By Aziza Jackson
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, recently announced the opening of a full-service Technology and Training Center in San Jose, Calif. This is the second U.S.-based location for the company outside of its headquarters in Lillington, N.C. The the first location, opened in 2015, is in midtown Manhattan at 1140 Broadway Avenue in New York City. The address of the new Silicon Valley center is 2161 O’Toole Ave.
Opening a Boon Edam showroom on the West Coast enables more security professionals and architects to get hands-on with the company’s wide array of security entrance solutions. The new center has the following Boon Edam products available for demonstration:
- Tourlock 180+90: The top-selling security revolving door in the Americas renowned for preventing tailgating and piggybacking.
- Circlelock mantrap portals: Combining piggybacking prevention with 2-factor authentication for sensitive interior locations.
- Turnlock 100: Full-height turnstile used as a deterrent at the perimeter fence line.
- Lifeline Swing and Slide: Optical turnstiles with swinging and sliding barriers that combine tailgating detection with sleek design for supervised lobby applications.
Each product is integrated with the latest access control and biometric authentication technologies, as well as VMS, IP cameras and visitor management systems. Visitors to the center can see how different solutions work together to provide various levels of protection from unauthorized entry into facilities as well as witness the ease of authentication, monitoring and traffic flow. A sample of the technology solution partners featured in the center are:
Access Control: Lenel, Software House, AMAG, Honeywell, Hexicurity
Secure Communications: Enclave
VMS: AMAG, Genetec
Card Readers: Essex, HID
Biometric Readers: IrisID, Stonelock, MorphoWave
IP Cameras: Bosch
NVR Servers: BCD Video
Visitor Management: Soloinsight
Hardware: LifeSafety Power
The San Jose Technology and Training Center will also host complimentary technical training sessions monthly for local reseller partners. Each training session will provide intensive, hands-on instruction about installation, service and maintenance for the company’s security entrance products.