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Industrial & commercial turnstiles

For commercial & business premises across Scotland, Northern England & Midlands


For long-lasting durability and low maintenance


Complying to safety & security regulatory standards


Happy to help solve your problems & make your vision comes true

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Turnstiles for secured & controlled entry

Improving physical security often involves using turnstiles to manage employee and visitor access. Turnstiles are mechanisms that control entry and exit points. Typically, they consist of a horizontal arm extending from a post, allowing individuals to pass through when certain conditions are met, such as presenting authorized identification or making a payment.

Some turnstiles also keep track of the number of people passing through. They play a crucial role in enhancing security, managing crowds, preventing loss, and regulating admission.

Commonly found in places across Scotland and the North of England, turnstiles are used in amusement parks, public transportation hubs, airports, and sporting venues. Their design permits only one person to pass through at a time, and they can also enforce one-way pedestrian traffic flow.

Modern turnstiles are often mechanical or electronic, with some equipped with optical sensors to scan tickets or badges. If the sensor fails to recognize the ticket or badge, an audible alarm is triggered.


Types of commercial turnstiles available

Turnstiles fall into three primary categories: optical, full height, and waist high. The type needed is dependent on the application it is being used for. The following are the types of turnstiles that we provide:

Full Height Commercial Turnstiles

Full height turnstiles consist of rotating barriers that extend from the floor to top of the turnstile, creating a full height barrier that looks like a revolving door. These can come as a single unit or as a tandem unit, which combines two turnstiles within a smaller footprint. Full height turnstiles are best suited for situations that require higher levels of security, especially in unmanned locations. Common users are military bases, nuclear and energy facilities, distribution warehouses and manufacturing facilities. For perimeter control, fence line security and parking lot access there is no better option than a full height turnstile.

Waist High Commercial Turnstiles

Waist high turnstiles consist of a tripod barrier arm installed at waist height that rotates to allow entry. Sturdy construction and mechanics allow these to last for decades, even under extreme use. Waist high turnstiles are frequently used in public access locations, such as theme parks and stadiums, to manage the large crowds of people entering the facility. Other common uses include lobby areas, warehouses, manufacturing facilities and employee cafeterias. Typical applications include employee access control and visitor management.

Choosing the right turnstile requires consideration of many different factors, including whether it is for indoor or outdoor use, the desired level of security, budget, features needed, and aesthetic preferences. If you are unsure, which turnstile would work best for you, talk to the team at CM Gates & Barriers now.


How many turnstiles do I need?

This depends on the amount of foot traffic you experience.

On average, if all goes smoothly, the crossing capacity in free access mode can offer 60 users per minute or a crossing capacity in single access mode, of 25 people per minute. This can differ depending on who you have entering and what they need to enter. This flow rate will work well for many business properties, however, if you have incredibly busy time periods then you should consider investing in multiple turnstiles.

Ideally, you want to keep your foot traffic flowing smoothly preventing people from having to wait and causing issues in this regard.

Tailored industrial door system by CM Gates & Barriers

No matter your needs – whether it's industrial sectional doors or turnstiles – CM Gates & Barriers has you covered. We've partnered with numerous commercial clients across Scotland, tailoring solutions to their specific needs. Our range includes high-speed doors, sectional doors, roller shutters, and more, always considering your access requirements and budget.

We also prioritize aesthetics, ensuring the design of your industrial doors aligns perfectly with your business. From garage doors to fire doors and everything in between, choose CM Gates & Barriers in West Calder. Not only are we industrial door specialists, but we also offer roller shutters, access control, automatic gates, and barriers.

Contact us now for an on-site survey and quote. Located near Livingston, we serve Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the entire Scotland region.

Contact us for turnstiles installations in Scotland, Northern England & Midlands

CM Gates & Barriers is based in Livingston, between Edinburgh and Glasgow and covering Scotland, Northern England & Midlands.

Unit 2 & 4 Polbeth Ind Est
West Calder
EH55 8TJ

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