BIM and the Specification of Entrance Control Solutions

With changes to the way we work as a result of the pandemic, it is therefore unsurprising that the use of tools that support remote working has also increased, with a majority of firms operating within the built environment now adopting these new technologies.

The use of online software tools such as BIM (Building Information Modelling) has created a more structured way of working, enabling architects, specifiers and facilities managers to understand how different construction elements will function alongside other products in new or existing environments.

According to a recent report by the NBS, while the rate of adoption of BIM (Building Information Modelling) within construction and design has slowed over the past few years, the ability to design and manufacture whole elements (or even whole buildings) in a factory setting, using tools such as BIM, and deliver them to site continues to create a range of efficiency savings throughout the build process.

Twenty of our most specified turnstiles have been featured on BIMobject, the world’s largest and fastest-growing digital content management system for BIM objects since 2017, providing easy access to data on our product range, in a format that is compatible and accessible for our architect and specifier customers.

Tony Smith, Major Accounts and Marketing Manager, comments: “Having our products available within the BIMobject library makes it simple for our global customers to download complete and detailed 3D BIM objects to use directly in their renders, specifications, and calculations. Our most popular turnstile products downloaded from BIMobject have been pretty consistent year on year, which indicates that our products remain ideally suited to a wide variety of installation applications.”

Here we take a look at the top five most downloaded Fastlane products on BIMobject and some of the reasons why these products remain a popular entrance control solution:

Glassgate 150

Featuring sleek materials, such as a stainless-steel enclosure, glass spine panel, and glass pedestal height swing barriers, the Glassgate 150 quickly established itself as our most popular entry-level solution, which is where it is firmly positioned today at the top of our most downloaded products via BIMobject.

The popularity of this product remains, as it provides a cost-effective option for clients requiring entrance control, without compromising on style, speed or accuracy. This is a great solution for budget-conscious clients who still want the reassurance of quality and longevity provided by Fastlane products.

Intelligate 300

A bi-directional, dual swing glass barrier, the Intelligate 300 is a motorised entrance gate with optical monitoring, designed to provide an extra-wide lane to a turnstile installation. This makes it suitable for all users, including people with reduced mobility and wheelchair users, as well as facilitating the movement of goods deliveries.

Thanks to its high processing speed ensuring that traffic doesn’t build-up, and its door-like motion, this product has a high level of user acceptance.

Featuring toughened, lockable glass doors available in four height options (with laminated glass on the tall options), the Intelligate acts as an imposing psychological barrier to intruders as well as physically preventing them from gaining unauthorised access.

Glassgate 300 and Glassgate 400

In response to the rapidly changing security landscape, more of our customers – especially those working in high-profile public sectors – are looking for a highly visible yet still attractive security option.

The Glassgate 300 and 400 both serve as a strong physical and psychological deterrent, as well as offering reassurance to those working within or visiting buildings that can be considered to be under growing threat.

Both of these models are available in four barrier height options, from pedestal height up to 1800mm, and, thanks to their streamlined styling, despite being considered high security they still satisfy the design needs of our customers.

Glassgate 250

Part of the Fastlane Speedgates range, the Glassgate 250 is a state-of-the-art glass barrier turnstile that uses advanced optical tailgate detection technology that aims to ensure that only one person gains access for each authorised card presented.

With unsurpassed accuracy, the Glassgate 250 processes up to 1 pedestrian per second, with the barriers designed to close quickly and safely behind users to deter tailgaters while the locking brake option prevents pedestrians from trying to gain access by pushing through the closed barriers.

The infrared optical system identifies tailgaters as close as 5mm from the authorised pedestrian thus enforcing a one pass/one entry policy.

Read more about the importance of entrance security specification and the role facilities managers can play in helping architectural specifiers choose the right type of security system.

To download Fastlane products, visit BIMobject or follow the links on our website.