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Boon Edam Podcast Helps Security Professionals Select the Right Entry Strategy

Boon Edam Podcast Helps Security Professionals Select the Right Entry Strategy

Lillington, North Carolina, May 27th, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the release of a new podcast, “Scalable Security: Wrong Decisions That Cost You Money.” In this podcast, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, and Brian Marshall, Regional Sales Director, discuss how security professionals can understand the three levels of security entrance capabilities, and how they fit best into an overall physical security strategy. JC and Brian also share how they have seen organizations select the wrong entrances and end up paying more to correct the situation. Tailoring Entrance Security to Each Organization’s Needs The podcast begins with a discussion around the idea that every organization is different, and thus, has unique needs when it comes to physical security. It’s true that all companies must address unauthorized entry to mitigate risks and liabilities, such as theft, bad press, legal fines and even loss of life. However, each organization has a different building layout, different security goals, different government regulations, etc. In this podcast, JC and Brian uncover elements, such as culture and throughput, that each organization must consider prior to selecting an entrance strategy. Where Do You Start When Implementing Entrances? Often security professionals looking into security entrances focus on questions like, “How much does it cost?” and “How many do I need?” In the podcast, JC shares how he has helped clients focus on the “Why?” questions to discover the “big picture” when it comes to their overall corporate goal around security. JC discusses three implications for consideration when selecting entrance solutions to mitigate unauthorized entry: (1) security, (2) mustering, and (3) corporate culture. By considering elements such as the need for guards, knowing how many people are in your building at all times, and balancing convenience with security, a security professional can be sure they are selecting the right entry solution for their needs. Challenging Security Situations to Get to the Right Entrance The podcast concludes with JC and Brian discussing three case studies that focus on companies who realized, either before or after an entrance installation, that they hadn’t selected the right entrance for their security strategy. JC and Brian discuss how each of the organizations eventually landed on the best entrance for each area of their facilities. To listen to the podcast in its entirety, please visit https://content.boonedam.us/en-us/podcast-scalable-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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Park House at London’s Finsbury Circus Upgrades Security with Boon Edam Optical Turnstiles

Lillington, North Carolina, May 13th, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Park House, a commercial space located in London, has installed entry solutions at two separate main entrances to the building. One entrance features a special, European door model, the Circleslide sliding door; the other is outfitted with four lanes of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles for increased lobby security. Park House is a busy 195,000 sq. ft. office, retail, and apartment space with one main entrance facing Finsbury Circus, the last remaining section of London’s oldest public park (opened in 1607). The other entrance faces Eldon Street, a location that is close to transit stations and easily accessible to commuters. An Inspirational Building Design Levels Up Security at the Entry In 2019, Park House underwent a renovation steered by Stiff + Trevillion, a renowned architect in London. The firm felt it was necessary to increase the efficiency of pedestrian traffic flow into the building and open another entrance near Finsbury Circus. This upgrade meant that another entry solution would be required in order to restrict access to certain areas of the building not meant for casual visitors. The firm selected the Boon Edam Speedlane Swing optical turnstile to control access and detect any tailgating attempts by unauthorized individuals. Securing the Elevator Bank with Optical Turnstiles The 2019 refurbishment project included the addition of a four-lane array of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles, chosen for their slim cabinet design, swinging glass barriers and customized black powder coated finish. To secure the lanes to the floor, Stiff + Trevillion requested custom steel sub-floor baseplates to be placed between the finished floor and structural slab to add extra reinforcement and aid in accurate installation. The facility managers at Park House take advantage of Boon Edam’s regular service and maintenance on all their Boon Edam entrances to maximize the life span and performance of their investments. 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 Inc. Appoints New Factory Executive

Lillington, North Carolina, April 29, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has appointed Patrick Nora as the new President and Managing Director of the Boon Edam factory organization (Boon Edam Manufacturing) in Lillington, North Carolina. Patrick will work in tandem with Valerie Anderson, the President and Managing Director of the commercial organization (Boon Edam Inc.), to fabricate and deliver premium security entrances and architectural revolving doors to customers in the Americas. As the executive officer of the factory, Patrick will oversee the management of operational efficiency, safety, and continuous improvement in a lean manufacturing environment and liaise with other Boon Edam management stakeholders to meet the ever-evolving needs of the customer. “Having seen Patrick’s passion for improvement and his leadership over the past two years, I am excited for Patrick's promotion to Managing Director of our manufacturing operations," says Anderson. “As we continue to serve some of the largest organizations in the world, which presents more demand and complexity on our factory, Patrick's experience in manufacturing and his proven commitment will be an excellent fit for continued success.” An Extensive Background in Quality & Manufacturing Patrick began his manufacturing career at Loranger Manufacturing where he specialized in training staff on ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and QS (Quality System) requirements. He then worked at Boeing in Long Beach, CA and held management positions in Quality Assurance and Production. Next, Patrick spent 18 years as a Management Consultant, helping over 50 companies in 9 different countries grow their business through the teaching of continuous improvement processes, leadership and team development. Joining Boon Edam with a Focus on Growing Excellence Patrick joined the Boon Edam factory in April 2018 as the Operations Manager and immediately set new procedures in place related to improving safety, quality, and productivity. With his now recent promotion, Patrick is passionate about working to engage everyone in all roles to work together to improve results. “There are two beliefs that I hold strongly,” says Nora, “First, an organization’s greatest strength and only lasting competitive advantage is its people, and second, an organization is a reflection of its leadership. As we strengthen the leadership at Boon Edam and engage all of our staff across the organization, our results will improve. I look forward to working with Valerie to align our operations and commercial teams to continue providing an exceptional experience for Boon Edam's employees and most importantly our customers.” Patrick has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University, an MBA with a focus on international business from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Certificate in Business Excellence from the Columbia Business School at Columbia University. 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 New Guide to Address a Gap in the Security Market: The Entry

New Guide to Address a Common Security Gap at Facilities: The Entry

Lillington, North Carolina, April 15, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has published a new guide for security professionals. Entitled, “Closing the Security Gap”, the guide addresses the risks of failing to secure entry points across a facility, as well as strategies and best practices for mitigating unauthorized entry. By understanding how to secure a building’s entrances, professionals can implement a complete physical security plan that truly protects the well-being of their employees, physical assets, data and even brand reputation. Mitigating Risk with Secure Entrances Once an intruder enters a facility, the list of potential business risks grows substantially, including catastrophic events such as violence, loss of life and data breaches. As a result, facility entrances must be considered as part of a complete security solution during the planning phase. A secure entry mitigates risk as well as costly liabilities. This guide discusses the top three risks to an organization, all of which are impacted to a high degree by the ability or inability of a physical intruder to gain access to the interior of a building. It also names security entrances as the only proactive solution to address the risk of unauthorized entry due to tailgating and piggybacking. Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) “Closing the Security Gap” also discusses the importance of developing an ESRM framework, often created by identifying each factor in the risk equation. The risk equation helps organizations assess their risk by identifying both threats and vulnerabilities, as well as countermeasures, arguably the most important element for ensuring a risk doesn’t turn into a liability. “The risk equation helps a company think about the threats and vulnerabilities unique to their facilities, and then decide whether or not the countermeasures they have in place are effective at mitigating those risks,” says Greg Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sales at Boon Edam Inc. “This guide is essential for the security professional to understand the importance of securing the entry, and can then educate the C-suite on current risks and liabilities to address.” Not All Security Entrances Are Equal In addition to discussing the importance of securing the entry, this free guide also explores how each type of security entrance fits into the three levels of security – deter, detect and prevent. With so many entry points around a facility, such as perimeter fencing, employee-only entrances and the main lobby, it is critical to understand your security goal at each level and which security entrance has the capabilities to fulfill that goal. “Closing the Security Gap” is available at no charge on the Boon Edam website here. 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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Custom Boon Edam Revolving Door at Devon House in London

Revolving Door and Turnstiles Upgrade Entrance of Riverside London Workspace

Lillington, North Carolina, April 1st, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Devon House at St. Katharine Docks, an office building in London’s East Side, has installed a unique TQM manual revolving door at the main entrance, in addition to two arrays of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles, to increase lobby security. Devon House is an exceptional riverside workspace. Originally built in 1989 as part of an historic redevelopment by an Act of Parliament, Devon House has over 48,000 sq. ft. of office space, as well as a dedicated on-site café, coworking hub, riverside courtyard and 97 bike spaces. The building is surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars, and has direct transport links close by. Creating a Brand-New Reception Space In the spring of 2019, a full refurbishment was completed, both internally and externally, that included a brand new reception space. The new lobby is now an open social space, echoing the relaxed atmosphere of a coffee shop while taking in the expansive views of the riverside. It also serves as a coworking hub outfitted with several tables and chairs to be easily accessible to both employees and visitors. Upgrading the Main Entrance with a Unique Revolving Door The renowned architect working on the Devon House project, Stiff and Trevillion, specified a manual revolving door for the main entrance, but requested a special design: they chose to merge the characteristics of two doors – the Boon Edam TQM and the all-glass Crystal TQ. The door’s sidewalls and wings would be metal-framed with aluminum, but there would be no metal canopy: only an 18mm thick, slender and transparent all-glass ceiling, allowing light to flow in through the entrance unimpeded.  Enhancing Physical Security with Throughput in Mind Designers for Devon House decided on optical turnstiles to control access in the lobby and deter tailgating attempts. They allowed building capacity to dictate the number of lanes that would be needed, using a calculation that considered both the total capacity and traffic changes during peak times of the day, such as the morning and evening rushes, and bi-directional traffic during lunchtime. In addition, wide lanes were placed on each side of the reception desk to accommodate wheelchair access. Once the quantity was decided, focus shifted to design. The Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles were chosen for their slim cabinet design and swinging barriers and customized with a black powder coated finish to match the lobby’s décor. Today the building is fully operational and Boon Edam looks forward to working with Stiff and Trevillion on future projects. 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 Broadens Sales Team on Continued Growth

Boon Edam Broadens Sales Team on Continued Growth

Lillington, North Carolina, March 4th, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that the company has hired a new Service Sales role and further expanded its national and enterprise sales teams to support continued strong demand for security entrance solutions in the Americas. Introducing a New Role: Service Sales With hundreds of entrance installations across the country, Boon Edam is keen on helping organizations keep their solutions running for many years with minimal interruptions. Al Vandine has come on board as a Service Sales Manager who will be recommending preventative maintenance and other service plans primarily in the New York City and Washington DC areas. Growing the Enterprise Team Enterprise Accounts was an initiative started in 2013, and is currently managed by Greg Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Enterprise/Global Security Accounts. The team works in cooperation with regional sales managers to ensure that enterprise customers receive superior service at all levels. Two new members were promoted from regional Business Development Manager roles to Enterprise Account Managers: Dave Whitis will cover the Southeast region and has over 25 years of sales and operations experience in the security industry, including an accomplished background in designing and implementation of access control systems. Dave has been with Boon Edam for 10 years and currently resides in Senoia, GA, a suburb of Atlanta. Glen Tracy oversees the Midwest Central region. Serving 20 years with Boon Edam in various roles, Glen has a great deal of knowledge when it comes to both security entrances and revolving door solutions. Glen works out of his office in Salt Lake City, UT. In addition, Joe Seagriff and Ted Lewis are now Directors of Enterprise Accounts for eastern and western North America respectively. Increasing Regional Sales Coverage To increase sales coverage and further improve customer service in the USA, Boon Edam has promoted new leadership and hired additional Regional Sales Managers (RSM's) to deliver on-site entrance consultations in smaller geographic regions. JC Powell has been promoted to Vice President of Sales. He will be supervising 14 RSM's across North America. JC started with the company in 2011 as an RSM and progressed to National Sales Manager for the South and West in 2016. JC has a background in construction and security sales spanning 21 years and lives in Dallas, TX. Brian Marshall has served as an RSM with Boon Edam since 2011 and has been promoted to Regional Sales Director, responsible for training all RSM’s. Brian is based in Fishers, IN. Connie Winters is the new Mid-South RSM, covering the Carolinas, Tennessee and Arkansas. From thermal solution start-ups, to Fortune 500 technology companies, Connie brings over 25 years of business development, manufacturing, and sales experience to the Boon Edam team and is based in Raleigh, NC. Scott Bryan is the new Southeast RSM. Scott covers Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Scott is a security technologies veteran having served in several capacities from door hardware, to integration and more recently, management and consulting. He earned his BICSI certification as a RCDD. He also is an ASIS member and earned his PSP in 2010. Scott is based in Suwanee, GA. Scott Delk is the new Midwest Central RSM, covering the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. Scott has over 26 years of experience in physical security, having held numerous positions with Stanley Security, ASSA ABLOY, Avigilon, Allegion and IDENTIV. Scott is based in Kansas City, MO. Wendy Stimac is the new Great Lakes RSM. Wendy covers Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and northern Indiana. Wendy’s 20 years of success in sales includes Panasonic Security and Johnson and Johnson. She is based in La Crosse, WI. Kathleen Schreiber is the new Midwest East RSM. Kathy will be covering Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Eastern Ohio. Kathy joined the Boon Edam Enterprise Sales Team in June of 2016 in the role of Entrance Analyst – Program Leader. Her prior success in sales included the oil, gas and physical security industries serving enterprise, industrial and corporate customers. Kathy is based in Pittsburgh, PA. Expanding Sales Support Team Comprised of Inside Sales Representatives and Project Coordinators, the Sales Support Team is run by Chris Grabowski, the Director of Sales Support. His team works with Boon Edam’s RSM's to ensure the success of the entrance order from purchase order to shipment. Gisette Suarez, Leif Reedstrom and Greg Hampton joined the team as Inside Sales Representatives, and Rhonda Welton has joined the team as a Project Coordinator. 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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