Whether it’s for a college campus or an entertainment venue, turnstiles offer several benefits for those who are entering the premises or those who work for the business. They are easy to install and can often be moved as they are needed in different areas of the property. A turnstile is designed for high traffic flow. It can be positioned in areas where there are large numbers of people trying to get into a venue at one time or when there are people who need to be monitored before entering a building, such as a courthouse. They are often seen at mass transit locations, such as amusement parks and airports, in order to keep the flow of people moving smoothly instead of allowing a large group to enter at one time.
Another benefit of the turnstile is that it can be designed to only allow access for certain people, keeping out those who aren’t supposed to be on the property. Those who are trying to get through the turnstile would use a card or another type of security method to unlock the device. A coin could also be inserted before the arm of the device unlocks.
Sometimes, a turnstile can allow for handicap access to a building. A large arm would open when the person wants to get through. This is a benefit as some wheelchairs aren’t able to get through a door or another entryway. The arm of the turnstile can be made as long as is needed to allow for wheelchairs and other handicap devices to easily get through. There isn’t a need for a door when a turnstile is used. Less space will be needed when this solution is used, which can also mean less maintenance and overhead for the company if there isn’t a need for a lot of doors on the premises. The devices can be used inside or outside depending on the setup of the venue. There are setups in a variety of designs, such as those that encompass the entire body, which are beneficial for government buildings and those with higher levels of security required.