Curved arm crowd control turnstile GST

An ideal turnstile for loss prevention in retail stores

The GST is a four-arm turnstile that provides entry access and pedestrian directional control in public environments. The curved arm design provides an impediment to pedestrians attempting to duck under the turnstile arms in the wrong direction. The turnstile rotates in one direction in either the clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.

Pedestrian traffic flow control applications

The GST turnstile is often used in a store front entry design layout. Commonly installed in conjunction with Alvarado’s pedestrian gates and modular post and railing, the turnstile controls the flow of patrons into supermarkets, drug stores, discount stores and other retail establishments. Other locations where GST turnstiles are used include cafeterias, health clubs or anywhere crowd control, pedestrian access control or pedestrian flow control is required.

Crowd control for retail stores

Retail Stores

Crowd control for food service

Food Service

Crowd control for health and fitness clubs

Health Clubs

Crowd control for public access

General Public Access

Durable construction and operation

Built for the demands of today’s retail environment

The GST crowd control turnstile is built to withstand the demands of today’s retail environment. Alvarado turnstiles are made from solid steel materials with long lasting internal components. It is not uncommon for our turnstiles to see in excess of 20 years of field operation.

Other GST turnstile features

The turnstile’s four arm rotating section moves smoothly and silently in a single direction and requires very minimal hand pressure to move. The GST turnstile’s uniquely curved arms offer an added measure of security against wrong-way or crawl-under pedestrian traffic. The turnstile comes standard in clockwise rotation, but can easily be changed to counter-clockwise rotation in the field.

The GST turnstile comes in a bright chrome finish and includes all components shown in the adjacent image.


Use our gates, turnstiles and railing to control access and improve your bottom line

Alvarado turnstiles, pedestrian gates and modular posts and railing provide an inexpensive and effective method of controlling pedestrian and shopping cart traffic flow patterns. Using Alvarado’s directional control products at entry points, and requiring patrons to exit through check stands or similar monitored areas, will reduce shoplifting and shrink in retail and grocery stores.

GST Turnstile Benefits:

  • One way operation controls unwanted entry or exit
  • Controls and directs patron traffic
  • Deters shoplifters and reduces theft
  • Very easy for patrons to push and move through
  • Integrates with Alvarado gates, posts and railing
  • With Alvarado gates, can be used in layouts that meet most public accessibility requirements

Crowd control turnstile for retail theft mitigation

Deter shoplifting by directing exiting traffic through checkout lanes.

Use our modular products in creative ways

Whether your goals are to direct pedestrian traffic, provide delivery access, block or segment areas of your facility – or all of the above – our pedestrian gates, turnstiles and modular posts and railing are inexpensive and flexible tools to help you achieve your objectives. Just a few examples of how our products can be used are shown below.

Need assistance? We can help. Our experienced sales and customer service personnel have dozens of years of real world experience and are available to assist with ideas, options, layouts and answers to your questions.

Alvarado always recommends that local code requirements be checked before ordering and installing products used for public entry/exit access purposes.

Product downloads

Asset Protection and Queuing Catalog


MT, GST and W Datasheet


GST Descriptive Specifications


GST Architectural Specifications


Visit our Resources page for drawings, manuals and application photos.

Additional Information

The GST turnstile can be ordered with factory attached rail outlets for integration with Alvarado’s modular posts and railing. Loose outlets can also be ordered for field installation.

Design Assistance

Our experienced sales and customer service personnel can assist with your design layout or questions.

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