Boon Edam has introduced a new solution designed to enhance entrance security in public or private facilities for higher protection against unauthorised entry, tailgating and piggybacking. The new Circlelock Combi by global entrance security leader Boon Edam is a new half portal that attaches to an existing door.

Developed by Boon Edam’s global research and development team, Circlelock Combi integrates the high security features of the globally proven Circlelock portal (including StereoVision anti-piggybacking technology that combines optical and infrared technologies) with a building’s existing door.

“Circlelock is the most effective portal to pick up and stop piggybacking and tailgating using our StereoVision detection system,” says Boon Edam national sales manager Alastair Russell.

“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.

Other applications that can benefit from upgrading their entrance security in this way include government, military and defence organisations, corporate headquarters of major multinationals and cash centres,” Russell added.

Circlelock Combi for high security entrances

Securing a highly sensitive area during renovation and construction work can cause costs to escalate quickly. Circlelock Combi can minimise these costs and hassles by easily and quickly attaching to the secure or non-secure side of an existing swing door.

On authorisation, the portal’s interlocking door slides open allowing a user to enter the portal. An integrated security system confirms whether the user is alone and if so, the swinging door is unlocked, enabling passage into the secure area. A secondary biometric system such as facial recognition can be used to confirm the user’s identity inside the portal.

Circlelock Combi for peace of mind

The latest addition to Boon Edam’s comprehensive entrance security suite, the Circlelock Combi security access system offers facility managers and security consultants a reliable solution when they have to keep people and valuables safe and secure, without incurring additional costs in reconstructing entire entrances.

“The Circlelock Combi interlocking security portal was developed to answer the market’s need for the highest level of unauthorised entry prevention at an unmanned area,” says Russell.

Circlelock Combi’s integration opportunities

Considerable research has gone into ensuring easy and effective integration with third-party technologies such as biometric and access control systems. This is over-and-above any built-in system such as advanced sensors and accurate identification systems that only allow one person in the portal per authorisation.

"This new innovation means that we can now offer our customers a safe, yet convenient-to-install-solution for highly critical areas in their building. The small footprint and space-saving features of the Circlelock Combi make it a welcome addition to our globally leading high security family,” said Russell.

Combi is based on Circlelock, one of a suite of security entrance and revolving door systems already in service in Australasia. Boon Edam systems have been installed in office buildings, government buildings, corporate headquarters, healthcare facilities and hotels; the new Rialto revitalisation project in Melbourne, for instance, features Boon Edam’s giant 5-metre high revolving doors.

All Boon Edam products are backed by extensive service networks throughout Australia and New Zealand, designed to optimise the reliability and efficiency of revolving doors, security portals and security entrance systems.