The purchase of a turnstile is a lot like buying a major appliance. Similar to choosing between a high-end Samsung refrigerator with an iPad-like device built into the door, or a more budget-friendly Hotpoint fridge that you can pick up for $400 at Lowes, turnstiles have a wide range of options available at a wide range of prices. As with the purchase of a refrigerator, there are a number of things to consider when buying a turnstile. Turnstiles, depending on what your needs and application are, can range anywhere from as low as $4000* per turnstile lane and up. In this week’s edition of the Turnstile Blog we here at Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) will be taking a look at some of the factors to consider when estimating the cost of a turnstile.
Not all people want or need a refrigerator with an iPad in it, just like not all people want or need a turnstile equipped with IRIS scanning and hand geometry access control technology. That's why it's important when considering the cost of a turnstile that you first have to consider your wants and needs. First of all, it's important to understand where your turnstile will be used and for what purpose.
We've all been through those waist-high turnstiles at a ball game, amusement park, or subway. Those "half-height" turnstiles work great for commercial purposes when the goal is not so much security, but more counting, or for ticket-required admittance to an event.
But what about when you need a higher level of security?
Full-height, high-security turnstiles provide an added level of security and can be integrated with any number of access control technologies that not only count people, but also help create a wide range of reporting options for payroll, time-keeping, safety training, and security credentials. Knowing that they are going to have to use their turnstiles daily for the security of their construction sites, construction managers often opt to use a turnstile that can be used on one project and then easily delivered to another project in the future.
There are a wide range of feasible options when it comes to purchasing a turnstile and these options can cause the price of a turnstile to go up or down. As a realtor weighs a home buyer’s options while quoting prices on the purchase of a home, when we give a quote to our customers we look thoroughly at each option to provide the right benefits of our turnstile products to each individual customer. With each quote, we discuss with the purchaser their needs and identify the specific requirements that will allow them to achieve overall security success on their projects.
When MSSI customers request a quote for our patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portals with full-height turnstile(s) and their preferred access control, we work with them to take their site-specific security and access control needs into consideration. As a company, we have a wide range of options to offer and unlike many other security companies, we will do as much or as little as our customers need us to do in order to meet their perimeter security needs. Our flexibility to work with customers and their site-specific needs leads to less stress and more savings for our customer and their project.
If you need perimeter security for your next major project, MSSI will be here to answer the call, because at the end of the day the question shouldn't be "how much does a turnstile cost?” but “how much does not having a turnstile cost in lost time, stolen tools, and equipment?"
Modular Security Systems Inc. is providing modular turnkey perimeter security solutions for a sustainable, safe, and more secure world. For a firm quote on the Patented MAC Portal with your specific, customized access control and guard office needs taken into consideration, please CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.
*Turnstile price is a rough estimate and does not include housing the unit in a Patented MAC Portal with or without a guard office.