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The Missing Link in Data Center Security: Mitigating Physical Intrusion

We live in a digital age. This fact makes the data center one of the most critical infrastructures of our modern era. And because data centers house servers that store and manage all of our data (billions of exabytes), a breach of any kind would be devastating – not only...

The Power of Two

Edam, The Netherlands – Today, Boon Edam Australia Pty Ltd and Schindler PORT Technology join forces to present a solution that elegantly combines speed gate security and transit intelligence.   Two Technologies. One Solution As a global leader of elevator destination control systems, Schindler’s PORT Technology has rapidly expanded its footprints into mobility solutions within buildings. The PORT Technology offers its users secure access and seamless journeys throughout an entire building. It, therefore, made perfect sense to combine PORT with Boon Edam’s leading and unique welcoming and secure entrances, creating one slim, attractive and cutting-edge solution that answers the needs of both: the secure and seamless efficient movement of people. Seamless and Secure Elevator Destination Control By integrating PORT into the speed gate, a visitor or resident can be quickly authorised via RFID card or the myPORT smartphone app whereby visitors can be granted access via a web-based colour code. Once authenticated, the PORT’s elevator dispatch algorithm instantaneously allocates the best possible elevator to the passenger. While the PORT device authenticates and guides the visitor or resident, Boon Edam’s Lifeline Speedlane Swing takes care of the entrance management. The Lifeline Speedlane Swing has been revolutionising the security industry since 2014 and is well-known as the slimmest, fully operational speed gate on the market. The speed gate has been developed with aesthetics in mind, and it’s smooth, premium glass casing houses intuitive-coloured LED lights which effortlessly glide along the tapered cabinet top to ease the visitors seamless through the check-point. Tailgating Detection with Style This product effectively detects tailgating, and the aesthetics can also be easily adjusted to either blend in or stand out, depending on the needs of the elevator lobby area. Jeroen Thuis, Group Business Development Manager, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. says: "We strongly feel that partnering with adjacent industries in today’s connected world is a must to continuously offer the best solutions to our customers. With combining the most sophisticated elevator control systems and the number one speed gate, Schindler’s PORT Technology and Boon Edam offer the best of both worlds in one - seamless integration of secure entry management and elevator destination control." This solution is available to order throughout the EMEA and Asia regions. Learn more about the powerful elevator destination control security gate. For Further Information, Please Contact: Michelle WortelGlobal Marketing ManagerT +31 (0)299 38 08 00E michelle.wortel@boonedam.com

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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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