To improve entry point security, recreation centers are increasingly choosing to integrate optical turnstiles with membership management systems.

Optical Turnstiles Improve Throughput and Security in Recreation Centers


To improve entry point security, recreation centers are increasingly choosing to integrate optical turnstiles with membership management systems.

Improved throughput

When turnstiles are part of the entry process, access readers are integrated directly into, or on top of, the turnstile. Instead of presenting an entry credential to a front desk attendant, who may be busy with other duties, guests present their entry credential directly to the turnstile to gain facility access. Reducing attendant involvement in the entry process speeds throughput and frees attendants to perform other duties.

Improved security

When members and visitors pass through a controlled physical barrier to gain facility access there are far less opportunities for members to enter without validating their entry credential, or for visitors to enter without checking in. Alvarado optical turnstiles provide additional security through use of advanced optical detection that provides notification when tailgaters attempt to follow an authorized user through the passage area. Use of Alvarado optical turnstiles greatly minimizes the opportunity for unauthorized entries into the facility and improves the integrity of the membership system data.

The integration process

Alvarado turnstiles integrate with virtually any membership management system. We have integrations at recreation centers throughout North America. Alvarado has also integrated many different types of readers into the design of its optical turnstiles, including proximity readers, bar code readers and various types of biometric readers. Whatever membership system or card reader you wish to use, you can be sure that Alvarado optical turnstiles will integrate seamlessly.

Other Alvarado benefits

Prior to the installation process, Alvarado will create architectural renders to allow customers to see exactly how the Alvarado turnstiles will look inside the facility. Alvarado can also create dimensional layout drawings to ensure that the selected products fit into the designated space. Finally, in addition to its optical turnstiles and gates, Alvarado also manufactures panel barriers to close off open spaces around installed turnstiles.

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