Barriers & Turnstiles

Road barriers and turnstiles are used to protect entrances and paths. These two products have very different areas of application. While the road barriers, as the name suggests, block the road (e.g. as car park barriers), turnstiles are increasingly used at entrances (e.g. in public swimming pools, zoos, etc.).

Road barriers
Barriers can be designed in various forms and can be equipped with numerous functions. A distinction is made between fixed, permanent barriers and folding barriers that, for example, allow a car driver to pass through. In the latter case, a so-called counterweight barrier can be used. This counterweight barrier grants access to a parking space or other facility to authorised persons by simply opening and closing it. It is possible to bed the barrier on a support post.

Barrier beams with a red and white colouring are particularly popular because they attract a lot of attention. They are often used in traffic engineering. With the help of special street furniture, road barriers barriers can be optimally integrated into the corresponding cityscape. The steel for barrier posts and bollards is galvanised and therefore particularly durable.

There are many different names for turnstile systems, such as turnstiles or personnel locks. Ultimately, it always refers to an entrance with revolving doors, the so-called turnstile.

These access systems are used to secure the area. For example, people are only granted access to a swimming pool if they have previously purchased a ticket at the automatic pay station. The swing doors of the turnstile are opened automatically by an access reader. For other persons, the lock engages, so that it is impossible to get through. Due to the height and stability of swing doors, violent entry is not possible. Additional protection is provided by front mesh fences that further secure the area. The visual image can be further positively influenced by the additional use of bollard systems. At the same time, the bollards provide additional protection as they separate individual areas from each other. They also allow for a visually appealing design and structuring of entrance areas.