Boon Edam Inc., global manufacturer of security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is demonstrating significant growth and momentum in both their product offering and their business operations this year at ISC West (booth #8037). With the expansion of their Enterprise Customer Group, a range of new integrations, and the growing adoption of anti-tailgating and piggybacking entrance tech by Fortune 50 Global companies, the company is advancing its position as the market leader in the Americas in security entrance solutions. 

While we have held the lion’s share of the Americas market for security entrances since 2012, according to IHS Markit reports, we are moving ahead now on a number of business fronts,” said Mark Borto, President and CEO, Boon Edam, Inc.

Enterprise sales have become a major market for us as a result of our expanded focus on global standardisation and deployment. At the same time, we are integrating the most advanced technologies with the combination of biometrics and anti-piggybacking solutions, addressing some of the most pressing challenges for risk mitigation.

Products on display in Boon Edam’s booth will showcase ease-of-use, speed and accuracy via integrated biometric technologies that enable multi-factor authentication combined with piggybacking prevention. Show attendees can experience the Circlelock security portal, a turnkey mantrap solution offering the highest security available in an entrance. It’s newly launched cousin, the Circlelock Combi “half portal” saves both space and costs by transforming any fire-rated swinging door into a high-security mantrap entrance that prevents piggybacking. Boon Edam’s Tourlock 180+90, the industry’s best-selling security revolving door, delivers high, bi-directional throughput while preventing tailgating and piggybacking

Tourlock 180+90 security doors

Boon Edam’s Tourlock 180+90, the industry’s best-selling security revolving door, delivers high, bi-directional throughput while preventing tailgating and piggybacking. All of these solutions can operate without manned supervision as they incorporate Boon Edam’s proprietary StereoVision 2, which prevents piggybacking using near infrared and optical sensors to determine if someone is entering the door alone, ensuring a level of reliability. In addition, the super-slim Lifeline Speedlane Swing stylishly combines high throughput with high security via biometric identification.

Technology on display from Boon Edam this year enables remote access and control of security entrances. This includes BoonConnect software, which provides diagnostic and configuration tools for the Tourlock and Circlelock via smart device, and BoonTouch, enabling management of multiple Boon Edam security entrances through a desktop control panel.

BoonConnect access control software

An additional focus at ISC West this year is the expansion of Boon Edam’s Enterprise Customer Group. Originally launched in 2013 and now numbering at 11 employees, this sales and service team delivers exceptional entrance solution consulting, logistics planning and customer service to large national and global companies through every stage of the sales process. 

Our Enterprise Group of dedicated specialists is bringing an unprecedented level of consultative expertise to the world’s biggest organisations,” said Mr. Borto. “We have put significant support behind this initiative so that we are correctly positioned to provide the best possible entrance solutions for this fast-growing segment of business.

We provide consultative support in helping organisations determine the right mix of products for their needs"

Security entrances and perimeter protection

As recognition of risks and liabilities grows, it has also driven the need for users to focus on hardening entrances and perimeters. Some of the risks include active shooters, cyber-threats, workplace violence, protests in urban areas and more. Boon Edam has seen market growth for their ability to stop a range of threats including tailgating and piggybacking. Other factors driving the company’s growth include the ability of their security entrances to facilitate identity verification, along with integrations between lobby turnstiles, elevator dispatch and visitor management systems.

We’re now seeing more security entrances being deployed in the upper elevator lobbies in multi-tenant properties as well,” said Mr. Borto. “Every organisation has its own varied needs for identity verification and security at differing entrances, and we provide consultative support in helping them determine the right mix of products for their needs.” 

Turnstiles to prevent intrusion

Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor for ISC West and 2018 marks the 11th year that exhibitors and attendees will walk through Boon Edam turnstiles as they enter the exhibit halls, making the turnstiles a familiar site at the show.

This year, the company unveils 34 lanes of the sleek Speedlane Open, a new, barrier-free optical turnstile designed for deterring casual intrusion attempts.

Share with LinkedIn Share with Twitter Share with Facebook Share with Facebook
Download PDF version

In case you missed it

Managing security during unprecedented times of home working
Managing security during unprecedented times of home working

Companies are following government guidance and getting as many people as possible working from home. Some companies will have resisted home working in the past, but I’m certain that the sceptics will find that people can be productive with the right tools no matter where they are. A temporary solution will become permanent. But getting it right means managing risk. Access is king In a typical office with an on-premise data centre, the IT department has complete control over network access, internal networks, data, and applications. The remote worker, on the other hand, is mobile. He or she can work from anywhere using a VPN. Until just recently this will have been from somewhere like a local coffee shop, possibly using a wireless network to access the company network and essential applications. CV-19 means that huge numbers of people are getting access to the same desktop and files, and collaborative communication toolsBut as we know, CV-19 means that huge numbers of people are getting access to the same desktop and files, applications and collaborative communication tools that they do on a regular basis from the office or on the train. Indeed, the new generation of video conferencing technologies come very close to providing an “almost there” feeling. Hackers lie in wait Hackers are waiting for a wrong move amongst the panic, and they will look for ways to compromise critical servers. Less than a month ago, we emerged from a period of chaos. For months hackers had been exploiting a vulnerability in VPN products from Pulse Secure, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, and Citrix. Patches were provided by vendors, and either companies applied the patch or withdrew remote access. As a result, the problem of attacks died back.  But as companies race to get people working from home, they must ensure special care is taken to ensure the patches are done before switching VPNs on. That’s because remote desktop protocol (RDP) has been for the most part of 2019, and continues to be, the most important attack vector for ransomware. Managing a ransomware attack on top of everything else would certainly give you sleepless nights. As companies race to get people working from home, they must ensure special care is taken to ensure the patches are done before switching VPNs on Hackers are waiting for a wrong move amongst the panic, and they will look for ways to compromise critical serversExposing new services makes them also susceptible to denial of service attacks. Such attacks create large volumes of fake traffic to saturate the available capacity of the internet connection. They can also be used to attack the intricacies of the VPN protocol. A flow as little as 1Mbps can perturbate the VPN service and knock it offline. CIOs, therefore, need to acknowledge that introducing or extending home working broadens the attack surface. So now more than ever it’s vital to adapt risk models. You can’t roll out new services with an emphasis on access and usability and not consider security. You simply won’t survive otherwise. Social engineering Aside from securing VPNs, what else should CIO and CTOs be doing to ensure security? The first thing to do is to look at employee behaviour, starting with passwords. It’s highly recommended that strong password hygiene or some form of multi-factor authentication (MFA) is imposed. Best practice would be to get all employees to reset their passwords as they connect remotely and force them to choose a new password that complies with strong password complexity guidelines.  As we know, people have a habit of reusing their passwords for one or more online services – services that might have fallen victim to a breach. Hackers will happily It’s highly recommended that strong password hygiene or some form of multi-factor authentication (MFA) is imposedleverage these breaches because it is such easy and rich pickings. Secondly, the inherent fear of the virus makes for perfect conditions for hackers. Sadly, a lot of phishing campaigns are already luring people in with the promise of important or breaking information on COVID-19. In the UK alone, coronavirus scams cost victims over £800,000 in February 2020. A staggering number that can only go up. That’s why CIOs need to remind everyone in the company of the risks of clickbait and comment spamming - the most popular and obvious bot techniques for infiltrating a network. Notorious hacking attempts And as any security specialist will tell you, some people have no ethics and will exploit the horrendous repercussions of CV-19. In January we saw just how unscrupulous hackers are when they started leveraging public fear of the virus to spread the notorious Emotet malware. Emotet, first detected in 2014, is a banking trojan that primarily spreads through ‘malspam’ and attempts to sneak into computers to steal sensitive and private information. In addition, in early February the Maze ransomware crippled more than 230 workstations of the New Jersey Medical Diagnostics Lab and when they refused to pay, the vicious attackers leaked 9.5GB or research data in an attempt to force negotiations. And in March, an elite hacking group tried to breach the World Health Organization (WHO). It was just one of the many attempts on WHO and healthcare organisations in general since the pandemic broke. We’ll see lots more opportunist attacks like this in the coming months.   More speed less haste In March, an elite hacking group tried to breach the World Health Organization (WHO). It was just one of the many attempts on WHOFinally, we also have bots to contend with. We’ve yet to see reports of fake news content generated by machines, but we know there’s a high probability it will happen. Spambots are already creating pharmaceutical spam campaigns thriving on the buying behaviour of people in times of fear from infection. Using comment spamming – where comments are tactically placed in the comments following an update or news story - the bots take advantage of the popularity of the Google search term ‘Coronavirus’ to increase the visibility and ranking of sites and products in search results. There is clearly much for CIOs to think about, but it is possible to secure a network by applying some well thought through tactics. I believe it comes down to having a ‘more speed, less haste’ approach to rolling out, scaling up and integrating technologies for home working, but above all, it should be mixed with an employee education programme. As in reality, great technology and a coherent security strategy will never work if it is undermined by the poor practices of employees.

How does audio enhance security system performance?
How does audio enhance security system performance?

Video is widely embraced as an essential element of physical security systems. However, surveillance footage is often recorded without sound, even though many cameras are capable of capturing audio as well as video. Beyond the capabilities of cameras, there is a range of other audio products on the market that can improve system performance and/or expand capabilities (e.g., gunshot detection.) We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How does audio enhance the performance of security and/or video systems? 

How have standards changed the security market?
How have standards changed the security market?

A standard is a document that establishes uniform engineering or technical criteria, methods, processes, and/or practices. Standards surround every aspect of our business. For example, the physical security marketplace is impacted by industry standards, national and international standards, quality standards, building codes and even environmental standards, to name just a few. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How have standards changed the security market as we know it?