Hayward Turnstiles, Inc.
Hayward Turnstiles, Inc.
Pedestrian Access Control Products
CONTACT INFO
160-A Wampus Ln.
Milford, CT 06460
Phone: 203-647-9144
Continuing Education Logo
Request for information Hayward Turnstiles, Inc. Contact Us / RFI
CONTENT
Videos
Catalogs / Brochures
building construction projects
SOCIAL
COMPANY OVERVIEW
ALL PRODUCTS

HT431 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile (Standard Passage Width)

The SecureTurn HT431 standard passage is our flagship full height turnstile. It is our most popular full height turnstile because it is extremely dependable, easy to install, and made right here in our USA-based manufacturing facility. The HT431 offers a comfortable passage width of 31 inches and it can conveniently integrate with virtually any access control software or hardware. Plus, each HT431 full height turnstile comes with 3 free safety sleeves to enhance usability and add protection.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

HT431T SecureTurn Full Height Tandem Turnstile

The SecureTurn HT431T tandem full height turnstile is our most popular tandem full height turnstile because it is extremely dependable, easy to install, and made right here in our USA-based manufacturing facility. The HT431T features tamper-proof construction and floor to ceiling security. This full height turnstile easily integrates with virtually any access control hardware or software via a momentary dry contact, making it the perfect access control solution for any application.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

HT440 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile (Wide Passage Width)

The SecureTurn HT440 couples maximum entrance and perimeter security with a wider passage width. The HT440 features tamperproof construction, floor to ceiling security, and can integrate with virtually all access control hardware and software. This full height turnstile can even be outfitted with numerous options and add-ons to further align it with your specific access control project needs.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

HT80 SecureTurn Aluminum Full Height Turnstile

The HT80 full height turnstile is used in special applications when aluminum framing materials are an important consideration. It is a unique hybrid-type design with aluminum arms, transparent sidewalls, and a clear anodized finish to complement most settings.

This special look is distinctive and is frequently used for interiors as well as highly corrosive environments. Moreover, the HT80 easily integrates with all access control systems.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HT439 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile (Wide Passage Width)

The HT439 wide passage turnstile provides extra width when a larger opening size is needed. Commonly used on construction sites, this model has greater clearance allowing the user to pass with small items. Standard finish is Stainless steel, but also available in a variety of finishes, this wide passage model offers extra space when needed.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HT448 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile (Extra Wide Passage Width)

The HT448 extra-wide passage is the widest available full-height turnstile with a whopping 48" opening. This premium width model offers maximum clearance for users to pass with large items. Like all of our full height turnstiles, this model is offered in galvanized, powder coat, or stainless steel finishes, and can be configured with a wide variety of options.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HT70 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

The HT70 has a revolving door look, provides sound control, has a full feature set, and offers full height turnstile functionality. Frequently mistaken for a revolving door, this premium model has advanced electronics and curb appeal for when looks count. This premium model features aluminum framing and revolving glass doors. The HT70 does a great job blending security and technology with architectural appeal.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HT60 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

The HT60 has a revolving door look, provides sound control, and offers full height turnstile functionality. When you need a low-profile discreet look, yet you require full security with a basic feature set, the HT60 is the choice for you. This model is frequently used between offices and production areas and is a favorite of designers and architects.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HTG-M Mesh Full Height ADA Gate

Our HTG-M full height gates with mesh infill provide the same floor to ceiling level of security coverage as our full height turnstiles while simultaneously providing an ADA compliant clear opening for disabled entrants. These HTG-M full height gates are outfitted with mesh infill for advanced reach through protection and can even come from the factory with a panic bar to be your perfect emergency exit solution. Our HTG-M works great as a standalone access control solution, but it really shines when paired with one of our SecureTurn series full height turnstiles to provide a comprehensive access control solution. All Hayward Turnstiles full height ADA gates are designed for handicap access, but they are also often used as an alternate entrance for people with push carts, deliveries, strollers, tools, and any other object that would not easily fit through a regular full height turnstile.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

HTSG Full Height Gate (High Security)

The HTSG full height gate is built to industrial-grade specifications and is an ideal product for high-security areas. The heavy-duty model is a real workhorse and it is built for a lifetime of performance. When you need the ultimate entry solution, this high-performance gate is the best choice. The HTSG is available in galvanized, powder coat, or stainless steel, and may also be finished in custom vibrant colors.  It has a full line of options and can easily be configured to fit your project needs.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HT348/HT348M Extended Width Full Height ADA Gates

The HT348 and HT348M are our flagship extra-wide full height ADA gates with an extended passage width of 48″. Our HT348 full height gates provide the same floor to ceiling level of security coverage as our full height turnstiles while simultaneously providing an ADA compliant clear opening for disabled entrants. Our HT348 full height gates are available with vertical bars as barriers (HT348) and can even be outfitted with mesh infill (HT348M) for advanced reach through protection. The HT348 works great as a standalone access control solution, but it really shines when paired with one of our SecureTurn series full height turnstiles to provide a comprehensive access control solution.

All Hayward Turnstiles full height ADA gates are designed for handicap access but are often used as an alternate entrance for when people must enter with pushcarts, deliveries, strollers, tools, and any other object that would not easily fit through a regular full height turnstile.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HT336/HT336M Full Height Gates

Our HT336 full height gates provide the same floor to ceiling level of security coverage as our full height turnstiles while simultaneously providing an ADA compliant clear opening for disabled entrants. Our HT336 full height gates are available with vertical bars as barriers (HT336) or can even be outfitted with mesh infill (HT336M) for advanced reach through protection. The HT336 works great as a standalone access control solution, but it really shines when paired with one of our SecureTurn series full height turnstiles to provide a comprehensive access control solution.

All Hayward Turnstiles full height ADA gates are designed for handicap access, but are often used as an alternate entrance for when people must enter with push carts, deliveries, strollers, tools, and any other object that would not easily fit through a regular full height turnstile.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

EZ Lane SL1000 Swing Glass Optical Turnstile

Free-flowing, contactless passage meets elegant design and sophistication with the Hayward Turnstiles EZ Lane SL1000 Swing Glass Optical Turnstile. Featuring a wear resistant polyurethane body, optional Ethernet connectivity, and an onboard configuration display, the SL1000 is truly on the forefront of access control innovation and user friendliness.

The SL1000 enhances user experience in both design and functionality. Unlike other optical turnstile options, this swinging glass optical turnstile does not require you to plug in a laptop or tablet to access all functions, parameters, and information. Simply navigate the onboard display to control lanes, gather information, and much more. Each SL1000 integrates seamlessly into building control systems via their available Ethernet interface capabilities (optional), allowing you to easily integrate with existing programs at your facility.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

EZ Lane SL2000 Swing Barrier Optical Turnstile

The EZ Lane SL2000 sits comfortably at the crossroads of elegant refinement and technological superiority. This swinging barrier optical turnstile combines the security of a physical barrier turnstile with the sophistication of optical beam detection to prevent tailgating and unauthorized entry with ease. Installing and integrating this UL listed and CE marked optical turnstile is a breeze, too. The SL2000 can be integrated with virtually all access control software and hardware while enjoying the convenience of dedicated inputs for fire and life safety systems. Beyond this, the SL2000 comes standard with browser-based lane configuration software that allows you to use any networked computer, tablet, or smartphone to adjust and fine-tune many of the SL2000's features and functionalities.

You can equip the SL2000 with our optional LaneAdmin browser-based remote lane monitoring and scheduling software to take even more control of your turnstile entry solution and make changes remotely on the fly. This application provides a virtual desktop of all your installed turnstiles, providing you with a convenient method to view and control the day-to-day operation of your turnstiles including one-time passage, changing turnstile operational modes, and reversing directions of traffic flow all from your web browser.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

SG525 SwingGate ADA

A true complement to your interior design, the SG525 motorized pedestrian gate features a seamless and modern aesthetic. This ADA compliant handicap gate provides bi-directional access with completely touchless operation. Each SG525 swinging barrier is driven by a powerful brushless motor to provide smooth, quiet, and extremely precise movement. In the event of a forced entry, each SG525 comes standard with audible alarms to notify nearby staff of misuse attempts. This modern motorized gate also integrates easily with virtually all access control systems via a momentary dry contact and can be configured to your choice of one-directional access or bi-directional access. Coupled with a dedicated fire system input, the SG525 is a breeze to install and integrate with existing systems. Being a handicap entry option, the SG525 is built with safety in mind. The SG525's intelligent drive system senses impacts and stops motion in the event of obstructions or complications within its lane.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

ClearPass CP2000 Optical Counting Turnstile

The CP2000 is a patron counting turnstile, but updated for the information age. This barrier-free patron counting turnstile uses a sophisticated optical beam array to detect and count passing patrons in either one or both directions. The CP2000 can even sound an alarm when passage in the incorrect direction is detected, adding an extra layer of protection for your access control system.

This compact and modern counting turnstile is a TCP/IP enabled device, allowing it to instantly communicate data with other networked devices. The CP2000's included browser-based configuration software transforms any networked device with access to a web browser (PC, smartphone, tablet, laptop) into a remote lane configurator. Instead of plugging into individual turnstile lanes, simply use your personal device to install software updates and access your CP2000's core settings.

Step up your analytics and monitoring with our optional ClearCount browser-based software. ClearCount integrates remotely with any networked CP2000, instantly pulling counting information to provide entry numbers, exit numbers, in-venue totals, and more all in a clean and modern interface with extensive reporting capabilities.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

ClearPass CP3000 Barrier-Free Optical Turnstile

The CP3000 is our barrier-free optical turnstile with a slim cabinet profile. This barrier-free optical turnstile combines technological advancement with aesthetical refinement. With no physical barrier and unparalleled optical technology, the CP3000 ensures fast throughput while simultaneously detecting and alarming when unauthorized entry occurs.

This compact and modern counting turnstile is a TCP/IP enabled device, allowing it to instantly communicate data with other networked devices. The CP3000 can even be integrated via a momentary dry contact for simple and direct integration. The CP3000's included browser-based configuration software transforms any networked device with access to a web browser (PC, smartphone, tablet, laptop) into a remote lane configurator. Instead of plugging into individual turnstile lanes, simply use your personal device to install software updates and access your CP3000's core settings.

Step up your operations and monitoring with our optional LaneAdmin browser-based software. LaneAdmin integrates remotely with any networked CP3000, instantly providing a virtual desktop view so your attendants or security team can perform operational functions such as processing one-time passages and changing operational directions.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

MR100 SwingGate ADA

The MR100ADA cabinet style gate is a very durable handicap accessible swing gate that matches the MR100 waist high turnstile perfectly in both size and aesthetics. This mid-range model features a traditional square cabinet design with a stainless steel finish.  The MR100 ADA also offers a self-closing arm that can easily be upgraded to provide touchless, hands-free motorized operation. Built for commercial use, this ADA gate will perform flawlessly in commercial environments and is a great choice when functionality, looks, and price are all important.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

MR200 SwingGate ADA

The MR200 ADA cabinet style gate matches the styling of the MR200 waist high turnstile. This premium model features a streamlined design with round ends in a stainless-steel cabinet. It also includes your choice of a custom solid surface top to match your design environment.The upscale design makes it a popular choice for upscale environments and is the top gate choice for designers and architects. Like all Hayward products, its quality construction makes it durable, rugged and built for a lifetime of performance. When design, functionality and looks matters, the MR200 ADA is the ADA gate of choice.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

EZ Lane Glass Wing Optical Turnstile

The EZ Lane Glass Wing is our entry level retractable glass optical model. This unit offers a standard security level. When closed, the wedge-shaped glass wings meet near the top forming a barrier. When opened, the advanced design allows the glass to fully retract into the cabinet, creating an open, inviting look.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

EZ Lane Drop Arm Optical Turnstile

The EZ Lane Drop Arm is our entry-level barrier turnstile with a single arm that quickly pivots down into the cabinet to allow entry. The shallow cabinet depth and functional design allow this model to work well in restricted spaces. The arm primarily acts as a visual deterrent to restrict entry and must be fully lowered to allow passage.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

EZ Lane SL1000 Swing Glass Optical Turnstile

Free-flowing, contactless passage meets elegant design and sophistication with the Hayward Turnstiles EZ Lane SL1000 Swing Glass Optical Turnstile. Featuring a wear resistant polyurethane body, optional Ethernet connectivity, and an onboard configuration display, the SL1000 is truly on the forefront of access control innovation and user friendliness.

The SL1000 enhances user experience in both design and functionality. Unlike other optical turnstile options, this swinging glass optical turnstile does not require you to plug in a laptop or tablet to access all functions, parameters, and information. Simply navigate the onboard display to control lanes, gather information, and much more. Each SL1000 integrates seamlessly into building control systems via their available Ethernet interface capabilities (optional), allowing you to easily integrate with existing programs at your facility.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

EZ Lane SL2000 Swing Barrier Optical Turnstile

The EZ Lane SL2000 sits comfortably at the crossroads of elegant refinement and technological superiority. This swinging barrier optical turnstile combines the security of a physical barrier turnstile with the sophistication of optical beam detection to prevent tailgating and unauthorized entry with ease. Installing and integrating this UL listed and CE marked optical turnstile is a breeze, too. The SL2000 can be integrated with virtually all access control software and hardware while enjoying the convenience of dedicated inputs for fire and life safety systems. Beyond this, the SL2000 comes standard with browser-based lane configuration software that allows you to use any networked computer, tablet, or smartphone to adjust and fine-tune many of the SL2000's features and functionalities.

You can equip the SL2000 with our optional LaneAdmin browser-based remote lane monitoring and scheduling software to take even more control of your turnstile entry solution and make changes remotely on the fly. This application provides a virtual desktop of all your installed turnstiles, providing you with a convenient method to view and control the day-to-day operation of your turnstiles including one-time passage, changing turnstile operational modes, and reversing directions of traffic flow all from your web browser.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

ClearPass CP2000 Optical Counting Turnstile

The CP2000 is a patron counting turnstile, but updated for the information age. This barrier-free patron counting turnstile uses a sophisticated optical beam array to detect and count passing patrons in either one or both directions. The CP2000 can even sound an alarm when passage in the incorrect direction is detected, adding an extra layer of protection for your access control system.

This compact and modern counting turnstile is a TCP/IP enabled device, allowing it to instantly communicate data with other networked devices. The CP2000 can even be integrated via a momentary dry contact for simple and direct integration. The CP2000's included browser-based configuration software transforms any networked device with access to a web browser (PC, smartphone, tablet, laptop) into a remote lane configurator. Instead of plugging into individual turnstile lanes, simply use your personal device to install software updates and access your CP2000's core settings.

Step up your analytics and monitoring with our optional ClearCount browser-based software. ClearCount integrates remotely with any networked CP2000, instantly pulling counting information to provide entry numbers, exit numbers, in-venue totals, and more all in a clean and modern interface with extensive reporting capabilities.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

ClearPass CP3000 Barrier-Free Optical Turnstile

The CP3000 is our barrier-free optical turnstile with a slim cabinet profile. This barrier-free optical turnstile combines technological advancement with aesthetical refinement. With no physical barrier and unparalleled optical technology, the CP3000 ensures fast throughput while simultaneously detecting and alarming when unauthorized entry occurs. This compact and modern counting turnstile is a TCP/IP enabled device, allowing it to instantly communicate data with other networked devices.

The CP3000 can even be integrated via a momentary dry contact for simple and direct integration. The CP3000's included browser-based configuration software transforms any networked device with access to a web browser (PC, smartphone, tablet, laptop) into a remote lane configurator. Instead of plugging into individual turnstile lanes, simply use your personal device to install software updates and access your CP3000's core settings. Step up your operations and monitoring with our optional LaneAdmin browser-based software.

LaneAdmin integrates remotely with any networked CP3000, instantly providing a virtual desktop view so your attendants or security team can perform operational functions such as processing one-time passages and changing operational directions.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

EZ Lane Glass Wing Optical Turnstile

The EZ Lane Glass Wing is our entry level retractable glass optical model. This unit offers a standard security level. When closed, the wedge-shaped glass wings meet near the top forming a barrier. When opened, the advanced design allows the glass to fully retract into the cabinet, creating an open, inviting look.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

EZ Lane Drop Arm Optical Turnstile

The EZ Lane Drop Arm is our entry-level barrier turnstile with a single arm that quickly pivots down into the cabinet to allow entry. The shallow cabinet depth and functional design allow this model to work well in restricted spaces. The arm primarily acts as a visual deterrent to restrict entry and must be fully lowered to allow passage.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

EZ Lane Swing Arm Optical Turnstile

he EZ Lane Swing Arm features a single or double arm barrier that quickly rotates into the cabinet to allow entry. This model's barrier acts as a visual deterrent and allows for instant passage upon operation.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS VIDEOS

LC100 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The LC100 FastTurn waist high turnstile is one of the best selling tripod turnstiles on the market. With installations at Six Flags, Madison Square Garden, Hershey Park and many more, the LC100 has solidified its spot as one of the most rugged and trustworthy waist high turnstiles available because of its low maintenance design and its highly attractive price point. When simplicity, affordability, and dependability are important, companies choose the Hayward Turnstiles LC100 every time.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

LC100P FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The FastTurn LC100P is the perfect portable turnstile for a variety of applications, especially where permanent access control points are not desired. The LC-100P is a great solution to variations and changes in traffic patterns, as it can be wheeled in place- ready to go at a moment's notice.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

MR100 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The FastTurn MR100 waist high turnstile is designed for high-profile installations, where aesthetics and durability are of the upmost importance. The heavy gauge stainless steel construction coupled with its sleek lines make the MR-100 perfect for all environments.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

MR200 FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The MR200 is an extended, round-end, heavy-duty access control turnstile. This high-quality product with its modern design has many applications. It is ideal for providing security and crowd control for athletic facilities, sports arenas, and amusement parks. The MR200 is perfect for transit systems where rugged reliability is paramount because of its versatility and wide range of applications.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

MR200 Plus FastTurn Waist High Turnstile

The MR200 Plus is an extended, round-ended, heavy duty access control turnstile with a custom solid surface top. This high-quality product with its streamlined design works for a multitude of uses. It is ideal for providing security and crowd control at office buildings, convention centers, and stadiums. The MR200 is perfect for light rail fare collection systems where rugged reliability is paramount because of its versatility and wide range of applications.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

AdaptaRail Bespoke Post and Rail System

The AdaptaRail is a modular post and rail system developed to provide custom railing solutions for any access control project or application. This stainless steel railing system is perfect for both indoor and outdoor installations and is the perfect addition to any turnstile or ADA gate purchase.

There are limitless configuration possibilities with the AdaptaRail system. Simply send us your design specifications or consult with one of our access control specialists to begin crafting your bespoke post and rail system today.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

SG100 SwingGate ADA

The SG100 is a durable yet stylish self-closing swing gate. This round corner gate is available in a standard ADA compliant lane width, but can easily be modified to fit your needs. Furthermore, custom rails can be added to fill any remaining open space. The SG100 is our least expensive and best-selling gate because it offers great value at a reasonable price.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

SG525 SwingGate ADA Home Products ADA Gates

A true complement to your interior design, the SG525 motorized pedestrian gate features a seamless and modern aesthetic. This ADA compliant handicap gate provides bi-directional access with completely touchless operation. Each SG525 swinging barrier is driven by a powerful brushless motor to provide smooth, quiet, and extremely precise movement. In the event of a forced entry, each SG525 comes standard with audible alarms to notify nearby staff of misuse attempts.

This modern motorized gate also integrates easily with virtually all access control systems via a momentary dry contact and can be configured to your choice of one-directional access or bi-directional access. Coupled with a dedicated fire system input, the SG525 is a breeze to install and integrate with existing systems. Being a handicap entry option, the SG525 is built with safety in mind. The SG525's intelligent drive system senses impacts and stops motion in the event of obstructions or complications within its lane.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

LC150 ADA Compliant Swing Gate

The LC150 ADA cabinet-style gate is an affordable and durable entry control solution. Standard features include heavy wall cabinet construction, a self-closing bi-directional arm, and a powder coat finish. Its rugged, no-frills design is constructed for use in high traffic areas and performs well under heavy usage.


All LC150 ADA models include a self-closing heavy-duty hinge, a full size 36″ clear ADA opening for handicap access, and either a one way 90 degree swing, or two-way 180 degree swing. The LC150 ADA gate matches our LC100 waist high turnstile both in construction and aesthetics. This makes the LC150 ADA a great choice when you need to pair an ADA gate with your LC100 waist high turnstile array. Coupled together, the LC150 ADA and the
LC100 waist high turnstile provide a comprehensive, ADA compliant entry solution.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

MR100 SwingGate ADA

The MR100ADA cabinet style gate is a very durable handicap accessible swing gate that matches the MR100 waist high turnstile perfectly in both size and aesthetics. This mid-range model features a traditional square cabinet design with a stainless steel finish.  The MR100 ADA also offers a self-closing arm that can easily be upgraded to provide touchless, hands-free motorized operation. Built for commercial use, this ADA gate will perform flawlessly in commercial environments and is a great choice when functionality, looks, and price are all important.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

MR200 SwingGate ADA

The MR200 ADA cabinet style gate matches the styling of the MR200 waist high turnstile. This premium model features a streamlined design with round ends in a stainless-steel cabinet. It also includes your choice of a custom solid surface top to match your design environment.The upscale design makes it a popular choice for upscale environments and is the top gate choice for designers and architects. Like all Hayward products, its quality construction makes it durable, rugged and built for a lifetime of performance. When design, functionality and looks matters, the MR200 ADA is the ADA gate of choice.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

SG450 SwingGate ADA

The SG450 premium ADA gate has an aesthetically pleasing look with a modern style to fit today's world. This model features a framed glass gate with a self-closing, bi-directional door. This model's unique design uses a hidden hinge system, which eliminates the need for external hinges or brackets. This unit is available in both standard ADA compliant or custom sized lane widths. Built for extreme use, this model handles heavy traffic with easy.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

AdaptaRail Bespoke Post and Rail System

The AdaptaRail is a modular post and rail system developed to provide custom railing solutions for any access control project or application. This stainless steel railing system is perfect for both indoor and outdoor installations and is the perfect addition to any turnstile or ADA gate purchase.

There are limitless configuration possibilities with the AdaptaRail system. Simply send us your design specifications or consult with one of our access control specialists to begin crafting your bespoke post and rail system today.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HT60 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

The HT60 has a revolving door look, provides sound control, and offers full height turnstile functionality. When you need a low-profile discreet look, yet you require full security with a basic feature set, the HT60 is the choice for you. This model is frequently used between offices and production areas and is a favorite of designers and architects.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

HT70 SecureTurn Full Height Turnstile

The HT70 has a revolving door look, provides sound control, has a full feature set, and offers full height turnstile functionality. Frequently mistaken for a revolving door, this premium model has advanced electronics and curb appeal for when looks count. This premium model features aluminum framing and revolving glass doors. The HT70 does a great job blending security and technology with architectural appeal.

Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

Full Height Turnstile Arm Safety Sleeves

Padded Safety Sleeves help prevent accidents and enhance the usability of your full height turnstile. They also provide a barrier between users and your turnstile to ward off germs and prevent wear.

  • Choice of Steel Gray or Safety Orange

  • Exterior fabric is made of industrial grade PVC material

  • Interior foam is laminated to PVC and is tear-resistant

  • Heavy-duty sewn edges on all four sides

  • Measures 22″ long with full-length resin zipper

  • Available in 1-1/2″ and 1-3/4″ diameter arm sizes

  • Weatherproof construction for indoor or outdoor use

  • Ships flat and ready for quick installation


Get a Quote

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

5 Coronavirus Turnstile Maintenance Tips

At a Glance: Managing Turnstiles to Combat Coronavirus Spread

  • Some turnstiles require hands-on operation where contact is unavoidable

  • Proper turnstile management can help cut down on COVID-19 exposure.

  • We have 5 key tips for minimizing COVID-19 spread with your turnstile access control system


Introduction

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in nearly half of the U.S. states, it is imperative that we continue to do our part to stave off this disease. This is not a new concept for most as social distancing and mask wearing has become the new normal in our every day lives. But there is one crucial area that businesses often overlook in in their coronavirus prevention plans: their turnstiles.

With coronavirus actively detected on metal surfaces for up to 5 days, we must not forget to clean and disinfect our turnstiles and ADA compliant security gates just like any other surface, piece of equipment, or furniture in our businesses. Just like everything else in your facility, access control products have the potential to become major germ and pathogen hotspots if they are overlooked in your cleaning routine.

We created this quick 5 tip guide to help facilities managers, custodial staff, and business owners alike prevent COVID-19 spread at their turnstiles and gates. After all, access control systems outfitted with turnstiles and ADA gates should be your first defense against pathogen spread, not your most prominent risk factor.

1. Implement Turnstile Social Distancing Policies
Social distancing—as I’m sure you already know by now—means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people around you in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus through respiratory droplets when you cough or sneeze. A generally understood acceptable distance to achieve safe social distancing is 6 feet. Business owners and facility caretakers should make it a priority to implement turnstile-related social distancing policies and further reiterate that social distancing doesn’t just apply in the building, but at the building’s entryways and various access control points as well.

Oftentimes during peak traffic periods, personnel tend to crowd each other as they rush to get through a turnstile or gate. If you can imagine how eager everybody at your company is to leave on a sunny Friday afternoon when the clock hits 5:00 PM, you can probably picture the impatience and crowding that could happen at your company’s turnstile access control system.

Just like how standing up right when a plane lands won’t allow you to disembark any quicker, crowding a turnstile lane will not allow more people to pass through per minute. Ensuring your personnel understand this fact will help them better abide by your COVID-19 social distancing guidelines at your turnstiles. By keeping a safe distance and passing through your facility’s turnstiles 6 feet apart, you can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other pathogens, too.

2. Opt for Hands Free (Touchless) Access Control Options
Unlike waist high and full height turnstiles, there are other turnstile and gate options (like optical turnstiles and ADA gates) that provide hands free “touchless” operation. These products use motorized gate closers and sophisticated optical sensors to detect when a user wants to gain access. These units open and close on their own without needing your touch to encourage their opening.

These touchless turnstiles are great for preventing COVID-19 spread because the more you can minimize contact the better. Though they are more COVID-friendly than their hands-on counterparts, they should still be cleaned and disinfected even if they pose a significantly lower risk because you can never be too safe!

A simple solution for full height turnstiles is our full height turnstile Safety Sleeves. These sleeves provide a non-metal barrier between users and metal turnstile arms. This is advantageous because the fabric in turnstile Safety Sleeves holds coronavirus for a much shorter time than metal (which at times can hold active coronavirus traces for up to 5 days).  Also, they can be easily zipped off, cleaned, and zipped back on in no time: making regular turnstile cleaning much more efficient.

3. Wash Your Hands Regularly
I get it; you already know that washing your hands is extremely important in the fight against COVID-19 and you are probably sick of hearing about it (excuse the bad pun). But, certain turnstiles with the highest level of security, like waist high turnstiles and full height turnstiles, are inherently hands-on. Users must push through these turnstiles to gain entry, creating an unavoidable point of contact.

By keeping your hands properly washed (the CDC recommends washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds), you lower the risk of passing on traces of coronavirus to anything you touch, including your company’s turnstiles and gates. Even if you have come in contact with traces of coronavirus, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds will render any remnants of coronavirus harmless by dissolving their fatty outer layers.

Ensuring proper hand washing regiments at your facility is one of the most important tasks you can accomplish in the fight against COVID-19 at your company. Hand washing keeps more people safe and lessens the likelihood of contracting the virus from surfaces like countertops, doorknobs, and your turnstiles.

4. Disinfect Your Turnstiles Regularly
The same reasoning behind washing your hands can be extended to regularly disinfecting the various surfaces at your facility. Keeping the virus off surfaces helps lower the risk of virus transmission through touch and is a generally good practice for providing a safe work environment in general.

Facility managers should set up a schedule to regularly clean and disinfect their turnstiles and security gates because these access control products are inherently high-trafficked, high-touch surfaces. Between shifts, during lunch, and on the weekends are all good times to quickly clean and disinfect your access control products because the lack of people traffic makes it easy to get the job done efficiently.

We recommend following the CDC’s guideline for cleaning and disinfecting hard, non-porous surfaces. Further, many of our customers have seen success using disinfecting wipes to expedite the turnstile disinfecting process. Just be sure to follow all cleaning product directions and use them as intended.

5. Assign Employees to Specific Turnstiles

For facilities with more than one turnstile or gate, contact tracing may become arduous in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak. Users could use one turnstile upon entry, a completely different one on exit, and yet another on the next day. This complicates the contact tracing process tremendously as there are multiple opportunities for contact when people go through a different turnstile each time they enter your facility.

To ensure proper and effective contact tracing efforts, we recommend our facility managers and business owners to assign employees and other entrants to specific turnstiles. For instance, if you had 4 turnstiles at your office, you would divide your employees up into four groups (preferably these groups would be people that work close to each other or are in the same department) and each group would use their own assigned turnstile day in and day out.

By assigning users to specific turnstiles, the contact tracing process in the event of an outbreak will be much more accurate, effective, and possibly lifesaving. After all, there is no reason to make the process any harder than it needs to be, so setting simple policies like assigning people to turnstiles will pay for themselves over time.

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews

Ensuring Accessibility: ADA Compliant Turnstiles and Gates Requirements

At a Glance: ADA Compliance Means Access for Everybody

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of disabled individuals

  • The ADA has specific laws regarding turnstiles and security gates at entrances

  • Hayward Turnstiles ADA Gates provide handicap access without compromising security or requiring an alternate entrance


What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act is a piece of civil rights legislature that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and guarantees that they have the same opportunities as everybody else when it comes to participating in the mainstream of American life. Such protections include the abilities to enjoy employment opportunities,
goods and services and participate in government programs and services.

Signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act (commonly shortened to ADA) is an “equal opportunity” law for people with physical or mental disabilities modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Act is the world’s first ever comprehensive declaration of equality for people with physical and mental disabilities and was a collaborative effort of people from both political parties along with individuals from multiple branches of both state and federal government.

The access control industry–relating to turnstiles and ADA gate installations specifically–and the ADA are directly related because of the tendency for access control products to be used at entryways. As the ADA rightfully states, people with disabilities must be granted the same access as their peers, so ensuring that your turnstile access control system allows easy access to disabled entrants is imperative for ADA compliance.

What Are the Requirements for ADA Compliant Turnstiles and Security Gates?

Though revolving turnstiles (full height turnstiles and waist high turnstiles) provide the highest level of security by creating a physical entry barrier, their design inherently excludes people with disabilities from entering through them because both their lane width and barrier features do not allow easy access for individuals in wheelchairs, with walkers, or on crutches. Because of this, employing a revolving turnstile as the only entrance into a facility does not comply with ADA requirements.

To meet ADA requirements, an “accessible turnstile, gate, or opening must be provided” at a facility’s entrance either as an alternate entrance to a revolving turnstile or as a stand alone access control entrance option. A handicap accessible turnstile or gate that meets ADA compliance must have at least a 32-inch wide clear opening to allow wheelchairs and walkers to pass through without conflict. Further, openings more than 24 inches deep must provide a clear opening of 36 inches, so it is best to be mindful of architectural drawings to uncover instances where 36-inch clear openings are required instead of 32-inch clear openings.

ADA compliant turnstiles and security swing gates should always at minimum provide a 32-inch clear opening if they are the only means of handicapped accessible entry into a facility. Still unsure? Our Hayward Turnstiles access control experts are always here to answer any questions relating to ADA compliance, so contact us today with any questions.

Handicapped Accessible Turnstiles and Gates at Hayward Turnstiles

Most of the time, when you employ an access control system complete with entrance turnstiles, heightened levels of security and being able to control who can enter your facility are your main goals. These turnstiles are not always ADA compliant. Adding a side “alternate” entrance for handicapped accessibility would defeat the purpose of your access control system entirely as anybody could simply walk through the side entrance, lowering your overall level of security and control.

There is a solution for this problem, though. Many companies elect to install ADA compliant swing gates directly next to waist high turnstiles (or full height ADA gates next to full height turnstiles) to provide an alternate entrance into their facilities without compromising entrance security or forcing disabled entrants to go all the way to the side of the building just to enter through some alternative entrance.


All of our Hayward Turnstiles ADA compliant gates, both full height and waist high, feature at least a 32-inch clear opening, with many of them featuring up to a 36-inch clear opening. Our gates are designed to match our full height and waist high turnstiles, too. So installing a gate next to your turnstile will look seamless.


Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews

Going Hands-Free: Access Control in the Post-Coronavirus World

At a Glance: Will Coronavirus Change Access Control and Entrance Security?

With novel coronavirus cases rising daily, we can't help but look to the future and wonder what the new normal will be. We can only speculate at this point as we haven't had to deal with a viral outbreak of this magnitude since the 1918 Influenza outbreak. But, one thing is for certain; this novel coronavirus outbreak will sit fresh in our minds for years to come, popping into our thoughts whenever we go in for a handshake or attend a crowded social gathering. There is no denying the monumental impression this microscopic virus will leave on the world.

If there's a silver lining to this novel coronavirus pandemic, though, it's that we now understand the all-too-real threats that lurk in the microscopic world around us. We have now seen firsthand what works, what doesn't work, and what preparedness–or lack thereof– looks like in a global pandemic situation. Looking forward, I can't help but wonder: will coronavirus change the access control and security spaces? 

Put simply: yes, I think it's safe to say that coronavirus will change the access control industry.
 Why? Because access control has never been more important. If you think about it, the whole idea of quarantining to flatten the curve is basically just a huge access control effort with people actively controlling who they come into contact with and who they do not. Pathogens are now just another risk factor on the long list of reasons to monitor and control access into and out of your facilities.

Looking forward, there will be a shift in the access control industry: one that favors tighter security, hands-free entry control, and new sanitization technologies. As access control remains a facility's first line of defense against unauthorized entrants, it too will now function as a facility's first line of defense against pathogens.

Uncovering Long-Forgotten Risks

In the overview, I touched on the H1N1 outbreak of 1918. This strain of influenza, colloquially referred to as the Spanish Flu, was particularly harsh: infecting over a third of the world’s population with at least 10% of carriers succumbing to the unrelenting disease. The Spanish Flu pandemic was like a scene out of a horror movie. But like all things, our memory of its severity faded over time. In fact, I bet a viral pandemic wasn’t even on your list of worries just a few months ago, and why would it be?

Well, things have obviously changed over the past few months. The long-forgotten risks of a deadly viral pandemic have taken center stage again after almost one hundred years. We are now experiencing first-hand how a microscopic virus can create some very real macroscopic threats. And somehow I don’t think we will be forgetting the events of the past few months any time soon.

The threats that a viral outbreak poses are especially apparent in offices, factories, entertainment venues, and really anywhere where people gather in large numbers and come into close contact with each other over extended periods of time. Anything from touching doors, to using the same sinks, or even just sitting in the same office can help a virus spread. Because of this, many organizations have chosen to work from home or close their doors entirely to stave off the deadly disease.

Business owners feel like they do not have the proper controls in place to simultaneously keep business going while keeping the virus at bay. Closing the doors for any period of time could prove detrimental to some smaller businesses, so savvy business owners are looking for new ways to keep viral threats at bay and minimize risk without having to shut down.

What Does This Mean for Access Control?
COVID-19 has functioned as a wakeup call for most. Companies have seen firsthand how quickly and violently this novel coronavirus can spread from their factories into their offices and beyond. Above all, facilities with sophisticated access control solutions implemented are uniquely at risk. Just like door handles and bathroom sinks, access control systems like turnstiles and security gates are inherently high-trafficked. In fact, many turnstiles and gates require users to push through with their hands to gain entry. These inherent characteristics of an access control system should not be overlooked in a global pandemic context.

Now more than ever, facility managers should practice proper turnstile and gate maintenance, making sure to clean and sanitize all access control products on a regular basis. Coupled with keeping units clean, users should practice proper hygiene by washing their hands and avoiding touching their faces after going through a turnstile or gate, for example.

So, what does this all mean for access control anyway? Well, given the recent eye-opening coronavirus pandemic, access control is no longer only about controlling who is allowed access into your facility, it is now also about controlling what is allowed access into your facility–with that what being pathogens and other potentially deadly contaminants.

Hands-Free Operation: The Future of Access Control is Touchless

As this novel coronavirus continues to progress and spread across our world, we must think ahead. We owe it to ourselves to better prepare for the next outbreak, even if one never comes. I know I am not the only person who believes this because our Hayward Turnstiles access control specialists have seen a massive influx of inquiries from potential customers looking for touchless turnstiles and gates that feature hands-free operation. These potential customers are planning for their futures and taking responsibility into their own (washed) hands.

Now, I know that most people don’t know the subtleties of access control turnstiles and security gates. But, I can assure you that there are hands-free options available. In fact, here at Hayward Turnstiles, we offer completely motorized ADA compliant gates and optical turnstiles that provide a completely touchless entry experience. Both of these types of units control access into and out of your facility while simultaneously halting the spread of germs and harmful viruses. What could be better than that?

All is not lost for our customers with higher security needs that require hands-on units like full height turnstiles. We offer a line of full height turnstile safety sleeves that act as a barrier between your turnstile and its users. Simply remove safety sleeves at the end of each day, wipe them down, and reinstall them for a quick and easy sanitization. These safety sleeves can be purchased right on our website from our convenient full height turnstile safety sleeve store.

Conclusion

The novel coronavirus outbreak has been an eye-opening event for us all. Though we never used to worry about a future viral outbreak, we most certainly do now. COVID-19 and other pathogens create a unique threat to access control turnstiles and gates because of their inherent exposure to high traffic and touching. Because of this, many organizations are now preparing their access control systems for the future by implementing hands-free turnstiles and gates that allow for touchless entry. Though nothing can replace proper cleaning and active transmission prevention, touchless operation is a step in the right direction.

As we are starting to see–and we will soon see more clearly– access control is no longer simply about controlling the traffic of visitors into and out of your facilities, it is now also about controlling the transmission of disease into and out of your facilities.

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews

Powerful Partnerships: The Hayward Turnstiles Partner Program

At a Glance: A Partner Program That Emphasizes Mutual Gain and Collaboration

  • A good partnership is one that is beneficial to all involved parties

  • The Hayward Turnstiles Partner Program thrives on mutual benefit by generating new business opportunities for all involved

  • Trade discounts, business opportunity referrals, and co-branding are some of the features of our Program

  • Our production capabilities are expanding so we are actively seeking out new partnerships with access control integrators

  • Good candidates for our Partner Program come in many shapes and sizes


5 Elements of a Strong Business Partnership
1.Collaboration:
 A strong partnership always starts with collaboration. Both companies should come together to work out a partnership agreement that satisfies the needs of both companies and makes everybody involved happy.

2. Mutual Benefit: A strong partnership should mutually benefit both parties. Each company should be better off after partnering than they were before they were associated with each other.

3. Transparency: A strong partnership is one rooted in trust. Partnership agreements should be completely transparent with an emphasis on defining terms plainly and on minimizing ambiguity.

4. Compatibility: A strong partnership depends on compatibility. The skills and capabilities of one party should complement those of the other party nicely to form a cohesive value-adding team.

5. Shared Vision: A strong partnership exhibits a shared vision between all parties involved. A partnership with aligned goals is much more productive than one where parties involved work towards separate ends.

The Hayward Turnstiles Partner Program Is Beneficial in More Ways Than One

Our new Partner Program is unlike any other partnerships found in the access control industry. Instead of simply offering a trade discount and being done with it, we go the extra mile for our partners. Our partners enjoy a relationship seeded in mutual benefit where, along with industry-leading trade discounts, they can count on us to provide referrals and funnel new business opportunities their way.

Being a turnstile and ADA gate manufacturer only, we often encounter customers that require turnkey services complete with both products and installation. Since we don’t do installation, this is when we reach out to all our partners in that potential customer’s general geographical area to provide them with an opportunity to gain that potential customer’s business. This creates a two-way road between ourselves and our partners where we reach out to them with new business because we do not install and they reach out to us for products because we offer some of the most competitive trade discounts in the industry (off our already industry-leading MSRP).

Beyond our win-win partnership structure, we are also proud to offer co-branding opportunities for our partners. With the strongest digital presences in the industry, the Hayward Turnstiles website brings in more qualified and relevant traffic than any other turnstile-related website in the country. As a partner, we are willing to display logos, descriptions, and contact information right on our website for all of our visitors to see. Further, by linking back to your website (called a backlink), our strong web presence will even rub off onto the performance of your website, improving your search visibility and allowing you to get more qualified traffic online.

We Are Actively Recruiting Access Control Integrators and Turnstile Installers

As Hayward Turnstiles continues to grow, we are now able to handle increased volumes and, as a result, more projects at once. Because of this, we are looking to add to our network of partner installers and integrators in all areas of the country to better prepare for this increased number of projects going on at once. We want to make sure we always have an installer available when a customer needs one, so the more installers and integrators we can strike up a partnership agreement with the better.

What Does a Strong Candidate for Our Partner Program Look Like?

Projects in the access control industry often deal with high security engagements, military or government contracts, risk mitigation, and other serious applications. So, it certainly pays to be picky when choosing installers for a project. Customers want an installer that is competent, trustworthy, and easy to work with. This is why we prescreen all of the candidates for our Partner Program to ensure that only the most qualified access control integrators install our products. After all, when we recommend an integrator to a customer, that integrator is now an extension of the Hayward Turnstiles brand.

What a strong candidate for our Partner Program looks like can vary greatly. Obviously, we only choose seasoned installers with countless successful installations behind then and great customer service, but these installers don’t necessarily have to be hardcore enterprise level access control systems integrators. For example, many of our partners are fence companies. They primarily install fence lines, but they have extensive experience integrating full height turnstiles and full height ADA gates with their fence systems because full height turnstile solutions and fence lines often go hand-in-hand. Though they may not be the most adept at integrating complex systems, they are masters at installing and integrating all things related to fencing. Further, many of our successful partners are large construction companies. They have the knowledge and personnel available to install all types of turnstiles and gates at their construction sites whether they are for securing the site or part of the building specification. Again, these construction companies may not be your run-of-the-mill access control systems integrator, but they have the experience and the wherewithal to install products correctly.

Though many of our partners are full-fledged access control systems integrators, installers in adjacent industries can also succeed in our partner program. Therefore, the main aspects we look for in a strong candidate for our Partner Program include:

  • Proven track record installing turnstiles and ADA compliant gates

  • Impeccable customer service both on site and accessibility off site

  • Trustworthiness and easy to work with/get in contact with

Sounds like a job description application, right? Well fear not, we won’t have HR contact you or some head hunters bother you. You can reach out to us at any time to spark up a conversation about your candidacy for our partner program. I promise you won’t have to wear a suit and survive a group interview.







Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews

Choosing Correctly: Making the Right Turnstile Purchasing Decision

At a Glance: Different Types for Different Applications

  • There are five main types of pedestrian access control products

  • Some turnstiles are a better fit for certain applications than others

  • It is important to choose the correct type of turnstile or ADA gate for your specific project needs

  • We have created a simple table to help guide your initial decision making efforts

  • No two projects are the same, so it is important to consult an access control expert before making purchasing decisions



The 5 Main Types of Turnstiles and ADA Gates

To help make the nuanced world of physical access control products more easily digestible, we have broken them down into five main categories. This list is not exhaustive and there are certain products that blur the lines between categories, but we found that categorizing in this way is the easiest to understand.

  1. Full Height Turnstiles: Full height turnstiles are physical access control solutions that provide floor to ceiling protection. They are made of durable steel and are virtually impenetrable based on their size and strong construction. These turnstiles are composed of a vertical center post with perpendicular arms protruding out in three directions surrounded by a cage to allow access to only one person at a time. Full height turnstiles are often used for high security engagements and can be found at military bases, correctional facilities, construction sites, and more.

  2. Waist High Turnstiles: Waist high turnstiles are your conventional bump and grind turnstile made famous from their heavy use in New York City subway systems. These tripod turnstiles are composed of a rectangular cabinet with three arms protruding out away from the cabinet. These arms form a barrier to entry when locked. When unlocked, they spin to allow people to pass through one at a time. Waist high turnstiles are often used for counting, ticket checking, and mid-level security and can be found at subway stationsamusement parkssports stadiums, and more.

  3. Optical Turnstiles: Optical turnstiles are the top of the line when it comes to physical entry control products. These sophisticated turnstiles use optical beams to detect passage while a complex logic system differentiates between authorized and unauthorized entrants. Optical turnstiles can include physical barriers to further deter unauthorized entry or they can be installed without them to provide a more inviting, modern feel. Optical turnstiles are often used for high-end engagements where aesthetics are paramount and technology is welcomed. They can often be found in lavish corporate offices, in government buildings, and on college campuses.

  4. Waist High ADA Gates: Waist high ADA gates are swinging gates that sit at the same height as waist high turnstiles with ADA compliant lane widths to allow for wheelchair access. They have arms or glass barriers that swing open to grant access or stay closed to deny access. Waist high ADA gates are often paired with matching waist high turnstiles to provide a handicap accessible route into or out of a building without fully compromising entrance security. They can be found at stadiumssubway systemsamusement parks, and more.

  5. Full Height ADA Gates: Much like waist high ADA gates, full height ADA gates are often paired with full height turnstiles to provide a complete entry control solution that is both secure and handicap accessible. These gates span from floor to ceiling and often match the look of their full height turnstile counterparts. They are great for maintaining a high level of security while still complying with ADA regulations. Full height gates are often used anywhere a full height turnstile is used like at correctional facilities, construction sitesmilitary bases, and more.

    All Turnstiles Are Not Created Equal

    Just like choosing the right person for the job based on their skill set and work experience, project planners should choose the right type of turnstile or ADA gate they need based on their project needs and the environment they will be installing in. Certain turnstiles and gates are great for one application but are not the best choice for others. Understanding that all turnstiles are not created equal is a crucial realization when specifying products for an installation. There are a few criteria that we can use to start narrowing down possible options for your project:

    Height: Generally speaking, we can start narrowing down which turnstile or gate will be the best for a project based on the level of security required. If a project requires floor to ceiling security, your choices are narrowed down to full height turnstiles and full height gates. Contrarily, if a project calls for waist high levels of security, your choices are narrowed down to waist high turnstiles, waist high ADA gates, and optical turnstiles.

    Handicap Access: Once we determine whether a full height or a waist high solution is needed, we can narrow our choices down even further. Many projects require handicap access to comply with guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act that states buildings and other facilities need to provide equal access to those with physical disabilities (pedestrians using wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, etc.). Chances are, if your access control system is the only way in or out of your facility, you will need some sort of ADA gate product incorporated into your access control system to remain compliant with ADA guidelines. Even so, some facilities have alternative entryways that forego the need for ADA compliant gates, so it is best to consult with project architects before making a purchasing decision. Generally speaking, most projects employ a series of regular turnstiles paired with one ADA compliant gate to provide access to both able bodied and handicapped entrants.

    Aesthetics: Some turnstiles and handicap accessible gates are designed primarily with aesthetics in mind while others are designed to be rugged and tamper proof, paying little attention to aesthetically pleasing design. Still others fall in that happy medium area on the aesthetics spectrum with an emphasis on both design and functionality. Factors like complexity of design, materials used, finish, and sophistication all play into whether a turnstile or ADA gate will be aesthetically pleasing or not. It is best to choose a product that will blend in with its surroundings. |Whether those surroundings are in a posh high rise office building or a gritty construction site, there is always a turnstile or gate with the level of aesthetics to match.

    Security: One of the most important factors when specifying an access control project, level of security is dictated by many factors like turnstile/gate height, tamper-proof capabilities, physical barrier locking capabilities, and more. Products offered range from full height turnstiles that offer unparalleled security to barrier free optical turnstiles that merely sense when people pass through rather than physically stopping them. It is important to assess your security needs before choosing a turnstile or gate for your job because there are many options ranging from high to low security.

    [BONUS] Location: One factor that is a lot more cut and dry than the above factors is installation location. Though this really only applies to optical turnstiles, it is still worth mentioning. Optical turnstiles contain sophisticated computers and optical sensors. This high-tech equipment makes it impossible for an optical turnstile to be installed outside. Fear not, though, as there are other similar options that can be installed outdoors like higher-end ADA gates with automatic gate closers and high-quality materials like stainless steel and glass.

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews

Case Study: Combating COVID at the Xavier University Library

At a Glance: ADA Gates Automate the Library Card Checking Process

  • The Xavier University of Louisiana wanted to increase entrance security at their library to protect against COVID-19 threats

  • The University approached our partner IDN Acme for much needed access control updates

  • Hayward Turnstiles worked side by side with the IDN Acme team to develop an access control solution

  • The University now enjoys strong COVID-19 protection and enhanced entrance efficiency with their new MR100 ADA units and accompanying custom railing

Xavier University Knew There Had to Be a Better Way

Xavier University is a private Roman Catholic university in New Orleans, Louisiana best known for being one of the Nation’s top HBCUs. Back in 1993, the University found themselves running out of room in their historic 1937 Gothic library, so they decided to erect a new 6-story library to house their growing collection of books and periodicals. This new library, dubbed the Xavier University of Louisiana Library Resource Center, became an extremely heavily-trafficked social hub for the University’s students. The library was consistently bustling with students, faculty, and the public studying, researching, or simply passing the time together.

The University was thrilled to see such a large amount of foot traffic in and out of the library at all hours of the day. That is, until the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time, there was really no way to control who was allowed in the library, which became problematic when the University decided to stop allowing library access to the general public in an effort to minimize COVID-19 spread risks. Now, Xavier faculty would have to check every person’s credentials at the entrance of
library to ensure that only students and other faculty members were allowed entry. Officials at the University knew there had to be a better and more hygienic way to accomplish this task than manually swiping each and every student or faculty members XCard whenever they wanted to use the library.

IDN-Acme Knew Just What Xavier University Needed

Noticing the shortcomings at their library’s entrance, Xavier University officials reached out to a local company called IDN-Acme to find a way to streamline their library credential checking process without sacrificing security or disrupting regular traffic flows in and out of the facility. IDN-Acme, a division of IDN Global, Inc., is a distributor of security related products. They also provide security systems integration, access control solutions, turnstile and gate installation, and other related services to security professionals through their six regional locations around North America. Conveniently enough, one of IDN-Acme’s six locations is situated not too far from Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana, so they were the perfect fit to specify and install access control products at the University.

After speaking with the Xavier University team, IDN-Acme had a good idea of what was needed at the library. The University needed some way to physically enforce their new “faculty and students only” rule without hindering traffic flows too much or becoming too complicated for everyday use. With this knowledge, the IDN-Acme crew knew some sort of integrated access control system complete with turnstiles or ADA compliant gates would be a perfect fit for this situation because of their inherent ability to process credentials automatically and provide a physical barrier to entry against unauthorized entrants. Realizing this, IDN-Acme set out to find access control products that were both affordable and durable enough to handle the high levels of foot traffic incurred daily at the Xavier University library.

Hayward Turnstiles Knew the Perfect Product for Xavier University

IDN-Acme began shopping around for the right access control products to best capture Xavier University’s specific project needs. Eventually, they came across the Hayward Turnstiles website where they noticed our full line of turnstiles and handicap accessible ADA gates, so they decided to reach out. The IDN-Acme team was greeted by one of our Hayward Turnstiles access control specialists who was eager to help determine which of our products would be best for the project at hand. The team was also pleased to hear that Hayward offered a trade discount Partner Program for installers to help them save money on their project. After a few quick exchanges, our access control specialists determined that our MR100 ADA would be perfect for the Xavier University library because of its strong blend of security, handicap accessibility, and ease of use. Further, the MR100 ADA integrates with virtually all access control systems, so installation and integration with IDN-Acme’s chosen PERSONA proximity card reader system by Assa Abloy would be a breeze.

Along with the MR100 ADA, the IDN team determined that the access control system at Xavier would also benefit from a custom post and railing system to help direct traffic and prevent people from squeezing by and bypassing the system. Luckily, our team over at the Hayward Turnstiles factory is always open to constructing custom solutions. They took IDN’s provided floor plans and created a custom post and railing system to fill the gaps between the system perfectly. When it was all said and done, the IDN-Acme team took delivery of a fully customized access control system, complete with two MR100 ADA gates and a bespoke post and rail system.

IDN-Acme was then tasked with installing the gates on site and integrating them with their PERSONA software and proximity readers. These proximity readers would detect whether someone had their XCard on them without making that person fish around in their wallet or fumble around in their purse looking it. Without having to actually swipe or scan a card, traffic flows would not be impeded, so students could easily come and go as they pleased as long as they had their card somewhere on their person. Not to mention, this proximity detection provided a hands-free solution that no longer required a person to person interaction: a huge step toward Xavier University’s fight against COVID-19 spread.

A Tailored Solution to Capture Specific Needs

Through our collaborative effort with our partner installer IDN-Acme, we were proudly able to provide Xavier University with a custom access control solution to help them keep COVID-19 spread at bay. IDN-Acme worked swiftly to install the system according to the plan just in time for students to begin pouring back into the library at the start of the semester. Thanks to teamwork, planning, and superior customization capabilities, students and faculty can now enjoy the Xavier University library again and faculty can rest assured that only authorized individuals can gain entry. The Hayward Turnstiles team takes pride in knowing that we can help such a prestigious University overcome coronavirus complications and become safer overall.

This project is just a glimpse at the many custom projects we complete in collaboration with our partner installers regularly. We welcome these strategic partnerships because we always love providing end users with convenient and affordable turnkey solutions. Beyond this, we always pay close attention to the various expectations and limitations of each new project we accept to ensure that the right products get specified every time. After all, no two projects are the same, so why should their access control systems be?

Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews
CATALOGS

Case Study: Safety Sleeves Save the Day

At a Glance: Full Height Turnstile Misuse and How to Prevent It

  • Though you can control access, you cannot control against turnstile misuse

  • Turnstile misuse may cause injuries

  • Full height turnstile padded safety sleeves prevent injuries and increase turnstile usability

  • A customer of ours in the United Kingdom utilized our “Safety Orange" sleeves to successfully raise awareness and protect users.

Full Height Turnstile Misuse Is an Uncontrollable Eventuality

There are very few aspects of pedestrian access control that cannot be regulated with an access control system and some turnstiles. One thing that cannot be controlled for, though, is turnstile misuse.

In our modern world of increasingly divided attention, it is very easy to become distracted or to divert our attention away from the task at hand. This momentary lapse of attention is anything but safe when someone is passing though the arms of a turnstile. Stopping short or doing something as simple as looking down at your phone while passing through a turnstile can result in a bump from the turnstile’s arms as the turnstile attempts to complete its mechanically guided rotation. Though these collisions are usually very minor, they are a cause for concern, nonetheless.

Turnstile Misuse May Cause Injuries

Any impact between a turnstile and its user has the potential for causing injuries. For example, we have seen head injuries, heel impacts, and other similar minor impacts commonly occur as a direct result of turnstile misuse. Though our full height turnstiles provide floor-to-ceiling protection, there is no easy way to protect against misuse.

In a perfect world, everybody would know how to properly use a turnstile. But, in reality, most people wouldn’t even know what a turnstile was if you brought it up in a conversation, so it would be wishful thinking at best to assume that the common person would know how to pass through a full height turnstile safely.

So, let’s face it; you can control access, but you cannot control against misuse. Because of this, there has to be another way to simultaneously protect users and increase the usability of a full height turnstile.

Benefits of Choosing Tandem Full Height Turnstiles

One of our now loyal full height turnstile safety sleeves customers over in the United Kingdom, Bouygues UK, was having some all-too-familiar problems with the full height turnstiles they had installed at the entrance to their construction site. At this particular site, they unfortunately experienced several minor head injuries and one reported accident all with their line of entrance control full height turnstiles.

Though we don’t know exactly how these incidents happened, we do know that construction sites are full of distractions. For example, a user could have walked towards one of the turnstiles thinking about something else entirely and simply tried to gain entry through the exit lane or tried to exit through the entrance lane. By doing this, the turnstile’s arms would not budge, and the unknowing entrant would have walked right into what was effectively now a wall. I’m sure you could imagine how painful and embarrassing that might be.

So, Bouygues was faced with an ultimatum; either get rid of the full height turnstiles or find a way to prevent these incidents from happening. Like many other construction companies, Bouygues was not about to get rid of their entrance turnstiles because construction site turnstiles are the most dependable way to protect a construction site from vandals, unauthorized entrants, and thieves. So as Bouygues’ own Stephane Hossard stated in his article about the matter, they “…came up with a simple but effective solution: protect the turnstiles in order to protect peoples’ heads.”

And what was this simple yet effective solution? A set of Hayward Turnstiles Full Height Safety Sleeves that they were able to buy directly from our online Safety Sleeve Store. Though they could not find these products anywhere in the UK, the Hayward Team was willing to export a bunch of our Safety Orange colored sleeves to them right away.

Full Height Turnstile Safety Sleeves Prevent Accidents and Enhance Usability

Bouygues UK found, like many of our happy Safety Sleeve customers, that implementing these orange turnstile arm pads made their turnstile arms immediately more visible: cutting through distractions and alerting each entrant to pay attention while passing through their turnstiles. Further, they found that the soft foam padding was crucial to reducing the severity of impacts if the turnstiles ever jammed or if users ever misused them.

Like at Bouygues UK, many full height turnstiles are installed outside and are subject to the elements. As you can imagine, metal turnstile arms can get extremely hot in the summer and freezing cold to the touch in the winter months. But Bouygues UK and other similar installments can rest assured as padded turnstile Safety Sleeves don’t just protect against impacts, they also regulate turnstile arm temperature and protect users from touching metal bars at extreme temperatures.

Full height turnstile padded Safety Sleeves help to prevent accidents and enhance usability with nearly all full height turnstiles. The beauty about these sleeves, though, is that they zipper onto a turnstile’s arms in seconds, unlike those cheaper cylindrical pads that you need to spend hours shimmying on to your turnstile’s arms.


Rated 5 based on 1 product reviews