Flap barrier turnstiles are electronic optical turnstiles with glass panels (or flaps). These glass panels extend from a pair of optical turnstile cabinets. The panels meet in the middle of the two cabinets to form a pedestrian barrier. A flap barrier turnstile is an aesthetically pleasing security and access control solution.
Flap barrier turnstiles come in different shapes and sizes. Rectangular, square, and wedge-shaped flaps are common flap barrier shapes. These flap barriers can be waist high or full height, depending on the level of security necessary. Optical turnstile flaps can move by either swinging or retracting to open a lane. Movement, shape, and barrier height are all variations that help tailor flap barrier turnstiles to specific project needs.
A flap barrier turnstile is used when both heightened security and electronic optical turnstile access control are desired. These turnstiles provide a barrier to entry with a very pleasing and inviting appearance. A flap barrier turnstile is often used in office buildings and reception areas, lobbies, modern subway and transit stations, and other high-end building entrances.