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Touchless Buttons Introduced in the latest Revolving Door Retrofit Package

Edam, the Netherlands, November 2020 – today Boon Edam introduced a new touchless button retrofit package suitable for all their automated revolving door models. With the Coronavirus having a lasting impact on the behaviour of people interacting with products in public environments, and the emphasis on health and safety – there is a responsibility to cater to these changing global demands. Automatic revolving doors are excellent examples of naturally touchless entrance solutions, using advanced approach and safety sensors to begin moving without the need to touch the door’s surface. However, contact was previously still required when function such as enabling the disabled (slow) mode or the free-out for secured passage mode (TL360N). Replacing Common Push-Buttons The new retrofit package replaces existing push-buttons with infrared sensors that can detect the presence of hands and objects at a close range of ca 12 cm. A simple wave of the user’s hand is enough to activate the necessary door function and feedback is given to the user via a LED ring. The solution is ideal for revolving doors in the most vulnerable segments such as hospitals, elderly homes and large residential buildings. Working Principle The working principle of the touchless buttons is simple, and the LED ring colour is configurable (red/green) to suit different applications. From a user interaction standpoint, we advise using a permanently lit green LED in the rest position and blinking after activation. A hand-waving symbol was added to the bezel to indicate that it is a touchless operation. The retrofit package consists of premium quality buttons with clear symbols (as shown above), connectors and a sticker with the International Accessibility symbol.    Video of Touchless Disabled Button | Boon Edam    Boon Edam’s retrofit packages update the technology of your entry, and the touchless buttons are available now through your local Entry Expert. 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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Dexus required an entrance security system that incorporated sophisticated security yet kept an aesthetically pleasing and unobtrusive lobby. The ideal solution was found by integrating Boon Edam speedgates, MorphoWave palm readers, Schindler Lifts and Ho

Touchless Dexus security upgrade integrates a perfect jigsaw of solutions to meet tenant needs

Property leader Dexus has upgraded the Gateway building in Sydney’s Circular Quay, to feature entry security measures that are increasingly demanded by tenants seeking protection of employees, visitors and valuable data. Gateway is Australia’s first office tower to use fully integrated touchless hand scanning to allow authorised office workers and guests into the building. The building’s new entrance involves a complex integration of security and technology experts, including Boon Edam, Schindler Lifts, Honeywell and IDEMIA (the manufacturers of MorphoWave fingerprint scanning technology). The solution had to work seamlessly to enhance the user experience and building security for tenants and visitors at the 46-storey landmark building in Sydney’s CBD, owned by Dexus Wholesale Property Fund. “Tenants have a duty of care to protect their employees and visitors as well as valuable data and intellectual property, and they need the cooperation and support of a responsible and innovative building manager such as Dexus to manage secure entry into the building,” says Mr Michael Fisher, Managing Director, Boon Edam Australia (master security licence 000 104 487). Mr Stephen Hodge, Senior Project Manager, Dexus, confirmed that this was a major reason for the Gateway upgrade. “We have tenants in Gateway who requested ground floor security, so we went out to tender to seek the best combination of sophisticated security and elegance, without being obtrusive to the building’s users,” he said. Boon Edam delivered the entrance security solution, with speedgates that are the slimmest in the market, which added to the aesthetics, and helped with design considerations within the width of the lift lobbies. Complex Integration Gateway’s access solution begins with a sign-in system for guests, while authorised tenants will have their unique finger pattern saved. The guest pass, or your finger ID pattern, is then used on a MorphoWave fingerprint scanner, which grants access to authorised personnel. MorphoWave scans and verifies four fingerprints through a simple hand wave gesture, during which the sensor takes several 3D photos of the fingerprints to extract biometric data and compare with the authorised fingerprints stored in the device. If they match, the user is granted access. This process all happens in less than one second. Each Morphowave reader is connected to Schindler’s PORT Technology, which then receives the user’s credential data and is cross-checked in the base building access control database. If the user is valid, a command is sent to the Boon Edam Lifeline Speedlane to open. This interaction is surprising quick with limited latency. A major part of the solution involves lift destination control, whereby a user’s credentials automatically assign a lift as they are verified and allowed access through the speedgate. This seamless integration was assisted by an existing global partnership between Boon Edam and Schindler Lifts. The partnership enables Schindler’s PORT 4 mini technology to be embedded into the speedgates at the manufacturing stage in the Boon Edam factory. The design also incorporates a high-level interface between Schindler’s PORT Technology and Boon Edam speedstile to control the speedgates. Using an advanced algorithm and the integrated Schindler PORT 4 mini lift destination control for visual and audio feedback, a lift is automatically assigned at the same time the gate is opening, for optimum efficiency. The security is controlled by Honeywell’s access control system, integrated with Schindler’s PORT Technology. Honeywell has been managing the security and building management systems for the Gateway building since it was first opened in 1990. Honeywell Asia-Pacific Solution Architect Leader Rhys Crabb says early engagement at all stages and a commitment to a collaborative approach enabled Dexus to select the best available technologies.  “Dexus placed customer outcomes first and foremost in the project brief, ensuring the delivery of a product that provided tenants and visitors with a premium, modern and secure user experience that is flexible and easy to use,” said Mr Crabb. Mr Hodge added that “with so many stakeholders, and a strong need for reliability and quality, it was important that everyone knew the goals of the project and worked well together. I’m pleased to say that it was like a perfect jigsaw and everything came together smoothly.” “What was important to Dexus is that we were pushing the boundaries to create better experiences, but we’re only doing so with proven products. Boon Edam’s speedgates have been installed globally and locally, and this gave us added confidence that they were the right product for this forward-looking project,” he said. “Another significant help with this project was that the companies involved built a prototype, located at Schindler’s Head Office based in Sydney, so that the Dexus management and technical teams could test the solution well in advance of implementing it at Gateway. It gave us peace of mind that we’d selected the right suppliers.” Privacy Fingerprint scanners readers were chosen to control access to secured floors and areas of the building, because it provided an extra level of privacy that was attractive to tenants. “A computer algorithm converts each person’s unique fingerprint signature into binary code – zeroes and ones – and uses that code to grant access,” explained Mr Hodge. “Boon Edam speedgates have the ability to integrate facial recognition, which could be highly valuable in other projects, but the fingerprint scanners were the right fit for this building. Boon Edam made it simple to integrate them with their speedgates, which helped us meet project deadlines,” he said. Top service, and a staged introduction For such a complex project, installation always has its challenges, including managing installation work as people continue to use the building. Dexus Facility Manager, Gateway, Mr Bill Garrett, was impressed by Boon Edam’s service and installation team. “The Boon Edam installation team always ensured safety was the number one priority and they did a quality job, even with some very difficult to access areas,” he said. “I’m delighted with the result of the project. One of the major benefits of the new entry system is that there’s a dedicated underground entrance for tradespeople, couriers and deliveries, which removes congestion and bulky trolleys from the main lobby. It’s all about enhancing the user experience, and Gateway will set a new benchmark for a seamless, secure and aesthetically pleasing entry.” Mr Garrett explained that to get tenants used to a totally new system, they adopted a staged approach. At first, the speedgates were there, but left in the open position, then some gates were closed, so that tenants could trial entering using the new technology if they wished, in advance of the entire system being fully implemented. “In addition to this staged approach, we met with key tenants and allowed them to trial the system in advance. The testing, combined with the staged approach, allowed for a smooth transition to the new security technology,” said Mr Garrett. A template for the future Now that the technology has been successfully rolled out at Gateway, Dexus is looking at other locations that can utilise the same harmony of security technologies. “We are continuing to assess opportunities to implement touchless technologies in new developments as well as in our existing buildings,” said Mr Hodge. “The stylish and secure entrance at Gateway has been ideal through the COVID pandemic. It manages flow, queries guests on visits to hotspots, if they are feeling any symptoms and can record all entrants to the building, helping us meet Government requirements. And the same features will be beneficial in a broader context, too, to help mitigate against unauthorised entry,” he said.   For Further Information, please contact: Darren AsseyBusiness Development Manager - Boon Edam Australia T: +61 1300 689 905E: darren.assey@boonedam.com

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Boon Edam’s Tourlock Security Door Reaches 40th Anniversary as Proven Tailgating Prevention Solution

Edam, The Netherlands July 31st, 2020 – Royal Boon Edam International B.V. is proud to announce the 40th anniversary of the launch of the company’s renowned Tourlock security revolving door. The demand for this reliable security entrance, first built in 1980, continues to grow as the risks to organisations due to unauthorised entry increase. Today, the Tourlock is used in thousands of facilities worldwide, including commercial campuses and government buildings due to its high level of throughput and ability to prevent unauthorised access without the need for manned supervision. In addition, the Tourlock has always been an automatic, “touchless” security solution requiring no contact from users during activation and operation, making it as relevant today as it was decades ago. Mitigating Tailgating by Design Tailgating is the most common way intruders can slip into a secure facility. The Tourlock, by design, prevents an unauthorised user from following an authorised user in the trailing compartment. This working principle removes the burden on people to “be impolite” by refusing to hold open a swing door for a stranger. An added feature of the Tourlock is that it stops rotating in the “plus position” during a tailgating attempt. This places a “wall” between the intruder and the secure area, and the intruder can only turn back and step out of the door, while the authorised user continues onward into the secure area without any interference. Preventing Piggybacking with Sophisticated Technology The Tourlock combines premium construction with the option to include the intelligence of a sophisticated, near-infrared detection technology housed in the ceiling, called StereoVision. StereoVision scans each compartment during rotation to verify that a user is alone before allowing them to enter a secure facility. If more than one person is detected, the door will stop rotating and alarm, then slowly rotate backwards, forcing both users to exit the door. The technology in StereoVision has been enhanced continuously over the decades and today can function reliably in a wide variety of lighting environments, including outdoor lighting. Its reliable performance over the years has proven to be an extremely reliable method of preventing piggybacking into a secure area without excessive false rejections. Add-Ons for Increased Security For added security, the Tourlock security door on a building envelope can be outfitted with Level 3 bullet-resistant glass, capable of stopping three .44 magnum bullets. Additionally, biometric identity verification devices can be attached to the end post or a pedestal to provide a highly secure and touchless authorisation method. The Tourlock is capable of integrating with virtually any access system on the market. Contactless Pathways Integrated into High Security Doors We consider the access control and biometric devices the "heart" of our security entrances. When it comes to providing a touchless entry, security entrances integrated with access control equipment effectively control entry to facilities. The Tourlock has evolved over the years to be compatible and used in conjunction with virtually any access control or biometric system. Our recent strategic partnership with AnyVision, combining AI-powered facial recognition software with security entrances, will soon be available on the Tourlock in addition to the Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gate. We look forward to bringing advanced safety, security and seamless access capabilities to the entry experience, as the next step in this trustworthy entrance’s continued journey. 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 and AnyVision Announce Strategic Partnership to Bring State-of-the-Art, AI-Powered Entrance Solutions to Customers Around the World

Edam, the Netherlands – June 11, 2020 – Boon Edam, a leading manufacturer of revolving doors and security entrance solutions announced today their new partnership with AnyVision, a global leader of AI computer vision software solutions, to advance their cutting-edge entrance solutions and entry experiences. The partnership integrates AnyVision’s Abraxas technology into Boon Edam security doors and speed gates, bringing advanced safety, security and seamless access capabilities to the entry experience. “At Boon Edam we understand that first impressions are everything, and customer and employee experience begins as soon as someone opens the door,” commented Jonas Oijevaar, Business Development Manager at Royal Boon Edam International. “Together with AnyVision, we are ensuring that experience is not only state-of-the-art, safe and trusted, but also effortless.” Both companies have several pilot projects underway and plans to showcase their joint solution across the world. The projects all showcase the unique benefits of these combined technologies simultaneous at work in ways never seen before. “AI has the potential to revolutionise every industry. AnyVision’s mission is to make AI accessible to the world, with the goal to make every device smart, redefining safety and security in the physical world,” stated AnyVision Chief Revenue Officer Ray Brancato. “This partnership with Boon Edam is one step closer to that reality. With our combined expertise, we are bringing next-generation experiences and faster, seamless access to buildings around the world.” About Boon Edam Boon Edam is leading the field when it comes to supplying top quality architectural revolving doors, high-security revolving doors and speed gates to customers across the world. We are a third generation, Dutch family business who pride ourselves on our knowledge and dedication to this specialised market. From the moment you talk to us about your entry vision, all the way through the decision-making process until after sales and service – you are in safe hands with us. Our promise is our commitment to making you feel welcome and secure, and our mission is to help you make a decision that adds value to you and your business. About AnyVision AnyVision is the world’s leading developer of AI computer vision software. Our cutting-edge recognition solutions are built to function on any sensor, with any resolution and are proven to operate in real-time and real-world scenarios. AnyVision brings together 20+ years of security field experience and academic research with the best and brightest minds in AI, deep learning and computer vision to create a safer and better tomorrow. For further information, please contact: BOON EDAM Michelle Wortel Global Marketing Manager T: +31 (0)299 38 08 00 E :michelle.wortel@boonedam.com ANYVISION Tara Dilzer AlexanderDirector, CommunicationsT: +1 718 916 6873E: tarad@anyvision.co

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The Shortest Swing Barrier Gate: Boon Edam Launches the Speedlane Compact Security Speed Gate

Edam, The Netherlands – 02 June 2020 - Royal Boon Edam International B.V., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced today that they have launched the latest addition to their medium security portfolio. The ‘No-Nonsense’ Swinging Security Speed Gate With the growing threat of workplace safety coming under increasing scrutiny, more and more organisations are turning to security entrances to increase both the safety and security of people and assets. The Speedlane Compact has been designed to provide all the fundamental functions needed in a security speed gate. Nothing more, nothing less. This is uncomplicated,  premium, advanced security – realised from a general industry need for a quality, straightforward security entrance solution. In addition, current developments surrounding the corona pandemic are causing companies to increasingly ask themselves who and when and why they may be inside a building or a specific space. Key Features Intuitive user guidance Tailgating, safety and object detection sensor sets, as standard Easy installation Generous interior space cabinet for flexible ACS integration Premium quality materials Smooth, swing motion glass barriers Short V-shaped cabinet with ergonomic design and small footprint Flexible lane configurations (including a wide lane for disabled access) Universally understood and proven display symbols Easy, Effective and Efficient Holding back on high-level features and options means that the Speedlane Compact is easy-to-use, easy-to-install, agile in the manufacturing process; and fast to arrive at the customer’s location. When it comes to integration, the product designers have focussed on ease and flexibility. The Speedlane Compact’s wide cabinets allow for integration with many types of technology, including access control such as biometrics and facial recognition. Third-party integration is simple and collaborative technology is even more accessible. Mark de Jong, Product Manager of the Security Products Portfolio at Boon Edam said, “The Speedlane Compact uses advanced algorithms to detect tailgating, piggybacking and other forms of misuse.”  He goes on to explain, “The sensors also detect objects – people carrying briefcases and trollies through the speed gate - they are recognised as such, and the product’s behaviour adapts accordingly. These same sensors also make the product 100% safe to use.” Trendy Premium Minimalist Design Ideal for Small Spaces The Speedlane Compact is fashioned to fit into small areas, making it ideal for high-value real estate properties. It does an effective job within a very small space – relieving security personnel and ensuring that only authorised people can enter the designated area. Its small footprint does not compromise in any way on design. “In terms of design, it looks great.” continues Mark “This is a consequence of the Boon Edam design philosophy of ‘premium minimalism’. We use strong lines to create a powerful, yet elegant statement and the tapered design helps it fit in any environment. The overall look is modern yet still warm and visually appealing.” More information, brochures and videos can be viewed here. 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 USA Appoints New Factory Executive

Edam, the Netherlands, April 28th, 2020 – Our American subsidiary, Boon Edam Inc., has recently appointed Patrick Nora as the new President and Managing Director of the Boon Edam factory organisation (Boon Edam Manufacturing) in Lillington, North Carolina. Patrick will work in tandem with Valerie Anderson, the President and Managing Director of the commercial organisation (Boon Edam Inc.), to fabricate and deliver premium security entrances and architectural revolving doors to customers in the Americas. As the executive officer of the factory, Patrick will oversee the management of operational efficiency, safety, and continuous improvement in a Lean Manufacturing environment and liaise with other Boon Edam management stakeholders to meet the ever-evolving needs of the customer. "Having seen Patrick's passion for improvement and his leadership over the past two years, I am excited for Patrick's promotion to Managing Director of our manufacturing operations, "says Anderson. "As we continue to serve some of the largest organisations in the world, which presents more demand and complexity on our factory, Patrick's experience in manufacturing and his proven commitment will be an excellent fit for continued success." An Extensive Background in Quality and Manufacturing Patrick began his manufacturing career at Loranger Manufacturing where he specialised in training staff on ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) and QS (Quality System) requirements. He then worked at Boeing in Long Beach, CA and held management positions in Quality Assurance and Production. Next, Patrick spent 18 years as a Management Consultant, helping over 50 companies in 9 different countries grow their business through the teaching of continuous improvement processes, leadership and team development. Joining Boon Edam with a Focus on Growing Excellence Patrick joined the Boon Edam American factory in April 2018 as the Operations Manager and immediately set new procedures in place related to improving safety, quality, and productivity. With his now recent promotion, Patrick is passionate about working to engage everyone in all roles to work together to improve results. "There are two beliefs that I hold strongly," says Nora, "First, an organisation's greatest strength and only lasting competitive advantage is its people, and second, an organisation is a reflection of its leadership. As we strengthen the leadership at Boon Edam and engage all of our staff across the organisation, our results will improve. I look forward to working with Valerie to align our operations and commercial teams to continue providing an exceptional experience for Boon Edam's employees and most importantly, our customers." Patrick has earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University, an MBA with a focus on international business from the University of Detroit Mercy, and a Certificate in Business Excellence from the Columbia Business School at Columbia University. We wish him well in his new position in the Americas. 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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