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Liberty Global – Schiphol Rijk

Liberty Global – Schiphol Rijk, the Netherlands

Liberty Global is an international telecommunication and television company, and is also one of the largest internet service providers outside of the United States. Liberty Global operates in 14 countries and has over 35,000 employees. Consumer brands that belong to Liberty Global include VodafoneZiggo, Virgin Media, UPC, Unitymedia and Telenet. Liberty Global Elevates Entrance Security with Boon Edam Speed Gates and High Security Revolving Doors Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates, Winglock Swing access gates and Tourlock 180 high security revolving doors deliver “Single Point of Entry” strategy at seven buildings. Higher Security Was Needed Still Liberty Global operates seven office buildings in Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands. This location employs around 1,600 people and takes security very seriously. Deploying a combination of technology, private security staff and a general security awareness program, Liberty Global needed higher security measures still. “We did have security at the main entrance, but it could not always prevent people from entering our central hall unnoticed,” said Simon Kuitert, Corporate Security Manager at Liberty Global. “Moreover, there were several entrances where ‘visitors’ could enter along with employees, without being seen. They were not yet in vital spaces and usually not criminals, but we just want to know who comes in our building. That is why we introduced ‘single point of entry’ during a recent renovation. Mitigating Tailgating Through a “Single Point of Entry” Strategy Liberty Global deployed this ‘single point of entry’ strategy at each of the seven buildings in Schiphol-Rijk. This means that employees and other guests are required to enter each building through one entry location, rather than multiple locations around the building perimeter. The company chose Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates at its main building. This building has a receptionist present during office hours to welcome employees, visitors and vendors. The speed gates combine security with aesthetics, and provide a high throughput. Due to an existing underfloor heating system that prevented drilling into the floor, the turnstiles were placed on a sleek platform for a seamless look. An access gate was also added for those in wheelchairs or with trollies and large packages. Higher security measures were implemented at the company’s other six buildings. Tourlock 180 high security revolving doors ensure that only one authorised employee can enter the building at a time. If an unauthorised person attempts to follow an employee in the trailing compartment of the door, the door senses their presence and stops rotation of the door in a position that rebuffs the tailgating attempt yet allows the authorised employee to continue. Working with a Quality Company Liberty Global chose to work with Boon Edam for their quality entrances. “They are not the least expensive, but the products are innovative, durable and aesthetically-pleasing,” stated Kuitert. “Before selecting Boon Edam, we chose another manufacturer for entrances because they were cheaper. That immediately became the bad buy of the year - it was one issue after another. Once we chose Boon Edam, we have experienced quality from the sales process through to service. They will not leave you out in the cold and I love that.” Download Case Study A Strong Collaboration Projects like these involve many collaborators. Find out more on the Liberty Global reference page.   For further information, please contact: Michelle WortelGlobal Marketing ManagerE  

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Boon Edam The Netherlands Appoints New Managing Director

Edam, the Netherlands, October 2018 – Boon Edam the Netherlands is delighted to announce the appointment of Dirk Aldenzee, an energetic and driven leader with a clear vision for the future. Dirk took the reins of Boon Edam Netherlands on the 1st August 2018 and is already in full-swing in his new role. Dirk brings with him a wealth of experience -  having studied economics as his higher education. He joins the company with a wealth of knowledge in many industries, including his role as Business Unit Director at CHUBB Fire & Security where he implemented a new strategy and vision across all departments of the business. And that is just the beginning… Motivated, Balanced and Entrepreneurial A keen sportsman, Dirk enjoys his free time playing tennis, golf and often goes skiing and boating. When he is not in the outdoors, he is fully committed to sales, marketing, business development and (customer) service. Having now had time to settle into his new role, Dirk told us this: “The first thing that caught my attention is the openness of everyone who is working at Boon Edam Netherlands. People dare to share their ideas. I recognise the entrepreneurial spirit and I think it is beautiful. Also what stands out is the fact that everyone is very proud of the company and helping customers comes naturally to them. This is a perfect foundation for success. I believe we can set ourselves apart when it comes to delivering service. We have excellent knowledge in our products and services and that is highly valuable to the customer.” ​A Future of Service Dirk also strongly believes that Boon Edam’s heart is as a real service oriented company and feels that there is a lot to be gained – not only for the company, but for our customers as well. He has taken on the challenge to set his company apart when it comes to this – something we have great confidence in. Royal Boon Edam International B.V would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dirk and look forward to seeing the Netherlands subsidiary go from strength-to-strength under this sensible yet competitive captain.   For further information, please contact: Michelle Wortel Global Marketing Manager T: +31 (0)299 38 08 00 E :  

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Security Essen 2018 Roundup

Edam, the Netherlands, October 2018 – Boon Edam made some real waves at this year’s Security Essen. Our ‘Art of Scalable Security’ themed stand made a real statement in terms of bringing our customers an authentic welcome and secure customer experience. We were recently in Essen, Germany between the 25th – 28th September 2018, where we showcased many new products, product updates, an exciting colour range and premiered our brand new modular approach to buying security access solutions. This year was a feast for the eyes and the mind. Our stand was easy to navigate and housed all the information our customer would need to make the right security entry decision – not to forget the resident caricaturist and daily happy hour. High Security Showing Off - The Circlelock Combi There was a lot of attention around this new half-portal. The show model was especially built using a warm-toned gold frame and tinted curved glass panels. This was done to illustrate the possibilities available to fine-tune our standard premium products to best suit your individual project requirements. Security does not need to be cold and boring and this was clearly demonstrated in all the access solution on the stand. The Cirlelock Combi was show fitted with the most up-to-date interior biometrics from TBS and operated by the BoonTouch. Medium Security Speed Gates with all the Extras Our medium security area was buzzing with the Lifeline Speedlane Swing security gates. These gates were on show in one of the new Mineral Heritage Collection colour-ways – Rijks Grey, and featured all the bells and whistles including the brand new Lifeline Boost Access Control Pedestal (with card collector), the Schindler PORT4mini elevator destination control software as well as the soon-to-be-released updates to the existing popular range of speed gates. Low Security Monitored Access Concept We believe that monitored access is the future for this level of security and were at Essen with our concept turnstile (the PivotPoint) powered by the cloud software (BoonSensus). Beautifully branded with a strong message about investing in more than a secured entrance – but looking at building your brand and business by big data. This product will be launched in the coming months, and based on the excitement at the show… it will be received very well in the market. A Modular Approach to Security Access Solutions The central section of our stand was an imposing tower with information on how using the Boon Edam’s unique modular approach can guide our customers easily to the correct choice in security entrance product. Working together with our entry experts, via the BoonSelect solution mapping tool a customer can easily and confidently make the right choice. Thereafter we have cleverly designed a way to ‘Level Up’ and fine-tune that premium standard product to suit your specific project. Easy and effective – this is the only way to ensure the perfect secured entrance every time. For more information on this, please contact us. We experienced the most successful Security Essen to date, met up with old and new customers and are so glad that you stopped by. If you were not able to make it this year, please let us know and we will be sure to send you any information you may have missed out on. All the information is available in both English and German. Till the next time… For further information, please contact: Michelle Wortel Group Marketing Manager T: +31 (0)299 38 08 00 E

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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 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

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