Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is demonstrating a new security portal solution at their ISC West 2018 booth (#8037). The Circlelock Combi will help security executives combat piggybacking and unauthorized entry in existing high security areas that currently have fire-rated swinging doors.

“Our new mantrap solution is a game changer for security managers who use fire-rated doors to protect their assets or data,” said Mark Borto, President and CEO of Boon Edam, Inc. “We designed the Circlelock Combi as a turn-key retrofit option to address the risk of tailgating that exists with swinging doors in facilities - once a swinging door is opened, anyone could slip inside behind an authorized user. But once the Combi is installed with that existing swing door, they still get all the benefits of a fire-rated entry, only now it’s a high security entrance that only lets authorized people enter and doesn’t need manned supervision.”

The Circlelock Combi is a cylindrical mantrap portal solution that has a single sliding set of doors on one end and an opening on the other end that is mounted to an existing swing door. This also saves considerable space compared to traditional mantrap vestibules created from walls and two swinging doors. It provides a throughput of five to six people per minute and is ideal for any interior location where the most critical security is required. This could include data centers, government buildings, secure areas in airports, legal or patient record areas, prescription medication dispensaries, executive suites and more.  

Many facilities use fire-rated swing doors to protect data and assets from destruction by fire, but this type of door cannot prevent tailgating or piggybacking. The Circlelock Combi attaches to the existing fire-rated door, converting it immediately into a mantrap solution that prevents piggybacking 24/7.

One of the most important benefits of the Circlelock Combi is the enablement of multi-factor authentication – the ability to ensure that only one person, and the right person, is entering. Users can present a credential in front of the portal to open the sliding door and once inside and confirmed to be alone, can present another credential to unlock the swing door. The Combi can also accommodate a wide variety of identity verification technologies (iris scanner, facial reader, pushpad, etc.) in its interior with a customizable floor-to-ceiling post. 

Boon Edam will feature the Circlelock Combi solution in their ISC West booth as a two-factor authentication scenario: initial authentication using an AMAG Symmetry card reader to enter the portal, followed by facial scanning technology from StoneLock Pro® to open the second door.