Security entrance and architectural revolving door specialist, Boon Edam Australia will showcase a series of security entrances specifically selected for some of the world’s landmark buildings, at the upcoming Security Exhibition in Melbourne. The Security Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 25-27 July 2018.

A star attraction of Boon Edam’s showcase will be the Lifeline Speedlane security entrances selected for installation at the prestigious DNA-shaped Evolution Tower in Moscow. On completion, Evolution Tower will offer 80,000 square metres of office space and 36,000 square metres of shopping and entertainment facilities. Located on the Presnenskaya Embankment of the Moskva River, the twisting building is the brainchild of British architect Tony Kettle from Kettle Collective and Scottish artist Prof Karen Forbes from the University of Edinburgh.

Also known as City Palace Tower or Wedding Palace, the building, which began construction in 2011, is a city landmark that will feature 42 Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gates and 13 Winglock 900 access gates across its expansive spaces.

The same Lifeline Speedlane security entrances will be featured on Boon Edam’s Stand G2 at the Melbourne Convention Centre to display their versatile application across Australia for corporate headquarters, data centres, legislative buildings, tourist hotspots and media buildings.

Exhibits at Boon Edam’s stand will also include revolving doors, which are being used at the main entrance to the Rialto refurbishment in Melbourne.

Boon Edam Australia Managing Director, Mr Michael Fisher says, “In a world now dominated by skyscraper cityscapes, the importance of a safe, yet welcoming entrance solution is paramount, whether it is in Russia or Australia.”

“High traffic throughput with good security is a balance that architects, specifiers and facility managers worldwide need to meet,” says Mr Fisher. “Specifiers also seek to ensure that the security systems they select are aesthetically pleasing and blend with the class of building that they are creating or refurbishing.”

“The Evolution Tower is designed to cater to lavish weddings, common in Russian culture, and an elegant, yet secure entrance is an important part of the design,” he added.

Boon Edam security entrances

Functionality is no longer the only requirement in entrance security solutions. Architects, engineers, facility managers, security consultants and other specifiers are seeking elegant and refined solutions to manage the follow of people into, out of, and around buildings and facilities.

The Speedlane Swing is the slimmest in the Lifeline Series with the cabinet housing measuring as little as 106mm. The slim nature of the speed stile makes it particularly ideal for narrow entrances, where multiple lanes can still be installed to guide visitors smoothly through the space.

Mr Alastair Russell, National Sales Manager, Boon Edam Australia, who has over 30 years of experience in entrance security, both in Australia and the UK, says that the small cabinet housing is a major advantage of the Speedlane Swing model. Boon Edam has worked on a number of projects where an additional lane can fit using a Swing model; this flexibility would not have been possible with larger units.

The Speedlane Swing is designed for energy efficient operation with sensors determining if anyone is within range. If no activity is sensed for a particular period of time, the system goes into a ‘sleep’ mode with the lights turned off to save power. As soon as someone walks within the sensors’ range, intuitive lighting switches on and guides the user effortlessly through the gate.

The user-friendly design features modern arrow symbols that guide users simply and effectively into the correct lane without any confusion. Mr Russell adds that the Speedlane Swing can also be used as a second-tier security system in multi-layered security buildings where primary barriers are set up further inside the facility.

BoonTouch control

A universal ‘BoonTouch’ control is available for applications where the Speedlane is used in conjunction with a manned security operation. With a user-friendly interface, BoonTouch allows for the control of individual lanes, multiple lanes as well as an alarm situation. The building’s security can control any combination of up to six security access solutions.

Mr Russell says the BoonTouch feature is ideally suited to the front entrance of a building where the majority of users will have passes to swipe on the Speedlane, but there will be occasional visitors who will need temporary passes or assisted access. With BoonTouch control, all units can be held open for open days, or locked down in the event of an emergency, giving greater control to the security team.

Speedlane Swing features

Key features include unique sensors to detect approaching visitors; sleep function to save energy; pulsing light strips to guide the user; intuitive and proven symbols for user-friendly operation; ergonomic design for customer comfort; customisation possibilities to blend with interior design; and use of premium quality materials.