Turnstiles Guide

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 19, 2012

Turnstiles are security devices that control pedestrian access to secured areas, designed as moving portions of fence or barricades that restrict unauthorized access. They typically have a physical barricade arm or gate that pivots freely when access is authorized. In this note, we examine full vs waist height turnstiles, sizing the number of turnstiles needed as well as prepping, installing and maintaining them.

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