Beyond turnstiles: The advantages of speed gates

Beyond turnstiles: The advantages of speed gates

May 5, 2024

Beyond turnstiles: The advantages of speed gates

Speed gates are a modern and efficient alternative to traditional turnstiles. Overall, speed gates offer a secure solution for access control in various environments, making them a preferred choice for many organizations and facilities.

Flow Systems’ speedgate installed in a modern office building for security and access control.

Efficiency: Speed gates offer faster throughput compared to turnstiles. They allow for quicker passage of individuals, reducing congestion and wait times, especially in high-traffic areas such as airports, train stations, stadiums, and office buildings.
Security: Speed gates provide enhanced security features. They are often equipped with sensors and technology to detect unauthorised access or tailgating. This helps prevent unauthorised entry and ensures that only one person can pass through the gate at a time, enhancing security measures.

Aesthetics: Speed gates are designed with aesthetics in mind. They come in sleek and modern designs that can complement the architectural style of various facilities. This makes them a preferred choice for upscale environments where aesthetics are important.

Customisation: Speed gates can be customised to meet specific requirements. They are available in different sizes, configurations, and materials to suit the needs of different environments. This customisation flexibility allows them to be seamlessly integrated into various architectural designs.

Materials: Speed gates are typically made of high-quality materials such as stainless steel, tempered glass, and acrylic panels. These materials ensure durability, longevity, and resistance to wear and tear, even in high-traffic areas.

Operation: Speed gates operate using motorised barriers that open and close quickly to allow authorised individuals to pass through. They are controlled by access control systems, such as RFID card readers, biometric scanners, or ticketing systems. Upon successful authentication, the barriers open automatically, allowing the person to pass through, and then close again to prevent unauthorized access. Speedgates also allow for touch free access control, when combined with touchless biometrics such as face readers.

Integration: Speed gates can be seamlessly integrated with various access control and security systems, including CCTV cameras, alarms, and visitor management systems. This integration enhances overall security measures and provides a comprehensive solution for access control.

Applications: Speed gates are used in a wide range of environments, including transportation hubs (airports, train stations, bus terminals), commercial buildings, government facilities, sports stadiums, amusement parks, and corporate offices. They are particularly beneficial in areas where high security and efficient pedestrian flow are essential.

Flow Systems offers the Flowstyle Speedgate, available in a number of configurations, including a paraplegic addition. Its stainless-steel design, automatic glass wings, and LEDs all add visual aesthetics to the building, as well as providing a safe and secure entrance. Please contact us if you’d like to know more about incorporating speedgates into your building or facility.