Waist high turnstiles (also known as tripod turnstile) are a mechanical barrier with three revolving horizontal arms fixed to a vertical cabinet that is approximately 39” tall. They typically use a ratchet mechanism to allow the rotation of the arm in one or both directions. The turnstiles are designed to allow one person to pass thru single-file at a time giving an accurate, verifiable count of attendance. Waist high turnstiles provide a basic, simple form of access control and are a good fit for a variety of applications, including stadiums, amusement parks, office lobbies and health clubs. Depending upon usage needs and permissions, passage may be left open, or require a credential such as a bar code scan, RFID card, or similar as required by the administrator. See below for our full line of waist high turnstiles.