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About Turnstileaccess - What is turnstile?

Turnstile Access offers a range of industrial and heavy duty turnstiles. They are available according to customer's choice of full height, half height or waist height, depending on security needs. Our turnstiles are suited best for securing perimeters and outside areas. Integrated with card readers they can be used to control access reliably without the need for personnel, ensuring controlled passage of individuals from one side to the other in the permitted direction. Glass turnstiles offer a high-end aesthetic solution wheras industrial turnstiles are available in different finishing offering different levels of corrosion resistance.
What is a turnstile?
A turnstile, also known as baffle gate, allows one person to pass at a time through this gate. Turnstiles can be made to enforce one-way traffic of people, or it can be used to restrict passage only to people who are authorized. Authorization can be done using instering coins, insert tickets/passes, or tokens. A turnstile can be used for paid access area (sometimes called a faregate when used for this purpose). A few paid access or fare gate are amusement parks, museums, mass transit stations, office lobbies, public transport like busses and Metros, as a ticket barrier in stadiums, retail sites, cafeterias, temporary exhibits, or a pay toilet, ski resorts, casinos or to restrict access to authorized people, for example in the lobby of an office building.
What is Handicap Access?
People with disabilities may find it difficult to use a turnstile. In these case, generally a wide aisle gate or a manual gate called as Handicap Access may be provided. Some locations where big luggages and packages are expected, turnstiles may be formed of wide isle gates for easy passage of goods.
Waist-high Turnstile
Waist high, or tripod turnstiles are often installed in courthouses and libraries as well as theme parks, zoos, stadiums and arenas. They are ideal for any location that desires to control the flow of entry and/or exit. They can also be used to effectively count guests as they enter and exit.
Sometimes also referred to as half-height turnstiles, this fixed arm style has traditionally been the most popular type of turnstile. There are many variations of this style available, including one which is designed to be accompanied by a matching ticket box, and one with a ticket box built in. Some styles are designed to allow entry only after a payment (actual coins and tokens) are inserted, while others allow access after a valid magnetic stripe or barcode or RFID is electronically read. A disadvantage to this type is people can jump the turnstile; as happens commonly on public transport like Metro and other mass transport systems worldwide.
Optical Turnstile
Optical turnstiles are an alternative to the traditional "arm"-style turnstile and are mostly used in locations where a physical barrier is deemed unnecessary or unaesthetic. Optical turnstiles generally use an infrared beam to count patrons and recognize anyone attempting to enter a site without a valid entry pass. Optical Counting turnstiles count people at the entry point of an area or facility
Barrier Free turnstiles control access of people into a facility by integrating with an access control system. The user presents his credential to the reader integrated to the turnstile and if valid, allows a single user to pass through the lane. Unauthorised access or tailgating shall triger an alarm which shall alert the user and personnel handling the Access control system.
Optical turnstiles with barriers uses motorized barriers that are integrated to the optical sensors and access control system. This turnstile opens the barrier and allows the user to pass through the lane once a valid credential is presented. The barrier automatically closes once the valid user passes the lane and waits for the next valid credential to be presented.
Full Height turnstiles
Full-height turnstiles are mainly used externally to provide secured entrance within the perimeter protection line of a site. They offer a high level of security thanks to their full-height barrier and their different mobile obstacles. The full-height turnstile, is a larger version of the turnstile, commonly 7-foot (2.1 m) high, similar in operation to a revolving door, which eliminates the possibility of anyone jumping over the turnstile. It is also known as an iron maiden, or high wheel or Rotogate in USA. Full-height turnstiles consist of several models whose design and industrialization are given special attention in order to offer an extended anti-corrosion warranty period in hostile environments. Their uniquely mechanical operation reduces the operating costs and makes them a long-term investment. They are mainly used outdoors to secure the perimeter of industrial sites, company car parks, sports complexes and harbor and airport installations.
There are two types of full height turnstiles, High Entrance/Exit Turnstile and Exit-Only. The difference between them is that Entry/Exit turnstiles can rotate in both directions (bi directional) thus allowing two-way traffic, while exit only turnstiles can only rotate in one direction thus allowing one way traffic only. Exit-only turnstiles are commonly used in mass transit stations to allow passengers to exit the system without interfering with those entering.