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Cloud-Based Access Control Solutions for Turnstiles

Turnstiles are electromechanical devices used to regulate the access of people in a controlled and safe manner. They are essential in high-flow settings such as offices, stadiums, and transportation centers, ensuring that only one person passes at a time and improving security and access monitoring.

Functionality and Benefits of Turnstiles

Turnstiles offer several advantages over traditional systems:

  • Single Access Control: They allow only one person to pass at a time, preventing unauthorized access.
  • Monitoring: They allow counting how many people come in and out, which is essential for security and emergency management.

There are various types of turnstiles depending on the need: tripod, gantry, and swing turnstiles.

Integration with Access Control

Turnstiles can be integrated with various access control devices, improving security and efficiency:

  • 1NCA Smart Readers: Multi-standard wall-mounted readers, ideal for interior and exterior doors.
  • HyperTag: NFC and QR code-based solution for hands-free opening via smartphone.
  • Smart Relay: Device for opening electric turnstiles by closing a contact, stores up to 300 credentials.

Technical Considerations

Integrating turnstiles with access control systems requires attention to several aspects:

  • Responsiveness and Speed: Systems must have a very high credential reading speed to avoid queues.
  • Physical and Virtual Credentials: Physical credentials such as RFID cards are faster, but digital solutions such as HyperTag can also be used effectively.

Connection: Online solutions offer better monitoring, but a physical connection is often preferable to ensure speed and reliability.


Anti-Passback prevents the misuse of login credentials by ensuring that a card cannot be reused to log in twice without logging out first. This system is essential for accurate monitoring of presence inside the building and for evacuation procedures in case of emergency.