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Boon Edam’s Just-Released Security Survey Highlights the Impact and Challenges of Tailgating

Lillington, N.C. – September 25, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced the results of a recent survey regarding the risks and security threats associated with tailgating. A majority of the respondents, made up of security professionals, believe that tailgating remains a critical threat and does not seem to be abating. More than 185 end users and security advisors (consultants and integrators) within the U.S. and Canada responded to eight multiple-choice questions. All respondents shared the same three questions to begin the survey about their general perspective on the risk of a breach from tailgating. End users and the security advisors were then posed different questions to gain more insight into their perceptions about tailgating vulnerability within a facility versus across various industries. Participants were volunteers that responded to social media ads or were in Boon Edam’s contact database.  The Threat Persists Based on what participants have seen in the media the past decade, 69% of all the respondents believe that security breaches resulting from tailgating either are holding at the same levels or are increasing. End-user perception of an increasing trend was greater with more than 43% saying they thought it was increasing, while only 35% of security advisors echoed that opinion. In response to this perceived threat, a strong majority of all respondents (77%) say that “guards and barriers” and “unmanned barriers that prevent tailgating” are effective methods to curtail tailgating, but only 18% of end-user respondents indicated they were using either option. There is also a sharp divide between end users and security advisors when it comes to the impact of a tailgate breach. Eight percent of end-user respondents believe the cost of violent crime or theft due to tailgating is insignificant, while none (0%) of the security advisors agree. However, 54% of end users and 72% of security advisors believe the cost of a breach would be $500,000 up to “too high to measure.” Meaning that 46% of end users see the potential cost as lower than $500,000 while only 28% of security advisors believe the same. “The risk of tailgating (or the impact) depends on the nature of the business, the type of area and the risk scenarios to be expected. Theft of company goods, valuables, unauthorized entry of press, eavesdropping for espionage or a physical attack on the IT environment,” says one respondent. End Users at Risk The survey also highlights the fact that most end user respondents realize that their facilities are vulnerable to physical infiltration. The majority (78%) are taking a reactionary stance to deal with tailgating (using an access control system, guards, cameras and video management software). At the same time, the majority (74%) fail to track tailgating, yet they believe they are vulnerable to a physical breach from tailgating (71%). Only 18% of end users say they are currently using some kind of security entrance (turnstiles, security doors), in addition to other options to physically control access into their facilities. Four percent say they are not using any security technologies at all to curtail tailgating and only 54% say they must comply with government regulations. The survey demonstrates that security advisors seem to grasp the potential impact of tailgating better than their end-user clients in many cases. A solid majority of security advisors say they discuss the use of security entrances with their clients, with 63% saying they discuss with them ways to mitigate the risk of tailgating and another 68% add that they discuss means to comply with industry regulations. “Our survey shows that security end users and advisors in the Americas see tailgating as a threat that is growing and more needs to be done to address it,” comments Valerie Anderson, President of Boon Edam Inc. “Also, the cost of tailgating breaches is seen as potentially very expensive to priceless -- this indicates there will be continued investments in tailgating prevention at facilities in the coming years.” Survey Concludes Tailgating Needs to be Taken Seriously While both end users and security advisors agree on the threat posed by tailgating this survey also demonstrates that their perceptions differ. Both end users and security advisors overall see tailgating as a serious issue and there is a high level of perceived vulnerability. A strong majority believes that what they have is not enough to prevent physical intrusion and they understand that physical barriers are the best approach (with guards when applicable). Security advisors see the potential costs of a breach as more expensive than end users – likely because of their exposure to more data concerning breaches and the impact on organizations. They may need to find a way to convince end users the cost of a breach is more expensive than perceived.   A majority of security advisors understand and recommend security entrances to mitigate tailgating, but a minority of end users have invested in them even when a majority of them believe they are vulnerable. This implies there are justification and/or budget and approval hurdles to overcome. A majority of end users and security advisors are aware of industry regulations and the need to comply with them. However, a solid majority of end users use reactive, forensic strategies for addressing tailgating (alarming and responding after the fact), which may put them at additional risk of incurring hefty fines. To download a free report that outlines all of this information, along with helpful charts, please click here. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Showcases Integrated Technologies to Mitigate Tailgating at GSX 2019

Lillington, North Carolina, September 10, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is showcasing integrated technologies to mitigate tailgating in booth #1103 at the GSX (formerly ASIS) exhibition in Chicago, IL from September 10-12. Demonstrating their continuing growth and evolution, the company’s recently-named CEO Valerie Anderson is in attendance this year in her new role. As the official turnstile sponsor of the show, Boon Edam has placed turnstiles at all entrances to the exhibit hall for show attendees to pass through. “Access technologies, such as card readers and biometric devices, are critical for controlling entry into secure areas, but you can’t really address tailgating unless you pair them with an appropriate security entrance,” said Tracie Thomas, Vice President of Marketing, Boon Edam. “We are proud to showcase our products at GSX where each has an integrated credential reading technology and all the entrances are networked to an access control system. Because of this integration, customers can get a real sense of how a complete solution will work together to address tailgating.” The following solutions will be on display in Boon Edam’s booth: Lifeline Speedlane Swing Optical Turnstile: The industry’s slimmest and most stylish 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 compact, cohesive design. New! Lifeline Boost Access Control Pedestal: The Boost is a brand new access control pedestal designed by Boon Edam to complement the popular Lifeline optical turnstile series. The 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.  Tourlock 180+90 Security Revolving Door: The entrance of choice for the Fortune 500, the Tourlock 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 Mantrap Portal: 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, while facial recognition provides instant authentication inside the portal. The secure, edge-based facial recognition access control device by Alcatraz, called the Rock, can also be experienced at their booth (GSX booth #1047).  BoonConnect Software: An IP-addressable, proprietary software system providing 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. Boon Edam is also offering a tailgating-themed prize giveaway at the show to celebrate being named in a report by IHS Markit® as market leader for security entrances. All visitors to GSX are invited to participate by visiting booth #1103 during show hours. Participants can win a variety of prizes to 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, September 27. For more information, visit https://www.boonedam.us/tailgating-prize-giveaway-gsx-2019. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Valerie Anderson Managing Director of Boon Edam Americas

Royal Boon Edam Group Announces New President to Lead the Americas Subsidiary

Edam, The Netherlands, September 5, 2019 – Royal Boon Edam, a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Valerie Anderson as the new President and Managing Director of Boon Edam Inc., the subsidiary responsible for sales in the Americas. “It is with confidence and enthusiasm that this appointment was agreed as Valerie has proven to be a capable and dedicated member of the team, says Lourens Beijer, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Boon Edam International BV. “We believe this is a great ‘next step’ for Valerie’s experience and passion for exceeding our customer’s expectations, and a great opportunity for Boon Edam as a whole.” Valerie has been with Boon Edam Inc. a total of 14 years, serving on the Executive Management Team for the past 9 years. She started her career at Boon Edam in Inside Sales and served as Inside Sales Manager in 2009. In 2012, she was promoted to Vice President of Product and Customer Support where her role then transitioned into Vice President of Customer Experience leading the entire customer support organization of Boon Edam Inc. In 2016, she served as Vice President and National Sales Manager for the north and east regions of the United States as well as Latin America. A native of North Carolina, Valerie has a degree in Business Management and lives in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. “As a sales leader and manager with over a decade of experience in the building entrances and security industry, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of customers and lead multiple teams to create and implement initiatives to deliver a great experience for the customer,” says Anderson. “At Boon Edam, the sale of the product is never the end of the process, it’s just the beginning. I work diligently every day to ensure our organization is performing with the customer as a purpose of their work.”For Further Information, Please Contact: Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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33 Congress Street in Boston Preserves History with Custom Boon Edam Revolving Door and Turnstiles

Lillington, North Carolina, August 21, 2019 – The City of Boston is known for many things – from Fenway Park to the Boston Marathon to the bar from Cheers, the city is full of iconic landmarks, events, cultural assets, education centers, and more. The City is also recognized for its vast history, especially downtown, where hundred-year-old buildings have been preserved or restored. There is also a mixture of new property development, including 33 Congress Street, in the heart of the financial district, which combines the best of historical design with new construction. 33 Congress incorporates more than 400,000 square feet of office and retail space, transforming the historic neighborhood and positioning the area as a dynamic downtown destination. The project was designed by Arrowstreet, an award-winning architecture and design firm, and was led by Jason King, AIA, LEED, AP, BD+C, Senior Associate for Arrowstreet. Blending Historical Features with a Modern Design According to King, the 33 Congress Street building consisted of three different structures that were built at separate times: in 1904, 1906, and in 1922 and then all combined into one space. While the space functioned as one building, there were three separate elevator cores, sets of restrooms, sets of stairs, and more. Those entities needed to be reconfigured into one. The most striking feature of 33 Congress is a new, modern glass and steel structure, containing 6 additional floors of office space that sits on top of the original three masonry buildings. Another important project goal was to upgrade the main lobby to a modern design that allowed public access, increased security for building employees, and respected several historical aspects. “We needed a way to get people into the new, main elevator lobby quickly due to the high volume of traffic that we were anticipating would take place after the redesign,” King said. “We also wanted to create an entrance that would create a better flow of entry from the sidewalk into the building.” The original building had an existing revolving door, but it was small and surrounded by stone. “It was dark and uninviting,” King said. “We were creating an open and airy Class A lobby space and wanted visitors to clearly see the ornate, coffered ceiling and experience the grand and historic nature of the lobby as they entered.” Revolving Door and Optical Turnstiles Provide Aesthetics and Function King implemented a Boon Edam Crystal TQ manual revolving door to lead visitors in the double height lobby space. The Crystal TQ is constructed virtually completely from glass with only a few stainless steel accents to ensure the solidity of the revolving door. It fits seamlessly with modern glass facades but can also be a beautiful eye catcher in more traditional or classic designs. For employee access, the building’s previous design did not incorporate turnstiles to the elevator banks. “The building did have card reader access, but only at certain doors and locations,” King said. King installed four lanes of Boon Edam Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles and two Winglock Swing model access gates to provide secure employee access to the building’s upper floors. The Lifeline Speedlane Swing turnstile manages and channels the flow of people entering and moving around buildings. It employs sensors that detect visitors approaching, with pulsing light strips to guide the user. A sleep function saves on energy use. It can be customized with dimensional and glass choices, including corporate identity colors or other options, so that it either blends-in or stands-out from its surroundings. The Boon Edam Winglock Swing is constructed from stainless steel and a single glass panel, and is unobtrusive in nature and design. The access gate easily manages bi-directional traffic, with LED lights that signal if the gate is in use or on standby. The access gate ties into a manned security desk located near the front doors. Employees gain access to the building through either the Lifeline turnstiles, or a Winglock Swing access gate, while building visitors can receive credentials at the security desk. King said, “We started the process looking at Boon Edam from a security and an aesthetic standpoint. We went through multiple product options but always had a Boon Edam product as the basis of the design. We have been happy with Boon Edam entrance solutions and we are planning to use them again for future projects.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Emphasizes the Theme of Tailgating Mitigation through Integrated Technologies at GSX 2019

Lillington, North Carolina, August 7, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced they are emphasizing the theme of tailgating mitigation and integration in booth #1103 at the GSX (formerly ASIS) exhibition in Chicago, IL from September 10-12. GSX is an annual event that brings together over 20,000 participants from across the security profession for a week of networking, educational opportunities and discovering the latest security solutions. Boon Edam is also the official turnstile sponsor of the show. Integrated Technologies for True Tailgating Mitigation Access technologies, such as card readers and biometric devices, are critical for controlling entry to secure areas within a building. However, these solutions are only effective at mitigating tailgating when coupled with the appropriate entrance solution. Swinging doors do not stop one authorized person from opening the door and then holding it open for a number of others. Security entrances coupled with access technologies provide a complete solution that ensures only one person can enter per valid authorization. The following solutions will be on display in Boon Edam’s booth: Lifeline Speedlane Swing Optical Turnstile: 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.  New! Lifeline Boost Access Control Pedestal: The Boost is a brand new, stylish access control pedestal designed by Boon Edam to complement the popular Lifeline optical turnstile series. The 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.  Tourlock 180+90 Security Revolving Door: The entrance of choice for the Fortune 500, the Tourlock 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 Mantrap Portal: 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, while facial recognition provides instant authentication inside the portal. The secure, edge-based facial recognition access control device by Alcatraz, called the Rock, can also be experienced at their booth (GSX booth #1047).  BoonConnect Software: An IP-addressable, proprietary software system providing 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.   Tailgating Prize Giveaway We’re celebrating our position as the market leader for security entrances, according to a report by IHS Markit®, with a tailgating-themed prize giveaway. All visitors to GSX are invited to participate by visiting booth #1103 during show hours. Participants will 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, September 27. For more information, visit our website at https://www.boonedam.us/tailgating-prize-giveaway-gsx-2019. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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The Boon Edam Circlelock Mantrap Portal is Celebrating 35 Years of Preventing Tailgating and Unauthorized Entry

The Circlelock Reaches 35th Anniversary as Proven Security Entrance Solution

Lillington, N.C. – July 24, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the 35th anniversary of the launch of the company’s renowned Circlelock mantrap portal. The demand for this reliable security entrance, first built in 1984, continues to grow. Today the Circlelock is used in thousands of sensitive facilities worldwide including data centers, government and military buildings, and commercial campuses. Facilitating the Intent of Multi-Factor Authentication The Circlelock owes its longevity to its ability to deliver on the true intent of multi-factor authentication, which is that only one person, and the right person, can enter a secure area. The portal can integrate with any access control system and biometric scanning technologies can be mounted inside the portal on an optional, supportive post. A user can present one credential to enter the portal (which scans the interior to be sure the user is alone) and then present their face, iris, fingerprint, or hand to confirm their identity before the second door opens. Preventing Piggybacking with Sophisticated Technology The Circlelock combines premium construction with the intelligence of a sophisticated, near-infrared detection technology housed in the ceiling, called StereoVision 2®. When a user steps into the portal, StereoVision 2® scans the compartment to verify that a user is alone before allowing them to enter a secure facility. The technology in StereoVision 2® has been enhanced continuously over the decades and today is able to function reliably in a wide variety of lighting environments. Its reliable performance over the years has proven to be the only sure way to prevent piggybacking into a secure area without the excessive false rejections presented by older, weight mat technology. Easier Installation than Conventional Mantraps Unlike conventional, site-built mantraps, Boon Edam’s Circlelock mantrap portal is a fully tested, turnkey solution that can be installed in two days. There is no need for mounting sensors or cameras and continually testing to check for blind spots. In addition, the seamlessly integrated hardware and software of the Circlelock delivers the highest levels of reliable security without the need for guard supervision, delivering a swift ROI. Another popular option today is the use of bullet-resistant glass for the cylindrical walls and sliding doors. Today, the Circlelock addresses the industry’s growing demand for intelligent and automated system solutions that ensure the highest level of physical security with the added advantage of precise data collection for business intelligence, forensics and predictive analysis applications. “Boon Edam is the leader of mantrap solutions for Fortune 100 companies, as well as a host of users with high security needs across myriad industries,” said Tracie Thomas, Vice President of Marketing, Boon Edam, Inc. “Even after 35 years, more firms today are seeing the value and ROI from deploying turnkey, reliable security portals like the Circlelock – it continues to stand the test of time.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.comFor Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT (773) 999-4654E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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