Popular Lifeline Optical Turnstile Series Now ‘Made in the USA’ (Video)

Boon Edam, a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, and an exhibitor at ‘American Security Expo 2017’ has announced that a completely new production line for its Lifeline Optical Turnstiles is now operational at the company’s Lillington, NC factory.

These are the first turnstiles of the Lifeline Series now officially “Made in the USA.”

Until now, the Lifeline Series has been built exclusively in Holland. Today, orders for new Lifeline turnstiles can be filled directly from the USA factory for customers in the Americas.

Popular Lifeline Optical Turnstile Series Now “Made in the USA”
Popular Lifeline Optical Turnstile Series Now “Made in the USA”

“When the Lifeline Series was originally launched in 2014, the demand in the Americas was exceptionally strong,” said Mark Borto, President and CEO of Commerical Operations at Boon Edam, Inc., a subsidiary of the global company.

“We had so many inquiries back then it was hard to manage delivery expectations. One of the hardest factors was the long lead time because they were made and shipped from Holland.”

“We knew early on that we needed to build a production line at our USA factory to deliver the product within our customer’s timeframe. Other benefits include being able to directly manage product quality and respond quickly to any need for spare parts.”

Lifeline Optical SWING Turnstile
Lifeline Optical SWING Turnstile

Planning and design for a new Lifeline turnstile production line started in the summer of 2016. One of each type of the Lifeline turnstiles was ordered from Holland to enable local engineers in Lillington to analyze the construction.

Boon Edam’s Supply Chain management was involved in sourcing local materials and vendors to stock inventory and determine which components would be manufactured in-house.

There are three distinct types of Lifeline optical turnstile:

  • Open (barrier-free and smallest footprint)
  • Slide
  • Swing

All three models will now be built in the United States, with some exceptions for custom painted parts.

Speedlane Slide Optical Turnstiles are available with a Variety Glass Options

The Lifeline Series is a unique turnstile in the marketplace due to its high-end aesthetic design and distinctive LED cueing feature when users approach for entry.

Special lighting indicates where users should hold their RFID card for authorization and running lights indicate the correct lane to pass through.

(See Kurt Measom, VP of Technical Support at Boon Edam, give a quick overview of the high quality design, intuitive functionality and various applications pertinent to the Speedlane Lifeline Series – the ultimate entry experience. Courtesy of Boon Edam and YouTube)

“The response to the Lifeline has been immense,” said Borto, “we are experiencing heavy demand for these turnstiles for Class A office buildings in large cities and the headquarters buildings of Fortune 1000 companies in the USA and around the world.”

“Having them roll off the production line here in Lillington is a huge step in fulfilling demand and delivery expectations for our most successful product launch in over a decade.”

Meet Boon Edam at ‘American Security Expo 2017’

'American Security Expo 2017' - The Must Event for Homeland Security/Public Safety, conveniently located just minutes outside of New York City at the Meadowlands Exposition Center

‘American Security Expo 2017’ – The Must Event for Gov’t/Homeland Security/Public Safety, conveniently located just minutes outside of New York City at the Meadowlands Exposition Center

Boon Edam will be exhibiting at ‘American Security Expo 2017’ – a full two day conference and exhibition, to be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ, conveniently located just minutes outside of New York City, this coming November 8-9th.

The event will focus on the convergence of Homeland Security at the National level with Public Safety and Homeland Security at the State, County and Local Levels.

‘American Security Expo 2017’ will showcase the most innovative companies with Industry Leading Physical & IT Security Solutions for Government concerning a wide range of integrated projects.

Over 110 industry leading firms will be featured on the show floor plus a host of Sponsorship opportunities, and a full schedule of Conference Meetings and Speakers.


The highlight of the 2017 American Security Expo will be the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program Luncheon which will take place the afternoon of November 8, 2017.

Michael Madsen, the Show Manager, is available to discuss Sponsorship Opportunities, Exhibitor Registration, Speaker Scheduling, Group Attendee Discount Admissions and any further questions you may have at mmadsen@americansecuritytoday.com, 732-233-8119.

Our World Revolves Around Yours

With work environments becoming increasingly global and dynamic, the entry has become the center of activity in many buildings.

As the importance of the entry as a mobility hotspot increases, the demands we put on managing the passage of people through them grow.

With over 140 years of experience in engineering quality entry solutions, Royal Boon Edam has become an expert in creating future proof mobility hotspots that meet the requirements concerning sustainability, security and service.

(Boon Edam Your Entry Experts with over 140 years of Experience. Courtesy of Royal Boon Edam and YouTube)