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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.my/product/security-doors-portals/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.my/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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Showcasing Security Entrance Integration at ISC West 2018

Las Vegas, April 2018 – Our American colleagues will, this week, be exhibiting at ISC West in Las Vegas from April 11 – 13 2018. If you are in the area, make sure you visit and learn more about our integrated access control solutions. Find them at booth #8037 at the Sands Expo Centre. Helping Security Professionals Manage Risk and Liability Security entrances with both integrated access and anti-tailgating technologies are helping security professionals manage risk and liability by preventing infiltration into their buildings. The following solutions will be on display in our booth: Lifeline Speedlane Swing: The industry’s slimmest speed gate will feature a custom, integrated pedestal that incorporates the MorphoWave™ touchless fingerprint technology from IDEMIA. This solution enables high throughput with the enhanced security of rapid biometric identification, all in a stylish, cohesive design.  Circlelock: Offering the highest level of security available in an entrance, the Circlelock security portal prevents intrusion into the most sensitive areas such as data centers. The portal will be configured to demonstrate two-factor authentication: an AMAG Symmetry card reader on the outside of the portal conducts the initial authorisation, followed by an iris scanning technology inside the portal from Iris ID called the iCAM7S Series reader, to confirm identity.  Circlelock Combi*: The Circlelock Combi half portal is the newest entry solution by Boon Edam. This clever solution transforms an existing swinging door into a high security entrance that prevents piggybacking. It also enables organisations to save on both space and renovation costs. In the booth, the half portal will demonstrate a two-factor authentication scenario: initial authentication using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by facial scanning technology from StoneLock Pro® to open the second door.  Tourlock 180: The industry’s best-selling security revolving door will feature an AMAG Symmetry card reader to demonstrate access control integration paired with the door’s uniquely high, bi-directional throughput and its ability to prevent tailgating and piggybacking without manned supervision.  StereoVision: A proprietary technology in Boon Edam’s Circlelock and Tourlock, StereoVision prevents piggybacking by using a combination of near infrared and optical sensors to determine if someone is entering the door alone. Visitors to the booth will be able to see how they can calibrate the technology to obtain the mathematical probability of successful piggybacking prevention, thereby justifying their investment in high security doors and portals.  All Entrances to the Exhibit Hall to Feature New Speed Gates For the 11th year in a row, Boon Edam has been named the official speed gate sponsor of ISC West. For the first time, we are excited to have installed 34 lanes at all the entrances to the show. The model is our Speedlane Open. These speed gates feature a barrier-free design, ideal for deterring casual tailgating attempts. The Open turnstile is part of the sleek and modern Lifeline Series launched in 2015, which has helped propel Boon Edam to the market leading position for security entrances, according to “Pedestrian Entrance Control Equipment” by IHS Markit® for the 2014-2016 period.   *The Circlelock Combi is currently only available in the USA.   For further information, please contact: Michelle Wortel Group Marketing Manager T: +31 (0)299 38 08 00 E :michelle.wortel@boonedam.com  

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Boon Edam Launches the Slimmest Single Wing Access Gate

Edam, The Netherlands – Today, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. announced the launch of the Winglock Swing, an intuitive, elegant new single wing access gate. This gate is specifically designed to either coordinate with the contemporary Speedlane Lifeline series (as an additional specialised lane) or serve as stand-alone single installation. The Winglock Swing offers the user an effortless passageway with carefully thought-out, intuitive LED lights to guide even the most inexperienced visitor through to their destination. A combination of green, orange and red colours displaying static, pulsing and flashing signals effectively guide traffic through without any delays. Energy Saving at its Best The product’s developers have engineered sustainable operation on the lowest energy output possible so as to reduce the carbon footprint. Just 9W of energy is used in standby mode and 20W while in motion, a huge accomplishment considering the industry standard is an average of 200W. Secure, Stable and Customisable A new and substantial floor plate design alleviates the need for an additional supporting side post, which notably simplifies installation into the flooring. The gate comes standard in brushed stainless steel, but also has the option for a wide range of finishes or colours based on the trendy Business, Elements or Expressions series. Glass, colours and finishes can also be largely customised to suit your business and brand requirements. Daan van Beusekom, Product Manager, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. says: "There has been a gap in the market for a product which is affordable and accessible, and we have responded by introducing our sleekest access gate. We strive to provide simple and effortless user experiences through our products and are extremely proud that the Winglock Swing meets those requirements, and more." Elegant Disabled and Wide Lane Access Boon Edam is committed to comfortable and safe access for everyone. Free and easy passageway is guaranteed for wheelchairs, large luggage and trollies, making this lane a flexible solution to almost any space. Visit www.boonedam.my/winglock-swing to learn more about the Winglock Swing and BoonTouch interface security authorisation options. For Further Information, Please Contact: Michelle WortelMarketing ManagerT +31 (0)299 38 08 00E michelle.wortel@boonedam.com

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Turnstile 100 to Feature on Discovery Science Channel This Week

The accredited Discovery Science Channel will be featuring our Boon Edam Turnstile 100 model on an upcoming American episode of ‘Machines: How They Work’ later this week. The Full Height Turnstile is one of our heavy duty security access control products ideally suited for perimeter security. Discover The Show The 30 minute episode will air this week Thursday 28th April 2016 at 10pm (EDT). Each episode delves into the intricate and fascinating ways in which everyday machines work. Using exceptional photo-realistic CGI animation, the show explores the intricate components of various machines and helps the audience understand how they are manufactured and ultimately operate after installation. Security is a Hot Topic This episode is set to answer the question: How does a turnstile allow authorised people to enter, but stop intruder in their tracks? The topic is hot in the world right now, with all eyes on security and helping people feel safe in public environments. The building and assembly component of the segment was shot in North Carolina at Boon Edam’s Lillington manufacturing plant, and the turnstiles in operation are at Cree Research in Research Triangle Park (NC). The location’s primary reason for having this turnstile installed is to prevent intruders from entering their secure area. “What an honor to be selected by Discovery Channel to be featured on this program,” said Mark Borto, Boon Edam, America CEO. “For many, a turnstile is nothing special, but the way this program explains the manufacture and use of the humble turnstile demonstrates there is a lot more going on than meets the eye.” We look forward to hearing your feedback on the segment.

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