Circlelock, an innovation in entrance security solutions from Boon Edam, has completed 35 years of successfully securing highly sensitive facilities across the world. Circlelock high security portals, part of a comprehensive suite of security entrance systems from Boon Edam, protect government, military and commercial buildings, data centres, cash centres and corporate headquarters of major companies in Australasia and across the world.

“Circlelock is used where it is imperative that only the right person enters an area of your building,” says Boon Edam Australia managing director Michael Fisher. “The design blends beautifully with the décor of modern and classic buildings around the world, proving that beautiful form can be combined with efficient function and top standards of security.”

Latest innovation: Circlelock Combi

Boon Edam’s Circlelock range has continuously evolved over its 35-year history to remain at the forefront of entrance security technology. The latest edition, Circlelock Combi, released earlier this year, integrates the high security features of the globally proven Circlelock high security portal with a building’s existing door, allowing the sophisticated StereoVision anti-piggybacking technology to be retrofitted to buildings where companies are looking to upgrade their security.

“Many areas such as data centres have a certified fire-rated door installed, integrated with an access control system. This door can easily be interlocked with the Circlelock Combi, creating a fire-rated, high security entrance,” said Fisher.

Multi-factor authentication

The Circlelock delivers on the true intent of multi-factor authentication, which allows only a single person to enter a secure area for each authorisation. The portal can integrate with any access control system and biometric scanning technologies can be mounted inside the portal on an optional, supportive post.

The user is allowed to enter the portal after presenting their credential, with the integrated security system confirming that the user is alone. Following this, a secondary biometric system uses facial, iris, fingerprint or hand recognition to confirm their identity before the second door opens.

Sophisticated technology preventing piggybacking

At the heart of the Circlelock high security portal is a sophisticated, near-infrared detection technology housed in the ceiling called StereoVision. When a user steps into the portal, StereoVision scans the compartment to verify that they are alone before allowing them to enter the secure facility.

Constant and continuous development over the decades has ensured that the technology is able to function reliably in a wide variety of lighting environments. Its trusted performance over the years has proven to be the most accurate way to prevent piggybacking into a secure area. With StereoVision, the security settings can be fine-tuned to achieve an optimal acceptance and rejection ratio based on event data of the actual user group, ensuring a smooth but secure access.

Easier installation than conventional portals

Boon Edam’s Circlelock high security portal is a fully tested, turnkey solution that doesn’t need mounting sensors and cameras, allowing installations to be completed in two days. There is no need to check for blind spots either. In addition, the seamlessly integrated hardware and software of the Circlelock ensures the highest levels of security without the need for guard supervision, delivering a quick and noticeable ROI.

Dirk Groot, product manager – security doors, Royal Boon Edam International B.V. says, “Over the past few years we have seen a growing awareness of product usability. High security doors must be secure above all else, but intuitive use, safety and comfort are becoming more and more important. In terms of the future, we anticipate the authentication process shifting to contactless biometric systems, and when integrated into our Circlelock, being able to guarantee a quick and hassle-free passage.”

Circlelock addresses the industry’s growing demand for intelligent and automated system solutions that ensure the highest level of physical security for critical areas of high security buildings, with the added advantage of precise data collection for business intelligence, forensics and predictive analysis applications.

Boon Edam’s comprehensive suite of security solutions

Circlelock is part of Boon Edam Australia’s comprehensive security suite, which includes waist and full height turnstiles, speedstiles, security revolving doors and security portals.

The Boon Edam suite of security products is backed in the field throughout Australasia by dedicated service and security teams assembled locally by Boon Edam Australia.