Project Update: Commercial Turnstile Installation

Kenton Brothers is in the business of protecting people, property and possessions. We’re honored to install many types of commercial security equipment for specific custom applications. When we received a request for a new, large turnstile custom application from a long-time customer, we were excited to tackle the project.

Turnstiles in general can be tricky for several reasons. Some of these include the area of install, requirements of our customer, integration with commercial access control, and the requested timeline. Working with our customers to figure out their specific needs is crucial to an install like this. And the planning always has to have the end goal as the focus.

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Some of the specific challenges during this installation included the area the install was to take place. The work had to be done during a plant shutdown or on an approved weekend. The integration of the turnstile with their commercial security system was also important. And the exact placement of the turnstile mattered.

As the installation progressed, our technicians had to use forklifts to move components of the turnstile down a narrow hallway. There was almost no room for error. Once dropped into place, the turnstile had to be anchored correctly, and then the integration of the turnstile began.

The result is that Kenton Brothers was able to provide a custom application to fit their exact needs… on time, and on budget!

Turnstiles: Layers are the way to secure your people, property and possessions.

By Gina Stuelke, CEO of Kenton Brothers

Understanding a customer’s needs are important in creating a secure opening to any entry or access point in a commercial building. Kenton Brothers is a big proponent of the ‘layered’ approach to security – hardening a location layer by layer to achieve the best solution for securing the space.


Kenton Brothers - TurnstilesFor example, starting with access control system to control not only which doors people can enter through but when and how they can get in. In installations requiring crowd control, we use Alvarado turnstiles as an additional level of crowd control for either interior or exterior applications. High volumes of traffic that need to enter through a controlled area and provide a credential for legal entry, a ticket or some form of payment may also be required.

Mechanical and electronic waist high turnstiles are a great fit for this need and are typically seen in stadiums, public transit venues, amusement parks, distribution warehouses, manufacturing plants and universities. More and more, these turnstiles work with the buildings’ electronic access control system and are integrated to work seamlessly together.

MizzouRec Project

Kenton Brothers - MizzouRecAn attractive example of turnstiles and access control in action is at MizzouRec, the recreation center on the University of Missouri campus. These devices were customized to incorporate the Universities logo and integrate with the facilities recreation center’s membership software to allow members ease of entry with an active membership.

If you or someone you know is thinking about controlling entry access, we would love to talk with you about it. Please give us a call.