Skip to main content

Ordering Turnstiles

How do I buy Smarter Security products?

Smarter Security works with systems/security integrators and we do not sell direct to end users. We can recommend an integrator in your area if you do not currently work with one.

How do I set up payment terms?

Please work with your account representative to send us a copy of your reseller certificate and complete our credit application.

Customizing Your Product

What is the process to customize turnstiles to match our space/design?

Smarter Security can clad our turnstile pedestals in various custom metals. To match any material in your lobby, please send us a sample and we will provide ideas and a quote for customization.

In addition, there are many Rimex metal choices available, as well as Corian top options. Visit our Design Resources to learn more.

Can I have put a logo on the glass barrier?

Yes. To do this, you provide us with an eps file of your logo and based on the turnstile model selected we will recommend placement and size.

Can I customize a UL 2593 listed turnstile?

The UL listing applies to standard products. Certain options, such as approved custom tops, would maintain the listing, but customization of dimensions, materials, or operation will void the UL listing.

Which models can accommodate 39” or wider ADA lanes?

These models offer a wider lane:


Are your power supplies shipped with the product or do we have to order our own?

Power supplies are supplied with each order. The number of power supply units is based on the number of lanes and the model ordered.

Where do you recommend housing the PSU?

We recommend the power supply for Fastlane turnstiles be mounted near the guard desk, in a secure closet, or near the access control system.

How far can we have the power supplies from the turnstiles and/or gates?

Power supplies can be up to 200′ away from the turnstile pedestals when using 14AWG wire. Larger wire will not fit in the connector. Please consult with Smarter Security if runs further than 200’ are required.

Are Fastlane turnstiles and gates low voltage units?

Yes, all Fastlane turnstiles operate on a low voltage DC 24VDC.

What is the input and output requirement?

110-240VAC input. 24VDC output.

What size wire gauge (AWG) is required?

The gauge of wire used varies according to the wire length to account for resistance.


How long should my crew expect to be on site for installation?

Installation time varies by the number of turnstile lanes and the work being completed by the general contractor or other installers. With prep work done to the floor including coring and electric if required, mounting and wiring the turnstile pedestals takes approximately 1-2 hours per lane.

Do you have turnstile and gate footprint templates available and how soon can I get them?

Yes, we can provide pedestal footprint templates in advance of shipping the turnstiles, after the deposit is received. The templates come at no charge, but there is an additional shipping charge of $150 if you want them early.

Why is there a 4 inch manufacturer-recommended maintenance gap'?

A maintenance gap of 4 inches is required on the outside edges of the two outer pedestals to allow technicians to remove panels to access the internal parts. This gap is also required during installation. Infill or other barriers that violate the maintenance gap do not void the product warranty, but if those need to be moved to allow required services to be performed, removal and replacement is the customers’ responsibility.

Do you have a list of preventive maintenance steps?

Maintenance is covered at the back of the installation manual and is recommended once yearly, at a minimum.  We also offer preventative maintenance services by our team of experienced technicians. Visit our Services page for more information.

How much time is required for scheduling a visit from a technical support team member?

For predicted service needs such as Site Certification and Preventive Maintenance, we request 3 weeks’ notice to schedule. For urgent issues, we will work with you to troubleshoot remotely and get on site as quickly as possible.

What is Site Certification and Training?

Smarter Security highly recommends Site Certification and Training to ensure long product lifetimes and uninterrupted performance. We encourage customers to choose this service by extending our standard one-year parts warranty by an additional two years for a total of 3 years for Site Certified installations. In this service, our techs are on-site prior to power-up to verify that turnstiles are installed correctly and that there are no issues upon start-up. We also train the integrator and end-user security manager on proper use of the system.

How do I order spares, and are they covered under warranty? What if I need a Return Materials Authorization (RMA)?

Order spare parts by calling us at 1-800-943-0043 where a sales support person will provide you a quote for parts. Before an RMA is issued for a turnstile under warranty, a Smarter Security technician will first review and troubleshoot to make sure no other parts are affected.

After review, the technician provides a RMA number, and you receive a quote for the part. We require a PO in case the part is not covered by the warranty for any reason. Once you send in the part, our technical team will test it and determine if it’s defective and under warranty. If the warranty applies, you will not be billed for the part.

How can I get spare parts if needed?

We keep almost all Fastlane spare parts in stock, so they are promptly shipped from Austin, Texas. If your turnstile is a custom design or an older model, the turnaround time might be a bit longer.

Product Features

What are the specific glass properties as they apply to safety and non-shattering of the glass?

Fastlane places a premium on user safety and all glass used on Fastlane turnstiles is 10mm Toughened Safety Glass (Heat Soaked) to EN 14179 / ANSI 97.1.

What is the mean time between failure (MTBF) for your turnstiles?

In normal use, 5,000,000 cycles of operation are expected before electro mechanical parts require replacement as part of an approved preventative maintenance program.

What will happen to the turnstiles/gates if the building loses power?

The barrier arms or glass panels will be able to be easily pushed out of the way to allow people to proceed through the lanes. A battery backup integration option is available, which would allow the barriers to automatically open for free egress. See A&E spec for more detail (Section 2.04 – E).

Can a battery be installed inside turnstile in case of power loss?

Yes, one battery per motor is allowed within the pedestal.

What is the force of entry for glass barrier models?

The force required to push open Fastlane turnstiles varies by model and is listed in the A&E specs for each model. Some models are available with optional locking barriers that cannot be forced open without breaking the glass.

What are the options for integrating Elevator Dispatch?

Smarter Security has worked with all the major elevator suppliers to assist customers in integrating their lobby turnstiles with the elevator dispatch system. Needs vary, but installing a dispatch display unit in the turnstile top is common. Not all Fastlane models are equally suited for elevator dispatch, so contact us to discuss your needs.