Gunnebo’s entrance security solutions give you access control over your visitors’ flow to, from and around a location. Options include sleek, modern speed gates for offices and traditional tripod turnstiles for museums and visitor attractions.
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Effective entrance security for offices isn’t as simple as it sounds. Office blocks must manage entry for employees so that they can seamlessly move into and out of the building, but prevent access to unauthorised individuals. Security managers need to consider the level of security required and balance this against expected flow rates.
There is also the aesthetic aspect to consider. Entrance gates should add to the overall look and feel of a reception area, not detract from it. So both architects and security specialists have to think carefully about how to effectively manage entrance control for commercial buildings.
In a retail setting entrance gates help create a calm and safe environment, providing customers separation from busy public spaces such as the high street, so they can enjoy shopping in a relaxed, engaged frame of mind and fully appreciate your in-store displays and branding with less distraction.
Entrance gates also provide a deterrent to acts of theft and can be used to ensure a natural one-way flow through your store from entry point to secure checkout areas where it is more difficult to exit without having paid for goods.
Schools, colleges and universities often operate an open-door policy and typically house a number of public and private areas, with a frequent flow of visitors including staff and students, as well as invited guests such as parents or service providers.
An effective but unobtrusive entrance control solution is therefore very important to ensure the security and safety of students and staff alike, while protecting their personal items from theft or vandalism in addition to securing the institutions assets and equipment.
Gyms and Fitness Clubs
Leisure and fitness centres have to manage a frequent flow of customers with different access rights, preventing unauthorised entry to non-members or to members who have not paid to use certain areas of the gym.
An effective entrance control solution should allow staff to concentrate on customer service instead of having to constantly police who is coming in and out of the site, so it should be effective when the reception is unmanned or staff are busy dealing with customers.
Museums and Attractions
We’ve all seen how long the queues can get outside of tourist attractions like museums and galleries. If your system can only manage four or five transactions per minute and you’re looking at a peak flow of two dozen people within that same timeframe, there’s going to be a bottleneck.
Bear in mind that in public access buildings, there’s a bigger chance you’ll encounter visitors who need staff assistance to use, what is to them, an unfamiliar entrance system. These hold-ups have to be factored into your speed of entry too.
Henrik Neelmeyer, CEO, Egeskov Castle