Boon Edam Publishes Best-Practices Whitepaper for Integrating Access Control with Security Entrances

New publication presents effective strategies to connect access control systems with security doors and turnstiles to prevent a physical breach

Lillington, North Carolina, April 14, 2021 – Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, has published a new whitepaper for security professionals entitled, “Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors.” The publication 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.

The Vulnerability of Access Control Systems and Swing Doors

To set the stage, the whitepaper begins by explaining that most access control systems are installed in buildings alongside traditional manual or automatic swinging doors. The weakness of this combination lies in the fact that once unlocked by a credentialed user, a swinging door can be held open or forced open, allowing entry for unauthorized people. When an organization cannot accurately report on the number of people in their building, they are more vulnerable to risk and liability, such as crime, violence, regulatory fines, loss of productivity, litigation, etc.

Achieving Tailgating Detection and Prevention with Security Entrances

The publication continues by outlining five main benefits of access control systems coupled with security entrances vs. swinging doors, including their ability to mitigate tailgating and piggybacking and establish a reliable standard operating procedure (S.O.P.) for entry. The whitepaper also provides details on how to seamlessly integrate authentication devices of all shapes and sizes with security doors and turnstiles for maximum effectiveness and ease of use. 

Biometrics Integration for Ultimate Entry Assurance

Finally, the “Access Control Integration” whitepaper concludes by introducing biometrics and explaining how these devices pair with high security revolving doors and mantrap portals to ensure not only that one person enters per authorized credential, but also that the person entering matches the credential. A detailed infographic included with the whitepaper illustrates the entry process, showing how the entrance speaks to the access control system to confirm or deny entry to a building’s most secure areas.

“Access Control Integration with Turnstiles and Security Doors” is available at no charge on the Boon Edam website at: https://content.boonedam.us/access-control-integration-with-turnstiles-and-security-doors

For Further Information, Please Contact:
Tracie Thomas, Boon Edam
Vice President of Marketing
T 910 814 8239
tracie.thomas@boonedam.com

For Media Queries, Please Contact:
Jayme Cunningham, LRG
Public Relations
T 845 358 1801
jcunningham@lrgmarketing.com

About Royal Boon Edam

We are proud to be a third generation Dutch family business committed to making people feel welcome and secure through our quality engineered entry solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with a footprint spanning the globe, Royal Boon Edam International is a premium manufacturer of revolving doors, high security doors, turnstiles and Speedlanes. A heritage that exceeds 140 years has resulted in wide expertise in managing the safe transit of people through office buildings, healthcare facilities as well as via public and private spaces. We are truly focused on adding genuine value to our customer's entrances and to a long-term relationship after sales, service and maintenance. We partner, collaborate and become an extension to the customer team to ensure that the project, people and valuables are in safe hands with us. We are your entry experts. Discover more about our latest news at www.boonedam.us/news or follow Boon Edam Inc. on our blogFacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

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