Boon Edam Publishes Whitepaper on Advanced Data Available from High Security Entrances

Boon Edam Publishes Whitepaper on Advanced Data Available from High Security Entrances

Lillington, North Carolina, June 26, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today published a whitepaper for security professionals. Titled ‘The Advanced Analytics of Security Entrances’, the whitepaper provides information and guidance about the data that can be extracted from security entrances. By delivering important insights into user traffic at the entry and in some cases, predictive metrics on the potential for a breach, this data provides higher value than traditional swinging or sliding doors and access control systems alone. Justification of Security Budgets The world we live in is full of risk, yet, more than ever before, security professionals are being asked by the C-suite to prove the value of their security spend in order to gain necessary funding. “Our clients are telling us that even though the C-suite is aware of the host of security risks and how these risks threaten to interrupt business operations, they are focused on costs,” says Greg Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sales at Boon Edam. “Having the ability to justify the spend on security measures and prove that you are mitigating risk and complying with industry regulations can make all the difference in securing funding to achieve security objectives.” Capturing Analytics that Tie Directly to Threat and Risks ‘The Advanced Analytics of Security Entrances’ whitepaper examines the weaknesses of the most common physical security measures in place at organizations today: the swing door paired with the access control reader. Swing doors alone provide no control against tailgating or piggybacking; when opened they can allow any number of people to pass through, in either direction. And even when swing doors are used in conjunction with access control devices, these doors cannot detect who, if anyone, has passed through. In general, access controllers can identify door status and the identity of the credentials presented, and not much more. This guide uncovers the capabilities of security entrances to capture analytics about user behavior that can be tied directly to threat and risk assessments. Not only do security entrances mitigate the risk of unauthorized entry by either detecting or preventing a breach, but they enable valuable analytics, such as whether a person actually entered the unit after authorization, if a tailgating attempt occurred, and more. Capturing Predictive Analytics This free guide discusses the ability of the latest technologies in security mantrap portals to provide data on the risk of a potential breach. Security professionals can calibrate the sensitivity levels of a security portal and report to the C-suite that the entry is set to, for example, a 95% breach protection level against future piggybacking attempts. This precise type of metric enables security professionals to accurately express the effectiveness of their physical security plan at preventing infiltration and provide peace of mind to management that future security breaches are being mitigated. ‘The Advanced Analytics of Security Entrances’ is available at no charge on the Boon Edam website 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, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E

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Riverscape in London Uses Boon Edam Revolving Doors for Energy Saving Entrance

London’s Riverscape Office Building Again Selects Boon Edam Entrance Solutions for Renovation

Lillington, North Carolina, June 5, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that a multi-story office building in London was recently refurbished to upgrade its existing Boon Edam revolving doors and optical turnstiles. Now adorning the entrance are two all-glass Crystal TQ revolving doors, accompanied by an array of slim Lifeline Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles in the lobby. Renovations with Current Trends in Mind Originally opened in 1980, Riverscape is a 63,000 square foot, multi-story office space located at 10 Queen Street Place. The modern development sits on the sought-after area of the River Thames, just minutes from the bustling area of Cannon Street Station. Recently, the building owners decided to upgrade the look and feel of Riverscape, incorporating the current trends of open atriums, flexible floor space and usable rooftop space. The refurbishment project also included the replacement of legacy Boon Edam revolving doors and optical turnstiles with updated solutions. Leading the design of the renovation were architect Aukett Swanke; interior designer Barr Gazetas; and Overbury as main contractors. New Entrances Modernize the Look and Feel of the Atrium As is common with older entrance installations, Riverscape decided to renew its revolving doors and optical turnstiles to achieve a more modern look and feel, and to upgrade the associated technology. The client returned to Boon Edam when selecting their new entrance solutions. At the main entrance to the office space, the existing TQM manual doors were replaced with two, tall Crystal TQ revolving doors. Constructed virtually completely from glass with minimal stainless steel accents, the Crystal TQ accentuates Riverscape’s all-glass façade, providing an elegant and timeless entry experience for all employees and guests. In the main atrium space, the original Speedlane 900 optical turnstiles were upgraded to the new Lifeline Speedlane Swings. The Speedlane Swing combines security with aesthetics, and is particularly popular because it features the slimmest cabinets in the industry – only four inches wide. Integrated Technology for Effective Visitor Management To enhance security at the facility, Riverscape wanted a solution for monitoring and managing visitors to the office space. To achieve this, they decided to integrate the Lifeline Boost access control pedestal with their Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles. The Boost attaches to the end of the Swing and allows for integration with a variety of access control technologies, such as biometric devices, card collectors and barcode scanners. Employees enter the work area by scanning their credentials at the turnstile itself, while guests are issued a temporary access card with a special barcode that is scanned at the Boost pedestal. The Boost retains the card, enabling the reception staff to eventually reuse that card for future guests. “Using our barcode scanners, visitors can book in with reception, receive an entrance card and badge in and out conveniently through the lanes,” says Boon Edam Limited’s Field service Sales Executive, Graham Coulter. 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, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E

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Boon Edam's Waist High Turnstiles are Now UL Listed

Boon Edam Obtains UL Certifications for Waist-High Turnstile Models

Lillington, N.C., May 22, 2019 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced today that in alignment with their ongoing policy to certify products to North American standards, the Trilock 3-arm tripod turnstile models have been tested and certified to conform with UL (United Laboratories) Standard 294 and CAN/ULC S319 for Canada. UL Standard 294 and CAN/ULC S319 (the harmonized standard in Canada) are the prevalent industry standards for ensuring the safe operation of access control equipment in the United States and Canada. While all of Boon Edam’s products currently conform to CE (the European Union standard of safety and operation), the company continues to invest in UL certification for all door and turnstile products sold in the Americas to align with North American standards and ultimately streamline installation for their customers. The Trilock 60 and Trilock 75 waist-high turnstiles have been a pair of reliable workhorses since the 1980’s when they were built by Tomsed Corporation, a US-based company acquired by Boon Edam in 2005. These 3-arm turnstiles have been installed to control traffic in a wide variety of applications in the Americas including amusement parks, stadiums, public transit and universities. For many years their rugged construction has provided a dependable way to deter tailgating in abusive traffic conditions, both indoors and out. Optional features like color finishes, platforms and wheels, and coin collectors allow organizations to customize the tripod turnstiles to fit any lobby or brand. “Today’s business climate places a premium on risk mitigation and Boon Edam has always emphasized safety around the globe,” says Greg Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sales at Boon Edam Inc.  “When our products conform with UL standards, our North American customers can know that a well-established, 3rd-party has rigorously tested them and confirmed they operate safely at any location.” UL was founded in 1894 and today helps companies demonstrate safety and confirm compliance. Services offered by UL include: inspection, advisory services, education and training, testing, auditing and analytics, certification software solutions, and marketing claim verification.  For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie ThomasVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E For Media Queries, Please ContactJayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E

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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.” 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 For Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E    

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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  For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E For Media Queries, Please Contact:Sara Chaput, LRG MarketingPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E

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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

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