Without a doubt the biggest trending topic in the security industry right now is COVID-19 and how the various market segments are likely to be impacted by the pandemic. We asked three consultants for their opinions on how this will affect entrance security. While we were talking with each of them, we also inquired about the general awareness level of their clients on the risk of tailgating into their facilities.
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Selecting security entrances for a building or campus is a big decision. Security doors and turnstiles are an investment, and a lot is at stake for the security manager who selects and executes security solutions at multiple entrances throughout a campus. The consequences of making a wrong entry decision could range from punishment and distrust among staff members, all the way to loss of employment.
Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, business executives are thinking about future changes to their buildings for increased employee safety. Aside from social distancing, staggered operating shifts and temperature readers, facility managers are being told to make every door at the building envelope and within “touchless.” Not only do these entrances need to be hands-free, but they must also operate safely.
As reports of COVID-19 outbreaks continue to spread across the globe, Boon Edam USA, like other organizations, had to quickly adjust operations to protect the health and safety of staff while maintaining a high level of customer service. March 13th was a “D-Day” for Valerie Anderson, the Managing Director of Boon Edam Inc. and Patrick Nora, the Managing Director of the factory in Lillington, NC. Both executives had to make the call to keep operations running in a new way. As a company that provides revolving doors and security entrance solutions for essential businesses, together, they made the decision to: (1) enact teleworking policies for customer service staff and (2) take steps to provide a safe working environment for factory employees.
Organizations across every vertical select optical turnstiles for effective lobby security. These solutions are ideal for fast employee access and processing authorized visitors. The demand for optical turnstiles continues to climb steadily year over year. Why?
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.