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5 Undeniable Benefits of Turnstile Gates

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Learn how turnstile gates can help increase security and improve access control.

Every business needs a reliable security system to protect their assets, their employees, and guests. It is crucial not to overlook physical security at every entrance and exit, as access control is essential for maintaining business security. However, hiring security personnel to guard every entrance can become expensive and makes your security system prone to human error. For an efficient and economical alternative, try turnstile gates for your entrance security. These security features come with several significant benefits, which we explain below.  (more…)

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Three Security Turnstile Installations

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020
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One of three security turnstile installations are optical turnstiles, which rely on sensors instead of mechanical barriers.

Security turnstiles are excellent access control tools for a variety of facilities that require secure entrances and exits. There are generally three kinds of security turnstile installations, with features that vary depending on the facility’s needs. Selecting the right turnstile for your property requires considering the placement of the entrance, the desired level of security, the budget, and aesthetic preferences. The pros and cons of each of the three security turnstile installations are outlined below to help make your decision easier.  (more…)

3 Factors to Consider Before a Turnstile Installation

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
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Three factors to consider before a turnstile installation are power outages, ADA regulations, and installation requirements.

Installing security turnstiles is an excellent way to increase your facility’s security and access control. However, as with every security measure, a turnstile installation comes with a few factors that need to be carefully considered for the turnstiles to be effective. Preparing for potential emergencies and power outages, ADA compliance rules, and the installation and maintenance requirements that come with turnstiles will ensure that your facility’s security is the best it can be.  (more…)

The 5 Best Security Benefits of Turnstile Gates

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Turnstile gates offer increased security benefits when compared to traditional security personnel.

No matter the size of your business or facility, you will need a robust security system to protect your assets and your staff. While you necessarily protect your business’s computer system, you must equally shield all entrance and exit points from unapproved entrances. Hiring security personnel for every door may not be financially or practically feasible for your facility, but there is an efficient and economical alternative. Turnstile gates offer reliable access control, ease of use, and flexibility that make them an excellent choice for facility security. Read on to learn more about the security benefits that turnstile gates can offer your business.  (more…)

Why Turnstiles are Gaining Traction in Access Control

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Why Turnstiles are Gaining Traction in Access Control

Here are a few reasons why turnstiles are gaining popularity in pedestrian traffic and access control.

For business owners, facility managers, and security personnel, access control is key. Keeping secure perimeters is vital to many different industries and types of property, and pedestrian access control is an extremely challenging thing to manage. More and more businesses are opting to install turnstiles as a measure to further regulate pedestrian traffic, and for good reason. Here are a few reasons why turnstiles are gaining popularity in pedestrian traffic and access control.

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Types of High Security Turnstiles

Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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There are several types of these turnstiles available, so here’s our helpful guide to the types of high security turnstiles.

When it comes to properly securing and protecting your property, it’s essential to think about access control in addition to fences and anti-climbing measures. Security goes beyond perimeter protection: it’s also important to be able to control and remain aware of anyone who enters the property. For some types of facilities, access control can mean gates, identification cards, or even high security turnstiles. Turnstiles make an excellent security and access control solution because they can take the pressure off of security staff and integrate seamlessly with other access control measures, such as ID scanning. There are several types of these turnstiles available, so here’s our helpful guide to the types of high security turnstiles.

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Three Reasons to Secure Your Facility Using Turnstiles

Friday, April 19th, 2019
Three Reasons to Secure Your Facility Using Turnstiles

One of our many options for protecting your business is the use of turnstiles.

When you’re looking to improve the security of your business there are a wide variety of factors you must consider. Businesses everywhere are under more threats than ever from both physical attacks and data or internet driven ones. Just as you need to ensure your company wifi system has a secure firewall and protection plan, your physical building needs to be protected too. At Hercules High Security we can help you develop a thoughtful, attractive security plan that meets your needs without making potential customers feel unwanted. One of our many options for protecting your business is the use of turnstiles. These useful tools help improve security and safety in a variety of ways, and today we’ll take a look at some of their key benefits. (more…)

Benefits of Turnstiles for Security

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Commercial High Security ProjectsTurnstiles are a great way to maximize security in a perimeter of an area. You may see them at high security buildings or premises such as the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Maryland. Hercules High Security has installed many turnstile security systems for specific businesses and agencies. Custom fencing is what we can offer for safekeeping of your property.

What is a turnstile security system?

A turnstile is a gate usually made of metal that connects to a fence and only allows one person at a time to enter. The horizontal bars that you see on turnstiles make up the revolving “door” on the gate. Some turnstile security systems have a place to swipe a badge to enter and others have a code. Facilities can also have a guard present to easily monitor the people coming in and going out of the premises.

There are various types of turnstile security systems to choose from.

  • The MST turnstile is one of the most commonly used gates. It reaches full height at 91.5” and automatically turns itself into place after someone has gone through it. This ensures that no one else will be able to sneak through. When one pushes softly on the gate, they may enter. When someone is trying to get in with force, the door becomes harder to open.
  • The MSTT is similar to the former model, but occupies less space and offers two turnstiles. One person can enter while another is exiting, creating a convenient flow of foot traffic. This model reduces the noise level of the metal locking in place.
  • The CLST turnstile gives a more inviting look and feel. The frame is aluminum and has the same benefits as the MST turnstile. The turnstile will integrate with just about any access control system as it is electronically controlled.
  • The CPST turnstile is eye-pleasing and usually used in high-profile facilities. It impresses visitors but still gives protection for the higher-ups inside the building. It has a clear side and arms that allow you to see what is on the other side. It is more affordable and secure than installing a revolving door. We may actually recommend this type of entrance for upscale hotels in the city.

Install a turnstile suited for your needs.

Hercules High Security can install a turnstile security system customized to what you want. Parts can be added to pre-existing structures for maximum security. We have installed hundreds of turnstiles varying in size, shape, and applications. Whether your security solution requires a galvanized, powder coated, manual or electric turnstile, Hercules can provide it for you.

We have six convenient locations and there is a Hercules High Security professional ready to serve you from Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area to North Carolina. Our branch offices are in Manassas, Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina.

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