Festival security

Turnstiles on tour, public event security

Festival season is here! As people around the UK flood to summer events, it’s important that venues can host their guests safely, securely and efficiently. We know that many in the events sector are also struggling with staffing this year, but with the right technology you can fill in some of the gaps.

At EA Group we provide specialist entry systems for many industries across the UK including revolving doors, turnstiles, access control and more. We typically provide these as fixed installations, but for the events sector we can offer solutions for hire. In today’s blog we’ll cover how our solutions can support your facility.

Turnstile Hire

We have a wide range of different turnstiles available, all allowing you to instantly control access to any facility. This is of course ideal for concerts and festivals, but we’ve also seen them put to good use at business events, exhibitions and even building sites.

The turnstile that’s right for your event is naturally dependant on the needs of your site. We can offer both utilitarian half-height turnstiles, and larger full-height models that you may be used to seeing around sports stadiums. Our systems can also be accompanied by DDA compliant wide access gates, pushchair gates or delivery gates. We know how important accessibility is, especially when it comes to hosting events. Our solutions are designed to help you to make access as simple as possible for everyone.

The benefits of our turnstiles

Not all turnstiles are made equal. At EA we’re proud of the quality we can offer. Here’s just a few of the additional benefits that they can offer your event.

  1. Appearance – In the events business, appearance really matters. That’s why we offer a range of finishes on our turnstiles, from the classic brushed stainless steel to a variety of other surfaces.
  2. Durability – While our turnstiles can be provisioned quickly for short term hire, they never sacrifice security. They feature a robust and reliable design that has been supporting high-security environments for years.
  3. Wide access – Everyone should be able to access your event safely. We offer single- or double-unit wide access turnstile gates. These allow for gaps of up to 2 metres to allow entrance for pushchairs, wheelchairs and other mobility aids.
  4. Access control – No matter the payment or ticketing system your event uses, our turnstiles can support it with built-in integrations.
  5. Security – Turnstiles ensure that guests always enter your site single-file, quickly enough to avoid disruption but leaving enough time for CCTV to have a clear view of each person passing through.

Access control integration

A smooth access control system can be the difference between a chaotic event and one that runs like clockwork. This relies on many different factors, such as everyone having the right tickets and heading to the right entrances. We aim to make the process as simple as possible for you.

Our turnstiles for hire integrate with a huge range of different ticketing systems. This means that whether your event uses key cards, QR codes, or barcode scanners, guests can simply tap and enter. To prevent congestion, or in the event of emergency, turnstiles can also be fixed open or operated by a push button.

This versatility massively reduces the time it takes for authorised guests to enter your site, and also allows you to create separate entranceways for VIPs. Using turnstiles combined with access control allows you to also ensure you have a verifiable attendance count.

Event expertise

In our time supplying services to the events sector, we’ve seen plenty of fantastic performances, but also some event organisers who have made some crucial errors. Whether they don’t provide enough entranceways, or if some ticketing systems don’t work at some entrances, it can potentially cause bottlenecks and upset customers.

As well as our technology, we’re happy to lend our expertise when it comes to recommending the right number of systems for your event. We’ll help you to strategically place the most turnstiles where they’re most needed. Our high stock allows us to ensure that you can always provision the right number of turnstiles for the job.

Get in touch with EA Group

No matter the scale or duration of your event, we’ll be happy to help your business. We can also advise on other security systems for your event such as CCTV. If you need to combine your on-foot access with parking controls, we can also provide bollards, vehicle security systems and ANPR cameras.

For more information about our turnstile and access control mentioned here or if you have any questions that we haven’t managed to answer here, get in touch at +44 (0) 1372 459536. Check out our other blogs for more tips about how your business can make the most of these services.