Boon Edam announced their North American headquarters in Lillington, N.C., was presented with a Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) certificate during a formal ceremony on March 2, 2022. The ceremony was held at Boon Edam’s Lillington, N.C. manufacturing facility. Patrick Nora, President & Managing Director of Boon Edam Manufacturing, USA, opened the ceremony with a welcome message, followed by an overview of the SHARP program provided by Occupational Safety Consultants Blair Byrd and Bruce Pearson.
Boon Edam announced plans for a significant new expansion of their North Carolina offices. In the first quarter of 2022 the company will open a new headquarters location in downtown Raleigh, NC. The brand-new facility will be home to many of Boon Edam’s office staff, as well as a new showroom and technology center where products will be displayed.
Boon Edam announced that IMB Bank in Australia has installed a series of Boon Edam entrances, including all glass revolving doors, slimline optical turnstiles and a swinging access gate at its new building in Wollongong, New South Wales. IMB moved into the new building in early 2021, and immediately sought to make the entrance open and welcoming to visitors, with entrance security inside to protect valuable data, intellectual property and people.
Boon Edam announced that its most in-demand entrance products are now available on SpecLink, an online specification platform to help architects, engineers, specifiers, building owners and designers simplify and improve their approach to creating and collaborating on building project specifications.
SpecLink is a cloud-based tool created by Building Systems Design, Inc. that streamlines workflow, improves collaboration and increases productivity.
Boon Edam announced a new solution mapping tool, BoonSelect, that breaks down the complex entry selection process and helps decision makers choose the right entrance solutions for their unique goals. BoonSelect features seven factors to consider prior to making an entrance decision. Boon Edam entry experts are trained on the right questions to ask as they walk a decision maker through each of the factors – all with the goal of helping their clients make the most well-rounded entrance choice.
Boon Edam announced that the Arta’a Arts Center in Aalter, Belgium has installed a Crystal TQ revolving door, bringing the Arts Center into full compliance with European safety requirements. The all-glass door also enhances the environment by creating a comfortable entryway full of natural light. The Arta’a Arts Center houses numerous facilities, including the Academy for Music, Literature and Dance; the Academy for Visual Arts; the municipal library; a documentation center; and the culture and tourism unit.
Boon Edam has published a new whitepaper for security professionals entitled, “Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors.” The publication outlines the five basic components of an access control system and explores its inherent weaknesses related to working with different types of entrances in controlling unauthorized entry. The whitepaper then reveals the benefits and best practices around integrating access control systems with security entrances, including high security revolving doors and portals.
Boon Edam announced the opening of three Service Centers in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Atlanta. Each Service Center supports customers in the immediate surrounding states, making it easier to receive product installation services, planned preventative maintenance, and quick response to service calls. These Service Centers are strategically located in areas of the country where thousands of Boon Edam entry products have been installed
Boon Edam announced that Bothwell Exchange, a new construction commercial space in Glasgow, Scotland, has installed an array of Speedlane Slide optical turnstiles in the lobby and two TQA automatic revolving doors at the main entrance to control access without impacting the building’s high traffic needs. Bothwell Exchange is a 9-story, 155,000 sq. ft. commercial building located at 122 Waterloo Street in Glasgow.
Boon Edam announced that The River Building, a commercial space located in London, has installed an array of slim Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles to control entry without being obtrusive as part of its office space renovation project. The River Building is nestled in the heart of London, sitting comfortably between London Bridge, St. Paul’s and Bank. The location is located just a few miles from the city’s underground subway system known as “The Tube”.
Boon Edam announced that Ferrero Rocher, a globally renowned chocolatier, has outfitted its new global headquarters building in Luxembourg with a “golden” TQA automatic revolving door. The unique color of the door provides a visual reference to the chocolatier’s signature use of golden wrappers around each piece of chocolate. Aside from elevating their brand, Ferrero Rocher also installed a revolving door to provide a comfortable interior lobby for both employees and visitors.
Boon Edam announced a new continuing education course approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) entitled, “Closing the Gap in Physical Security: Addressing the Entry.” Architects can view this one-hour presentation in exchange for one Health, Safety, and Welfare Continuing Education Unit (HSW CEU) towards their AIA accreditation. The course focuses on the role of security entrances in building design and a physical security strategy, including integration with other security technologies, safety and code requirements, and the impact of pandemics on the entry.
Boon Edam announced that Dexus Wholesale Property Fund has upgraded the Gateway Building in Sydney’s Circular Quay to feature entry security measures. The ideal solution was found by integrating Boon Edam Speedlane Swing optical turnstiles, IDEMIA’s MorphoWave touchless fingerprint scanners, Schindler’s elevator dispatch and Honeywell’s access control technology. Gateway’s access solution allows authorized and registered tenants to simply wave their hand in the MorphoWave touchless fingerprint scanner reader to enter the secure area through the turnstiles.
Boon Edam announced a new BoonTV event, “The Key to Closing the Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry.” In this event, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, reveals the assumptions and misconceptions around entrance security in physical security planning and how to effectively bring reliable entrance control to a facility to avoid costly risks and liabilities. The BoonTV episode begins by addressing the audience with two fundamental questions.
Boon Edam Inc. and architectural revolving doors, announced they will be presenting a live webinar entitled, “Securing the Facility: Best Practices for Integrating Access Control & Biometrics with Security Entrances,” at the fall Virtual Security Showcase (VSS), held from November 10-12. VSS is a virtual event created to establish and maintain connections among security industry professionals while promoting the latest and best ideas about how to keep people, facilities and organizations safe and secure.
Boon Edam has published a new whitepaper for architects and security professionals entitled, “The New Lobby: How Will Securing Buildings Change in a Post-Pandemic World?”. The publication begins by explaining the importance of creating a physical security plan that addresses and controls unauthorized entry due to tailgating and continues with discussions around how COVID-19 has impacted building design, forcing facility owners and designers to provide touchless entry and social distancing while upholding building security.
Boon Edam announced they are showcasing a new optical turnstile, the Speedlane Compact, as well as presenting the inaugural first episode of BoonTV about “Scalable Security” at the GSX+ virtual exhibition hosted by ASIS International. This week, September 21-25, 2020, security professionals from across the globe are converging online to participate in over 100 educational sessions, network with peers, and visit the virtual “Marketplace” to browse and learn about new and innovative security technologies.
Boon Edam announced that NC State University in Raleigh, NC, has installed new turnstiles as part of a major renovation of their D. H. Hill Library. Founded in 1887 as a public, land-grant, research university and part of the University of North Carolina system, NC State is the largest university in the Carolinas. The university is home to two libraries: the D. H. Hill Jr. Library on the North Campus and the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on Centennial Campus.
As part of an ongoing policy to certify products to North American standards, Boon Edam announced that the BoonAssist TQ manual revolving door has been tested and certified to conform with UL Standard 325 and CSA 22.2, a standard established by UL for door, drapery, gate, louver, and window operators and systems. This certification assures Boon Edam customers that the product has been rigorously tested by a 3rd party and found to operate in a safe and predictable manner at any installed location.
Boon Edam announced the release of a recorded webinar, “The New Lobby Experience: Creating Safer Entrances for All People,” co-hosted with Guidepost Solutions, LLC, a global firm offering security and technology consulting solutions. A panel of experts discuss the impact of COVID-19 and pandemics, for the near and long term, on lobby design, the challenges of maintaining security amid new requirements for social distancing and creating a touchless experience.