Flap gates, a classic type of optical turnstiles that include physical barriers and are also called optical flap turnstiles or flap barrier turnstiles, are used to manage pedestrian traffic in and out of secured areas where security access control and pedestrian traffic management are equally important. They have infrared beams that can determine if a pedestrian has successfully navigated the turnstile security lane. They will refuse to open along with the alerts to effectively deny access, and the high detection accuracy of such security turnstiles can effectively prevent clipping and collision, ensuring the safety of pedestrians. If someone tries to enter without authorization, a visual or audible alert is triggered. Flap gate turnstiles also have a contemporary appearance that meets the latest architectural trends.
The wedge-shaped wings of the flap gates meet near the top to form a barrier after passing or after the predetermined passing period, and they fully retract into the housing upon receiving a valid signal. They are supplied with standard interfaces for integrating different access control systems, including bar-code scanners, token coin collectors, time & attendance systems, card collectors, and face recognition systems, and easily program the single-directional or bi-directional access as per the project requirements.
Flap gate turnstiles can be utilized in lavish corporate lobbies, office buildings, data centers, government buildings, and stadiums because of their stable operation, low noise production, and low power consumption. They are frequently used in subways and other public transportation hubs because of their quick throughput.
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What is a flap gate turnstile?
A flap gate turnstile is a straightforward and cost-effective waist-high optical turnstile comprised of two cabinets linked by invisible infrared beams. To determine if people have passed through the security turnstile lane, their cabinets employ infrared beams. Visual or audio alerts will be activated in response to any unauthorized entry or tailgating attempts, and the physical barrier will also refuse to open as a result, effectively denying access. It may be remotely controlled and integrated with a variety of access control systems. Additionally, it is frequently employed in commercial and industrial places including trade shows, supermarkets, and transportation hubs.
How does a flap gate turnstile work?
Flap gate turnstile comes with visible wings which operate in two-directional movements, when closed, the wedge-shaped wings meet near the top forming a barrier. When opened, the wings fully retract into the cabinet, creating free passage. It is supplied with infrared sensors to ensure that only one person enters for each authorized credential at one time. The pedestrians show their valid credentials when entering, the automatic turnstile will open for free access, and automatically close after access is completed or out of passing time if pedestrians do not pass within the pre-set time. Finally, the flap gate turnstile provides a function that protects a person from any injury caused by the closing of the flap barrier wings during the person’s pass-through duration.
What are the advantages of installing a flap gate turnstile?
Installing a flap gate turnstile has some advantages for customers as well as the establishment where it is placed. It enables automatic access control, prevents invasions, and boosts security without the need for security personnel. It helps to control employee entry and exit and is beneficial for dividing sections with restricted access.
Types of flap gate turnstiles:Brush motor type: uses a DC24V brush motor, making it a great option for crowd control management that calls for straightforward and cost-effective operation;
Brushless motor type: uses a DC24V brushless motor, which is barrier-free, silent, safe, simple to use, and easy to maintain. Because of the structure's simplicity, modular design, and easier upkeep. The brushless motor is more efficient, has no wear, lower noise, and has a significantly longer lifespan.
Flap gate turnstile variation:
There are two types of flap gate turnstiles: ones that have a physical barrier and those without a physical barrier. Barrier turnstiles use internal infrared technology in conjunction with a physical barrier to increase security against unauthorized access, whereas barrier-free turnstiles rely exclusively on infrared beams to detect and prohibit passage. Barrier-free turnstile cabinets can be placed next to or far apart from one another depending on the situation. This offers flexibility and enables disability accessibility for lanes.
The applications of flap gate turnstile
To keep up with current architectural trends, the flap gate turnstile adopts a streamlined design with a more modern appeal. They can be employed in opulent corporate lobbies, office buildings, data centers, governmental facilities, public transportation systems, and stadiums thanks to its gorgeous design and stainless steel structure. It is frequently used in subways and other public transit hubs because of its extremely rapid throughput.
Is it possible to integrate the flap gate turnstile with a third-party access control system?
Yes, the flap turnstile gate flexibly integrates with facility access control and visitor management systems through standard dry contact inputs and outputs.
What are the advantages of flap gate turnstile?
1) Supplied with faulty self-checking and an alarm prompting mechanism that is easy to use and maintain;
2) Direct programming from the control board is available for the running status;
3) The mechanical design and induction anti-pinch features
4) An alarm with sound and light;
5) Anti-shock function; if no open signal is received, the swings are automatically locked;
6) A synchronization feature for the telescoping boom;
7) Function for automatic reset. When the gate is open, the system will immediately revoke the permission to access this time if no pedestrians pass through during the specified time;
8) When power outage, the flap gate turnstile opens automatically and closes automatically when powered on;
9) Flexibly integrate a variety of access control systems
10) One-way or bidirectional access mode