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Boon Edam Market Leaders in Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment

Boon Edam Increases Lead in Americas Market Share for Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment

Lillington, North Carolina, 25 October 2017 – A recent report on the pedestrian security entrance market for the 2014-2016 timeframe establishes Boon Edam Inc., a manufacturer of revolving doors and security entrances, as the overall market leader by an impressively wide margin in the Americas (North, Central, and South America). Boon Edam’s winning category covers “Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment,” which includes all types of security doors, turnstiles, and gates. The report shows the overall pedestrian security entrance market in the Americas grew 14.8% during the period of the study. Boon Edam also made significant gains in revenue share during the same period in other entrance categories, most notably in “Speed Gates” optical turnstiles, where it moved to first place in the market, compared to third place in the prior two-year reporting period. Market Share Highlights IHS Markit, a global information provider, publishes the Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment Report* every two years by conducting detailed phone interviews with manufacturers of security entrances around the world. Below are some of the highlights of their findings in the Americas that involved Boon Edam: For “Pedestrian Entrance Equipment,” the company’s share increased to 27.7% of total revenue share, up 1.8% from the prior two years. This share is more than twice that of the nearest competitor. For the “Security Doors” category, the company had the leading share of 52.9%, up 3.8% from the last report.   For “Security Revolving Doors,” the company’s leading share increased 4.8% to 55%. For “Speed Gates” (lobby turnstiles that use barriers and sensors to detect tailgating), Boon Edam moved up 5% from 3rd place in 2014 to now hold the leading market share at 20.3% in 2016. Key Success Factors Boon Edam Inc. attributes its leading performance to a number of factors. Increased security threats have made corporations and government entities around the world more aware of the dangers associated with unauthorized entries or tailgating, and they are taking steps to mitigate those risks, which include deployment of security entry solutions. In particular, sales of the Tourlock security revolving door and Circlelock security booth have increased due to their proactive prevention of tailgating or piggybacking without the need for supervision, creating an impressive ROI in a short timeframe. The launch of the Lifeline Series of optical turnstiles in 2014 (“Speed Gates” category in the report) was met with great success; the turnstiles’ sleek styling and functionality arrived in a market hungry for aesthetically appealing designs for lobby pedestrian barriers.   Boon Edam’s comprehensive range of products and global footprint enable the company to work with very large end users to design tailored risk mitigation plans that can be deployed in one country or globally. “From 2014 to 2016, we experienced a surge in demand for security entrances from large, global companies, which I attribute to more and more executives really ‘getting it’”, said Mark Borto, CEO of Commercial Operations at Boon Edam Inc. “Going back three or more years, people didn’t know what a security revolving door was and that has changed completely.” “Starting several years ago, we invested heavily in what we call ‘The Boon Edam Experience’—we doubled the size of our sales and technical service organization, started a large, diverse technical training program, and significantly broadened our marketing efforts. More recently, we added an enterprise sales group. All of this has built repeat business and enabled us to more easily scale up to global-sized customers. As the total market continues to grow globally, we are more prepared than ever to grow with it and continue to gain market share.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Boon Edam Revolving Door at Andamar Shopping Center

Andamar Shopping Mall Employs Revolving Doors to Stop Troublesome Wind Gusts and Humidity

Lillington, North Carolina, 18 October 2017 – Since opening in October 2014, Andamar Lifestyle Center struggled to contain strong Veracruz winds, which consistently left its swinging doors open and exposed the facility to heat, humidity, and sea breezes. In turn, this allowed the shopping center’s air conditioning to escape, resulting in a second challenge: higher electricity expenses. Andamar Lifestyle Center is home to over 100 different stores spread throughout the nearly 2 million square feet of retail, restaurant, and lesiure space.Taking the mall’s estimated 5.3 million annual visitors into account, and the fact that 40% of them are entering through the main entrance, the air infiltration and loss situation became unsustainable. As a result, Rosa María Bueno, director of Andamar, began looking for solutions. “At first, we tried to find a way to solve the problem without getting rid of the manual doors that were already installed. So, we had about one guard at every door to make sure the doors were closed or to hold them shut against the wind. The reality is that we weren’t going to solve the problem that way,” Bueno explained. Two important factors the center needed to consider were the location and use of each door. In addition to its main guest entrances, Andamar has entryways to its terraces and ocean views, which are primarily used by waiters in transit – making easy access a must. “Because we’re beside the ocean, many people go outside to enjoy the air, take photos, and eat; as a result, waiters go in and out with their hands full of food, huge trays, etc. We needed to find the right entryway that wouldn’t make this process any more difficult,” Bueno said. Andamar also had to consider its original architects’ opinions. “The architects who designed the center were very worried that the new doors would change its visual design and obstruct the ocean views, two important points that were taken into account from the beginning. After a detailed search, we found the ideal solution with Boon Edam,” the director said. In total, the shopping center installed eight Boon Edam doors: three Crystal TQ automatic revolving doors, three Crystal TQ manual revolving doors, and two Crystal BoonAssist semi-automatic revolving doors. With the help of AVANCE Inteligente, a local door installation company, each door was installed with the specific entryway’s purpose and location in mind. Bueno affirmed that, in addition to receiving a customized analysis, the shopping center experienced nonstop assistance and dedication from Boon Edam support staff during the project’s duration. This led to the right solutions, and gave the client complete confidence in the quality and adaptability of Boon Edam’s team. “We’re very happy with the solution from all angles. It meets its functional and aesthetic purposes, it contributes to our positive image, and the doors have allowed for the flow of visitors to achieve a good rhythm,” Bueno concluded. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Boon Edam Security Portal with Biometrics

Featuring Security Entrance Integrations with Leading Access Control Solutions at ASIS

Lillington, North Carolina, 19 September, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced it will be emphasizing integrated access control solutions that both authenticate authorized passage and prevent tailgating in Booth #4003 at the 63rd ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, Texas from September 26th-28th. The manufacturer is also the official Turnstile Sponsor for the exhibition.   “Integration” the Main Theme for Product Demos in the Booth The following solutions will be on display in the Boon Edam booth to demonstrate how facilities from all industries can prevent unauthorized entry and track who is in their facility at any time: A Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstile, which offers a sleek, aesthetic cabinet design and swinging panel, will feature an integrated custom pedestal that incorporates the MorphoWave™ touchless fingerprint technology from OT-Morpho. This integrated solution, which was recently custom developed for a specific customer, enables high throughput with the enhanced security of rapid biometric identification, with maximum convenience in a stylish, cohesive design. The Circlelock 200 security portal is a turnkey, anti-piggybacking mantrap entrance for sensitive, high security areas such as data centers. The entrance will be configured with a two-factor authentication scenario: an initial authentication using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by  iris scanning technology from Iris ID Systems, Inc., called the iCAM7S Series reader, to open the second set of doors. The Circlelock 200 Wall Mount is a specially-designed mantrap portal for placement on existing swinging doors to create an unmanned anti-piggybacking solution. This product will also have 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® facial recognition technology to open the second set of doors. The Tourlock 180+90 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® is a proprietary technology in Boon Edam’s Circlelock and Tourlock that enables piggybacking prevention using a combination of near infrared and optical sensors to “see” the interior compartment and determine if someone is 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. BoonTouch, a proprietary desktop touchpad with integrated software that enables efficient traffic management for many types of Boon Edam security entrances. BoonConnect, an IP-addressable, proprietary software system that 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 secured corporate network. Official Turnstile Sponsor As the Official Turnstile Sponsor at ASIS International for a second year, Boon Edam will install 27 lanes of barrier-free Speedlane 2048 optical turnstiles at the main entrance halls to the exhibits. The Speedlanes are the first product all attendees walk through as they enter the exhibits hall.   For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net

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Mexico City's Domain Tower Building Relies on Turnstiles to Secure Access

Mexico City, September 6th, 2017 -  Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors today announced that the Domain Tower Building, inaugurated in January 2017, recently equipped its main lobby with two Speedlane 300 optical turnstiles and a Winglock 900 access gate to ensure only authorized employees and occupants can enter secure areas in the building. The mixed-use, high rise building, located in the renowned Avenida de los Insurgentes (Insurgents’ Avenue) business district in Mexico City, has 19 floors, a residential area with 112 apartments, a corporate area with office rentals (currently partially occupied), a green rooftop, a gym, and a shopping area on the ground floor. Both of the two optical turnstiles and the access gate were integrated with the building’s security system, comprised of an access control system that uses card readers with different permit codes for employees and visitors and is also linked to the elevator control system. “As people enter we give them a card that we program and control from the administration office. By just waving the card through the reader, the turnstile’s panels open and indicate what floor the person should go to and which elevator they should take,” explains Félix Ávila Sánchez, Operations and Maintenance Manager for Domain Tower. The Speedlane 300 optical turnstile offers a high level of security and supports the work of the security employees and receptionists, guaranteeing that only authorized users can access certain building areas. This is an aesthetic solution also designed to emphasize security and safety. The turnstile features a stylish, oval cabinet design with a relatively small footprint and two, illuminated angel wing panels that slide into the cabinets to create an open lane following card authorization. The Winglock 900 access gate is an alternative security entrance that offers easier accessibility for people with disabilities or in situations that require carts to be moved within the area in limited spaces. Featuring a single glass panel hinged on a metal pedestal, the gate swings open or closed depending on the direction of the user. In addition, in the case of an emergency (fire, earthquake, etc.), alarms are activated and the turnstiles and the gate will open automatically to ensure that people can exit freely, thus maximizing their protection and minimizing any risks. “At present, the results we obtained with Boon Edam technology are optimal, the equipment was easily integrated with the building safety system and the elevator control system and, more importantly, we can control access to the building. No one who is not authorized can enter the building. With these results, I would obviously recommend the brand and its solutions," concluded Félix Ávila.  For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT 843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net 

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Manhattan Regional Airport with Boon Edam Revolving Doors

Regional Kansas Airport Chooses Boon Edam to Meet Customer Satisfaction and Throughput Demands

Lillington, North Carolina, 30 August, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Manhattan Regional Airport in Kansas relies on Boon Edam Tourlock 120S one-way security revolving doors to keep its passenger hold room fully secure. The doors were chosen to meet the throughput and overall customer satisfaction needs of the airport’s fast-growing passenger traffic. Manhattan Regional Airport (MHK), located in the picturesque and growing Flint Hills region of Kansas, cut the ribbon on its new terminal earlier in 2017. More than triple the size of the old facility, the new 42,000-square-foot building emerged from the footprint of the existing terminal in an unusual manner. The airport essentially cut its existing terminal in half, and then demolished, rebuilt and, expanded each half during separate phases—while maintaining operations the entire time. The growth in aircraft arrivals, departures and overall passenger traffic demanded that the airport plan for significantly expanding the terminal building. In 2009, MHK had approximately 25,000 total enplanements, and in 2015, the airport exceeded 66,000. “Our original design from the architects Mead & Hunt called for mantrap portal entrances from the secure hold room, or deplaning area, into the unsecured “meet and greet” public area for baggage claim. The only problem was that the door design we wanted was no longer available,” explained Jesse R. Romo, MHK Airport Director. While initially a disappointment, the inability to install the specified entrances did create an opportunity for Romo and his team, and in the summer of 2015 they began looking for alternatives to the mantrap portals. “We talked to other airports, including an airport in central Wisconsin to get good intelligence on what entrances were working well and which could fit our needs,” said Romo. “Throughput was a chief concern and when looking at alternative mantrap portals, throughput was rather low,” continued Romo. “If we’re looking at 100 or more people trying to get out of the de-planning area, large revolvers gave us much better throughput, and this became the deciding factor. Both types of entrance had their pros and cons, but when we broke it down in terms of customer service and satisfaction, we decided on the Boon Edam revolving doors.” “For the new terminal, every decision we made we looked to the future, not just the now. Our market continues to grow, so we had to choose technology that can handle that future growth and change.” MHK airport chose two Boon Edam revolving doors to handle peak throughput demand but also to provide redundancy in the event one door needs maintenance. The Tourlock 120S one-way security revolving door is activated by a presence detection sensor on the canopy of the door facing into the hold room. When people approach the door, it begins rotating automatically, allowing passengers to get to the other side quickly —no waiting or stopping. Each door prevents people from coming back into the hold room by virtue of a weight mat and overhead sensors located in the side of the door that people would normally attempt to enter from the non-secure, “meet and greet” room due to the direction of rotation. Should a person attempt to enter the secure hold room area, the weight mat and the overhead sensor detect their presence and stop the door. A major impetus for a brand-new terminal was the increase in the size of the jets landing at MHK. Anything larger than a 60-seat capacity and the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) requires a “complete” security program in terms of access control, video surveillance, and other systems. Manhattan Regional Airport serves a market of over 200,000 people and includes Kansas State University, Ft. Riley, and the recently-awarded National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). The airport has daily flights to Dallas and Chicago and a number of charter flights as well. Two gates and two jet bridges can service two planes at the same time. “Once the doors were installed, they looked really nice, even futuristic, and they are very consistent with our regional look, befitting the rolling flint hills of the area. Not only do the revolving doors fit our plan for the future, they blend in nicely with our attractive design,” concluded Romo.     Video of Tourlock 120S One-Way Revolving Door at Airport    For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT 843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net  

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Boon Edam and ARCOM Sign Agreement for Specifiers

Boon Edam and ARCOM Sign Agreement to Customize Product Resources for North American Specifiers

Lillington, North Carolina, 09 August, 2017 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, and ARCOM, the leader in building specifications, are pleased to announce that Boon Edam’s product data and customized specifications for the Americas are available through ARCOM’s software platforms to architects, engineers, and design professionals. ARCOM and Boon Edam have worked together to create customized versions of industry-trusted, MasterSpec® sections to accurately specify Boon Edam’s unique products. Along with these specification sections, Boon Edam’s product catalogs and data sheets are easily accessible to specifiers when working on their projects. The following products will be available on September 1st on the ARCOM platform: BoonAssist TQ and BoonAssist Crystal (all glass) manual revolving doors with power assist, speed control, and automatic positioning TQA, Tournex and Duotour automatic revolving doors Tourlock 180+90 security revolving door (with bullet resistant glass package option) Circlelock security mantrap portal (with bullet resistant glass package option) The last two doors are high security door products that work in conjunction with access control systems to prevent tailgating and/or piggybacking into secure areas of buildings. “Boon Edam is pleased to make its product data available to the extensive ARCOM community," said Tracie Thomas, Boon Edam Marketing Manager. "We were also attracted to ARCOM’s huge benefit of a single platform where hundreds of manufacturers participate by offering 3rd-party, vetted specifications consistent to one standard. Designers can pull together a complete and sound building specification very quickly, and we wanted to be a part of that. We are excited to participate in this innovative platform and look forward to helping designers with any questions concerning the best fit for a particular building or application, which is our specialty.”  ARCOM and Boon Edam are confident this relationship will benefit all design professionals as they specify and select products.  For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie ThomasMarketing ManagerT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact: Bruce DoneffPublic RelationsT  843 476 3022E doneff@verizon.net About Royal Boon Edam With 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 ARCOM ARCOM, the specification experts, exclusively publishes MasterSpec®, a product of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), reaching over 60,000 design professionals involved in building projects. ARCOM owns and publishes SpecText® for use by engineers for infrastructure projects, including water and wastewater utilities and equipment. ARCOM provides extensive product and manufacturer information through cloud-based specification resources, custom manufacturer specifications, and the SpecBuilder Expert platform. ARCOM's innovative software specification tools and resources dramatically simplify specification creation, research, and project management. Follow ARCOM on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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