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32-41 West Street Installs Optical Turnstiles and Revolving Door at Entrance to UK Headquarters Building

32-41 West Street Upgrades Entrance and Security with Boon Edam Revolving Door and Optical Turnstiles

Lillington, North Carolina, July 8th, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that 32-41 West Street, a retail headquarters building in Reading, United Kingdom, has upgraded the building’s entrance with an energy-saving revolving door and an array of optical turnstiles for increased lobby security. Nestled in Reading, Berkshire, in the United Kingdom, 32-41 West Street serves as a home to 580+ employees working in over 130,000 sq. ft. of office space. Redesigning the Entrance with a Unique Revolving Door In 2018, Morey Smith Architects were hired to redesign the headquarters building, including an office expansion, as well as a new café and staff gym. The building entry and atrium were to also undergo an upgrade, with architects designing with aesthetics and high-quality functionality in mind. First, the entrance to the building was outfitted with a unique revolving door solution. Architects combined features of two revolving door models to create the ultimate entrance. They mixed the all-glass look of the Crystal TQ with the minimal metal framing of the TQA to create an automatic entrance that would add to the prestige of the building while also saving on energy and creating a comfortable environment inside. The revolving door was also connected to the building’s access control system so that it could be locked afterhours and still allow access to employees with an authorized credential. Adding Security While Maintaining a Spacious, Open Feeling For security into the atrium, architects didn’t want to impose on the open, airy feeling of the building’s large atrium. As a result, Morey Smith installed an array of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles with tall glass barriers to deter and detect tailgating into the office space. The turnstiles were placed near a reception desk so that staff are able to respond to alarms, as well as grant access to authorized visitors through the use of a BoonTouch remote control panel. James Cox, Area Sales Manager for Boon Edam UK mentions, “Boon Edam optical turnstiles are always a popular choice for corporate offices, not only for security reasons but because they’re aesthetically nice to look at which is ideal for an open environment building.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Revolving Door at Entrance of Columbia College in Chicago

Columbia College Chicago Student Center Chooses Boon Edam for Secure Entry

Lillington, North Carolina, June 24, 2020 – The new Student Center at Columbia College Chicago, located at 754 South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, opened its doors in the fall of 2019. This brand-new building offers five spectacular stories of spaces for students including music and film-screening rooms, dining options, a fitness center, a reflection room for meditation and prayer, and event spaces for meetings, performances, and receptions. According to Andy Dutil, Director of the Columbia College Chicago Student Center, the school has taken the initiative to improve overall security, with the intention of keeping an open feel to the campus. To help meet that objective at the new Center, the architects designed the building with Speedlane Open optical turnstiles and a TQM manual revolving door from Boon Edam. Controlling Access with Visual Appeal Columbia College Chicago has a closed campus. In order to enter any building on campus students and staff must have a Columbia ID or visitors must have a valid appointment. The main entrance at the Student Center is the TQM revolving door that leads to a public foyer that includes a coffee shop and lounge. Since the turnstiles are just past the security desk at the boundary of this area, they serve as a visual and physical indicator of where the public area terminates. Next to the Speedlane Open turnstiles, which are notable because they do not have any closing barriers, guards watch as people pass through them to ensure that everyone is scanning their IDs and that the IDs are valid, in which case the turnstile shows a green light. In a situation where a red light shows and the turnstile alarms, the guard will check the person’s credentials and can try to troubleshoot the ID card. “The decision was really about what creates the least barrier to those entering and exiting the building,” said Dutil. “We don't really want our students to feel like they are overly policed or that our buildings are not accessible to them. So the design of the Open turnstiles provided the best solution in terms of controlling access without being obtrusive." Swift Passage While Maintaining Accountability Before the Student Center was built, students entering any campus building would just show their ID to the security officer as they walked past. The administration realized that while this does provide some level of security, it is not foolproof – particularly when many people are entering at the same time for a class. The College’s head of security made the suggestion to install a system that would allow for swift passage of authorized people while maintaining accountability around who enters and exits the building. As anticipated, there was a brief learning curve for the students using the new system. “This was the first system like this on our campus,” said Dutil. “And the first few days that the new Center was open were also the first few days of school. There were a lot of people new to the campus who required a bit of coaching from guards and our student staff in terms of where to place your card, and to not walk through before you place your card.” Coming Out Ahead of Swinging Doors Dutil confirms that the access systems placed at Boon Edam turnstiles are actually outperforming those placed at swing doors across the campus for convenience and adoption. “Across the campus, there is a card reader at every swing door entrance of a building where you present your card and a light turns red or green. But oftentimes the card reader is missed, or depending on the placement of the lights and placement of the guard, it can be kind of hit or miss with students walking right by it. “But with the Open turnstiles, they're very visible and although they're not a total barrier to entry, they are something that's right in front of you. Because it's very noticable and not easily overlooked, the students have learned pretty quickly to get their ID out. In fact, this was meant to be a test run for the campus to ensure it would be viable and worthwhile for other buildings as well.” Advanced Features Add Value and Flexibility The turnstiles have delivered additional benefits beyond basic campus security, according to Dutil. “One of the nice things about a system like this is that we can count visitors to the Student Center because we get the data of everybody that scans in. So on a busy day for us it's about 2500 people throughout the day. That can range depending on what's going on and what time of year it is. On weekends we're very slow, since there are no classes – maybe 900 to 1200.” “We are a rental venue as well, so we have times where the building is open to non-Columbia College Chicago people for events or other functions. There's a really convenient touch panel right at the security desk called the BoonTouch, where the officer can turn off the turnstiles during those times and then attendees can move through freely without any alarms going off at all.” A New Revolving Door Adds Comfort and Peace of Mind Finally, the TQM revolving door delivers one additional benefit to the Student Center, located in a city known for harsh weather. “Revolving doors are always preferred at a building like this that gets a lot of traffic going in and out. We have cold, drafty weather that blows right into our main space at that first floor entry. The revolving door helps to keep the building warm and saves energy and utility costs as well,” said Dutil. “Students feel safe and comfortable entering the building at night,” he concludes. “Our building has a lot of nooks and crannies, and someone can end up alone in a space. And so I think knowing that the only people that are in that building are the ones that are supposed to be there is helpful. Overall, our students appreciate the effort to try to keep them safer.” For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam & AnyVision Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring AI-Powered Entrance Solutions to Customers Around the World

Edam, the Netherlands – June 11, 2020 – Boon Edam, a leading manufacturer of revolving doors and security entrances, announced today their new partnership with AnyVision, a global leader of artificial intelligence (AI) computer vision software solutions, to advance their cutting-edge entrance solutions and entry experiences. The partnership integrates AnyVision’s Abraxas technology into Boon Edam security doors and optical turnstiles, bringing advanced safety, security and seamless access capabilities to the entry experience. “At Boon Edam we understand that first impressions are everything, and customer and employee experience begins as soon as someone opens the door,” commented Jonas Oijevaar, Business Development Manager at Royal Boon Edam International. “Together with AnyVision, we are ensuring that experience is not only state-of-the-art, safe and trusted, but also effortless.” Both companies have several pilot projects underway and plans to showcase their joint solution across the world. The projects all feature the unique benefits of these combined technologies working together in ways never seen before. “AI has the potential to revolutionize every industry. AnyVision’s mission is to make AI accessible to the world, with the goal of making every device smart, redefining safety and security in the physical world,” stated AnyVision Chief Revenue Officer Ray Brancato. “This partnership with Boon Edam brings us one step closer to that reality. With our combined expertise, we are bringing next-generation experiences and faster, seamless access to buildings around the world.” About Boon Edam Boon Edam is leading the field when it comes to supplying top quality architectural revolving doors, high security doors and optical turnstiles to customers across the world. We are a third generation Dutch family business who pride ourselves on our knowledge and dedication to this specialized market. From the moment you talk to us about your entry vision, all the way through the decision-making process until after sales and service, our promise is our commitment to making you feel welcome and secure, and our mission is to help you make a decision that adds value to you and your business. About AnyVision AnyVision is the world’s leading developer of AI computer vision software. AnyVision's cutting-edge recognition solutions are built to function on any sensor, with any resolution and are proven to operate in real-time and real-world scenarios. AnyVision brings together 20+ years of security field experience and academic research with the best and brightest minds in AI, deep learning and computer vision to create a safer and better tomorrow. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Launching the Speedlane Compact Optical Turnstile

Lillington, North Carolina, June 2, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced they are launching a new optical turnstile addition to their security entrance portfolio. The Space-Saving, Swinging Security Turnstile With the growing threat of crime and violence around the globe, more and more organizations are turning to security entrances to increase both the safety and security of their people and assets. The new Speedlane Compact provides all the fundamental functions needed in a security speed gate and accommodates the smaller spaces often found in older buildings. Key Features Intuitive user guidance Tailgating, safety and object detection sensors Touchless user experience Easy installation Generous interior space to accommodate most access control technologies Premium, quality materials Smooth, swing motion glass barriers Short V-shaped cabinet with ergonomic design and small footprint Flexible lane configurations (including a wide lane for disabled access) Universally understood display symbols Easy, Effective and Efficient The Speedlane Compact is easy-to-use, easy-to-install, and agile in the manufacturing process, enabling faster delivery times to a customer’s location. When it comes to integration, the product designers have focused on ease and flexibility: the cabinets are wide enough to allow for integration with many types of access technologies, including biometrics and facial recognition. Mark de Jong, Product Manager of the Security Products Portfolio at Boon Edam says, “The Speedlane Compact uses advanced algorithms to detect tailgating and other forms of misuse.” He goes on to explain, “The sensors also detect objects – people carrying briefcases or dollies through the turnstile. They are recognized as such and the product’s behavior adapts accordingly.” Trendy, Minimalist Design Ideal for Small Spaces The Speedlane Compact is fashioned to fit into small areas, making it ideal for high-value real estate properties. It does an effective job within a very small space – relieving security personnel and ensuring that only authorized people can enter the designated area. Its small footprint does not compromise in any way on design. “In terms of design, it looks great and this is a result of the Boon Edam philosophy of “premium minimalism,” continues Mark. “We use strong lines to create a powerful, yet elegant statement and the tapered design helps it fit in any environment. The overall look is modern yet still warm and visually appealing.” More information please visit: www.boonedam.us/speedlane-compact. 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: 845 358 1801E: jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Boon Edam Podcast Helps Security Professionals Select the Right Entry Strategy

Boon Edam Podcast Helps Security Professionals Select the Right Entry Strategy

Lillington, North Carolina, May 27th, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced the release of a new podcast, “Scalable Security: Wrong Decisions That Cost You Money.” In this podcast, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, and Brian Marshall, Regional Sales Director, discuss how security professionals can understand the three levels of security entrance capabilities, and how they fit best into an overall physical security strategy. JC and Brian also share how they have seen organizations select the wrong entrances and end up paying more to correct the situation. Tailoring Entrance Security to Each Organization’s Needs The podcast begins with a discussion around the idea that every organization is different, and thus, has unique needs when it comes to physical security. It’s true that all companies must address unauthorized entry to mitigate risks and liabilities, such as theft, bad press, legal fines and even loss of life. However, each organization has a different building layout, different security goals, different government regulations, etc. In this podcast, JC and Brian uncover elements, such as culture and throughput, that each organization must consider prior to selecting an entrance strategy. Where Do You Start When Implementing Entrances? Often security professionals looking into security entrances focus on questions like, “How much does it cost?” and “How many do I need?” In the podcast, JC shares how he has helped clients focus on the “Why?” questions to discover the “big picture” when it comes to their overall corporate goal around security. JC discusses three implications for consideration when selecting entrance solutions to mitigate unauthorized entry: (1) security, (2) mustering, and (3) corporate culture. By considering elements such as the need for guards, knowing how many people are in your building at all times, and balancing convenience with security, a security professional can be sure they are selecting the right entry solution for their needs. Challenging Security Situations to Get to the Right Entrance The podcast concludes with JC and Brian discussing three case studies that focus on companies who realized, either before or after an entrance installation, that they hadn’t selected the right entrance for their security strategy. JC and Brian discuss how each of the organizations eventually landed on the best entrance for each area of their facilities. To listen to the podcast in its entirety, please visit https://content.boonedam.us/en-us/podcast-scalable-security. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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Park House at London’s Finsbury Circus Upgrades Security with Boon Edam Optical Turnstiles

Lillington, North Carolina, May 13th, 2020 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced that Park House, a commercial space located in London, has installed entry solutions at two separate main entrances to the building. One entrance features a special, European door model, the Circleslide sliding door; the other is outfitted with four lanes of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles for increased lobby security. Park House is a busy 195,000 sq. ft. office, retail, and apartment space with one main entrance facing Finsbury Circus, the last remaining section of London’s oldest public park (opened in 1607). The other entrance faces Eldon Street, a location that is close to transit stations and easily accessible to commuters. An Inspirational Building Design Levels Up Security at the Entry In 2019, Park House underwent a renovation steered by Stiff + Trevillion, a renowned architect in London. The firm felt it was necessary to increase the efficiency of pedestrian traffic flow into the building and open another entrance near Finsbury Circus. This upgrade meant that another entry solution would be required in order to restrict access to certain areas of the building not meant for casual visitors. The firm selected the Boon Edam Speedlane Swing optical turnstile to control access and detect any tailgating attempts by unauthorized individuals. Securing the Elevator Bank with Optical Turnstiles The 2019 refurbishment project included the addition of a four-lane array of Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles, chosen for their slim cabinet design, swinging glass barriers and customized black powder coated finish. To secure the lanes to the floor, Stiff + Trevillion requested custom steel sub-floor baseplates to be placed between the finished floor and structural slab to add extra reinforcement and aid in accurate installation. The facility managers at Park House take advantage of Boon Edam’s regular service and maintenance on all their Boon Edam entrances to maximize the life span and performance of their investments. For Further Information, Please Contact:Tracie Thomas, Boon EdamVice President of MarketingT 910 814 8239E tracie.thomas@boonedam.com For Media Queries, Please Contact:Jayme Cunningham, LRGPublic RelationsT 845 358 1801E jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

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