Waist High turnstiles (also known as tripod turnstiles) are mechanical barriers with three fixed arms that act as a barrier to entry. These arms rotate mechanically to allow access or restrict entry. Waist High turnstiles typically use a ratchet mechanism to allow for arm rotation in one or both directions. These turnstiles are designed to allow access to one person at a time while giving an accurate, verifiable count of attendance. Depending upon usage needs and permissions, turnstile passage may be left open, or locked – requiring a credential such as a bar code scan, RFID card, or similar to allow access.
Waist High turnstiles provide a basic form of access control and are a good fit for a variety of applications. Stadiums, amusement parks, office lobbies, and health clubs can all benefit from the simple reliability of a Waist High turnstile.