Waist high turnstiles are turnstiles that sit at waist height. They are designed to control access into or out of a point of entry while only allowing a single person access at a time. These turnstiles are very common and are used for a variety of projects.
Every turnstile that is not full height can be considered a waist high turnstile. These turnstiles include tripod and optical turnstiles as well as most ADA gates. Waist high turnstiles can vary in functionality, appearance, and type. They are often seen in a series.
A waist high turnstile is used when access control is desired but full height security is not needed. These turnstiles tend to look more inviting than full height turnstiles, so they are often used in customer service environments and at venues. Waist high turnstiles are a great solution for controlling access without seeming too intense.