Turnstiles gates also known as pedestrian passage gates are one of the most popular security gates to keep intruders away from their property and give access. Not all turnstiles are the same and they do have different values. Turnstiles gates are used in most common public places such as train/subway stations, stadiums, college libraries, office buildings, movie theaters, and shopping malls, or anywhere where one person is allowed to pass once the access is allowed. It’s actually important to learn about different types of turnstiles to know which type suits best for you. Adapting to the new normal, 2M technology is presenting face/mask recognition thermal turnstile.
2M thermal turnstiles have face/mask recognition and body temperature detection. You can integrate these turnstiles into ticketing systems and also access control management systems. When the facial recognition reader detects normal temperature and valid entry pass (faces, cards, QR code, badges), the barriers swing open, allowing the person to pass. To prevent people with a high fever from entering your facility, 2M turnstiles are your solution.
Full-height turnstiles, as the name suggests, have barriers extending up to seven feet from the floor. These turnstiles function just like a revolving door but with body temperature scanning. Unlike regular turnstiles, these are non-contact preventing cross-infection.
The revolving barrier is made of high-quality stainless steel. But, toughened glass barriers are equally common. Full-height turnstiles are also safer compared to waist-high turnstiles as intruders can’t jump over them. In other words, you can pass through these turnstiles only if you have normal temperature or masks.
You can’t hold and keep full-height turnstiles open, which prevents intruders from gaining access to your building. Full-height turnstiles also prevent tailgating as they allow only one person to pass through at a time. They often enable people to move in only one direction. However, they also have operational flexibility, allowing bidirectional movement. They have a vandalism-proof design, making them less vulnerable to damage.
All these features make full-height turnstiles suitable for high-security buildings, especially for applications with unmanned areas. Bank volts, government buildings with high-security risk, prisons, industrial plants, military installations, power plants, airports, and even parking sites use full-height turnstiles to prevent unauthorized access.
These turnstiles come in single, double, or triple arm barriers. The tripod barrier rotates vertically allowing one person to pass at a time. Those are usually found at train stations, bus terminals, airports, public parking lots, and parks.
These half-height turnstiles have optical sensors and swing barriers made from high-quality stainless steel or toughened glass. Glass swing gates are often found in office buildings since they have a luxury and elegant look. Ticketing Systems are often integrated into those turnstiles. This type of gate has the largest passage width so it’s great for stations where passengers have to carry luggage with.
Retractable turnstiles are mainly used in pedestrian high traffic areas. They have a fast opening ability ideal for airports, subway stations, or any transport stations where people move fast.
2M face/mask recognition thermal turnstiles are the best access control with both mask recognition and temperature detection. As we enter into the new normal, we’re shifting to all new ways. It might be hard for beginners to select which turnstiles gates. This article explains the 5 most common types of turnstile gates to help you make the appropriate selection for you. But if you need more help in determining the best turnstile for your facility, then take our interactive quiz below!