Access control is a key consideration when installing security turnstiles at your premises and includes aspects such as the amount of pedestrians and the size of the entrance. All our access control turnstiles are ideal for different situations so ensuring you make all the key considerations detailed below is essential.
The size of the entrance
The size of the entrance to your premises will determine how many access control turnstiles you need. The larger the entrance, the more turnstiles you will require however additional posts can be added to fill the space if the amount of footfall doesn’t require multiple turnstiles.
The type of entrance also has to be considered, as full height turnstiles tend to suit outdoor entrances better (in the example of a football stadium) however indoor crowd control is better suited to half height or tripod turnstiles (in train stations or airports for example).
If you’d like to find out more, please read our blog on, Why Turnstiles Are Such An Important Security Feature At Stadiums & Sports Grounds.
How many people are expected to use the turnstile?
The amount of through-traffic during peak times needs to be considered when choosing which turnstile you need, as different turnstiles have different throughput rates, based on the speed of which users enter the premises.
Most turnstiles have a flow ratio of 10 people per minute which is fine for most entrances, however if your premises experiences a large number of visitors during peak times, then a faster flow rate (or multiple turnstiles) may be required.
Direction of through-traffic
Our security turnstiles have the option to rotate in both directions, so it’s important to consider the direction of the through-traffic. If the turnstile is required at a specific access point then rotation in a single direction will be adequate.
If users both enter and exit your premises through the same access point, a turnstile that rotates in both directions will likely be a more suitable option to prevent the formation of crowds.
Choosing the right finish
All our security turnstiles come in a range of finishes from standard powder coating in a variety of colours to a galvanised or stainless steel finish.
The location of your turnstile plays a big part in choosing the finish, as turnstiles located outside might be liable to rust or damage if the correct finish isn’t applied.
If your turnstile is located inside then it might not need a heavy duty finish; a decorative finish in your corporate colours may be more suitable.