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Indigenous trainee Corey Williams (left) with Warrgambi Managing Director Tim Donovan, celebrating a year’s training with Warrgambi corporate supporter FS Solutions which shares Boon Edam’s support social inclusiveness and skills development.

Tech skills earn Indigenously inclusive company new supply and service role for global security and entrance leader Boon Edam

(Above: Indigenous trainee Corey Williams (left) with Warrgambi Managing Director Tim Donovan, celebrating a year’s training with Warrgambi corporate supporter FS Solutions, which shares Boon Edam’s support, social inclusiveness and skills development.) A technology company co-founded and led by Indigenous Australian security, safety and risk management leader Tim Donovan has been appointed by a world leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors to supply, install and maintain its products in one of its key markets, the Australian Capital Territory. Warrgambi Pty Ltd has been appointed by the Boon Edam Australia operation of the global Royal Boon Edam organisation, which supplies a complete suite of security entrances to Government and private organisations in 27 countries, including major legislative and departmental facilities such as those in Canberra, as well as scores of Fortune 500 companies and household names in data facility protection. Technical Expertise Boon Edam Australia Managing Director Mr Michael Fisher said Warrgambi was selected first on the basis of its technical excellence and demonstrated record of dealing with global companies and effectively engaging with local, state, federal and international Government agencies. Warrgambi is also experienced in dealing with architects, engineers, facility managers and specifiers involved in Supply Nation Certification, which is the largest national directory of verified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses. “We are confident also that Warrgambi’s ACT experience gives it the local knowledge to help government and private organisations to continue to maintain compliance with their environmental sustainability, risk management and duty of care responsibilities to ensure the safety of employees and visitors, while also protecting sensitive private and public data which can involve personal details of millions of Australians. Helping to foster training and technical excellence in technology skills  among Indigenous youth and youth generally is also totally in accord with the ethics and philosophy of Royal Boon Edam globally, as a 140-year old family company that takes its long-term business and social responsibilities very seriously,” said Mr Fisher. Boon Edam’s focus on social inclusion is one of the reasons the company received the Dutch royal imprimatur, which is only given to companies held in high esteem, with long-term financial stability and exceptional dedication to proper ethics in doing business.” Mr Fisher says that, as a company dedicated to providing truly global standards of service for both security entrances and architectural revolving doors, Boon Edam was focussed on selecting a supply, install and maintain organisation that can handle its complete suite of the most advanced security and energy sustainability solutions, whilst also aligning itself with Boon Edam’s social inclusivity commitments. “Warrgambi has comprehensively demonstrated its competence in work for major government organisations, including the Department Environment and Energy, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and Department of Defence, as well as Geoscience Australia, Questacon national science and technology centre and the National Gallery of Australia. It has also engaged successfully with major ACT architecture and construction companies and entered into partnerships with globally respected technology-based organisations (such as Canon Australia) to supply and maintain their electronic and physical security assets,” said Mr Fisher. Warrgambi - 'Working Together' The Managing Director and Co-Founder of Warrgambi, Mr Tim Donovan – who is a proud Gumbaynggirr man – says the appointment by Boon Edam is a significant further step in the expansion of Warrgambi as an organisation founded on excellence in safety, quality, operations, staff development and social inclusiveness. Warrgambi Co-Founder and General Manager Mr Dave Healey says the appointment by Boon Edam is a further step towards fulfilment of his motivation in establishing Warrgambi to create positive social impact – “And the only way I knew how to do that was by creating opportunities for employment in an industry I knew,” said Mr Healey, whose background includes senior management roles with expertise in all facets of electronic security, information and communications technology from sales, design and conception through to tendering, customer and contractor communications, project timeline management and project deliverables, development of project documentation, delivery of ongoing maintenance programs and continuing customer relations post project. Tim Donovan and Dave Healey share more than 30 years’ local and international experience in electronic security, technology, communications and electronic supply, installation and service. Warrgambi is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island word from the Gumbaynggir nation on the NSW mid-North Coast which means ‘working together’. These skills are integral to servicing Boon Edam security products and architectural revolving doors, both of which may be integrated with broader building management systems, including HVAC and energy sustainability systems and building traffic flow systems (including the lift systems of Boon Edam global partner Schindler, for example). “Warrgambi’s skills base is the foundation on which our company is established and on which we want to be judged. But an important broader role – and a strong element of our passion for the business – is to support and provide practical mentoring services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island youth and to young people generally,” said Mr Donovan. “We are all-inclusive – Warrgambi is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island word from the Gumbaynggir nation on the NSW mid-North Coast which means ‘working together’.”  “And that is our philosophy – we work for the betterment of everyone, not just narrow sections of individual groups. We set out to provide expert guidance and input for our clients, for meeting the expectations of businesses, of government organisations, and for advancing the interest of all stakeholders involved in this exciting and expanding business.” “And as we do it, we provide an all-inclusive foundation of skills for youth, so that both indigenous and non-indigenous youth have models and peer support for advancement through the workforce,” said Mr Donovan.

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“The Power of Two” Makes an Entrance in China

Edam, the Netherlands, November 2019 – earlier this year Boon Edam announced the launch of a seamless and secure entrance product which truly combined advanced transit intelligence, elevator destination control and security in one.  This solution saw Boon Edam’s best-selling and slimmest speed gate – the Lifeline Speedlane Swing being 100% integrated with Schindler PORT Technology. The combination of these two products into one solution (the Power of Two) offers our customers advanced and innovative movement through a buildings entire ecosystem in a secure and stylish way.   Industrial Bank Co., Ltd makes a Seamless and Secure Entrance Investment CIB (Industrial Bank Co., Ltd) is one of the first joint-stock commercial banks based in China. Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2007 & ranking among the top 30 banks in the world and Fortune Global 500, their headquarters are based in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. It is at this location where the first Chinese Power of Two collaboration has been successfully commissioned.  Spanning over two buildings, CIB commissioned Boon Edam China to supply a total of 36 Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates throughout the large offices, over various levels. Seven of these lanes (one set of 4 lanes comprising of 5 cabinets; and one set of 3 lanes with 2 cabinets) were dedicated to the Power of Two solution.  Secure Elevator Destination Control The lane sets showcasing the Power of Two are located at the main entrances elevator lobby. Collectively, they offer smart and efficient elevator destination control, saving energy by grouping passengers travelling to the same floor together. This combined with the security features offer accurate tailgating detection and relieve pressure on security and reception staff.  We are proud to have been able to offer the first of many welcome and secure entrance solutions.  For further information, please contact: Michelle WortelGlobal Marketing ManagerT: +31 (0)299 38 08 00E: michelle.wortel@boonedam.com

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Boon Edam Australia Business Development Manager Darren Assey at the 2019 Security And Government Expo

Boon Edam showcases the future of entrance security technologies at Security And Government Expo

Boon Edam’s combination of architectural elegance and functionality has drawn the attention of the Government sector at this year’s Security And Government Expo (SAGE) in Canberra. Boon Edam – which is a global leader with more than 140 years’ experience in entrance security and architectural revolving door technologies – showcased its latest technologies, including speedgates with integrated lift destination and facial recognition. They were among a complete suite of security technologies contained in architecturally harmonious formats used by Fortune 500 companies, Government organisations, legislatures and data institutions globally. “The Government sector is constantly looking at ways to enhance security, so that they can protect valuable data and assets, as well as meet their duty of care obligations for staff and visitors to their building,” said Boon Edam Business Development Manager Darren Assey, who was on-hand at the SAGE show to discuss the latest developments and advances in the entrance security industry. Boon Edam and its dedicated ACT technology supply, installation and maintenance partner, have extensive Government sector experience, with local and international installations across all levels of government that elegantly combine top security with aesthetics that blend in with their surrounds. Boon Edam entrance security technologies used globally by Government organisations, Fortune 500 companies and household names include speedgates (Lifeline series shown left) and security revolving doors and portals (Tourlock 180+90 high security revolving door shown right) Government sector trends “Government organisations at SAGE had widely varying interests, depending on their security needs, but across all levels, access control was essential. The people I spoke to needed to ensure that they knew who was entering their buildings or facilities, for the safety of people, data and assets inside,” said Mr Assey. “As we look toward 2020, Government organisations are keeping a keen eye on cost-effective technologies that enhance security, efficiency and provide new advances that work reliably in service.” “Boon Edam’s service commitment, where we aim to provide a level of after-sales service and support previously unmatched locally, was very well received by the Government sector. They need to know that any company they do business with can back their product and provide swift assistance, service and maintenance.” Lift destination partnership with Schindler “Our new lift destination partnership with Schindler port technology drew particular interest from forward-thinking organisations looking to improve efficiency, control traffic flow and ensure building security,” said Mr Assey. The new global partnership, known as ‘The Power of Two', delivers an integrated system that greatly enhances transit efficiency, especially in high rise buildings with multiple lifts, and including public and private facilities throughout the Asia-Pacific and Australasia.  Seamless integration of speed gates and lift destination helps manage people flow and minimise waiting times.  “The time between entering a speed gate and reaching the lift (typically 5-10 seconds) can now be utilised to call the correct elevator, using Schindler’s industry leading destination algorithm. Security is enhanced throughout the entire process, with Boon Edam Speedlane Lifeline speed gates preventing unauthorised personnel entering a waiting lift,” said Mr Assey. “One result of this more efficient entry system is that traffic congestion is decreased by up to 50%, which can make a considerable difference in medium to high rise buildings where large numbers of people are transiting through the building each day,” he said. “The new partnership has considerable benefits to customers throughout Australasia, by combining the best technologies from leaders in their individual fields and making them readily available from one source.” Specifiers, architects, builders, refurbishers and security specialists will now have access to the harmonised technologies through the national and global networks of both organisations.” Facial recognition “The other trend already creating a buzz in the industry is facial recognition. Facial recognition itself has been around for a while, but its meaningful integration into entrance security technologies is something that Boon Edam has given a lot of focus in recent times,” said Mr Assey. “Unlike early forms of facial recognition paired with speedgates, Boon Edam has integrated the facial recognition camera into the top-plate of the gate, meaning that it doesn’t create a visual eyesore, and can’t be bumped or knocked out of position like cameras mounted on top of a gate,” he said.   The latest Boon Edam Lifeline speed gates have the ability to integrate most quality facial recognition camera technologies under the top-plate of the cabinet. Not only is this sleeker in design, with the camera ‘hidden’ from view, but it also prevents the camera from being knocked out of  alignment – a common issue with cameras mounted on top of a speed gate. “Additionally, our technology is ‘agnostic’, meaning it will work with most quality facial recognition cameras, and the user isn’t locked in to one technology for future years. With the rapid advance of facial recognition technologies, this is a major asset for organisations considering integrating this technology into their security entrances.   For more information, please contact: Boon Edam AustraliaDarren Assey - Business Development Manager T +61 (0)426 703 326E darren.assey@boonedam.com

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Boon Edam Circlelock Combi Shortlisted for Prestigious Intersec Award

Edam, the Netherlands, August 2019 – Earlier this month our Middle East (BEME) subsidiary received the news that they have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Intersec Awards 2019 for the category ‘Access Control Product of the Year’ with our legendary Circlelock Combi high security portal. Every year the Intersec Security, Safety & Fire Protection Middle East Awards are celebrated at a gala dinner. This year the awards ceremony will take place on September 11th, at the Habtoor Palace, Habtoor City in Dubai. Celebrating the Impact of Innovative Security in the Middle East The Circlelock Combi has already made it through the various shortlisting rounds which stipulate high standards of transparency and integrity. The judging process ensures fair and professional results and is known in the industry as an outstanding achievement. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “The Intersec Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the great work that security and fire protection-related professionals are contributing to keep our societies safe and secure, from manufacturers, authorities, consultants, and contractors, to the end-users and clients.” “There have been exceptional examples of industry innovation in recent years, not only in functionality, but in other important areas such as sustainability, reusability, and aesthetics.  The Intersec Awards brings the very best of these examples of industry best-practise, celebrated among industry peers and the public.” With 2019 being the anniversary year of the Circlelock, we are really looking forward to hearing the results of our nomination in the days that follow. For more information, please contact: Royal Boon Edam International B.V.Michelle Wortel – Group Marketing ManagerT +31(0)299 38 08 00 E michelle.wortel@boonedam.com

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Boon Edam Releases Automated Resistance Class 3 Shield Doors for the Tourniket Revolving Door

Edam, the Netherlands, June 2019 – Today Royal Boon Edam International B.V announced the release of their update to the popular Tourniket revolving door. The update includes advanced and automated burglar resistance class 3 shield doors as part of an effective protection package option. Welcome and Secure The Tourniket revolving door is the most versatile entrance solution in our range, and this update positions it as a leader in the market when it comes to engineering quality, safety and security. The energy-saving features of the Tourniket work by maintaining comfort levels, in relation to the weather conditions, which can now be perfectly combined with the security and peace-of-mind of protecting the valuable assets inside the building itself and preventing intruders from gaining unwanted access. Flexible Burglary Protection We have developed a highly durable drive unit with an automated locking system to complement our RC3 burglar protection shield doors. The advanced shield doors do not need to be manually closed, but are now conveniently automated for time saving and instant switching between different operating modes, either day, night or secured. It even provides an automated winter position during off-peak times to save extra energy in the static position. The certified RC3 shield doors are available from today as part of our specialised protection package offering. Key Features and Benefits Include: Remote switching between operating modes (day / night and secured) Instant lockdown in the event of protests, riots or terror threats Automatic winter position during off-peak traffic times to enhance the interior comfort levels Smooth and durable operation Safe low energy operation for supervised and autonomous operation Compliance Secured We are proud to report that our manual attack protection packages have been certified to comply with applicable international standards EN1627 and EN356. The standards specify the requirements and testing methods of manual attack resistance construction for pedestrian doors, windows, facades, grilles and shutters. The results of the tests are evidenced by official certificates.   For further information, please contact: Michelle Wortel Global Marketing Manager T: +31 (0)299 38 08 00 E :michelle.wortel@boonedam.com

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