Covid-19 will change the way facilities operate. The requirements for a reliable and secure access system remain, but security will now be blended with hygiene and social distancing concerns and requirements. Alvarado offers innovative solutions and technologies to help

Moving Forward: Contactless Entry and Capacity Control


Covid-19 will change the way facilities operate. The requirements for a reliable and secure access system remain, but security will now be blended with hygiene and social distancing concerns and requirements. Alvarado offers innovative solutions and technologies to help.  

Contactless Reader Options
Alvarado optical turnstiles integrate with a variety of reader types and technologies that allow users to verify entry credentials with contactless operation. RFID/NFC, barcode, IDEMIA’s MorphWave, facial recognition, and Bluetooth are all technologies that support contactless entry options. Alvarado offers a number of off the shelf integrated solutions. For unique applications, we work closely with decision makers to ensure devices and technologies are attractively integrated and functional to users. Our products can be retrofitted with new technologies after installation. 

Above: SU5000 Optical Turnstile with MorphoWave Contactless Reader. Below: SU5000 Optical Turnstile with Contactless Facial Recognition Camera.

Touchless Entry
When a proper credential is presented, the turnstile barriers automatically open, allowing passage. Once the user passes through the lane, the barriers automatically close. The entire process is truly touch-free. Throughout the process, with minimal instruction, users can maintain social distancing requirements implemented by the facility. 

Real-Time Capacity Monitoring
Along with a touchless entry process, facilities may require strict maximum occupancy limits throughout or in select areas. To monitor capacities and/or maintain a current in-facility or in-area count, Alvarado offers its GateWatch counting solution. GateWatch operates independently (although concurrently) from the facility access control system to monitor passages (entry and exit) through Alvarado optical turnstiles. By monitoring entries and exits, it is possible to determine “currently in” totals. When currently in totals exceed pre-set recommended capacities, GateWatch can instruct the turnstiles to temporarily stop allowing entries, and/or provide notification of above capacity totals via TV monitors. 

Easy Integration 
Integrating Alvarado optical turnstiles is quick and easy. Our turnstiles integrate with virtually any existing access control or visitor management system and are compatible with commands received from major video management software. Dedicated inputs for fire or life safety systems are provided and outputs are available to turn on cameras, lock interior doors and provide remote notification of alarm events. 

Alvarado Advantage
Alvarado turnstiles and gates are installed in hundreds of corporate lobbies and facilities throughout the world. We assemble and ship from our Southern California headquarters, allowing for the fastest standard lead times in the industry. For rush requirements, even shorter turn-around times are available. Our superior product quality, integration expertise and industry leading service and support are just a few reasons that many of the world’s most respected companies use our products. 


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