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When selecting turnstiles for your facility, one of the key considerations is the ease of use. After all, if your employees and visitors find the turnstile challenging to use, it can lead to frustration and delays, potentially impacting productivity and even security. Fortunately, there are several factors to consider when selecting turnstiles that can help ensure ease of use. Here are some tips to keep in mind.


Choose the Right Type of Turnstile

First and foremost, it’s important to select the right type of turnstile for your facility. There are a variety of turnstile options available, including full-height turnstiles, tripod turnstiles, speedgates, waist-high turnstiles, and optical turnstiles. Each type has it’s own unique benefits, so choosing the one that best fits your security needs is important.

For example, Smarter Security offers a range of Fastlane turnstiles and speedgates designed for various environments and accessibility. With a throughput rate of one person per second, pedestrians can move quickly through the lanes, preventing long lines and frustrations. Fastlane turnstiles use multiple microprocessors and neural networks to distinguish humans from most items pulled or carried, virtually eliminating false alarms. These turnstile models are extremely versatile and can be customized with options such as barrier heights, pedestal shapes and sizes, lane widths, and even 3rd party integrated technologies, all designed to provide a seamless user experience without sacrificing security.


Consider the User Experience

Selecting the right gating system for your facility is a critical decision that requires prioritizing the user experience. This involves taking into account various factors that can impact the ease of use and satisfaction of your employees and visitors. One of the most significant factors is ensuring smooth access for users to enter and exit the facility quickly and efficiently. In addition, in today’s environment, reducing the risk of spreading infections is of paramount importance. Turnstiles that are easy to clean and maintain can significantly decrease the risk of transmission. Additionally, our system can be integrated with biometric readers to reduce touch points and elevator dispatch displays to provide users with the correct elevator information, avoiding delays and confusion.

From an operator’s standpoint, Fastlane turnstiles are designed to ensure a seamless and efficient operating experience. Our turnstiles have a user-friendly interface that requires minimal training and are equipped with visual and audible cues to guide users through the process.

For facilities that require wider lane clearance than ADA standards, Smarter Security offers the Fastlane Glassgate 155 and Glassgate 400 Plus models. These turnstiles can accommodate lane widths of up to 47.25″ wide, making them ideal for users with mobility aids or facilities that move oversized equipment items, such as hospital gurneys. Despite their wider clearance, these gates maintain the same high level of security with advanced Sidegating technology and ease of use as other Fastlane models. By selecting turnstiles that prioritize the user experience, you can guarantee a seamless and satisfying experience for your employees and visitors.


Integrate Technologies for the Win

Finally, selecting turnstiles that integrate seamlessly with third-party technologies and building access control systems is important. This can help streamline the user experience, as users will be able to use their existing access credentials to enter and exit the facility.

Fastlane turnstiles are designed to integrate with a variety of access control systems, including biometric systems, RFID readers, and more. This allows users to quickly and easily enter and exit the facility using their existing credentials without the need for additional steps or processes.

By keeping these tips in mind and selecting systems that are designed for ease of use, you can ensure a seamless user experience for your employees and visitors. To learn more about Smarter Security’s Fastlane turnstiles, including the Glassgate 155 and Glassgate 400 Plus models, check out our product catalog.

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