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Valerie Anderson Appointed as Managing Director

Valerie Anderson Appointed as Managing Director of Boon Edam Inc. (USA)

Edam, the Netherlands, September 2019 – Royal Boon Edam International B.V is proud to announce the recent appointment of Valerie Anderson as Managing Director and President of Boon Edam Inc., in the Americas. “It is with confidence and enthusiasm that this appointment was agreed as Valerie has proven to be a capable and dedicated member of the team, says Lourens Beijer, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Boon Edam International BV. “We believe this is a great “next step” for Valerie’s experience and passion for exceeding our customer’s expectations, and a great opportunity for Boon Edam as a whole.” An Enthusiastic, Sales-Driven Leader Valerie has been with Boon Edam Inc. a total of 14 years, serving on the Executive Management Team for the past 9 years. She started her career at Boon Edam in Inside Sales and served as Inside Sales Manager in 2009. In 2012, she was promoted to Vice President of Product and Customer Support where her role then transitioned into Vice President of Customer Experience leading the entire customer support organization of Boon Edam Inc. In 2016, she served as Vice President and National Sales Manager for the north and east regions of the United States as well as Latin America. A native of North Carolina, Valerie has a degree in Business Management and lives in a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina. “As a sales leader and manager with over a decade of experience in the building entrances and security industry, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of customers and lead multiple teams to create and implement initiatives to deliver a great experience for the customer, says Valerie. “At Boon Edam, the sale of the product is never the end of the process, it’s just the beginning. I work diligently every day to ensure our organization is performing with the customer as a purpose of their work.” We would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome Valerie into her new position - and are confident that, as a long-standing and loyal member of the ‘Boon Edam Family’, she will take the Americas to new heights. For more information, please contact: Royal Boon Edam International B.V.Michelle Wortel – Group Marketing ManagerT +31(0)299 38 08 00 E

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Boon Edam Circlelock Combi Shortlisted for Prestigious Intersec Award

Edam, the Netherlands, August 2019 – Earlier this month our Middle East (BEME) subsidiary received the news that they have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Intersec Awards 2019 for the category ‘Access Control Product of the Year’ with our legendary Circlelock Combi high security portal. Every year the Intersec Security, Safety & Fire Protection Middle East Awards are celebrated at a gala dinner. This year the awards ceremony will take place on September 11th, at the Habtoor Palace, Habtoor City in Dubai. Celebrating the Impact of Innovative Security in the Middle East The Circlelock Combi has already made it through the various shortlisting rounds which stipulate high standards of transparency and integrity. The judging process ensures fair and professional results and is known in the industry as an outstanding achievement. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “The Intersec Awards are designed to recognise and celebrate the great work that security and fire protection-related professionals are contributing to keep our societies safe and secure, from manufacturers, authorities, consultants, and contractors, to the end-users and clients.” “There have been exceptional examples of industry innovation in recent years, not only in functionality, but in other important areas such as sustainability, reusability, and aesthetics.  The Intersec Awards brings the very best of these examples of industry best-practise, celebrated among industry peers and the public.” With 2019 being the anniversary year of the Circlelock, we are really looking forward to hearing the results of our nomination in the days that follow. For more information, please contact: Royal Boon Edam International B.V.Michelle Wortel – Group Marketing ManagerT +31(0)299 38 08 00 E

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The Circlelock High Security Portal Celebrates 35 Years

Edam, the Netherlands, July 2019 – Royal Boon Edam International is proud to announce the 35th anniversary of the launch of the company’s well-known Circlelock high security portal. First built and put into the market in 1984, demand for this specialised entrance solution continues to grow in a variety on sensitive industries such as data centres, government and military as well as commercial facilities. Facilitating the Intent of Multi-Factor Authentication The Circlelock owes its longevity to its ability to deliver on the true intent of multi-factor authentication, which is that only one person can enter into a secure area. The portal can integrate with any access control system and biometric scanning technologies can be mounted inside the portal on an optional, supportive post. A user is then able to present one credential to enter the portal (which scans the interior to be sure the user is alone) and then present their face, iris, fingerprint, or hand to confirm their identity before the second door opens. Preventing Piggybacking with Sophisticated Technology The Circlelock combines premium construction with the intelligence of a sophisticated, near-infrared detection technology housed in the ceiling, called StereoVision. When a user steps into the portal, StereoVision scans the compartment to verify that a user is alone before allowing them to enter a secure facility. This technology has been enhanced continuously over the decades and today is able to function reliably in a wide variety of lighting environments. Its trusted performance over the years has proven to be the most  accurate way to prevent piggybacking into a secure area. With StereoVision the security settings can be fine-tuned to achieve an optimal acceptance and rejection ratio based on event data of the actual user group, ensuring a smooth but secure access. Easier Installation than Conventional Portals Unlike conventional, site-built portals, Boon Edam’s Circlelock high security portal is a fully tested, turnkey solution that can be installed in two days. There is no need for mounting sensors or cameras and continually testing to check for blind spots. In addition, the seamlessly integrated hardware and software of the Circlelock delivers the highest levels of security without the need for guard supervision, delivering a quick and noticeable ROI. Other popular options today are the use of bullet-resistant and burglar resistant glass for the cylindrical walls and sliding doors to level up even more on your entrance security. “Over the past few years we have seen a growing awareness of product usability. High security doors must be secure above all else, but intuitive use, safety and comfort are becoming more and more important” says Dirk Groot, Product Manager Security Doors at Royal Boon Edam International B.V. “In terms of the future, we anticipate the authentication process shifting to contactless biometric systems, and when integrated into our Circlelock being able to guarantee a quick and hassle-free passage”. Today, the Circlelock addresses the industry’s growing demand for intelligent and automated system solutions that ensure the highest level of physical security with the added advantage of precise data collection for business intelligence, forensics and predictive analysis applications. You can watch a video and learn more about a layered approach to physical security. For further information, please contact: Michelle Wortel Global Marketing Manager T: +31 (0)299 38 08 00 E :

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Automated Resistance Class 3 Shield Doors

Boon Edam Releases Automated Resistance Class 3 Shield Doors for the Tourniket Revolving Door

Edam, the Netherlands, June 2019 – Today Royal Boon Edam International B.V announced the release of their update to the popular Tourniket revolving door. The update includes advanced and automated burglar resistance class 3 shield doors as part of an effective protection package option. Welcome and Secure The Tourniket revolving door is the most versatile entrance solution in our range, and this update positions it as a leader in the market when it comes to engineering quality, safety and security. The energy-saving features of the Tourniket work by maintaining comfort levels, in relation to the weather conditions, which can now be perfectly combined with the security and peace-of-mind of protecting the valuable assets inside the building itself and preventing intruders from gaining unwanted access. Flexible Burglary Protection We have developed a highly durable drive unit with an automated locking system to complement our RC3 burglar protection shield doors. The advanced shield doors do not need to be manually closed, but are now conveniently automated for time saving and instant switching between different operating modes, either day, night or secured. It even provides an automated winter position during off-peak times to save extra energy in the static position. The certified RC3 shield doors are available from today as part of our specialised protection package offering. Key Features and Benefits Include: Remote switching between operating modes (day / night and secured) Instant lockdown in the event of protests, riots or terror threats Automatic winter position during off-peak traffic times to enhance the interior comfort levels Smooth and durable operation Safe low energy operation for supervised and autonomous operation Compliance Secured We are proud to report that our manual attack protection packages have been certified to comply with applicable international standards EN1627 and EN356. The standards specify the requirements and testing methods of manual attack resistance construction for pedestrian doors, windows, facades, grilles and shutters. The results of the tests are evidenced by official certificates.   For further information, please contact: Michelle Wortel Global Marketing Manager T: +31 (0)299 38 08 00 E

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