Safety First in The Evolution Tower
Moscow, Russia, March 2018 – We are proud to announce that our Russian subsidiary has been awarded the contract to secure the entrances to the prestigious Evolution Tower. A Secure Architectural City Landmark The building, also known as City Palace Tower or Wedding Palace, had undeniably become a new city landmark and we are honored to be selected in the project. Boon Edam Russia will be supplying 42 Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles and 13 Winglock 900 access gates within the building. In a world now dominated by skyscraper cityscapes, the importance of a safe, yet still welcoming entrance solutions is paramount. The Evolution Tower’s 861,112.83 ft² office space and 387,500.78 ft² shopping and entertainment facilities, meant that high throughput with good security was a balance which needed to be met. Multifunctional Center for Everyone Located on the Presnenskaya Embankment of the Moskva River, the twisting building began construction in 2011 and is the brainchild of British architect Tony Kettle for Kettle Collective and Scottish artist, Prof. Karen Forbes from the University of Edinburgh. The building is a true masterpiece of well-thought out spaces including 4.94 acres of a landscaped public square, a 32.8 feet high ceremonial staircase, water features, offices and two stories of prime retail space, all connected to a metro station and bridge over the river. The concept inspiration comes from many places including the Rodin sculpture, ‘The Kiss’ and resembles two ribbons wrapping around one another, and as a nice finishing touch, has a ballroom on the top floor. The innovative design celebrates speed, energy and the modern urban Russian city life. It is a fantastic architectural and engineering statement. A Strong Collaboration Projects like these involve many collaborators, and for this one we are working with the below in our quest to secure the space: The Interior Designer: ElformaThe System Integrator: KomisThe Client: ZAO IntegratorBoon Edam Project leader: Sergey Loskutov Coming Soon Work has already begun on the project and we estimate completion in the Summer of 2018. For further information, please contact:Michelle WortelGroup Marketing ManagerT: +31 (0)299 38 08 00E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Showcasing Security Entrance Integration at ISC West 2018
Lillington, N.C. – Mar. 8, 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced it will emphasize integrated access control solutions in booth #8037 at the ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas, NV from April 11-13. ISC West is the largest security trade show in the United States, bringing together over 30,000 security professionals for its 3-day event. Boon Edam is also the official turnstile sponsor at the exhibition. Integrated Technologies for the Ultimate in Risk Mitigation Security entrances with integrated access and anti-tailgating technologies are helping security professionals manage risk and liability by preventing infiltration into their buildings. The following solutions will be on display in Boon Edam’s booth: Lifeline Speedlane Swing: The industry’s slimmest 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 stylish, cohesive design. Circlelock: 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, followed by an iris scanning technology inside the portal from Iris ID called the iCAM7S Series reader, to confirm identity. Circlelock Semi: The Circlelock Semi is the newest entry solution by Boon Edam. This clever solution transforms an existing swinging door into a high security mantrap entrance that prevents piggybacking. It also enables organizations to save on both space and renovation costs. In the booth, the half portal will demonstrate a two-factor authentication scenario: initial authentication using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by facial scanning technology from StoneLock Pro® to open the second door. 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. StereoVision 2®: A proprietary technology in Boon Edam’s Circlelock and Tourlock, StereoVision 2 prevents piggybacking by using a combination of near infrared and optical sensors to determine if someone is entering the door alone. Visitors to the booth will be able to see how they can calibrate the technology to obtain the mathematical probability of successful piggybacking prevention, thereby justifying their investment in high security doors and portals. BoonConnect: An IP-addressable, proprietary software system provides 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. BoonTouch: A proprietary desktop control panel with integrated software for efficient traffic management of many of Boon Edam’s security entrances. All Entrances to the Exhibit Hall to Feature New Turnstiles For the 11th year in a row, Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor of ISC West. For the first time, the company is excited to install 34 lanes of a new optical turnstile at the show entrances: the Speedlane Open, which features a barrier-free design ideal for deterring casual tailgating attempts. The Open turnstile is part of the sleek and modern Lifeline Series launched in 2015, which has helped propel Boon Edam to the market leading position for security entrances, according to “Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment” by IHS Markit® for the 2014-2016 period. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E email@example.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E firstname.lastname@example.org
Launching Instruction Video Program to Facilitate Efficient Installation of Security Entrances
Lillington, North Carolina, 1 March 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the launch of security entrance instructional videos designed to deliver instant access to installation procedures for service technicians in the Americas. As part of the company’s commitment to providing unsurpassed customer service in the security industry, any registered technician working on a Boon Edam security entrance with internet access can watch these videos within a few clicks, ensuring a smoother installation and improving overall customer service. Keeping Up with Increased Installations Boon Edam Inc. has experienced double-digit sales growth of security products in the past five years, installing thousands of products in the Americas and around the globe. To keep up with increased installations, the company invested heavily in a technical training program in 2013 that provides installation and maintenance training at the factory in North Carolina, at the job site and by webinar. However, as the rate of product installations has increased, phone calls from onsite technicians with questions has also increased.To stem the tide of this increased service demand, Kevin Thomasson, the VP of Customer Experience, and Sam Nussman, Technical Services Manager, developed the video program to provide easy access to installation procedures ahead of time. Now, during installation prep calls, Boon Edam sends the installing technicians a link to the product video they need and login credentials. Self-Service Tool Bag for Technicians “Our goal in the coming year is to develop a self-service ‘tool bag’ for technicians that is so accessible and easy to use that they could do everything themselves,” says Thomasson. “The videos are the first step in creating this tool bag and it underpins our strategy of creating a customer experience that is effortless and frictionless every step of the way.”The videos are currently available in English on Boon Edam’s most popular security products: the Tourlock 180+90 security revolving door, the Circlelock mantrap portal, and the Speedlane Lifeline Swing optical turnstile. Videos in Spanish will be launched at the end of June 2018. The videos range from five to 15 minutes, depending on the product.“Each video shows them everything they need to know, from uncrating the product to commissioning; if they watch a video they really could do it all themselves and never pick up the phone with a question,” says Nussman, who shot and produced each video.To obtain access to the videos, technicians affiliated with Boon Edam distributors or projects are encouraged to contact Boon Edam Inc. in advance to obtain their credentials and a link to the videos. They can email email@example.com, call 910-814-3800, or click “Contact Us” on www.boonedam.us.For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E firstname.lastname@example.orgFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E email@example.com
Expanding Enterprise Sales Group to Match Expanding Security Entrance Sales
Lillington, NC, 7 February 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced today the expansion of the Enterprise Customer Group, a sales and service team originally launched in 2013 to help large national and global companies address the risks of physical breach at their facilities. The company has added four more people to the Group, now 11 in total, to deliver an exclusive level of entrance solution consulting, logistics planning and customer service at every stage of the sales process.“We’ve seen tremendous growth in enterprise security entrance sales in the past five years, to the point it’s a major market for us,” says Mark Borto, President and CEO of Boon Edam Inc. “These customers require entrance solutions to be standardized and deployed globally, which takes a dedicated, cohesive effort across 20 subsidiaries and scores of distributors. We’ve built a successful team and processes that keep large companies coming back and we’re now poised to keep up with this segment of our business for the next few years.” Greg Schreiber to Head the Enterprise Organization Greg Schreiber, the Senior Vice President of Sales, will now focus on leading the Enterprise Customer Group along with Mark Perkins, the current Vice President of Enterprise Security Accounts. Greg grew the Boon Edam sales team from six to 28 since 2007, reaching record-breaking revenue numbers in the last six years. He looks forward to growing this segment of the business further. Pierre Bourgeix - New Consulting Manager Pierre Bourgeix is joining the enterprise group as a Consulting Manager. Pierre will work to support enterprise sales through development of partnership solutions to create scalable, integrated security entrance solutions for the enterprise customer. Joe Seagriff - New Business Development Manager Joe Seagriff, previously a Business Development Manager for the western region, now joins the Enterprise Group to support projects with global footprints to provide a seamless experience for the customer. Dana Cashion - New Inside Sales Representative Dana Cashion moves from her current role to an Inside Sales Representative for Enterprise Accounts, joining existing representative, Ashley Lockhart. The expanded team checks orders for accuracy and manages projects from purchase order to shipment – all to ensure enterprise customers receive constant, transparent communication about their unfolding projects.For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E firstname.lastname@example.orgFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E email@example.com
Georgia Southern Ensures Swift, Secure Access at Recreation Center with Turnstiles and Iris ID IrisAccess Solution
Lillington, N.C. – Jan. 24, 2018 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Georgia Southern University’s state-of-the-art Recreation Activity Center (RAC) has deployed an integrated pedestrian access solution so only members can access the facility. A Boon Edam Trilock 60 tripod turnstile is integrated with Iris ID IrisAccess solution to enable swift user verification and access with a minimum of effort for students, faculty and staff. The RAC at Georgia Southern serves as the center of campus life, welcoming over 5,000 students each day. Originally opened in 1998 with 80,000 square feet, the facility was expanded in 2006 to its present size of 215,000 square feet. The expansion achieved LEED certification, the first building to do so at Georgia Southern, which reflected the university’s culture of sustainability. Among the many amenities at the RAC are an aquatics center with a 25 meter swimming pool, eight indoor basketball courts, group fitness studios, a rock climbing wall and an 18,000 square foot fitness center. Controlling Access with Integrated Technologies The newly renovated RAC deployed Boon Edam waist high turnstiles and gates as a means to control access for the increased number of visitors each day under staff supervision. In 2006, the turnstiles were paired with fingerprint scanning technology to confirm the identity of each member. But in 2014, when the Iris ID IrisAccess solution was paired with tripod turnstiles at two dining centers on campus, the RAC facility managers decided to investigate integrating an eye scanner with their current access control software. “With each passing year, the size of the database would grow, leading to an increase in the time it would take to verify each member. The process slowed, taking five to 12 seconds to grant access, causing unwanted delays for our users,” said Jason Schmidt, facility coordinator at the RAC. “When students used the iris scanners in the dining halls, it took no more than 2 seconds to process their entry. Once we realized that Iris ID was the superior method for access control, we decided to upgrade our system to better meet the needs of our members.” Currently, as members enter the RAC in the main lobby, they can choose from two different access points: they can scan their iris at the iCAM7000S Series mounted on the turnstile, or swipe their ID at the main desk and proceed through a gate. Boon Edam Trilock Side Gates are used on the other side of the main desk for dedicated egress. “The arrangement of a turnstile paired with the iris scanner technology is extremely fast and we’re encouraging our members to use it,” said Schmidt. “Once they purchase a membership and are entered into our database, the system grants them access to the facility and it is pretty seamless.” Video of Georgia Southern University Ensures Swift, Secure Access at Recreation Center Future Expansion The RAC is planning to renovate in the near future to have a total of 4 turnstiles integrated with the Iris ID IrisAccess solution. “The Iris ID and Boon Edam partnership goes back to early 2000 when the two technologies were integrated at Schipol airport in Amsterdam,” said Mohammed Murad, vice president for Iris ID. “We’re very excited to continue delivering integrated technology solutions to our customers.” “We are always concerned with who is coming in and prefer to have as many turnstiles as possible to automate the process and reduce the burden on our staff. Everyone who is registered for the iris scanner likes it; we’re looking forward to the next stage when we can have multiple entrance lanes, bringing everything up to speed,” concludes Schmidt. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E firstname.lastname@example.orgFor Media Queries, Please ContactSara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E email@example.comAbout Royal Boon EdamWith work environments becoming increasingly global and dynamic, the smart, safe entry has become the center of activity in and around many buildings. Royal Boon Edam is a global market leader in reliable entry solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with 140 years of experience in engineering quality, we have gained extensive expertise in managing the transit of people through office buildings, airports, healthcare facilities, hotels and many other types of buildings. We are focused on providing an optimal, sustainable experience for our clients and their clients. By working together with you, our client, we help determine the exact requirements for the entry point in and around your building. Follow Boon Edam Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and our blog and read the latest news at www.boonedam.us/news.About Iris ID Systems Inc.Iris ID Systems Inc. has pioneered iris recognition research, development and production since 1997. IrisAccess®, now in its sixth generation, authenticates the identities of millions of people in thousands of locations on six continents. More organizations rely on IrisAccess identity authentication than all other iris recognition products combined. Iris ID’s expertise and Advanced Identity Authentication helps add security, convenience, privacy and productivity to any enterprise operation. For more information, www.irisid.com.
Partnering with BIMsmith to Provide BIM Content to Building Designers
Lillington, NC, 10 January, 2018 – Boon Edam, a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the availability of Building Information Modeling (BIM) content for its products through an exciting partnership with BIMsmith®, a building product data platform that offers a suite of free cloud tools for architects and designers.By offering expertly crafted BIM content that integrates seamlessly with leading North American design program Autodesk Revit, Boon Edam closes an important efficiency gap for architects and designers, allowing them to insert robust digital models of Boon Edam products into their designs quickly and easily.Through a partnership with the building industry experts at BIMsmith, Boon Edam’s revolving doors and secure barrier solutions can now be found by architects on BIMsmith Market, a comprehensive cloud library of product data including BIM files, specifications, AutoCAD files, and data sheets from building product manufacturers. With these files now easily accessible, architects and designers can integrate Boon Edam products into their projects without costly interruptions in their workflow.“As experts in optimizing the flow of people through spaces, we at Boon Edam place a high value on efficiency,” said Tracie Thomas, Vice President of Marketing at Boon Edam Inc., USA. “We’re very pleased to have our BIM files available on a platform that is integrated with a popular design tool like Autodesk Revit; now designers can easily select and insert a Boon Edam entrance into a building design with a few clicks of a mouse. Having our products available within a designer’s workflow will always be a top priority for us.” “The name Boon Edam brings with it a long history of engineering and design excellence,” said Benjamin Glunz, CEO of BIMsmith. “We are thrilled that thousands of building industry pros can now access Boon Edam’s products through our tools.”Browse and download Boon Edam’s products for free on BIMsmith Market at: https://market.bimsmith.com/boonedam. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E firstname.lastname@example.orgFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRGPublic RelationsT 845-494-2162E email@example.com About BIMsmith BIMsmith®, the leading cloud-based building product discovery and selection platform, cultivates global business-to-business relationships between building industry professionals and building product manufacturers. Through direct integration of real product data into the BIM workflow, BIMsmith continues to shape the future of building science technology, placing its clients at the forefront of BIM innovation while addressing the true needs of industry professionals. Learn more about BIMsmith at https://www.bimsmith.com.