Turnstile with the bicycle passage or gate or hybrid turnstiles have very important & realistic role at the places where mixed pedestrians and manual human powered passenger transports are dominant, any place where the security is major concern from low to mid to high risk security. The bicycle passage can be utilised for the passage of wheelchairs as well, depends on the design & exact need at the site. The smooth, secure and well synchronous passage is of vital importance; need to comply with exact requirements as per design & legality.
Full height turnstiles are well designed as single or double path for high secure locations to avoid any sort of intrusion that can prove severe detrimental to the site. In general, have the robust look and design to use at outdoor locations mostly. The unit is provide with additional path for manual human powered passenger transport units to make it a complete system for controlling both pedestrian as well as generic cycle passage feasible.
The combined unit of pedestrian & cycle passage is referred as turnstile with bicycle passage, designed as bi-directional gate. The gate is operated by the authorised user using any access control system or related mechanism active at the location. The wheelchair can be provided access either by manually operated switch by security staff at site or by remote control or by short range RFID card detection.
As soon as the cyclist or biker approaches the gate, he or she gets down and enters the pedestrian area holding the cycle or bike through the bicycle passage zone. Once the user crosses the gate, the gate for pedestrian is locked while as the bicycle passage also gets locked once it passes the area. However the sensors, external or built-in can be used to avoid any sort of collision or accident caused by asynchronous mode of passage between pedestrian and the bicycle.
This way the bicycle turnstile is an efficient & well defined solution for the smooth passage of pedestrian along with the bicycles. In case, there is an emergency or power failure, the turnstile allows free passage owing to the fail safe design.
Various modules & technologies are combined for providing the solutions and results desired for the project.
- Both passages are motorised,
- Pedestrian passages with electro mechanical operation whileas cycle gate are motorised.
- Entry unit with pedestrian and cycle passage while as exit unit with pedestrian and cycle passage.
- One hybrid unit for entry & other hybrid unit for exit
The type of material used in manufacturer of turnstile with bicycle gates plays very important role, depends on application area. The material used can be SUS304 standard steel or powder coated or HDG (Hot Dip Galvanised) for an everlasting performance. Mostly used for outdoor application, or at entrance of buildings, the ingress protection rating is of vital importance.
Access control methods are unique & any method can be applied for such sites, it can be entrance using RFID cards, biometric facial recognition or any triggering method. In some cases we can use RFID card reader post separately installed nearby the gate in combination with rest of access control systems.
The specific must to decide factors for choosing the turnstile with bicycle passage or gate are
- Turnstile mechanism
- Quality of steel & bearings
- Time response for the brake or locking system usually 0.03 to 0.13s
- Mechanism active on power failure, Fail safe or Fail secure
- Access control method possibilities and interoperability
- Pictorial representation for access entry & exit Easy
- Reader types used for access control
- Pedestrian per minute
In addition to the above decisive specification, additional features can be involved in needed. Like the protection against over climbing, connection with the fencing, extra coating layer along with the material chosen for the unit.
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