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AC Hotel Provides a Sensory Experience for Guests with a Unique White Revolving Door

AC Hotel in Times Square Installs Custom Boon Edam Revolving Door

Lillington, NC – May 8, 2019 – Times Square in New York City is arguably one of the most popular attractions in the world, with restaurants, stores, energetic crowds and pulsing lights from towering digital billboards. It’s also home to AC Hotel New York Times Square, a recently opened property that’s part of the AC Hotels by Marriott brand, located on West 40th Street. The one-year-old hotel has 21 floors with 290 rooms and suites, with options including high views, floor-to-ceiling windows and full balconies. It also has more than 3,500 square feet of event space, a 24/7 fitness center, an AC Library, and Castell Rooftop Lounge on the 21st floor. The hotel, which was designed by Helpern Architects of New York City, is detailed with original artwork in the hotel’s shared spaces – from sculptures to abstract paintings – by a mix of local, national and international artists. The photography in the guestrooms is by Richard Silver, featuring NYC’s iconic architecture. OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, owns and operates AC Hotel New York Times Square.  A Main Entrance with Style and Function On average, more than 1,000 people enter the hotel each day, says General Manager Ben Britton. The property’s design team sought a main entrance solution that would not only accommodate pedestrian traffic, but would also fit with the hotel’s soaring glass exterior and all-white entrance with its large, cantilevered awning extending over the sidewalk. The solution also needed to filter outside noise and other sensory distractions to help create an “oasis of calm, a retreat from the New York City's hustle and bustle,” Britton says. In addition, the entrance solution needed to coordinate with the overall hotel brand, based on providing a harmonious, modern and discerning guest experience.  A Boon Edam BoonAssist manual revolving door met all of those requirements and more, including a custom-made, all-white color that matches the exterior entrance decor. The door’s dimensions are built to complement the scale of the entry at 10 feet diameter and almost 14 feet tall. “Due to the size of the door, we chose the manual assist option to reduce strain on the motor,” explains Britton. “The door has a weight to it that provides a sense of grandeur as you enter the hotel, while the power assist feature makes it easy for our guests to use.” AC_Marriott_NYC_Revolving_Door-Interior-1_small.jpg Revolving Doors Enhance the Sensory Experience The revolving door also helps ensure that guests are connected with the full experience that the hotel aims to provide. “We are very keen on providing a sensory experience,” Britton says. “The lobby exudes the AC Hotels brand signature scent. We work to ensure the lobby space is quiet and calm so that our business guests can conduct a business conversation. Considering the environment outside on the street, the revolving door helps us achieve these goals – it also provides a brief transition experience for the customer as they pass through it, sort of ’washing the street off of you,’” Britton observes. Britton notes that maintenance of the Boon Edam revolving door has been seamless, with no issues to date. The hotel’s engineering team is fully trained on the door’s operation, including its regular maintenance schedule. The hotel’s operations team is pleased with how the Boon Edam revolving door controls pedestrian traffic and creates an ideal transition into the peaceful lobby; the design team is happy with how the door design and special color add to the beauty of the hotel exterior. “AC Hotel Times Square has gotten a lot of attention both nationally and internationally,” Britton says. “I believe that this type of sleek, modern design is the future. Hotel chains will update their design elements to be more in line with what our hotel has already accomplished. Boon Edam provided a great solution.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com    

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Join Boon Edam at ISC West 2019

Boon Edam Presents Integrated Entry Solutions that Mitigate Tailgating at ISC West 2019

Lillington, N.C. – March 20, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced they are emphasizing tailgating mitigation through integrated technologies in booth #8037 at the ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from April 10-12. ISC West is the largest security trade show in the United States, bringing together 30,000 security professionals for its 3-day event. Boon Edam is also the official turnstile sponsor of the show. Tailgating and Piggybacking Mitigation through Integrated Solutions Access technologies are critical for granting or denying entry to secure areas within a building. However, these solutions are only effective at mitigating tailgating when coupled with security entrances. This complete solution ensures only one person enters per valid authorization. The following solutions will be on display in Boon Edam’s booth: Tourlock 180+90: The industry’s best-selling security revolving door 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: Popular with Fortune 100 companies, and 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, then identity verification is conducted inside the portal by the iCAM7S Series reader from Iris ID. Lifeline Speedlane Swing: The industry’s slimmest optical turnstile features 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. Lifeline Boost: Our Speedlane Swing optical turnstile will be outfitted with a stylish new pedestal design from Boon Edam, the Lifeline Boost. The pedestal houses a wide range of access control activation or biometric devices and its sleek construction perfectly complements the cabinets in the popular Lifeline optical turnstile series. The Lifeline 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. BoonConnect: Both the Tourlock and Circlelock doors in the booth will feature BoonConnect, an IP-addressable, and proprietary software system providing diagnostic and configuration tools for facility managers or maintenance technicians. Users can remotely access door operations and events using devices such as a tablets, laptops or smartphones via a secured corporate network. Click here to request a free demonstration at the show. “Tailgating” Prize Giveaway We’re once again celebrating our position as the market leader for security entrances, according to a recent report by IHS Markit®, with a tailgating-themed prize giveaway. All visitors to ISC West are invited to participate by visiting booth #8037 during show hours. Participants have the opportunity to win a variety of prizes that will 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, April 26. For more information, visit our website at https://www.boonedam.us/tailgating-prize-giveaway-isc-west.  For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com

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Glasgow Office Building Adorns Beautiful Lobby with Boon Edam Security Turnstiles

Renovated Office Building in Glasgow Tightens Security with Optical Turnstiles

Lillington, North Carolina, February 27, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that a recently renovated office space in Glasgow, Scotland, 191 West George Street, has installed Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles for increased physical security and uncompromising aesthetics. A rising trend in the United Kingdom is the renovation of older office spaces. With a continuously growing workforce, cities across the country are transforming corporate offices into multi-level spaces with increased aesthetics. In keeping with this trend, the office space at 191 West George Street recently underwent a renovation. Revamped with space and simplicity in mind, the building’s atrium stands out due to its high-quality materials, including the sleek, Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles used to control access to all occupants and visitors. Designed with Flexibility in Mind The lead architect renovating 191 West George Street was Michael Laird Associates – a firm that flourishes in adaptable yet luxurious designs. Working directly with the architects, owners of the office space underwent a simple product selection process regarding security. The requirements were for an optical turnstile solution that could integrate with access control and had the versatility to control a large number of visitors. Space vs. Security, a Beautiful Combination 191 West George Street is the home of a 6-level building with 87,000 sq. ft. of usable office space. The architects wanted to keep the look and feel of the entire building, open and clean, without any columns or other impeding structures. The designers chose a stainless steel finish for the modern and sleek cabinets of the Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles to provide a perfect accent for the neutral white and mushroom colors of the lobby. Their minimal footprint allows them to integrate seamlessly into any location without being obtrusive to user access or aesthetic design. 191 was designed to be a bustling, flexible workspace for hundreds of daily users, and as space is rented and the building starts to experience higher traffic, the four lanes of optical turnstiles will be able to handle the load. The Specification Process Working in collaboration with Boon Edam’s sales and specification managers, the architect had a clear idea of what they were looking for in a lobby security solution. By reviewing a number of key elements related to security, throughput, aesthetics, safety, and technology, Boon Edam was able to map out all aspects of the entry requirements prior to selection and installation. A Versatile Security Solution The four-lane array of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles includes a single, wide lane at the end. Wide lanes allow large groups to pass through as well as wheelchairs, dollies and luggage. All lanes can be controlled remotely via a device called BoonTouch that gives reception control to open or close lanes at any time. 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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Utrecht University Installs Towering Boon Edam Revolving Door

Utrecht University Installs Towering Boon Edam Revolving Door at Main Entrance to Sciences Building

Lillington, North Carolina, February 13, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Utrecht University in The Netherlands has installed a custom-made, TQM manual revolving door at the entrance to the school’s newest addition, the Viktor J. Koningsberger building, dedicated to the faculties of Geosciences, Science and Medicine. Renowned Rotterdam-based architects, Ectory Hoogstad, were asked to create a building at Utrecht University that would serve as an addition to two other existing buildings: the Minnaert building and the Buys Ballot building. Joost Ector, Director and Project Architect, explains, "All buildings had to be combined into one educational center for the science faculties. We solved that very simply by making a kind of 'loop' on the first floor; a circuit that runs through all the buildings. A new building has been added on the corner, and that is what has become the Koningsberger building. Through the 'walk' all buildings are now connected, and the students can easily walk from one building to another. Functional and Aesthetic Design The central themes in the design of this iconic building are lightness, openness and transparency. These properties are reflected in the façade and play an important role at the main entrance. "Of course we want you to be able to enter the cluster of buildings from all sides of the campus easily,” says Ector. “So the new entrance had to be functional and recognizable, but also belong to the story of the building as a whole. You walk down to the building, make that little turn through the entrance and then you suddenly see that the big atrium going up a hundred times. We just love that!" Selecting the Entry When it came to selecting the entrance to the new building addition, Ector said his choice for the revolving door came naturally. “Once we decided to go with a manual revolving door, there was obviously only one name that stood out - and that was Boon Edam. We knew that Boon Edam made premium products and was capable of doing what we needed when it comes to these kinds of custom-made solutions. We came to our final solution after close consultation with their experts." The TQM manual revolving door installed at the Koningsberger building is nine meters (29-1/2 feet) high and is constructed almost entirely of glass. Nine-meter high rotating parts were not desirable, so a different solution was chosen. A special tall, illuminated cylinder was installed above the revolving door for an impressive and recognizable appearance. "Our inspiration were old houses, such as canal houses,” explains Ector. “There is sometimes a kind of 'lantern' incorporated in the skylight above the front door in these old-fashioned homes. We utilized this in the TQM revolving door. The cylinder was pulled upwards, and an illuminated element was manufactured. This constructed feature can be seen from both the outside and inside and serves as a beacon of light in the evening to help guide and locate the entrance." For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E schaput@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Turnstiles Certified for New iRox-T Readers by Essex Electronics

Lillington, North Carolina, January 23, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce that their Speedlane Lifeline optical turnstiles have been certified as compatible with the new iRox-T Turnstile Reader from Essex Electronics. “Our Speedlane Lifeline optical turnstiles with the integrated iRox Turnstile Readers deliver a multitude of benefits to users,” said Kurt Measom, Vice President, Technology and Support, Boon Edam Inc. “This integration is one more way Boon Edam continues to create solutions to address the growing demands for security in busy lobbies without sacrificing speed or functionality.” By integrating iRox-T readers with powerful embedded HID® iCLASS SE® technology, Speedlane Lifeline turnstiles offer users a greater readability range with support for multi-frequency, multi-technology applications including HID’s most secure SEOS® technology. Supported technologies include standard proximity, iCLASS, iCLASS SE and MIFARE, DesFire, and EV1 & 2 for a range of access control manufacturers. The low profile of the iRox-T readers allow for optimal placement in the Speedlane Lifeline turnstiles to support maximum convenience and throughput. This support of multiple technologies makes the Speedlane Lifeline optical turnstiles ideal for use in multiple-tenant applications, because each organization can use their preferred access credentials. This approach also supports simple migrations from existing low-frequency card systems to the latest, most secure credentials available today to strengthen and enhance facility security. For additional information on the integrated Speedlane Lifeline optical turnstiles, contact Boon Edam at sales@boonedam.com. For technical questions on the iRox-T turnstile readers contact Paul Kluttz at pkluttz@keyless.com; 530-356-3555. 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 Opens Technology and Training Center in Silicon Valley

Boon Edam Opens Technology and Training Center in Silicon Valley

Lillington, North Carolina, 5 December 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the opening of a full-service Technology and Training Center in San Jose, CA. This is the second US-based location for the company outside of its headquarters in Lillington, NC; the first location, opened in 2015, is in mid-town Manhattan at 1140 Broadway Avenue in New York City. The address of the new Silicon Valley center is 2161 O’Toole Ave San Jose, CA. To make an appointment to stop by the Center, click here now. Opening a Boon Edam showroom on the west coast enables more security professionals and architects the ability to get hands-on with the company’s wide array of security entrance solutions. The new Center has the following Boon Edam products available for demonstration: Tourlock 180+90 – the top-selling security revolving door in the Americas renowned for preventing tailgating and piggybacking. Circlelock Solo and Combi mantrap portals – combining piggybacking prevention with 2-factor authentication for sensitive interior locations. Turnlock 100 - full-height turnstile used as a deterrent at the perimeter fence line. Lifeline Swing and Slide - optical turnstiles with swinging and sliding barriers that combine tailgating detection with sleek design for supervised lobby applications. Each product is integrated with the latest access control and biometric authentication technologies, as well as VMS, IP cameras and visitor management systems. Visitors to the Center can see how different solutions work together to provide various levels of protection from unauthorized entry into facilities as well as witness the ease of authentication, monitoring and traffic flow. A sample of the technology solution partners featured in the Center are: Access Control: Lenel, Software House, AMAG, Honeywell, Hexicurity Secure Communications: Enclave VMS: AMAG, Genetec Card Readers: Essex, HID Biometric Readers: IrisID, Stonelock, MorphoWave IP Cameras: Bosch NVR Servers: BCDVideo Visitor Management: Soloinsight Hardware: LifeSafety Power The San Jose Technology and Training Center will also host complimentary technical training sessions for local reseller partners. Each training session will provide intensive, hands-on instruction about installation, service and maintenance for the company’s security entrance products. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth in security entrance orders over the past 5 years to large, multinational companies, many of which are based on the West Coast,” said Greg Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sales, Boon Edam. “Today we’re investing in that success to give these customers the opportunity for hands-on demonstrations and technical training of entry solutions. We’re excited to finally bring this high level of service to the West Coast.” The San Jose Technology and Training Center is now open for private appointments. To request an appointment, fill out a short form, or contact sales@boonedam.us. 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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