As global experts in secure access and efficient foot traffic in commercial, public, and government spaces, at Advance Systems Access Control Solutions we get excited about the latest and greatest in electronic turnstiles. It has been our passion for more than two decades, after all. Still, if your eyes don’t fill with dew, we understand that you’re not necessarily as interested in technical specifications as we are. Nevertheless, when we meet, you should expect to hear us asking questions to help you home in on your specific needs, whether you need high security, beautiful architectural detail, wheelchair access, or a reliable, cost effective solution for heavy traffic. To help you prepare your wish list ahead of time, here’s a primer.
Introduction to Electronic Turnstiles
Electronic turnstiles fall into three broad categories by configuration:
· Traditional half-height Bar, Gate, and Round
· High End Easygate’s
· High Security Gate Rexon
The configurations of electronic turnstiles confer varied benefits, as well.
· High traffic management
· Special access
· Harmonious design
Electronic Turnstiles: Matching Features with Benefits
At first glance, the pairing of configurations with benefits seems commonsensical if not self-explanatory, but there is more overlap that you might expect. For example, while full height gates like our Rexon line offer a very high level of security, traditional half-height models like our lines of bar, EasyGate, and round, our electronic turnstiles can also be configured with anti-climb/anti-crawl sensors to detect attempted unauthorised passes with high confidence.
Likewise, with an extensive range of finishes that includes glass, corian, and marble, joined with stainless steel, brass, or bronze, our half-height round turnstiles commonly get the nod as the most architecturally attractive configuration. On the other hand, any style of electronic turnstiles can be rendered in an aesthetically pleasing, or at least, unobtrusive way.
Electronic Turnstiles: Bottleneck Issues
Above, we indicated that some benefits apply across multiple configurations, but that won’t always be true. For example, if you need very tight security to protect your premises and you can’t afford either to track down the random turnstile jumper or permit illicit entry by tailgater’s, a full-height gate will be the best answer. Similarly, if your traffic pattern includes wheelchairs, food or loading carts, nothing takes the place of DDA compliant gates. These gates can be conveniently installed as an integrated, side-by-side package.
Many workplaces monitor both the number of entries, as well as, the timing of both arrivals and departures. Accommodating heavy traffic requires quick, smooth operation to avoid bottlenecks. Traffic analyses for busy indoor and outdoor venues permit estimates of bottleneck-free configurations. Traditional, half-height, tripod bar and EasyGate systems are common choices for high traffic areas. Installed compound systems that route the rank-and-file one way and more sensitive traffic another are also possible.
Whatever your needs, our extensive product catalogue including Bar, EasyGate, Round, Pegas and full-height Rexon gates run the gamut of attractive, cost-effective solutions to the problem of letting the wanted in and the unwanted out. Contact us today to find our more!