Boon Edam has announced the resumption of on-site entry evaluations, a building or campus analysis that aids security managers in creating a defensible physical security entrance strategy against tailgating and piggybacking which have proven to be critical to the success of entrance projects.
During the COVID pandemic, Boon Edam shifted from conducting on-site evaluations to virtual ones but now with the loosened COVID restrictions in the United States, Boon Edam is resuming on-site, in-person entry evaluations.
Boon Edam initially began offering consultative entry evaluations with the recognition that every facility has a unique set of risks, resources, and capital. Entry evaluations are “walk throughs” conducted by experienced entry experts who traverse a building or campus with the client’s security team and other stakeholders, with the aim to define vulnerable entry points and discuss other unique but critical concerns.
These may include throughput, supervision available, and industry compliance requirements; today’s need for “touch-less” entry to minimise germs and promote social distancing; local safety codes for emergency egress and ADA compliance; and how existing security technologies such as access control systems, cameras, etc. will integrate with the entrance solutions.
At the conclusion of the evaluation, Boon Edam’s entry experts develop a comprehensive summary with recommendations for improvement, including:
- The client’s current state of security as it relates to the entry, as well as any regulatory needs specific to their industry or organisation.
- A review of each entry location requiring a physical barrier and the recommended solution based on the security goals discussed.
- Custom photo renderings of each entry location to help the client visualise what the discussed entrance solutions will look like at their site.
“It’s always amazing to see what gets uncovered during an evaluation and how often a decision or assumption can change after a great discussion,” said Greg Schreiber, Senior Vice President of Sales at Boon Edam Inc. “We’ve always put considerable emphasis on security entrance education and consultation, and as COVID-19 threatened to reduce our ability to perform these invaluable evaluations, we were able to pivot and offer virtual evaluations.
“Now, with COVID restrictions lessening, we continue to offer virtual evaluations but are very excited to resume in-person entry evaluations as organisations begin to accept outside vendor visits.”