Layering Physical Security Entrances to Protect Data Centers
May 23, 2023
Implementing a layered approach to physical security is the best way to mitigate unauthorized entry and all the associated risks and liabilities. In this blog, we’ll step through the critical security layers that data centers need, and discuss considerations for selecting the best security entrance solution for each layer.
Boon Edam’s New Mapping Tool Enables Long-Term Entrance Planning
July 16, 2021
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced a new solution mapping tool, BoonSelect, that breaks down the complex entry selection process and helps decision makers choose the right entrance solutions for their unique goals. BoonSelect features seven factors to consider prior to making an entrance decision. Boon Edam entry experts are trained on the right questions to ask as they walk a decision maker through each of the factors – all with the goal of helping their clients make the most well-rounded entrance choice.
An inside look at why businesses are installing revolving doors
June 16, 2021
Have you ever wondered... why #revolvingdoors? Look no further! Discover the challenges of traditional swinging/sliding doors as well as the benefits of revolving doors.
Boon Edam Publishes Best-Practices Whitepaper for Integrating Access Control with Security Entrances
May 10, 2021
'Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors' outlines the five basic components of an access control system and explores its inherent weaknesses related to working with different types of entrances in controlling unauthorized entry. The whitepaper then reveals the benefits and best practices around integrating access control systems with security entrances, including high security revolving doors and portals; medium security optical turnstiles, and low security tripod and full height turnstiles.
How Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improve Security Entrances?
February 26, 2021
With the evolving dynamics of cloud storage and the ability to harness and proactively employ an ever-increasing pool of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) has significantly impacted video surveillance, which has been among the biggest beneficiaries of faster processing and impactful analytics. Even building automation, fire systems, intrusion detection, and physical and network access control have AI built into many core competencies.
BoonTV to Address Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry
November 27, 2020
Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, today announced a new BoonTV event, “The Key to Closing the Biggest Gap in Physical Security: Unauthorized Entry.” In this event, JC Powell, Vice President of Sales, reveals the assumptions and misconceptions around entrance security in physical security planning and how to effectively bring reliable entrance control to a facility to avoid costly risks and liabilities.
[Podcast] What Are the Risks of a Tailgating Incident at Your Facility?
October 7, 2020
Most security professionals are aware of the term, “tailgating,” as it refers to an unauthorized user following an authorized user into a facility, usually by means of a swinging door. But do all these security professionals agree on the impact of tailgating, as well as the methods to effectively mitigate it? We were curious so we reached out via our social media channels to find out more.
What's new in revolving doors: can you really teach an old door new tricks?
April 29, 2020
Revolving doors have been around for well over 100 years since their invention by Theophilus Van Kannel in 1888. As the story goes, Van Kannel, working in a lobby during a cold winter in Philadelphia, complained about the unpleasant effects of the swing door at the main entrance: “Every person passing through [the exterior door] first brings a chilling gust of wind with its snow or rain, and the noise of the street; then comes the unwelcome bang!” Van Kannel decided to do something about it. He started a business, and the rest is history. The revolving doors stopped air infiltration and were quiet during use. But, how much can you really improve on what is a relatively simple concept? In fact, modern technology and engineering have completely transformed Van Kannel’s invention in terms of safety, ease of use, and even security. Let’s take a closer look.