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Turnstiles 101 - Designing and Implementing a Pedestrian Entrance Control System

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The history, background, benefits and features of pedestrian entrance control systems such as turnstiles, portals, and security revolving doors will be explored and reviewed. Methods for selecting between such systems and their various features and options will be investigated. The presenters will discuss risk assessment. budgeting, internal decision processes, ROI justification, and helpful external resources for selecting and employing such a system in your campus or building.

Sponsoring Council: Physical Security Council

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of Risk Assessment in Pedestrian Entrance Control Design
  • Understand the types and features of pedestrian entrance control systems
  • Select the best type of technology to use for their design, based upon site conditions, client security policies, and architectural concerns
  • Discern between the newest authentication technologies (biometrics, QR codes, Bluetooth, etc.) and their integration with PEC's.
  • Determine the ideal number of passage points (lanes) for their application depending on building/campus population, security goals, authentication technologies to be integrated.
  • Recommend an entrance control system based upon such concepts as UL, IP, MCBF and warranties
  • Find additional resources for help and reference to be used when designing such a system (i.e. ASIS ANSI/ASIS/RIM Risk Assessment Standards)


Mike McGovern, PSP

Mike has nearly 20 years’ experience developing, designing and integrating pedestrian entrance control systems (turnstiles, portals) working with end users, architects, integrators and security engineer consultants. His extensive portfolio of work includes hundreds of architectural optical turnstile systems at many of the USA’s most iconic and recognizable buildings and campuses. He is a frequent author on the subject of access control and turnstiles, having been published by many security trade journals such as Security Today, Security Products, Government Security News, and American Security Today.. He is a Regional Sales Manager for Automatic Systems.

Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP

Setracon Enterprise Security Risk Management Services

Jon Harris, CPP, PSP

Senior Consultant

Jon Harris has 15 years of experience in physical, technical, and operational security program design, development and deployment. He applies a risk-based and solution-oriented approach to his work, partnering with clients to ensure value-add outcomes. With experience leading multifaceted, global compliance organizations, Mr. Harris developed the ability to distill complex challenges into manageable program components, allowing for sustained and repeatable successful results.

Mr. Harris has particular expertise in applying Physical Security System design elements to related compliance requirements. He has in-depth experience with workplace violence and active shooter prevention program development. Mr. Harris’ diverse background and experiences offer Guidepost customers an excellent asset for developing, assessing or maturing their security programs.

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