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Flexible Security in Corporate Co-Working Spaces | Trend Report

With the rising trend of corporate office real estate moving towards shared working environments, it stands to reason that an effective security strategy needs to be developed in line with this pattern and ensure that the safety and security of everyone are catered for. Sharing is Caring Across the globe, big names such as WeWork and Spaces are well established, and many more can be seen popping up in all major cities. What we also see is not only freelancers and start-ups taking advantage of these places but also larger companies are now setting entire floors aside to allow for employees to encourage like-minded people to collaborate and innovate and breath a new lease on life into one company. The current thinking is for corporates to start to plan to incorporate co-working into part of their growth strategies – allowing people from all kinds of departments the choice to work on projects with others outside of their normal roles. In the Netherlands, we have seen a marked increase in this working space trend since 2008. During the economic crisis, many people were left without a fixed job and had to begin their own businesses as a way to survive. The above map graphic takes the statistics from CoWorker.com (https://www.coworker.com/search/netherlands) people registering their co-working spaces and clearly demonstrates the surge in this lifestyle and work choice within a relatively short time-frame. The concept of shared working spaces has evolved rapidly into what was once perceived to be a bit ‘new-age’to a booming industry where the demands are to have a secure, modern facility which is well-managed. These buildings are often in prime locations in the city and need to provide cutting-edge technology and amenities to retain the inhabitants Welcome Yet Secure The beauty of shared spaces is that people flexibly use them. They come and go without being on a schedule and need to have freedom of movement. The challenge for real estate owners is to ensure this freedom is not compromised by enforcing heavy security measures which would not only create the wrong image but could discourage use of these shared creation points. "WeWork has helped us expand by giving us a level of flexibility we'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere,” says McKenzie-Landelle, a member at WeWork 41 Corsham St. “We've gone from two to 16 people, and WeWork has had the perfect solution for every team size and problem we've thrown at them." A reliable infrastructure in these environments is one of the most fundamental demands and security is top of mind in today’s unstable political climate. Different people have different security needs so, as a building owner,  you need to consider who you are catering for and what their specific needs might be. Some groups like to have access to work 24 / 7 with no limitation to access of the shared facilities, while others like to have the flexibility to work between the shared space and home (and leave items safely behind). Not all Security is Equal A co-working ecosystem has many options to consider. Below are just a few (each with their own pros and cons): A manned reception desk to handle access passes and queries Access control on the main door connecting to a central security point Night-locking revolving doors High security revolving doors for a keyless approach CCTV Cameras Lockable storage cabinets or areas Smartphone access for convenience Sufficient lighting to give a sense of security to those working late Security speed lanes for seamless and attractive access in the reception area Building location – in a ‘good’ area Safe emergency egress and evacuation plan Secured and trusted Wifi such as VPN and guest Wifi for visitors / non-members A carefully thought-through visitor policy Maximising Security To optimise your security in these very public areas is critical. Having a modern, trusted security workspace management software which integrates with all of your products in all areas is the secret to success. People are demanding user-friendly access and want to have a hassle-free entry, billing, visitor management etc. It is important for your members to know they will be safe in the event of a fire, emergency or active shooter event as well as security within the walls of their chosen work environment. A layered approach to security is also an effective approach, starting with an access controlled security revolving door, which is designed to prevent piggybacking and tailgating security breaches and work independently of a security guard. Further in the ecosystem, you could install speed lanes and even a high security portal at the entrance to very sensitive areas where confidential collaboration needs to happen or where sensitive data is being stored. You could even look at lower forms of security such as tripod turnstiles or full height turnstiles if your building caters for outside spaces as well. To learn more about how you can create a welcome and secure co-working space contact a member of our experienced team of entry experts today.   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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Boon Edam Launches High Security Connection Portal

Edam, The Netherlands – Today, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. announced the launch of the Circlelock Combi, a half portal which attaches to an existing door – therefore transforming the entrance into a high security entrance capable of protecting against both unauthorised entry and piggybacking.   The Smart Choice in Ultimate Security Entrances Renovation and construction costs can escalate quickly when locking down a highly sensitive area. Now you can attach the Circlelock Combi easily and quickly to either the secure or non-secure side of an existing swing door. The working principal is as follows: On authorisation, the portal’s interlocking door slides open allowing a user to enter the portal. An integrated security system confirms whether the user is alone and if so, the swinging door is unlocked, enabling passage into the secure area. A secondary biometric system such as facial recognition (by others) can be used to confirm identity inside the portal. Highest Protection The product’s developers and R&D department have answered the need for the highest level of unauthorised entry prevention at an unmanned area with this interlocking security portal. Using the most innovative and up-to-date technologies on the market, including the StereoVision  piggybacking detection system, this security access solution offers complete peace-of-mind when it comes to keeping people and valuables safe and secure. Integration Opportunities As part of the development of the Circlelock Combi, our team have researched at length ways to ensure easy and effective integration with third parties technologies such as biometrics and ACS. This is over-and-above the already built-in systems such as advanced sensors and accurate identification systems which only allow one person in the portal per authorisation. Many areas, for example in a datacentre, have a certified fire-rated door installed and integrated with an ACS; the door can then easily be interlocked with the Circlelock Combi in just a few days – thus creating a fire-rated, high security entrance. Dirk Groot, Product Manager, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. says: "We are proud to now be able to offer our customers a safe, yet convenient-to-install-solution for highly critical areas in their building. The small footprint and space-saving features that the Circlelock Combi offers make it a welcome addition to the high security family." Visit https://www.boonedam.com.au/product/circlelock-combi to learn more about the Circlelock Combi Interlocking Half Portal.    Video of Circlelock Combi - The High Security Connection Portal | Boon Edam      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 Launches Sleek Access Control Pedestal Mount

Edam, The Netherlands – Today, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. announced the launch of the Lifeline Boost access control pedestal mount, an attractive and welcoming addition to the Speedlane Lifeline series of speed gates. Sophisticated and Secure The Lifeline Boost comes in response to the many requests received for a well-designed, innovative, and unobtrusive pedestal to accommodate a long list of authorisation technologies and complement the existing Lifeline Speedlane series. The Lifeline Boost has been engineered with the comfort of the end-user in mind; it is ergonomic, at a comfortable height and features the classic tapered V-shape synonymous with the Lifeline Speedlane series and of course, offers the same outstanding energy savings features our customers have come to expect from Boon Edam. Using modern and intuitive technology, the Lifeline Boost pedestal mount guides each visitor through to their destination without delay or inconvenience. As with the Lifeline Speedlane series, a selection of proven and intuitive light symbols indicate what the visitor needs to do next, from their initial approach, through the authorisation steps and their exit into the secured side. Flexible Combinations with ‘Plug ‘n Play’ Convenience The latest Lifeline Boost access control pedestal is available in two models: Standard Premium        : Suitable for the integration of a card reader, barcode reader or biometric devices. Card Collector              : Suitable to integrate a third-party card collector device. In addition to accommodating a wide variety of authorisation technologies, the Boost pedestal is easy and fast to install due to its unobtrusive, enclosed raceway that can house electrical and ACS conduit along the surface of any finished floor. Its small footprint and sleek design complement the clean lines of the Lifeline Speedlane speed gate with minimal visual impact. Premium User Experience Users will find the Boost uncomplicated and intuitive to operate as they provide their credentials and then pass through the speed gate. Intuitive LED lights detect the visitor approaching and guide them through clearly and easily – without any compromise to the journey flow. The directional indicator symbols stand out beautifully against the premium dark, tempered glass and installation does not require any cables to go through the floor. Daan van Beusekom, Product Manager, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. says: "We believe in creating welcome and secure security access solutions and saw there was a need to develop a pedestal to enable more integration possibilities for the Lifeline Speedlane series. The new Lifeline Boost fulfils this mission - it is streamlined and compact – with the same ergonomic and sleek features of the Lifeline Speedlane series – and can accommodate almost any authorisation technology available. We’re proud to launch this clever and compact addition to the family." Visit https://www.boonedam.com/product/accessory/lifeline-boost to learn more about the Lifeline Boost access control pedestal mount.   For Further Information, Please Contact: Michelle WortelGlobal Marketing ManagerT +31 (0)299 38 08 00E michelle.wortel@boonedam.com

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Burke and Wills discover the doorway to energy conservation in Australia

Australia is a land of climatic extremes and businesses are becoming acutely aware of the costs and environmental impacts of using large amounts of energy to heat or cool their buildings. Energy-efficient revolving doors The Burke and Wills Hotel has discovered that one solution to reduce the strain on HVAC systems is the use of a revolving door at the front entrance. Based in Toowoomba in South Queensland – which can plunge below 5 degrees and experience frost and wind chill in winter – the Burke and Wills Hotel has installed a Boon Edam Tourniket revolving door, installed by their distribution partner, Auto Ingress. “The doors just make it a more elegant entry to the building. And in extreme cold weather, it’s a much better climate control situation. It stops the pollutants, as it’s a manual revolving door. It gets pretty cold outside in Toowoomba, and the doors only let out one quadrant of air rotation, so the warm air stays inside,” says Auto Ingress Director Rob Jessen, whose company has more than 20,000 installations nationally and 20 years’ experience in automatic door operations to suit major busy publicly accessible facilities such as shopping centres, hospitals, retail outlets and office buildings. “And it works just as well in reverse, too, keeping cool air inside in summer when it’s uncomfortably hot outside,” he said. The original Burke and Wills expedition in 1861 – after which the hotel is named – was conducted in horrendous climatic conditions that resulted in the deaths of both expedition leaders, as their tortuous route from South to North took them from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpenteria, a distance of some 2000 miles (3250km). Global leadership As a global leader in architectural revolving doors and security entrance systems with 140 years of global experience, Boon Edam has installed and maintained entry technologies for some of the world’s largest firms, including several global Fortune 500 companies. Mr Jessen said it was the price, quality and global leadership of Boon Edam that gained the confidence of the Hotel to select Boon Edam’s revolving doors. “Both manual and automatic revolving doors generate energy savings, improve operations, enhance the user experience and attract occupants and tenants,” he said. Forward-thinking energy conservation Boon Edam Managing Director Michael Fisher says the Burke and Wills Hotel has shown a forward-thinking attitude with he installation of the new revolving door. “I still remember the days walking past shopping centres or retail outlets and you’d get a wave of cold air on a hot day. As refreshing as that felt, it’s certainly not energy efficient!” “Businesses have a responsibility to minimise their carbon footprint and look to the future by installing technologies that are simultaneously cost-efficient and energy-efficient,” he said. According to a 2006 MIT study*, revolving doors save on average about 1.5 percent of the total energy needed to cool and heat a building annually. These savings, they calculated, would lead to a 14.6 ton reduction in carbon dioxide emitted annually. (*Modifying habits towards sustainability: A study of revolving door usage on the MIT campus. B.A. Cullum, Olivia Lee, Sittha Sukkasi, Dan Wesolowski. Full study: http://web.mit.edu/~slanou/www/shared_documents/366_06_REVOLVING_DOOR.pdf) “The Burke and Wills Hotel is one of the first Queensland businesses to make preparations for the new energy market in the State by working to offset expected increases in energy costs of the newly deregulated market,” says Mr Fisher. “The significant annual reduction in carbon emissions is not only great for the environment, but it presents an attractive return on investment to companies looking to invest in a more energy-efficient entrance,” he said. Functionality and energy-efficiency Mr Jessen says, “We had to prove the advantages to Burke and Wills, who were looking around for the best solution. They assessed Boon Edam as a long-standing company, with extensive experience all over the world. The door ensured not only energy conservation, but vitally important functionality and accessibility to the building.” “The project ran smoothly from start to finish. From ordering, arrival of goods and installation right through to the finished product there were no dramas. The customer is very happy with the doors.” Tourniket Boon Edam’s Tourniket has a long history and has been manufactured since 1903. It is a high-quality Dutch-manufactured revolving door with an extensive range of options and finishes available. Tourniket is a highly versatile entrance solution, with current installations in a huge range of applications globally. For higher security applications, a burglar resistant version is available. This version is compatible with SCEC Standards in Australia.

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