Entrance turnstiles are often used at facilities and venues to control both who is able to enter and when they can enter. Installing access control systems with entrance turnstiles allows a company to control entry into their facility autonomously and efficiently. Sports venues, fulfillment centers, warehouses, and more all use turnstile access control systems to ensure that entrances are controlled.
Turnstile access control systems are often installed at facilities and venues to enhance security. They can be configured to restrict access only to people with proper credentials (like a pass, keycard, or fob) and will stay locked until the proper credentials are presented. Certain types of turnstiles, like full height turnstiles, provide added security with their floor-to-ceiling construction, making them virtually impenetrable. These models are used for high-risk/high-security applications like at data centers, prisons, construction sites, and high-profile government and military facilities.
Turnstiles can also be used to count admissions into and out of a venue. Many amusement parks, sports venues, and corporations use entrance turnstiles and exit turnstiles with counters to get accurate measurements of how many people are in their facilities, when peak traffic is, and whether or not there are still people in their facilities. Installing a turnstile access control system with counters provides valuable information on people traffic flow and peak times.
Turnstiles are also commonly used to enforce payment at venues. Any venue that requires tickets or payment upon entry can benefit from using a turnstile to enforce authorized entry. Amusement parks, sports venues, public transportation terminals, and more all benefit from the autonomous payment enforcement of a turnstile access control system. Most venues use entrance turnstiles fitted with card readers to scan tickets and determine if a person should be granted access. If presented with a valid ticket, the turnstile unlocks and grants only that single person admittance.