The US government alone has almost 1 million buildings nationwide. These buildings often hold sensitive information, high-profile personnel, and national secrets. Though they may look like normal buildings, government buildings are highly secured to protect again cyber security attacks and terrorist threats. This is no easy task, but when it comes to our national sovereignty, our government pulls out all the stops.
The government must safeguard its assets like any other functioning organization. But for obvious reasons, the government must have even tighter security than any other organization. They must protect their sensitive data, executive officials, military information, and more. They also need to guard against terrorist attacks, bomb threats, unlawful entries, and data breaches. This must be achieved all while keeping a somewhat open look as to not disrupt the “government of the people, by the people, for the people” ideology that our country was founded on and still lives by today.
The access control and security needs of government facilities vary on a case-by-case basis. Optical turnstiles are often used at smaller, less risk-prone facilities like civil courthouses and local government buildings. These optical units blend in with the sleek and prestigious architecture of these government buildings and look as though they were meant to be there. On the other end of the spectrum, very important government facilities like the Pentagon and Capitol Building are subject to tremendous risk. They opt for the most secure turnstiles available: full heights. These full height turnstiles span from floor to ceiling to offer impenetrable protection. They control access to one person at a time, staying locked until presented with the correct credentials. Full height turnstiles are paired with matching full height gates to allow handicap access while still keeping the highest level of security possible.
Unlike government buildings and facilities, many military bases opt for a more rugged yet simple-to-operate access control option. These bases tend to choose waist high turnstiles to get the job done. On base, service members must be accounted for while people traffic into and out of the facility needs to be monitored and controlled, making waist high tripod turnstiles the perfect option. These particular units can operate autonomously with card readers or other credential checkers.
Hayward Turnstiles is honored to have worked with the United States Government in the effort to better secure our government and military facilities with security turnstiles. We are proud to have helped: