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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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NC State University Upgrades Security with New Boon Edam Turnstiles

Lillington, North Carolina, August 26, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced that NC State University in Raleigh, NC, has installed new turnstiles as part of a major renovation of their D. H. Hill Library. Founded in 1887 as a public, land-grant, research university and part of the University of North Carolina system, NC State is the largest university in the Carolinas. The university is home to two libraries: the D. H. Hill Jr. Library on the North Campus and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus. The Hill Library houses over one million volumes of the libraries' total collection and offers a number of different common spaces for work and study. A recent renovation transformed the interior with the addition of an open grand staircase. The stairs connect the second and third floors to the lobby and flood the space with natural light. As part of this renovation, four Boon Edam Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles were added to the Hillsboro Street entrance on the north side of the building. Two of the new turnstiles are for visitors entering the library, and the other two are dedicated for those exiting. More Efficient Security at the Entry The Hill Library is open to the general public during certain hours, with visits limited to the campus community the rest of the time. During the day when the library is open to all, the turnstile barriers are kept open for free entry and exit. After general hours, the exterior swinging doors lock and authorized visitors must use their ID badges to unlock the doors and subsequently pass through the turnstiles. The Speedlane Swing turnstiles are known for their ultra-slim, stylish cabinets as well as their user friendly and responsive LED lighting system, which turns on when users approach and shows where to present their badge. The turnstiles offer support to security staff in the library lobby, helping ensure that no unauthorized individuals can access the library during non-public hours. If tailgating occurs, the turnstiles sound an alarm and security staff can respond immediately. Processing up to 10,000 People per Day On a typical day during the school semester, the turnstiles process approximately 6,000 to 7,000 students and other visitors. During the summer, this number drops to 400, but during exam time, usage peaks with up to 10,000 people entering the library every day. The campus population had no difficulty adapting to the new turnstiles at the Hill Library, as there were already turnstiles in place at the Hunt Library. According to Travis Tyo, the Director of Facilities for the Libraries, the new Speedlane Swing turnstiles were an improvement from the older turnstiles, due to their accurate ability to sense tailgating attempts and avoid barrier contact with fast moving users. Upgrades Continue with New Additions The University is already implementing another installation of Speedlane Swings at the south entrance to the Hill Library. The new entry will match the layout of the north entrance, with four turnstile lanes and a security guard on site. A future installation at the Hunt Library is also in the works. Travis says of the installation, “We worked closely with our Security and Applications Technologies departments here on campus; we tested different products and everybody liked the Boon Edam turnstiles and the ability of the company to respond whenever we need them. Ultimately it is much simpler and more efficient to have people badge in than to have a security guard look at IDs as each person enters the library.” 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 Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Tourlock Security Door

Boon Edam’s Tourlock Security Door Reaches 40th Anniversary as Proven Tailgating Prevention Solution

Lillington, North Carolina, July 30th, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the 40th anniversary of the launch of the company’s renowned Tourlock security revolving door. The demand for this reliable security entrance, first built in 1980, continues to grow as the risks to organizations due to unauthorized entry increase. Today, the Tourlock is used in thousands of facilities worldwide including commercial campuses and government buildings due to its high level of throughput and ability to prevent unauthorized access without the need for manned supervision. In addition, the Tourlock has always been an automatic, “touchless” security solution requiring no contact from users during activation and operation, making it as relevant today as it was decades ago. Mitigating Tailgating by Design Tailgating is the most common way intruders can slip into a secure facility. The Tourlock, by design, prevents an unauthorized user from following an authorized user in the trailing compartment. This working principle removes the burden on people to “be impolite” by refusing to hold open a swing door for a stranger. An added feature of the Tourlock is that it stops rotating in the “plus position” during a tailgating attempt. This places a “wall” between the intruder and the secure area and the intruder can only turn back and step out of the door, while the authorized user continues onward into the secure area without any interference. Preventing Piggybacking with Sophisticated Technology The Tourlock combines premium construction with the option to include the intelligence of a sophisticated, near-infrared detection technology housed in the ceiling, called StereoVision®. StereoVision scans each compartment during rotation to verify that a user is alone before allowing them to enter a secure facility. If more than one person is detected, the door will stop rotating and alarm, then slowly rotate backwards, forcing both users to exit the door. The technology in StereoVision has been enhanced continuously over the decades and today is able to function reliably in a wide variety of lighting environments, including outdoor lighting. Its reliable performance over the years has proven to be an extremely reliable method of preventing piggybacking into a secure area without the excessive false rejections. Add-Ons for Increased Security For added security, the Tourlock security door on a building envelope can be outfitted with Level 3 bullet-resistant glass, capable of stopping three .44 magnum bullets. Additionally, biometric identity verification devices can be attached to the end post or a pedestal to provide a highly secure and touchless authorization method. The Tourlock is capable of integrating with virtually any access system on the market. Integrated Diagnostic Software for Fast Service Resolutions In recent year, the Tourlock was upgraded to include an integrated, IP-enabled software platform called BoonConnect that helps technicians diagnose the door and get it running quickly should there be an outage. An on-site technician simply logs in from a remote laptop, cell phone or tablet and can review performance data as well as diagnostic information about the door’s sensors, drive system, motor and more. This visibility can save hours or days of time resolving any issues. “We at Boon Edam owe a great deal of our success to the Tourlock in the last 10 years. It’s been critical in meeting the growing security requirements of the Fortune 500 and along with our turnstile offering has helped launch our Enterprise team to the level of success they have today,” says Valerie Anderson, President and Managing Director, Boon Edam, Inc. “Even after 40 years, the demand for reliable security at the entry has only continued to increase and the Tourlock continues to prove itself time and time again." 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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