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Kurt Measom

Kurt Measom serves as Vice President of Technology and Product Support and is part of our Enterprise Account Security Team. Kurt has been employed at Boon Edam for over 21 years serving in multiple roles including Vice President of Technical Services, Training and Quality. Over the past four years, Kurt has worked closely with our Enterprise Sales Team as an advisor for security solutions to many Fortune 1000 companies and is currently a Lenel Certified Associate. Kurt graduated from the University of Utah with BS and MBA degrees and currently lives with his wife and children in the Raleigh North Carolina area.


Recent Blogs

Why the Fortune 100 Choose Security Portals for Tailgating Prevention

When it comes to preventing tailgating at the most sensitive of areas, such as data centers and corporate headquarter buildings, security portals are the solution of choice for the Fortune 100. Sometimes called a mantrap or sally port, portals reliably protect people and information every time.

What makes the mantrap portal so unique among other entry solutions?

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Red Alert! Security Entrances and Emergency Egress Plans

Alarms are sounding, lights are flashing, and there is a sense of panic in the air.

In the confusion of a sudden evacuation, most people want to run and get out of the building as quickly as possible; however, doing so increases the risk of injury and other unnecessary losses. It can also hamper your ability to obtain a quick and accurate headcount to confirm everyone is out and safe.

Having an egress plan will establish a clear set of guidelines about what employees need to do and where they need to go. The clear progression of steps can calm nerves and eliminate confusion, while keeping employees focused on getting to safety.

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How Distribution Centers Can Reduce Risk with Security Entrances

By definition, distribution centers are enormous facilities, operating 24/7 and filled with millions of dollars’ worth of merchandise. They are typically on or near an airport or highway system, with a workforce that includes a high number of temporary workers to handle fluctuations in demand. Taken together, these factors can contribute to an environment with a higher level of risk.

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Security Barriers: Finding the Balance Between Throughput, Safety and Security

Turnstiles and security revolving doors are designed to work smoothly and seamlessly so that people can walk through them without ever coming into unwanted contact with the barriers. When people are well-trained, which is a necessary component of a successful implementation, security entrances are very effective at mitigating potential catastrophic loss of property, life, continuity, etc. as part of an overall physical security plan.

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Cybersecurity Best Practices for Security Entrances

Security entrances safeguard entry points at facilities across the globe from the risks and liabilities associated with unauthorized entry. However, as these entry solutions become more and more sophisticated, cybersecurity concerns start to develop. Security professionals are seeing the benefits of doors and turnstiles outfitted with IP connectivity, including the acceleration of technical troubleshooting and the gathering of valuable metrics data. However, while the ease of connecting remotely to any entrance in the building is desirable, certain precautions must be taken to ensure both the building and the network are protected.

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Four Elements of Security Entrance Safety that Directly Impact Your ROI

Next up in the eighth installment of our S.T.A.R.T.S.S. blog series, we are discussing the final “S” for Safety.

This vital component of the security entrance selection process is often missing from the conversation upfront. A failure to consider the safety features of security entrances could quickly and tragically undermine the effectiveness and success of the entire project, negatively affecting your ROI.

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