Liberty University, a private university in Central Virginia, provides a comprehensive curriculum with a Christian background for more than 110,000 students enrolled across the University’s 17 colleges, schools, and online programs. The safety and security of students and faculty is a priority and has resulted in the implementation of state-of-the-art physical security measures. The LaHaye Fitness and Recreation Center located on Liberty University’s Lynchburg campus is a prime example. The large facility, which occupies approximately 165,000 square feet, houses five basketball courts, an indoor track, a weight room, group exercise classrooms, raquetball and volleyball courts, soccer fields, and a rock wall in addition to a lounge and cafe.
Boon Edam announced that as part of a continuous policy to certify products to North American standards, the Speedlane Swing and Open optical turnstiles have been tested and certified to conform with UL standards 325 and 2593, and CSA 22.2 for Canada. UL Standards 325 and 2593, as well as CSA C22.2 (the harmonized standard in Canada) are the prevalent industry standards for ensuring the safe operation of doors, turnstiles, gates and access control equipment in the United States and Canada.
Boon Edam announced that its Trilock 60 and Trilock 75 turnstiles have a completely re-engineered internal mechanism that operates more smoothly and with an exceptionally quiet operation during use, when the arms are rotating into the next position. The turnstiles are quieter than before because the interior ratcheting and locking mechanism (which controls rotation of the arms to allow a single authorized passage) now has a redesigned shape while maintaining a secure functionality.
Boon Edam is demonstrating significant growth and momentum in both their product offering and their business operations this year at ISC West (booth #8037). With the expansion of their Enterprise Customer Group, a range of new integrations, and the growing adoption of anti-tailgating and piggybacking entrance tech by Fortune 50 Global companies, the company is advancing its position as the market leader in the Americas in security entrance solutions. Products on display in Boon Edam’s booth will showcase ease-of-use, speed and accuracy via integrated biometric technologies that enable multi-factor authentication combined with piggybacking prevention.
Boon Edam is demonstrating a new security portal solution at their ISC West 2018 booth (#8037). The Circlelock Combi will help security executives combat piggybacking and unauthorized entry in existing high security areas that currently have fire-rated swinging doors. The Circlelock Combi is a cylindrical mantrap portal solution that has a single sliding set of doors on one end and an opening on the other end that is mounted to an existing swing door. This also saves considerable space compared to traditional mantrap vestibules created from walls and two swinging doors. It provides a throughput of five to six people per minute and is ideal for any interior location where the most critical security is required.
Boon Edam announced is the launch of a new security mantrap portal solution, the Circlelock Combi. This unique, “half portal” solution helps security executives prevent unauthorized entry into high security areas currently using fire-rated swinging doors. Boon Edam designed the Circlelock Combi as a convenient retrofit option to address the risk that exists with any type of swinging door – once a swinging door is opened by an authorized user, any number of people may also gain access to a secure area, which is known as “tailgating” or “piggybacking”.
Boon Edam announced the launch of security entrance instructional videos designed to deliver instant access to installation procedures for service technicians in the Americas. 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. 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.
Boon Edam Inc. announced it will emphasize integrated access control solutions at the ISC West exhibition in Las Vegas, NV. Boon Edam is also the official turnstile sponsor at the exhibition. For the first time, the company will 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.
Building a successful business in the security industry is not for the faint of heart. Consider the fact that 96% of companies fail within a decade. Even for those that don’t, there is no guarantee of continued future success. Today’s fast-paced business climate of technology upgrades, manufacturer offerings, tough customer expectations, and competitive pressure requires you to seek new ways to evolve your sales process to remain profitable and to grow your business. Still, the security industry is healthy, and in no area is this more apparent than in the market for security entrances.
Boon Edam, announced 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.