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Boon Edam Access Control Integration Whitepaper

Boon Edam Publishes Best-Practices Whitepaper for Integrating Access Control with Security Entrances

Lillington, North Carolina, April 14, 2021 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has published a new whitepaper for security professionals entitled, “Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors.” The publication outlines the five basic components of an access control system and explores its inherent weaknesses related to working with different types of entrances in controlling unauthorized entry. The whitepaper then reveals the benefits and best practices around integrating access control systems with security entrances, including high security revolving doors and portals; medium security optical turnstiles, and low security tripod and full height turnstiles. The Vulnerability of Access Control Systems and Swing Doors To set the stage, the whitepaper begins by explaining that most access control systems are installed in buildings alongside traditional manual or automatic swinging doors. The weakness of this combination lies in the fact that once unlocked by a credentialed user, a swinging door can be held open or forced open, allowing entry for unauthorized people. When an organization cannot accurately report on the number of people in their building, they are more vulnerable to risk and liability, such as crime, violence, regulatory fines, loss of productivity, litigation, etc. Achieving Tailgating Detection and Prevention with Security Entrances The publication continues by outlining five main benefits of access control systems coupled with security entrances vs. swinging doors, including their ability to mitigate tailgating and piggybacking and establish a reliable standard operating procedure (S.O.P.) for entry. The whitepaper also provides details on how to seamlessly integrate authentication devices of all shapes and sizes with security doors and turnstiles for maximum effectiveness and ease of use.  Biometrics Integration for Ultimate Entry Assurance Finally, the “Access Control Integration” whitepaper concludes by introducing biometrics and explaining how these devices pair with high security revolving doors and mantrap portals to ensure not only that one person enters per authorized credential, but also that the person entering matches the credential. A detailed infographic included with the whitepaper illustrates the entry process, showing how the entrance speaks to the access control system to confirm or deny entry to a building’s most secure areas. AI on Boon Edam Optical Turnstiles.jpg “Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors” is available at no charge on the Boon Edam website at: https://content.boonedam.us/access-control-integration-with-turnstiles-and-security-doors.  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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The QO Hotel Installs Boon Edam Revolving Door to Achieve LEED Platinum Certification

Lillington, North Carolina, March 31, 2021 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the QO Amsterdam Hotel, a four-star resort on the famous Amstel River, has installed a TQA automatic revolving door at its front entrance to save on energy and create a comfortable lobby, while still enabling the interior to receive exposure to the exterior sunlight. QO Amsterdam is a unique lifestyle hotel with 288 rooms that was designed by a triad team of architectural firms: Mulderblauw Architects, Paul de Ruiter Architects, and Arup. Their goal in designing the hotel was to create a space that catered to the 21st century hotel guest who demands luxury and comfort while leaving a minimal footprint on our planet. When the hotel was completed, it was one of the first hotels in Europe to be awarded the prestigious title of LEED Platinum Certified. Revolving Door Supports Sustainable Hotel Design In keeping with an energy-saving, upscale design of the hotel, the architects specified a Boon Edam TQA automatic revolving door at the main entrance. Operating in an “always open, yet always closed” mode, revolving doors are proven solutions that save energy and control interior climates while being easy for the public to use. As a result of installing the revolving door at the entry, the hotel was able to lower energy consumption for heating by 65% and cooling by 90%, significantly reducing their energy expenses. 20191003-BOONEDAM-3480.jpg Door Design Fits into Hotel’s Airy, Open Look & Feel QO Amsterdam Hotel’s facade consists of floor-to-ceiling high windows to ensure outstanding spatial quality and a breathtaking view. In keeping with that look and feel, the architects requested that the TQA revolving door be customized with a glass ceiling to enhance the feeling of openness and allow natural light to flow inside. All working parts and mechanisms of the door were installed in the floor to ensure they were completely out of sight for a seamless, finished look.  For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie Thomas, Boon Edam  Vice President of Marketing T 910 814 8239 E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com    For Media Queries, Please Contact: Jayme Cunningham, LRG Public Relations T 845 358 1801 E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com  

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Boon Edam Inc. Opens New Service Centers to Expand Entrance Support on East Coast

Lillington, North Carolina, March 17, 2021 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the opening of three Service Centers in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Atlanta. Each Service Center supports customers in the immediate surrounding states, making it easier to receive product installation services, planned preventative maintenance, and quick response to service calls on the East Coast. These Service Centers are strategically located in areas of the country where thousands of Boon Edam entry products have been installed in dense metropolitan areas. The Importance of Service for Entrances Revolving doors and security turnstiles are much like automobiles in that they require regular maintenance for the best performance and return on the owner’s investment. The consequences of an out of order entrance can be significant to a business, ranging from user inconvenience and added costs all the way up to a potential security breach. To prevent these negative outcomes, Boon Edam Inc. continues to invest in the technical training and support of its network of dealers and partners across all the Americas to facilitate excellence in installation and service and prevent outages before they happen. Bringing Focused Expertise to the Customer As the number of Boon Edam entrance installations has increased over the years in certain metro areas, so has the need for technical expertise. To provide efficient support to partners, resellers and end user customers, the company is opening three new Service Centers, each managed by a Senior Technical Manager. All Boon Edam service technicians work exclusively on Boon Edam entrances every day and are intimately familiar with the latest configuration updates, parts requirements, and mechanical revisions. For the entrance owners and reseller partners in the Service Center areas, this translates to a level of expertise that can quickly service or troubleshoot an entrance with minimum disruption or downtime. This model has proven successful and Boon Edam intends to continue to invest in this service and support model to ensure they provide an unmatched customer experience. “Service is a key component of what we call, ‘The Boon Edam Experience,’” says Al Vandine, Service Sales Manager at Boon Edam Inc. “Our Service Centers allow us to better meet the high expectations of our customers and provide more onsite and installation support to our dealers and partners in those locations. Our stance is a proactive one; we can bring unmatched expertise, common parts kits and equipment to bear within a matter of hours for a service call, installation, or planned preventative maintenance visit. And we are dedicated and focused on Boon Edam solutions, which means we can resolve issues very quickly.” To learn more about Boon Edam Inc.’s service and maintenance plans, please visit https://www.boonedam.us/service/service-agreements-and-maintenance For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie Thomas, Boon Edam  Vice President of Marketing T 910 814 8239 E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com    For Media Queries, Please Contact: Jayme Cunningham, LRG Public Relations T 845 358 1801 E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com  

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Bothwell Exchange Installs Two TQA Revolving Doors at Entrance

Bothwell Exchange Deploys Boon Edam Turnstiles and Revolving Doors for Increased Safety / Sustainability

Lillington, North Carolina, March 3, 2021 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Bothwell Exchange, a new construction commercial space in Glasgow, Scotland, has installed an array of Speedlane Slide optical turnstiles in the lobby and two TQA automatic revolving doors at the main entrance to control access without impacting the building’s high traffic needs. New Build Meets Tenants’ Sustainability and Connectivity Needs Bothwell Exchange is a 9-story, 155,000 sq. ft. commercial building located at 122 Waterloo Street in Glasgow, Scotland’s International Financial Services District (IFSD). The location houses various international banking giants, as well as a gym, a kitchen, and other amenities for employees. Architectural firm Michael Laird Associates led the design of the project, bringing to life their vision of modern design with an open, “column-free” look and feel. When the project was completed, Bothwell Exchange was named the first development in Scotland to achieve the Platinum Wiredscore Certification, demonstrating that the building goes above and beyond to meet its tenants’ connectivity needs. Bothwell Exchange was also awarded a BREEAM Excellent Rating, a performance standard which measures a building’s sustainable value in a series of categories, ranging from energy to ecology. Revolving Door at the Entry for Sustainability and Security From the beginning, the architects knew they wanted to incorporate an automatic revolving door into the entrance of the building. Revolving doors are “always open, always closed,” meaning that no matter the position of the door, there is always a seal between the outside environment and the interior building. This helps save on energy costs and lobby space, without slowing down traffic. In consideration of these benefits, it was decided that the Bothwell Exchange entrance would consist of two automatic, 4-wing TQA revolving doors finished in 316 stainless steel. Additionally, for added security after hours, each door was outfitted with an external night sliding door set that completely seals the throat opening and can be locked to deter intruders.  Turnstiles to Control Lobby Traffic Without Slowing It Down During the construction phase of building design, the architects communicated a need to incorporate security measures into the open lobby without impairing the flow of traffic in and out of the building. After a discussion around the estimated traffic needs of the building, the team decided to install a 4-lane array of Speedlane Slide optical turnstiles to control unauthorized entry while still allowing 20-30 people per lane to enter each minute. To handle multiple types of traffic, the turnstile array was comprised of three standard-width lanes and one ADA-width lane. The wide lane would accommodate both employee traffic and the occasional wheelchair or delivery. 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's Speedlane Swing Optical Turnstile is the Ideal Solution for Lobby Security

Boon Edam Inc. Closes 2020 as a Record Year of Security Turnstile Sales

Lillington, North Carolina, February 17, 2021 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that despite the difficult year for all businesses, the company was fortunate to see growth in 2020, selling 59% more optical turnstiles than in the previous year. While most people began working from home early in the year, orders for optical turnstiles, which are typically installed in the lobbies of commercial buildings, continued at a steady pace through the summer and into the fall, indicating a strong interest in creating safe and secure lobbies using a touchless security entry solution. Demand for Touchless Entry Drives Turnstile Sales Optical turnstiles have been gaining in deployment since 9/11 due to their ability to deter casual intrusion in a lobby setting and relieve busy guards by detecting tailgating attempts using near-infrared detection sensors housed inside the cabinets. They can have barriers that either swing or slide, or they can be barrier-free. But in all cases, they operate automatically and do not require a user to touch them. Due to the pandemic, the desire to update buildings so that main entrances and lobbies are secure, while also touchless, has been one of the main reasons that interest in optical turnstiles continues to be healthy. Over half of Boon Edam’s entrance products are automatic and meet the requirement for touchless entry. As a result, the company was able to quickly adjust its operations to supply these turnstiles to organizations looking to immediately upgrade their facilities. Boon Edam’s most popular optical turnstile is the Speedlane Swing, featuring a slender cabinet style and swinging glass barriers. Another turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, which has a smaller footprint, was launched in the summer of 2020. “The year 2020 was terribly challenging for businesses and people around the world,” said Valerie Currin, CEO and Managing Director of Boon Edam Inc. “We are grateful that our factory has been able to continue operating safely during COVID-19, and we anticipate continued strong demand for our turnstiles into 2021 as our customers prepare their facilities for the ‘return to work’ phase while maintaining both safety and security.” Growing Production Space to Meet Demand To fulfill the increase in Speedlane Swing turnstile orders in 2020, the Boon Edam manufacturing facility in Lillington, NC upgraded its operations to accommodate an additional turnstile production line, all while maintaining safe working conditions for its employees during the pandemic. The new turnstile production line enabled production staff to nearly double the business’ capacity each month and uphold promised lead times. Managing Director of the Manufacturing Business, Patrick Nora, commended his team for their ability to pivot so quickly to meet demand: “People have moved around the facility and performed jobs they’ve never done before. We’ve implemented policies that, while necessary, have not been comfortable for anyone. The team has worked overtime to ensure on-time delivery to our customers was never threatened. I couldn’t be happier with their efforts.” For more information on Boon Edam’s touchless entrance solutions that help businesses provide a hygienic means of entry for employees and visitors without compromising security, please visit our website at, www.boonedam.us/touchless. 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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The River Building Installs Boon Edam Speedlane Swing Optical Turnstiles for Lobby Security

The River Building Secures Lobby with Boon Edam Optical Turnstiles

Lillington, North Carolina, February 3rd, 2021 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that The River Building, a commercial space located in London, has installed an array of slim Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles to control entry without being obtrusive as part of its office space renovation project. The River Building is nestled in the heart of London, sitting comfortably between London Bridge, St. Paul’s and Bank. The location is located just a few miles from the city’s underground subway system known as “The Tube.” The River Building’s owners decided to renovate to open up a once dark and confined space and create an open, contemporary and industrial design to attract tenants. The lobby boasts a large atrium leading to an elevator bank for access to the second story. Creating Security in the Lobby While Keeping an Open Feel A renowned architect in London, Stiff + Trevillion, took on the renovation project. At the client’s request, Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles were selected for their slim appearance, stylish design and track record of performance. Stiff + Trevillion had specified Boon Edam turnstiles in the past and were eager to include them in The River Building project. A four-lane array of Speedlane Swing turnstiles was installed at the entrance to a large atrium with the goal of deterring and detecting unauthorized entry due to tailgating. The turnstiles were customized in a black powder coated finish to match the interior styling of brick walls, dark tones and warm feature lighting. A single wide lane was added to the end of the bank of turnstiles to accommodate wheelchairs, dollies and luggage for comfortable, yet secure access. 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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