Our Beacon™ series optical turnstiles combine modern, optical sensing technology with classic cabinet designs in either wood or 304 brushed stainless steel. This line features both low and large profile units to fit any situation, and can integrate with all standard access control equipment.
Using a non-restrictive method to control traffic flow, Beacon™ series units are ideally suited for office personnel entrances where entrance requires an ID card. In addition, they allow for rapid pedestrian advancement and barrier-free ADA access while preventing "tailgating" by those without credentials. Optical lanes offer a flexible range of passage widths from 22" to 38".
Our small profile Beacon™ series turnstiles feature stainless steel (BE800-S) or wood cabinets (BE800-W) and solid-surface angled tops.
Our full-size optical turnstiles feature brushed 304 stainless cabinets with round (BE800-R) and trapezoid (BE800-Z) solid-surface tops, or a stainless rectangular top (BE800-X).
Please view our BE800-S, BE800-W, BE800-X and BE800-R Data Sheet PDFs for more information.
Standard solid surface top choices (as of 2/15/2019):
Additional top selections, such as Corian® or wood can be quoted upon request. Top selections are subject to availability.
Wood Cabinetry Finish Options:
The following technical documents are available as downloadable PDF documents. If you have any issues with them or need additional information, please contact us.
Our optical turnstile lanes operate with through-beam sensors to provide accurate monitoring of a lane's status. Each lane requires a primary cabinet (with receivers and logic controller) and secondary cabinet (with transmitters). Hybrid cabinets (primary on one side and secondary on the other) are also available to allow for a multiple-lane array.
Each lane has two main zones comprised of a series of sensors to grant alarm-free passage or detect unauthorized access and "tailgating" in either direction of travel. In addition, crawl-detection sensors exist in the lower section of each cabinet to give additional security in facilities where excessive low-to-the-ground traffic is frequent. However, this feature can be disabled if necessary. An example where this could be the case would be a gym where members may frequently drag rolling bags through the lane.
Primary and Secondary Cabinets
Primary, Hybrid and Secondary Cabinets