Sahara Sam’s installed several Alvarado MSTT tandem full height turnstiles, outfitted with TAS12 intelligent admission devices. The TAS12’s read barcoded wrist bands that allow park access to paying patrons. Additionally, MSG full height security gates were installed to allow disabled patron and delivery access to the park. Software installed included Alvarado’s GateConnect and GateWatch.

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Installs Alvarado Turnstiles, Gates and Admission Access Software to Eliminate Non-Paying Patrons and Control Entry Access to the Water Park

Alvarado’s galvanized MSTT full height turnstiles accompany an MSG full height security gate to control pedestrian access outside Sahara Sam’s Oasis.

Alvarado’s galvanized MSTT full height turnstiles accompany an MSG full height security gate to control pedestrian access outside Sahara Sam’s Oasis.

CHINO, CA – Alvarado, a leading U.S. manufacturer of turnstiles and entry control solutions has been selected by Sahara Sam’s Oasis; an indoor and outdoor waterpark in West Berlin, New Jersey, to help reduce unauthorized patron entry and streamline access control. Unauthorized entries, shoddy equipment, and unreliable patron counting were an ongoing liability issue for Sahara Sam’s until installing Alvarado’s admission control equipment and software.

“Alvarado’s turnstiles and proprietary software have integrated exceptionally well with our POS provider.  The ability to track guest visits, manage building occupancy, and eliminate gate jumpers has increased operational efficiency across the board.” said Ilya Girlya, President and CEO, Sahara Sam’s Oasis. “Additionally, the turnstiles have created a managed entrance where guests enter and exit as they please, utilizing barcode scanning. This feature allows guests to maneuver between different parts of the facility and ensure only paying guests enter the facility and benefit from paid admission. Overall our guests are pleased and our staff can focus their energy towards looking at proper data knowing the entrance is self-managed.”

Prior to installing Alvarado products, Sahara Sam’s entry control equipment was comprised of waist high turnstiles and gates from various manufacturers. Using different third party vendors proved to be futile over time as the park experienced a tremendous amount of performance and integration issues with the equipment. In addition, Sahara Sam’s experienced issues with non-paying customers jumping over the waist high access control equipment, entering the water park without paying.

A powder coated MSG full height security gate and MSTT full height tandem turnstile, outfitted with TAS12 Intelligent Admission Devices, help control pedestrian access inside Sahara Sam’s Oasis.

A powder coated MSG full height security gate and MSTT full height tandem turnstile, outfitted with TAS12 Intelligent Admission Devices, help control pedestrian access inside Sahara Sam’s Oasis.

Sahara Sam’s installed several Alvarado MSTT tandem full height turnstiles, outfitted with TAS12 intelligent admission devices. The TAS12’s read barcoded wrist bands that allow park access to paying patrons. Additionally, MSG full height security gates were installed to allow disabled patron and delivery access to the park. Software installed included Alvarado’s GateConnect and GateWatch.

GateConnect is best thought of as “middleware,” connecting Alvarado’s intelligent admission devices with Sahara Sam’s selected ticketing system to read barcode transmissions. GateWatch is real-time venue counting software, allowing Sahara Sam’s to monitor the number of patrons in the park at all times. GateWatch integrates with the installed full height turnstiles.

“Sahara Sam’s made an intelligent choice when they partnered with Alvarado,” said Brian McNeil, Alvarado’s Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships. “Alvarado offers products that integrate seamlessly with one another as well as third party access control software, creating the perfect fit for any facility needing an admission control solution, like Sahara Sam’s.”

About Alvarado

Founded in 1956, Alvarado provides products that protect assets and control the flow of people in facilities throughout the world. A state of the art facility in Southern California houses design, manufacturing and distribution. Knowledgeable employees offer superior service and support from specification to installation. For more information, visit www.alvaradomfg.com.

About Sahara Sam’s Oasis

Sahara Sam’s Oasis Indoor and Outdoor Water Park of West Berlin, New Jersey were founded in March of 2009. The facility offers families of the greater Tri-State community affordable, high value entertainment the entire year with 58 of its 68-thousand square feet under a retractable roof system. Park features include arcade systems, surfing simulators, the world’s tallest ropes course, numerous water attractions, slides and more. A recipient of the 2011 Silver International Aquatic Safety Award, the park prides itself on local ownership, cleanliness, safety, and affordability. Sahara Sam’s Oasis is located at 535 N Route 73, West Berlin, NJ 08091.