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.
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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.
It’s possible that cleaning and disinfecting a full height turnstile or security revolving door hasn’t been at the top of your to-do list. However, as we face global pandemics as well as annual flu seasons, it’s important to address the cleaning of something that hundreds to thousands of hands touch each and every day – your entrances.
Keeping people safe and secure has become one of the primary responsibilities of management at today’s organizations. With the wide range of different hardware and software available to meet that objective, it can be challenging to determine what best suits the needs of a particular facility. Even once a prospective purchaser has made the determination to deploy a specific product or system, there are still many decisions to be made.
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?