What are Speed Lanes?
A Speed Lane is an elegant, efficient, and cost-effective Speed Gate entrance solution. They operate on the principle of glass or plastic panels working as barrier gates. The glass or plastic panels retract into the turnstile body after an authorised signal.
Designed for high-traffic areas, such as airports or sports stadiums, they add an additional layer of security for many venues and improve the flow of people into a building or space.
A Speed Lane entrance allows for a faster flow of people compared to a regular entranceway. They are available in different passage widths, a variety of surface finishes and are designed to be robust and reliable. A Speed Lane can be equipped with technology like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or biometric authentication to speed up the process of identifying and allowing authorized individuals through.
EA are experts in providing Speed Lanes to businesses across all sectors. We have a wide selection of options to suit different needs. As the experts, we thought we’d share how speed lanes can maximise security and efficiency in a venue.
Key features of Speed Lanes
Let’s take a look at the key features of Speed Lanes.
High-speed operation – Speed Lane turnstiles are designed to operate quickly, allowing for fast and efficient movement of personnel through the security checkpoint.
Controlled access- Speed Lane turnstiles are equipped with access control measures, such as card readers or biometric authentication devices, to verify someone’s identity before allowing them entry.
Integration with security systems- Speed Lanes can be integrated with other security systems, such as security cameras and alarms to provide a comprehensive security solution.
Durable materials- They are typically built with durable materials and designed to withstand high levels of use, ensuring reliability and longevity.
Ease of use- Speed Lane turnstiles have intuitive controls and simple operations which require minimal training.
Aesthetic design – They are designed to fit into any modern interior.
The benefits of Speed Lanes
Now let’s look at the main benefits Speed Lanes provide.
Increased efficiency- Allowing for a faster flow of people, speed lanes reduce the time and effort required to enter or exit a building. Events with large crowds in attendance can be assured that congestion is kept to a minimum and crowds move into a space safely and efficiently.
Enhanced security- Being equipped with technology such as RFID or biometric authentication, provides controlled access to restricted areas, giving businesses an extra layer of security. The retraction of the barriers can also be programmed to work in reverse, with the panels only coming out to block the lane if the signal is unauthorised.
Improved customer experience – Making the process of entering or exiting a building faster and more convenient, goes towards improving a visitor’s overall experience of your venue or business. It sets a professional image and can help with customer satisfaction.
Reduced costs- Reducing the time and effort required to enter or exit a building can help minimise impact to staff productivity, allowing people to get where they need to be, quickly. Additionally, using a speed turnstile gate eliminates the need for staff to check identification manually.
Increased revenue – Improving efficiency and customer experience can lead to increased foot traffic, which can lead to increased revenue for businesses.
Speed Lanes and security
Speed lane turnstiles provide excellent security for businesses where crowd control is essential, such as:
- Stadiums and arenas
- Amusement parks
- Public transportation hubs
- Airports and train stations
- Event venues
- Shopping centres
- Museums and galleries
- Hospitals and medical centres
These businesses benefit from Speed Lane turnstiles as they allow for quick and efficient entry and exit of large numbers of people. Depending on the venue and security requirements, Speed Lane turnstile gate heights can be customised, and turnstiles can be widened. EA can advise venues on the most suitable options for them.
How to maximise the efficiency and security of your Speed Lanes
To maximise the efficiency and security of your Speed Lanes, there are some steps you can follow.
To ensure traffic flow is properly managed and doesn’t cause congestion, we recommend training staff on the use of technology and procedures to support any usage issues that arise. Congestion issues will be minimised if staff understand how to help people with authentication issues.
It’s important to monitor activity on the Speed Lanes to stop security breaches or fraudulent activities. This is particularly important at event venues or high-security premises.
Regularly maintaining the equipment and systems will help to ensure that they are functioning correctly and increase the longevity of the product. By maintaining the equipment and evaluating its performance, changes can be made as necessary to keep them working efficiently.
EA Group are experts in providing secure entrance solutions. Get in touch with one of the team to find out how we can help your business.