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Boon Edam’s Tourlock Security Door Reaches 40th Anniversary as Proven Tailgating Prevention Solution
Royal Boon Edam International B.V. is proud to announce the 40th anniversary of the launch of the company’s renowned Tourlock security revolving door. The demand for this reliable security entrance, first built in 1980, continues to grow as the risks to organisations due to unauthorised entry increase. Today, the Tourlock is used in thousands of facilities worldwide, including commercial campuses and government buildings due to its high level of throughput and ability to prevent unauthorised access without the need for manned supervision. In addition, the Tourlock has always been an automatic, “touchless” security solution requiring no contact from users during activation and operation, making it as relevant today as it was decades ago. Mitigating Tailgating by Design Tailgating is the most common way intruders can slip into a secure facility. The Tourlock, by design, prevents an unauthorised user from following an authorised user in the trailing compartment. This working principle removes the burden on people to “be impolite” by refusing to hold open a swing door for a stranger. An added feature of the Tourlock is that it stops rotating in the “plus position” during a tailgating attempt. This places a “wall” between the intruder and the secure area, and the intruder can only turn back and step out of the door, while the authorised user continues onward into the secure area without any interference. Preventing Piggybacking with Sophisticated Technology The Tourlock combines premium construction with the option to include the intelligence of a sophisticated, near-infrared detection technology housed in the ceiling, called StereoVision. StereoVision scans each compartment during rotation to verify that a user is alone before allowing them to enter a secure facility. If more than one person is detected, the door will stop rotating and alarm, then slowly rotate backwards, forcing both users to exit the door. The technology in StereoVision has been enhanced continuously over the decades and today can function reliably in a wide variety of lighting environments, including outdoor lighting. Its reliable performance over the years has proven to be an extremely reliable method of preventing piggybacking into a secure area without excessive false rejections. Add-Ons for Increased Security For added security, the Tourlock security door on a building envelope can be outfitted with Level 3 bullet-resistant glass, capable of stopping three .44 magnum bullets. Additionally, biometric identity verification devices can be attached to the end post or a pedestal to provide a highly secure and touchless authorisation method. The Tourlock is capable of integrating with virtually any access system on the market. Contactless Pathways Integrated into High Security Doors We consider the access control and biometric devices the "heart" of our security entrances. When it comes to providing a touchless entry, security entrances integrated with access control equipment effectively control entry to facilities. The Tourlock has evolved over the years to be compatible and used in conjunction with virtually any access control or biometric system. Our recent strategic partnership with AnyVision, combining AI-powered facial recognition software with security entrances, will soon be available on the Tourlock in addition to the Lifeline Speedlane Swing speed gate. We look forward to bringing advanced safety, security and seamless access capabilities to the entry experience, as the next step in this trustworthy entrance’s continued journey.