Turnstiles and handicap accessible gates for office lobbies are the top of the line when it comes to entrance control and security. These physical access control products place a heavy emphasis on aesthetics and design, incorporating sleek lines and quality finishes like glass, brushed stainless steel, and chrome to blend in with your upscale office lobby. They are generally more inviting in design and feature more advanced capabilities than your regular run-of-the-mill tripod turnstile.
There are a few different products to choose from when designing an office lobby access control system. Most choose optical turnstiles for their unparalleled looks and advanced optical beam detection systems. Others choose ADA compliant handicap gates to provide access to those in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues. Both types are designed with high-quality materials like stainless steel and glass and both can be integrated with existing access control systems.
Turnstiles and ADA gates are usually placed in office lobbies for credential checking purposes; they save a company money by replacing security guards and front desk secretaries. Entrants present their identification card, key fob, or even use their fingerprint to unlock the turnstiles or gates and gain access into the rest of the building. Having turnstiles and gates in an office lobby helps to increase security, minimize unauthorized entrants, and helps show your employees/guests that you care about their safety.