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PathMinder Optical Turnstiles

Supplier: Magnetic Auto-Control

PathMinder™ optical turnstiles offer an advanced approach to monitoring the entry and exit of visitors and staff in lobby areas.

Price Guide (Inc GST): POA

PathMinder™ turnstiles are conceptually similar to mechanical arms but use infrared sensor arrays instead of mechanical arms. The sensor arrays determine boththe number and direction of people moving through the turnstile whilst also detecting attempts at tailgating and circumvention.

PathMinder™ optical turnstiles allow easy, barrier free wheelchair access and are ideally suited for corporate lobbies, government buildings and industrial complexes requiring un-obstructive yet monitored access.

PathMinder™ optical turnstiles are designed to work with new or existing access control systems and in high traffic areas. Lanes can be programmed for one or two way traffic and for card presentation from either or both sides.

PathMinder’s features provide higher security, greater flexibility and quicker installations.

In addition to controlling access, PathMinder™ lanes can also be used as a people counter to track how many people enter and remain inside a facility (eg., museums).

Easy Installation.

PathMinder™ is designed for quick, easy installation.

Wheelchair Access

PathMinder™ allows unobstructed wheelchair access

High Traffic Capacity

Each PathMinder™ lane can process in excess of 3,000 people per hour.

Ease of Use.

Large bright pictograms (green arrow for enter, a red do-not enter symbol, and a “present card” symbol) combined with audible feedback makes PathMinder™ simple to use.

Unobstructed Emergency Evacuation.

PathMinder™ provides an unobstructed egress path in the event of an emergency.

Tailgating Detection.

A person attempting to enter a facility by closely following an unsuspecting authorised user is detected by PathMinder™.

Improved Lobby Security.

One employee can easily supervise an entire row of PathMinder™ optical turnstiles.

Reader Compatibility.

PathMinder™ is designed to work with all standard access control readers.

Open Architecture.

PathMinder™ is designed to work with all access control systems and can easily be retrofitted with existing systems.

Automatic Lane Management.

PathMinder™ lanes can be dynamically configured from the access control system to allow them to operate as follows:-

  • Lane secure (valid card presentation required)
  • Lane open (no card required)
  • Lane closed.

Each direction (in or out) can be configured separately for varying needs such as:-

  • Automatically closing all but one lane at night
  • Having multiple open lanes going into a facility in the morning and the same lanes configured as exit lanes only during the rush hour.
  • Having lanes accessible with out the use of cards during special events.

Manual Lane Control.

PathMinder™ lanes can be remotely controlled by security personnel for admitting individuals or groups of people who do not have access cards.


The airfoil-shaped Model 2100 series turnstile housing is finished in stainless steel and is optionally available with a Corian top to blend with building architecture. Other housing models are available.

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