal: The Boost is a brand new access control pedestal designed by Boon Edam to complement the popular Lifeline optical turnstile series. The Boost will include the latest version of Essex’s credential card reader, now with optical Bluetooth and OSDP capability, the iRox-T with BLE expands for HID Global’s Mobile Access solutions.  Tourlock 180+90 Security Revolving Door: The entrance of choice for the Fortune 500, the Tourlock 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.  Circlelock Mantrap Portal: Offering the highest level of security available in an entrance, the Circlelock security portal prevents intrusion into the most sensitive areas such as data centers. The portal will be configured to demonstrate two-factor authentication: an AMAG Symmetry card reader on the outside of the portal conducts the initial authorization, while facial recognition provides instant authentication inside the portal. The secure, edge-based facial recognition access control device by Alcatraz, called the Rock, can also be experienced at their booth (GSX booth #1047).  BoonConnect Software: An IP-addressable, proprietary software system providing 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 a secured corporate network. Boon Edam is also offering a tailgating-themed prize giveaway at the show to celebrate being named in a report by IHS Markit® as market leader for security entrances. All visitors to GSX are invited to participate by visiting booth #1103 during show hours. Participants can win a variety of prizes to help them make the most of the upcoming tailgating season: the Big Green Egg® grill, a YETI® cooler and more. Winners will be selected at random after the exhibition, and an announcement will be made to all participants via email by Friday, September 27. For more information, visit https://www.boonedam.us/tailgating-prize-giveaway-gsx-2019. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Royal Boon Edam Group Announces New President to Lead the Americas Subsidiary

Edam, The Netherlands, September 5, 2019 – Royal Boon Edam, a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Valerie Anderson as the new President and Managing Director of Boon Edam Inc., the subsidiary responsible for sales in the Americas. “It is with confidence and enthusiasm that this appointment was agreed as Valerie has proven to be a capable and dedicated member of the team, says Lourens Beijer, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Boon Edam International BV. “We believe this is a great ‘next step’ for Valerie’s experience and passion for exceeding our customer’s expectations, and a great opportunity for Boon Edam as a whole.” Valerie has been with Boon Edam Inc. a total of 14 years, serving on the Executive Management Team for the past 9 years. She started her career at Boon Edam in Inside Sales and served as Inside Sales Manager in 2009. In 2012, she was promoted to Vice President of Product and Customer Support where her role then transitioned into Vice President of Customer Experience leading the entire customer support organization of Boon Edam Inc. In 2016, she served as Vice President and National Sales Manager for the north and east regions of the United States as well as Latin America. A native of North Carolina, Valerie has a degree in Business Management and lives in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. “As a sales leader and manager with over a decade of experience in the building entrances and security industry, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of customers and lead multiple teams to create and implement initiatives to deliver a great experience for the customer,” says Anderson. “At Boon Edam, the sale of the product is never the end of the process, it’s just the beginning. I work diligently every day to ensure our organization is performing with the customer as a purpose of their work.”For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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